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Old 05-04-09, 04:21 PM   #1451
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It's amazing how small the camera makes everything look though...there are a couple 20-30ft gaps and 15-20ft drops in those vids.
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Old 05-04-09, 05:34 PM   #1452
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I believe it, it looked like there was at least 1 road gap maybe more. Wide angle lenses tend to do that though
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Pinkbike vids are back up so I might as well post these...a buddy got a GoPro so we had to try it out a couple of weekends back. The camera needs to be angled up a bit but you get a good sense of the ride. The only thing the camera doesn't show very well is the steep stuff.
I love my go pro. I just need to get my footage together in a non-crap format. Just remember, there are other uses for the go pro

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Old 05-04-09, 06:08 PM   #1454
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It's amazing how small the camera makes everything look though...there are a couple 20-30ft gaps and 15-20ft drops in those vids.
Isn't there a 'shopping' dept. on PinkBike where you can get a PB Video Camera to go along with the PB Tape Measure and PB Scale? Makes 15' drops look like 50?
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Old 05-04-09, 09:42 PM   #1455
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Isn't there a 'shopping' dept. on PinkBike where you can get a PB Video Camera to go along with the PB Tape Measure and PB Scale? Makes 15' drops look like 50?
Yeah, those usually amplify the actual measurements by about 3.
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Old 05-05-09, 06:45 AM   #1456
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Rain,rain......rain.......no ride.

I think never forgot the . in drop figures...you know like 2.0,3.0,1.5.
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My new eggbeaters came in (Crank Brothers Egg Beater C) and I decided to test them out over the weekend. I went on the Paint Creek Trail starting from downtown Rochester and rode all the way to downtown Lake Orion. The whole round trip was 21 miles and went completely straight (see pic below) on the 'ol railroad track.

I'm still getting the hang of the eggbeaters, I thought that my hamstrings would get really hammered since I was pulling as well as pushing the pedals. But that wasn't the case and by the end of the 21 miles I could barely walk because my quads felt destroyed.
I found it was easier for me to get out of the eggbeaters then it was to get in.

My max speed was 18.1mph and average was 10mph. I rode around downtown Lake Orion that's why the average was so low. By the way there's nothing downtown there except for an Applebees!





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so i was riding about a week ago i know this is daily but i didnt know about this then so here . I was crusin just got done with a sprint kinda goin fast maybe 15 20 mph or something i dont know . I look to my left at the sky because there were some heavy rain clouds comen in and i was thinking man i hope I get home before that hits . Then i look strait and about 8 feet in front of me there is a lovely hard non giving teliphone pole , I didnt have time to think WAMY BAMY!!! i luckily didnt get hurt but its funny i think i finished my thought after contact it was so fast . Humileating my friend was behind me witnessed the whole thing my first thought and thing i sead was why didnt you worn me!! he sead it happen too fast and he thought i was joking with him acting like i was going to hit it . After he saw i was alright he busted up laughing at me and thats ok i woulda done the same thing after knowing he was ok. I walked in circles not wanting to look at my bike finaly I did and everything suprizingly looked fine then i went to ride it and the front fork was tweaked and the right break cable cover was kinda messed . had to upgrade my forks . the end
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Fixed: I know that my placement of punctuation and grammar aren't perfect, but...HOLY LIVIN' CRAP!!
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So...I was riding about a week ago. (I know this is daily, but i didnt know about this then...so here) I was crusin'...just got done with a sprint, kinda goin' fast. (maybe 15-20 mph or something, I dont know) I look to my left at the sky because there were some heavy rain clouds comin' in and I was thinking man I hope I get home before that hits. I looked straight. About 8 feet in front of me is a lovely, hard, non-giving telephone pole. I didnt have time to think...WAMY BAMY!!! Luckily, I didnt get hurt but it's fun. I think I finished my thought after contact, it was so fast. Humiliating! My friend was behind me & witnessed the whole thing. My first thought (and thing I said) was why didnt you warn me? He said that it happened too fast and he thought I was joking with him, acting like I was going to hit it. After he saw that I was alright, he busted up laughing at me; and that's OK. I would'a done the same thing after knowing he was ok. I walked in circles not wanting to look at my bike. Finaly I did and everything suprizingly looked fine. I went to ride it but the fork was tweaked and the right break cable cover was kinda messed. I had to upgrade my fork.

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Holy Crap, man. Good to hear you're alright. Great to hear that your bike is ready to roll again. The ventricle in your brain that assists you in sentence structure may have gotten damaged though.


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. . . The ventricle in your brain that assists you in sentence structure may have gotten damaged though.
Wow. What are the statistical odds that so many with that medical anomaly would end up in the same online place?
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I think the second most common bicycle injury (besides collarbone) is a condition called PLGQT, Parietal Lobe Grammar Quadrant Trauma. It's due to a moderate impact wearing some sort of head protection with polystyrene core.

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Old 05-05-09, 01:36 PM   #1462
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Glad you weren't hurt Mike. And for the record, I would have been laughing my ass off too!
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Old 05-06-09, 03:03 PM   #1463
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Old 05-08-09, 08:06 AM   #1464
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Gaddamnit! Waiting for the stork to arrive with my baby is the hardest part...DUMBOOOOOO!!!!!
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Old 05-09-09, 06:07 AM   #1465
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About 11.5 miles in and around Wompatuck State Park in Hingham, MA, on a mix of paved, rocky single track, double track and a little off trail. Averaged 8.6 mph with max of just over 27 according to the GPS program in my phone. The park is just down the street from where I live and work, so it's pretty much where I always ride. Lately I've been doing more exploring as I'm getting tired of the same trails/loop all the time. I'm also finding that the more I ride, the farther I want to go.

Anyway, my daily ride doesn't change so much.

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Old 05-09-09, 11:16 AM   #1466
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Yesterday i went on my birthday ride with a few of my friends. We saw 6 deers and 2 snakes. Its pretty cool seeing that kind of stuff in one of the biggest suburbs in Ontario. We went looking for some dirt jumps that people have been saying are in the park, but we couldnt find them. It didnt matter though because while looking for the jumps, we found some pretty good single track going up this cliff like thing. We also found this 4 foot deep/ 3 feet across trench that we now call Hulk river, because of somthing my friend did. Anyways, it was a great ride and a good way to spend my B day. We were gonna go again today but it started raining pretty hard here.
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So I went biking this morning and 2 miles in I got rained on. Luckily I had my raincoat in my bag. I still got totally wet. And by wet I mean pissed. I was really looking forward to biking today.

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35 miles today (was supposed to be 50, but no one felt good, so we parked in closer to the destination). Was going to do 50 tomorrow, but I dont feel all that great (Upper resp. stuff, so by default I must have a swine origin influenza), so I hitched a ride back home. I'm hoping it drys out some tomorrow, I really want to ride the new DJ's.

FYI, that was 35 road miles on part of TOSRV. Like I said, we didnt feel great, plus there was the whole issue of a late start.
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Old 05-11-09, 05:17 PM   #1470
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Got out to LTR today since I don't have a final until Wednesday. There were a couple of sections that were pretty muddy but over all it was pretty rideable after the rain yesterday. Pretty fun.
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I did 18 miles yesterday.

Learned a few things:

1. I'm A LOT faster riding single speed. My fastest average speed on this loop was previously 10.1 mph that I did ONCE. Before I learned my third lesson I was pushing 10.7 mph and still finished at 10.5 mph.

2. Riding rigid is FUN but I need to relearn how to brake. Large brake bumps on a rigid fork = OW (and contributing to the brake bumps )

3. Riding a rigid means I need to also pick better lines. I hit a rock pretty hard, blew out my rear tire and dented my rim

Still had a blast though, and I think I can fix the rim
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Got out to LTR today since I don't have a final until Wednesday. There were a couple of sections that were pretty muddy but over all it was pretty rideable after the rain yesterday. Pretty fun.
Astonishing...I thought it'd be swampy.
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Parts of it were indeed swampy, we had to walk. But most of it was surprisingly dry.
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Rode around on the trails at Bloomer Park. I need to take off the extension on my handlebars. It's nice for cruising around but when climbing hills the front wheel wants to come off. I know, I #%@!#&$ up the geometry of the bike with it. It's scary riding around clipped in on the trails especially since my suspension is set up for max speed so it's very stiff. There was one hill where I was going down with both breaks on, got to the bottom and there was a giant 30 foot long sand pit, I could feel my bike fishtailing and almost lost her.









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