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Old 03-12-12, 01:24 AM   #1
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My second group ride video

Today was my second group ride with The Hammerin' Wheels Road Bike Club. This time we went from Rancho Cordova to Folsom and back via surface streets and the American River Parkway bike trail.

The climb of the day was Iron Point Road, otherwise known as "Costco Hill" by local cyclists. It is a popular climb, with plenty of 10% and 11% to keep the suffer levels high.

Like my first ride with this club, this was an "intermediate beginner+" ride. I'm not fast enough for the hammerhead rides, so this kind of ride is perfect for me.

On the way up Iron Point Road, I was passed by a woman who said this was her first climb. At the top, I found out it was her first road bike climb. She does mtb rides, which are excellent strength training for hills.

Near the top of the climb the ride leader was taking video of us climbing. He said he would post it tomorrow, so there will be some third-person footage of my "freight training uphill" soon.

Near the end of the ride, I ended up in the lead somehow. I wasn't trying to be a "MUP racer" or anything. I was just having fun.

Maybe by summer I'll be strong enough to ride some of the tougher rides, but for now this will do.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/157202316

As with all my videos, this one is 100% natural sound. This means plenty of female cyclist suffer sounds on the one climb in the video, so be forewarned!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvuTvW2CibQ
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Old 03-12-12, 02:33 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. I was feeling that hill from my couch, you sold it well. Condolences to your friend losing his pet.
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Thanks for sharing. I was feeling that hill from my couch, you sold it well. Condolences to your friend losing his pet.
Thank you. My friend asked me to make a tribute video for Daisy and post it on his YouTube channel, so here it is. The pictures of his dog in the bed of the pickup truck were taken yesterday, right before he made that final trip to the vet's office.

It was very hard to watch this and listen to this song, which is very appropriate for the situation.

EDIT: Video blocked in the US on YouTube. Re-uploaded on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/38356197

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I wish I had some nice sunny weather, with no winds (anything below 20 mph), like you have.... :-(

Nice ride, and nice long uphill too.
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Aw, we lost our 11 year old golden Millie last April after a tough fight with cancer. New dog's name is daisy, what a great dog name. (She's my avatar picture)

What nice pavement you guys have up there!

I couldn't watch the dog video.
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I wish I had some nice sunny weather, with no winds (anything below 20 mph), like you have.... :-(

Nice ride, and nice long uphill too.
Thanks. Unfortunately we have been spoiled by unseasonably dry, perfect weather for too long, as we are going to be punished with nothing but garbage all week starting tomorrow. I hope they're wrong and at least one weekend day turns out nice. Gotta have my weekly climbing fix!
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Aw, we lost our 11 year old golden Millie last April after a tough fight with cancer. New dog's name is daisy, what a great dog name. (She's my avatar picture)

What nice pavement you guys have up there!

I couldn't watch the dog video.
I'm sorry for your loss. Pet lifespans are way too short.

I just want to reach out and pet your Daisy when I look at your avatar.

Every time I had to watch his video during the editing and posting process, several sheets of kleenex met their demise. Just listening to that song is very hard, as it deals with loss.

Back to more cheerful subjects, yes, the pavement in the Folsom/El Dorado Hills area is pristine! That and the hills are probably the reason for the area being so popular with cyclists.
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Hey sory for the loss of the dog thats never easy they are definitly family. Onthe original video what kind of Camera did you use?
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Hey sory for the loss of the dog thats never easy they are definitly family. Onthe original video what kind of Camera did you use?
I used a GoPro HD Hero 960 on the "Chesty" chest strap mount. I'm going to try tightening the horizontal strap before the next ride I record, so hopefully that will reduce the boing-boing effect.
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In regards to the ride, you are one tough lady i would have given up half way up that hill and gone home to bed. This is the first time i have watched one of your videos with sound ( normally I am at work) and I have to say is that what people complain about ? all I heard was the breathing of a person working their arse off. people are strange .

@ in regards to daisy, my condolence to your friend and your self losing a pet is like losing a best friend and a family member in one go and it hurts and it sucks. It is amazing how a dog affects everyone around them you can't help but become attached to them.
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In regards to the ride, you are one tough lady i would have given up half way up that hill and gone home to bed. This is the first time i have watched one of your videos with sound ( normally I am at work) and I have to say is that what people complain about ? all I heard was the breathing of a person working their arse off. people are strange .

@ in regards to daisy, my condolence to your friend and your self losing a pet is like losing a best friend and a family member in one go and it hurts and it sucks. It is amazing how a dog affects everyone around them you can't help but become attached to them.
Thank you. Yup, it was the breathing that seemed to bother some people. Luckily there were only a handful of people who had a problem with it. That's why I include the audio warning on every video posted on a forum. I feel kind of silly doing it, but it avoids the problems I had in the past when people clicked on one of my videos and were caught off-guard by the heavy breathing. I realize my videos aren't to everyone's taste, so I let people know what they're getting into when they watch one of my videos.

I pushed pretty hard on that climb because I love to suffer and I saw someone slowly gaining on me mid-climb, so I had to try to stay ahead of them. It worked!

+1,000 on getting attached to pets! I fed several stray cats for a couple years. One of them became deathly ill and we had to take him to the vet at 3 AM and have him put down. It still tears me up to this day.
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you could buy a Australia sulfur crested cockatoo ..... they life up to 70-100 years O.o

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulphur-crested_Cockatoo

Yea i was wondering what pushed you on, saw you start to slow down and get a bit wobbly then you picked back up again .

also +1 for cats i have two and i talk to them more than i do people.

edit: point of note the above cockatoo would do nasty things to any cat that attacked it...
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Yea i was wondering what pushed you on, saw you start to slow down and get a bit wobbly then you picked back up again .

also +1 for cats i have two and i talk to them more than i do people.
The wobbliness was me carefully shifting into my small ring and then a higher gear in the back. I have to make sure not to have any pressure on the chain at all when shifting from the middle to the small chainring, otherwise I will drop the chain.

I love talking to kitties! I can have a good meowversation with a cat and have plenty of videos to prove it.
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The wobbliness was me carefully shifting into my small ring and then a higher gear in the back. I have to make sure not to have any pressure on the chain at all when shifting from the middle to the small chainring, otherwise I will drop the chain.

I love talking to kitties! I can have a good meowversation with a cat and have plenty of videos to prove it.
haha don't I don't record it , i am concerned my other half is going to have me committed and use that as evidence .

Showed your video to my partner to try and get her to see it is possible , she thinks you crazy as well
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haha don't I don't record it , i am concerned my other half is going to have me committed and use that as evidence .

Showed your video to my partner to try and get her to see it is possible , she thinks you crazy as well
Just call me Dr. Doolittle

I will freely admit that I probably have a screw loose because I love suffering on hills. I like the pain and the effort.
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Just call me Dr. Doolittle

I will freely admit that I probably have a screw loose because I love suffering on hills. I like the pain and the effort.

Actually do you mind if i ask how tall you are, one of her common excuses is that fact she is small ( 5 foot 4 if she is lucky) . I don't understand the logic behind it .... i know better than to ask .
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Wow watching that makes me sea sick from all the shaking.

Looked like a great if not a bit overly intense workout.
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Actually do you mind if i ask how tall you are, one of her common excuses is that fact she is small ( 5 foot 4 if she is lucky) . I don't understand the logic behind it .... i know better than to ask .
I am 5' 4" too. I ride a 48 cm Specialized Dolce WSD (women's specific design) road bike.
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Wow watching that makes me sea sick from all the shaking.

Looked like a great if not a bit overly intense workout.
Unfortunately it doesn't seem to matter where I mount the cam. Someone will always say it gives them motion sickness. Even when I mounted the camera on the head tube, someone said the movement made them sick.

I am trying to come up with solutions to the shakiness, so bear with me.
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Video or it didn't happen!!!
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Video or it didn't happen!!!
OK, you asked for it!

Here's the best meowversations with several different cats I've known over the years.

http://vimeo.com/38460300

Nobody needs to tell me I'm crazy. I know I'm weird and I'm proud of it!
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Omg... its the crazy cat lady from the simpsons...



Ok how crazy does it mak me for watching that video????
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Omg... its the crazy cat lady from the simpsons...


Wanna hear something even crazier? I don't even have any pets. Those were all other people's cats.
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Wanna hear something even crazier? I don't even have any pets. Those were all other people's cats.
You want one ? i have a dark ginger and a black and white . After spending 30 mins fixing my computer today after one figured it would be good to sleep in there ....... i would happily give one away. OK for about 5 mins before i came asking for it back

that first one was a squeaker, never had a cat that sounds like a mouse before O.O


@ oh and sinister, i will give you 10 bucks if you attempt to throw one of my cats like the crazy cat lady, but you can pay for your own medical bills
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Way off topic as far as bikes go, but the weather sucks which means no riding for the rest of the week, sooo...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSMCRD35ch4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX3iLfcMDCw
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Someone has a problem, and needs to step away from the kitties.

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Hey Freight, I have a few questions.

• Do you know the average speed at which the group rides?
• I was thinking about doing my first group ride. It's supposed to be "base-building." They average 20mph and the ride is 55 miles round trip. The problem is, I don't have a road bike, and I don't wear cycling gear. I wear a t-shirt and gym shorts. Do you think they would scorn me for that? I can easily maintain 20mph during a 55 mile ride, but I am not sure if they want a noobie with a fitness hybrid and pedestrian clothes riding with them.
• What are the basics I should bring with me on a long ride?

If you can answer any of those questions that would be awesome. Thanks!
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