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Old 09-12-16, 12:58 PM
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Pictures don't do justice to how dirty this place really is. The display case of meth pipes, beer, condoms, more cigarettes than an Indian reservation, the guy behind the bullet proof glass....Buying a Power Aid here is unique experience.




Dallas, Georgia




Hiram, Georgia




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I don't know if this qualifies as a picture, but it is a video that I shot while riding my mountain bike. It's my first attempt using a GoPro, so maybe not as refined as other videos. Also, if you don't like the raw sound of the video, I found it is sort of cool to turn off the sound, then find somewhere on the web that you can play Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida in another tab.

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Originally Posted by Hill-Pumper View Post
It's my first attempt using a GoPro, so maybe not as refined as other videos.
Ouch. That's an understatement. I just clicked through. Keep working on it.
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Old 10-05-16, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Pauley L View Post
Ouch. That's an understatement. I just clicked through. Keep working on it.
If you you have some constructive criticism, or a wealth of knowledge on tips to make it better, please feel free to share them. If you only have snide rude remarks that are the equivalent of "Your video sucks", feel free to keep them to yourself.

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Originally Posted by Hill-Pumper View Post
If you you have some constructive criticism, or a wealth of knowledge on tips to make it better, please feel free to share them. If you only have snide rude remarks that are the that are the equivalent of "Your video sucks", feel free to keep them to yourself.
Just the truth...

Length: Nobody is interested in watching 17 minutes of you riding. Edit it down. Mix up the shots. Example: nobody wants to watch you climb up a boring fire road.

Framing #1: Include a rider in front of you (or behind, see below) to make the video more interesting.

Framing #2: When using a helmet mount make sure that your schnoz and helmet are not in the frame. Since you're using a FF you can mount the Gopro under the chin guard, mount it teletubby-style, or adjust the side mounting angle and/or adjust the FOV to medium.

Framing #3: Mount the camera so that it is looking where a rider's eyes should be looking. Down the trail. You've mounted it pointing too low.

Framing#4: Mix in off-bike footage to make your video more interesting. You can also attach the camera to various parts of your bike but in my experience much of that footage is crap.

Shakiness: When using a static (not gimbal) mount, it's really important to use your legs, arms, neck, head, etc. to absorb trail shock to ensure the smoothest capture possible. This becomes even more important as speeds increase.

Speed: More speed = more interesting footage. This comes with experience.

Sound: Edit to a tune while retaining trail noise to make your video more engaging. Use Gopro's plug to eliminate the clicking/knocking.
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Old 10-05-16, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Pauley L View Post
Just the truth...

Length: Nobody is interested in watching 17 minutes of you riding. Edit it down. Mix up the shots. Example: nobody wants to watch you climb up a boring fire road.

Framing #1: Include a rider in front of you (or behind, see below) to make the video more interesting.

Framing #2: When using a helmet mount make sure that your schnoz and helmet are not in the frame. Since you're using a FF you can mount the Gopro under the chin guard, mount it teletubby-style, or adjust the side mounting angle and/or adjust the FOV to medium.

Framing #3: Mount the camera so that it is looking where a rider's eyes should be looking. Down the trail. You've mounted it pointing too low.

Framing#4: Mix in off-bike footage to make your video more interesting. You can also attach the camera to various parts of your bike but in my experience much of that footage is crap.

Shakiness: When using a static (not gimbal) mount, it's really important to use your legs, arms, neck, head, etc. to absorb trail shock to ensure the smoothest capture possible. This becomes even more important as speeds increase.

Speed: More speed = more interesting footage. This comes with experience.

Sound: Edit to a tune while retaining trail noise to make your video more engaging. Use Gopro's plug to eliminate the clicking/knocking.

^ All good advice. Lemme tell you ... it is a lot of work to snip together a good video, find appropriate music, and at least roughly synchronize the two.
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Old 10-05-16, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Hill-Pumper View Post
I don't know if this qualifies as a picture, but it is a video that I shot while riding my mountain bike. It's my first attempt using a GoPro, so maybe not as refined as other videos. Also, if you don't like the raw sound of the video, I found it is sort of cool to turn off the sound, then find somewhere on the web that you can play Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida in another tab.
Actually I liked it. I only watched about 8 minutes, but it was exactly what it said it was, video of a mountain bike ride. Contrary to other opinions I liked the downward perspective so you could see the front wheel and how it was negotiating obstacles. It would probably be better without the helmet in the picture, but then again it wasn't that distracting. I also liked that it had the actual ride sounds instead of music. If it had music it probably wouldn't be something I liked and I'm watching a bike ride. If I wanted a music video professional ones are all over the web.

Thanks for inviting me along on your ride.

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Old 10-05-16, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Pauley L View Post
Just the truth...

Length: Nobody is interested in watching 17 minutes of you riding. Edit it down. Mix up the shots. Example: nobody wants to watch you climb up a boring fire road.

Framing #1: Include a rider in front of you (or behind, see below) to make the video more interesting.

Framing #2: When using a helmet mount make sure that your schnoz and helmet are not in the frame. Since you're using a FF you can mount the Gopro under the chin guard, mount it teletubby-style, or adjust the side mounting angle and/or adjust the FOV to medium.

Framing #3: Mount the camera so that it is looking where a rider's eyes should be looking. Down the trail. You've mounted it pointing too low.

Framing#4: Mix in off-bike footage to make your video more interesting. You can also attach the camera to various parts of your bike but in my experience much of that footage is crap.

Shakiness: When using a static (not gimbal) mount, it's really important to use your legs, arms, neck, head, etc. to absorb trail shock to ensure the smoothest capture possible. This becomes even more important as speeds increase.

Speed: More speed = more interesting footage. This comes with experience.

Sound: Edit to a tune while retaining trail noise to make your video more engaging. Use Gopro's plug to eliminate the clicking/knocking.
Well Mr Pauley L, it looks like you have managed to get yourself banned in a total of 25 post.

Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
^ All good advice. Lemme tell you ... it is a lot of work to snip together a good video, find appropriate music, and at least roughly synchronize the two.
Snipping is certainly a skill that I will have to learn. I actually have other videos from both the top of my helmet, and from the straps on my Camelbak to play with. As far as music, finding good pieces that are free, and not copyright protected is a chore. I have another video that I put music to from the strap mount that was kind of fun. I'll keep playing with it.

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Actually I liked it. I only watched about 8 minutes, but it was exactly what it said it was, video of a mountain bike ride. Contrary to other opinions I liked the downward perspective so you could see the front wheel and how it was negotiating obstacles. It would probably be better without the helmet in the picture, but then again it wasn't that distracting. I also liked that it had the actual ride sounds instead of music. If it had music it probably wouldn't be something I liked and I'm watching a bike ride. If I wanted a music video professional ones are all over the web.

Thanks for inviting me along on your ride.

Jim

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Horseshoe Bay

That is one SERIOUS looking bike! Yikes.

Love the photo, but I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen Horseshoe Bay that sunny and gorgoeous. But then to be honest, I've only been there as many times as I can count on two hands.
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Hunting Grizzly

Well, perhaps not hunting, but following the tracks in Denali Park. Tracks are not easy to see in the photo but they're there. Didn't see any grizzly but did run into 6 Dall Rams crossing the road right in front of me. Very unusual.
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Originally Posted by jtaylor2 View Post
actually i liked it. I only watched about 8 minutes, but it was exactly what it said it was, video of a mountain bike ride. Contrary to other opinions i liked the downward perspective so you could see the front wheel and how it was negotiating obstacles. It would probably be better without the helmet in the picture, but then again it wasn't that distracting. I also liked that it had the actual ride sounds instead of music. If it had music it probably wouldn't be something i liked and i'm watching a bike ride. if i wanted a music video, professional ones are all over the web.

thanks for inviting me along on your ride.

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I too happened to like the video.



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Beautiful day....

Yes, only one water bottle/cage. Any ride less than 40 miles is a one water bottle day. Anything over that, I carry my Camebak Rogue. A light on shore breeze today, and sunshine galore along the coast of Maine....
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Originally Posted by h2oxtc View Post
That is one SERIOUS looking bike! Yikes.

Love the photo, but I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen Horseshoe Bay that sunny and gorgoeous. But then to be honest, I've only been there as many times as I can count on two hands.
Thanks. It's a great bike, but with a weak motor.

Horseshoe bay is a nice winding, hilly ride from my office downtown, about 55km return when I can sneak in a long two hour lunch.
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Did an 80 mile ~7000 foot ride yesterday. The highlight was climbing the Montezuma Grade. 4000 feet from the hot desert floor. It's the same grade that the racers descend on the Race Across America and the Race Across the West.

Another highlight: Pie in Julian. Cuz as we all know, it's all about the pie.

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^ Jeez ... beautiful roads!
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^ Jeez ... beautiful roads!

Yeah, they write songs about Georgia.

Here are some more Georgia roads from last winter...


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Thank you Biker395 for recommending the Glendora Mountain Road. An amazing ride, the photos ( at least the ones I took) do not do justice to the beauty. It's on my must ride again list. Vic, love the photos and ride reports, great inspiration. P.S. Tasty burgers at the Mt.Baldy Lodge!







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"Ma White's Bottom Land", Silver Comet Trail near Rockmart, Georgia




Glade along the creek, Silver Comet Trail, approaching Rockmart, Georgia




Railroad cuts through the rough terrain, east of the Brushy Mountain Tunnel, Silver Comet Trail, Georgia




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Did an 80 mile ~7000 foot ride yesterday. The highlight was climbing the Montezuma Grade. 4000 feet from the hot desert floor. It's the same grade that the racers descend on the Race Across America and the Race Across the West.

Another highlight: Pie in Julian. Cuz as we all know, it's all about the pie.

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This guy's seatpost looks like it could serve double duty as an onion chopper.

Maybe it's similar to those cane-swords, and the seat post is actually a sheath for a utility knife for all your camping and trail-blazing needs!
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