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Old May 28th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #761
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What?? Upside down? It is certainly not upside down in my media player. But I will put it on youtube soon.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #762
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Uhm, the video is upside down

Maybe you wanna edit it with windows movie maker, it is usually embedded in windows. The video will be in the wmv format, but won't be upside down, and you can add music, overlaps and stuff.
In Winamp many videos are upside down.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 01:57 AM   #763
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I don't know what is wrong with Chris' player, but I tried several media players (including winamp) and it was OK.

Anyway, I put them on youtube:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BuXceQY2tW0

http://youtube.com/watch?v=aVW0QGrQSBc
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Old May 29th, 2007, 02:43 PM   #764
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In youtube, they are okay.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #765
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i have a dream: driving that road with my own nissan micra shipped to there so beautiful, the landscape
btw: nice chilling background music
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Old May 30th, 2007, 04:54 AM   #766
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Alex, your 2nd clip is very nice! (First one a little dark, sorry!) You must have a nice vehicle, as your suspension is providing a very smooth ride!

Suggestion for your next trip...Oregon Coast from Newport to Lincoln City. Would make for some great video!

Enjoyed. Thanks!
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Old May 30th, 2007, 04:58 AM   #767
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i have a dream: driving that road with my own nissan micra shipped to there
With Micra you would probably catch several curious glances from bypassing drivers Man, I wish more of those small European cars were available in the US.

I am waiting for Opel Astra to come to dillerships take a test drive. In America, it will actually be Saturn Astra, but it is the same thing.

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Alex, your 2nd clip is very nice! (First one a little dark, sorry!) You must have a nice vehicle, as your suspension is providing a very smooth ride!

Suggestion for your next trip...Oregon Coast from Newport to Lincoln City. Would make for some great video!
The first clip is not as dark in the original version (apparently the video looses its dynamic range during the youtube encoding), but it is still dark. I have a 5 MP Samsung camera, and it is not even a camcorder. It can only shoot decent videos on a bright day

As for Oregon, I actually took that trip back in 2000. The coast there is magnificient — somewhat different from the Northern California coast, but I like it better. I am biased against California anyway. Actually, Newport was the first place where I saw the Pacific Ocean for the very first time in my life. It was stormy, cold, and very powerful. Although I was quite familiar with the Atlantic Ocean because of my trips to Bretagne and Normandie, Pacific still made a great impression on me.

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Old May 31st, 2007, 02:06 AM   #768
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My family drove a large van on Hwy 1 last year. Fun Fun
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Old May 31st, 2007, 04:48 AM   #769
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With Micra you would probably catch several curious glances from bypassing drivers Man, I wish more of those small European cars were available in the US.

I am waiting for Opel Astra to come to dillerships take a test drive. In America, it will actually be Saturn Astra, but it is the same thing.


The first clip is not as dark in the original version (apparently the video looses its dynamic range during the youtube encoding), but it is still dark. I have a 5 MP Samsung camera, and it is not even a camcorder. It can only shoot decent videos on a bright day

As for Oregon, I actually took that trip back in 2000. The coast there is magnificient — somewhat different from the Northern California coast, but I like it better. I am biased against California anyway. Actually, Newport was the first place where I saw the Pacific Ocean for the very first time in my life. It was stormy, cold, and very powerful. Although I was quite familiar with the Atlantic Ocean because of my trips to Bretagne and Normandie, Pacific still made a great impression on me.
Yes, and even better on a nice clear day! Try late summer-early fall...I spent a couple of months in this area, and it is indeed heaven on earth.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 01:41 PM   #770
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I like the pics, pity about the bitching and self agrandisment, it just makes for wasted diatribe that has to be waded through. The first national system was Germany with their autobahns which were developed when Hitler was in power; the reason he did this was for exactly the same reason as the US's, to move goods and people around the country quickly, but of course he had troop movements and military hardware in mind whereas Eisenhower, never a fan of the military / industrial complex had people and commerce in mind. So there may have been some form of freeways existing in the US prior to the interstate highway act, but they would have been on a very limited scale.

Also a question (or two), do a lot of cities / states in the US have big freeways that are not a part of the interstate system? I know California has a few, such as the 101, but I don't remember seeing any local freeways in Miami for instance. Would the 101 be the biggest non interstate freeway in the US?
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Old June 7th, 2007, 02:13 PM   #771
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Also a question (or two), do a lot of cities / states in the US have big freeways that are not a part of the interstate system? I know California has a few, such as the 101, but I don't remember seeing any local freeways in Miami for instance.
Yes there are. In Fact, almost every US city has one or more (even a lot by some). Think of the many highways in the New York or Los Angeles area.

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I think it is the busiest non-interstate freeway too.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #772
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Yes there are. In Fact, almost every US city has one or more (even a lot by some). Think of the many highways in the New York or Los Angeles area.



I think it is the busiest non-interstate freeway too.

Cheers dude.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #773
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In California, most of state highways at one point become motorways even if for just a couple of kilometres. This is an obvious advantage over European local highways because the latter will almost never become motorways. In other western states, however, it is harder to find motorways that are not interstates.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #774
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Lane discipline: Is it followed in you motorways/freeways and multi lane arterials?

I'm curious to know.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:00 AM   #775
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In Sacramento Area, 60% of drivers don't follow it. However, upon tailgating most of them eventually move to the right. I think that left-lane banditism will exist until the government prohibits overtaking on the right.

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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:05 AM   #776
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In Madrid (Spain), about 80 % of drivers don´t follow it.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:07 AM   #777
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What's wrong with Madrid drivers?
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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:07 AM   #778
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That's one of my worst pet peeves about driving. Half of all accidents wouldn't happen and speed limits could be set higher if people actually practiced lane discipline. It's not absolute speed that's dangerous, it's the difference in speeds among drivers that is. States should create/enforce slower-traffic-keep-right laws.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:16 AM   #779
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I agree. I think that in terms of financial benefits, enforcing turn signals and "keep right" laws would be the same as enforcing the speeding. So, why don't US cops do this?
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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:19 AM   #780
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I agree. I think that in terms of financial benefits, enforcing turn signals and "keep right" laws would be the same as enforcing the speeding. So, why don't US cops do this?
Because it's easier to enforce speeding laws, and they bring in more revenue.
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