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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    By the time we got to Shortcake Bakery the second time
    Ha! I didn't even realize it was a stop the first time through. I guess because I was behind a long line of riders, I didn't even see it (I never ride in that area...). That also explains why I overheard someone there (when I came through on the way back) saying "you'll come through here again" which at the time I found very confusing.

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    Oh yeah for everybody's benefit: the curry chicken (pockets? pasties? dunno what they call em here) these guys make were really really really (really!) good! Whenever I pass by here in the future I will buy five or six and eat them all immediately.

    I did have some beef with the cue sheet frequently being over-complicated and unclear, at one point some marshals were waiting at an intersection giving (correct) directions that disagreed with the cue sheet entirely. There are definitely a few places where people wind up making wrong turns/getting lost both years I've done this now - just put some signs up, yeesh!


    Despite that it was my favorite organized ride this year for sure.

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    So, last year we did put up signs. I remember standing out on the Paint Branch Trail in the dead of night the day before coming home from work, bike light in my mouth as I fumbled with duct tape and a packet of signs that stuck together.

    When I came through the next morning, about half of them had blown down. I vaguely remember there being a windstorm or suchlike during the night? I had to do some chasing after the ride to track them all down. Other sections that I knew from our instructions would be signed were entirely unsigned—again, wind.

    Glad to hear things otherwise went well, and sad to have to miss this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brünř Moore View Post
    So, last year we did put up signs. I remember standing out on the Paint Branch Trail in the dead of night the day before coming home from work, bike light in my mouth as I fumbled with duct tape and a packet of signs that stuck together.

    When I came through the next morning, about half of them had blown down. I vaguely remember there being a windstorm or suchlike during the night? I had to do some chasing after the ride to track them all down. Other sections that I knew from our instructions would be signed were entirely unsigned—again, wind.

    Glad to hear things otherwise went well, and sad to have to miss this one.
    For a WABA ride (where costs are kept to a minimum to increase money for actual advocacy), I don't expect much in the way of signs. So for me at least, that critique isn't really meant as a knock against WABA. But I think just 3 or 4 signs, or maybe even chalk on the trail (most of the problem areas seemed to be on the trails), at key intersections would've made a big difference.

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    Chalk is a great idea. I'd be satisfied with some nice big chalk arrows.




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    Chalk is a great idea. I'd be satisfied with some nice big chalk arrows.




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    Default The Cider Ride 2016 - Video Is Finished

    I finished my video for last week's Cider Ride, and it is ready for viewing!

    I tried to put as many forumites that I could recognize as possible, so I hope you see yourself somewhere in there. I really had a lot of fun on the ride including before and after. There were a couple of instances where I turned my camera on to film, yet it decided to only record for 5 or so seconds (see: the College Park Trolley Trail footage only being a couple of seconds, grr), but I made do with the footage of the beautiful scenery that I was able to acquire.

    FYI - the music is Bela Fleck (I love me some banjo; other favorite instrument than piano that I love hearing in music and have a beginner ability to play).

    Here is the video:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobco85 View Post
    I finished my video for last week's Cider Ride, and it is ready for viewing!
    Bob - you are awesome. That was fun to watch and makes me wish I had been able to ride this year. WABA could use it as a promo for next year's ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobco85 View Post
    I finished my video for last week's Cider Ride, and it is ready for viewing!

    Here is the video:

    Another great video. The spinning cup at the end was a nice touch. I agree with Steve O that it would make a great promo for next year's Cider Ride, especially the shots of riding through the tree canopies with changing leaves.

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    I'm glad you liked it! If WABA wants to use it for promotional purposes, they have my permission (my only stipulations are that 1) they contact me, and 2) they credit me). I'd be glad to help get others to do this ride, especially since I enjoyed it so much myself.

    Btw, the cup thing: I got the idea of rotating the cup, but I didn't know how to do it. I tried about 6 different ways but hated the results due to camera shake, the cup not rotating on a vertical axis relative to the camera, and the cup not resting on a flat surface (I knew the result I wanted, but figuring it out was the difficult part). It was one of those moments that I have where I'll obsess over figuring out some minute thing that hopefully turns out awesome like that time I stopped for ~10 mintues (?) to get my close-up shot of the dragonfly during a group ride on the Indian Head Rail Trail.

    I'll also try and figure out how to mount a backward-facing camera on my road bike like I do for my hybrid so that in future road bike rides I can get more of people's front side than back side. On my hybrid, I mount the camera to one of my rear baskets, but I don't have much on the back of the road bike. Stuff to figure out, I guess.

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