Monday, September 30, 2013

New Ghost in the Spoke Logo by Leslie Boroczk

-----I have been a fan of Leslie Boroczk's art for a long time running now and I finally got a chance to collaborate with her! She is one of a few artists in Jacksonville FL. that make amazing anime/manga art. She did a perfect job with my logo, maybe even better than how I envisioned in my own head. I might just go and get it tattooed :)

-----It's nice to be able to work with artists that I adore and this has been the best way to kick off October. It's Halloween everyday for me and I will be showing off this logo on some new shirts for my online site asap! Don't forget to follow Leslie, she is amazing!

---------You can find her art displayed at:
https://www.facebook.com/lesliebee.art
http://instagram.com/lb_lb_lb
and you can pick up one of her prints at
 etsy.com/shop/chappylips


This film was done in "time lapse" mode on my Xcel action camera, for such a simple camera it has so many capabilities! This was my first time experimenting with the time lapse and it does the job perfectly! I will be filming Leslie when she does more art in the future so stay tuned!
------ You can pick one of these cameras up at www.xcelcam.com


music credit: Utada Hikaru - Simple And Clean/ Killing Spree Hip-Hop remix!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk44AQ4pLrk

Friday, September 27, 2013

Duval Dirty Bike Olympics 2013 Mud Pit Scramble



      Here is some footage from last week's Duval Dirty Bike Olympics "Mud Pit Scramble". I hope you enjoy and maybe I'll see more of you for the next Duval Dirty Bike Olympics.

 Mud Pit Scramble

      Not dirty enough? Then get muddy! Fenders won't help you on this one as you pair up with the cleanest person you know and dive right into three different mud pits. Race as a team to each pit and scramble around to find DDBO shirts, golden cogs, and more. A bike wash will be available at the finish line for all those who wish to clean up a bit. But no shower for your dirty ass! Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded. All other prizes must be scavenged from the mud.


 -filmed with My Xcel Action Cam in it's 720p mode (There is a 1080p option but I was running out of space on my SD card.) www.xcelcam.com

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My first ride on my Ice Bear 150cc Ruckus clone!



------ I was out testing my new Ice Bear 150cc Ruckus clone from Solano Cycle ( http://www.solanocycle.com/ ) and also trying out the 1080p setting on my Xcel Camera ( www.xcelcam.com ). I am absolutely in love with this new scooter of mine. It goes 60+mph and gets 70 miles to the gallon , I am so attached to my death truck but it gets 10 miles to the gallon (it's now the Sunday driver). I live in Jacksonville and everything is extremely spread out so I made the choice to pick up a scooter for longer rides and ride bicycle when my destination is within 10 miles.

-----I think that my decision to pick up this scooter was not only a more economical way for me to get around but also wonderfully fun. This scooter packs a punch compared to my old 50cc, Solano Cycle hooked me up and found a scooter within my budget. If you enjoy bicycles or economical transportation in general then I would recommend getting a scooter to get you around.

----- In the coming week I will be setting up a bike rack for this puppy so check back soon. I will be doing all sorts of mods with this open frame. I want to see how creative I can get with it :)


Xcel Action Camera in 1080p: This new camera of mine is a very easy way for me to document and have content for my blog.I enjoy this camera and I hope to use it more when I get the hang of it. For this video I must say that I probably will need to find a more steady position to mount the camera. Things get shaky sometimes but I think that might just be the roads. I live on the outskirts of town and my roads are far from perfect.

-----I like that I can press a button on a remote and record without touching the camera. I wish the camera had some sort of LCD screen so I could see what I'm filming but the lense sees pretty much what the human eyes sees. I generally line up the shots by pressing in up to my cheek :) The camera does best for shooting videos for sure.

-----The housing even has a tripod adapter for taking perfect stills or recording out of a POV perspective. This is just some testing of better things to come but I hope you enjoyed. I will be filming a ton this week. I need to find a better position to mount my camera to stabilize it.


For more go to www.ghost-in-the-spoke.com

and don't forget to check out www.solanocycle.com and www.xcelcam.com , peace.

Music credit:
Toro Y Moi - Still Sound (Vindata Remix)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Respect Cycles Mini-Velo Fixed Gear





-----Just testing out the Respect Cycles Mini-Velo from www.respectcycles.com and my Xcel action camera ( www.xcelcam.com ). We spent one night testing the Xcel action camera in it's 720p ultra-wide angle mode, next round we will use the 1080p mode and more mini-velo action. These little mini fixed gear bikes are great for learning the mechanics of a fixed gear bicycle and are tons of fun. I hope you like our edit!

----- I have my good buddy Phat Kyle featured in the video, You can find him on Instagram @Phat_Kyle or his facebook https://www.facebook.com/kyle.horton.73?fref=ts .

-----You can pick up one of these mini-velos for 10% off with the promocode "Ghost" at www.respectcycles.com


-----If you are looking for more info on the Xcel Action Cam then check out www.facebook.com/xcelcam


-----A huge thanks to:

Tapewood and their handmade grips http://tapewood.bigcartel.com/category/grips

Vp Components http://www.vp-usa.com/

Tramp Straps http://trampstraps.com/

Music Credit: The Chromatics - Cherry