Hope Cross DH – May 2011 Video

Last Sunday evening Irwin and I (Jeff) rode Hope Cross DH (aka The Beast) and did some filming with my Sony a55. I’m still getting the hang of doing video on a ‘DSLR’ and need to get a better (smoother) tripod. The light sensitivity is pretty good, especially with the f1.8 50mm lense, probably better than my own eyes to a point. This proved useful as Irwin managed to get a puncher, then my spare tube turned out to be a dud and we had to use the one out my back wheel, which lost us a fair bit of time and light.

When later asked about the ride Irwin said: “Cheese and marmalade sandwiches are quite nice.”

There are also pictures of me and Matt riding there a few weeks ago in the Image Gallery:
[Gallery Link]11-04-23 HopeX JK+MA, 14 Pictures by Jeff and Matt

7 Comments

  1. Ben Repton said,

    Wrote on May 14, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    Hi MONKEYSPOON

    CANT WAIT TO MEET YOU GUYS ON THE TRAILS SOON SO I CAN CHASE IRWIN DOWN ON THE NEW TREK PURCHASED FROM THE Bike Garage !

    Great video Jeff keep up the great work

    Ben Repton age 9

  2. Jeff R King said,

    Wrote on May 14, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    Cheers boyo. Give it another 9 years and you’ll be overtaking him.

  3. Jack R said,

    Wrote on May 14, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    Scratch that Jeff – this is Irwin we are talking about. I’d say give him 2 years, tops.

  4. Ben Reps said,

    Wrote on May 14, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    In two years you guys will all be two old to get to the Top

    Jeff you tried the pumps at Stretfield yet

    Regards Ben

  5. Jeff R King said,

    Wrote on May 15, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    Yeah, I was being kind when I said 9 years.

    No, despite working next to it I’ve never actually been up and looked at.

  6. Eamo said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    Nice to see the hardtail being rocked!

  7. Milton said,

    Wrote on August 16, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    @ Ben Repton:
    Hey Ben! maybe I should bring Jennie over to make a race of it

    Milton

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