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.

Bike Month Week 1

For the first week of bike month, I was able to commute every day of the week, totaling about 35mi. Weight 178.2, BF 12.3% (I was apparently dehydrated when I stepped on the scale). Not a huge amount, but I do have a short commute. I compiled a video showing one of my route options (the one with some dirt).

Angelina River Canoe Trip – February 2011

The SFA Outdoor Pursuits planned this trip for the stretch of the Angelina River between Highway 63 and Martin Dies Jr. State Park. I was stoked to do this trip. I’ve done a decent bit of paddling, but I’ve never camped out of my canoe before. My wife and I signed ourselves up and hoped for the best.

Video and Maps – SFA Trails Vid Trial 1

As I’ve posted before, I got my hands on a new GoPro HD Hero recently. My first “video” wasn’t much – essentially just a backyard test. I was supposed to get some real footage on Friday, but a mechanical problem halted that. So, Monday was my next opportunity, and I took advantage. I got to get some ride footage of the local trails.

First Bike Video

My GoPro HD Hero arrived today and I got to take a couple minutes of video before it got too dark. I used it on the default settings, which are for 960p HD…essentially a tall HD format. I tried out the chesty mount first because it was the easiest to set up. It is pretty clever. I have quite an assortment of mounts I can use, and I’ll be playing with a couple of them tomorrow when I hit the trails with some buddies.

Nac Trails…Again

Okay, so it’s getting to be time to break the monotony of riding the same place all the time. I need to hit some new trails.

So You Want a Mountain Bike Trail in Your Area?

This is an issue that has come up in a couple forums I use in a couple different ways recently. Most discussions on this topic seem to devolve into shouting and uncivil behavior and I wish they wouldn’t. Good behavior with these issues is important because as mountain bikers, we’d like to be seen as responsible trail users.

Backpacking Sundries Kit

You can see this one in my YouTube channel (my username over there is mtbikernate), but I’m posting it here for my own readers, too. Jason Klass from Gear Talk asked what folks put in their backpacking sundries kit (his term). I don’t have a term for the kit, but I made a video response to him about what I put in mine.

The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes

Man, I can’t believe it’s turned up! A friend of mine found this video hosted online, and it was one of the Wittenberg University Geology Department favorites. I don’t know anyone who’s seen this who doesn’t have fond memories of the hapless canoeist jumping randomly through time and having all sorts of adventures in the glacial and modern Great Lakes.