Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Video blog: April snow biking

This may be my best video blog post yet. Seriously. I think I'll submit it to Cannes.

Music is "Read My Mind" by The Killers. Enjoy.


Snow biking - a great way to avoid doing taxes from Jill Homer on Vimeo.

24 comments:

  1. Thank you!

    Just looking at (all) that (snow) makes me happy. I can smell it!

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  2. What kind of camera do you use? Nice vid, cute expressions.

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  3. Thanks. Great way to start the day.

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  4. Thanks for sharing again! Very Cool!

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  5. awesome! my fav killers song too!

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  6. Richard5:58 AM

    Thanks for the video; great feeling for what you do in the snow. Gotta go mail my 1040.

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  7. omg, how far is that from where you live?? Thats incredible.

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  8. That rocks. Did you take that on your camera? If so how do you secure it while riding? I use the same camera and so far do all my video while holding it - which becomes a bit dicey when going down steep rocky trails.

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  9. Thanks for the four minute vacation:-)

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  10. Exactly, Donut Guy. It was like a little vacation. That is a gorgeous place where you live, Jill.

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  11. Awesome! Makes me want to live in Alaska!

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  12. Anonymous11:30 AM

    Mike In WI says,

    Okay, I am officially envious, the landscape here is brown, dead and muddy. But did manage a nice ride!

    Mike In WI.

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  13. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Mike In WI says,

    Jill, a good pedal system and practice would go a long way in getting peak efficiency...check out the first few moments of that video for clues...

    I think you need better bike fit and clipless pedal system with quality pedaling technique if you want to make the GD a race.

    Mike In WI.

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  14. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  15. Yay! I love this! I just totes went on a virtual bike ride!!

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  16. kat.in.korea4:20 AM

    Gorgeous! I want to be there.
    I use a Gopro Cam on my helmet or on my handlebars and it's never that smooth. What's you setup?

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  17. The camera is just my Olympus Stylus tough 8000, handheld in the first part of the video. In the downhill stuff, I just taped it to a headlamp and stuck it on my forehead. It was kind of a spontaneous decision to even make that video. I had thrown a roll of packaging tape in my backpack for previous shipping purposes, and the headlamp was in there for earlier commuting. So when I was rifling through my bag looking for the camera, I came up with the video idea. In the past, I've stuck the camera in my goggles or held it on the handlebars. Definitely a ghetto setup.

    Mike, I'll agree with you on that one. But if you do look closer at the video, you'll also notice I'm only going 4 mph. :-)

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  18. Awesome, Jill. Don't know if it's the song that made me extra happy (as I have a soft spot for the Killers), the snow, or your smiling mug and glove-free hands. Could also be that Ben does my taxes. Thank gawd for that.

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  19. Thank you Jill for both creating and posting this when you did. I just experienced my first bike accident as an adult and this was a scary experience for me as I'm still kinda new to biking. While I survived it pretty well all things considered, (just enough of a header to be thankful for a helmet and worry my husband) watching this helped me get back out there. Thank You!

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  20. That's pretty awesome-- of course, I work in an accounting office! :)

    I loved your video. Don't forget to do your taxes... and remember: an extension is only to give you extra time to get the forms in, not extra time to pay. Stupid IRS.

    :) Happy trails, Jill!!

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  21. Anonymous2:32 PM

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    don't give up and keep penning because it simply just that is worth to look through it.
    excited to looked over a whole lot more of your posts, goodbye!

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