ROUTE 1148 VIDEO!

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - Road Trip Reports' started by dirthonk, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. dirthonk

    dirthonk Ol'Timer

    the best road in thailand on a supermotard DRZ400, here i chase aussie ace happyfeet through the sublime corners....



    cheers.
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Luke
    Incredible.
    :oops: :oops: I actually felt sick - motion sickness - watching it.
    :D :D Route 1148 really is tops eh?
    :idea: Might be time for a GT Rider T-shirt for R1148 & Nan, maybe?
     
  4. dirthonk

    dirthonk Ol'Timer

    David, yes there really is no better road around. i had to cut that video down from over 40 mins of footage, so the curves just go on and on.

    p.s t-shirt is already at the printers to commemorate this road!!

    orders through me or happyfeet.
    200baht for the cotton version
    500baht for the silk version.( personally recommended ).
     
  5. Rhodie

    Rhodie Ol'Timer

    Luke
    The vid's a belter mate;
    as are the other two. :shock:
    Cracking stuff - already passed on to R.
    Lookinf for more of the same.
     
  6. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Awesome! :mrgreen:
    Was just up there a few weeks ago and indeed, the 1148 is hard to beat!
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    BTW, what kind of camera are you using? I need a new camera and would be grateful for any recommendations.
    Ride On!
    Tony
     
  7. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    Luke, what a stunning VDO you did on that one !! Mark seems to like more the dirt tracks as you are cornering more quick :lol: :lol: than him...5555555. Will go there maybe in 2 weeks again, Tony you made up your mind already :wink: ??? Cheers, Franz
     
  8. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Can't go wrong with the 1148 Franz!
    Still waiting to see what the other SSR Hooligans want to do- I wouldn't mind exploring some places I've not yet been, such as Mae Salong, but if they want to go to Nan that would be great as well.
    All good! Bought a cheap little video camera at Pantip yesterday but not yet had a chance to try it out. I think you'll be amazed to see how far you get that big FJR over in the corners- wicked fun to watch!
    See you soon! :mrgreen:
    Tony
     
  9. saxonator

    saxonator Ol'Timer

    Yes, I do like this. Keep going volks. Chasing each other.
     
  10. tonykiwi

    tonykiwi Ol'Timer

    For the video recording, what cameras and equipment do you guys use. Do you use a specific video device or are there combination of 'point and shoot' style with video collection which would work.

    Thanks

    T
     
  11. dirthonk

    dirthonk Ol'Timer

    tony,

    the camera is the american GoPro series. it comes with all the appropriate mounts for helmet, tank, or whatever you want to stick it on too.
    i bought mine for 9,500baht here in chiang mai, bangkok would probably be cheaper.

    cheers!
     
  12. tonykiwi

    tonykiwi Ol'Timer

  13. BignTall

    BignTall Ol'Timer

    Awesome mate. Just home and clicking out of my skiis to come across your video's you're posting up. F'in brilliant.

    So enough of this nanny pavement footage, when are you going to get behind bars that are gripping a 21" front wheel instead of a 17" and show us some true Honk, in the bushes upside down and sideways stuff in the dirt?? Your fan club deserves it!!

    More footage like this:
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    and this:

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    So pry Happy Feet away from his supercross track (and/or Bang Saen) and get some footage of chasing him along some singletrack.
     
  14. dirthonk

    dirthonk Ol'Timer

    justin, a dirty video is in the pipeline.
    however, at the moment i am sans dirtbike so it will have to wait.
    maybe not that long though as the future for thailand is looking distinctly orange at the moment.........
     
  15. tonykiwi

    tonykiwi Ol'Timer

    I have found the 1148 on Mapsource

    What makes it such a good road, why is it deemed the best in Thailand

    T
     
  16. Pounce

    Pounce Ol'Timer

    I'm here!

    Hey Luke, recognise this?



    I like the field of view of your cam, makes much better viewing.
     
  17. dirthonk

    dirthonk Ol'Timer

    tony, the 1148 has the best surface, the best variety of corners, very little traffic, and its over 100kms long. this is why its the best in north thailand. other surfaces are just as good but dont have the corners or length of the 1148.
     
  18. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    And don't forget the scenery! :mrgreen:

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    Ride On!

    TonyBKK
     
  19. Idaho Rider

    Idaho Rider Ol'Timer

    Very cool video, and the helmet camera mount is about as perfect as you can get.

    Funny thing though..... after the video played, the YouTube recommendation that popped up was "Life in a Thai Jail!"
     
  20. tonykiwi

    tonykiwi Ol'Timer

    Many thanks Luke and Tony. I have been working on some routes for my visit and think I have a pretty good one arranged ot take in this road so I look forward to reporting back.

    Cheers

    T
     
  21. dirthonk

    dirthonk Ol'Timer

    tony, please dont forget to ride the 1081 heading south from bo kluea.
    the surface rivals 1148 and reallt ought not to be missed.
     
  22. tonykiwi

    tonykiwi Ol'Timer

    Thanks, noted and mapped :) Looking forward

    T
     

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