Riding through Paris on a super ténéré 1200

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Olirider, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Last sunday, I wanted to test my new mount for the gopro HD on the S10.

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    So I decided to play the tourist thing in the empty Paris of august.
    If you follow me, you will visit :

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    Rue de Rivoli : the Tuileries garden

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    The Concorde square

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    The Champs Elysées

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    The Arc de Triomphe on the Charles de Gaulle square

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    The Trocadero

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    The Eiffel tower

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    The Invalides

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    The Bastille square

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    The opera Garnier
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  2. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Enjoy !
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  3. Too_Tall

    Too_Tall The Belgian

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    Awesome vid! Fantastic bike in a fantastic city! Thanks! :D I predict our transatlantic friends will go nuts when they see the french traffic :D
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  4. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    Cool pics :thumb ... wow it looks quiet! Is that because of French holidays? I have ridden round Paris .. and it was mental - the Arc de Triomphe was crazy, like a giant fairground 'Dodgems ride' with cars arriving from all angles. ... I had to go round again it was so much fun! :D
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  5. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Yes, Paris is empty of Parisians in august. There are more foreign tourists than French people, except one on his S10 !
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    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Ah nice, at that Cafe on the corner my first driveshaft popped, rendering my beemer helpless :-)

    Nice to see Paris again in such brilliant weather, though i miss the hussle and bustle around the Arc !
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  7. GB

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    Beautiful city... bike... et le pays! :thumb
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  8. Rider2898

    Rider2898 Wet Weather Rider

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    :rofl I say you predicted right about us tansatlantic friends. My first thought was "it's a free for all" and my second was " I want lane splitting!" :D Very cool video Olirider. I have some friends on facebook who would really enjoy it. Would you mind if I posted it to my profile?
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  9. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Perfection :clap :clap :clap
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  10. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    Olirider

    tres tres cool!

    how come no windnoise? do you have an external mike? I didn't think
    any of these mountable cams had an external mike socket.

    Cheers and well done sir!:clap

    Shane
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  11. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Hi rider2898,
    You're welcome to post the video to your profile.
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  12. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    No external mike. I just used the standard "open" gopro case. It is recommended for speed under 160 km/h (100 mph) and I was in town ! :evil
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  13. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Well this French traffic is only so quiet in august when Paris is nearly empty...
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  14. Rider2898

    Rider2898 Wet Weather Rider

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    Thanks Olirider :)
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  15. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    I miss lanesplitting. :cry
    I hate having to wait my turn at red lights when there's all that space there:D

    For the still images you posted, are those just extracted from the video, or is it a seperate function of the GoPro?

    Nice bike by the way:thumb
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  16. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    I would not commute on a bike if I could not lane split : What would be the point ?
    In fact lanesplitting is officially forbidden in France but if you are sensible enough you can do it in front of police officers and get no trouble.
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