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Old 04-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #301
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Seems like them only spar if you pay your fee.

I can remember an evil dude character in a movie with a four horned headset. Now I see that was not costume overkill, he was imitating a sheep. Great.

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Old 04-11-2013, 01:57 AM   #302
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No brummie accent for me (thank god), gloucester boy originally so its a south west(farmers) accent.....sort of, having lived in different parts of the england with the RAF its quite watered down....plus having geordie family I can speak that as well

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:22 AM   #303
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The first video there I found it very awkward to talk. The problem being is that I don't really have much to say. I obviously have political views and personal issues and enjoy Game of Thrones like everyone else but who the hell wants to hear about that? So I tried talking about the stuff I could see and it sort of worked. I was a bit more relaxed yesterday so I wasn't quite so stuck for things to talk about. Having said that maybe it's the struggling to find something interesting to say that makes the video remotely watchable. Give it a go though. Once you get past the initial awkwardness it's fine.
Talk about anything. I think you can talk about whatever then edit the rest out.

I subscribed to your channel, the only vids I have are from my old muvvi mini cam which is broken. No external mic on that though.

Aberfoyle is a frequent pass through for me. My usual quick ride after work etc is from here to Callander, I go over the pass on the way there and the quick way back.

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:04 AM   #304
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Saw you today going through Callander at 1.00pm
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:23 AM   #305
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Saw you today going through Callander at 1.00pm
Haha aye you will have done. Were you in the car park? At 1pm I would have been arriving to head to Loch Lubnaig. I stopped for 5 mins in the car park to attach the camera to my helmet.
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Didnt see you.................but did spend all day teaching on a Deauville
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:28 AM   #307
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Haha aye you will have done. Were you in the car park? At 1pm I would have been arriving to head to Loch Lubnaig. I stopped for 5 mins in the car park to attach the camera to my helmet.
No I was in the 'square', sitting under the kirk eating a Greggs and I saw you ride past, I put my gear on and thought I'd try to catch you up. I slowed down at all the lay-by's on the way up to the Welly but I must have missed you
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:32 PM   #308
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Didnt see you.................but did spend all day teaching on a Deauville
And don't you feel like you've got a spring in your step? Like summer has come early?


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No I was in the 'square', sitting under the kirk eating a Greggs and I saw you ride past, I put my gear on and thought I'd try to catch you up. I slowed down at all the lay-by's on the way up to the Welly but I must have missed you
Mate, you would never have caught me!

You probably went past while I was in the car park. I say it was 5 but it was more like 10 or even 15 mins.

I had planned to go to Crianlarich and come back down past Loch Lomond but the weather wasn't looking too good the further north I got so I called it a day at Killin. How far up did you go?

I have videos but I'm finding the quality is so good that they take forever to save and upload. That video of The Duke's Pass is STILL processing on Youtube, three days after I uploaded it. Can't decide if it's crashed or just taking its time.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:51 PM   #309
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I had planned to go to Crianlarich and come back down past Loch Lomond but the weather wasn't looking too good the further north I got so I called it a day at Killin. How far up did you go?
I just got passed the Rannoch Moor, where I pulled into a lay-by and watched a Royal Navy helicopter winching some guy off a mountain, don't know if it was a training exercise or the real McCoy but it was cool to watch . Ironically the weather got better further north I went, noticeably milder compared to Callander. The Welly was packed also, Ducati had an open day there and folk were taking some new models out for a run.

I really need to start taking my camera with me
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And don't you feel like you've got a spring in your step? Like summer has come early? .
Its weird Matt, ill spend all day on the D and then hop back on the Versys to go home, two very different bikes. The D is being sold off by the bike school monday and then ill be using a NC700.....direct comparison time, but it has the DCT auto box so will be a bit weird
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I just got passed the Rannoch Moor, where I pulled into a lay-by and watched a Royal Navy helicopter winching some guy off a mountain, don't know if it was a training exercise or the real McCoy but it was cool to watch . Ironically the weather got better further north I went, noticeably milder compared to Callander. The Welly was packed also, Ducati had an open day there and folk were taking some new models out for a run.

I really need to start taking my camera with me
I was telling myself to take a camera for a year before I ever did. I recommend it!

The helicopter thing sounds pretty cool. Would love to have got that on camera.

And missing the Ducati thing is quite annoying. Not sure they'd let me take a bike for a test run since I've only just got my licence though. Would like a go on a Multistrada or Diavel.


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Its weird Matt, ill spend all day on the D and then hop back on the Versys to go home, two very different bikes. The D is being sold off by the bike school monday and then ill be using a NC700.....direct comparison time, but it has the DCT auto box so will be a bit weird
Yeah it's weird switching between bikes/cars. At least it's not a BMW with the 3 indicator buttons.

I've heard that Honda are no longer making Deauvilles so my guess is they'll replace it with a commuter/tourer version of the NC700. Not sure about that DCT. Is that the automatic clutch thing that they have on the maxi-scoot version? I read in a few mags that it's crap. Will be interested to hear what you think of it.
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I have lost all hope that the Duke's Pass video will ever come to fruition. I might upload it again at a slightly lower resolution and see if that works. It's very annoying.

Anyway, as I said to Fraser2312 I had planned to go to Crianlarich and come back via Loch Lomond. However while the weather in Falkirk was very nice, it got duller and windier the further north I got (this turned into a bloody terrifying storm overnight). So I decided that since overcast skies don't help when taking photos I would cut things short and go to Killin instead.

First stop was a quick one in Callendar. Had to chuckle at seeing all the bikes there (hundreds on the roads as well) as the last time I was here it was empty. But now that the snow has gone everyone comes out to play.




The road up Loch Lubnaig is a great one as I've said many a time and now I have a helmet camera I can share it here. So here it is in its entirety. The fish eye lens does make the hills and mountains seem further away and smaller than they are but not enough that you don't get an idea of what it's like.




So as I mentioned, I was heading to Killin. I have upwards of 5 million photos of Killin in this thread and all on much better days than this so I didn't bother taking any. Or I didn't, right up until I was getting a drink. I was standing in a car park admiring the beautiful lines of the Deauville when I heard a group of women calling out to each other. I turned to see one of them was trying to shepherd a frog off the road. It wasn't going particularly well and it's a shame I didn't have a camera handy at the time as the footage would have gone brilliantly with the Benny Hill theme.

She eventually succeeded in getting it to safety and it hid by a wall. I saw a few cats wandering about in the area and it was no where near water so I'd be amazed if it saw out the night. It was cool though, seeing a frog. It was only the third frog I'd ever seen in the wild despite them being abundant. I'm probably walking past them everyday without realising. Oddly enough having seen my first frog in years in Killin I nearly drove over one when heading to my girlfriends. I'm surprised I recognised it actually as it just looked like a leaf. I guess my brain was on frog watch.

He's likely dead now:




I wasn't taking photos (unless frog related) but I was taking video. Thought this might give a better understanding of the layout of Killin for those who've only seen it in pictures.




I have a couple more videos from the way home coming but they're uploading right now and that takes an age. Original plan was to add the videos to the reports they belonged to but with them taking so long to edit, save and then upload I might just end up uploading them as they are ready. We'll see how it goes.

Should have the other two up tomorrow.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:53 PM   #313
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That frog must have been so freaked out that he for sure welcomed the peace and ease from the cat.

Here it's toad hype: roads are lined with plastic and dug in buckets. At dusk parents lead out the kids to inspect buckets, count toads and swap the content with the othersiders.

In my world Toad rode...
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Another from the trip to Killin. This time I'm riding south through Glen Ogle and Lochearnhead.

See me thwart the local police.

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Old 04-16-2013, 12:29 AM   #315
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Hey Matt,

enjoying the vids mate and your commentary is entertaining, keep up the good work.

I have been on a good few of the roads you are showing, stayed at Killin and Lochearnhead last time I was up, thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Hearing you talk about dodging sheep took me back. On certain of the smaller roads they had a habit of using white painted, sheep sized rocks as a sort of marker for the edges of the road. "Is it a sheep poised to do a sprint across the road, or is it a rock?"
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