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I know this isn't a TW video but I only owned my TW for two weeks when I took this trip and it wasn't prepped for this run south of the border. Once I take the GoPro out for some TW rides I'll post up those videos too.



Eight members of my local dualsport club took off from San Diego and headed through Tecate, California and then hit some dusty dirt trails, rock whoops and long rock strewn trails while on our way to Puerto Nuevo, Baja California, Mexico en route to Lobsters! Plates of fresh from the Pacific local lobster! We didn't have any issues with crossing the border nor any questions with security. Everybody rode from their house and back which I think is pretty cool.



The bikes included DRZ400E (me), '94 KTM LC4, CRF450X, KTM525, KTM530, Husky 449, DR650 and a Triumph Scrambler 900cc.





I want to make the best and most entertaining ride report videos that I can. What do you think about the video length, editing, footage and/or song? I appreciate your thoughts and opinions. I hope you guys enjoy the vid! Watch in 720p for best picture.



[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lcKGlsyMr8[/media]





if anybody wants GPS tracks for this trip PM me!
 

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Some picture highlights.



I run the GoPro mounted upside down on the chin of my helmet.





What you really wanted to see!





The loop as presented by WhereAmIRiding SPOT tracking service (free)







I made 147 of the 150 mile door to door loop without incident until I exited the freeway and realized I had a flat, doh! A tiny puncture in the front tube most likely caused by road debris. I decided to continue on (at a much much reduced speed along back roads) but had to stop a few times to re-inflate the tire.



Any Dubbers in SoCal feel free to PM me for tracks or route info, I know practically every trail in San Diego County. Ride On!
 

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I want to make the best and most entertaining ride report videos that I can. What do you think about the video length, editing, footage and/or song? I appreciate your thoughts and opinions. I hope you guys enjoy the vid! Watch in 720p for best picture.


Music went really well with the whole ride theme of "run south of the border". Doesn't hurt that I like that kind of music either!



Length was great. I may have to re-think the length of my future video's. I thought 5-6 minutes as good, but shorter isn't so bad either. Course there's the whole story telling thing you've mentioned, so sometimes they have to be longer. Personally, I get tired of watching a video longer than 10 minutes (unless it's a movie), but worried I might miss something so end up watching anyway.



Looked like the Triumph rider may have had a tough time in the rocky section of the roads.



Cool stuff, thanks for sharing
 

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Very nice video. Thanks. I like the length, footage and music fits the location. Wish i was there.


Thanks for the comment iowatdub, I'm glad you liked it! If you ever find yourself really longing for Mexican lobster... I have gps tracks you can use!







Music went really well with the whole ride theme of "run south of the border". Doesn't hurt that I like that kind of music either!



Length was great. I may have to re-think the length of my future video's. I thought 5-6 minutes as good, but shorter isn't so bad either. Course there's the whole story telling thing you've mentioned, so sometimes they have to be longer. Personally, I get tired of watching a video longer than 10 minutes (unless it's a movie), but worried I might miss something so end up watching anyway.



Looked like the Triumph rider may have had a tough time in the rocky section of the roads.



Cool stuff, thanks for sharing




Admiral, thanks for the comments. I feel its a balance of telling a story vs simply showing action and I don't know if I tell the story well enough. Granted its only a 2:30 video but one clip I saw my friend recently shoot that could help in telling a story was to have the riders, while in a line, ride up to the camera for a close up as they went by. The names of the riders could flash across the screen as they went by.



In this video I could have said more about the Triumph (that is definitely a big bike with low ground clearance - he had issues with the every shifting rock whoops) and more about the lobsters (I could have gone into the kitchen to film the lobsters). Well, its a continual improvement process for me. I'm happy with this video and eager to make another (TW video next time??)
 

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So; how long did the diarrhea last?


Haha, Montezuma's Revenge...





Nobody had any issues. Drinking beer or bottled water will keep you safe. Then again I still prefer the taste of my local tap water so maybe I'm immune anyways.
 

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Great Video! It left me wanting more....and I think that's how they say to leave 'em. The dramatic music when the lobster made its appearance was really good




That ride looked like it would be alittle rough, at least for me on my TW, but looked like alot of fun on the bikes you guys had! with maybe the exception of the Scrambler......
 
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