Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cabin John/C&O/D.C.

Austin and Andrew did a round trip from Cabin John to C&O to D.C. It totalled around 33 miles. I did some different angles in this video towards end. If you are getting this via email, hit the blog at bottom to see video.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hoyles Mill

Today I rode at Hoyles Mill. Just did an out and back that was roughly 7 miles total. This trail is a mixture of single track, dirt road and paved roads. It's also a connector between schaeffer farm and black hill. This video starts from Schaeffer side.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Black Hill Night Ride

It was Andrew and Austin joining Saxman from MORE to do a night ride at Black Hill Regional Park in Boyd's, MD. There was a very slight drizzle and spring time temperatures. There was only 3 of us which was great so we got to talk with Saxman about night riding. We hope to get permission about how we can do our own night rides. I think we can, we just need to join MORE. Anyway, it was a nice ride. We did 14.5 miles in couple hours. They only get permission to ride couple hours so we rode from 8 - 10.

The go pro video didn't turn out well. You can see from video clip below. It only picked up the brighest spot from the night lights. In reality, the night lights lit up the path very well. I was also very pleased with the Magicshine. I was able to see ahead very clearly. Add everyone else's light, you can see far enough ahead to go at a decent speed. Since the video, didn't turn out well, I only made a 1 minute video. Austin suggested having the light mounted on my handlebar instead of helmet. I will try this next time. Also, no audio since I used the waterproof casing on camera.

Direct URL to YouTube here

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Clopper Lake

Here's a quick ride around Clopper Lake in Gaithersburg, MD. The trail is easy+ with lots of roots. It felt like 4 - 5 miles around the lake. It's a nice scenic relaxing trail.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Pump Track

There is a new Pump Track in Germantown Recreational Park. I'm not sure if it's finished yet but here is video clip of it.

Click here to see directly on youtube.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Magicshine - New Night Light

This is Andrew. I got my new bike light for night riding today. It's a magicshine 900. I charged it up and tested outside my house. Below are couple pics. I might go night riding sometime this week if I can get someone to come along. Later this week I should be getting my handlebar mount for my go pro. This way I can take a video of night riding (not sure how that would turn out). This light is way cheaper than a lot of lights out there for same brightness. This one cost $90. It got a lot of bad press lately because of battery recall but seems to be fine now. You can get from here.

Picture in my driveway just to show you how dark it is.

Picture with magicshine. I'm not using a flash on my camera. I'm definitely impressed.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Austin's Epic Training

First long ride in a while... Special thanks to Wayne for providing water. 56.54 miles (22 miles dirt) 6hr 51min total time 5hr 27min moving time Water,water,water...

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Black Hill

I did another local ride at Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds, MD. This park consist of nice scenary with a beautiful lake. Trails are paved, single track (some with loose rocks). There are 3 nice size hills. It's a great place to take the family. Sorry for corny narration :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Little Bennett

Did a short ride at Little Bennett in Clarksburg, MD. Video below is sample of several trails throughout the park. Only 1/2 the park is open to bikers. The entire side for biking can be covered in 2 hours. It's a good mixture of road, dirt road, single track. It has several technical short climbs. There also couple of long climbs also. You can definitely get a good workout. This is best watched in HD.