Friday, February 27, 2009

New Video!

I'm staying in third in the Jim Beam contest, and getting votes as much as the other top two, so their lead is staying the same. Today I'm posting a new video of a contest I'm in, but don't forget about the Jim Beam one too, I need your votes!

Okay, I'm posting the link instead of the actual video because I need stars!

I just posted this thing and I already have a one star rating! So the jerk-faces of the world are already at it to try and make my video look bad to the judges. Go to the link provided below to watch my new video and give it a 5-star rating if you think it's worth it. Thanks!

This contest is for and they pick the finalists in a couple weeks. If I have a bunch of ratings then it will make my video look better. BUT, one of my competitors has like 8,000 subscribers on youtube which they will all vote for his and give mine a bad rating, like they've already done. Search on youtube to see the competition. The one with 4,000+ views right now is the guy with all the subscribers.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

New vid

New vid coming tomorrow . . .

Anyone else think this is ironic:

A guy named Don Black is a grand master in the KKK - I just couldn't help but laugh.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm 3rd! Click button top right to go vote!->

I'm in third! Thanks everyone for pushing me up there!

Right now I'm exactly 101 votes to be in first! But now my video displays in the top three on the right side of the website so it will be easier for people to find and watch it.

I also just added Eric Donaldson's ArtandAviation blog that's on the right side of this page with a few other fellow bloggers.

Anyone else pumped the market is up today? I just hope Obabma's speech doesn't leave everyone running for the bank and end this little upswing we've had today.

Here's another video that's pretty funny, especially if you've seen the show 24. Some idea's success depends on timing . . .

Monday, February 23, 2009


Just checked in on the Jim Beam website and noticed the video in first with 202 votes in 4 days I mentioned in my earlier post today has been removed!

Must have been cheating! Now I'm in fourth with 78 votes! 5 more and I'm in third!

Wait for Me!

I'm getting left behind! In votes!

Over the weekend, a new video took first place and I moved DOWN from 5th to 6th!

The new video in first garnered 202 votes in 4 days, I've gotten 74 votes in one week!

Please help me out by voting! Yes, you have to register, but don't let that deter you!

Got to: and vote for my video, "The Wingman."

Thanks to all those who took the time and already voted! You can only vote once (not per day, but total) - so I guess they'll reset it once they pick the top 5 finalists, which I'm not right now!

If you want a laugh, here's a video below - BEWARE of the all the cursing in it if you're at work, or you think your head will explode if you hear "bad" words.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

THE Wingman!

I've only got 27 more votes to go and I'll show up in the TOP 3!!

Help me get there! Every vote is worth a lot! The top guy only has 117 and I've got 45!

Go HERE, register, then watch my video 'The Wingman' and click 'Vote' to vote for it! THANKS!

Yesterday I signed up for both the Florida Ridge Comp and the Flytec Rally meet, so when they come around I'll have all the updates, photos, and videos from those trips.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

On Google Maps again!

Read yesterdays post to see how to vote for me in the Jim Beam contest. I've got 33 votes so far! Registering will only take a second and then you can cast your vote for me, and you only get to vote once, not every day. Thanks!

Below is me in my old WW Ultrasport, which I am going to try and sell, anyone interested, its a celebrity now! And that's my Volvo too!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Jim Beam Video Contest!

Here we go again! Please vote for my video by hitting the vote button, you must register on Jim Beam's website to be able to vote. (Click Register/Login) Picture of instructions below video.

There are only positive votes - if you hit 'vote,' you voted FOR that video (hopefully mine).
Top 5 finalists are chosen in April.

I appreciate all your support! Feel free to email it to friends. The title of my entry is "The Wingman."

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Favorite Photos-12

I'll post a link to a video I've been working on for another contest shortly, here are some more pics:

Fontainbleau, France

Menerbes, France

(Not a favorite pic:)
If theres any one near the Chattanooga area looking for a cool climbing gym, or just something fun to try out, I've started going to Urban Rocks Gym. You can top out the boulder problems and the top-roped climbs are about 35' tall, it's one of the better gyms I've been to. The only other gym I've been to that you can top out boulder problems is The Spot in Boulder, Colorado.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Favorite Photos-11

Menerbes, France

Okay, this one is of a background I made for a fish tank at my high school (when I was in high school). So the idea was it looked like me and my friends were in the tank . . .

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Favorite Photos-10

Asparagus field in foreground and vineyard behind with Luberon Mountains in background

Our dog, before she was our dog, eating a stale baguette

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Favorite Photos-9

Red River Gorge, KY - Ro Shampo - 5.12a (picture of crux move)

Yesterday's Sunset flight:

Friday, February 6, 2009

Eric's Vid and Favorite Pictures - 8

Below is a vid Eric made. Cool looking loops.

A wedding beginning at a church in the town we lived in for a few months.

Harnesses FOR SALE

Okay, I'm selling two lightly-used harnesses. One's too big for me and the other's too small. Below are pictures and descriptions. Contact me at lucasridley at gmail dot c o m.

First the Moyes Matrix:
The size is: Shoulder height=145cm, chest=97cm, hips=103cm
It's just a little too big for me. I'm asking $800 (new its twice that). I just put in $180 in it to get different leg loops, but that didn't work out (see below).

I had separate leg loops made that had their own buckles, but that hung me too low in the harness. The original setup is still there too: having the leg loops come up between your legs and loop through the waist buckle:

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Now for the AEROS Viper:
I've been flying in this one for about 8 months and its just too small for me in the hips. Everwhere else its snug, but the hips are too small. I have about 36 inch hips and its made for someone with 34 inch hips (I'm 5'8 and my chest is about 35.5"). Other than that I love this harness, it has a butt plate that is easy and quick to use, holds two chutes, and neoprene shoulders to tuck in your elbows for clean flying. I'm asking $600 (new is like 3 times that).

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Favorite Photos-7

Below are two images I took when I studied in France in college.

The first one may be my most favorite photo I've ever taken, because to me it says: "'DO NOT ENTER' the corporate world" as if the do not enter sign itself was subjected to some torture from the way it looks.

The one below it is of the Eiffel Tower.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Skiing Video - Favorite Pictures cont.

Here is a favorite pic of mine from the trip and the short video I made below it (I'll never know the madness behind how youtube can screw up video quality so bad sometimes). More Favorite photos to come:

Vimeo vs Youtube:

Snowbird Skiing 2009 from Lucas Ridley on Vimeo.

Monday, February 2, 2009


I'm going to get a very short (probably :45 sec) video together of the few shots I got while skiing and post them to the blog in the next day or so. Been sick and slackin on things - it has been flyable and missed out on the good weather the last few days.

Already planning on attending the Flytec Rally meet and hope to get a bunch of good vid from that. It's going to be a moving comp that will start at Florida Ridge and end at LMFP - I'm going to be able to fly my wing home from Florida (I hope)!

Eric did some loops on his birthday saturday and has an awesome video of them I will post here when he's done with it.

Chili cook-off and saturday night's party pics are here.
Scott Schneider told me about this video - from a guy he knows out west who soars with a kite-boarding kite (no audio though, been removed because of copyright stuff):

These guys are good too:

Blay from Spain:

Dustin Martin landing: