As many of you know, a couple of months ago Chuck, One A day - Mostly Seattle (<-- click link) accompanied me to Vancouver Island for a couple of days to ride the "Port Renfrew Loop". He on his new Vespa 400-MP3 and myself on my then new Suzuki V-strom DL650. We met up with another V-stromer, Ian whom I met from the Stromtrooper.com forum who lives in Brentwood Bay. I won't rehash the details as I have posted this information before and also on my Ride Report which was posted on the Stromtrooper.com forum (below is the link)
This past weekend I had to opportunity to actually meet Brad (<-- click link) and Mrs "B" (<-- click link) and their friend Rick while down in Seattle for the motorcycle show. I had previously arranged to meet up with Chuck for dinner somewhere and it turned out to be at a very nice restaurant named, Cafe Revo (<-- click link). This has been a busy week for me and I have not yet found time to actually post anything about the Seattle Motorcycle Show, but will get to it soon.
The three of us spent a few hours socializing and discussing this and that and the topic came up about the video I took the weekend that we spent together. So tonight I spent a few hours putting a few clips together and here it is.
I just wanted to mention that the camcorder I was using is enclosed in a waterproof case, is shock resistant & uses flash memory. It is mounted on the right mirror stem with a U-mount and arms from Ram-mounts. The camera is not mounted behind any protective windscreen and is complete exposed to the elements, whether it be sand or water. I did not realize that I should be wiping the front glass to keep it clear so as a result much of the video is focused sharply on the water droplets rather than Chuck, whom was sandwiched between us on his MP3
I decided that I would "film" the portion loading onto the ferry so you can visualize just how big our BC Ferries are. There are two car decks and some shopping on board with a combination of 3 eateries. The larger ferries have a full buffet, self serve cafeteria and a coffee shop with sandwiches. You are also able to rent staterooms for the short 1-1/2 hr crossing.