Video - Summer 2011 - [TASF]Overkill and I spend 7 days in Colorado

Discussion in 'Photos' started by MaverickH1, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. MaverickH1

    MaverickH1 Hummer H7 Rider

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    Video tribute to the beauty of Colorado, and the awesomeness of seeing it on 2 wheels on a 7 day trip with your brother. Best watched with audio turned up on a good sound system, in my opinion.

    Engineer Pass, Imogene Pass, Cinnamon Pass, California Pass, Corkscrew Gulch, Hurricane Pass, Owl Creek Pass, the Black Canyons, the road to Silverjack Reservoir, Montrose's 4th of July Parade :freaky, and more.


    <IFRAME src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/30712785?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" frameBorder=0 width=400 height=300 webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></IFRAME>Untitled from MaverickH1 on Vimeo.


    This is really my first try at a real video. Windows Movie Maker absolutely killed the quality. I will never use that program again. It took me a month to stitch the pieces of the video together, 2 months to get Movie Maker to actually save the thing. Cameras were a GoPro Hero HD, and a Samsung TL320 point and shoot still camera that also takes bad movies. :lol3
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  2. GSteve

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    :clap Excellent!
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  3. [TASF]Overkill

    [TASF]Overkill VRSATL

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    Thanks Mav. :-) Good times. Good. Times.

    We try to take a one week trip every year on the bikes. I've been doing it for 3 years, we've been doing it as a brother team for 2. Not sure where next year will land us, but I know there's still a lot of Colorado to see!

    Oh, oh, also... I took a KLR with a blown out shock to Colorado and then loaded it down with all of our luggage. I probably should have done a write up this year, too.
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  4. SillyGoose

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    The video was awesome. I'm sure the riding was even better.
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  5. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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  6. lakota

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    nice job - thanks for sharing:clap
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  7. SplitLanesLikeMOSES

    SplitLanesLikeMOSES ....................

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    That was GREAT!!!!
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  8. badguy

    badguy Susan

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    :super

    Around 3:50, did you stop to look over the side, or did you stop to pull the seat out of your butt after almost taking the quick way down? :lol3
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  9. gdelasheras

    gdelasheras Adventurer

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    Great video edit and fantastic scenery! :clap
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  10. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    :thumb Hell Ya! Well done.
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  11. [TASF]Overkill

    [TASF]Overkill VRSATL

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    Badguy, I'm hoping he'll post some of the unedited clips of interesting bits at some point. That was definitely one of them. Since I had a blown out shock, that first bump sucked away my momentum... Then the second one stopped me dead. I'd been bottoming out the suspension linkage on things the whole way up, so was trying to be careful. When bike started tipping, I did the usual kick-the-foot-out move, my foot slid an inch or two on the loose stuff... When everything settled and I looked over, I was seeing the rocks I had displaced skipping down the mountain. I didn't say anything.... Then when I looked forward again (over the bike to bike communicator), "My recommendation is to stay on the left."

    Mav was right behind me... we went maybe another 20 feet and he said "Tyler, I think we should turn around." "Me too, now." Turning the bikes around was a little stressful for me, but I've got long legs. Mav was skeeeeeeered. He contends I would have just gone straight over the edge, I'd like to think the instinct would have been to scramble over the bike... to hell with where the bike lands. Either way, eesh. It's hard to watch the original video in HD... Quality on that one sucks because I screwed up saving it when I edited my weiner out... took a leak further down the trail and forgot I had helmet cam on. :-)

    The great part is that it was snowed in at the top anyway, and we knew it. :-) We just didn't want to go back the long way to Ouray, agh. We ended up having to do that anyway.
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  12. flyrodder

    flyrodder Donny, please.

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    Outstanding.
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  13. RebRider

    RebRider Been here awhile

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    very nice looked like a lot of fun.... music was great choice too... i heard it before someplace... what is it...?
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  14. Trailryder42

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    Great video! When someone asks what dualsporting/adventure riding is, this is a video to point them toward.
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  15. badguy

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    Yikes :eek1 I'd love to see the full quality video of that climb. Seems like it would be sort of like that video of the guys on the goat trail in the Alps...

    I bet the dong footage was a hell of a surprise later on :rofl
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  16. Gunner45

    Gunner45 Out on the trail

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    Great video!

    Thanks for sharing. You got a love pre 08 KLRs in thier natural enviroment.

    Gunner45
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  17. [TASF]Overkill

    [TASF]Overkill VRSATL

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    We'll do a video ride report at some point (given the reaction to this video)... will tell the stories and put in relevant clips and pictures. That will be done with proper software (which one remains to be decided) and will be in appropriate HD. The dong shot was realized shorlty afterwards, but we actually saw it in a coffee shop somewhere. It was great. Hehe. Is anyone else familiar with the "motorcycle penis" phenomenon, or is it just me... Now I'm just making excuses.

    Thanks all for the kind comments. I've watched the video like 73 times to relive it, hoping it will get me through to next year. Next year there will be more and better cameras, better quality final product... But still unsure of where we're going.
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  18. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Love the video RR. Great filming!!! :clap
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  19. MaverickH1

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    Thanks for the praises, guys. The above quote is exactly what I was trying to capture with the video.

    This video was practice. :lol3 Needless to say, we learned a lot.

    Ride report will be coming some time.
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  20. MaverickH1

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    The song is:

    Steve Jablonsky - Arrival to Earth

    From the Transformers soundtrack.

    When I go new places, I try to download a new set of songs to listen to, because in the future those songs will bring me back to the time when I first heard them. I downloaded the Transformers soundtrack before we went to CO, and it was absolutely, positively perfect.

    I'm worried that the audio will eventually get cut out of the video, since I have no way to get permission to use it. But if it does, oh well. The audio is the most powerful thing in the video, in my opinion, and that says a lot about Jablonsky.
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