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Ride 3 of us took in the Danskins just before Memorial Weekend. Just finished the video and will post some photo's later.
 

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Good video! Its not trail riding if you don't take a few tumbles and damage something on your bike......
 

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Great video! And you have inspired me -- next time I go to Hollister I will try more black diamond trails! I have done only one ( and made it ) but after watching you guys I know I can do more.
 

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Once we finished and got back home, we'd take some Tylenol to help the pain...wishing we could go tomorrow and do it all over again...


Hey! You're a poet and don't know it!



That's some big country with some awesome views. You guys are lucky to have trails like that close by. On the other hand, there definitely were some sections with pucker factor, and some sections where I bet you were wishing for a bigger sprocket and/or longer swingarm.



What caused the naps? Did the front wheel come up? It looked pretty steep in places, and we all know that pictures don't show that well.



Great video, thanks for sharing it! The Contour does a very nice job. Thanks for taking us along, that was a very enjoyable ride.
 

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Good video! Its not trail riding if you don't take a few tumbles and damage something on your bike......


Normally I'm pretty proud of myself when I don't fall. But I ate a few slices of humble pie on this ride! Luckily the damage was only the mirror and not me. However, I was plenty sore for a few days after! Part of getting old I suppose. I was completely worn out after this ride. Didn't even look at the TW for 2-3 days. Now I'm ready to go again...not!



Great video! And you have inspired me -- next time I go to Hollister I will try more black diamond trails! I have done only one ( and made it ) but after watching you guys I know I can do more.


We can only take credit for inspiring those that get back home safe. If you get hurt or wreck your TW...someone else inspired you.
Don't end up in a roadside ditch!



Hey! You're a poet and don't know it!



That's some big country with some awesome views. You guys are lucky to have trails like that close by. On the other hand, there definitely were some sections with pucker factor, and some sections where I bet you were wishing for a bigger sprocket and/or longer swingarm.



What caused the naps? Did the front wheel come up? It looked pretty steep in places, and we all know that pictures don't show that well.



Great video, thanks for sharing it! The Contour does a very nice job. Thanks for taking us along, that was a very enjoyable ride.


Pucker factor, goodness gracious you can say that again. Not as concerned with going up or down on the trail, but those steep slopes off to the side have my full attention. Ron didn't have to tell me to keep both eyes on the trail, I already was!



All of us fell a few times, but I can only speak for myself as I wasn't close enough to see what happened to the others. Of my three falls, two of which I captured on camera, first was rear tire spin in rut on rock, covered with sand. I thought it was weird spinning out sideways going uphill! Second one, the front tire hooked the side of the trail and pulled the front over. Sort of like hitting sand on one side pulling you in that direction, if that makes sense. Third fall, I was going too slow around a banked corner. Tried to put left foot down, but there was no ground there. Bike fell against the inside bank, whereby I went up and over the left (inside) handle bar, thus the cracked mirror. Basically I ended up in a roadside ditch!
 

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Our route





Up ahead is what I'm calling "The Rock". You can see a path goes right up. No way could we do that on the TW.

Had me concerned until Ron said there was an easier route around it!





Up close of "The Rock" and the easy way left. Of course this is where I had my first fall. Oops!

And may I add, the rock path is much, much steeper than what it appears. As are all of the slopes.





Larry TW came down and helped push me up after I fell by "The Rock"





Plenty steep and rocky here. We went down with engines off, in first gear with rear tire acting as anchor drag. Worked!

Not to scary, just slow.





Here's a few misc shot's along the way

















I don't want to embarrass anyone, but Larry TW had probably the most eventful "off-course" incident.

He ended up in a roadside ditch!

 

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Boy Kris, you sure have video production dialed in.... I say once again, your camera does a great job! Looked like you guys were going to ride that ridge into the next state, I kept wondering how many miles you were planning on doing as the trail seemed to start getting pretty narrow.



Tylenol, i'll bet...
. What an adventure, yikes.......... Thrust your chest out proud!!! Thanks. Gerry
 

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Excellent video. I'd love to ride that area as it looks very technical. Your camera mount is MUCH better. Good video, no shaking, and great sound. Nice job.
 

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Great RR Admiral! When I get my camera, can I send my raw data to "Admirals Editing" for final production?
Looked like a great ride.

Thank you!



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For someone that used to be nervous about single track, I would say you did very well. That was some demanding stuff. Thanks again for sharing.
 

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you sure have video production dialed in....



I kept wondering how many miles you were planning on doing as the trail seemed to start getting pretty narrow.


Tried an experiment this time with the video. I did all of the editing within YouTube. It was very time consuming, but I was losing the HD quality the other way I was producing the video's. Editing in YouTube is hard because you can't multi-cut, move, or paste where you want, any particular segment. I'll have to find the thread you started and explain how I did it in that thread.



Funny you should mention the miles. I think we only put on 25 (ish) miles or so, but I think we rode for about 5-6 hours. Seemed like a hundred miles by the time we got back to the trucks.
 
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