CamelBak: Ride, Sleep, Repeat – A day in the life of Dane Petersen

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CamelBak: Ride, Sleep, Repeat – A day in the life of Dane Petersen

Take a mental vacation with us back to happier times in the California with filmmaker Zach Youngberg and mountain biker Dane Petersen. Zach brings us some fast-paced footage of a day in the life of Dane Petersen. Follow Dane as he hits a variety of trails through the Sierra foothills.

 

 

ZACH AND DANE

Filmmaker Zach Youngberg and MTB pro, Dane Petersen have been shooting and riding together for the past four years. Dane picks the zones that he deems perfect for filming, and Zach follows with a camera in tow.  “Dane is super talented on a bike, which makes my job that much easier.” says Zach. They both have busy schedules, but they manage to collaborate once a year to create a compelling video that riders will get excited to watch. Videos always take place on a new trail and in a new area, which keeps things that much more interesting.

After you watch the CamelBak video “Ride, Sleep, Repeat” below, be sure to check out Soil Searching for a taste of how Dane can rip it up on all types of terrain.

Zach tells us, “I’ve been able to see Dane’s riding progress leaps and bounds through my lens. When I was in middle school, Dane was the free rider in our community, and I always saw photos of him throwing x-ups and no handers over big booters that he built. Fast forward to today and here I am working with him. It’s pretty cool to see how much things have changed. I’ve never been too talented on a bike, but I really enjoy the sport as a whole and filming it is my way of tying into the community.”

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GoPro Product Spotlight: Shorty

Shorty is the Go-Anywhere Companion for Your GoPro

If you’re anything like us, you probably bring your GoPro everywhere, whether it’s to a barbecue, a concert, a hike or bike ride. Many times, though, you are packing light: just keys, wallet, phone and GoPro.

With that in mind, GoPro designed Shorty, a sleek and portable mini extension pole and tripod that’s ideal for all those on-the-go activities.

Small enough to go in your pocket, clutch or purse, Shorty expands your GoPro’s potential to dynamically capture moments, without adding to your cargo load.

Toss it in your pocket on your way out the door, and you’ll have the perfect little partner to position your camera and get the best shot. Selfies: nailed. Group shots: handled. Timelapses: no problem. Long exposures: ideal.

Keys to Success

  • The pocket-size Shorty is just 4.6in (11.7cm) at its smallest
  • Extend Shorty up to 8.9in (22.7cm) for group shots, selfies and other hard-to-reach angles
  • Prop Shorty up on any level surface with its built-in tripod
  • $39.99

Shorty is now available at select retailers worldwide. Get yours today, and never miss a shot.

Shorty is perfect for those solo moments, too.

 

Yakima Interbike 2017

The following is from MTBR.com’s coverage of Interbike 2017

Multiple rack updates, a new tailgate pad, camo rooftop tent, and more

Portland-based Yakima has updated some of its most popular racks, improved its tailgate pad, and launched a cool camo version of its SkyRise rooftop tent. Here are all the critical details, launch dates, and prices straight from the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas.

Video: Yakima BackSwing, GateKeeper, HoldUp Evo, SkyRise tent, and more

Hauling bikes behind your car or truck shouldn’t mean not being able to get to your tailgate or trunk. With Yakima’s new BackSwing mechanism, it’s never been easier. Simply pop up the security pin and your rack swings out of the way. This $299 add-on device works with any Yakima (or most other brand’s) rack and holds up to 250 pounds, meaning you can haul four bikes. Availability is set for spring 2018.

Also new from Yakima is the GateKeeper tailgate pad, which includes several key updates from the previous version, including padded individual bike cradles and a window cutout so you can still use your vehicle’s back-up camera. The GateKeeper comes in 5- and 6-bike versions and sells for $139 and $149 respectively. Availability is set for February 2018.

Yakima has also added fat bike-carrying capability to its HoldUp tray rack. The new HoldUp Evo can carry the fattest of fat tire bikes, is lock secured, and has both a pull lever and kick plate so it’s easy to raise or lower the rack out of the way. Price is $499 and it too will be available starting in February 2018. You can also get a single bike version of this rack for $259.

Finally, Yakima is launching a co-branded (with fellow Portlanders Poler) camouflage-version of its popular SkyRise rooftop tent. It will only be available in a 2-person version and comes with a ladder, rain fly, and mattress. New camping accessories include a shoe bag, gear net, fitted sheets, and even an LED lighting system. These are all sold separately.

Gallery: Yakima BackSwing, GateKeeper, HoldUp Evo, SkyRise tent, and more

 

GoPro HERO6 Black

 

GoPro HERO6 Black

HERO6 Black transforms your adventures into incredible QuikStories right on your phone. With its all-new GP1 chip, next-level video stabilization and 2x the performance, looking good has never been so easy. Add voice control and a durable waterproof design, and HERO6 Black is the ultimate GoPro for sharing life as you live it.

Easy Storytelling

  • Automatically sends your footage to your phone where the app turns it into a QuikStory—an awesome edited video

Best Image Quality

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  • 4K60 video and 12MP photos
  • Advanced video stabilization
  • RAW and HDR photo capture
  • Improved low-light performance
  • All-new GP1 chip powering the camera

Powerful Capture

  • 2x the performance of HERO5 Black
  • Wind noise reduction
  • Immersive stereo audio
  • Exposure control
  • Field of View control: Linear, Wide and SuperView

Ready to Go

  • Rugged + waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing
  • Advanced wireless connection to GoPro accessories, remotes and Works with GoPro sensors
  • GPS + data overlay
  • Faster wireless offload to the GoPro app with 5GHz Wi-Fi
  • Easy connectivity to the GoPro app
  • Auto upload to the cloud with a GoPro Plus subscription

 

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GoPro: Meet HERO6 Black + QuikStories in 4K

 

Walk away from every adventure with incredible looking footage—and an awesome story to share. Introducing HERO6 Black with QuikStories. It’s a whole new game, and a whole new GoPro.

Stay tuned for more details on the brand new HERO6 Black.

GoPro Quik: Biking in the North Cascades

Last week PRW’s own Dave Goulet participated in the first day of a four day bike ride from Anacortes to Spokane. The first day of the ride followed North Cascades Highway 20 from Fidalgo Island to Diablo Lake. With a HERO5 Session and the GoPro Quik iPhone App Dave made this edit:

Dave’s notes and tips:

  • Record short clips
    • Aim for 30seconds or less, unless it is something super notable. This will make editing easier, your video more compelling and less tedious. (You may have spent 8hours in the saddle but your viewer doesn’t want to.)
  • Different Perspectives
    • When possible make every edit point a change in POV (point of view)
      • For example: Handlebar mount > handheld > Handlebar mount
      • Or even better – record using multiple cameras
    • This breaks up the shots to keep the viewer entertained.
    • Don’t fret too hard on this, Quik will help with edit styles when viewpoints don’t change (See above: the tunnel section)
    • Don’t be afraid to hold the camera in your mouth.
      • Yes, it is a little gross, and be careful not to crash or drop it, but it gives a good POV and stabilizes the camera quite well.
  • Use the Quik App
    • It makes editing a breeze and can compress files to make posting to Instagram or Facebook easier as well as emailing a link to friends and family.
  • Bring more GoreTex
    • OK, that has more to do with cycling in the Pacific Northwest in September, but it is always a good tip.

Details:

  • Shot on a HERO5 Session
  • Shot in 1080P @ 30 FPS
  • Video Stabilization: ON
  • Mounts used:
    • Pro Handlebar / Seatpost / Pole Mount
    • Handheld
    • In mouth
    • Set on ground
  • Edited in GoPro Quik iPhone App
  • Quik Style: Grammy
  • Song: Sunset Lover – Petit Biscuit
  • Distance biked: 89.8 miles
  • Elevation gained: 3,196 feet

Interbike 2017: Goodies from Day 1 – Yakima

The following is from DirtRagMag.com

Bike transport solutions from Yakima

We’re in Vegas for the last Interbike in Sin City and here are a few interesting and/or new things we found on our first day wandering the show floor.

Yakima BackSwing

The BackSwing adapter from Yakima converts almost any hitch rack with a two-inch receiver into a swing-away rack (even those that aren’t Yakima). It will hold up to a four-bike rack with bikes (or about 250 pounds), will retail for $299 and will be available in April.

Yakima SingleSpeed

The SingleSpeed one-bike rack is designed for folks who tend to travel solo (or don’t have any friends) and want a minimalist hitch rack. It is compatible with a variety of sizes of bikes from 20-inch BMX to fat. It will also be available in the spring and will retail for $259.

Yakima GateKeeper

 

The GateKeeper truck tailgate pad will be available in two different sizes (fitting five or six bikes depending on the size of your truck) and features individual straps to hold each bike in places as well as a cutout to allow use of a backup camera with the pad in place. The larger of the two (62 inches wide and holds 6 bikes) will retail for $149 while the smaller (54 inches wide and holds 5 bikes) will cost you $139. They’ll be available in February.