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Old 06-10-12, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Nice ride today Keihoku via Kibune. Usually I ride this on my road bike but today I decided to use my Hybrid. My mate got a flat which was a bummer.

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Very lush and beautiful. I'd be in shock after Las Vegas but it would be a welcome relief.
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Originally Posted by Igo
Very lush and beautiful. I'd be in shock after Las Vegas but it would be a welcome relief.
Our rainy season is starting (just after Spring) and it had been raining for a few days so the roads in the mountains were still a bit dodgy from small land slides. We were a mess by the time we got home.
Las Vegas is quite lush on The Strip isn't it?
You should make the trip to Kyoto one day. The forest roads are beautiful for riding. Moss, moss and more moss.
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Sometimes, often times, I miss really green area places. I go to the Oregon or northern California coast when I need a fix but that is usually on the motorcycle. Just for something different to look at: https://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29250 but after the fix is made I love dry air and the long vistas of the desert for my day to day living.
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Originally Posted by Igo
... Just for something different to look at: https://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29250 ...
Sensational, thank you.
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Old 06-10-12, 08:55 AM
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I seem to have motorcycles for brains this morning.
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Originally Posted by Igo
Sometimes, often times, I miss really green area places. I go to the Oregon or northern California coast when I need a fix but that is usually on the motorcycle. Just for something different to look at: https://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29250 but after the fix is made I love dry air and the long vistas of the desert for my day to day living.
Awesome trips you get to make! I really miss AZ. I would make day trips in my old honda civic (no AC) around AZ up to Sedona, Flagstaff, the Mogollon Rim and Apache Trail. I always wanted to get over to CA but never made it!
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It took me the Rest Stop #2 for the Starlight Spectacular night ride, here in Colorado Springs, then took me home at 2:00 AM. after we cleaned up the stop, 1500 riders and it was VERY busy! Sorry no photo's, it was DARK!
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Old 06-10-12, 04:10 PM
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Awesome trips you get to make! I really miss AZ. I would make day trips in my old honda civic (no AC) around AZ up to Sedona, Flagstaff, the Mogollon Rim and Apache Trail. I always wanted to get over to CA but never made it!
My adventures come at a price. I'd rather have a family but I don't so I make the very best of what I have. It was by very hard design that I live in Las Vegas and it had nothing to do with casinos or real-estate. This is outdoor central and in relative close proximity to the best this country has to offer. I love bikes but I love everything outdoors. I am a very lucky fellow and never take this for granted. I lived in your part of Arizona as well and loved it; Kingman. I would be just as happy in Arizona, western Colorado, Vegas or much of Utah.
Here's some more fun stuff. https://www.summitpost.org/image_list/igo/39275
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Packed up the wife and kids this morning and sent them off to grandma's house. Then rode the 38 miles up to meet them several hours later. Awesome ride.
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Rode 46.8 miles from palo alto to san jose with a friend in 88F weather.
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Originally Posted by Igo
Sometimes, often times, I miss really green area places. I go to the Oregon or northern California coast when I need a fix but that is usually on the motorcycle. Just for something different to look at: https://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29250 but after the fix is made I love dry air and the long vistas of the desert for my day to day living.
No riding for me this weekend. Igo your making me jealous showing me that link but 'bugger' I cant see all the pic's properly. I've gone past my monthly download limit and to add to the pain my wireless keyboard wont work anymore, I,ll buy a new one tomorrow 'using windows on screen keyboard now' But i'll get to see it all soon.
My only registered bike right now is a new unridden WR450 Yamaha, not the best for touring that i've been wanting to do for a long time. Right now racing again in the future doesn't look positive.
I like the KTM990 Adventure, BMW GS1200 and F800 but right now my back is deciding my future with motorcycles. Gee its taken me a half hour to type this so far and i'm done.
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Sunday I went to the Baltimore for Tour dem Parks. Started at 7 am riding the metric route, but with the temperature in the mid 90's I decided to take a few short cuts and finished with 58 miles.
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Didn't commute to work, but did bring my bike to work with me today with the intention of riding during lunch. Well it just so happens I forgot to bring a lunch, so I rode across town to "Taco Hell", ate lunch for $3, and then around the north side of town and back again - 6.5 miles total.
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
Didn't commute to work, but did bring my bike to work with me today with the intention of riding during lunch. Well it just so happens I forgot to bring a lunch, so I rode across town to "Taco Hell", ate lunch for $3, and then around the north side of town and back again - 6.5 miles total.
Rode straight to the bathroom, I bet.
 
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lol actually no... just washed my hands in the bathroom.

I only go there cuz it's dirt cheap.
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25 miles on a mix of trail/path/street and road, it was hot today for Colorado Springs and bit windy but enjoyed the ride!
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
I only go there cuz it's dirt cheap.
There's a reason it's cheap - look at the ingredients.

I prefer El Pollo Loco, where you can actually identify what it is you're eating.

Anyways - my Hybrid took me to work today...and El Pollo Loco for lunch.
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Old 06-13-12, 09:17 PM
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11 mile lap over the East River today. https://astoriahd.blogspot.com/2012/0...a-triboro.html

Finally got my camera back, tried out the chest mount, and encountered a new audio problem....

I hope to have my rig all sorted out before my century ride Saturday.


Soooo happy to have the Wards Island (103rd Street) bridge back again!
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Wow that chest mount is a great vantage point for the camera, though it is a bit shaky.

What shifters are you using? Looks like the same style as my Deore LX's with the up and downshift levers, but mine have a little gear indicator below the handlebar that sometimes interferes with the bends in the handlebar and limits my range of placement of the shifters.
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they are the Shimano EF-50 EZ-Fire that came with the Escape 2.

thanks for watching. Having the camera on my chest is nice, but i like being able to look left and right to shoot things I pass.

Having it on my helmet is more noticeable for drivers, who see it and drive more respectfully thinking they are on camera.

I will likely try mounting my original hero to my chest and hero 2 to my helmet to film with them at the same time, and experiment with editing them together.
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He's back! Good vid, that bridge must have quite a curvature coz it seemed like hard work getting up to the middle.
I like the chest camera mount too with a view of the bars but it's very wobbly when you start pedaling at a higher rate if that could be sorted that would be the best view.
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Yeah JBC, the helmet mount is the smoothest video, and I have to stress that being able to point at things of interest as I roll by is a big plus for the helmet too.

Some of the videos shot today that I will share later or tomorrow will highlight this.

From a cycling standpoint, chest is best.

For cinematographic and "dolly like" shooting purposes, helmet is the best.

As stated on my blog, I will be experimenting with mounting my GoPro Hero on my chest, and my GoPro Hero 2 on my helmet and editing them together, for effect.

I am looking forward to some chest mount shots of midtown Manhattan traffic riding. The nuance of the maneuvering is lost in helmet view I think.
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Look forward to seeing those vids.
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Here is my post from yesterdays ride to my girlfriends apt in Brooklyn, about 30 miles including the return trip. https://astoriahd.blogspot.com/2012/0...157-miles.html


Graffiti Building on Kent Ave.


Prospect Park West to Mc Donald Avenue, rapid descent, doing the speed limit (30 MPH).

Today I will drop my bike off at a SoHo bike shop for early check-in for my century ride Saturday Supposedly if I do this my bike will be waiting for me at the starting line in Babylon.
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Originally Posted by BridgeNotTunnel
Here is my post from yesterdays ride to my girlfriends apt in Brooklyn, about 30 miles including the return trip. ...
Today I will drop my bike off at a SoHo bike shop for early check-in for my century ride Saturday Supposedly if I do this my bike will be waiting for me at the starting line in Babylon.
Good stuff, and finished off with a police siren woo woo.
Have fun doing your century ride tomorrow.
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