Sunday, March 30, 2008

More movie fun

Date: March 30
Mileage: 13
March mileage: 606.2
Temperature: 37

I did a short ride up the Dan Moller Trail today that turned into more of a moderately long hike. I was gone for nearly three hours, but the opportunity to leave the house and its incessant blaring of college basketball, plus the four-mile descent that takes all of 15 minutes, made it all worth it. I made another short video today during the downhill run. This one is much better than Friday's. I got a better angle by stuffing my Olympus point-and-shoot in my goggles, so I had a ghetto helmet-cam thing going on. One thing I noticed after watching the clip is that it actually makes the ride seem fairly smooth - there's no indication that I spent most of the narrow stretch correcting my line with my handlebars while my rear wheel fishtailed wildly in the snowmobile-churned sugar snow. It may be proof that I do in fact have sound upper body handling - or it could just be poor quality footage. Either way, I got my hands on some video editing software, so today there is music and titles. Enjoy!


29 comments:

  1. Too cool! With scenes like that, I think I could get into snow-biking!

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  2. That was fun, thanks for taking us along Jill!

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  3. Fun!

    I can't decide if I'm jealous of you still having a pile of snow, or if I'm glad ours gone....

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  4. Your talents are mimitless - that was awesome.

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  5. Actually they are limitless - unlike my editing skills

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  6. Wow, that looks like fun!

    All I did Sunday was eat pizza at Coney Island. I'm not sure that counts as Spring training.

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  7. what was that song?

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  8. Anonymous8:37 AM

    you are my new hero! helped inspire me to get up the morning and ride even if it is "cold" by my spoiled California standards.

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  9. Anonymous9:19 AM

    That was fun, esp. with the soundtrack!

    Faster than I thought it would be, at least by video perception.

    VA Biker

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  10. Song is "The Good Times are Killing Me" - Modest Mouse.

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  11. Anonymous11:15 AM

    Now, THAT was fun! I read your blog all the time, and of course I know you ride in the snow, but having no personal experience with snow, it's hard to imagine what pedalling a bike in powder is like. Finally, I can see why you might like it. Alaska is incredibly scenic. So completely different than my environment. Where I live in N.C., it hasn't snowed more than about 1" since 2003.

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  12. You live in a beautiful place Jill. Thanks for sharing the ride.

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  13. That is just way too cool! Good choice of lyrics :)

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  14. Why in the WORLD would you want to do that instead of watching college basketball??? (he said with tongue-in-cheek)

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  15. What was name of the song and artist???

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  16. You are truly an inspiration, thank you.

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  17. That was too good.

    -B

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  18. Anonymous8:19 PM

    you are a trip

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  19. Debamundo8:30 PM

    This is so beautiful. I can see why you love it so much.

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  20. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Thanks Jill, that helps me to see why and how!
    Now if some chilled air could be blown at my face.....

    Craig

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  21. So how many snowshoers did you knock over on the way down? :-)
    -
    Cynthia in the Valley

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  22. haha, oh my goodness, I was only halfway through it when I asked about the snowshoers. Which made the ending even funnier...
    Cynthia in the Valley

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  23. vw Dave3:28 PM

    Nice work Jill! Looking forward to seeing more. -dave_

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  24. Very nice, the video and the ride!

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  25. Anonymous4:06 PM

    Thanks

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  26. Cool, bike skillz, video skillz, and time travel! March 3008 huh?

    lol cool video...and you should have buzzed the hikers...

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