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Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2019, 05:48:15 pm »
Day 4




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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2019, 08:21:12 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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How did you do the little moving dot on the map?

Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2019, 04:32:16 pm »
Lekker, Adie!
How did you do the little moving dot on the map?

Like this



** Edit **
And then looking at the quality it would be better to use the screen grabber (Icecream) instead of pointing a camera at the screen. 

I did not even test it, Naaa it is a waste of time.  :imaposer: That is how one learn.
** End Edit **

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2019, 06:04:19 pm »
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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2019, 07:43:08 pm »
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Ek is terug van die PE trip.  I did at least 3 more passes/tracks that was on my bucket list.  but I need to finish off the Namibia trip videos first.

This one if of day five, Windhoek to Solitaire.   The start of the return trip.



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Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #45 on: December 25, 2019, 05:04:14 pm »
Merry X-Mas



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Namibia Day 5.

This one is a bit longer (Close to 9 minutes)  It sometimes take longer to make a video shorter than to make it complete.

A few Stats:
Distance: 747 km
Total time: 10:36
Moving Time: 7:45
Ave moving Speed : 96.3 kph

Total raw video minutes : 46 minutes
Final length  : 8 min 57sec.
Time to edit: 4 hours.  This include the research of the POI etc.

Any comments w.r.t interest, length, etc etc welcome.  I did make some changes during the 5 day PE trip that will be edited next.



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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2019, 08:23:03 pm »
OK, Namibia is done and dusted.  I can now start with the PE trip (5 days travelling)  I will make separate video's for Antoniesberg, Attekwas Oxwagon trail and Zuurberg in Addo as they were just to intense to be 'hidden' in the general trips.



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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels - RFP018 Attekwas Oxwagon
« Reply #47 on: December 27, 2019, 08:01:26 am »
Oxwagon trail from the R327 to Bonniedale holiday farm where the real Attekwas Pass starts. The Attekwas section is where the mountain bike race go through and is not possible with a big bike.  I think the section through the state forest is closed at the moment.



Looking at the video again the helmet cam section is probably a bit long. I am constantly expecting something new when watching a travel video and here it did not happen  :(

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels RFP018 Oxwagon trail
« Reply #48 on: December 27, 2019, 10:47:39 am »
Interesting confusion on the GROOTRIVIERPOORT part.  The 'poort' in the case of Antoniesberg is actually only the crossing over the Grootrivier itself.  the REAL Grootrivier poort was built by Thomas Bain and is the eastern part of the BAVIAANSKLOOF - Not the whole thing. 

Some other interesting info, there was TWO Bain's (Father and Son) who built passes in SA.  https://www.mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/find-a-pass/item/716-the-bain-legacy.html

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When Thomas and Andrew Bain commenced working for the Central Road Board there were only three engineered mountain passes in the country, one of which Andrew had built. Andrew was responsible for seven major passes, and Thomas for twenty six. Thomas was responsible for 560 miles of major road construction which included minor passes, as also geological investigations, dams and other water supply works.
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From Mountainpasses of South Africa.



My version to follow soon.

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels RFP018 Oxwagon trail
« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2019, 08:46:55 pm »
Ok I need to take a break, BUT I still need to do Zuurberg and the whole PE trip.



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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels RFP018 Oxwagon trail
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2020, 10:31:05 pm »
At last I had some time to complete the Zuurberg Pass trip video.  Now I still need to do the 5 day Ct - PE trip.



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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels RFP020 Zuurberg pass Addo
« Reply #51 on: January 20, 2020, 05:37:28 am »
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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels RFP020 Zuurberg pass Addo
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2020, 08:00:00 am »
*** For those who do not follow my other fred ***

It is time I complete my trip reports they are now queuing up :(

This trip was to see how SONDES will handle tom technical rocky tracks that I normally encounter on my solo trips.  I have been to the Grabouw forest area before so had a good idea of what to expect.  This time I also decided to do the more technical track at the top.  There are actually a few tracks where I turned around with LAWA (800GS) as I was not comfortable doing them alone. 

THIS TIME IT WAS A BLAST.  The suspension is NOT a patch against the 800 which is not the best either but it actually handled everything quite well.  I still need to get used to the 'koekroller' front wheel that 'jump' over the obstacles with the much bigger approach angle. 

Apologies for the 'fuzzy' image quality, something must have happened on the prev trip as the camera lens protector is 'chafed' right in the center.




The next test for SONDES will be up du TOITS via the forestry gravel tracks that joins the tar right at the top and the railway line between Wolseley and Gouda.  There are sections that is doable and sections that will be dead ends but that is what I want to explore.

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels RFP020 Zuurberg pass Addo
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2020, 09:23:52 am »
Baie dankie dat ons kan saamry, Adie.
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Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2020, 07:45:09 am »
This time I took the little ZONTES on some REAL sand roads on my way to Clanwilliam (Boegoeberg 4x4 campsite)



I must say it was quite a JOL.  I specifically picked this bike that, other than the looks, it is not pretending to be an offroad capable machine.  NO IT IS JUST A COMMUTER that can also handle smooth gravel.

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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2020, 09:22:28 pm »
Covid came and Covid stayed.  I got a MASSIVE project and will not be able to relax until mid December.  But at least I did something else.



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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2020, 09:23:40 pm »
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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #58 on: November 19, 2020, 09:25:28 pm »
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Re: Rockfox Adventure Travels
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2020, 09:26:07 pm »
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