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Old 03-23-2011, 01:17 PM   #16
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Well since everyone enjoyed the 800GS video and sound track I may as well put this old KTM one in there. It's not as exciting, but it is something to look at if you get bored...The music is TOOL covering Zeppelin's No Quarter.

2010 GS Challenge Ride at Rouge Creek from James Dixson on Vimeo.

This is me filming with my Vholdr atop a KTM 640 Adventure. I was out riding with a bunch of guys that took a BMW riding course in Missouri.

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I felt the knot is my stomach when the f800 went down.
I sort of flipped out too. Once the bike was headed straight for the edge I decided that the crash bars would provide superior braking and just let it go. You can see me hit the kill switch before its all the way down.

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Great vid. Thanks for the trip!
You're welcome. Hopefully there will be many more to come. I'll try and make them a bit shorter than 25 minutes but this was the first big ride of the year with interesting things to film.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:46 PM   #17
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Gnarly video!
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:32 PM   #18
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Gnarly video!
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:12 PM   #19
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Nice video James! I love the shot of the DRZ up to its tits in the river with the ADV sticker showing. No false advertising there!
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:55 PM   #20
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Nice video James! I love the shot of the DRZ up to its tits in the river with the ADV sticker showing. No false advertising there!
That was a lucky accident...believe me the last thing on my mind was framing the shot.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:12 PM   #21
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Fun vid, but you need some new riding buds - 6 guys to get a DR-Z out of the water and only 3 are doing anything Did the KLR die on the way across, or was the rider just being careful? I thought the new ones already had a T-mod.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:02 AM   #22
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They pushed the KLR the whole way.

Everyone lent a hand, but honestly the Swift Water Rescue certified part of me would have preferred less people on that bridge.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:46 AM   #23
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Fun vid, but you need some new riding buds - 6 guys to get a DR-Z out of the water and only 3 are doing anything Did the KLR die on the way across, or was the rider just being careful? I thought the new ones already had a T-mod.
Blue KLR? That's mine. I just saw 2 experienced dirt riders flop over on that crossing before me so I walked it.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:50 AM   #24
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Blue KLR? That's mine. I just saw 2 experienced dirt riders flop over on that crossing before me so I walked it.
That was a good call and thanks for referring to me as an experienced dirt rider.

I wish the weather hadn't gone to hell for this weekend...
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:32 PM   #25
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Was the bigger problem the current or the slippery bottom? I've had some luck in those situations crabbing like an airplane in a crosswind--keep the nose pointed up stream so your forward motion has a keep-you-on-the-cement component. Boatmen call it a forward ferry angle. Water's pretty amazing once it gets ahold of you.

Great country you've got there. I've ridden horseback in Mark Twain NF, but never had two wheels to play on.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:05 AM   #26
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nice vid

our back country is still full of snow so it was nice to watch and think about the spring riding that's ahead. We get a lot more muck than you so crossings can be a bit more dodgey. Our man-made crossings don't tend to be quite that slick, but the current is at least half the problem.
Good fun, thanks for sharing

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Old 03-27-2011, 08:29 AM   #27
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Was the bigger problem the current or the slippery bottom?
It was the amount and speed of the water. Everyone else decided it was better to brave the 2 1/2 foot deep pool instead of attempting the bridge.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:18 PM   #28
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Was the bigger problem the current or the slippery bottom? I've had some luck in those situations crabbing like an airplane in a crosswind--keep the nose pointed up stream so your forward motion has a keep-you-on-the-cement component. Boatmen call it a forward ferry angle. Water's pretty amazing once it gets ahold of you.

Great country you've got there. I've ridden horseback in Mark Twain NF, but never had two wheels to play on.
I would say it was a combination of the swift water and algae covered concrete....................... a nasty combo!

It looks like some of us were not helping with the DRZ but we were having trouble finding a foot hold on the slick concrete.

I have waded trout streams in Montana that were deeper and more swift, but add the slippery element and......................

Good riding with you James and great video!!!
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:59 AM   #29
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Lost Creek on the F800GS Without Music from James Dixson on Vimeo.

Someone suggested that my video would be more interesting and give others a feeling of what this actually feels like if I dropped the music. Here are some highlights including conversations, flawed advice and little bits of anxiety.

Be forewarned there's some foul language.

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:17 PM   #30
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Someone suggested that my video would be more interesting and give others a feeling of what this actually feels like if I dropped the music.

Sigh.... Finally someone with good taste in music and they have to go F it all up with talking, rushing water and engine noise...


Jk, I like it either way but at least don't start playing crappy music...
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