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Iso freedom ride

Iso freedom ride

Fragments of thoughts and _many_ video stills on the first ride since CV19 lockdown “iso” ends, destination GOR.

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Highway bypass

Highway bypass

Yes, I know: when you know a better way, the route less travelled, the route that retains your sanity, eschew the highway. 3:47 minutes of video best viewed in 1080p60HD. Location: Victoria, Australia.

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Tree Mission Hill

Tree Mission Hill

8:24 minutes of video best viewed in 1080p60HD. A sojourning mission to the treed hill as a final winter ride for 2019 ahead of the official start of the Australian spring. Longer days and a hankering for the less oft traversed route, further afield, empty roads, sun penetrating my leathers. The land proffering warmth, coaxing forth a thaw, a welcome respite. The heating land creating air currents pushing the wild antarctic southern fronts away, for now. A beautiful day to be; I am being me and in my being seeing me without from within.

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Prime time of your life

Prime time of your life

The life unlived, the life unexperienced, the “un” life isn’t life. This life is. This life is filled with events that quicken the heart, that remind you that you are alive, alive in the prime time of your life.

“There is a crack between the two worlds, the world of the diableros and the world of living men. There is a place where these two worlds overlap. The crack is there. It opens and closes like a door in the wind.”
Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

The crack opens at the junction between day and night, as the red light approaches the doors to perception, to heaven and to hell open and let us slip inside, if we choose.
Arc NineOhNine, www.arcnineohnine.com

10:49 minutes of video best viewed in 1080p60HD and appreciated with decent speakers

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Yesterday, a ride.

Yesterday, a ride.

For all of our yesterdays; for all of us, yesterday.

Flying through the clouds the mists swirl around us, encircle us and yet too define us. Those feelings melt and yet amplify as we soar and glide, outside space and time.

Time doesn’t bind, distance doesn’t confine, space doesn’t contain; feeling creates me and you too. That feeling when we look inside our self and see our feeling, feel our seeing, are our being.

2:10 minutes of video recorded, stored and best played back in 1080p60HD

Location: Australia

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Bush Escape

Bush Escape

Escaping the city on the last Sunday of the southern hemisphere autumn in 2019. Escaping from the traffic, the people, the concrete, the built environment, escaping to the bush; esc-ape-ing.

Comprises 29 sequences of varying lengths focussing on “correct” cornering lines, “smoothness”, entry, maintenance and exit throttle.

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Taming of the Garmin

Taming of the Garmin

Taming a Garmin GPS isn’t easy nor straightforward. A list of software tools which I currently use and have used in the past to help tame the beast. Inspired by a question on an Internet forum.

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Got Protection – The Data

Got Protection – The Data

In Part One – Got protection? we learned why motorcyclists need hearing protection and some key sound related concepts, in Part Two – Plug me up we learned about the types of hearing protection available to motorcyclists, the different standards used in attenuation measurement and how to properly fit and maintain earplugs, now in this third and final part Part Three – Got Protection – The Data a detailed and comparative review of thirty-four different ear plugs.

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Plug me up

Plug me up

In part one “Got protection” we learned why motorcyclists need hearing protection and some key sound related concepts, now in part two we’ll cover the types of hearing protection available to motorcyclists, the different standards used in attenuation measurement and how to properly fit and maintain earplugs.

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I had to go out…

I had to go out…

You know that time? When you just have to get out for a ride? Today I decided it was time, with no idea where I was...

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.

Amelia Earhart