The Last F8 Video Had a Sad Ending...

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by jamesdemien, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Fun vid, but you need some new riding buds - 6 guys to get a DR-Z out of the water and only 3 are doing anything :lol3 Did the KLR die on the way across, or was the rider just being careful? I thought the new ones already had a T-mod.
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  2. jamesdemien

    jamesdemien Been here awhile

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    They pushed the KLR the whole way.

    Everyone lent a hand, but honestly the Swift Water Rescue certified part of me would have preferred less people on that bridge.
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  3. crashmoto

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    Blue KLR? That's mine. I just saw 2 experienced dirt riders flop over on that crossing before me so I walked it. :eek1
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    jamesdemien Been here awhile

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    That was a good call and thanks for referring to me as an experienced dirt rider.

    I wish the weather hadn't gone to hell for this weekend...
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  5. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Was the bigger problem the current or the slippery bottom? I've had some luck in those situations crabbing like an airplane in a crosswind--keep the nose pointed up stream so your forward motion has a keep-you-on-the-cement component. Boatmen call it a forward ferry angle. Water's pretty amazing once it gets ahold of you.

    Great country you've got there. I've ridden horseback in Mark Twain NF, but never had two wheels to play on.
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  6. fastredbike

    fastredbike out riding

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    our back country is still full of snow so it was nice to watch and think about the spring riding that's ahead. We get a lot more muck than you so crossings can be a bit more dodgey. Our man-made crossings don't tend to be quite that slick, but the current is at least half the problem.
    Good fun, thanks for sharing
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  7. jamesdemien

    jamesdemien Been here awhile

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    It was the amount and speed of the water. Everyone else decided it was better to brave the 2 1/2 foot deep pool instead of attempting the bridge.
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  8. ROYAL COACHMAN

    ROYAL COACHMAN Been here awhile

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    I would say it was a combination of the swift water and algae covered concrete....................... a nasty combo!

    It looks like some of us were not helping with the DRZ but we were having trouble finding a foot hold on the slick concrete.

    I have waded trout streams in Montana that were deeper and more swift, but add the slippery element and......................

    Good riding with you James and great video!!!
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  9. jamesdemien

    jamesdemien Been here awhile

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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/21763457" width="700" height="394" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/21763457">Lost Creek on the F800GS Without Music</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/jamesdixson">James Dixson</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>Someone suggested that my video would be more interesting and give others a feeling of what this actually feels like if I dropped the music. Here are some highlights including conversations, flawed advice and little bits of anxiety. <br /><br />Be forewarned there's some foul language.</p>
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  10. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Sigh.... Finally someone with good taste in music and they have to go F it all up with talking, rushing water and engine noise... :becca


    :rofl Jk, I like it either way but at least don't start playing crappy music...
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  11. jamesdemien

    jamesdemien Been here awhile

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    I agree. My intention with the video was sharing it on ADVrider. We all know what riding sounds like...

    When I'm trying to explain the steep transition creek crossing to the kid on the motard I'm confusing myself because I know he's a hard core skier and anything I tell him verbally is going to screw with what his body already knows how to do. I should have said the pegs are skis stand on them...

    I don't usually have the iPod on while I'm off the pavement but there's usually Zeppelin running through my head. You will never see a video of mine with crappy music. A lot of times I will pick the song based on the length of usable video I have and then adjust the clips to sort of go along with it.



    Here's a little Jimi Hendrix 3rd Stone From the Sun for ya... most of this is played back 150% faster than it was shot to match the tempo of the music and so it wasn't totally boring.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/20456421" width="700" height="394" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/20456421">F800GS Sunday Ride</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/jamesdixson">James Dixson</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Eventually, Taylor and I will make a well produced real video and maybe we'll even go crazy and have him play the guitar for the soundtrack...the problem is we know that showing off for a camera can end poorly...
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