Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted a video, so I thought I’d share this one. I shot the first half this morning 12/21/07 at Sullivan Canyon, in the Santa Monica Mountains, and it’s absoutlely gorgeous!
It’s a fairly steep, relentless Five mile ride up the twisting fireroad, then the drop into the canyon for another Five miles through beautiful surroundings with a lush variety of trees; it looks like something out of a storybook!
The POV shots were tricky since I was riding fast and holding the cam at the same time! The second half has some pretty decent drops in it. There’s no comedy bits or stuff like that so it’s a bit more ride-oriented this time.
I do have another vid coming soon that will have some really funny bits, plus my first 8 set! (Maybe even a drop off of a phone booth…Now that’s what I call “long distance!”)
Yeah I love the rim because it really absorbs so much more shock than the standard KH rim; it’s the surly 65mm large marge rim.
Thanks everybody for all the cool comments! I know this vid isn’t my best by a long shot, but I really love this canyon; it’s not very technical, so more like XC. It’s just so beautiful and a great 3 hour workout!
Yo Riley! No it’s the standard '07 KH 24" frame. I had the whel built at Cynergy cycles in Santa Monica. I’m very happy with the result! After a ton of biggish drops, it’s as true as the day it was built!
Haha yeah that uphill run is soooo much steper than it looks n video, which tends to flatten stuff out so much more than it actually is. I’ve tried making it up at least 20 times, but can never quite get it!
John Long, a very accomplished Muni-er and world-class rock climber, came the closest but still none of us have made it all the way up! I was able to side-peck all the way to the top though.
Thanks I really appreciate the encouragement; it motivates me to keep making videos! Only thing is, I think I’m running out of things to do! I don’t want to repeat what I’ve already done.