Woohoo! The Video Is Done

Sorry, I won’t post it up here until Sunday afternoon though. This is mainly so it can be viewed for the first time at the CSC. Its pretty good considering I really only spent 1 day on it. Don’t expect the quality of slideshows that I did back in 2001 or 2003. I had the luxury of about a month to work on those. The final version is 13 minutes and 10 seconds long. Its actually pretty short. In the effort to keep the video short, I cut out a lot of stuff. This way a lot of the pictures I was going to use, can now be used in the end of year slideshow. That is all I will reveal for now.

Some people have asked how they could help me out… Well here’s a way EVERYBODY can help out when it comes to these slideshows.

  1. Whenever you go to something, take pictures
  2. Make sure the Time and Date is set right on your digital camera
  3. Give your pictures to me, so I can put them up on the CSC Website

VA Creeper Trail Trip

Since my blog has a wider reach than the CSCLIFE listserv, I figured I should advertise here too. 🙂

On Good Friday (April 14), there is a group that is going up to Abingdon, VA to bike the Virginia Creeper Trail and have a Good Friday devo while we are there. For those that don’t know what the Virginia Creeper Trail is, it is an old railway line that has been converted into a Biking and Horse trail. (Mostly, its used for biking though.) The length of the trail is 34 miles. We will be taking a shuttle from Abingdon to the other end at Whitetop Station. The cost of this shuttle is only $9 (if we have 10 people going, $11 if fewer). If you need to rent a bike from them, it is an additional $9. We will eat lunch on the trail at a cafe, so you don’t need to pack a lunch. A helmet isn’t required on the trail, but it is highly RECOMMENDED. Last time we were up there, we saw some dude who busted his head. I didn’t see how it happened, but it would have been a lot worse if he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Abingdon is just a little over 2 hours from Knoxville. The shuttle will leave from the bike shop at 9:30 AM, so we probably need to be leaving Knoxville no later than 7:00 AM. This will probably be the hardest part of the trip. The first 17 miles from Whitetop Station to Damascus is a pretty easy downhill ride. I haven’t ridden the last 17 miles, but it should be a lot of fun too.

If you want to go on this trip, I need to know soon. This Thursday (April 6th), I need to call the place that runs the shuttle and give them a confirmed count on the number of people going. If you need to rent a bike from them, I would also need to know that too.