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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2013, 06:08 AM
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Views: 1,179
Posted By deanofoto
Durango ADV Rentals

Starting May 2014 www.MountainADV.com (http://www.MountainADV.com) has KTMs and BMW GS bikes for rent. Finally we'll be able to fly or drive in to Durango and rent a new GS or 990 / 690 for several...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,974
Posted By deanofoto
The scenic pic with two riders is a mile marker...

The scenic pic with two riders is a mile marker ride north of the Carefree Hwy.

The pics of Dave are from Buckeye area.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,974
Posted By deanofoto
KTM 350 EXC-F with BDSB mods

A tread dedicated to the KTM 350 EXC-F bikes.

I'm coming off an 07' Honda CRF450X.... Just thought I would never be a decent dirt biker.... Until I got a the new 350.... I've been able to ride...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Barely Legal

I'm Back! Thanks for asking about me! Wow just had to take a serious break from the whole ADV thing for awhile. After Alaska the GS sat for 2 weeks before I touched her again..... Then did a nice...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
I bought a Corbin seat early on. I found the...

I bought a Corbin seat early on. I found the stock seat to be unbearable. Loving the Corbin!!!
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
And Alaska

Giving my ADV friend vegenmanNZ credit for helping me with this map. :clap Me two dumb to handle it.

So I give you the Alaska Route. http://goo.gl/maps/iSE3
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Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Yukon Route

Actually I went into Dawson City first for the D2D gathering and went up the Dempster afterwards. Can't figure out how to draw it on the map....... After the Arctic Circle I made it to the NWT...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Friskiness!!!!

Hey it's Frisky Friday again :lol3

Presenting Dani from Boise, Enjoy

http://deanofoto.smugmug.com/Other/Model-Portfolios/i-5fsgKkm/1/XL/IMG3147-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Here's Sandpoint, ID to Watson Lake,YT. The...

Here's Sandpoint, ID to Watson Lake,YT. The British Columbia route.

With a Google Earth plug in, go to this link http://goo.gl/maps/5D6c and hit the 3D button on the left for a birds eye view of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
US gps tracks

Here's the route I took from my place in Durango, CO to Sandpoint, ID.



With a Google Earth plug in, go to this link http://goo.gl/maps/lM1e and click on the "3D" button on the left where it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Awefully good of you to offer your services! OK...

Awefully good of you to offer your services! OK I'll try this technique myself and if I fail I'm looking you up. Thanks and Tracks coming up soon!!!!
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Get going, you slug!

Hi Dave! Yea I can do tracks. I'm home in Colorado now with the elusive "internet" don't tell anyone I have it because they'll all come running down from the Yukon. I even had a fine gentleman...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Tires after 9500 miles

Here ya go finally some gear pics!

Rear K60 after 9500 miles fully loaded and on the roughest roads known to man. Still good for another 2k. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
I'm only using Lightroom. No...

I'm only using Lightroom. No Photo-fixitbecauseIlackcreativity-matrix. No plug-ins. Just use Develop Mode and kill off some saturation and or vibrance like in the McCarthy images.

Each shoot gets...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Boat Float on the Inside Passage

Ferry ride back to the lower 48 over the last 3 days. Got on the Alaska Marine Highway in Skagway and off in Bellingham, WA. Was on the Columbia and she had a bar/lounge and decent food in either the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Yes I'm loving the 800GS for it's gas milage and...

Yes I'm loving the 800GS for it's gas milage and reliability. The dealer availability is nice too. I got oil and filters at Trail's End BMW in Fairbanks and rear brake pads at Mac's Cycle in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Hi vegemanNZ! I was having troubles with my...

Hi vegemanNZ! I was having troubles with my Garmin 665 cutting out so I have fragmented gps tracks from it lately. Camping with the mosquitoes, rain, dead batts, long days, late into camp killed my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
McCarthy, AK

One quiet night in McCarthy, AK. This was the only stop where nobody asked me about my motorcycle and that was a welcome break for me.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Catch up before the boat ride south

I know the ride report is barely moving anymore and that's because I'm moving lots. And the fact that WiFi is tough to come by all over the Northwest. I'm shooting just as much so I may go into...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Frisky Friday

While I was in Valdez I ran into Spanish world traveler Alicia Sonosa! Her and 3 other riders were hoteling it over July 4th. She's a dynamic and beautiful adventurous women. Look her up on Facebook...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
George from Ohio!!! Good seeing you again and...

George from Ohio!!! Good seeing you again and again along the way. So funny how you rode up at the Circle and said, "Hey, I know you". Cool how the leap frogging happens with other riders from all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Ninilchik, AK

Stayed with friends in Soldatna one night and headed down to Homer and Ninilchik. Ninilchik is a Russian settlement on the Western side of the Kenai Peninsula. I went in to see the Russian Orthodox...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Three weeks in

Days are passing. Stayed 2 nights in the dorms at UAF. Had to explore north of Fairbanks just cause I was there. I blew my wad on the Dempster so not interested in the Dalton in the wet. It was...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Ken, Goooood question. The mountains were a...

Ken, Goooood question. The mountains were a little too bright and the foreground was too dark. I used Adobe Lightroom in Develop mode to crank Highlights to -100 and Shadows to +50. now the image is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Day in the rain

I'm now in Alaska near Fairbanks. I was foraging the forest for nuts and berries today and happened across this wild young specimen sunning herself on the riverbank. I can't identify her :eek1...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
My Cannon 5d lives in the Enduristan Sandstorm 2E...

My Cannon 5d lives in the Enduristan Sandstorm 2E tank bag. Been in pouring rain for days and it doesn't leak. I also keep my Klim water bladder in there and both lenses. I don't even have a lens cap...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
I'm very happy with this tire combo, K60 rear and...

I'm very happy with this tire combo, K60 rear and TKC front. I seem to get plenty of miles out of both loaded and off road. It's my second set. They're fine for on road too. Not changing anytime soon.
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Up the Dempster this weekend with an overnight...

Up the Dempster this weekend with an overnight camp at Eagle Plains. This is what I came here for :D loving this landscape. Had good weather up and back but it's still extreme. I wanted to go all the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
I know we're all looking for a Frisky Friday...

I know we're all looking for a Frisky Friday contestant!! Ha Yea I need to slow down a bit and get friendlier with the locals. I'll work on this......
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Vello Free Wave remote shutter release. Tiny and...

Vello Free Wave remote shutter release. Tiny and cheap! Think B+H has them.
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Dawson Days and Nights

Dawson was Hot! Literally, warmest days of the trip. Fun town with plenty of bars and local piano players filling the streets with tunes. Met riders from all over the world.

Funny, a bunch of us...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Up in the Yukon now at the Dust to Dawson...

Up in the Yukon now at the Dust to Dawson Gathering. Took the day off the bike that was needed. Just lingering around all the riders coming in for tomorrows get together.


Foxy girl checking me...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
No problems the road crews are on the washout and...

No problems the road crews are on the washout and a minimum wait to get your turn. Go for it! The road is fine!
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Day 10

350 miles with a morning dirt ride to the town of Telegraph out of Dease Lake,BC. We needed to get to Teslin, YT tonight so didn't go far into Telegraph, thats a day ride in itself.

Great riding...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Ha!! OK you win the most provacative reply....

Ha!! OK you win the most provacative reply. Thanks and we were all newbies at one time so you're very welcome to ask anything and do huge fricking trips all around the world and please do so we get...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Hi John, I have the heated jacket and gloves. My...

Hi John, I have the heated jacket and gloves. My feet don't fit in SIDI boots, I had them last year and yes thy did stay dry. One of these towns has to have some water repellant goop stuff to smear...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Day 8

250 miles from Stewart, BC to Dease Lake. A bunch of us ADV riders converged upon Stewart, BC last night on our way north to D2D. Today I rode with my new acquaintance, Gary from Colorado. We waited...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Can somebody tell me what this is???? Concrete...

Can somebody tell me what this is???? Concrete bunker just off the highway into Stewart, BC. No power going to it. No utilities to be seen.

I'm thinking avalanche gun turret?

It's modern with...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Thanks Witney!! Thanks for the feedback that is...

Thanks Witney!! Thanks for the feedback that is and keeping in touch too. Just met with a couple other riders here in Stewart, BC so they may become my next subjects.... Otherwise if theres an photo...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,071
Posted By deanofoto
Dave! The effect in the Black Dog pics comes...

Dave! The effect in the Black Dog pics comes from Adobe Lightroom excessive use of the Highlights, Shadows and Saturation sliders in Develop Mode. I like to knock down colors so they don't get in...
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