Hampster Ride - Dirt route the length of New Hampshire

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by FreeTheBeast, May 27, 2014.

  1. StoneWolf

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    I'm in.
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  2. Red Card

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    For Adam the Great North Woods is not large enough for two Beemers even if the other one has four wheels.
    :hmmmmm
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    Poacher Bob Persona non grata

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  4. AdamChandler

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    "I'm okay!" :) I enjoyed the inside jokes of "there weren't even any women around to distract you!"

    BTW, I hope @PackinDirt's GoPro recorded my screwup. We stopped at the bottom of that Hill and I didn't re-start my camera (very convenient oversight!) so I'd love to see how stupid I look vaulting over a rock into the woods.
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    How to prevent crashes:

    Leave the camera off or have no witnesses.
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  7. Dualsport Chic

    Dualsport Chic Been here awhile

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    PDR is much more scenic than most of the Hamster with very little technical terrain - when you get to the Journey's end trail check-in box, you've arrived at the end. It you want to stretch it out into a 4 day weekend - try a loop to include the TMT (Trans-Mass Trail) starting in Winsted, CT. As you've said - pictures or it didn't happen.
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  8. dualscotty

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    Occasionally Adam has this need to go off track Crashing through the bushes in search of Dartmouth college girls.
  9. slowfall

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    It seems that some of us were enjoying the Hampster (yes, with a "p" as in "Hampshire") around the same time a weekend ago. Here some footage of our ride on Sep 23 & 24 (
    Boston Area Adventure Group):




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  10. dualscotty

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    nice video slowfall
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  11. slowfall

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    Thank you, sir!
  12. AdamChandler

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    Just tried to upload a 670 gigabyte 6 hours video to YouTube. It didn't accept it saying 128GB is the highest it'll go. Damn, and I knew the demand for people watching our entire ride was through the roof. I'll need to figure out an alternative.
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    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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  14. Red Card

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    Just edit out the parts where you are looking around for college girls then see what you have left.
  15. AdamChandler

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    The hunt continues.

    <Definitely buying a beer for whoever gets the reference>
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  17. slowfall

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    I am not part of your group, but it would be great to watch a video with short 4 sec clips put together that show the more technical stuff, bike drops, scenery, people having fun. I wish that I had had the camera running more to cover such moments, but I ran out of battery life here and there. I just edited maybe an hour of footage. I made my video mostly for my group to have another memory of what we did, and maybe some of the folks who have ridden the Hampster but did not shoot video feel reminded of their experience riding the route.

    I am looking forward to some footage!

    By the way, I love my 1200GSA!
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  18. AdamChandler

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    I changed up the encoding from full resolution to h.264 to make the files smaller. Generally on day-long rides I compile a few different videos. Some people that subscribe to my channel will honestly put a video up on their TV and watch the whole thing while doing other tasks. I actually get comments "3 hours in, this thing happened and that was funny" and I'm sitting there thinking...I only uploaded this for my own memory banks so I can enjoy it a decade from now when some horrific accident means I can't ride anymore and someone is actually watching it.

    But generally I publish
    • A vlog that is 1st person about the day and usually shot on my hand held camera
    • A time lapse of frames captured every .5-1 second via the GoPro
    • A full helmet cam video (5-10 hours long)
    • a Helmet cam highlights video which tends to be the most popular video. IT's 10-30 minutes in length and contains the best moments. Climbs, mud, lots of rocks and ruts, etc

    I don't want to assume I know what people want to watch and if it's captured, I might as well use it.

    Case in point, 200 views and no dislikes on a 30 hour time lapse compressed to one hour and 100 views for an 18 hour long video of my road trip helmet cam w/o any edits.

    Anyway, uploads should be done by tomorrow morning. Getting 1.5 megabytes up per second on the home connection. Also, if anyone wants to be my video editor, I'd appreciate it. It's a hobby, not a trade for me. But I still manage to make $150-$200 a month on YouTube so I should start taking it more seriously.
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  19. slowfall

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    Thanks for sharing. Interesting points. I just purchased my GoPro and I enjoy listening to other folks' thoughts in regards to video-recording, editing and their goals when they store the footage.

    What is your YouTube-channel?
  20. The Haymaker

    The Haymaker Testing Newtons Laws......

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    There's nothing THAT technical. I did the full run, top to bottom, (opposite, actually) starting in Hollis at 12pm and finishing the next day at the clearing at roughly 14:00.

    I did the stretch between Summer and Errol with my then 9yo son on the back of my Tiger.

    It's a great ride for anyone with a bit of experience.