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TAT 2018 - Honda Grom Edition

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by victay, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Well,I haven't even commented on this thread, just too engrossed. I've followed from the start, and on Facebook and Youtube...likes and thumbs up are from me. It's been really good - and you know that's a pretty extreme high rating from a Kiwi.
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  2. IndigoSwann

    IndigoSwann Pirate

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    Loved it guys, found this thread yesterday and am about half way through your youtube series. I'm a fan of a lot of ADV vblogs and your videos were some of the best combination of both content and production. Glad you had an awesome adventure and will definitely be following if you have further Grom travels!

    PS - so you can really give a Grom some adventure chops huh
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  3. ATadam

    ATadam Been here awhile

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    Just wanted to say you guys are awesome! Imo this is the best video series on the TAT I've seen so far, so well edited and fun to watch!
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  4. BLucare

    BLucare What could possibly go wrong?

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    Well done, you two! Been following along since Day 0, and this has truly been such an inspiration :clap

    P.S. the RAWR at the end got me :lol3
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  5. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile Supporter

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    All I can do is echo everyone else! Loved it! Thanks for all your hard work editing. Can’t wait to see what ya’ll conquer next! I know it will be good, whatever it is!
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  6. i4bikes

    i4bikes Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all your time and effort. This is one of the best RR on here. I looked for your RR every day last year and your update vids this year.
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  7. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile Supporter

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    Just curious, do you have an estimate on how many hours of video you shot? It must be an awful lot! Well, a good lot...... you know what I mean.
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  8. simi.d

    simi.d Enthusiastic Noob

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    Just over 40 hours.

    Produced around 1.5 TB of video and photos on 2 mirrored USB drives. 6 cameras - 2 x Sony FDR-X3000, 2 X Samsung S7 Phones, Mavic Air and a Sony RX100 V. Honestly I expected to shoot much more video but Vicki didn't really use her helmet camera and we got lazy with the drone. Thankfully we didn't end up with many battery length clips of the ground!

    Should also have taken a tripod, but we were travelling as light as possible. Have to admire the guys who stop to set up shots. Once we got going we were having so much fun we didn't want to stop and the whole ticking clock thing doesn't help either. For sure having specific shots planned and putting the effort in to get them will give the best result, but our style is more shoot EVERYTHING and hope for the best... it does make for some punishing editing though:cob
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  9. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    It all worked out in the end.

    I usually forget to turn my camera on when I ride. That cuts down on the editing dramatically.
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  10. IndigoSwann

    IndigoSwann Pirate

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    I think the most worrying thing you guys did on the whole trip for me was using smartphones without any case protectors on it :S lol
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  11. simi.d

    simi.d Enthusiastic Noob

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    Never fear...

    1) Case... if you can call it that :lol3

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    2) Modified RAM X-grip.. impossible to lose the phone

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    3) Expendable work supplied phones :jack Camera image stabilization on mine is dead and Vicki has some serious screen burn-in

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  12. IndigoSwann

    IndigoSwann Pirate

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    Hi Simon, I never saw that! Great trip once again loved it with you both. Hope to see more Grom/Versii shenannigans
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  13. AnthonyD

    AnthonyD Nothing to see here...

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    Truly enjoyed reading this whole ride report. Amazing journey!! And great videos, thanks for taking the time to put them together.
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  14. AnthonyD

    AnthonyD Nothing to see here...

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    PS: I just love the title of Episode 4 of your video series. It's my favorite line from Twister, haha. :lol2
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  15. scridercoach

    scridercoach Old crusty bast**d

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    I've been traveling and catching up with life, so I'm a bit behind on my watching of episodes. WOW. While this episode inspired me to go do White Rim.... I think I'd shat myself with those dropoffs! Wonderful episode indeed.
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  16. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Only a matter of time.

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    Great videos!! :clap
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  17. scridercoach

    scridercoach Old crusty bast**d

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    Finally I caught up and watched the last two installments. BRAVO! So happy for you both and know that it was an epic adventure. Again, thank you for the inspiration and for sharing it all with us. Cheers!
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  18. OBIWAN

    OBIWAN Been here awhile

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    I know this is a year old but I just thought grouping bears in with hillbillies was un called for. It makes the bear look bad and they are really smart. Just saying.
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  19. Brainflex

    Brainflex Been here awhile

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    What did you do in the end about the failed rear shocks? Did they get replaced under warranty or what?
  20. simi.d

    simi.d Enthusiastic Noob

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    We stopped off at Steady Garage in LA (who we originally ordered the Racing Bros shocks from). We had shipped the dead ones there from the trail. They happily swapped them out under warranty and we found a convenient Walmart parking to swap them back in :)
    Pics and story in this post https://advrider.com/f/index.php?posts/35973459
    Amazing service.
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