Chashing the route with the shadows.

So, winter is long gone here in Greece and it’s getting hotter by the day.  As a result, I mostly ride after 18:00 chasing the shadow trails and fire roads avoiding the sun.  Nevertheless, my legs killed me that day, I could hardly stand up on the bike when descending the trails.  You see I added lunges to my strength training workouts and my legs were toast. 

Plus, I’m taking on the Return To Earth 30-Day Trailforks Ride Challenge.  Check it out they are giving away a Trek Slash, pretty cool if you ask me.  

Below is a video of Wednesday’s ride.  



The newest neewbie

The fact is that I have no idea how to shoot and edit videos.  I took a shot at post-processing videos according to the Loam Rangers’ how to use DaVinci Resolve.  I wanted to tinker with color correction, highlight, and shadows just to get a feel how things work. The truth is I knew less than I thought I did.  I’m such a newbie at this that I couldn’t even “load” a video to DaVinci Resolve.  The good news is that there is always help and it’s called YouTube.  So, I found this video Learn DaVinci Resolve Basics – Part 1 (Project settings and how to import media) and it helped a ton.  Now at least I can tinker with the videos I have on my phone.

As new as I am to this fascinating world, I can now adjust the shadows, highlights, color, and sharpness of the videos.  Of course, that doesn’t mean that I can make or edit a good video, but I’m I hope I’ll get there.  Hopefully, soon enough I’ll have some mountain bike footage to work on. 

Having said that, another rabbit hole I will go down is camera settings like resolution, framerate, the field of view and aspect ratio just to mention some.  Put simply I have to learn a lot.