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04-28-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Metric Man

One tip that I wished someone had shared with me...

One tip that I wished someone had shared with me was ALWAYS unclip the same side and just as you stop twist the bars the opposite way. I unclip my right foot and then as I'm stopping I twist the bars...
04-28-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By Metric Man

Following.

Following.
04-28-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,392
Posted By Metric Man

Don't leave home without them. They can't hurt,...

Don't leave home without them. They can't hurt, but can help.
04-28-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Metric Man

I haven't gone tubeless...yet...primarily because...

I haven't gone tubeless...yet...primarily because I run 28's on my Domane 6.9 disc and finding tubeless tires that size has proven problematic. However, I do run Stan's in my tubes because of the...
04-28-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,089
Posted By Metric Man

Well this is interesting. I have not been on this...

Well this is interesting. I have not been on this forum for quite some time, mostly for some of the reasons given in the OP. I started through this thread and was hopeful things may have changed, but...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,185
Posted By Metric Man

It's called looping. And the Virb, like the GoPro...

It's called looping. And the Virb, like the GoPro only records the size of the card you put in it. I think it maxes out at 64GB but it might be 32GB. Either way when it's full it's full. I have a...
12-09-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Metric Man

I have the Virb Elite and the GoPro...I like the...

I have the Virb Elite and the GoPro...I like the Virb for the dash and sensor readings. Not a big fan of the Virb Edit software, but GoPro's is not really any better IMHO. I ride with the Virb facing...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,185
Posted By Metric Man

A couple of years ago I mounted my GoPro to a...

A couple of years ago I mounted my GoPro to a Nerf *** and chased the grandkids around the house shooting at them. My son inlaw was watching from the other room on the iPhone. I have not used that...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,185
Posted By Metric Man

The Garmin has a screen on the camera to see but...

The Garmin has a screen on the camera to see but it won't do you any good if you are wanting to see what's behind you. The GoPro has an app for your smartphone that syncs via wifi, but it is slow....
Forum: Commuting
12-07-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,185
Posted By Metric Man

You can watch while recording, but like I said...

You can watch while recording, but like I said it's not exactly real time. There is a 1-2 second delay in the feed.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,185
Posted By Metric Man

Video: Careless van & trailer driver fined thanks...

Video: Careless van & trailer driver fined thanks to helmet cam evidence | road.cc (http://road.cc/content/news/137338-video-careless-van-trailer-driver-fined-thanks-helmet-cam-evidence)
Forum: Commuting
12-02-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,185
Posted By Metric Man

The GoPros and Virb have wifi to a smartphone...

The GoPros and Virb have wifi to a smartphone capabilities. The problem is it's not exactly real time, by that I mean it's delayed a second or so and for me personally, it's way too big of a...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,185
Posted By Metric Man

Those cameras look like they have improved...

Those cameras look like they have improved dramatically. I started with one 5 or 6 years ago and it was terrible. Nice price on these as well. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
12-01-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,185
Posted By Metric Man

I have tried to use the helmet mount and it gives...

I have tried to use the helmet mount and it gives me a stiff neck. It sounds silly but for me the extra weight was bothersome.
Forum: Commuting
12-01-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,185
Posted By Metric Man

Thanks. I was using a GoPro on the back and a...

Thanks. I was using a GoPro on the back and a Garmin Virb Elite on the front.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-14, 11:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,185
Posted By Metric Man

Rear. The front camera missed everything...

Rear. The front camera missed everything important. BTW, for the record, the insurance company didn't even dicker when they were presented with the video. They wrote a check for the full value of the...
08-02-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

I agree...there seems to be a need for new laws....

I agree...there seems to be a need for new laws. Something along the lines of "lane violation with great bodily harm" or some such. It's as if justice is served when someone is paralyzed and the...
07-27-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

Yes, I was posting with an iPhone and didn't grab...

Yes, I was posting with an iPhone and didn't grab the correct quote, apologies.

I just want all to know that while I hold no grudge against the driver, that does not mean there will be no...
07-26-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

No one should assume I have not pursued this any...

No one should assume I have not pursued this any further. Counsel has been obtained.
07-21-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

You should have seen my wife as she watched over...

You should have seen my wife as she watched over my shoulder for the first time. :eek::eek::eek:
07-21-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

Just an FYI, I ride with a Plant Bike 3 LED...

Just an FYI, I ride with a Plant Bike 3 LED flashing red light on the saddle bag and a Road ID red flasher attached to the helmet along with a NiteRider 700 on strobe for the front. None of which did...
07-21-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

I had to disable the YouTube comments...it was...

I had to disable the YouTube comments...it was only about one in ten that were morons and the cycling community really jumped them, but it really retracted from what this is about.
07-20-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

The VIRB and GoPro are about 6.35 oz each.

The VIRB and GoPro are about 6.35 oz each.
07-20-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

GoPro3 Silver set at 1080 30fps. You can record...

GoPro3 Silver set at 1080 30fps. You can record at 60fps but it burns up the battery quicker.
07-20-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

Camera only...the mirrors have always been a...

Camera only...the mirrors have always been a distraction to me...but I think I may try that again.
07-20-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

His mirror hit me above the kidney and right on...

His mirror hit me above the kidney and right on the rib cage/scapula. The bike is relatively unscathed. In fact if I had fallen I would have been ecstatic about the damage. A small scratch on the...
07-20-14, 06:10 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

I use a RAM mount on the rear camera. Extremely...

I use a RAM mount on the rear camera. Extremely versatile. RAM GoPro Camera Mount Kits (http://www.rammount.com/Products/CameraMounts/GoProCameraMountKits/tabid/4700/Default.aspx)
07-19-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

Not sure how posting a public accident would...

Not sure how posting a public accident would change any of the actual facts. In fact his insurance company was told by the police that reviewed the video it was pretty cut and dry to the guilt of...
07-19-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

I started riding with 2 cameras a couple of...

I started riding with 2 cameras a couple of months ago during a club ride. Got some great pace line shots. Since then I realized if I ever got hit the front camera would be almost useless in...
07-19-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

I'm giving him the benefit right now. A local...

I'm giving him the benefit right now. A local cyclist from Tyler saw me on the ground and posted on their club Facebook page is everyone OK? There was a rider down on Hwy 69 and 344. They started...
07-19-14, 10:31 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

I am VERY fortunate to be walking and talking....

I am VERY fortunate to be walking and talking. The driver DID stop and took responsibility for the incident.
07-19-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

Also, the injury list is a broken scapula, 5...

Also, the injury list is a broken scapula, 5 broken ribs, collapsed lung, a gash to the back of my head and minor road rash.
07-19-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,610
Posted By Metric Man

Clipped by a Pickup

I went to Texas from California last week to visit my daughter and new grandson. We took our motorhome and I always take the bike. Depending on time available and the weather I will either ride or...
07-07-13, 08:35 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,095
Posted By Metric Man

Fortunately I married well. My wife is wealthy...

Fortunately I married well. My wife is wealthy and when we go to Utah we plan on two homes. St George for the fall and winter and South Jordan for the spring and summer. :commute::thumb:
07-05-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,095
Posted By Metric Man

Too bad it's in California. :lol:

Too bad it's in California. :lol:
07-05-13, 10:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,095
Posted By Metric Man

Really weird. Only one city west of the...

Really weird. Only one city west of the Mississippi? And nothing in the sun belt? I wouldn't go out of my way to visit most of the cities they had on that list. I think I'll make my own list. ;)
07-04-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Metric Man

Thank you! We were at 19.6 when we got to HB. And...

Thank you! We were at 19.6 when we got to HB. And still over 19 at the 94 mile mark but the heat really started to get us the last 25 miles. ;)
07-04-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Metric Man

I did a ride June 8 that was way up there. ...

I did a ride June 8 that was way up there.

http://app.strava.com/activities/59103434
06-27-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By Metric Man

SaltStick Caps.

SaltStick Caps.
06-23-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,004
Posted By Metric Man

You should start looking for $100 bills...just...

You should start looking for $100 bills...just sayin' ;)
06-20-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Metric Man

Thanks TSL. ;)

Thanks TSL. ;)
06-20-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Metric Man

Thank you BFers. :thumb:

Thank you BFers. :thumb:
06-10-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Metric Man

I'm riding 54/39 SRAM Red and it was good. We...

I'm riding 54/39 SRAM Red and it was good. We will do this ride again, but I will say not until the fall. It was very comfortable all the way down and back to Yorba Linda when things started to heat...
06-10-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Metric Man

Thanks, there was four of us and considering I'm...

Thanks, there was four of us and considering I'm 56 and another rider is 61 we are pretty happy with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjS2dhBXl2E
06-09-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Metric Man

Briefly. :p

Briefly. :p
06-09-13, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Metric Man

Double Metric Century

I posted a few weeks ago about doing a ride from the upper section of the SART to Huntington Beach and back. We did it Saturday 6/8/13. Here is the Strava link to a great ride.
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06-09-13, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Metric Man

Yeah, it was kind of intense. :lol: When we got...

Yeah, it was kind of intense. :lol: When we got to the beach I checked the Garmin...64.8 miles average speed 19.6.
06-09-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Metric Man

SART Double Metric Video

I did a Double Metric on Saturday, ended up with 128 miles. :D We hooked up with some guys on the lower section of the SART and ran about 15 miles at a pretty fair clip. We ended the day with 128...
06-03-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,196
Posted By Metric Man

http://www.bicyclebuys.com/tires/tubes/0600042S&ut...

http://www.bicyclebuys.com/tires/tubes/0600042S&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=comparison-shopping&utm_campaign=Froogle?gclid=CP3HoISKyLcCFSjZQgodkQwAVQ

These are what I'm using...love them.
06-03-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,271
Posted By Metric Man

When you hit the upload button it gives you...

When you hit the upload button it gives you options on where to find the files, Garmin, Computer etc., and there is a manual selection as well.
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