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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:23 pm 
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This is my first posting on RetroBike, so hello to everyone !

I've been a keen mountain biker since 1988 (when I was 14) and I'm one of those people who never throws things away ! I'd probably still be racing on my '89 Explosif if it hadn't been nicked 10 years ago...

I recently found my old VHS recording of the 1989 Carlsberg UK Mountain Bike Championships, that I taped off ITV 20 years ago. It's sort of what got me and a few friends into racing. I've uploaded the first 10 minutes to YouTube, the rest to follow.

It's amazing seeing Phil Liggett having to explain what a mountain bike is. Despite the sport being in its infancy back then, the UK champs that year appears to have been very well organised. In fact, I don't think x-country racing has really improved much since then.

Anyway, that's enough nattering, here's my vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qet7pWVfhI8


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:29 pm 
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Welcome and thank you for uploading this. It looks like a retrobike ride with more riding and less faffing.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:56 pm 
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Class.....remember watching this on the telly:D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:57 pm 
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Excellent. a few faces of members here too.

:-)

Thanks for link.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:13 pm 
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great link and welcome to retro bike- what was the dayglow bike phil was using as his typical "mountain bike"?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:19 pm 
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I really enjoyed watching that, When are you posting the rest I want to see what happens :D

Welcome too

Can I ask what you used to transfer it over from VHS with? I have a load of mid-90`s on VHS too :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:26 pm 
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TheGreenRabbit wrote:
Welcome and thank you for uploading this. It looks like a retrobike ride with more riding and less faffing.


:shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:53 pm 
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I'd forgotten Phil Liggett once had hair...................... :P

Excellent video!!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:41 pm 
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daj wrote:
I really enjoyed watching that, When are you posting the rest I want to see what happens :D

Welcome too

Can I ask what you used to transfer it over from VHS with? I have a load of mid-90`s on VHS too :D


I'll try and do the rest over the next 2 days. The problem is that the recording was done on a dodgy old tape, and it jams the player each time I play it. I'm relieved to have finally got some of it converted to digital.

I'm using a Pinnacle DC1000 video capture card and Adobe Premiere editing software. But you don't need anything that complex - to do basic VHS to MPEG conversion you can buy simple plugin devices for a lot less money, just check Maplin electronics or a PC shop. You'll need a VCR with composite/SCART output, as the video capturing device will have a composite (yellow phono socket) input.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:12 pm 
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hi n welcome,ace vid :D

beer sponsered races!if they still did,ill still race



if carlsberg made bike races,theyd probobly be.....................


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