Manly Dam handlebar cam

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Manly Dam handlebar cam

Postby trailgumby » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:50 am

Here's some footage shot from my handlebar on the fun descent from Allambie Heights down to the hydraulics lab around Manly Dam.

First attempt at uploading to youtube, so be gentle :wink:

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Re: Manly Dam handlebar cam

Postby Aushiker » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:33 pm

Hi

Looks like fun ... thanks for sharing.

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Re: Manly Dam handlebar cam

Postby Gabe » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:00 am

Ahhh shame it's so far from me, otherwise I would have gone and checked it out. Looks fun.

You should have gone out front and put some more power down!
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Re: Manly Dam handlebar cam

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:03 pm

Needs a pumping soundtrack Gumby, Yakkety Sax maybe? :P

Looks like trailriders nirvana to me. 8)
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Re: Manly Dam handlebar cam

Postby trailgumby » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:14 pm

It's a very popular track. Being loved to death actually. Several hundred riders a day, 500 a day during the weekends. Considering the amount of use it gets, the track is standing up to the punishment remarkably well.

I quite like the techy rock drops. :D
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Re: Manly Dam handlebar cam

Postby Spiza » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:50 pm

trailgumby wrote:I quite like the techy rock drops. :D

I almost went OTB 3 times on those sections :x
Have you tried mounting the camera on your helmet?
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Re: Manly Dam handlebar cam

Postby trailgumby » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:59 pm

With the shape of that particular camera (like a bar of Palmolive Gold soap with the lense in one corner of the face) that's a bit hard. It might be possible to put it on the shoulder of your camelbak, but I'm overdue sending it back to Nate so I won't have time for that now.

I've been OTB on most of the rock drops at one time or another. Ah, that hurts :x :lol:

First ride back this morning after a week-long cold, my balance and stability were feeling way off the mark at first, so I took it pretty slow and careful. Seem to have come good by the second time around - back to normal, except for the HR being about 10 above normal - was hitting 180 on all the climbs and was struggling a bit. Surprisingly, was expecting to walk part of Heartbreak Hill, but I cleaned it.
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