Thanks yeah for some reason video never really captures the true angles; I think because it’s only 2D instead of 3D. I also shot that video with my new sony still cam! Not bad, and way easier to carry around compared to my actual video cam, which is HUGE by comparison, even though is a mini camcorder that fit’s in your palm!
Yeah I was using a really small, mini tripod so I couldn’t set it up on the side since the brush was so high it would have obstructed the cams view.
They all got a kick out of it and the first thing they asked was, “are you filming this?” Yeah, there were many other bikers who took an alternate route so they didn’t have to go up that step part. Unless they come at it pretty fast, they usually can’t power up it without losing momentum.
There’s a hill like that near me, but it’s about 200 foot long! I haven’t seen one MTBer make it, yet I powered up it once (pecking, of course, much too long to roll up!) for a bet with a MTBer. I won $10 bucks and had leg agony the next day, totally worth it
I love challenges like that! There’s about a 1/8 mile long climb (in Aliso Viejo) I call “Heart attack hill”, that many seasoned mtbrs will get off and walk after about the half way point. It’s also very rutted and bumpy. It’s just insane steep.
I made it all the way up by standing on the pedals and “half-revving”. By the time I hit the top my lungs were burning so bad I thought they would explode! I’ve done it once again since and want to do it again asap!
It probably would have been a better idea to place the camera at the top, that is unless the terrain at the top wouldn’t level the tripod. I would have appreciated the angle of the hill a bit more, dispite the fact that this vid is already mad impressive. Great Job! *now try it with a 20’’ ;D *