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Riding around southern Ohio

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:25 pm



Southern Ohio has some of the best biking roads anywhere, I think. Just amazing. I spent a couple days with my wife camping (yes, with the Aspen trailer!), spending the days riding around on twisty, hilly roads, and the evenings in front of the campfire.

Now, back to reality and a backlog of several hundred emails and even more forum messages. Sigh.

In any case, here's where we were. This is me on my GL1500, with my wife riding on back. It was recorded using a $20 "Micro camera" velcroed to my windshield vent. I got it from http://www.themicrocamera.com and it works great!






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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:25 pm

A few pictures from our trip:

We stayed in Salt Fork State Park near Cambridge, Ohio. Literally more racoons and skunks than people in this place. Never saw so many animals, and such a wide variety. Shine a flashlight into the woods, see all the eyes reflected back at you, and you quickly realize how outnumbered you are.



A stop while riding amongst the amazing hills and twisty roads.



My wife at the top of the same hill.


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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby skier » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:30 pm

Nice! The kind of road I like. The camera is intriguing, looks like it did a great job, especially for the price!

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby ka4yqi » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:05 am

Seems like the wife and you had a great time. I just loved the video. The little video cam just did a great job. Hopefully I or we can make a trip to the state of Ohio for sum great sites.

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby WA9FWT » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:52 am

Now the time too watch this again will be during the winter when we can't ride.It sure is clear pictures for sure,and the leaning of your bike at times felt like I'm in a Air-plane. I don't think I would get that leaning with my Trike....I think I even felt the hot air from the engine too at times :lol: how long does it take you to up-Load that 26 min too U-Tube ?
I have only up-loaded one to U-Tube and it was 7 Min's and that took me 2hours and 40 Minutes.I know the resolution makes a differance.I know my system is slow, but not that slow. :roll:

It sure looks like you guys are enjoying that new trailer too.
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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby wally » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:54 am

Nice ride with the hills and curves, my wife and I stayed at Salt Fork State park thirty eight years ago, but that was in a pickup camper not on a bike. That was a nice park, I wonder how it's changed since then, maybe the trees got bigger! :D Nice camera, a heck of a lot cheaper then the one the were demoing at the Wingding.

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:56 pm

I would suggest that the park hasn't changed in the slightest, Wally. :) At least, that's how it looks. Not run down, just...dated.

As for uploading videos - that 26 minute video was about 2 GB, but I have an extremely fast connection (use it for work), so it was only about half an hour or so to upload.

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby lovemyzx9r » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:44 pm

nice video really high quality for a 20 dollar camera. looks like the roads i ride. my favorite ride state route 41 south out of greenfield, oh and ride it south to the river state route 52 to state route 62 back north. 41 is awesome. there is a hill after a set of s curves if u hit it going over 50 mph you will fly on a 400 pound bike anyway. 45 and half throttle and you can get a nice wheelie. you ever get the chance i highly recommend it. lots of nice curves hills and its usually pretty well shaded. runs along a creek just beautiful. i slow down sometimes just to soak it up. it washes out every few years so the pavement is usually new too lol. gotta get one of those cameras though.

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby gof » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:42 am

WingAdmin wrote:Southern Ohio has some of the best biking roads anywhere, I think. Just amazing. I spent a couple days with myhttp://www.themicrocamera.com and it works great!




The camera seems a bit "color challenged" but for $20 it's absolutely worth every penny for capturing memories that might otherwise not get captured. Hmm... Salt Fork is a supposed hot spot for Sasquatch sightings. Maybe some of the eye shine was not what you expected?

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:12 pm

Theres a road out of Nelsonville. 691 I believe. Take it to 56 turn right then 681 turn left. Go to 32 turn right then left on 50. Take that to Chillocothe then find 772 and just go. I hunted that area for years and know a bit about it. We had family on 104 north of Chillitown in a place called Yellow Bud. Nothing more than a wide spot in the road. Circleville is where they have the pumpkin festival every year. Theres some record setters there. Glad you two got to go. Looked like a good time. My son has the same set up you do and he loves his. He's on a zoom splat though.

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby redial » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:12 am

He's on a zoom splat though.
That one slipped past me like a Hornet on a bombing run! What is a zoom splat, please?
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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby bwagner6 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:50 am

Great video! I have been through that area before but never on two wheels.... Looks amazing! Awesome camper too! :P

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:25 pm

Zoom -Splat is a term for sport bike or crotch rocket 8-)
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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:58 pm

Well it appears that for $20 the camera is a great investment, Man you two folks look great in your outfits, you look really cool man in that solo shoot on the side of the road and the wife never has a bad day in the looks department, I like how her jacket is light colored to match the bike and you have dark colors, also it matches her cycle now too...Very Cool...It's nice just to pull off the road at a State Park or where ever and take a break, grub and sleep..real nice..Thanks for some great photo's and the video, thanks for sharing.. Phil post your video man..Or what is the link I wanta see it.. :D I have not seen many photo's from Todd lately... :shock:

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:32 pm

Hey there Beave, hard to post much these days. I am either working or out riding all over the place.
I
Have been looking for a good camera so I can take some video to get me through the winter up here.
Can you picture it, me sitting on my couch in the living room watching last riding seasons video on the big screen, wearing my helmet, and a fan blowing air in my face while it is snowing outside in rhe middle of January? Hmmmm might not be a bad idea to get through the PMS..... 8-)
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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby vtxcandyred » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:49 pm

redial wrote:
He's on a zoom splat though.
That one slipped past me like a Hornet on a bombing run! What is a zoom splat, please?

Another term is "Go fast and die."

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby bwagner6 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:45 pm

Hey WingAdmin..... After seeing your video I had to get a mini cam for myself. I found the same one on Amazon for $9.00 including shipping. Tried it out today and works great! Can't wait to take a scenic ride now and share it with you all. :D

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby brettchallenger » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:32 am

It looks just like England except,
a) it isn't raining
b) the sky is a funny blue colour - we have a nice shade of grey
c) there aren't any other cars on the road
d) you are driving on the wrong side of the road
e) this is an assumption - your petrol doesn't cost $10 a gallon :cry:
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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:14 am

bwagner6 wrote:Hey WingAdmin..... After seeing your video I had to get a mini cam for myself. I found the same one on Amazon for $9.00 including shipping. Tried it out today and works great! Can't wait to take a scenic ride now and share it with you all. :D

Put it on the top of your helmet and see how it does..I would like to see that...might catch to much wind noise up their but, I like how it shows where you look the camera goes...I like that, it feels like you are right there..Try that once please..

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:09 am

brettchallenger wrote:It looks just like England except,
a) it isn't raining
b) the sky is a funny blue colour - we have a nice shade of grey
c) there aren't any other cars on the road
d) you are driving on the wrong side of the road
e) this is an assumption - your petrol doesn't cost $10 a gallon :cry:


I'm very familiar with all of the above, as I spend quite a bit of time over there. Especially a) and b) !

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:18 am

littlebeaver wrote:
bwagner6 wrote:Hey WingAdmin..... After seeing your video I had to get a mini cam for myself. I found the same one on Amazon for $9.00 including shipping. Tried it out today and works great! Can't wait to take a scenic ride now and share it with you all. :D

Put it on the top of your helmet and see how it does..I would like to see that...might catch to much wind noise up their but, I like how it shows where you look the camera goes...I like that, it feels like you are right there..Try that once please..


I did that a few years ago with my 1100:




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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:36 am

It's only my opinion but that is way better...I just don't like the stationary view...I love how you look around and when you do that I'm right there with you..Cool beans man...Now is that the same little camera as you posted above..Or is that a different camera...??? :D

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:47 am

littlebeaver wrote:It's only my opinion but that is way better...I just don't like the stationary view...I love how you look around and when you do that I'm right there with you..Cool beans man...Now is that the same little camera as you posted above..Or is that a different camera...??? :D


No, that's actually a small Sony digital camera that I just taped to my helmet. That's from 4-5 years ago or so.

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Re: Riding around southern Ohio

Postby wally » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:31 am

I agree with you Beave. it does make a nice video. I got one of the micro cameras and tried it on my helmet only it picks up too much wind noise. I think if you tape over the microphone it might help, too bad they didn't mount the mike on the back of the unit.




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