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Another Roto Duc Ride

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Same as before, no twisties with pleasant music in the background, just a ride I had to do going to my sister's house to set up her husband's computer. Friggin task took 5 hours, not including travel.[one hour each way].

Anyway, this is just a ride from Fremont, California, back to my home in San Francisco. It's on the freeways, across the San Francisco Bay Bridge, etc. See satellite view below for route. Note: Fremont is a flat, boring, hick town, about 200k population, I think. Sorry if you are from Fremont. If you are, take the pain [and move].

Nothing remarkable, even though I went back the longer way home, which was a bit more scenic, if there is such a thing on the freeways. But it has the Duc sound we all love to hear. So, you can go on a ride by looking at this video, when the weather precludes your riding the real thing.

Also, you can use this as a training film. How to ride defensively, speed double the speed limits, split lanes, bully your way around cars, etc.:p

The video is 20 minutes. As usual, two sizes of files for you.

Members with smaller members, download the smaller file. Larger membered members download the larger file.:D Tip: the smaller file is not that good at all, same as what hens would say.

As some of you know, this is video from my helmet cam. I transferred the tape to a DVD recorder and from there to the PC with a DVD to WMV format converter software. The file from the DVD conversion was 683MB for a 58 minute video. So compressing from 683MB to 20MB explains the degradation of the video.

Oh, sound does not degrade with compression, at least not much, so the audio is fine. Crank it up with full bass and put your feet on the sub woofer. The vibration will feel as though you are on the bike :cool:



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Hey Roto -

First - Nice vid! For the most part too much like commuter traffic on the Garden State Parkway.

Second - In the early part of the ride, you mentioned you were doing an indicated 98. . .you weren't passing traffic that quickly. Was that traffic moving that fast? Not that it would surprise me. .

Third - When are you going ot dip into the vast RotoFortune and upgrade your cam? I am assuming you are getting some positive action on your PayPal account. .

I will await patiently for the mountain ride I know you will produce :D

RotoRooterGuy said:
Their samples are ridiculous, e.g., 2 minute sample = 135 MB! As a treat, here is a video I made, from a sample on MS. The file is 1 minute, 30 seconds and is HD quality reduced down to a manageable size for posting here. I suspect the cameras used for the shoot were thousands of dollars, but the video editing was left to a minimum in terms of compression. My edit took away that quality for posting here, but it's still better than my helmet cam stuff.


If I transfer the videotape directly to a DVD, without compressing it, it's pretty clear and sharp. But the file is 2GB and is unworkable in terms of size.

Like I said before, this is all an experiment and training in video technique, so your comments are welcome as they make me think of issues and to look for ways to improve my online postings.


Nice clip - but then when you start with an IMAX clip with the terabytes of available detail. . . .

Understood on the quality of your clip, I think you know I was teasing you. I guess I am jealous I haven't spent the money on a giddy-up like that to tape my rides here in tne northeast.

As to the sizes of the higher-def clips - I don't care what size they are - i gots fiber into my house. . . the only thing that slows my d/l or u/l is the speed of the slowest server/line on the route. Wheeee!

Thanks again for the original post and as said, I await the next installment of Roto On the Road Again to....

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