New Hobbies

Here's a place for the group to discuss their other brands of bikes, hobbies, and personal interests not related to Ural & Dnepr Sidecar rigs. But not politics...
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Here's the place to chat about off-topic stuff, hobbies, and other toys you got. No political posts, they will be deleted and the poster warned. We're not always "politically correct", but the Steeds site is apolitical.
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New Hobbies

Post by ruffy » Fri Feb 24, 2023 1:53 pm

I haven't been around much lately. I started a motorcycle blog last summer and I've been dabbling on the YouTubes. I didn't think coming up with something to write every week would be that time-consuming.

I just uploaded my first Ural video. Aside from the mic issue and some less-than-expert piloting, I think it is a good start. I'll have to keep working at it. At least it isn't 40 minutes long like my first Goldwing video.

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Post by Kilometers2 » Wed Mar 15, 2023 3:18 pm

Nice video. Thanks for sharing. :clap:
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Post by Rich Maund » Sat Mar 18, 2023 5:53 pm

Beautiful scenery! Thank you!
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Post by JayF » Fri Mar 24, 2023 3:19 pm

I'm discovering that many Ural owners also own or have owned GoldWings, like myself. Do you think that's strange. Yes, GWs are popular bikes, but they are so anti-Ural. Powerful, buttery smooth, sleek, refined, low (but challenging) maintenance?

About the only thing they have in common is lots of storage and owners seem to be a little "long in the tooth". (Probably due to the the cost.)

How does one go from wanting the most refined motorcycle, to the most unrefined? Perhaps, because it's SO different?

Any thoughts?
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Post by ruffy » Fri Mar 24, 2023 6:11 pm

To be fair, I had the Ural first. After a week-long, 1200 mile trip through Death Valley and Las Vegas, I almost immediately bought a Goldwing for longer distance excursions and blasting interstates. Different bikes for different tasks. That's why I'm also shopping for a 3rd bike to add to the fleet.
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Post by CamaroEric » Sat Mar 25, 2023 9:53 pm

What are you using for editing? I find Davinci Resolve to be the easiest for my music projects. It does take some time but it's way easier than the last program I had.

I've gotten in to watch modding... Should do some videos on that.
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Post by ruffy » Tue Mar 28, 2023 8:37 pm

I also use Davinci Resolve. I paid for Studio so I could use the GPU rendering function. I find it easier than Premiere and also cheaper. I need a lot more practice but it is pretty straightforward as NLEs go.
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Post by ruffy » Fri Jun 09, 2023 10:35 pm

This video was a tough one. Cameras moved. Then they died. Mics got messed up. The hammer made multiple appearances and it took 14 hours to edit

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Post by ruffy » Tue Sep 05, 2023 11:49 am

Well, my channel has reached 500 subscribers. Apparently, the Trail125 is very popular on the YouTubes. Nobody watches Ural or Goldwing content or maybe just my content. Anyway, I plan to do a one-chip-challenge live this Friday (or next if things don't come together the way I need) for the milestone. I already know its going to be rough.
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Post by stagewex » Tue Sep 05, 2023 2:24 pm

The "Trails" are very popular and span generations.No surprise.
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Post by Draeger » Fri Sep 08, 2023 11:36 pm

I just am restoring a couple of 70's era CT90's... man that's a fun little hobby.

Also am on the list at numerous dealerships for a CT125, but ain't none to be had up here for the time being.
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Re: New Hobbies

Post by ruffy » Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:16 am

I am currently planning a ironbutt-style ride on my trail which I am very excited about. The teaser trailer was published last week and I have started documenting the trip planning on my blog.




I am already considering a sequel where I do the same on the Ural. More horsepower but also more effort.
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Post by tgtrotter » Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:15 pm

Ruffy, 1,000 miles in 24 hrs defintely Iron Buttish. Yet with 9 hp...sadistic. Hope you catch a tail wind to cool your fanny. Pun intended. :whistle:
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Post by ruffy » Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:23 am

I don’t think it is going to be any harder (maybe easier) than trying it on my Ural. The little Honda is very easy to ride so it doesn’t take as much physical or mental effort and isn’t as wide so people can get around me easier.
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Post by aduthie » Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:55 am

I’ve done >1,000 miles in 24 hours on a Ninja 250, but never on anything incapable of exceeding 80 mph. And on the 250 I was compet—err, participating— in a scavenger hunt-style event (The Hopeless Rally), so I had bonus points and routing calculations to keep my brain occupied the whole time.

I think you’re right that 1000/24 might be easier on the Trail than on a Ural.

I think we should also discuss whether the desire to ride this far in a day is a result of buying gear from Aerostich, or if the Aerostich purchases follow the desire to ride this far in a day.
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