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    L'Alpe D'Huez? Well... no

    Not quite. Still...

    Been playing around with my new bike mounted Action Cam so I had to go try this out.

    I figure the odds of my ever riding the real Alpe D'Huez are pretty slim.
    In fact, I doubt I'll ever do a real climb like our local Mounts Diablo or Tamalpais so I just do what I can and carry along a big imagination with me.
    My regular local loop is a run down to the south end of town and back.
    Pretty much mostly flat until you get to the turnaround, then you have to go over what I call the "Linda Mar Grade". Linda Mar Bump might be more like it. There are 2 options: straight up and over or you can take the Rockaway MUP. This little gem, maybe about 1/4 mile at a 7% average or so, has about 12 or 13 hairpins to follow as it parallels the highway (which looks a lot steeper when you see it in the background than I thought it was). Everytime I go up this route, I can't help but think it's like a mini Alpe D'Huez with all its twists and turns. Seems like there's always one more turn... then another... and another. It's a lot of fun.

    Here for your viewing pleasure, the Mini Alpe

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    Is Tamalpais the same as Mt. Tam? If so, you could do it, it's not really that difficult. It will take you a tad longer than this mini Alp, but it should be quite do-able.

    Nice the way the walkers got out of your way. Didn't see any other cyclists on the climb!

    Rick / OCRR

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    Cool! That looks like a fun turn-around.

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    That was fun!

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    The people seemed a little ghostly, to me. And I think I got a little nauseous on the way down!
    Truth is stranger than reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
    The people seemed a little ghostly, to me. And I think I got a little nauseous on the way down!
    Or maybe just a whiter shade of pale, eh?

    The action cam has high and lo settings.
    The high gives 60 mins and the lo, 106 mins.
    That was shot with the lo... I've set it back to hi.

    S'funny. I have to pay so much attention to where I'm going that I never noticed the view before.
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    Cool!

    I mounted a camera on my helmet...(duct-tape!) and shot this one. Its a bit steadier than on the bike, which I tried also. BTW, the climb is steeper than it looks!

    [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51aSmioAIxc
    Wiggy wiggy scratch yo yo bang bang

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    Thats great,,,, if you need to purge.

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    I think you need one of these:

    http://www.mirrycle.com/adjustabell.htm

    They also work well when passing slower riders in group rides.

    At least the peds weren't yelling at you to "get off the sidewalk and back on the road where you belong...."
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    I gotta get me one of them new-fangled moving picture things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie47 View Post
    Cool!

    I mounted a camera on my helmet...(duct-tape!) and shot this one. Its a bit steadier than on the bike, which I tried also. BTW, the climb is steeper than it looks!

    [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51aSmioAIxc
    Nice video Stevie but you need a sound track or something 'cause, damn, all that heavy breathing is making me horny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainstrainer View Post
    Nice video Stevie but you need a sound track or something 'cause, damn, all that heavy breathing is making me horny.
    Funny you should mention it, the soundtrack, not the heavy breathing. I had my iTunes going while watching it. Bad to the Bone was better than a smooth jazz song.
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    I don't believe you rode that ... I can see the shadow of the man pushing you up that hill

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