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From last weekend, probably my last ride of the year with the snow coming on here in Colorado. My first attempt with the camera & editing, hope you enjoy!

Wasnt able to figure out video embedding but here is the link:

http://vimeo.com/16642408
 

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gol durn

Gol durn you Coloradans. That ain't fair. Highest point here in Dull-Aware is a speed bump in the Acme parking lot. Ain't fair, I tell ya. :popcorn:
 

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Thank you for the kind words, all! Glad you enjoyed it, had alot of fun making it. Of course the best part was filming it during the ride.

Have another one in the works that includes a minor face plant in the dirt not too far from this place:

 

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It's not easy living in Colorado

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Gol durn you Coloradans. That ain't fair. Highest point here in Dull-Aware is a speed bump in the Acme parking lot. Ain't fair, I tell ya. :popcorn:

It's tough living here I tell ya! Every time I want to ride I first have to decide which one of the seemingly hundreds of roads I will ride on. And then I have to decide which route I'll take back home. And don't get me started on those incredible mountains that keep getting in the way or those seriously twisty roads one HAS to ride in order to get over them!!!

It's really tough.......sniff, sniff......
 

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nice video! glad the SUV pulled iver for ya, I hate it when you go out on a nice ride to get a shot of video and you're stuck behind a line of cars halfway into it.

notice the donuts in the road at 4:49 or so?!?! kids these days :rotf:

mine isn't on the brick, but I'm sure glad I made it as I don't get to ride the old nail often, what with 'er being on the wrong side of the pond from me now. it's nice to return vicariously on the internet :clap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXgr1KLs27k


Here's to hoping your faceplant was walking up to the bike!!! :D
 

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Really enjoyed the video, reminded me of the Hog's Back, Hwy 12 in Utah. You have a lot more trees, however.
Thanks for posting. Ride well.
EJ
 

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snowbeard said:
nice video!
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Here's to hoping your faceplant was walking up to the bike!!! :D
Thanks! I wish it were so, unfortunately it was not while walking up to the bike. Hopefully this minor faceplant will be my last.

Zipties came to the rescue on the side case and I continued my ride for another couple hundred miles. The rest of the damage was a scratched-up valve cover, cracked wind screen, and a bruised hand, still a little sore two weeks later.

Thanks all for the kind words, glad you enjoyed it!!

Anywho, following is my delusions of dirt-noob-grandeur :)

Brick In The Dirt

The quality is degraded, when i dumped the video was corrupted and lost all audio, was able to recover it by jumping through a bunch of technical hoops..
 

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HA!
Mike, you dumped it like a pro, no blood no foul....and got right back on... :clap:
...i've dumped all kinds of bikes on all kinds of terrain...much rather dump on dirt than on pavement (i'm actually a connaseur..sp?)
Thanks for sharing your videos...choreography excellent!
 

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man, is the K75 anywhere near as heavy as the 100?!! I can't imagine I would just pick mine up by the handlebars...

and good thing you had your gear on!

nice flyover at the end there, no limit to what these K's can do, eh?! :clap:
 

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man, is the K75 anywhere near as heavy as the 100?!! I can't imagine I would just pick mine up by the handlebars...

and good thing you had your gear on!

nice flyover at the end there, no limit to what these K's can do, eh?! :clap:
I have no idea what the 75 weighs in comparison, it was a huff getting it upright again.

Indeed, no limit, they will go any direction the rider wishes. The wisdom of the choice in direction is another matter, heh.

Dbikers: Thanks! Agreed wholeheartedly on the preference of dirt over pavement. All that loose sand/dirt made for a relatively soft landing.
 

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weights

K75 500
K100 529

bmbikes.co.uk
 

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Most excellent videos ! :clap: :clap:

Glad you didn't have anything too severely damaged.

I could tell the adrenaline was flowing - you sure hoisted the K right up.

What exactly happened there ?

Sharp input on the bars ?

Apply font brakes and front end tucked under ?

Gas it ?
 

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Thanks, Realwrld!

I'm totally unsure. The turn before the plant, I went through a lille wet, is hard to see in the vid as the turn is shaded, not certain if that had any effect. I do remember the front slipping to the right just before and I think my reaction was to let up but no braking, cant remember with any certainty. My end guess is improper input reacting to the front slipping.

Yeah, the adrenaline was full-on :).
 
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