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Post  Hew on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:46 am

I've recently bought a go pro 2 head cam and have been getting used to it.
This is the first ride with it on the PIG. I was leading a group of newbies around some trails in our area.
It is a long video at 52 minutes.
I have not added any music as some is allowed, some is allowed but restricted and other music is not allowed for copyright reasons so if you want to watch it pour a brew and turn on your hi fi. Otherwise just skip through different bits.

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Post  Hew on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:42 pm

More vids from my rides.
These are from a ADV forum gathering.
I was leading a group with BMW X Challenges, KTM690, DRZ. There was meant to be a couple of BRPs but they did not turn up.

If you can its worth waiting for 1080HD to load on the saturday ride




Sunday was a bit misty to start causing a bit of moisture behind the lens cover and blurry video. Only 720HD


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Post  modette on Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:32 am

Nice videos
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Post  Hew on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:58 am

modette wrote:Nice videos
Thanks
Here is the latest. It does look better when watched at 1080HD
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Post  Hew on Sat May 19, 2012 1:32 pm

I have a last of the classic Husabergs and had been desperately trying to rebuild it and run it in prior to a 3 day Husaberg forum riding meet.
As I was going to be leading for the 3 days I needed to make sure that it was going to keep going for the full three days.
Unfortunately I had flucked up the kickstart engagement on the assembly and even after reassembling correctly it was NOK.
With only 3 hours on the enginde following a full rebuild I had zero confidence of it lasting the course.
Out came the XR and after a 5 min check inc. new brake pads it was good to go.
I must admit that I had a great time leading the Bergs for 2 days on my PIG
I did take the chance on the last day and use the Berg. So nimble and light but it did let me down with the battery packing up and with no kickstart back up it needed bump starting for the last few lanes.
Here are the three videos the last being on the Berg.
Best watched on the 1080HD setting with your fav music as backing.
Friday


Saturday


Sunday
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Post  Mauser on Sat May 19, 2012 3:44 pm

Hi Hew, great vid's...do you get any hassle / problems from the land owners ?, I take it most of your riding is classed as non legal paths etc ?.
Love the water scenes best Very Happy

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Post  Hew on Sat May 19, 2012 4:11 pm

Mauser wrote:Hi Hew, great vid's...do you get any hassle / problems from the land owners ?, I take it most of your riding is classed as non legal paths etc ?.
Love the water scenes best Very Happy

All legal trails in Wales.
Hassle is mainly from ramblers on holiday from the Peaks or from people who have bought their dream cottage without fully researching it and find it a real nuisance that half a dozen bikes ride past their property once in a blue moon.

I must admit that it is so much fun that I am surprised it has not been made illegal or at least taxed to death. naughty
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Post  dougyfresh on Sat May 19, 2012 7:23 pm

nice vids mate, going to do strata florida on the 25th, 1st big one on xr, not quite your neck of the woods but a good ride cheers
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Post  Hew on Sat May 19, 2012 11:33 pm

dougyfresh wrote:nice vids mate, going to do strata florida on the 25th, 1st big one on xr, not quite your neck of the woods but a good ride cheers

Have ridden Strata Florida a couple of times. Loads of fords and water crossings.
Be wary if it has been raining the day before. We were discussing whether to do one of the crossings/fords when a Discovery went through and the water was over his bonnet/hood. That made up our minds and we found a detour through the forest.
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Re: Trail Riding Wales UK

Post  Hew on Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:40 am

Nearly got another one ready and noticed I had not posted these two
As always best viewed 1080HD setting.
Some rare sunshine.






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Post  AURORA on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:25 am

Nice vids! Yesterday, I bought a GoPro Hero2 motorsport edition. What memory cards are you using? What are you getting for recording time per card/per vid setting? How long does the battery last? banana

I will post some Arizona desert videos when I get back this December.
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Post  Hew on Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:07 am

Using a 32GB class 10 card which lasts all day on the 960 - 30 setting.
Battery lasts for 2.5 hours but have bought some spares from China £9 for 2 delivered and they also last 2.5 hours banana
Can't recommend the gopro2 enough really happy with it.
I also bought the motorsport kit but with hindsight would have bought the outdoor version instead as I am more likely to use the head/chest strap than I am the suction mount.
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Post  Hew on Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:19 pm

Dougyfresh you might recognise this place.

Note to self not to change the battery out in the rain. Moisture gets in and the waterproof case does not let it out so the video after 28 min gets a bit steamy.

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strata

Post  dougyfresh on Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:12 pm

yes hew nice vid strata in the rain, was a lot drier on the 25th only deep crossing at lyn brianne 13 turned up on the day
so didnt quite make machinlyth ( if thats how u spell it) and the dust around the res at elan was murder, but a great day 230mls and i was wasted , 2 650rs and the rest austrian u know the bikes...
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Re: Trail Riding Wales UK

Post  Hew on Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:22 pm

Long Day over 13 hours start to finish and 196 miles
All the KTM chaps were jealous of the XR saddle from half way on.


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Post  Hew on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:32 pm

The commentary is from a couple of buffalo girls on a footbridge on their orange scooters naughty
The video is good enough to watch full screen. I am on the bike. Very Happy
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Post  BuRP on Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:12 pm

Hew,

couple of things wrong there.

First, I'd have taken the bridge, but that's me.

Second, one always walks first in deep water, always always, then ride/drive.
Oh wait, except in Africa, here you send a friend to walk through first.
Crocodiles you see, nasty vermin. If they're there you then wheelie through, your friend keeps them busy then normally.








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Post  Hew on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:52 pm

As I said BuRP the "buffalo girls" went around the outside on the footbridge. Very Happy

I was not the first to ride the ford A KTM had been in and sucked a couple of crocks into it's cylinder but that cleared the way for a DRZ and then my PIG.

We managed to empty the KTM of water and get it running again however a couple of rides later it has started smoking.
Maybe it is just coincidence but a respected KTM guru had warned the lad that valve seals would now be compromised as a minimum. Must admit it has made me think twice about deep water.
Still felt good coming out the other side naughty

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Post  Hew on Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:21 am

Latest Video.
With record rainfall for June this year the trails are about as slippy and muddy as they get even in winter.
Great

Camera angle is way too low for the first 5 mins or so but then gets better
as always best viewed on the 1080HD setting.

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Post  BuRP on Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:12 pm

Nice vid Hew!
Was wondering, what makes the 'third' track in the middle, what causes this?

On deep water, genuine we walk it first - especially for judging/sizing the current, you linked vid refers here. Water in the engine ruins it, or if not it's bad at minimum, refer your pal. He'll have to pull the top, and my advice is to inspect the rings also, which means the jug off too. But, if markings on the piston skirt are there..... aww bru, nasty. All avoided by any detour possible, your girls on the bridge refer Very Happy
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Post  Hew on Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:59 pm

The third track is usually made by motorbikes or pedal cycles.
In general if 4x4s use the route the ruts on each side are wider and deeper than a rut in the middle.
The ground was really that soft in some places that the wheels were sinking straight in.
I do understand the point with water. In general I am riding areas that I know and have ridden through the rivers/ holes before and have a reasonable idea of the depth.
Feeling the force of the river flow pushing the bike certainly quickens the heart beat and brings a bit of adventure to the day.
If in the rare cases it all goes wrong then that again something different to the day. It is the UK so we are seldom more than a few miles from tarmac and towing bikes the 10 - 20 miles back to base in no real problem.
Riding around is an option available to all with nothing other than a bit of teasing being the result. Again this make for a great atmosphere for the ride and sometimes future rides that take place.
Must admit that one section where the DRZ stalled was very deep. Thankfully the DRZ just had water in the carb.

I had always thought that it was possible to drain any water out of the carb by leaning it over and letting it out of the overflow. This is not the case on most carbs and the small cap screwed to the bottom of the float bowl needs to come off and empty the water that would otherwise play havoc with the pilot jetting.
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Post  Hew on Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:35 pm

My latest XR Video2 days trail riding with a stop over in a pub on the Saturday night.
as always best viewed full screen at 1080HD res.

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Re: Trail Riding Wales UK

Post  Hew on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:25 pm

Been a while since I have been out on it.

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Post  Mad Frosty on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:27 pm

All nicely frozen and mostly dry nice

How is it that every time you ride up that hill everybody else get stuck but not you ? What is the secret ? (special studded tyres naughty )
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Post  Hew on Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:31 am

Mounting the GoPro on top of the helmet does tend to smooth out the terrain a bit
There is no secret, just looking far enough ahead and going just fast enough to get momentum over the rocks and steps to keep going forward. nice
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