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Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Rockfox Adventure Travels
« on: March 23, 2019, 01:25:44 pm »
I am slowly getting the hang of the video thing under the belt and thought it would be appropriate to share my travels with other like minded souls that might not follow my other escapades with all things technical here: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226149.0

Just some background.
I do most (all) video with a hand held Sony actioncam.  I do have close to 1Tb video's over more than 40 000km that still need to be edited.  (Hope I dont die soon)  the beauty of the handheld camera is that more than 90% of my video footage is usable which makes editing a breeze.  Since I now got proper editing software and the sound almost sorted the big job to work through all the footage will start soon.

This is the first vid with sound - wrong town etc etc but it is a start.




I defenately will need to get a "mounted" camera as well as it is not worth the risk to do single hand technical stuff.

The youtube channel got some other video's as well https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC77nA7ja6Dy3rHr-0hITziQ

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 06:18:39 pm »
nice video keep it up
 

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 07:32:19 pm »
Dit was nou lekker om te kyk. Dankie

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 09:46:04 pm »
A little snippet that were left behind in the Donkieskraal trip
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After the harvest the over ripe and fruit fly infected fruit fruit are left to rot and for compost for the next planting cycle.  The air had a 'frot' smell to it,  video just before the Bergriver crossing.



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How the cantaloupe melon received it’s name spanspek

Lady Juana Maria Smith loved and was loved wherever she went. Those who met her on her adventuresome path of life at the side of her beloved husband were enchanted. In South Africa her memory even lives on in the name of a fruit: the cantaloupe or rock melon is called spanspek in South Africa.

Lady Juana’s husband, Sir Henry Smith (who preferred to be called Harry), served the British crown as governor of the Cape Province, where he and his wife enjoyed great popularity with the Xhosa as well as the Boers. According to legend from the couple’s South African years Sir Harry loved bacon and eggs for breakfast. Lady Juana, on the other hand, didn’t like bacon and preferred cantaloupe melons. In the Smith household these melons were soon known as the ‘Spanish bacon’, or ‘die Spaans se spek’ in Afrikaans. Apparently this is how this particular type of melon got the name ‘spanspek’ in South Africa.
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Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 06:45:51 am »
Another two routes off my bucket list.  I will go back again for both.  :biggrin:



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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 11:27:11 am »
Thanks Adie. Keep them coming please !
 

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 09:00:47 pm »
Dankie vir lekker video oom Adie

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 07:23:51 am »
Ak lekker, dankie
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 07:36:02 am »
Nice RR reflecting the beauty of SA.Thks.
 

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 01:27:35 pm »
Nice vids Adie ... always good to put a voice to the avatar.

May I suggest a GoPro helmet mount for your future videos.

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 03:30:30 pm »
Nice vids Adie ... always good to put a voice to the avatar.

May I suggest a GoPro helmet mount for your future videos.

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Thanks BUT - me and the butt's

This talking thing is not really me.  I sound TOTALLY different in real life and also use different syntax, but working on it.
One thing I decided was not to make the talking 'too professional' I am a dwep and it must sound like a dwep.  :peepwall:

Also, I decided not to do any helmet mount camera. (this is also now illegal in motorsport) MY main motivation is firstly the limited view of any helmet cam.  I hate the 'just look ahead' video's out there cos I want to see more of the scenery.  I really only need to solve the technical stuff where I can not ride one handed.

I bought a Gimbal for the actioncam and finally found the spot where I want to mount it.  It will be ONE mount that can do forward, rotate, sideways and even selfie clips.  Will add it project to my other fread soon.


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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2019, 05:13:05 pm »
Mooi Man, Mooi !
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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2019, 12:40:53 am »
*** Oops wrong thread ****

Ok, it seems as if the gimbal and shock mount on the bike would work.  I just need to manufacture the attachment plates to mount the unit to the frame.

Will test tomorrow afternoon before the next trip this weekend.



Die stem begin al beter te klink. >:D

Ons gaan weer ry!! whoop Whoop.
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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2019, 03:10:41 pm »
Really like that camera setup. Looks like that could really work.  :ricky: :thumleft:
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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 08:06:04 am »
Really like that camera setup. Looks like that could really work.  :ricky: :thumleft:

Camera setup K@K.  quality is good but it is WAAIII to complex for the 20seconds I normally miss where it is to dangerous to ride with one hand.

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 08:11:57 am »
Another weekend away wif friends.  This trip will be a tree part series.



Just for info.
As I am still learning the ropes of the editing program I timed how long it took to do this video and was amased to find the total time (including experimenting and updating the voice recorder, making coffee) to be 5 hours.
Prev it went much quicker.  I also think I had too many clips of the tar section up du Toits due to the rain. (We do not get much of that here in the Cape.)

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2019, 08:23:11 pm »
A few snips of day one and two of a 8 day CapeTown to Orania - VanZylsrus - Verneukpan - Pella into Nam and back at Ongeluksnek then inland down to Skaapstad.

Pics. Day one to Sutherland and day two to Vosburg  Day two rained most of the day and I had to do 400 km.  (Took shelter next to derelict farmhouse for 2 hours befor the fun and games continued.

Videos to follow soon.

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2019, 08:21:48 pm »
I will just post this one.

Dont ask what happened.  I DONT KNOW. The GPS indicated that I was slowing down - last reading 47kph and 77m later 0kph.  I was slowing down as the car tracks indicated some snotty patches ahead.

All I can think is that there was a rock underneath the mud that jerked the front wheel to full left lock and then the rear end went flying and overtook the front.

A bit of a stiff left ankle is the only 'damage'.

All I can say it was a HELLUVA trip getting here in three days of rain.

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Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2019, 05:41:14 pm »
Ok, so everything was delayed and the return did not go via Verneukpa, Pella......  Dit het omtrent orals waar ek wou gaan grerrn en dit was nie die moeite werd om die enkel the straf nie.

Ek het toe maar 'n redelike reguit maar tegniese terugpad opgestel.  Gisteraand weer my pelle by Bike X Cape in Tankwa gekry.

Paar brokkies inligting.

Pic 1.  Op roete (Son, Maan en Dinsdag) 1020 km

Pic 2. Vic West tot amper by Loxton.  Omtrent 30odd km twee keer by onbegaanbare paaie gekom en moes omdraai.

Pic 3. Terug roete tot by Bike X in Tankwa 819 km

Sal more die video begin edit.

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2019, 05:44:22 pm »
About the off.
I looked at the pic again and at the end it was caused by LACK OF CONCENTRATION and maybe a bit of speed.

The sun was out, the road was wide and in good quality so I just relaxed. period.

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