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Short solo adventure ride

Discussion in 'Roads, Touring, Journeys, and Travel' at netrider.net.au started by demuire, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Had a short solo ride on Sunday. I hadn't ridden in ages, was hoping to go out with a group but circumstances meant that all the groups were well on their own rides by the time I got on my bike, and I didn't know anyone who was free to go for a ride with me... So off I went on my own, and had a ball :) Stopped often to take silly photos of myself and things I saw, sort of rode around randomly, eventually covered about 150k's in about 2.5 hours... :)

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  2. Is it my eyes or are the pictures supposed to look like drawing in a comic strip. Being laid like a comic strip, I'm guessing it is supposed to look like drawings.

    Could always put an EOI in the ride planner section.
     
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  3. Nice report Demuire, love the comic strip look, wish iI was that creative.

    How did the SV go on the dirt sections? Looks like would have been fun!




    Edit: just noticed the times for the first 3 posts. 1:02, 2:02 and 3:02.............Freaky!
     
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  4. Glad you liked it :) Yeah it's supposed to look sort of like a comic strip. Not a proper drawing-comic, but more like a comic-like group of photos. Some of them came out quite like how I wanted them to, others I had trouble trying to make look like a drawing while still retaining detail etc to them...

    mr_messy: it was very much a spur of the moment thing, didn't really have time to put up a thread. More like "oooh I can go for a ride, bummer everyone's already gone, oh well i'll go by myself then..."

    pete: SV went great though mind you, I wasn't riding very fast. Through most of the dirt sections I was doing between 30-60km/h. Most of it was well graded, but some sections had a lot of potholes which shook the SV up a bit - suspension isn't the best for it I think! I probably could have avoided most of them, but it would have meant getting into the loose stuff, and I was chicken :p
     
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  5. Great stuff mate, love the cartoon strip. Very creative.

    A couple of blokes I work with have SV's (one 650, one 1000) and they are constantly telling me to buy one :grin:
     
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  6. I love my SV, and even after owning it for more than a year and a half it's still one of my top 3 bikes in existence, the other 2 being a Z1000 and a Versys. The Z1000 just because it looks about as sexy as I recon a bike could get, the Versys because it's everything I want in a bike.

    But I still love my SV, and I would easily recommend an SV to anyone. In fact, I'm currently trying to convince a friend of mine to get one, he's currently on an Across and looking to buy a GSXR... He rode my SV a few nights ago and had a massive grin on his face by the end of it :D And gosh, after riding his Across I love my SV even more!!! :D
     
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  7. Ha..ha this is the *best* ride report ever :LOL:

    What did you use to create it ?
     
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  8. Motowhere for the map (great place to post favorite rides by the way!):
    http://www.motowhere.com/

    My phone for the photos (Ericsson Z550i). Could have been better, but for the size of the pictures it didn't really matter I guess. Adobe Photoshop for dDarkroom processing (to make them look a bit less "real" and more "drawn")

    ComicLife Beta for Windows to put it all together: http://plasq.com/comiclife/
    If you have a Mac you'll have a full version of this software already installed (yet another reason to get a Mac...)
     
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  9. Brilliant post! :grin:

    If you want company for a ride, head out to the BP's at Blacksoil and see if there's anyone else heading out for a ride.

    Fernvale Bakery is also a good place to catch up with other riders on the weekends.

    But personally I can't wait to hit the road by myself!! I hope it will be the ultimate in ME Time - no kids, no husband, no phone, just me and Geepy!
     
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