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Old 03-30-15, 06:09 PM
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I'll Fly Away

Well, it seemed like the right music of this video of us going over Onyx pass to Big Bear and back.

Beautiful day in the mountains. *sigh*

The interesting thing is that it demonstrates how often I wag my head to look behind me ... more often than I thought!

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Old 03-30-15, 06:58 PM
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Um, could I please be you for a little while?
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Old 03-31-15, 10:10 AM
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Lol ... C'mon down and we'll show you a good time.

The riding was spectacular ... as was both kinds of natural scenery.
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"O Brother, Where Art Thou?"......Guess that would be over Onyx Pass to Big Bear and back. Very NICE!!!
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Old 03-31-15, 12:28 PM
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Nicely done video, thanks for posting! Quick question, our daughter lives in San Diego and is lobbying hard for us to relocate into the area. We're kind of looking north of SD. How far are the San Bernadinos from SD?
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Old 03-31-15, 02:19 PM
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We still sing that in church now and then. One of my favorites.

Nice scenery!
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Old 03-31-15, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?"......Guess that would be over Onyx Pass to Big Bear and back. Very NICE!!!
Yep ... that's it! I love that soundtrack ... pretty much all of it. "In the Jailhouse Now," and "Down to the River to Pray" are brilliant. There is something good about the world when some off-beat soundtrack like that can find it's way onto the best seller list.

And yea ... over Onyx Pass to Big Bear and back. What a beautiful ride!

MikeD1: Poway to Redlands (the base of the San Gabriels) is about 100 miles. There is some great riding and pretty good skiing up there most years.
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Very nice. Nothin' like that around here.
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Thanks for posting. I'm incredibly jealous of the scenery -- nothing but straight roads here.
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I have so many wonderful I'll Fly Away recordings on my phone.
But my favorite so far has to be a trio of high school students, uke, viola, and drum box. (Sorry, didn't think to record it.)

BTW, if you mount the camera on the handlebars, you get to see waggle. And if you mount the camera on helmet, get to see every head check.

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That must have been recorded at the south pole. No matter which way you turn, you're going north.
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Well, it seemed like the right music of this video of us going over Onyx pass to Big Bear and back.

Beautiful day in the mountains. *sigh*

The interesting thing is that it demonstrates how often I wag my head to look behind me ... more often than I thought!


A well adjusted small mirror in the drops will solve that looking back thing,
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Old 04-01-15, 11:23 PM
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What is the route? That looks like an amazing ride!!!
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Old 04-02-15, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
That must have been recorded at the south pole. No matter which way you turn, you're going north.
Lol ... Stupid Garmin VIRB. I bought the cheap one (~$100) that doesn't support the GPS dashboard data. That all worked fine until Garmin's latest software upgrade ... now I can't figure out how to get rid of that stuff.

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A well adjusted small mirror in the drops will solve that looking back thing,
I've tried handlebar mirrors and prefer them on my helmet. The head wagging is only a problem for video, so ... meh. Besides, how am I going to surreptitiously check out women's butts if all I have is a handlebar mirror?

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What is the route? That looks like an amazing ride!!!
Here ya go!

Over Onyx and Back - San Bernardino County, CA
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Great music. I loved all the music in "Oh Brother, ......"
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
I've tried handlebar mirrors and prefer them on my helmet. The head wagging is only a problem for video, so ... meh. Besides, how am I going to surreptitiously check out women's butts if all I have is a handlebar mirror?
Is there something I don't know about? Unless you have secrets that can be used safely, neither a mirror nor head wagging is a really good idea for surreptitously checking out women's butts. I've found that a good pair of sunglasses and keeping the head mostly forward is the way to go.

When I visit my in-laws and am riding the MUP along the beach in Orange County or Long Beach, the danger isn't from the hardcore cyclists, they tend to stick to the PCH. The danger is the cyclists who, while going fairly slowly, spend too much time not looking where they are going because they are looking at scantily clad women. One of the worst bike wrecks I ever witnessed was triggered when a rider turned his head too long to admire a woman on the sidewalk going the other way. Admittedly, she was attractive enough that maybe if she had visited him in the hospital, it would have been worth it, but she remained a stranger, she never even knew she was the cause of the wreck.

Let me know, however, if there are safe methods for head wagging to check out women. This is the 50+ Dirty Old Man subforum, right?
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^ Lol ... you bet.

The surreptitious behavior is safe when practiced off the bike ... you know ... rest stops and the like.

So ashamed ...
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Originally Posted by blt View Post
This is the 50+ Dirty Old Man subforum, right?

No, that's in Trollheim. Feel free to post about checking out butts in there. It doesn't really belong in 50+.
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Thanks for the route, 395! Straight up the 38--couldn't be much simpler!
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