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Old 07-17-09, 05:00 PM   #1
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First Cycling Action Video

I took a video using my point and shoot camera of my wife doing the 500 M time trial at the track championships produced, directed and edited by yours truly staring my wife.

She is using a 49/15 gear and hits a top speed of ~32 mph.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPcjBEtCPJQ
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Cool. I get to 32 mph from time to time -- but only going downhill.
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Hey that was good. I've been going to the track over here, but I'm just a spectator. They have some young kids over here racing and I cant believe how fast they are. Anyhow congratulations to your wife on a great run.
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Yeah, yeah. Great Video.

You wife would kick my butt in any situation. Who can't?

I may be in love with her. Big Deal.

But what group is doing that version of "Born to be Wild"? I couldn't find it on iTunes.
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How cool is that!

Velodiva is a video queen as well as a track queen.
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Cool. I get to 32 mph from time to time -- but only going downhill.
Yup, that's about my situation, as well.
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Yeah, yeah. Great Video.

You wife would kick my butt in any situation. Who can't?

I may be in love with her. Big Deal.

But what group is doing that version of "Born to be Wild"? I couldn't find it on iTunes.
Adam Lambert. He performed it on American Idol. It is on Itunes.
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Adam Lambert. He performed it on American Idol. It is on Itunes.
Hmm. Saw that and passed right over it. Didn't think it sounded like him. thanks.
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Adam Lambert. He performed it on American Idol. It is on Itunes.
Guess I'm old and intransigent because I prefer Steppenwolf to Lambert. Still a good song to tie to VD's video.
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Visited your blog again Red Rider still cant get over how flat it is when its flat ;/Here in Aroostock county where the potatoes grow would be considered flat but its rolling and never appears flat .its fun to ride there because there is no traffic.Kenneth
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Ha hA Ha IM with you John E 32 down hill with tail wind/Kenneth
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Great effort - what was her standings?
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For 40 years that song has brought me a mental image of those two choppers rolling down the highway. Well now it'll be the image of Velodiva flying around the track. Well done!
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Last time I hit 32mph on the flat was on the Tandem. For some reason it wore my co-rider out.
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Hey that was good. I've been going to the track over here, but I'm just a spectator. They have some young kids over here racing and I cant believe how fast they are. Anyhow congratulations to your wife on a great run.
Thanks. Track racing / riding is a totally cool experience. Much different from traditional group rides / races. It reminds me of a track meet with different events happening.

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Guess I'm old and intransigent because I prefer Steppenwolf to Lambert. Still a good song to tie to VD's video.
I was suspicious of this.

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Great effort - what was her standings?
She was 2nd in her age group.

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For 40 years that song has brought me a mental image of those two choppers rolling down the highway. Well now it'll be the image of Velodiva flying around the track. Well done!
There was some happenstance with selecting that song. When I clicked on the add music icon, Imovie opened Itunes and presented the latest music purchase. She likes Adam Lambert and the music seemed to make some sense. I needed a pretty fast beat to give the impression of speed. I am with you on the image of the choppers.

Thanks to all for the nice comments. It was fun playing around with Imovie and linking up the text, photo, video and music.
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Apparently there are free utilities on the web that will take the shakiness out of your video. Someone demonstrated it on a video I uploaded, and the result is amazing.
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Apparently there are free utilities on the web that will take the shakiness out of your video. Someone demonstrated it on a video I uploaded, and the result is amazing.
Thanks. I have ILife 08. Version 09 has movie stabilization software plus many features that are missing in 08.
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I couldn't help but notice that your opening shot was not a zoom in or out. Rather, it was a pan down from top to bottom. Good to know she still keeps your interest. BTW, impressive ride. I'd need to draft a car to turn that big a gear.
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