Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Misc. Video Clips

Here are some miscellaneous video clips taken with the GoPro mounted to the Ural sidecar grab handle during this road trip. The first clip is video proof that the Ural isn't the slowest vehicle on the highway. There was a Ford Model "A" sedan and pickup that were on their way back to Washington after visiting Fairbanks. This video is from the Alaska Highway between Whitehorse and Teslin. I passed them up several more times on the Cassiar and Yellowhead Highways so in reality, they weren't going that much slower than the Ural.

The second clip is crossing the steel grate bridge in Teslin, YT. There are a lot of stories associated with this bridge as some motorcyclists hate crossing it. The next is the approach to Jasper Natl Park in British Columbia. And the last clip is a wonderful motorcycle road (Hwy 3A) in southern BC. Not as much fun with a sidecar but much better than the straight, flat, miserably hot roads in eastern Washington. There are some other time lapse videos but I don't care for the 10 sec interval between frames.


7 comments:

Trobairitz said...

Thanks for the videos Richard. I like how you put them all into one.

Which part of Highway 3A was that? Through the Kootenays?

RichardM said...

Yes, I believe so. Near the Kootenay Lake end. The GoPro doesn't time stamp the videos but the next one was going onto the ferry.

VStar Lady said...

Richard, I posted a comment last night from the campground laundry ... don't know what happened. Awesome video ... I've crossed a couple of steel bridges. A little unnerving on two wheels.

RichardM said...

Hmmm, not sure about the comment. It wasn't in any of the other queues. When with the sidecar there was a lot of "dancing around" on the steel deck. After I went across there was a very wide load that crossed from the other direction.

VStar Lady said...

Guess that's the way it goes, I always loose something in the laundry - this time it was comment. Hope the repairs are going well.

SonjaM said...

I once rode a short steel grate bridge on my Sporty and the bike kept dancing all over the place... Meanwhile I have different tires, so things might have changed. Yet, the thought of crossing the steel grate bridge still gives me the creeps...

RichardM said...

I'm not sure what impact tires have but have run into quite a few riders that refuse to ride on a steel grate bridge. That would make riding around the Yukon a difficult thing to do. Maybe use a trailer...