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Amgen Tour of CA Stage 6 from My Hang Glider

Old 05-24-10, 06:24 PM
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Amgen Tour of CA Stage 6 from My Hang Glider



These are some preliminary edits. More to follow.

Frame still of the leaders near the 100-mile point. (click for full res)


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To inquire about lessons in your area: https://www.hanggliding.org/marketing...tact.php?id=52

More information about the sport: https://ushpa.org/

Other videos of what the expereince is like from my personal vantage point: https://www.youtube.com/nmerider

Cheers, Jonathan

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Old 05-24-10, 06:26 PM
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You win.
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That's really cool. I've always wanted to go hang gliding.
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Old 05-24-10, 06:33 PM
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You win.
At least we got in some good shadow tags on the lead rider and a few pelotons and chase vehicle. Hopefully these show up o.k. on the final edit.
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Whoah.
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Whoah.
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You were on TV, and the commentators mentioned you a few times.
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Wow. Thanks for posting.
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very cool!
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very cool!
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Thanks for the rapid feedback everyone!

If anybody wants to inquire about lessons in his/her area try this link: https://www.hanggliding.org/marketing...tact.php?id=52

I have many other videos posted that give an idea of what the expereince is like for me: https://www.youtube.com/nmerider

Cheers, Jonathan
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What. What. What. What.
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I'd be worried I watch the race and forget to fly.
Nice stuff. Totally cool. Thanks!
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Nice camera work considering you had to fly at the same time!
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Is this you? At Stage 6, I took this photo from the last KOM in Rim Forest.

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Looks like you have the best seat of the house.
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Those were awesome.
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Originally Posted by mchacon01 View Post
Is this you? At Stage 6, I took this photo from the last KOM in Rim Forest................
Hey! That's me! You can see the little vertical camera boom sticking up from the rear of my keel. You can also see the sunlight is glinting off the reflective Mylar tape I applied to my leading edges so the chopper pilot would see me better. Let's face it--I wanted to get in as close as I could and I didn't have time to pick up an air band transceiver so I could communicate with any powered aircraft following the race. The paraglider in your photo album is my buddy Stephen who also appears at the beginning of one of the videos.

Thanks for posting this.
Jonathan

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You sir have won life. That is awesome!!
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Flipping awesome!
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The commentators didn't know what a hang glider was.

I remember the biggest comment, "And this man has a bird's eye view of the Tour from his strange flying machine."

Awesome work, though.
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HAHA! We heard about you guys on Stage 6 as we where at the 25KOM hill and listening to the race patrol radio relay folks. They got a kick out of it but said that one of you came close to clipping their radio antenna so they thought. good stuff.
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