8/26/10 Barona Oaks

today was proof that i must really be addicted to this riding thing because even tho i knew it was gonna be over 100F out i loaded up the bike and went out to the track anyway. It whooped me and even fresh i was only good for 2 laps before i had to stop.

The riding was fun even tho i thought i was done for on the big hit this week. i left the lip and my bike started floating sideways a bit.. i just keep telling myself keep the front tire straight. I landed a bit sideways and i shot off the track. Thought i was gonna high side for sure.

Also my GoPro Clip snapped when i landed and the camera took its first dirt nap on the track. I got all the way back to the truck and noticed it was gone. So i went out and after 6 mins i found it.

Last but not least i remember a while back someone from here telling me to get those 1 handers down so i can do the tear off thing while in the air. So i gave it a shot today and all went well. Thats right... well on my way to the FMX series :lol:

anyway here is the vid hope you guys still enjoy these.

[video=vimeo;14471423]http://www.vimeo.com/14471423[/media]
 
Nice! Love that angle! It really shows what's going on down below with tires and feet. One of those jumps your front tire wasnt straight on the landing, looks like you went off the track some? Glad you didnt get hurt on the crash. I always think that angle facing you makes the rider look all flemsy and sort of funny looking. I think I like the top and side mount on the helmet and the swing arm angles best.

So you were the only crazy one out there? Track riding is exhausting let alone at 100 degrees! Do you get a discount in that weather?

You MUST be addicted:smirk:
 
the one where it looks like my tire is turned is a camera illusion... or at least thts how it felt... it felt like the bike drifted sideways and i actually was trying to keep the front tire pointed straight with the direction i was going. Also in this vid i actually didnt use the helmet mount... its mounted to my handlebars.

and yes there was only 3 people including me the entire day. no discount :foul: and for sure i got a disease with this :ride: thing.
 
the one where it looks like my tire is turned is a camera illusion... or at least thts how it felt... it felt like the bike drifted sideways and i actually was trying to keep the front tire pointed straight with the direction i was going. Also in this vid i actually didnt use the helmet mount... its mounted to my handlebars.

and yes there was only 3 people including me the entire day. no discount :foul: and for sure i got a disease with this :ride: thing.
Hey, Im blonde but I know it wasnt mounted to your helmet silly. What I meant was how I prefer the helmet side and top mount views the best. Then looking at the rider. Of course if you had many cameras you could incorp all angles. Then it wouldnt be so bad to stare at for a while. Its cool to see all the angles.:thumb: Now I know what I like best if I ever get a GoPro. I can only imagine what I'd do to the camera with a swingarm mount riding some rocky single track. Forget muddy conditions, I imagine the lens would be covered.
 

James

Staff member
:lol: Yeah you should have the tear-off pull down with that. :thumb:

BTW was that another patented Travace moan/graon I heard? :smirk:

Nice! Love that angle! It really shows what's going on down below with tires and feet. One of those jumps your front tire wasnt straight on the landing, looks like you went off the track some? Glad you didnt get hurt on the crash. I always think that angle facing you makes the rider look all flemsy and sort of funny looking. I think I like the top and side mount on the helmet and the swing arm angles best.

So you were the only crazy one out there? Track riding is exhausting let alone at 100 degrees! Do you get a discount in that weather?

You MUST be addicted:smirk:
My favorite views are chest, helmet, and swingarm. The swingarm view really shows you what your suspension does.:ride:
 
Hey, Im blonde but I know it wasnt mounted to your helmet silly. What I meant was how I prefer the helmet side and top mount views the best. Then looking at the rider. Of course if you had many cameras you could incorp all angles. Then it wouldnt be so bad to stare at for a while. Its cool to see all the angles.:thumb: Now I know what I like best if I ever get a GoPro. I can only imagine what I'd do to the camera with a swingarm mount riding some rocky single track. Forget muddy conditions, I imagine the lens would be covered.
sorry i misundertood ya :P and yea i dont think id be putting it on the swingarm on rocky trails... in fact unless i can figure out a way to make it stay on the swingarm better im prolly not gonna be doing that again. I really like the view its just to much impact on the plastic.

:lol: Yeah you should have the tear-off pull down with that. :thumb:

BTW was that another patented Travace moan/graon I heard? :smirk:


My favorite views are chest, helmet, and swingarm. The swingarm view really shows you what your suspension does.:ride:
it was more of a YAY i didnt go down whhoooo then the famous Travace moan/grunt :smirk:
 

James

Staff member
sorry i misundertood ya :P and yea i dont think id be putting it on the swingarm on rocky trails... in fact unless i can figure out a way to make it stay on the swingarm better im prolly not gonna be doing that again. I really like the view its just to much impact on the plastic.
Probably because the swingarm offers no suspension, unlike the bars.
it was more of a YAY i didnt go down whhoooo then the famous Travace moan/grunt :smirk:
:lol: Yeah I thought about that after I had posted it, wait he didn't come up short so why would he moan/groan. :thinking:
 
Your cameras mic must be messed up because your bike sounded weird. But good video.:thumb:
its not the camera. it is the spots its mounted... if put it on my helemt it sounds a lot different then on the handlebars and the swing arm sounds different then the handlebar. It has to do with the vibration tha travels through the handlebars or wherever its mounted on the bike.

I also use the closed back so it does not get dust inside where the camera is and that makes it sound different as well.
 
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