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Lets hear it, what cool bike stuff or gadget did you get for christmas?

I got this cool new video camera from my wife. You may have seen the add in some of the MTB magazines. The Samsung SC-X105 Digitaol Camcorder, complete with helmet cam. This unit is not much bigger than most cell-phones. The helmet cam is nothing more than a lens attachment to mount to the helmet, very light and compact. Sure will make videos easier. You can check it out at SamsungSportsCamcorder.com. :D Oh yeah, also got a niterider evolution digital light, so I can record nite rides. :cool: Wifey is always too good to me at Christmas.


Merry Christmas
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Lets hear it, what cool bike stuff or gadget did you get for christmas?

I got this cool new video camera from my wife. You may have seen the add in some of the MTB magazines. The Samsung SC-X105 Digitaol Camcorder, complete with helmet cam. This unit is not much bigger than most cell-phones. The helmet cam is nothing more than a lens attachment to mount to the helmet, very light and compact. Sure will make videos easier. You can check it out at SamsungSportsCamcorder.com. :D

Merry Christmas
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I am interested to see how well that camcorder works. I've been thinking about buying one for a while. All I got was clothes for Christmas :(
 

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I am interested to see how well that camcorder works. I've been thinking about buying one for a while. All I got was clothes for Christmas :(
So far so good. I did a little ride out front to check it out. Basically its a real time view of what ever you are looking at. It will be a better test when I ride Demo and get under the tree's to see how it does in low light conditions. I also did some recording indoors in low light and it was pretty good. Just need the weather to co-operate a bit so I can get out on the trail.

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Nice! Those do look cool. Wifey did come through with the Off Road to Athens movie. Watched it three times already... :D

Oh, bro-in-law gave me a gift card to REI if that counts! Fenders, bike computer, new tires... Hum!?
 

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So far so good. I did a little ride out front to check it out. Basically its a real time view of what ever you are looking at. It will be a better test when I ride Demo and get under the tree's to see how it does in low light conditions. I also did some recording indoors in low light and it was pretty good. Just need the weather to co-operate a bit so I can get out on the trail.

Sean
you can get my crashes on video :D :D Have you tried the light yet? If you have time and it is not raining come ride with us tonight and test the new light with the new camera.
 

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you can get my crashes on video :D :D Have you tried the light yet? If you have time and it is not raining come ride with us tonight and test the new light with the new camera.
As long as you crash when you are in front of me that'll work. :D Cant make it tonite, gotta spend some time with the wife because tomorrow Im going to see my Sharks lose again. :mad: They are suckin and Im gettin pissed.

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Congrats! That's a great haul :cool: I'd like to see what the videos are like.

I was lucky, too. My wife was paying attention this year... :eek:

I got a 3-position Gravity Dropper - That thing is great! I got to try it out yesterday. I hope it's reliable because it's probably the best bike accessory that I've ever had. I drop the seat 1" for twisty singletrack an mildly technical terrain. I drop it 3" for steep / slippery downhill and jumps....... all done on the fly.

A pair of Specialized 120SL MTB shoes.

Woolie Bollie socks

All in all... a great xmas.
 

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Congrats! That's a great haul :cool: I'd like to see what the videos are like.

I was lucky, too. My wife was paying attention this year... :eek:

I got a 3-position Gravity Dropper - That thing is great! I got to try it out yesterday. I hope it's reliable because it's probably the best bike accessory that I've ever had. I drop the seat 1" for twisty singletrack an mildly technical terrain. I drop it 3" for steep / slippery downhill and jumps....... all done on the fly.

A pair of Specialized 120SL MTB shoes.

Woolie Bollie socks

All in all... a great xmas.
Sounds like a good christmas.
Now if I could just figure out how to load the mp3 player with some music Id be stoked. Yep the camera is also a mp3 player, so Ill be jammin to tunes while climbing, and recording on the decents. That seatpost sounds awful neat.

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Blue Shorts said:
Congrats! That's a great haul :cool: I'd like to see what the videos are like.

I was lucky, too. My wife was paying attention this year... :eek:

I got a 3-position Gravity Dropper - That thing is great! I got to try it out yesterday. I hope it's reliable because it's probably the best bike accessory that I've ever had. I drop the seat 1" for twisty singletrack an mildly technical terrain. I drop it 3" for steep / slippery downhill and jumps....... all done on the fly.

A pair of Specialized 120SL MTB shoes.

Woolie Bollie socks

All in all... a great xmas.
Oh yeah, GD rules. I have the 2 positions one, and I think it's the best thing since Stan's notubes kit!

I got a CK wheelset (okay, the wifey just chipped in). Woohoo, can't wait to try it.
 

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smw said:
Lets hear it, what cool bike stuff or gadget did you get for christmas?

I got this cool new video camera from my wife. You may have seen the add in some of the MTB magazines. The Samsung SC-X105 Digitaol Camcorder, complete with helmet cam. This unit is not much bigger than most cell-phones. The helmet cam is nothing more than a lens attachment to mount to the helmet, very light and compact. Sure will make videos easier. You can check it out at SamsungSportsCamcorder.com. :D Oh yeah, also got a niterider evolution digital light, so I can record nite rides. :cool: Wifey is always too good to me at Christmas.

Merry Christmas
Sean
A Cuisinart - I'm big into cooking and at some point these become a necessity.

Cook books - told the missus my goal for the new year is to learn how to cook every vegitable in the vegi isle - so I got two vegi-only cook books.

Some gift certs

A new pair of Sidi Dominator 5's - my most recent pair dates to '99, is one size too small and is a smelly, moldering pair of spore bearing stench.

Ooh, and 3 good, long and muddy bike rides to burn off the Holliday Bulge. :)
 

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About 5 borders gift cards..

and some sweet Salsa bell lap bars for the il pompino. And a buch of other stuff ill probalby return or exchange..
 

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and some sweet Salsa bell lap bars for the il pompino. And a buch of other stuff ill probalby return or exchange..
My candles have been burning up a storm. My wife gave me a trip back to the old hood to enjoy a visit with my parents and my homies. She's always there for me when my visits with the homies don't go as dreamily as I expect (although they did this time).

Tomorrow, NYC by foot! Thursday, Stamford, CT by borrowed bike! Two turtledoves and a partridge in a pear tree!

Happy festivus.
 

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does buying myself something count?

Not sure, but xmas is just too much hype/propaganda for me. Anyways I was gonna buy one of those Redline Monocogs just cause I wanted a single speed really bad (rear derailleur was also giving me problems). Did something better, cannabalized the Heckler, bought a Singleator, Gusset SS spacer kit, and threw the parts onto this Kona hardtail I had laying around. Voila, a new single speed. I hope I like it cause I don't really want to switch the parts back over, actually now I'm saving for a new build kit for the Heckler.

Got some real good rides in down at Fort Ord Xmas day and Monday. On Monday I ended up hooking up with some locals who showed me around East Garrison (I usually ride the trails near Creekside entrance). Wow, I had a lot of fun on the new single speed, and those East Garrison trails. Lots of short climbs, windy single track, and endless network of trails that one of the guys referred to as a "rollercoaster" and it sure was. Right now I'm running a 32x16 on the bike and it seems pretty fun, lots of work though. I still need to take off the big ring, get a bash guard, or some spacers, but for now I just want to ride.
 

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That didn't take you long

N.S. That sure didn't take you very long! We talked about you doing that last Saturday while riding the uni. Let me know how long you go before you ride the Heckler again. I upgraded my superlight to build a chameleon ss and now I haven't rode the superlight but once or twice since. :D
 

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yeah merry xmas for me

Tone No Balone said:
N.S. That sure didn't take you very long! We talked about you doing that last Saturday while riding the uni. Let me know how long you go before you ride the Heckler again. I upgraded my superlight to build a chameleon ss and now I haven't rode the superlight but once or twice since. :D
I spent Xmas eve taking apart the Heckler and rebuilding the Kona, what an awesome present for myself, didn't take too long, beer guided me through the procedure. Finally learned how to upload pics, here it is. Don't laugh @ the big ring it'll be gone soon! Not the lightest ss, but I'm not the lightest rider either. Does anyone know if I can run the chainring bolts directly onto the crank arm (without any spacers/washers)? I thought they would be too long or damage my crank/spider thingy, it's an LX Hollowtech II crank if that matters.

Well TNB et al., East Garrison is really fun, I hate to say it but I had just as much fun there yesterday than I have had in a long time. If you learn the network of trails East Garrison has to offer you can ride for days up and down, lots of singletrack, just like you said in a previous post. Its all about finding/exploring, Pretty much rode near the bunkers, trails 63, 24, 15, 19 , 17, near the hospital, 52, couldn't really tell you the numbers there's just too many, it gets confusing, I'm just gonna go back and explore.

The inaugural ride on my singleator'd ss was on Xmas day in which I started @ East Garrison and palnned to ride trail 50. That was a mission, spent sometime looking for trails 19 & 17 to get over to Henniken's Ranch Rd (thought I was lost, probably was) got near the FBI training center and took a left on Eucalyptus Rd. Then I went up trail 49 to get to trail 11 (had to hike the last section of 49 where it intersects 11, hopefully I can clear it soon), took a right up trail 11 (hiked up the last steeeep section), and over to trail 50. Finally down trail 50, back up 50 (where it intersects Eucalyptus Rd/Crescent Bluff Rd), and over to traill 22. After 22 I just took the fire road (Crescent Bluff?) back to East Garrison, didn't hit too much singletrack on the way out, it was getting dark, and I didn't wanna climb anymore.

One gear is definitely fun, I can't wait to see how much I'm going to suffer riding in SC. But, for now, while its wet, maybe I'll stick closer to home, and Fort Ord where the geology sucks up a lot of the water/moisture.
 

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