Driving during snowfall & through fog - onboard camera

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Costas Athan

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32uMllPmFZ8


The journey is really beautiful, especially from the point where the fir trees are covered with snow.

There is a light snowfall during the ride and there is fog, thick at some parts of the video.

The hill climb ends at Kalavryta Ski Center, at an elevation of 5143 ft / 1650 m and then the video shows the descent towards Kleitoria village.
 

ThatsABigOne

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Driving in the middle of the road around 30 secs? What for? I did not watch the rest, as it was a waste of time.
 

michal1980

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I can't explain every time the same thing. Read here: http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=34492309&postcount=52

It's a pity you watched the first 30 secs. It gets better when the car passes between snow covered fir trees!


its a pity you cant stay in your lane.

Think of the lanes as the ends of the road, your optimal line has to stay in between the lines. If you fall outside the lines you die. Now find your optimal line.

Is that really that hard to understand?

Top gear shots last at most 30 secs, even when they drive for hours. Want to know why? because after that, watching someone do something gets to be boooorrrrrring.
 

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its a pity you cant stay in your lane.

Think of the lanes as the ends of the road, your optimal line has to stay in between the lines. If you fall outside the lines you die. Now find your optimal line.

Is that really that hard to understand?

Top gear shots last at most 30 secs, even when they drive for hours. Want to know why? because after that, watching someone do something gets to be boooorrrrrring.

I don't thinκ that it is dangerous to cut a corner when you can see a few hundred meters behind it. Of course it is dangerous if it is a blind corner. But I never cut blind corners.

And as I explain in the post I linked to, the car appears in a different position than it actually is because the camera is mounted on the right and has a 170 degrees field of view. Read the post again: http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=34492309&postcount=52 and have a look at the screenshot and you will easily understand what I'm saying.

As for the Top Gear I have not anything to do with it. I don't even watch it. I upload the videos for those who want to watch the journey. For those who are impatient I have taken the time to write contents in the video's description. They can easily skip to the part they want. And in the case someone is so impatient he can't have a look at the contents he is free to watch another video. I don't force anyone to watch.
 
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My drive to work the other day. -30*C Wind gusts up to 80km/h, visibility less than 100 yards at times, snow, drifting, black ice, etc.
Yours looked rather leisurely in comparison.

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but he's in greece so I guess it doesn't get that cold and that's why he finds snow covered firs exotic. It's indeed really different from what I saw in Greece: sun-burned maquis shrubland.

Anyway the don't-cross-the-line-or-you-die rule applies only if it's a continous line.
If it's not continous and you have lots of visibility, then crossing it to tackle the curves faster is 100% normal (that's why it's not continous in the first place as in those places you can't overtake 90% of the length) and it's not a med thing. It's legal and you have to do this if you want to drive safe and not lose time on your commute. Bad southern drivers do several things wrong but this is not one of them.
Invading the opposite lane when not appropriate is typical of people who have new bigger cars or are driving for the first time on a mountain road, namely german tourists.

Also the thing about the camera perspective is also true, unless you're in the driving seat you can't really feel the distance.
 

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but he's in greece so I guess it doesn't get that cold and that's why he finds snow covered firs exotic. It's indeed really different from what I saw in Greece: sun-burned maquis shrubland.

Anyway the don't-cross-the-line-or-you-die rule applies only if it's a continous line.
If it's not continous and you have lots of visibility, then crossing it to tackle the curves faster is 100% normal (that's why it's not continous in the first place as in those places you can't overtake 90% of the length) and it's not a med thing. It's legal and you have to do this if you want to drive safe and not lose time on your commute. Bad southern drivers do several things wrong but this is not one of them.
Invading the opposite lane when not appropriate is typical of people who have new bigger cars or are driving for the first time on a mountain road, namely german tourists.

Also the thing about the camera perspective is also true, unless you're in the driving seat you can't really feel the distance.

Every Winter the mountains are covered with snow in Greece. But the last 3-4 years the Winters were warmer than usual. But snow isn't an exotic thing for Greece. Actually there are many ski centers around the country. But of course the climate isn't comparable with the Swiss Alps or the northern states of USA.
 

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OP - thanks for posting. Instead of nit-picking and complaining like most of the other posters here that are too lazy to put anything they create online, I will say this is very cool.

The scenery was indeed very nice, and looked great with the snow. I am sure the drive was probably a blast.

Maybe I missed it, but what was the ride of choice here in making the video? :)
 

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very cool, but needs more snow :)

Yeah, that's the spirit!

OP - thanks for posting. Instead of nit-picking and complaining like most of the other posters here that are too lazy to put anything they create online, I will say this is very cool.

The scenery was indeed very nice, and looked great with the snow. I am sure the drive was probably a blast.

Maybe I missed it, but what was the ride of choice here in making the video? :)

Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it! As I said everyone is free to move to the next video if he doesn't like my uploads. I don't force anyone to watch and I won't hold it against them if they don't.

I love too the snow covered scenery. The snow covered fir trees are astonishing in my opinion!

The car is a Mitsubishi Lancer 1.5L. I have the details in the description, but for your convenience here they are:

Mitsubishi Lancer 1.5L Invite (model of 2010)
Engine — 4A91
Power — 108 hp (81 kW; 109 PS) at 6000 rpm
Torque — 143 N·m (105 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm
EBC UPR rotors
EBC Yellowstuff pads
Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 225/55R16 tires
 
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