Kenny Makes Me Mad

10.28.2007 | 9:29 pm

Back on August 26, I posted that my good friend Kenny, while riding alone on his mountain bike, had crashed, breaking his hip.

For those of you too lazy to do the math, that’s pretty close to exactly two months ago.

So, guess what Kenny (and Brad and Botched and others) have done a couple times this past week?

Here, I’ll give you a hint:

Yep, Kenny’s riding again, two months after busting his hip. Well, actually “two months” isn’t right either, because he’s been riding on the road for a couple weeks already.

He just couldn’t help himself.

I’m pleased to announce, in any case, that because Kenny has been off the bike and basically unable to walk, that I am quite a bit faster than he is.

No, that’s not true. Even after having been off the bike for a couple months, Kenny’s still fitter and faster than I am.

Kenny is the nicest mutant you will ever meet.

Wherein I Learn a Cool New Trick With My Camera
As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’ve been riding with my Canon TX1 in my jersey pocket lately — it’s turning out to be a great camera / camcorder for biking.

While reading the manual Friday night (yeah, sometimes I read tech manuals for fun), I found out about the “Continuous Shot” feature, where you can just hold down the trigger and the camera takes a picture every quarter second or so.

That, I thought, would be awesome for mountain biking.

Here’s my first whack at using it:

OK, it’s possible that doing a continuous shot of Brad stretching out wasn’t the most exciting possible use of this feature.

The next couple of tries were better, though. Here’s Brad flying down a rocky section of the trail:

And Kenny zooming down a nice stretch of wet leaf-covered singletrack:

I dunno, folks. He looks kinda tentative to me.

Oh, and here’s me. Same stretch as Kenny, about a minute later. I’d like to call your attention to my quads in the second image. Click on the photo to see it at higher resolution if you need to.:

“Oh no,” I can imagine some of you saying. “Fatty’s going to start always showing dozens of images where one would suffice.”

No, I’m not. I just wanted to do a little show and tell here. I’m excited about my toy.

But I do have to say that I like what this Continuous Shot feature on my camera implies for my pics. I’ve never had a great sense of “moment” with my photos. With this feature and an 8Gb card in the camera, I don’t need to be a great photographer. I just have to keep the lens open and my finger down on the trigger.

I won’t be able to help but get the great shot at least once in a while.


  1. Comment by Logan | 10.28.2007 | 9:44 pm

    More importantly, you can now make flip-books out of your photos. Think of the possibilities.

  2. Comment by Big Mike In Oz | 10.28.2007 | 9:56 pm

    With this feature and an 8Gb card in the camera, I don’t need to be a great photographer. I just have to keep the lens open and my finger down on the trigger.” – AND a pannier full of batteries.

    P.S. You need to photoshop that photo of your quad… one of your brake cables has thrown a shadow right down the middle of your leg.

  3. Comment by Little1 | 10.29.2007 | 12:43 am

    Yes the continous shot does improve the likely hood of getting “that shot” do you find you tend to lose resolution at all towards the end of the sequence? We take sequence pictures of windsurfing for the jumps and stuff and I find towards the end the resolution tend to go a bit. If you don’t then I’m keen to get all the specs of your “new toy”.

    P.S. as soon as I get the pics from the official photographers for Shova I will forward for you and Susan.

  4. Comment by Big Boned | 10.29.2007 | 1:20 am

    Brad seems to be wearing “Prototype” FAT CYCLIST SHORTS! What’s the deal? My wife has been asking me what I want for my rapidly approaching b-day. Can’t tell her about things I know nothing about!
    Spill the beans Fatty, or was that just a photoshop trick to see if I was paying attention?

  5. Comment by buckythedonkey | 10.29.2007 | 1:45 am

    Welcome back Kenny!

  6. Comment by William | 10.29.2007 | 2:06 am

    Red gloves clash with the orange jersey dude. Black gloves are safe, but orange fatty gloves would rock!

  7. Comment by Born 4 Lycra | 10.29.2007 | 3:09 am

    And doesn’t Brad’s orange bike simply make him look like he is doing it faster. However when riding with the Fat cyclist shouldn’t one be wearing a Fat Cyclist top. Good to see you fit and well Kenny. Looks like you kids have a lot of fun.

  8. Comment by | 10.29.2007 | 4:52 am

    Ah yes… just the way I like it; Perfection through lazieness! Anytime I can cut a corner and still accomplish what I set out to, I’m a happy man. I have to admit, I was just looking at cameras and thinking about how soon I will need to replace the video cam. This might just be my answer. Thanks Fatty! You make life so simple.

  9. Comment by cheapie | 10.29.2007 | 5:06 am

    T6 needs some more fatty stuff. I just lost one of my orange FC socks and alas, there’s no more on the site.

    BTW…I was vacationing in Fruita and met Rick S. (Not his real last initial) a week or so ago. Nice guy. Also got noticed in my orange FC jersey by a friend of Eldon’s sister. Small world.

  10. Comment by Philly Jen | 10.29.2007 | 5:25 am

    Kenny makes me relieved — good to see you back on the bike again!

  11. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 10.29.2007 | 5:53 am

    If I wrote this article it would be entitled “Kenny scares me.” I can’t follow Kenny on descents anymore because I spend the whole time watching him and thinking ‘I’m not holding back, and he’s gapping me’ and ‘oh crap, watch that rock Kenny’ and ‘how is it that he’s not tentative?’ and ‘AAAEREEERRRRGGGG.’ That last one is where I was watching Kenny instead of the trail.

  12. Comment by Al Maviva | 10.29.2007 | 6:09 am

    >>I’d like to call your attention to my quads in the second image

    Wow, yeah. That is a pretty fat lookin’ tubesteak. Guess you weren’t kidding about the Fall Calorie Campaign.

  13. Comment by mark | 10.29.2007 | 6:33 am

    Time for full disclosure–is the camera one of those things that you got for free just by asking for it? If not, you should have.

    Let us know when the FC shorts (or better yet, bibs!) become available.

  14. Comment by fatty | 10.29.2007 | 7:15 am

    mark – i’m afraid i paid for it. if i had gotten it for free, i would be strutting around, finding every possible opportunity to point out that i had gotten a camera for free.

  15. Comment by fatty | 10.29.2007 | 7:17 am

    al – ever have trouble keeping that glass house cool in the summertime?

  16. Comment by Fritz | 10.29.2007 | 7:36 am

    Fatty, you can blame your weight on your suspension fork: recent research shows that vibrations help prevent the formation of fat cells!

  17. Comment by Kris | 10.29.2007 | 7:52 am

    Good to see Kenny out riding again. While riding, does his hip bother him? Still healing? With the good weather lately it’s like Mother Nature telling Kenny to go ride.

  18. Comment by Willie Nelson | 10.29.2007 | 7:53 am

    Maybe you know this, but I’m positive I saw a Pink Lemonade jersey in the new 2008 Raleigh bike catalog. It was in the mountain bike section. More love for WIN.

    PS Botched is “related” to a photographer, he should know some cool tricks as well.

  19. Comment by mark | 10.29.2007 | 7:55 am

    Fritz, too bad the fat becomes bone mass. Although the bone mass would help prevent hip fractures, it won’t haul itself up the hill. I read somewhere that the typical rider in the pro peleton has something like 20% less bone mass than the average human. Maybe that explains both Kenny’s hip fracture and his climbing prowess.

  20. Comment by Fritz | 10.29.2007 | 8:28 am

    Mark, so we can blame Fatty’s weight not on fat, but on his incredible bone mass. To lose weight, then, Fatty needs to quit mountain biking and hop on the road bike. That’s the ticket.

  21. Comment by leroy | 10.29.2007 | 8:32 am

    I’ve been riding for a year and a half with a hairline fracture in my shoulder.

    It put my polite and impolite bike gestures from the right side out of commission for a couple of months.

    But a broken hip?

    Okay, I’m a wuss.

  22. Comment by fatty | 10.29.2007 | 9:05 am

    fritz – that’s not a suspension fork; i’m fully rigid. i mean, my bike’s fully rigid. i, on the other hand, tend to jiggle a bit more than i’d like.

  23. Comment by gewwez | 10.29.2007 | 9:07 am

    my friend jason must be the exact copy of kenny. ran the half marathon last february with a cracked rib from a nasty bike crash a week earlier, and i thought for once i’d be able to beat him…. but he ended up waiting 9mins for me at the finish line, and i even did a PB.

    sometimes i wonder why i even try

  24. Comment by KT | 10.29.2007 | 9:14 am

    I think Al’s been taking lessons from bikesnobnyc. :)

    I didn’t get to ride AT ALL this weekend, despite the gorgeous weather (we destructed an apple tree instead), so it’s nice to see photo evidence that at least some people got to go out and have fun. :)

  25. Comment by Fritz | 10.29.2007 | 9:37 am

    Fatty – Viva Viagra for the jiggle. That’s what I’m told, anyway.

  26. Comment by Clydesteve | 10.29.2007 | 9:44 am

    Fatty – Those are maximum lookin’ quads – kinda tensed up on the descents, huh?


  27. Comment by fatty | 10.29.2007 | 10:21 am

    fritz – viagra will make my belly stop jiggling? awesome. i guess i’d better reply to one of those advertisements that are so helpfully — and frequently — sent my way.

  28. Comment by Mike Roadie | 10.29.2007 | 10:57 am

    Try to get the viagra and the replica rolex at the same time……

  29. Comment by Bent022 | 10.29.2007 | 11:39 am

    Glad to see Kenny back and you can show any pics of Brad you want it does not matter what he is doing.

  30. Comment by AMG in Texas | 10.29.2007 | 12:00 pm

    Glad to see you riding again!!! Was that a helmet you were wearing??? I wonder why??? How come it doesnt have a fat cyclist propellor on it???

    How come you dont comment on this site anymore??? Tiffed at fatty for putting the bloody pictures for all of us to gag at??? Or were they the photos of Natalie??

    Speedy full recover for you and Susan!!

    P.S. Fatty – let us know when we can order the fat cyclist shorts ;-)

  31. Comment by Al Maviva | 10.29.2007 | 1:10 pm

    >>>al – ever have trouble keeping that glass house cool in the summertime?

    Naaah, at the rate I toss rocks, it keeps the place darned well ventilated.

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  33. Comment by Philthy in Oz | 10.29.2007 | 5:52 pm

    Another neat photographic trick is to create 3D (stereoscopic) shots by taking one shot (not an action shot – all items in the shot must be stationary – A still life is best but you can get a person if they stay very still) then to move the camera a short distance to the right or left and take the shot again. This gives you a separation similar to how your eyes will perceive from a slightly different viewpoint. The tricky bit now is to print and lay out the shots side by side and view them convergently (crosseyed usually easier)) or divergently (wide eyed – harder) (like you would with a “Magic Eye” image.) Voila – you should be able to see the scene in 3D. This can also be done with a distant landscape scene e.g. mountains, by taking two shots from a moving car a couple of seconds apart.
    here is a link for more info. Check out the gallery to see what the pics look like.

  34. Comment by eclecticdeb | 10.30.2007 | 11:47 am

    Is Kenny wearing a helmet??? Brrrr…I feel a cool breeze, must be hell freezing over.

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