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PostPosted: 07-10-2018 04:48 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Doombrain wrote:
Yeah I am. I've bought another CX bike for road riding but given the amount of time I have in a day with the kids I wanted one to get as much time on a MTB as possible.


I'm not knocking your MTB hobby, I myself love it but have you thought of moving up into the dirtbike scene? Lots of fun to be had with those.




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PostPosted: 07-10-2018 05:26 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
From yesterday's 320+ mile ride.

The bridge section at the end gives a nice view, but honestly, how much is 320 miles of straight road doing for you?




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PostPosted: 07-10-2018 10:42 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Straight as opposed to curves or straight as opposed to flat?

That not considered. What does riding do for anyone?

Riding is therapeutic for me...




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PostPosted: 07-10-2018 12:49 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


nice pics Whiskey, enjoyed no. 2 and 4 especially




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PostPosted: 07-11-2018 03:16 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
Straight as opposed to curves or straight as opposed to flat?

That not considered. What does riding do for anyone?

Riding is therapeutic for me...


Pretty sure he means as opposed to having curves. Whatever floats your boat I agree but for me that would be a very boring ride.




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PostPosted: 07-11-2018 04:55 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Since Florida is widely known as predominantly flat, it would be safe to assume there aren't many elevation changes in my rides. But I guess because there are no curves in the videos I've posted, there are no curves and because there are no curves the quality of my rides are somehow less? Okay... Going with this assumption I have to ask. Considering most roads are designed to get you as directly as possible from point A to point B. How many curves do you need in one session to have a "quality" ride?

Here I thought the blue skies, palm trees, sandy beaches, beautiful weather and the fact I'm riding in a place where the whole world wants to vacation would add up to some pretty cool rides.




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PostPosted: 07-11-2018 05:04 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


For me personally, having some nice bends in roads which tickle the lean angle receptors in my brain is always a plus on a ride. But I guess thats why I ride a sportsbike and you ride a cruiser.




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PostPosted: 07-11-2018 05:36 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I like curves and there are what I would imagine is a normal amount of curves in our roads. But I wouldn't say curves make or break a ride. They're just short fun breaks from the norm.




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PostPosted: 07-11-2018 09:15 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah, curves are cool and everything, but not necessary. There are plenty around here if I choose to go that route, which I did today. Also, some days I feel like getting a little speed and others I just want to lean back and cruise.




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PostPosted: 07-11-2018 12:17 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
Doombrain wrote:
Yeah I am. I've bought another CX bike for road riding but given the amount of time I have in a day with the kids I wanted one to get as much time on a MTB as possible.


I'm not knocking your MTB hobby, I myself love it but have you thought of moving up into the dirtbike scene? Lots of fun to be had with those.


I was riding dirt bikes in the 70s son.




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PostPosted: 07-11-2018 06:07 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I installed two new switches and crash bar running lights. One switch is for the new lights and the other is for the accent LEDs.




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PostPosted: 07-12-2018 01:31 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I think you should get some skulls and grim reapers airbrushed on your bike too :up:



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PostPosted: 07-12-2018 04:08 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Uh, no.




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PostPosted: 07-12-2018 08:15 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:(

Not classy enough?



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PostPosted: 07-12-2018 09:59 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Not my thing.




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PostPosted: 07-12-2018 12:57 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


ALMighty wrote:
nice pics Whiskey, enjoyed no. 2 and 4 especially


:D

Re: What is new in your little world?

I'm continue on the weight loss goal and still enjoying :smirk: no truly. Down another 700g this week and pretty easily. Oh, just worked the figures and I am past the half way mark. Yea...

Been meaning to add too, nice video YourGrandpa :up:



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PostPosted: 07-12-2018 06:56 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Lol fat ppl...




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PostPosted: 07-20-2018 11:36 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I drove my bike to new York city. I'm still there and staying on long island but I'm going to head over to Manhattan shortly. Wish me luck, the drivers here are nuts. I on average go about 100km/h in city streets. Sounds reckless but I'm just keeping up with the rest of traffic. Still takes forever to go anywhere.




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PostPosted: 07-26-2018 12:57 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Re: What is new in your little world?

Still on the weight reduction thing... Week 12 and an 11.2kg loss, nearly 25lbs. Loving the journey :D Gorgeous weather here so the walking is most enjoyable.

And besides that, I await a custom Technic Lego coming from the USA. Picture when done.



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PostPosted: 07-27-2018 03:40 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Me and my bro rode 360km (224mi) last Tuesday. It was blisteringly hot. Still wore all my gear though, ATGATT yeah. While riding it was okay, but waiting for a traffic light was pretty hot.




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PostPosted: 07-27-2018 03:55 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I also wore all my gear on my trip to NYC. It was excruciating as I got caught in several traffic jams that lasted 45 minutes to an hour of not moving and just cooking in the sun. The trip total was just over 1000km's in one direction.




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PostPosted: 07-27-2018 04:39 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


No lane splitting allowed?




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PostPosted: 07-27-2018 11:21 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I road 225 miles the weekend before last and will ride another 220+ this Sunday.




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PostPosted: 07-27-2018 11:25 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Finished planning my father/son trip to Philly/NYC/AC/Baltimore next week.



The wife and I will be headed Punta Cana in December and staying at the Hard Rock Resort for a week. :cool:




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PostPosted: 07-27-2018 12:24 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


What real men look like... Questions?...




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PostPosted: 07-27-2018 04:38 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


You're looking lean. You starting to get back into it?




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PostPosted: 07-27-2018 11:07 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YGP, judging by your schedule, youve planned everything back to back with no margins in between. Are you sure that's doable?




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PostPosted: 07-28-2018 05:58 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The event times have reasonable point to point travel considered. We don't usually get to everything either. The greater purpose is to know what is available to do and when we can do it.




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PostPosted: 07-29-2018 11:53 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Got myself a Beatbuddy and Mooer GE200 multi-effect pedal.
I seldom dabble in effects so I'm entering a new world here.. the amount of options and variations are staggering ifnot mindnumbing :eek:

http://www.mooeraudio.com/?product/201709225660.html

https://singularsound.com/product/beatbuddy/




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PostPosted: 07-30-2018 02:08 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
No lane splitting allowed?


I looked up the laws before going down and nope.




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PostPosted: 07-30-2018 04:49 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I just got my first GoPro. It's a Hero 6 Black. I got it to take on vacations and to record some of my rides. Any tips or ticks are welcome.




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PostPosted: 07-31-2018 06:45 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


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What real men look like... Questions?...




i like your new shirt!! :drool:

i always wear the white jocky/calvin v neck shirts!

it makes my shoulders look less wide and more normal!



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YourGrandpa wrote:
I just got my first GoPro. It's a Hero 6 Black. I got it to take on vacations and to record some of my rides. Any tips or ticks are welcome.


Tip: record on ultra wide so you can get at least half your head on camera.




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PostPosted: 07-31-2018 11:04 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


What type of tips are you looking for? A gimbal is a good idea on a bike, it helps capture the bikes movement plus keeps the footage smooth, loads of YT vids about them. Pick and stick with editing software, changing all the time means you'll never get used to one system. 4K is a waste of time, 1080 60 is fine or there's a 960 which allows you to capture more at the top and bottom of the frame, better for MTB MX type riding. Set the auto off to a min or you'll chew through the battery in no time. Don't bother with mounting it on the bars unless you want to see vibration and feel sick.




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PostPosted: 08-01-2018 02:38 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


What editing software do you use doombrain? I need something that allows me to set a specific bitrate. My videos look fine when I play them direct from the sd card but as soon as I upload it to YouTube they get grainy with any kind of movement.

For example.... Skip to 3:18 to see what I'm referring to.




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