A young man from Northern Indiana came down to ride with us this past weekend. It’s already getting cold and nasty in his neck of the woods so riding down here in Kentucky was a treat with some warmer weather and great fall colors on display. Below is a photo taken the previous weekend from an overlook we ride past.
Currently, all the trails are covered with leaves that easily hide all the rocks, roots, and smaller logs. All those things that will grab your front wheel in a deliberate fashion and remind you to take it easy and pay attention. It is good practice and a perfect time to seek out new trails as the leaves are mostly gone and you can see through the woods a decent distance for a change.
On Saturday, four us were able to ride together. With two KTMs and two Yamahas in the group the jesting was continuous. Never a dull moment with Jesse and Bo are trading jabs! Our guest didn’t know what he’d gotten himself into but he took it all in stride. The good thing was that we all were riding quiet 2-Strokes as it was the opening day of Deer Hunting Season. Stealth riding with little impact was the goal as we traversed several areas.
Here’s a nice little game trail with a big change in elevation that runs from midway up the ridge all the way to the top and then back down dropping off into the woods. Momentum, a heavy flywheel, trials tire, and low gearing make it a lot easier.
Have been quite busy lately but did get to ride a bit last Sunday. It was the same day as the final 2010 KORHS event but I decided to go and have some fun in the woods rather than deal with all the dust and clapped out Hardwick Creek course.
The mid-morning sun on the ridges was really nice and leaves are really starting to fall. Unfortunately, the color just isn’t going to be there this year in the leaves. Regardless, its a nice time to get out and do some riding.
Below is a link to about 3 minutes of some nice single track riding in the woods of Kentucky.
I had the pleasure of riding the loop with the crew from Marion County a couple weeks ago. Michael said they’d ridden to the store before, but not any further. We left the truck early and made good time getting to the store. We grabbed a good lunch and hit the trail again.
The trail was good between the store and the truck but many areas towards the end were really grown up with weeds and such. Dry and dusty was the theme of the day and the trials tire hooked up like glue all day long. Just after the power line, we came upon a massive bull elk. Rudy and I got a good look at it as he walked through the trees raking his rack on the branches. Such a huge animal and to see one right here in the woods of Kentucky is really cool!
I’m sure every Geo-techno-geek is drooling over one of these new devices from Contour. I have the ContourHD helmet camera, but it lacks the new GPS and still photo functionality. Having those two features built into the world’s smallest and lightest HD helmet camera make it must have. I plan on pre-ordering a unit sometime this week so I can get one of the first cameras out the door!
According to all the website, the new model has an easier to use on/off slider on top and there is a new rear door lock. Both Jesse and I have had issues with the rear door opening when we cycle the unit from the on to off position with gloves on. Sounds like they really listened to the feedback gained on the ContourHD to make the new GPS model even better.
Some screen captures of the new (and yet to be released) software show an elevation cross section that corresponds to points in time across the video. Thus you can jump to any section of the footage based on “where” you may have been. Speed, elevation, location, and footage are all aligned accordingly. Think about it! Very cool stuff!
Most of my time up to this point has been spent customizing the CSS stylesheets and configuring the blog to suit my needs. Working with WordPress has been easy. Hope to add some links to interesting sites, videos, and photos later today.