My friend called me up the other night and was bragging how he had the entire week off of work. He suggested I take a day off too, so we could play with bikes and cameras. Fun!
The first thing we did was get the Ural naked.
We removed the lower leg fairings, the windshield, and the sidecar windshield. The Ural seems to have a bit more energy without those big sails on. It was also much quieter as neither of us experienced any buffeting.
I also switched to my other riding coat since the hi-viz is a bit intense in photos.
My friend took a lot of photos of me riding my different bikes. He was really impressed with the T2i.
He said it was very light compared to other DSLRs he’s used. He also liked how easy it was to get good photos without a lot of effort. Since I started taking photos with the T2i, I haven’t had to edit many photos in picnik. I’m already in love with it, so I’m biased.
Ural turning right
Ural turning left
Hanging off the Ural around corners is important to keep weight on the outside of the tip over line to prevent the rig from capsizing. It’s very easy to get one of the rear wheels off the ground if you’re not careful.
The videos below are partially inspired by bobskoot and partially mapperjay. Bob knows cameras better than I and turned me onto the Manfrotto line of goodies. I picked up a Manfrotto 680B monopod a few weeks back. I mounted the GoPro HD on top of the monopod with the tripod adapter. We had a lot of fun making the video. Enjoy!