Trail riding in Riverside, County
The above video shows some of the fun that we’ve been having each afternoon, that is, fun if you consider trail riding in the hot sun to be enjoyable. We’ve been fortunate in that there are a lot of great trails in this area. We have a lot of choices about where to ride, as long as we don’t mind climbing hills. Yesterday was the first time that we had the opportunity to ride some of the ones featured in clip, and not knowing where the trails lead just adds to the fun. Of course, our rides are much longer than the five minutes of footage included in this video, but I edited out all of the boring uphill stuff.
A few other firsts took place yesterday too:
- It was the first time we have had the chance to record footage with the GoPro mounted on the handlebars. I think it worked out OK.
- It was the first time that we rode with our handlebar bags fully loaded (they contain all of our sleeping kit, and our rain gear).
- It was also the first time that we tested out the charging capabilities of our dynamo front hubs. During normal usage we’ll likely have them plugged into a cache battery, this time I had it plugged directly into my iPhone. I fount that the magic number for charging was around 5 MPH. Once the bike reached that speed, the iPhone would begin to charge.