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Old 10-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #2041
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Had my GoPro running around there I think, I may have got you passing us if I knew where to look..
Wish that I'd have recognized y'all at the time....could have tried to chase ya down. Initially thought the TA could have been Clockwatcher as he's local to that area.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #2042
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great audio and video

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Cool!


Here's an attempt at a video, my first one on the motorcycle. Probably a little long at 15 minutes, but if anyone wants to know what we were up to it was all kinda like this. VW bus and half a squirrel too make an appearance too..



I also had to figure out how to embed video... I have another one I'll get up from the back of the bike, mostly just watching augiedog riding along.
love the audio and the video. that tripple sounds really good when you start streaching it out.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:32 AM   #2043
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Three Square Meals Ride - Video

Here is a short video (approx. 5 mins) with some footage from Sunday's ride. Be sure to watch the ending which features some footage of each rider/motorcycle. (The audio is not as clear as it is in James' video, but I'm expecting a new external microphone to arrive in the mail today.)




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Old 10-02-2013, 06:46 AM   #2044
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Riding on Saturday?

Ok, Looks like I have the green light to ride this Saturday, but Notarally is just too far away.
Anyone want to show me around? I could do all pavement, or an on/off-road excursion, if it heavily favors off-road. I can easily transport my WR in the back of my truck to get to a starting point for an off-road ride, so it doesn't have to be all off-road right from Charlotte.
If not, I may try to go to TNT or Car. Adventure World. Anyone have experience with these parks? Are there other places that are better or closer for trail riding?

Thanks!
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My kid was 6 here, but it was just for a ride around the block.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:32 AM   #2045
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Ok, Looks like I have the green light to ride this Saturday, but Notarally is just too far away.
Anyone want to show me around? I could do all pavement, or an on/off-road excursion, if it heavily favors off-road. I can easily transport my WR in the back of my truck to get to a starting point for an off-road ride, so it doesn't have to be all off-road right from Charlotte.
If not, I may try to go to TNT or Car. Adventure World. Anyone have experience with these parks? Are there other places that are better or closer for trail riding?

Thanks!
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My kid was 6 here, but it was just for a ride around the block.
I believe I could make another ride this weekend, but someone would have to show me around too...

No trails for me on my 500 lb dirt bike... yet. Mix of dirt road and street would work, or an all street ride too.

BTW, I know last weekend everyone was talking about the crowds when the leaves start to turn, but if any locals know of less used roads we could ride when everything starts to turn that would be a ride I would be up for too. Maybe a little less spirited, or we can always install some sheet metal screws in our tires for those corners.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:57 AM   #2046
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love the audio and the video. that tripple sounds really good when you start streaching it out.
Yeah, I had to so I keep you in sight... that 21" front is like trying to lean a flagpole back and forth. I'll smooth out in time, need to get more mountain miles under my belt.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:06 AM   #2047
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Some more video of the ride, this time from the butt cam... first is mostly a BMW, second is me holding up a XR.



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Old 10-02-2013, 08:12 AM   #2048
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Here is a short video (approx. 5 mins) with some footage from Sunday's ride. Be sure to watch the ending which features some footage of each rider/motorcycle. (The audio is not as clear as it is in James' video, but I'm expecting a new external microphone to arrive in the mail today.)

Numa
Cool, we're like a traveling movie crew.

I just used the GoPro back that had the slot in the back instead of the waterproof one since rain wasn't an issue that day.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:56 PM   #2049
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I believe that is Jame's video (?) coming out of lunch/gas Shell. My fork mount lights are blinking like a ..........

Never seen that before, anyone notice me to be doing that constantly?
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:12 PM   #2050
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At least I didn't make the blooper reel this time! LOL. Looked like you were holding your own pretty good.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:10 AM   #2051
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I believe that is Jame's video (?) coming out of lunch/gas Shell. My fork mount lights are blinking like a ..........

Never seen that before, anyone notice me to be doing that constantly?
I noticed that too. Probably something to do with the frequency of the camera frame rate and the electrical frequency causing the lights to flicker. Kind of like the first video where it looks like my front wheel is going backwards. You guys make me feel like that sometimes, but I assure you I was not going backwards.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:01 AM   #2052
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I believe that is Jame's video (?) coming out of lunch/gas Shell. My fork mount lights are blinking like a ..........

Never seen that before, anyone notice me to be doing that constantly?
If you blink your eyes at just the right frequency while watching the video, the lights on your motorcycle no longer blink. Although, it does get a bit tiring about five or six minutes into the video.

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Old 10-03-2013, 05:01 AM   #2053
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Sounds right. Sometimes when you take a pic of an older style TV, you will get lines.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:14 AM   #2054
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Thanks guys. The controller I wired to these lights blinks them twice when first powered up, indicating they are ready for the set up process. Just wanted to be sure they weren't constantly blinking.



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If you blink your eyes at just the right frequency while watching the video, the lights on your motorcycle no longer blink. Although, it does get a bit tiring about five or six minutes into the video.

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Old 10-03-2013, 05:54 AM   #2055
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Ok, Looks like I have the green light to ride this Saturday, but Notarally is just too far away.
Anyone want to show me around? I could do all pavement, or an on/off-road excursion, if it heavily favors off-road. I can easily transport my WR in the back of my truck to get to a starting point for an off-road ride, so it doesn't have to be all off-road right from Charlotte.
If not, I may try to go to TNT or Car. Adventure World. Anyone have experience with these parks? Are there other places that are better or closer for trail riding?

Thanks!
Dan

PS:

My kid was 6 here, but it was just for a ride around the block.
Cool! How old is your son now? Mine is 9 and loves to ride with me (or his own bike when we can).

I've ridden at both CAW and TNT. TNT trails are fun but a bit short, CAW is overrun by quads that tear up the place - it's usually pretty muddy. Don't get me wrong, it's still pretty fun, but I think there are better trails. I think Brushy Mountain has much better trails for a bike. I'm wanting to take my son riding out there sometime soon.

I doubt I'll be able to get out this weekend, but I'm sure I'll see you around!
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