Showing posts with label summer ride. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer ride. Show all posts

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Dipping a Toe in Georgian Bay

The plan:

The execution:

Why you going looking for the Niagara Escarpment: it's the only place where you're not riding on the crown of your tire all the time in Southern Ontario.

A bit windy, but otherwise perfect weather.  24°C in Elora down to 18°C on Georgian Bay in Thornbury; comfortable without ever being sweaty.  The 360° shots are from a Ricoh Theta 360° Camera, the rest are taken from my Samsung S5 smartphone.  Videos are at the bottom.

Getting ready for liftoff.

The wind fields of Shelburne

The look on my face when I'm about to ride up River Road out of Hornings Mills.

A thumbs up from Max, he likes the twisties.

A pheasant and baby!  But you can't see it due to poor resolution and lens distortion.  The Theta is an interesting idea,
but even with giant, unwieldy files, it still has poor image quality.

Thornbury Harbour


Big sky on the never ending farm field ride home.

Another Tiger double take.  There is another!

Smartphone pics:

Creemore for lunch at The Old Mill House Pub (never had a bad meal there)

The new adventurers (a Kawasaki Versys & Suzuki V-Strom), along with the Tiger
that has always been (mine's 13 years older - made back before Ewan & Charlie did that thing)

A map of the good bits:

Friday, 8 July 2016

30 Hours

Elora to Creemore to Owen Sound to Lion's Head to Oliphant and back home again in about 30 hours.  We started out as three and expanded up to seven at one point before finishing with the original three again.  It's amazing how much you can get done in a day...

Photos and video done on a Ricoh Theta 360° camera and my Samsung S5 smartphone.

Through the wind fields - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Elora Ontario on the bridge on 2 wheels #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

On the dock of Big Bay #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
Stills from the 360° camera...

Some other shots from the smartphone...