Sep 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm #1294057
So I bought a new 29er (pic below, 2013 Trek Superfly AL). I decided to get a Contour Roam helmet cam so I could take some cool movies of me crashing into trees and flying over the handlebars and such.
I was so excited when I brought the stuff home that I wanted to try the camera out right away to capture some cool footage. So I used a headband mount and 'mounted' it on my head, then got on my indoor rower and rowed for about 15 minutes! I was really rowing! But when I imported the movie, it was kind of boring. I can't figure out what I did wrong…..
the bike:Sep 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm #1912103
USA Duane HallParticipant
@hikerduaneLocale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
I need to get higher handle bars so I don't have to look up so much with my bad neck, then maybe I would get back to riding for exercise after work. I've hardly ridden the last 5 years but for a few rides. Then too, I would have to install longer cables and in desperate need of new tires front and back and get the derailer adjusted.
DuaneSep 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm #1912105
Doug, you are doing it wrong. You are supposed to put the camera on the rower facing you so that we can see you grimace, get red faced, and sweat for 15 minutes. I bet that wouldn't be that boring after all.Sep 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm #1912111
Daryl and DarylParticipant
@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Great first movie! I watched it for the full 15 minutes and am now all sweaty.Sep 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm #1912112
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
You should paint flames on the sides…
J/k … 29'ers ride fine even without flames. Will take a little more quad action to get rolling but more exerciseSep 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm #1912120
"So I used a headband mount and 'mounted' it on my head, then got on my indoor rower and rowed for about 15 minutes! I was really rowing! But when I imported the movie, it was kind of boring'
If I also had a mirror in front otf my set up I would find it boring too.
Go out and buy the new 80" Sony 4K panel.
Get the River Wild on BluRay (there is nothing on 4 K right now…) and it will be just like being there without the flies.
No need to put up with rain,wind and smelly hikers.
FrancoSep 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm #1912135
29ers are so 2011. You should have gotten a 650B.
And I bought a GoPro Hero, but then realized I don't do anything exciting to film with it.Sep 14, 2012 at 3:41 am #1912162
@leighbLocale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
I'm really enjoying starting my day with your posts Douglas :D. Keep 'em coming!Sep 14, 2012 at 7:31 am #1912185
Nice bike, Doug!
Since we're on BPL, I can definitely ask the question cyclists want to read the answer to, also: what's it weigh?
How soon until you get the aluminum rotors and cuben-fiber sling saddle? Don't make me post my tank…Sep 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm #1915061
What the Idester really needed –
650B. Chick magnet.Sep 24, 2012 at 7:24 am #1915113
All those gears, cables and squishy parts just look so… heavy.
69'er. Res Ipsa Loquitur :)Sep 24, 2012 at 7:42 am #1915117
I gotta admit, it is a little chunky.Sep 24, 2012 at 7:43 am #1915118
"I gotta admit, it is a little chunky."
So am I!Sep 24, 2012 at 7:48 am #1915119
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
I don't have any, but I could not resist..;)
Nice toy(s) you have there Doug!Sep 25, 2012 at 7:39 am #1915390
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
I wanna play!
It isn't as fancy as some of you boys, but it is a climbing machine (ok, I am, but it helps) ;-p and I can rip on a singletrack quite nicely with the KM's geometry. Steel frame is nice on our super technical and rocky trails.
I did notice all of you guys have very clean bikes….. what gives? Doug, did you take those reflectors off? Here's mine yesterday after my AM ride. You should see how nasty my chain and BB look, definitely due for a thorough cleaning. Currently im running a 32t up front and an 18t cog in the rear, its perfect. Im switching to a SRAM X9 1×9 setup soon for some bikepacking.Sep 25, 2012 at 9:07 am #1915412
"I did notice all of you guys have very clean bikes….. what gives? Doug, did you take those reflectors off?"
Not fair! I just brought it home from the store when I took that pic! And yeah, reflectors came off before the first ride…. ;-)Sep 25, 2012 at 10:02 am #1915427
…and the road bike sits quietly in the background, scheming.Sep 25, 2012 at 10:16 am #1915429
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
I like Doug's fancy bike stand. ;-)Sep 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm #1915457
"650B. Chick magnet."
Boy, you're not kidding!
.Sep 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm #1915491
too slowwwww ;)Sep 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm #1915572
Ah, a Brooks saddle! Sweet! I stayed with the stock saddle on my fast bike:
.Sep 25, 2012 at 6:04 pm #1915586
Nope, San Marco Regal. heavy.. but not nearly as heavy as a Brooks would be. Comfy for me.
still pretty sure i'd fall on my face with TT bike.Sep 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm #1915610
I want a Cervelo. Or a Pinarello. Too bad the engine would suck.Sep 26, 2012 at 7:27 am #1915706
@thomdarrahLocale: Southern Oregon
I will go somewhat old school by posting a picture of my ti Merlin Taiga. This is not as minimal as Eugene's single speed but has a rigid IF front fork, two front chain-rings (46-36) only, an 11-28 rear cog and full XTR component group. For its day it was light, fast and fun to ride.
I would post a picture of my single speed but do not want to depress Eugene or take away from his sweet ride.Sep 26, 2012 at 7:44 am #1915710
"I would post a picture of my single speed but do not want to depress Eugene or take away from his sweet ride."
Too late. Post it.
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