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First Ride at Llandegla

First ride of the red/black at Llandegla

This is the 2nd proper bit of film shot with the GoPro. Jane from EDS Bikes was planning a last minute raid of Llandegla & asked if I was up for it.

Twas an early start. Coffee. Get there. 1 lap. Coffee. Straight back to Yorkshire!

I’m not quite sure why I haven’t ridden Llandegla before. In the past various people have claimed to be not too impressed, but as it is, I loved it. The climbs are on the steep side but all doable if you have the energy. As we all know, the main thing with climbs is that there should be downhills that are worth the effort, and this is the case..!

And …I’ve just seen some news that more improvements are being finished at this very moment!

Apart from the riding, the trails are quite scenic in places, so generally a good place to be.

Being the 1st time I’ve ridden Llandegla, it wasn’t flat out. So one perspective of the video is that it kind of shows the level any rider can get to with a bit of coaching & practice.

As with the previous vid, a (possibly) sharper version will be on Vimeo when it’s processed. A link will be edited in shortly…

First MTB video shot with the GoPro Hero 3+

First impressions of the GoPro Hero 3+ Black

Took the GoPro out for the first time a couple of days ago. I rode out the door to Raincliffe Woods, did a few miles & then stuck the best bits together. This is the result:

The crash at 1:46 was down to a rock or tree stump that my foot hit with the pedal behind it! I thought I was just brushing some vegetation, turns out it was a bit more solid! It crossed my mind to leave that bit out..! But it feels better to be ‘honest’!

The video looks kind of speeded up in places but only the very start is messed with. The rest looks quick because the trail is very overgrown at the moment!

I’ve been impressed with the GoPro so far, features wise it’s hard to beat. For me though the picture quality just seems noticeably better than the competition.

A sharper version will be on Vimeo, minus music, when it uploads! A link will be edited in shortly…