I went for a ride this morning on the Yamaha WR450. it was such a beautiful day that a motorcycle ride seemed like the perfect thing to do.
I rode over to Poverty Flats to see how the property was doing and was amazed to find out that someone had repaired the culvert of doom and it's now a safe and easy crossing. That's gonna make it a whole lot easier for me to drag the Arctic Fox out to Poverty Flats which means I'll be more likely to spend time there.
It's only about a 4 or 5 mile ride from 11 mile state Park to Poverty Flats and most of the way is on a dirt road. Which is just perfect for having fun on a dirt bike. I videotaped my ride going out there with a camera on my helmet and was rather disappointed to find that by the look of the video my head bounces around a lot more than I thought it did. On the paved road the video was okay but not that great because the Yamaha has knobby tires on it which vibrate going down the road and some of that vibration can be seen in the video. On the smoother stretches of the dirt road the video wasn't that bad but still pretty bouncy. But when I got to Poverty Flats then the vibration and bouncing was so bad the video was unusable. I'm not sure if mounting the camera in a different location would help because your helmet is supposed to be the most stable place on the motorcycle. I think maybe I will try a different camera and a different mounting location and see if that helps.
I took video of me taking the motorcycle off the Arctic Fox this morning. And even though it is a very mundane thing to be taking video of, it is something I do whenever I'm going to be somewhere for a few days. I'll work on it tomorrow and post it tomorrow afternoon or the next day... If I get the nerve. If I'm gonna learn how to make videos I've got to start somewhere and this one looks like where I will start.