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Mr. Beanz 08-10-13 07:57 PM

Almost Lost It on GMR Today!
 
Gina and I on GMR with Herb & Alyce. Gina looked even better this time on the climb.

My Go Pro took a tumble at 30 mph. Stupid tabs on the connector link snapped. Good thing we were on a straight section with no cars. It ended up in the lane right where the tires would have run it over. Still working fine, few scratches on the case but he recorder untouched. I posted footage of the tumble in slo mo at the end of the video so we could see through the eyes of the recorder. As you cans see, Gina almost ran it over. :eek:

Of course a tasty cheap meal after the ride.

http://www.strava.com/activities/73678236




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B. Carfree 08-10-13 08:02 PM

I've had those tabs break a few times. I'm thinking of having some made out of aluminum instead of the plastic ones that are available.

Mr. Beanz 08-10-13 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by B. Carfree (Post 15947522)
I've had those tabs break a few times. I'm thinking of having some made out of aluminum instead of the plastic ones that are available.

I was using a tether but stopped figuring what could happen. Now I know :D

tunavic 08-10-13 09:22 PM

I'm glad your GoPro is ok. Could have been much worse.

Where did you guys stop for the cheap, tasty meal? :)

Mr. Beanz 08-10-13 10:23 PM

https://plus.google.com/100081547022...ut?gl=us&hl=en

Country BBQ Ribs and Chicken, Alosta near Citrus. $5.99 for ribs, chicken, roll, rice and cole slaw. Tasty and cheap.:D

John R 08-10-13 10:37 PM

Hey Beanz
We did Crystal Lake today. The weather was perfect!!

Mr. Beanz 08-10-13 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by John R (Post 15947848)
Hey Beanz
We did Crystal Lake today. The weather was perfect!!


Yeah it sure was! Last two weeks about the same up there. I mentioned CL to Gina today while we were up there. She's a little worried about that one since it's a little harder than GMR. :D

John R 08-11-13 05:52 PM

The way we do it is harder, we climb GMR to East Fork then down to Hwy 39 and up to Crystal lake.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 15947857)
Yeah it sure was! Last two weeks about the same up there. I mentioned CL to Gina today while we were up there. She's a little worried about that one since it's a little harder than GMR. :D


Mr. Beanz 08-11-13 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by John R (Post 15950098)
The way we do it is harder, we climb GMR to East Fork then down to Hwy 39 and up to Crystal lake.

Oh wow! I did that once with Hillbasher. I think we had 7000 ft of gain. Nice ride but I was tired.:D

m2tiguy 08-11-13 10:55 PM

pick up a metal mount for your go pro - no more tabs breaking - google is your friend

herbm 08-12-13 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 15947857)
Yeah it sure was! Last two weeks about the same up there. I mentioned CL to Gina today while we were up there. She's a little worried about that one since it's a little harder than GMR. :D

I want in when you take Gina up there...I have never done it either....
Also Linda said she wants to do GMR again in a few weeks!!

Mr. Beanz 08-12-13 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by m2tiguy (Post 15950776)
pick up a metal mount for your go pro - no more tabs breaking - google is your friend

I did the search and wow, $20-$30 bucks for a little link?:eek: Some don't have the flexibility to hit the correct angles needed.

I've been contemplating the K edge, but still a bit steep at $60 'ish. But at least that is worth it considering the others are just one inch pieces of alum.

I'll have to think about this. :p

CommuteCommando 08-12-13 12:25 PM

Talk about a tumble. I just received my Contour Roam the same day they shuttered their office and locked out all the employees.:eek:

Mr. Beanz 08-12-13 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by herbm (Post 15951981)
I want in when you take Gina up there...I have never done it either....
Also Linda said she wants to do GMR again in a few weeks!!

We're supposed to do GMR again on Sunday (Gina has plans on Saturday). Bring Linda out, can't say Gina will keep up with her on the climbs but will be cool for Linda to get up there again.:D

herbm 08-12-13 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 15952650)
We're supposed to do GMR again on Sunday (Gina has plans on Saturday). Bring Linda out, can't say Gina will keep up with her on the climbs but will be cool for Linda to get up there again.:D

I will ask...but I think shes busy the next 2 weeks...

Mr. Beanz 08-12-13 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by herbm (Post 15952669)
I will ask...but I think shes busy the next 2 weeks...

Cool, we just cruise up anyway. :p

herbm 08-12-13 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 15952751)
Cool, we just cruise up anyway. :p

I will let you know when shes ready so we can plan it!!

Mr. Beanz 08-12-13 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by herbm (Post 15953172)
I will let you know when shes ready so we can plan it!!

Cool! Linda is a cool chick! :thumb:


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