Perfect SoCal weather today and an awesome trail only 4 miles from my house; doesn’t get much sweeter than that! So here’s a little something I’m calling, “Terry’s MUni Minute”. (It’s a tad over a minute, but oh well lol)
The downhill speed runs were inspired by Jackie! Hope you enjoy.
Oh yeah, I got the zune 120 gig, and I can put 25 hours of video on it!
Thanks Dave, yeah I was pedaling at pretty much maximum and I was flying! Very exhiliarating!
I especially love getting to the Catalina lookout where there is always a nice cool offshore breeze!
Yeah after watching Jackie’s DH stuff I had to try it! Most of the DH stuff I ride is quite rocky and so you can’t really go all out speed-wise, but these particular sections of singletrack were smooth enough to really go for it! My brother thought I’d speeded up the footage, but no it’s real-time speed.
I also uploaded it in HD so if you want to see it in 16:9 HD quality and a larger default screen, go to the link below and don’t forget to click at the bottom of the viewer where it says, “Watch in HD”. The quality is quite excellent and as good or better than vimeo!
Right I just never really thought about high speed as much as working the tech sections, drops and stuff. But now that’s I’ve been doing it more, I really love the rush! And it does add to the action and gives the video more kinetic energy!
Well, I attached the camera to a tree above and the angle made it look steeper than it was, but it was still fairly steep. I think my fastest pass was at :12 where I ran over that stick lol! I was really jammin’ right there! Yeah get down here soon and lets ride!
Right, that’s how I usually ride down steep rocky sections, and by pulling up a bit more on the lift handle, it helps to lock my shoes to the pedals even more. But I seem to just naturally hold back maybe a bit more than I should sometimes; I do find though, that I clean the hard sections more successfully when I don’t “baby” the MUNi and just trust myself to “go for it”, which also means going faster too. I’ve read a lot about MTBers saying, “Speed can be your friend in tech sections”. I think there is truth to that for MUni as well.
It"downloads" youtubes videos? Will they save in wmv format as well? I only know of those youtube “grabbers” where you put in the url of the video and it saves it but its an flv or something other than a wmv.
Thanks yeah I went there, registered, imported all my viddys and saved a couple in wmv. Even though it is a real wmv, it’s a much lesser quality than the original and much smaller file size, but it is a wmv so that’s cool!
Thanks Tyler I’ll check that out too. (Noble canyon soon!)