Saturday, February 21, 2009

I Got a Little Cocky

And I paid for it. I felt really good and the snow/road conditions were perfect and I was taking some corners pretty fast, motocross style, you know with the foot out to catch yourself. Well I did it once to often and I started to go down before my MX foot could catch me. No harm done, just a boot full of slush.

Getting Cocky from Bikesafer on Vimeo.

Speaking of boots, I wore the Answer Kashmir for the first time. Warm dry feet make your ride much more enjoyable and these shoes/boots even fit my goofy shaped feet. Look for a more in depth review when I've ridden them some more, so far I like them a lot.
I rode over to Hoyt Park to look for Russell and his Tosa mofos, but no one around and no tire tracks. Maybe I was early/late/showed up to the wrong place. Maybe next time.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ronsta Ride Recut

The remixed version with a few extra edits and properly adjusted audio levels. Still haven't been able to figure out the glitch problem. Enjoy

Ronsta Ride Recut from Bikesafer on Vimeo.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Ronsta Ride

Ronsta Ride from Bikesafer on Vimeo.

Saturday was a slushy mess of a 2 hour ride, but Sunday brought sun and a cold wind for the Ronsta Ride. We were started with 6 picked up one on the way and then lost 2 along the way due to cold feet or other commitments. A great way to spend a Sunday.

This video is a quick edit on new software that is leaving glitches in the finished product. The music is also a little over modulated. I'll try and get it recut when these troubles are resolved.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Day In The Sun

Finally a day above the single digits or teens. It almost felt like spring. What a great ride.
I wanted say that up front, as I've had some folks question why I ride at all if I have "so many" problems on the road. I love riding and today was a great day on the road.

Buzzed By a Trailer from Bikesafer on Vimeo.

I had a couple close calls today, only one that warranted a call to police. I have some thoughts on that and about the Elm Grove idiot who told me to ride on the sidewalk, but that will have to wait for another day.

I kind of raced a train today, well I was coasting and just thought it might make a better video than the trailer almost hitting me.

Racing A Train from Bikesafer on Vimeo.

The Brookfield cops from the last incident told me they issued a citation. I still have to get a copy of it to make sure, but the irony is if he fights it, I could be called as a witness by the same prosecutor who told me I have no right to be on the road at all. Probably more likely he would dismiss it or plea bargain it down. We'll see.