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ridge running video ...brave man #414394
01/21/12 1:22 am
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Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: raf940] #414398
01/21/12 1:54 am
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Beautiful scenery. When are we going to get a video like that from Alex?


Josh
Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: raf940] #414401
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crazy cool>>>20 years ago I would not have given a second thought to riding something like that>>>>>now >>>>well enough said.....


Brian
Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: royaloilfield] #414405
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Something doesn't seam just right. frank coleman

Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: raf940] #414419
01/21/12 4:41 am
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Similar.....but a different kind of bike:



'77 T140J
"Vintage Bike". What's in your garage?

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Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: JubeePrince] #414499
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That video was shot here in Grand Junction Colo a few weeks ago they call that "skinny ridge " fun place to ride


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Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: raf940] #414663
01/22/12 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted By: raf940


Maybe. Does it look to anyone besides me that the front wheel isn't turning?

Not sure these aren't "Photoshop" skills rather than "riding" skills ..... !

Lannis


You can ignore reality but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.
Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: raf940] #414669
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You're not supposed to question anything you see on the web, Lannis. It's all real.
Notice how the helmet doesn't bob and weave with the bike?


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Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: shel] #414675
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Originally Posted By: shel
You're not supposed to question anything you see on the web, Lannis. It's all real.
Notice how the helmet doesn't bob and weave with the bike?


Well, you're SUPPOSED to think that's because it's a helmet-cam and so the camera will always be fixed relative to the helmet ... but the helmet wouldn't be fixed relative to the bike, now would it?

And where's the snow and grit being flung out in front of the bike from the front knobby?

I HAVE ridden dirt bikes before, I didn't just fall off the turnip wagon into town last week .... !

Lannis


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Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: Lannis] #414821
01/23/12 2:46 pm
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I don't think it's faked. Reading through the posted comments attached to the YouTube clip it appears that the video was lifted from 87mcmahan87. When you look at this guys other videos (87mcmahan87) you can see he has done similar stuff before.
The reason it looks so unbelievably impressive is the height above the ground (helmet cam/rider on the pegs) and the Fisheye lens - the mountain sides look steeper and the track narrower.

If you look at Alex's post below this one using the same Camera (and Lens?) (Riding MX on a Vintage Britbike) you'll see the same distortion taking place.

Be interesting to hear Alex's view on how much narrower the Camera made that MX track look.

My Tuppence worth.

Tom



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Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: raf940] #414822
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It certainly does remind me of something ... "Kayfabe" is a Japanese term which means "Suspension of Disbelief".

It's what makes watching professional wrestling fun for folks. When watching it, the fans 'pretend' it is real, and that lets them 'get into it' and have a good time.

Good clean fun, no reason we can't do it when we want to!

Lannis


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Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: Lannis] #414823
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Lannis,

I've always had the greatest respect for you and your postings, but if you're now saying Professional Wrestling aint the real deal, then that's it. You've lost all credibility in my eyes. laughing

Tom

Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: Tom_dup1] #414828
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Originally Posted By: Tom_dup1
Lannis,

I've always had the greatest respect for you and your postings, but if you're now saying Professional Wrestling aint the real deal, then that's it. You've lost all credibility in my eyes. laughing

Tom


You'd better have a chair and hold onto something. I'm onto "Reality TV" shows next .... !!

Lannis


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Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: JD] #414831
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Originally Posted By: JD
Beautiful scenery. When are we going to get a video like that from Alex?


Haahaa...that vid made me clich a couple of times, but yea, it could be that the wide angle lens makes it look a little spookier, but those dropoffs on either side look VERY real to me. I'm gonna guess that once you get on those, you're not gonna stop for a while. Not sure I could stomach THAT.

As fer it seeming fake: The camera is rigidly mounted to the helmet, there will be no relative motion between the cam and helmet and the helmet will seem stationary. Duh. The tires looking like they're not moving is, I a combination of the camera's short shutter time in bright light and aliasing. If I can ever figure out how to upload my trail video after my front mudguard came off, I could show you how it makes dirt and spray look stationary in the air...


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Re: ridge running video ...brave man [Re: Alex] #414832
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Originally Posted By: Alex
Originally Posted By: JD
Beautiful scenery. When are we going to get a video like that from Alex?


Haahaa...that vid made me clich a couple of times, but yea, it could be that the wide angle lens makes it look a little spookier, but those dropoffs on either side look VERY real to me. I'm gonna guess that once you get on those, you're not gonna stop for a while. Not sure I could stomach THAT.

As fer it seeming fake: The camera is rigidly mounted to the helmet, there will be no relative motion between the cam and helmet and the helmet will seem stationary. Duh. The tires looking like they're not moving is, I a combination of the camera's short shutter time in bright light and aliasing. If I can ever figure out how to upload my trail video after my front mudguard came off, I could show you how it makes dirt and spray look stationary in the air...


there's been a lot of discussion about this video elsewhere on the web. your spin on the conditions of the shoot seem to make sense to me, and several other folks have said similar things relating to the angles, timing etc. IMO it's probably actual footage of a ride across the ridge...


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