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Old 10-09-2012, 02:23 AM
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Default 2012 Wee riding the best of the northwest

I finally got around to editing video footage from the 3,000 mile ride I took last month. Some of the highlights include an empty US-89 in Yellowstone, tearing down the Beartooth Highway, and unbelievable curves in Hells Canyon. Enjoy the twisties.




If you haven't seen them yet, there are also many pictures and stories in my accompanying ride report: In The Footsteps of Lewis & Clark
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Great video! I've ridden all of those roads, and they're fantastic. Looks like they've recently repaved the road going down Rattlesnake grade. Last time I rode it it needed some upgrading. Thanks for sharing your ride.
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Great video! I've ridden all of those roads, and they're fantastic. Looks like they've recently repaved the road going down Rattlesnake grade. Last time I rode it it needed some upgrading. Thanks for sharing your ride.
Thanks! Rattlesnake is in excellent condition now, and in fact I think it was my favorite section of the entire trip.

The Oregon side is very fine and looks like it was fixed up in the last few years - but the Washington section was simply amazing. Brand new, perfectly banked, perfectly smooth, perfectly sticky blacktop. And I had the whole highway to myself pretty much from Enterprise all the way to Asotin. Yum.

Climbing out of Rattlesnake on the WA side:

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That video was great. Thanks for sharing.
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nice video..do you mind telling how ya have the camera mounted, I have a helmet cam and you clearly see the speed i am riding...
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Sure, I have two solutions that I use with my Contour.


This video uses my "default" mount which I made up using RAM components. I replaced the M6 fairing bolt on the little triangular side panel facing the rider, left of instrument panel, with some washers, a RAM ball, and a much longer bolt. Medium arm sticks out past the fairing, and then another ball that screws into the 1/4-20 tripod socket on the cam. Hard to describe, I'll take a pic. I leave the Contour here when touring as I can easily flick it on and off with my left hand while riding.

The other mount I use is a Pedco Ultraclamp. Allows you to secure the cam to some interesting places; I like the radiator, my pannier handles, swing arm, and passenger pegs.
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Wish I was there.
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I enjoyed the video immensely!! The editing was quite impressive as well!
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Great Vid. Thanks
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Thanks! Rattlesnake is in excellent condition now, and in fact I think it was my favorite section of the entire trip.

The Oregon side is very fine and looks like it was fixed up in the last few years - but the Washington section was simply amazing. Brand new, perfectly banked, perfectly smooth, perfectly sticky blacktop. And I had the whole highway to myself pretty much from Enterprise all the way to Asotin. Yum.

Climbing out of Rattlesnake on the WA side:

When did they resurface the road there. Last time we rode Rattlesnake Grade was about 3 years ago and I don't remember the asphalt being that nice. It was better on the Oregon side, though. For anyone that likes to do curvy roads, that one is a good one, to be sure. If you're going south to north, the piece of road going down into Asotin is fun, too.
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