I typed the below post out 2 days ago when i first tried uploading
the ride video to 'failtube' long story short after 4 attempts
2 on 'fail'tube (video to long) and 2 on Metcafe (just hung after uploaded
) I went to Vimeo to try my luck there uploading, only to find it has a pissy 500mb limit
SO i re-encoded it to 480p (sorry Luke)
and FINALLY have it on the net! Link n post below.Ride Day Video!!!
Matt.P and I headed at ~midday yesterday and completed a 23km ride through some of the biggest mofo hills your likely to see
both bikes performed very well, couple of minor issues, Matt's
front hydraulic brake decided it wasn't going to play nice
and was rubbing for a bit around half way through the ride. Small issue for me was the large sprocket on my reduction
drive moved ~3mm causing the sprocket on the opposing end to eeeever so slightly rub on the chain tensioner mount, yes
i Know Luke
dimples not flats on the shaft just haven't been able to get it done with my
poxy drill set, shall get serious and rectify this ASAP! other than that OH hehe and Matt 'stepping off the bike'
when he gotloose
in some gravel it was incident free UNTIL
we got home, was sitting looking at footage & bike on charge when i
hear this LOUD
PssssssssssssssssssssssssssT look out the door into the workshop, the front tire blew out the valve!
(i checked it not 20 minutes prior to the ride, i'm lil paranoid aboiut front wheel blow outs seeing one put me in a wheelchair for life)
The tire pressure was 55psi (Tire rated for 60psi) Both tire and tube are as new so lucky this didnt happen on the ride
when i was tucked up doing near 70 clicks
Some may be unfamiliar with one or the other of both...here's a few stills of the rides-->Matt.P's 500watt geared MAC Frock equipped A123 prismatic celled Giant full susser MTB
-->And my Custom Cruiser powered by a 80-100 130kv Turnigy and lithium polymer
We covered ~ 23km distance clocking a max of 70km/hr on downhill stretches.
Only bad news really was once again BOTH mine and Matts
cameras failed and only captured ~1/2 the ride, We both used our
808s (type 3) Spy cameras for the video. Matt
got more than mine did but once again we missed capturing some
of the best scenery the hills has to offer as we passed through the lush green Valleys of Pickering Brook and Carmel,
unsure why this happened, neither cards where even close to full and batteries full charged guess you can't expect
brilliance for a buck forty six
...next ride i think we will each capture one half of the ride .. OH... battery specifics, Matt,
if i recall correctly you used up in the vicinity of 9ah (400ish wh?) of his 15ah pack...Myself pulled 12ah or (~577wh IIRC) from my
20ah pack. I think if we captured the second half of the ride you guys would be pretty amazed thats all we used damn we
hit some mofo loooong drawn out hills.
Was an AWESOME ride my motor on only one occasion got to a point i couldn't hold my hand on it indefinitely,
this was after ~2km up hilll stretch of Mundaring Weir rd
, just before this couple of Lukes
fav bikes road on buy us
we were pwned by a couple of Harley Gayvidsons
presumeably on their way out to the Weir Hotel...
Missed capturing it though cameras had turned off loooong before this
As you can see, the power is down to just above half of what i was running before, the bike is slightly down on
power it is noticeable on the steeper hills still i managed to hold steady 48km/hr the whole ride on the steepest hills
It does give me a sense of confidence the bike just isn't as 'crazy
' as before :: fingers crossed
:: reliability will
be improved also and i can keep this bike going while the new bike becomes the money pit "experimental
the cruiser has been till now haha
Hope you all enjoy the footage we captured anywayz, have edited both mine and Matts together has taken
me 4 hours (only to have to ruin it by reducing the quality to 640x480
apologies if it hurts anyones eyes) :-S -->Matt & KiMs Hills Ride Video
Matt and I took it very easy the first half of the ride as the second half is the hardest on the bikes much of it run at WOT up
some lengthy hills as you make your way from the bottom of the valley to the top ...
If we went this route again knowing now we have the battery capacity we could raise the cruise speed 5-10 clicks was such a lovely day
out though we weren't in no hurry to get anywhere, as can be seen by the passing cars we kept up a decent pace all
things considered.Massive thanks to Matt
for a thoroughly enjoyable ride
Only time i get to go on decent ride without
wheelchair in tow is when i am out with Matt so i look forward to ride days immensely! shall be doing it again in a few weeks time
hopefully if Matt is available
I will also *bump the Aussie Roll Call Thread
so any West Aussies keen for a group ride (we are thinking on the cycle
path around the Swan River/City and perhaps a bar-b-q meet-n-greet type affair afterwards or a few ales at one of the pubs
along the way, head to the thread and express your interest so we can get numbers and workout
a time that best suits all participants.
Back to working on the new bike today, between long stints on the lounge watching Bathurst 1000EDIT: First lap of Buthurst saw a spectacular 300km/h stack when one of the leading cars left rear failed when loaded up at the 'Cutting' (corner at the end of 'Conrod Straight' (Leave it to y'all to workout how it got its name haha ) Luke, you would of LOVED it mate totall destruction in less than 10 seconds...the $AU600k race car was a write off! The car went sideways into the sand trap for few meters before digging in, then it went airborne and rolled countless times in the air before landing where it continued rollng...when it stops the driver climbs out and waves to the crowd as if he meant to do it haha testament to the safety of the modern day race car with their 1025 point chromo roll cages
...As i was typing this ^'edit' ^ HAHAAHA you love this guys, a Kangaroo is jumping along the track hehehe...silly Skippy
until next ride day that's it for now for me with this thread fellas...