Two bits of news, campers:
1) Trail work on “Vela” is done and the trail is ride ready. The upper part is still a bit thick with grass on the tread, but it opens up as you reach the middle and bottom. Get out an ride it as the more it gets used, the better it will roll.
2) I finally got around to trying out my new GoPro knock-off video camera – an MHD (MonoPrice) Action Cam. Earlier efforts using the chest harness were a total fail (unless you’d enjoy watching the trail tread go by with my knees wobbling around). First halfway watchable video that I made is from a run down the freshly cleared “Vela” trail. The video starts on Trail LLL, runs the bit of Trail PC that is used to get to Vela, and then ends as the 1 5meter walkout at the end of the trail where it pours back onto Trail TTT (aka Pista las carnívoras). The lighting is poor, there is a smudge on the camera lens, and I’m not sure I really like the handlebar mount perspective, but this is an experiment for now….
On that note, and with the hope that we will be able to provide a full collection of trail videos eventually, OaxacaMTB.org now has a YouTube channel to share these videos as they are created/provided. That also means there is now a Google+ page to go along with our previously existing Facebook page. We hope you’ll add these additional outlets to your social media lists. Here are the links: