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post #1 of 105 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2009, 2:41 pm Thread Starter
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Alpinebiker rides the Col du Rousset-short film

Here's a short film of the K1300GT in action with wife Sue as pillion on one of my tours towards the end of this year.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8wr3oTEa7c

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post #2 of 105 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2009, 3:53 pm
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Nice video, thanks. You need to come ride here in Westren North Carolina, awesome roads.

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post #3 of 105 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2009, 12:39 am
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Sweet video. Thanks for sharing.

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post #4 of 105 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2009, 8:58 am
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looks good will be down there next June on my K1300R 2-up, can't wait
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Awesome !

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Cool video.

Never having ridden on your side of the planet tell me what's up with having dashed lines on the road all the way up? Even on blind corners? Are you allowed to pass any where you feel comfortable?

Not that I've ever let a solid line get in the way where it was annoying but I found it interesting. Common sense coming into play...wow...what a concept!

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Very cool and not unlike a Blue Ridge Mountain road in Autumn.

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post #8 of 105 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2009, 5:50 pm
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Great video. Wonderful road. Looks like a lot of fun.

I hate to spoil the mood, but feel compelled to point out that the riders in this video took some unsafe risks along the way. This is not a good example of "riding within safe limits".

Recommendation: Read David L. Hough's book, Proficient Motorcycling, 2nd Edition
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You can't leave a comment like that and not include what it was that you thought was "unsafe".

So what were the top 3 issues?
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post #10 of 105 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2009, 11:00 am
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Great video. Wonderful road. Looks like a lot of fun.

I hate to spoil the mood, but feel compelled to point out that the riders in this video took some unsafe risks along the way. This is not a good example of "riding within safe limits".

Recommendation: Read David L. Hough's book, Proficient Motorcycling, 2nd Edition
first: the camera is located low outside the bike on the left side

second: the angle changes the perception of speed

third and most important: the camera can't show the view the rider has. As on many alpine road sections, there are points at which the rider has a view on a long stretch of road after a coming hairpin which is very often the case in this ride.

Next: we rode using bike to bike radios and riders in front gave incoming traffic and other dangers warnings.

This is the way we ride safely.

Please also remember that we are experienced riders and know these roads.

I would suggest asking relevant questions before voicing an opinion, we'll gladly help clarify points that may trouble you.

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