Friday, December 23, 2016

GoPro Hero 5 Session Vs Polaroid Cube

My goal with having an action cam was something I could quickly pickup, turn on and aim while riding – to capture things when not able to pull over or just randomly for fun. I enjoy the size and shape of the Polaroid Cube which is easy to hold and operate while riding my motorcycle. The main issue I have with the Cube is it’s long shutter delay from pressing the button (can be a couple of seconds). This means many times the photo captured is of the handlebars as I am putting the Cube back away having pressed the shutter a few seconds prior. Enter the GoPro Hero 5 Session.

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Friday, December 09, 2016

Down Under Tour. Part Two – Gunpowder and Trainspotting

My motorcycle tour in Australia continues as I ride south into the state of Victoria after a very cold and wet day previously. You can read part one via this link where I rode through central New South Wales on some lesser travelled roads for motorcycles that turned out to be very interesting. Yesterday I fortunately had the foresight to remove my winter liners from the panniers. I needed them this morning in the 10 degree temperature and noted the panniers were wet inside from the rain which would not have been a good start. I did a bit of no plan riding this morning in the area between Beechworth and King Valley while my ageing Garmin Nuvi 760 refused to work. This is an area that the Australian outlaw and folk hero Ned Kelly used to frequent.

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Australia’s Best Motorcycle Roads – Updated

I have made some long overdue updates to the blog’s archive of the best motorcycle rides in Australia.

New content added includes a number of additional road suggestions, new photos to existing roads and some rewriting of old posts. Also there is now a Google map of Australia showing all the roads which can be viewed by name if you open the map full screen.

I have also brought over a selection of the best road suggestions from the separate Brisbane and Gold Coast archives. I never knew until recently that visitors were landing on the archive page from Google but then not aware that all the best motorcycle roads from Byron bay to the Sunshine coast were listed separately (despite the links) so now they should get a more complete idea of the best riding roads.

So whilst there is still much that could be improved like linking things and additional rewriting I hope visitors will find that section of the blog more helpful for their ride planning in future.

The full archive is located here (click orange text)