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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Oct 18, 2012.
Great story! I wasn't aware of this.
Great read thank you.... For every big trip I take my bikes get smaller and my loads get lighter, down to a KTM 500 with soft bags...
^^^^ OMG - I can't believe they drove that RV across! I thought the bridge was sketchy for bikes.
Drones sure do add a great new perspective to videos :)
Is there nothing those Russians won’t attempt? Fearless, amazing, how much vodka used to even consider driving that unit across.
Damn, the drone footage is awesome... Really puts the bridge into perspective as well as the vastness of the area. Getting up high and seeing the snow capped mountains and the forest.
Walter we need some drone footage of you tearing it up over the steppes on your next trip :)
I wondered if a small drone would help with the blind R/R crossings, fly a drone up about 800' and you should be able to see if a trains coming for several miles in ether direction...
I think that would be awesome ... for setting perspective. Either I need to get one and learn to pilot it, or else I will casting around for drone pilots to accompany me on the next ride.
I predict a rush of ADV riders buying drones and gaining proficiency
That was my first thought! "I need a drone!"
I think they are pretty easy to pilot. Some of the new ones have autopilot features that will follow you in different patterns. They will circle you or follow behind you. Maybe other ways too.
I have a Mavic Pro that fits in the "frunk" of my bike, without taking up any extra bag space that wasnt already free.
Right, so as predicted above ^ I need to buy a drone and ship my bike across the pond and up my tolerance to vodka.
What an epic thread - just saw it recently & viewed all your video's.
Whenever wherever, i'll fly that drone, as long as it doesn't mean a ticket to local "guesthouses" where big dudes drop the soap in the shower (some interesting countries already have imprisonments for penalty). BAM with drone footage would be awesome indeed, Altai as well. Ah who am i kidding, everywhere would be awesome..
The DJI Mavic Air was just announced. It has the qualities of the Pro, is super small, fits easily in a medium tankbag, cheap and very flyable even in windy conditions. It is really going to change how adventure movies are going to be made. We are going to see a lot of beautiful footage such as shown here.
Here I am, five years past the conclusion of this epic, multi-authored report and I am blown away. Thanks for sharing to all of you who were a part of the adventure. I often tell my students that the genre of literature that has the newest growth is on of the oldest: the story of the traveller. Good on all of you. Thanks again!
Ok, I’ve tried not to be lazy here and have searched this thread, but does anyone have a link to the full size photo in Colebatch’s avatar? Sorry for being a dumbass.