Saturday, December 1, 2007

saturday geocaching afternoon

Today found my 100th geocache. My sister, Miranda went along with me geocaching today. We found a total of 9 caches.

Here is a horrible video of one of the mills that we visited. My digital camera has the worst video recording capabilities.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

workin' off the 9 pieces of pie . . .

All that food was sure tasty! Don't tell, but I ate a total 0f 9 pieces of pie.

part of blackwater bike way at EveryTrail

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

new bike log 11-10-2007

It has took awhile for me to extract the bike ride from the 3 days of data on my gpsr.

Here ya go folks!

for some reason elevation data is missing ! oh well, somethig to investigate further!

Sat 11-10 Bike Ride Percivals Isle / Blackwater Creek Trail at EveryTrail

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

gps bike trail log posted

well, I have been playing around with gps data logging, and here is my first attempt at logging the blackwater creek trail. This is one section of the trail, that starts on the riverfront downtown lynchburg, and the deadends in madison heights. I hope to gradually log the entire trail system . . . but my body can't handle it all at one time!

Percivals Isle Paved Bike / Walking Trail at EveryTrail

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sir! may I help you??? Yeah! I'm looking for something that you have on aisle x11 . . .

Do plumbers have a sense humor?

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

nerdy geocaching video

I just found this on youtube. This is the single-most coolest geocaching video on there! I have been listening to the podcacher podcast for a while. check it out at


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

vimeo hosted light limited video

Here is a higher quality video of the light limited turbo class from harrisonburg, va.

I donot know why, but for some reason when they encoded it the last few seconds have a strange noise on the audio.

If you want to download a high quality version to your computer, you can!

Light Limited Turbo - Rockingham Fair from Marlin Schrock and Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

streaming video headaches

so, I have been working with the video that I took of the tractor pull saturday, and it is so sickening to see the super sharp dv video diluted down to watercolors on youtube. So this whole evening I have devoted my time to trying different file formats, different video codecs, different bitrates, resolutions . . . and last but not least, different video hosts.

Youtube = poor quality video
metacritic = good quality video, risque recommended videos (think rated r)
vimeo = still testing
revver = promising

So here is the test subject:

8-18-07 weekend

So, went with my dad to a tractor pull up in harrisonburg, va. saturday.

Had a really good time, it was an Interstate pull, and there was plenty of stuff to see. It was the first pull that I had seen two sleds in operation, (other than antique pulling). And it seemed to help. One thing that really does peeve me off is going to a truck and tractor pull and they have a pull once every 15 minutes! come on people get it together!!!!! The guys running this show had things together better than that, it looks like they were averaging 3 to 4 minutes or so per hook. The weird thing to me was that they waited until the pull was complete on track a and the sled had returned back to the starting line BEFORE the puller even got on the track to hookup to the sled on track 2. Maybe it was an insurance regulation of one puller on the track at a time.

During the event the “Decision Maker” sled broke. You really don’t know what that feels like until you are involved with planning/putting on a tractor pull. They were able to get it going again, however. I have some footage of it happening, and I wonder if it had something to do with how uneven the track was.

Of particular interest was the 7500 lb Light Limited Turbo class, of which a lynchburg area locals tractor was competing. I took my video camera and taped a portion of the event. So what follows is a taste of the action.