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Thursday, August 27, 2009

6 Pack Downhill Race Series

A few weeks ago we had our 2nd 6 Pack Downhill Race. Each month we pick a new trail or downhill to time trial. It is a great way to get the biking community together for some good ole fashion dirt shredding. The idea is simple - a 6 pack is the entry fee, winner takes all, and then we drink festive beverages after the race. During the last race I rigged my point and shoot camera to my helmet, and tried to catch some of the action. We had another stationary camera setup near a potential carnage spot, but luckily, nobody wrecked. Ideally I would like to get a real helmet camera setup, something like the GoPro Hero Wide. The camera has a 170 degree wide angle lens, built in image stabilization, and is designed for riding on trails. It would also be great to get more stationary points, and edit that video in, but I'll take what I can get.

Warning - watching this video may make you sick or cause your eyes to water (loosing image quality to Vimeo didn't help either) .... Enjoy!

I've retained my audio by using Vimeo.
Different GoPro Helmet Wide Setups





Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Say it ain't so... the moto has to go - 2006 Honda 919

It is a sad day.....In an effort to rid myself of debt, I'm selling my 2006 Honda 919. I bought the bike new in the spring of 2007, and have only racked up 3034 miles. Bought brand new for $8400, I'm listing it for $5800. If anyone is interested, I can certainly chat you up - email me at levidrose@gmail.com, thanks for looking!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Friends and Family


Last weekend was filled with friends, family, and glorious sunshine. My brother and two cousins, Gene and Brian, rolled in Wednesday evening and I had a great time showing them around the gorge. Thursday evening, some good ole boys from college rolled in: Travis Frank, Ben Denlinger, Meghan McGuire, Marc Hueber, and Morgan Rich. Travis, Marc, and Morgan traveled in a RV, which occupied the yard for the rest of the weekend (absolutely classic). Then to top it off, Friday evening my parents showed up. I had quite a busy house! Friday, Marc and I raced in a local downhill event, of which I hosted the after party. It was great to see Marc on a bike again. Saturday was filled with 12 hours of drinking, a 12 person pontoon boat on Summersville Lake, and deep water soloing. Having friends and family visit was a great revival for my soul, and it feels great to be back on the east coast!
Sunset with my brother, out at Long Point, overlooking the bridge

Ben with man's best friend


Monkeys: Travis, Ben, and Marc

Deep water soloing at "Rats Hole"


Drinking and boating