First trip to Metcalf with the CRF

Our day trip to Metcalf wound up being a bit shorter than we'd expected after a dead battery in the DRZ took an hour to rectify.  Grrr. 

Even after our best efforts at resuscitation, the DRZ lived only briefly at the park before the battery puked out again, so Peter and I just took turns taking the CRF80F around Trail 1.

If there's something funnier than a 6'4" man on an 80cc dirtbike, I don't know what it is.


I, of course, look much more suave.


We used our new GoPro Motorsports Hero Wide camera to take some photos and video of Track 1.  

You can see the GoPro mounted to the numberplate of the CRF in the pictures above; I also took some shots with the camera mounted on top of my helmet.

The first hill of Trail 1:


Some parts of the trail were a little muddy from yesterday's rain.  This was MUCH more fun on an 80cc dirtbike weighing 160lbs than on my dualsports.  Who knew that sliding could be fun?


I liked the color and shadow in this picture.  You can see the GoPro mounted on top of my helmet in the shadow.


And finally, Peter welcomes me back to the pit. 🙂


The GoPro camera really looks like it's going to be fun.  It mounts quickly and easily and doesn't need an external camcorder (it stores pics and video on an SD card).  

We took over 100 videos and photos while we were at Metcalf and the batteries were still going.  We use rechargeables and just charge the batteries after every use of the camera.

Here's a movie of Trail 1.  Hopefully it works since I don't think I've tried adding a movie to this site before.  Eep, technology!

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