High on Mountain Biking | the trail adventures of a mountain biker

Hurkey Creek Trails near Idyllwild

The Idyllwild Trails in California did their best to keep me away. I had first planned to come here about 5 weeks ago, and on the actual day I left Los Angeles to head to Idyllwild 4 feet of snow was dropped, and I got a phone call from a ranger saying that I would need chains to get to Idyllwild.. I put everything on hold, and headed South instead. When I did finally make it to Idyllwild,  both my bikes were in dire need of a bike doctor, luckily for me The Hub Cyclery in Iydllewild did a … [Read more...]

Edit GoPro HD videos Free Fast and Easy

Unlike the standard GoPro that recorded in .wma, the GoPro HD are encoded in mpeg4 h.264 format. Now although this format has been around for quite some time, a lot of video editors will not import the MP4 format. Like many others I was unpleasantly surprised by this, and I did not have a clue where to start, so in all cases like this, I got my help from Google. What I did know, is what I did NOT want. To spend a lot of money on a professional video editor A massive resource hog running … [Read more...]

HDR Mountain Bike Photography

This year I have started shooting HDR images on the trails, personally I am really intrigued by this method, and I actually like the outcome of the photo's. For everyone that has never heard of HDR photography, just google it for plenty of info, but in short it means the following.. In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas … [Read more...]