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Rolf F
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Better than the average Youtube

Postby Rolf F » Sat Mar 09, 2013 17:28 pm

Is this Sigma Sport vid of the descent of Sa Calobra. Quicker by bike than car but not on the return trip! I must do this....... 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUzm_remuQY
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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby itboffin » Sat Mar 09, 2013 17:58 pm

Looks good, i'll give it a go at the end of the month when i'm there.

Plus one of those chaps is repeatedly braking, tsk tsk :wink:
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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby meanredspider » Sat Mar 09, 2013 18:22 pm

itboffin wrote:
Plus one of those chaps is repeatedly braking, tsk tsk :wink:


To be fair, one way to improve front-end grip is to brake slightly to induce forward weight transfer

Good video. I hope they could see more than we could on some of those overtakes...
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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby Rolf F » Sat Mar 09, 2013 18:48 pm

meanredspider wrote:
itboffin wrote:
Plus one of those chaps is repeatedly braking, tsk tsk :wink:


To be fair, one way to improve front-end grip is to brake slightly to induce forward weight transfer

Good video. I hope they could see more than we could on some of those overtakes...


It's pretty narrow so if the car infront isn't slowing there probably isn't anyone coming - and there are few side turns so you may know there is no-one coming even if you can't see that far ahead.

I had a great time driving up it in the evening - everything at the bottom was shut so I knew there would be unlikely to be anyone coming down. There wasn't!

@ITB - maybe he didn't want to go over a cliff!
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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby roger merriman » Sat Mar 09, 2013 20:02 pm

meanredspider wrote:
itboffin wrote:
Plus one of those chaps is repeatedly braking, tsk tsk :wink:


To be fair, one way to improve front-end grip is to brake slightly to induce forward weight transfer

Good video. I hope they could see more than we could on some of those overtakes...


last one was only one that looked (from vid) iffy.

remarkable quality you get now!

i'd need to hire/borrow a bike to get up that, having only a SS.

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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby Jonny_Trousers » Sun Mar 10, 2013 15:52 pm

Great vid! Cool music too. Any idea who? I caught myself leaning into the corners with them.

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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby essex-commuter » Mon Mar 11, 2013 08:30 am

I've descended and climbed Sa Calobra many many times, it's one of the best. Funniest thing is seeing the tourists faces looking out the windows of the coach as you overtake them at 40MPH!

Haven't watched the vid yet, looking forward to seeing if it shows the loop where the road goes round in a complete circle and underneath itself. Once down the bottom you have no option other than to turn around and ride back up...unless you get on a boat and get off on another part of the island.

Nice little cafe right at the top of the climb, perfectly situated so that you can sit and wait for your mates to catch you up...or vica versa!

It's a bucket list job for a cyclist I reckon.
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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby Daddy0 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:40 am

Love videos like this. Cheer OP!

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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby Jeepie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 16:27 pm

Marvellous!

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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby DaxPlusPlus » Mon Mar 11, 2013 16:31 pm

See that video? That's me that is - on my way into work.

Great video and music cool too.
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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby gtvlusso » Mon Mar 11, 2013 16:47 pm

I have always been so shoot at descending....it's like my balls drop off when I reach the summit of a climb.... :shock:

There are lessons in the video for me.... :lol:

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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby Rolf F » Mon Mar 11, 2013 18:52 pm

Jonny_Trousers wrote:Great vid! Cool music too. Any idea who? I caught myself leaning into the corners with them.


Unkle - Follow me down. Here is the video - you may like it in a different way! Suffice it to say, DDD wouldn't approve! :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fl2mwpnXpQ
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Re: Better than the average Youtube

Postby Jonny_Trousers » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:23 am

Rolf F wrote:
Jonny_Trousers wrote:Great vid! Cool music too. Any idea who? I caught myself leaning into the corners with them.


Unkle - Follow me down. Here is the video - you may like it in a different way! Suffice it to say, DDD wouldn't approve! :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fl2mwpnXpQ


:shock: My goodness! I think you're right: Poor DDD would not approve. In fact, I suspect he'd not approve all over his computer keyboard watching that!

I've got to say, though, I'm a bit sad to discover I think Sigma's version of the video is sexier. Still a cool song. I like the French horns and bass trombone at the end. Probably patches, which is a shame, but still, nice touch.


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