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Ok, so I bought myself a GoPro camera, and I used it for the first time on my recent trip to Thailand.

I wanted to take a clip of a scooter ride, but the cam did not really fit anywhere as the scooter does not really have "handlebars", so I attached it to the lefthand grip, where the rear brake sits. I tried it the night before, but the rear brake did not work so well as it bumps against the camera, so the next morning I made a few adjustments, and it seems to have worked lekker.

Not sure if this should go under "Ride Reports".........

So, here goes, I think it is quite a lekker clip!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-ypqKPnqAg0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/-ypqKPnqAg0</a>



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Re: My GoPro attempt from Patong City to Paradise Beach in Phuket
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 03:46:42 pm »
Flippen cool video!

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Re: My GoPro attempt from Patong City to Paradise Beach in Phuket
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 09:14:37 am »
It was good fun on the little scooter, I just had one "oops" moment @ 02:33 in the clip, I did not take the right line into that corner, and went a bit wide, but kept it together nicely by looking where I wanted to go!!!   Good fun!!!

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Re: My GoPro attempt from Patong City to Paradise Beach in Phuket
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 09:22:26 am »
I will post another clip of my ride back to Patong later   :deal:


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Re: My GoPro attempt from Patong City to Paradise Beach in Phuket
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 09:47:16 am »
Lekker man....ons het net so baie fun gehad met scooters daar.

Ek hoop jy was teen die berg uit en het na daai Budda gaan kyk? Moerse impressive daai!
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Re: My GoPro attempt from Patong City to Paradise Beach in Phuket
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 09:53:06 am »
Lekker man....ons het net so baie fun gehad met scooters daar.

Ek hoop jy was teen die berg uit en het na daai Budda gaan kyk? Moerse impressive daai!

Ja daai paadjie op na daai moerse Budda to is baie lekker om te ry!!

Ek het selfs daai scootertjie off-road gevat so stuk, maar hy kon nie meer nie, dit was net te steil vir die 125cc met my 100kg op!!

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Re: My GoPro attempt from Patong City to Paradise Beach in Phuket
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 10:38:44 am »
Here is the clip back to Patong beach..........

Look at 1:05, it does not look like much on the clip, but I got some good air and bottomed out the scooter big time!!

and at 1:20 I suddenly realise I am on the wrong side of the road, the same side we drive in Qatar   :imaposer:

And the clip is slightly longer than the music, so just hang hon after the music stops for like 10seconds..............   :patch:



<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xLafEB7n578" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/xLafEB7n578</a>
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Re: My GoPro attempt from Patong City to Paradise Beach in Phuket
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 11:02:18 am »
Great stuff Knopkop and love the soundtrack  :thumleft:
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