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Old 10-22-06, 06:42 PM   #1
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video- fun at the hilly hundred

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBV7-h6sIyo

This is the first in a series of short 2 minute clips from various parts on the course at the hilly hundred in Indiana this year.

There are some real good examples of coastdown of lowracer vs other style bikes and climbing ability.

We had near perfect weather this year.
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Old 10-22-06, 07:09 PM   #2
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clip number 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUCEFE8ujuY
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Damn, thats impressive . Makes me want a lowracer right now! The speeds you're getting down those hills are imnpressive too. Great Vid, what camera you using and how are you mounting it?
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that is so........COOL!!
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I love the sound of you riding the brakes to let that guy catch up in the last clip. Nice scenery - looks like a ride I need to do next year. Hopefully I'll have my new lowracer by then, assuming I can sell my baron.
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You could sell it to me- how much is postage to Australia ?
On a serious note, last time I saw a Cobra lowracer on this site I decided to build one of similar design. I got as far as a jig and then stopped. Im feeling inclined to pull that jig out and have another crack at it after watching those vids- Thanx Lowracer1
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I'm impressed. That looked like fun.
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I'm impressed. That looked like fun.

It is - the grin factor is HUGE.
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Old 10-23-06, 10:43 AM   #9
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You could sell it to me- how much is postage to Australia ?
On a serious note, last time I saw a Cobra lowracer on this site I decided to build one of similar design. I got as far as a jig and then stopped. Im feeling inclined to pull that jig out and have another crack at it after watching those vids- Thanx Lowracer1
Well, if you're serious, pm me and we can find out!
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Well, if you're serious, pm me and we can find out!
Nah. I barely have enough money to feed myself, let alone buy an recumbent
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Damn, thats impressive . Makes me want a lowracer right now! The speeds you're getting down those hills are imnpressive too. Great Vid, what camera you using and how are you mounting it?
The camera I'm using is a 580 line sony bullet cam powered by a lithium power runner battery all hooked to an Archos AV-500 personal 30 gig dvr. It will store a total of 130 hours of video. I've got quite a few rides to download yet, plus break into smaller clips. I'll be posting some clips from our lowracer pack on dalmac as well.
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Old 10-23-06, 07:22 PM   #12
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I wish u-tube supported more resolution. The resolution off my setup is way better starting off before u-tube compresses the heck out of it
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Old 10-23-06, 07:23 PM   #13
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anyone know a better free site that will let me upload 2 minute clips and have better clip quality?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoOHDg5y0f4

clip 3
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Old 10-23-06, 08:34 PM   #15
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A short diversion from hilly hundred footage. This is from the 100 grand ride in June this past year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJKBdjOdEy4
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woah. it's so weird to see the spokes look like they're not moving, yet see you pull away from a group.

How do you have the camera mounted to the fram yet have such a jitter-free image?
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Old 10-23-06, 10:02 PM   #17
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continental gp 4000 rear tire I suppose. Seriously...... I had 3 minutes before the ride started and I electrical taped it to the frame. hows that for high tech
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Those are really great clips. I would like to save those for the dead of winter when the only riding I'm doing is on my trainer.

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ok, so I'll have to admit that some recumbents can't climb. Or is it the engines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXaZ3WLgTDs
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What a laugh! The upright and the first recumbent both had flat tires.
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I shouldn't laugh, but I'm just that cruel!
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Wow, you blew right past all those DF riders! And these people still don't want a recumbent?!!
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I don't have a low racer, but I love it when I blow pass roadies on their DF bikes. Even the ones that pass me I can keep up with and I always notice them look back at me wondering how I do it.
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http://esnips.com/signin/index.jsp gives you 1GB free. The fine print on the sign-up says they own anything you upload, however.
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Here's some footage of me riding behind Lowracer1, also at Hilly Hundred (6/9/06.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkYa4se3YKk

Of course, no sane upright rider would want to switch to a bent; everyone knows bents can't do hills.
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