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    Yes, during a group ride on 8-30 of this year. We...

    Yes, during a group ride on 8-30 of this year. We had just started riding in the small Sierra Nevada foothills town of Colfax, CA. Since we had just started our ride we were going very slowly and not...
  2. Thanks for that :) I tried the "X" and "T", no...

    Thanks for that :) I tried the "X" and "T", no luck. Neither one came back to a Dodge so I tried a couple other letters, still no luck :( I thought that what I was able to decipher was "6_72448" (the...
  3. "Rolling coal" caught on video during yesterday's ride

    I'm sure most of you have heard of diesel trucks "rolling coal". For those who haven't, it's when the driver does something to cause the truck to belch out a thick cloud of black, carcinogenic smoke....
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    Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd at Blackhawk Road. This...

    Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd at Blackhawk Road. This was our turnaround point late Friday afternoon on our 17-mile ride from the San Ramon Marriott to the base of Mt. Diablo. My riding partner is doing DMD...
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    I'm sorry to hear that :( Heal fast!

    I'm sorry to hear that :( Heal fast!
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    DiabloScott, I will be in San Ramon on Friday...

    DiabloScott, I will be in San Ramon on Friday with my riding partner Matthew, who is doing DMD on Saturday. That means I'll be climbing Mt. Diablo via South Gate Road while he does his 200-mile,...
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    Here's a couple steep climbs with DashWare from...

    Here's a couple steep climbs with DashWare from my 4/12 ride.

    Lake Clementine Road steeper section climb from Foresthill Road - YouTube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmI9nh-DpcY

    Lake...
  8. Oh no, more like 190 bpm on the harder parts. The...

    Oh no, more like 190 bpm on the harder parts. The "1" is pretty close to the other two numbers on the display, so it may be harder to read.
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    I sure have! The Chili Hill Road climb posted...

    I sure have! The Chili Hill Road climb posted above was recorded last Saturday (4 days after the crash). I have ridden every day since the crash except Sunday. I felt lazy that day so I slept most of...
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    This is a long one. This is a very steep 1.2 mile...

    This is a long one. This is a very steep 1.2 mile climb with grades in the twenties at times. Normally I edit these down to 10-12 minutes or so, but there was plenty of commentary from the other...
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    Here's a couple more DashWare climbs. English...

    Here's a couple more DashWare climbs.

    English Colony Way climb with DashWare data overlay 2-15-14 - YouTube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E82FoygZ-sI

    Ridge Road final climb with DashWare...
  12. On last weekend's group ride, a rider's husband...

    On last weekend's group ride, a rider's husband paid us a visit on the steep section of Bayne Road in Coloma. He is a professional photographer, so he took some great B&W pics of us climbing. The...
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    Here's a couple DashWare videos from a...

    Here's a couple DashWare videos from a singlespeed hill climbing ride a couple days ago. The first hill is short but steep, with grades in the mid teens (max 18%). Second one is longer and gets...
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    Thanks :) EBBP is the best! There's probably...

    Thanks :) EBBP is the best! There's probably 500-1,000 bikes in those videos I posted above. The rides are usually 12-16 miles long.

    They have several music bikes, which you can hear in the...
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    That doesn't solve the dumbed-down quality issue....

    That doesn't solve the dumbed-down quality issue. I do watch my videos again, well some of them anyway. I did go through my collection and delete a bunch of stuff I knew I would never watch again...
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    There's a few reasons I won't do that. One,...

    There's a few reasons I won't do that. One, quality is dumbed-down from the original file. Two, I don't want to have to depend on an internet connection and another server to watch my content. Three,...
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    Too far away for that one, but we do have...

    Too far away for that one, but we do have BikeParty Sacramento here on the first Friday of every month. Unfortunately it may get rained out tomorrow night :(

    Here's my video of last month's ride....
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    YouTube will accept 60fps files, but it will...

    YouTube will accept 60fps files, but it will convert them to 30fps. 60fps isn't just good for slow motion. It also drastically cuts down on that annoying wavy jello-vision look known as rolling...
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    I have a ContourHD and ContourGPS. Like you said,...

    I have a ContourHD and ContourGPS. Like you said, video quality is better on the GoPro. Audio too, especially on the Hero3 series.

    Contour is back in business, btw.
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    34 years ago I had a motorcycle for a few months....

    34 years ago I had a motorcycle for a few months. I sold it when the rapid weight gain started. Bought a couple more bicycles and the weight disappeared. Anyway, shortly after I got it I ran over a...
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    Thanks thedon :) You are correct about the...

    Thanks thedon :)

    You are correct about the battery life. I get between 2:20-2:50 per battery. When I bought this camera I also bought four extra 1180 mAh batteries. If you're looking for spare...
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    If you're not going to ride in rain, I would use...

    If you're not going to ride in rain, I would use the non-waterproof back door. The audio doesn't always suck, especially if you use the helmet mount. With the waterproof door on, the audio is very...
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    Yes, we were very lucky! We had just reached the...

    Yes, we were very lucky! We had just reached the top of a climb and there was an intersection up ahead, so we were probably only going between 10-15 mph.
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    Thank you :) Make sure it went through though, as...

    Thank you :) Make sure it went through though, as the number of subscribers shown never increased and I never got the email notification. YouTube can be buggy.

    Here's a scary moment from the same...
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    Here's a short steep kicker that always hurts so...

    Here's a short steep kicker that always hurts so good because it's always near the end of the ride after all the big climbs are done! This time I modified the default gauge in DashWare. I removed the...
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