Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by Jim C-G, Dec 2, 2019.
Well, this is going to be as far west as I get this year...
Enjoyed the ride but wondered why you did not make the loop from Wawa.
I describe it as homing pigeon mode.
Do you mean by going up thru Timmins and down to North Bay?
It is a bit longer that way and I wanted to video Lake Superior from the other direction. I have done that route once a long while ago and I did a route going up thru Elliot Lake and Chapleau once too on my way back to Thunder Bay. That ended up as a really long ride as I ended up on a logging road with my CB750 over loaded with camping gear. I do remember some really nice river roads that run though.
I had decided that I was just going to boot it back and I knew I was going to run into rain for what I thought was going to be the next 2 days. Not the best time to play tourist.
Well that was fun, I might have to work on my video work for my next trip. the scenery is going to be pretty spectacular!
How many cameras are you running?
I now normally have 3 set up... chin/helmet, one on the dash and one on the trailer looking forward. I think the only time I had 4 going, 4th was a trailer tail cam, was the day I lost the trailer off the back of the bike. I am going to run power to the trailer cam and the dash cam this winter so I only have to deal with changing batteries on the helmet cam. I have become addicted (obsessed??) with having at least one camera running all the time lol.
It does mean I have a lot of footage to go through. I try to keep the YouTube videos down to 20 min. or so but I have put together some much longer video with no cuts or commentary to play back in the back ground on my living room TV during the dead of Feb/Mar.
I highly recommend capturing as much video as one can. I know I'll appreciate it even more in 10-15 years.
Been a long time since I was doing video, I'm getting around to wiping my old computer that has editing software to get back into it. I made this one years ago and I like how it came out except one music error.
this was the second rally school where I compressed my spine a year later
@skibum69 You should make more videos. Enjoyed them even if I won't take the ST1300 and the trailer down many of those roads... or non-roads.
Now that we know you has these skills we'll be looking forward to something (when you get back) from Mongolia
Some background music...
Those guys are funny, I've seen their stuff before. One of these days I'll get some more video going, maybe when I get out for another spin before I put the last of my bikes away. I'll have to see about mounts as I don't have one on my helmet or on that bike right now and I'll have to think about that bike as I'm not sure I want to put any mounts on my R1100S
I tried a few mount places. Found the helmet to be best... smoothest and records what you look at.
Used a 6' USB cord and USB outlet in a cigarette lighter, waterproof GoPro case with the cord going through a hole in the case lined with a rubber O-Ring.
Had a forward and rearward shooting camera once and found the next smoothest mount ever to be on the left side of the swing arm for some reason.
Made a grand total of two five minute DVD's once, each one took two days to make so I soon gave that up... hats off to those with the patience and editing skills tho
I did the editing of that first video while working nights up on the North Slope, Alaska. Had a few hours downtime at the end of each shift-that took me awhile!
I like messing around with different camera angles, I liked the one from my leg in the last video. I also like side mount on a helmet, in my first video the top mount flattens all of the terrain. In this video I mounted the camera from the rally box I really like how you can watch what the front wheel is doing.
The dunes in the 2011 rally school were pretty awesome
They are the big dunes at Dumont Dunes kind of near Parhump and Death Valley. Great place to start learning the basics of dune riding. The thought of navigating dunes still terrifies me but maybe I'll get a chance to before I'm too old and decrepit. I'd like to run the Sonora rally.
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