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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Boys and their toys.... on 09/13/2012 19:30:06 MDT Print View

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:bike

Edited by idester on 09/13/2012 19:30:40 MDT.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Boys and their toys on 09/13/2012 19:57:15 MDT Print View

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.
Duane

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Boys and their toys on 09/13/2012 20:00:37 MDT Print View

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.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Boys and their toys.... on 09/13/2012 20:32:14 MDT Print View

Great first movie! I watched it for the full 15 minutes and am now all sweaty.

HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Re: Boys and their toys.... on 09/13/2012 20:33:47 MDT Print View

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 exercise

Edited by hknewman on 09/13/2012 21:51:23 MDT.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Boys and their toys.... on 09/13/2012 21:21:22 MDT Print View

"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.
Franco

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Boys and their toys.... on 09/13/2012 23:08:21 MDT Print View

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.

Leigh Baker
(leighb) - F

Locale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
Boys and their toys.... on 09/14/2012 04:41:04 MDT Print View

I'm really enjoying starting my day with your posts Douglas :D :D :D. Keep 'em coming!

Edited by leighb on 09/14/2012 04:42:30 MDT.

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Nice Toy! on 09/14/2012 08:31:36 MDT Print View

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...

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Boys and their toys.... on 09/23/2012 22:24:32 MDT Print View

What the Idester really needed -

650B

650B. Chick magnet.

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Re: Boys and their toys.... on 09/24/2012 08:24:57 MDT Print View

All those gears, cables and squishy parts just look so... heavy.

Trek 69'er
69'er. Res Ipsa Loquitur :)

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Boys and their toys.... on 09/24/2012 08:42:15 MDT Print View

I gotta admit, it is a little chunky.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Boys and their toys.... on 09/24/2012 08:43:28 MDT Print View

"I gotta admit, it is a little chunky."

So am I!

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Girls and their pearls on 09/24/2012 08:48:37 MDT Print View

I don't have any, but I could not resist..;)
Nice toy(s) you have there Doug!

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: Re: Boys and their toys.... on 09/25/2012 08:39:56 MDT Print View

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 1x9 setup soon for some bikepacking.

surly

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Boys and their toys.... on 09/25/2012 10:07:34 MDT Print View

"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.... ;-)

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Boys and their toys.... on 09/25/2012 11:02:39 MDT Print View

...and the road bike sits quietly in the background, scheming.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: Re: Boys and their toys.... on 09/25/2012 11:16:24 MDT Print View

I like Doug's fancy bike stand. ;-)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Boys and their toys - Joe on 09/25/2012 13:01:52 MDT Print View

"650B. Chick magnet."

Boy, you're not kidding!

.chickmagnet

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Re: Re: Boys and their toys.... on 09/25/2012 14:49:16 MDT Print View

too slowwwww ;)

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