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Old 08-29-11, 04:49 PM
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WR - What do you think about setting up a photo "How to" thread? People like yourself could post their race/ride photos and then detail their equipment, settings, and technique that were used to get the shot. I'm sure there are plenty of guys here that would like to share.

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I managed a couple decent shots in Colorado. I only brought my kit lens since I was hauling everything on my back all week.

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Old 08-29-11, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
If you're using Canon Lenses use Optical Image Stabilizer Mode 2. Allows for panning and still stabilizes motion perpendicular to the panning. So it increases your chance of getting a sharp image of the rider, without interfering with the motion blur you're trying to create.

Not sure if Nikon has something similar or what they call it.
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Old 08-29-11, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
if you can reach the ceiling or a beam with fingertips you can use your body weight for the stomp test.

when I calibrate my SRM I use a 5 gallon plastican filled with sand. it weighs exactly 30 kg including the attachment rope.
Neither Nate or Hammy could pick that up with those noodly little things they call arms. T-rex boys.
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Old 08-29-11, 05:12 PM
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very funny fatso.
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Old 08-29-11, 05:22 PM
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in vermont yes. everything is fine, thanks! if i want to go to the grocery store i can either take my bike, or drive like 35 miles to go around caved in roads but these guys are working around the clock to get things fixed. my road to town i think will actually be fixed by tomorrow.
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Old 08-29-11, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
very funny fatso.
keep eating those oreo's and you'll be right there with me, buddy.

Brooksville this weekend?
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Old 08-29-11, 06:23 PM
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Can a powertap be calibrated if all you have is a Garmin (no LYC)?
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Old 08-29-11, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
Can a powertap be calibrated if all you have is a Garmin (no LYC)?
My 705 has a "Calibrate" option, under Settings -> Ant+ -> Accessories.

(or something like that, there's a Calibrate button anyway)
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I think calibration and stomp tests are very different.
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Old 08-29-11, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by agoodale View Post
WR - What do you think about setting up a photo "How to" thread? People like yourself could post their race/ride photos and then detail their equipment, settings, and technique that were used to get the shot. I'm sure there are plenty of guys here that would like to share.
Interesting idea. Not sure about setting it up in the racing forum though, and in another forum, nobody here would see it. Hmm.
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
keep eating those oreo's and you'll be right there with me, buddy.

Brooksville this weekend?
nah. just the crit series here in Oct are the only thing on my calendar right now...things have been a little crazy here latey, girl got a new job (working at a Trek concept store), so no paycheck for her for almost a month, because there was a gap between job end/start. So no races for me til next month. Which is fine.
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Old 08-29-11, 06:41 PM
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Since I'm in the "needing calibration" boat right now, I'll chime in.
I talked to Saris the other day, and the "Calibration" field on a Garmin actually doesn't calibrate the PT. It does something about zeroing it, but to check or fix the calibration, you actually need a LYC/Joule.
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Old 08-29-11, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Hida Yanra View Post
Since I'm in the "needing calibration" boat right now, I'll chime in.
I talked to Saris the other day, and the "Calibration" field on a Garmin actually doesn't calibrate the PT. It does something about zeroing it, but to check or fix the calibration, you actually need a LYC/Joule.
That's what I thought. I don't suspect mine is off by much, but it would be nice to know.
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Old 08-29-11, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
That's what I thought. I don't suspect mine is off by much, but it would be nice to know.
ask around for teammates, or at a shop that might have one, or some such... that's what I'll be doing here shortly.
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Old 08-29-11, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
Neither Nate or Hammy could pick that up with those noodly little things they call arms. T-rex boys.
COULD TOO! ( googling 30 kg to lbs.......) ohhhhhh....hmmm.... True story - In 6th or 7th grade we had to do "gym" in school. One semester was Weights and we all had to do a bench press as a starting point to see how much we would improve. I couldn't even bench press the bar (45 lbs). I was the only kid who couldn't, and the coaches just kind of stood there and scratched their heads. They were baffled.
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Old 08-29-11, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
Interesting idea. Not sure about setting it up in the racing forum though, and in another forum, nobody here would see it. Hmm.
My wife would love to see this kind of stuff, she loves taking pics of my races, even "Sat Morn Worlds" sometimes as practice. She's always fiddling with ISO, shutter speed, etc.
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Old 08-29-11, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
Interesting idea. Not sure about setting it up in the racing forum though, and in another forum, nobody here would see it. Hmm.
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My wife would love to see this kind of stuff, she loves taking pics of my races, even "Sat Morn Worlds" sometimes as practice. She's always fiddling with ISO, shutter speed, etc.
ditto. Just call it "Bike Racing Photos - How To".

I'll admit the request was selfish on my part. We purchased a Cannon 7D a few months ago and I've been reading some other "how to" websites & trying different things to varying results. I'd like to have some real examples of bike racing specifically.

I'd start the thread myself but my "how to" would be:

1) Try to explain certain camera settings & techniques to the wife before race
2) Review photos of varying results using unknown settings with stock lenses.
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Old 08-29-11, 09:25 PM
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Kudos to Quarq for the quick turnover. Sent my crank in for repair on Tuesday and got it back today. Thats just 4 business days. Hopefully the power meter will work correctly once installed.

BTW they also included a new water bottle .... I guess for the hassle.
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I'm home, finally.
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state crit was rescheduled for sunday. not sure if I can ride between now and then or if I can actually get there, but it's on the calendar.
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Old 08-30-11, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
nah. just the crit series here in Oct are the only thing on my calendar right now...things have been a little crazy here latey, girl got a new job (working at a Trek concept store), so no paycheck for her for almost a month, because there was a gap between job end/start. So no races for me til next month. Which is fine.
Can she get me one of the trek TT bikes? Those are damn nice.
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Old 08-30-11, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Jancouver View Post
Kudos to Quarq for the quick turnover. Sent my crank in for repair on Tuesday and got it back today. Thats just 4 business days. Hopefully the power meter will work correctly once installed.

BTW they also included a new water bottle .... I guess for the hassle.
They always do. Double check the box, you may also have a new battery cover and possibly another magnet.
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I'm home, finally.
Welcome back!
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
state crit was rescheduled for sunday. not sure if I can ride between now and then or if I can actually get there, but it's on the calendar.
The way you were riding last weekend, you're gonna kill it. Good luck with everything.
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
Can she get me one of the trek TT bikes? Those are damn nice.
yes, and yes.
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