Saturday’s Ride (in Video)

Today’s ride was interesting. Due to the video recording, we weren’t getting a big workout. Mostly just sessioning on the flow trails to get some interesting video. I wanted to practice getting off-the-bike shots with my GoPro.

We had to scrape a guy off the trail on the Downhill loop when he cased it hard trying to ride the drop and made a divot in the trail with his face. Some first aid and he got hauled to the ER to check him out for a concussion and a broken nose.

Scooby

I was playing around with some old footage from my GoPro and getting an animated map to follow my track. It’s not exactly how I’d like it, but it’s a little taste of what’s possible.

I used Sony Vegas HD Platinum 10 for my video editing. The animated map I created using ESRI’s ArcScene 10 (part of the ArcGIS 10 package) and a shapefile of Scooby that I traced over a GPS track (the large number of trackpoints in my actual GPS tracks makes ArcScene act a bit wonky). It’s not exactly feasible for most folks to make use of ArcScene, but as long as you can export your GPS flyover as an .avi file, you should be golden.

One-One Pompetamine (Road Bike Commuter Project #5 – Finished)

This post has been a few weeks in the making, but please forgive me. I’ve been riding my new bike when I haven’t been working. It’s nice that even though my workload has increased, my riding miles have also increased because of this new bike.

On-One Pompetamine CommuterThe great thing about this bike is that it doesn’t matter where I take it. It can handle trails OR roads. Now I’m not doing Scooby at the SFA Rec Trails on this thing, but I can get a dose of dirt on it when I need one.