Sunny afternoon …

Snow was forecast for the weekend so it became a matter of urgency to ‘escape’ on one of the bikes, however briefly. The main incentive was to try out the GoPro chest mount, not trusting the sticky mount on my helmet – it is expensive equipment to see bouncing down the road in the rear view mirrors.

So, for those who do not suffer motion sickness, here is another slow TV episode, this time a brief ride around Hexham, taking in the Abbey, the A69, A68 and Stagshaw roundabout. ย The backing tracks are royalty free and include:

Cataclysmic Molten Core – the Jingle Punks
Namaste – Audionautix
Mean Streetz – MK2

As I enter the A69 and head for the A68, Mean Streetz is replaced by the ‘music’ of a V-Twin on full song – with accompanying wind noise ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

The still is “me and my shadow” on the A69 – see below for the video – hold on tight ๐Ÿ™‚

Me and ...

This may occasionally look quick but no speed limits were exceeded – the buzz comes from the acceleration, not top speed. Nor were any animals/creatures harmed in the making of this film – one of the advantages of winter riding – a bug free visor ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. easyweimaraner · February 14, 2016

    the bug free visor is a win, I so agree… and it is the worst when such an evil critter lands in your eye in summer… I think we want such a cam… hope my dad agrees :o)

    • northumbrianlight · February 14, 2016

      A very wise investment ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Never pays to smile on a motorbike in summer ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

  2. Lignum Draco · February 14, 2016

    Cool, but 13 mins is a bit long to watch without some “stunt action, or otherwise”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Tish Farrell · February 14, 2016

    Most impressive, Robin, and as close as I’m likely to get to riding a motor bike. Very atmospheric too – vistas and tracks. I love the glints of sunlight.

    • northumbrianlight · February 14, 2016

      Thanks Tish – Pam is also very reluctant to ride pillion and this has done nothing to persuade her ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. LaVagabonde · February 14, 2016

    Gotta take advantage of that sun. Cool video, vivid images no matter what velocity. However, I was unable to watch without interruption. Need some motion sickness pills. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

  5. Cate Franklyn · February 14, 2016

    Thanks for the ride. Haven’t been on a bike in years, felt a little squeamish, especially when passing that huge truck. Did you hear me give a yelp! Love the music but, the sounds of the bike were waaaay better.

    • northumbrianlight · February 14, 2016

      Thanks Cate, it was good to have you along for the ride – just remember to breathe in when the big trucks pass by ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Graham Stephen · February 14, 2016

    Liking the POV in the still!

    • northumbrianlight · February 15, 2016

      Thanks – it is slightly misleading; the chest mount gives the POV of a sportsbike which is more than I could cope with ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Gillean · February 14, 2016

    Loved everything about motor bikes since I was a very little girl and was first taken to the TT races at Oliver’s Mount. Never been on one and after watching this I know that, exhilarating as it might appear, it is not something I will ever add to my ‘to do’ list!
    Loved the trip down memory lane – again – but we had a much better day out in all the snow and glorious sunshine that Highland Perthshire currently has on offer.

    • northumbrianlight · February 15, 2016

      Its never too late for anything Gillean – the great thing about bikes is you are completely incognito; you can imagine yourself as anything you like ๐Ÿ™‚ I am envious of your two wheeled racing history; as you know from GITW, I was raised on four.
      I would like to see Killin in the snow – a more dramatic landscape than Hexham. Winter has finally arrived with a vengeance here too – I did well to exercise the bike on Friday. All the best, Robin.

  8. kirkistan · February 14, 2016

    Thanks for the ride! That was fun.

  9. colorpencil2014 · February 14, 2016

    How exciting!! Thanks for the ride and it was double fun for me..Hexam was part of my honey moon road trip!!! Xo Johanna

    • northumbrianlight · February 15, 2016

      Glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜€ That’s an appropriate coincidence for Valentine’s Day ๐Ÿ˜

  10. greenmackenzie · February 15, 2016

    Very nice, and the music adds a certain drama!

  11. socialbridge · February 16, 2016

    You really got me with this one- watched it after waking from deep siesta and for the first time in my life I got to feel what motion sickness is like.
    Very effective and loved the red cars.

    • northumbrianlight · February 16, 2016

      You are not alone Jean – I feel very queasy after a long editing session at the PC – fortunately real life on the bike is entirely queasy free ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  12. Leya · February 26, 2016

    Thanks for the ride – looks great, but in reality I would never do it…Despite the freedom feeling everybody talks about, the feeling of “let it be over” would hold me in a tight grip.

    • northumbrianlight · February 26, 2016

      It was good to have you come along.
      Like I am prone to say too often – four wheels moves the body, two wheels move the soul ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Leya · February 26, 2016

        Hehe – that’s a nice one! Thank you! I will borrow that, if I may?

      • northumbrianlight · February 26, 2016

        Be my guest – I did ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Malin Ellisdotter H · February 27, 2016

    So cool! I’d like to say thanks for the ride (and I didn’t feel sick at all). I really wish this ride was IRL though.

    • northumbrianlight · February 27, 2016

      Thanks Malin – you did well – I don’t feel queasy on the bike but I sure do editing the video ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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