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Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 133,205
Posted By shaweetz
De-uglifying the madstad

I have been staring at my Madstad for a year, and hating how it looks while loving how it works. At the time I bought, I didn't get the explorer screen since my brain couldn't make the lines work...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 429,976
Posted By shaweetz
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 178,578
Posted By shaweetz
I just learned a lot about lens choice,...

I just learned a lot about lens choice, composition, and most of all, patience. Or should I say, priorities. Thanks so much. My intervalometer is getting dusted off.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,090
Posted By shaweetz
+1 on this. It is not suitable for all...

+1 on this. It is not suitable for all situations, but when it is, you're tipping the balance of control in your favor, and reducing the number of vectors available for the unexpected to occur. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 429,976
Posted By shaweetz
Nice. More updates! :clap

Nice. More updates! :clap
Forum: Trip Planning 11-21-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,100
Posted By shaweetz
Agree with your first comment, but not the...

Agree with your first comment, but not the second. What could be more fun than re-living your own ride? It is always nice to be popular, but if only one person (other than you) digs or gets...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-21-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,100
Posted By shaweetz
I'll weigh in, even though OP seems to have...

I'll weigh in, even though OP seems to have disappeared.

The handy lanyard idea works for some, but for me the image quality is not there. It is possible now to get a slightly used micro 4/3...
Forum: Face plant 09-20-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,954
Posted By shaweetz
What is this, drive your motorcycle off the road...

What is this, drive your motorcycle off the road month? :D

Glad I'm not the only one. Well, not glad exactly. But I feel slightly better.

I got away with a new grip and hand guards. That...
Forum: Face plant 09-20-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,089
Posted By shaweetz
I'd dropped it to 28 front and rear, and it had...

I'd dropped it to 28 front and rear, and it had been hooking up well all weekend, particularly I was impressed with how well they were powering up the looser hills. But in the end I just overdrove...
Forum: Canada 09-16-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,775
Posted By shaweetz
Great shots. Love the macro album too.

Great shots. Love the macro album too.
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,089
Posted By shaweetz
I can't take credit for the hacksaw, riding buddy...

I can't take credit for the hacksaw, riding buddy Jason brought one along after someone produced one at last year's Boogie to extricate a log from someone's wheel. I was thinking of bringing along a...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,089
Posted By shaweetz
I went golfing the week prior. It was pretty much...

I went golfing the week prior. It was pretty much this :D.

Edit: sorry, that should be in quotes: "golfing".
Forum: Face plant 09-11-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,089
Posted By shaweetz
The rear tread was getting pretty down there at...

The rear tread was getting pretty down there at this point, which surely didn't help. However, the fault lies with that thing between my ears, without question. I deserved more than I got, which...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,775
Posted By shaweetz
Great video and hilarious SPOT commentary. ...

Great video and hilarious SPOT commentary.

Meanwhile over on Rosein Road:

<object width="640" height="480"><param name="movie"...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,775
Posted By shaweetz
I had a great time, and big thanks to TDY,...

I had a great time, and big thanks to TDY, horseyheather and all the other folks whose hard work brings this all together. I usually travel at this time of year but lucky for me, things lined up.
...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,525
Posted By shaweetz
This is a classic, and afaic nearly as bad as the...

This is a classic, and afaic nearly as bad as the left turners. Car slows on the left, makes as if to turn left - signal or no - and turns right across a lane. Or, its companion move, car slows,...
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,089
Posted By shaweetz
Found yes, recording, no. I thought I had it on...

Found yes, recording, no. I thought I had it on interval shots, but no dice.

The impact was hard enough to dislodge the SD card, but was in the waterproof case. You know you had a 'good' crash...
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,089
Posted By shaweetz
And a few pics from Jason, my other ride partner...

And a few pics from Jason, my other ride partner for the morning. I was sure glad to have those guys around.

Any crash that ends with humour and shenanigans is the best kind of crash.
...
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,089
Posted By shaweetz
Top form in powering around gravel corners

This isn't it:

http://mokzone.smugmug.com/Other/2013-Calabogie-Boogie/i-x8cr2v9/0/XL/P1100407-XL.jpg...
Forum: Canada 09-04-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,775
Posted By shaweetz
Just going through the package now, looks awesome...

Just going through the package now, looks awesome :clap!
Forum: Canada 09-04-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,775
Posted By shaweetz
:y0! are we there yet? Just wondering if...

:y0! are we there yet?

Just wondering if there are any plans to release the tracks before Friday. It might save some time to avoid battling technology if some of us could load them in advance.
...
Forum: Canada 08-24-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,775
Posted By shaweetz
In for both days and the banquet. Can't wait! ...

In for both days and the banquet. Can't wait!

Unfortunately my riding buddy is already booked for something else this weekend, so if you see a tall dude with a black Tiger 800XC looking somewhat...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By shaweetz
In retrospect, some folks might not get the Lotus...

In retrospect, some folks might not get the Lotus reference unless they are connoisseurs of retro British spy shows.

http://colinchapmanmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/The-Prisoner.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-19-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By shaweetz
I noticed a sharp improvement in the quality of...

I noticed a sharp improvement in the quality of the roads compared to two years ago. I guess if you're going to light your taps on fire, you might as well have nice roads.

On several occasions we...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-19-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By shaweetz
Mark has pretty much described the weekend in...

Mark has pretty much described the weekend in gory detail. I didn't take too many photos, but I'll throw in a couple.

I rode down from Ottawa the night before, skirting a wave of nasty storms...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 217,676
Posted By shaweetz
This is great, keep it coming. Thanks.

This is great, keep it coming.

Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,958
Posted By shaweetz
I just have to say that if I had any clue this is...

I just have to say that if I had any clue this is what it looked like under the road I was driving on

http://media-files.gather.com/images/d252/d329/d744/d224/d96/f3/full.jpg

I may have...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,958
Posted By shaweetz
If she lived there, you sure wouldn't be able to...

If she lived there, you sure wouldn't be able to find her.

:D

To be fair, the disaster seems well contained to the first floor. Gravity keeps it down, I guess.
Also, to be fair, you have not...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,958
Posted By shaweetz
I'm pretty used to travelling solo, or 2-up with...

I'm pretty used to travelling solo, or 2-up with my wife, and we have got our thing pretty much down. So I wasn't too sure how this all was going to go, riding with some new guys for long distances....
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,958
Posted By shaweetz
Big picture

Low-res.

http://mokzone.smugmug.com/Travel/Appalachian-TigerFess-2013/i-mNBMqFV/0/XL/2013_appalachian-XL.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,958
Posted By shaweetz
Being shivery and mildly stupid at this point, I...

Being shivery and mildly stupid at this point, I did not think to get a close-up of an interesting factoid. At 4am on my departure day, I had hastily glued on the Pyramid Fenda Extenda in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 1,822,806
Posted By shaweetz
Margus, once again you demonstrate your mastery...

Margus, once again you demonstrate your mastery of that Sigma. I may have missed if you mentioned the camera you used, but your latest pics have 'the look', and what a great look. The Foveon is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,688
Posted By shaweetz
Garmin has, for a long time, differentiated their...

Garmin has, for a long time, differentiated their two cable functions with an 18k resistor to ground from the 5th pin of the mini USB connector. I suspect Montana is similar, from the description. ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,173,247
Posted By shaweetz
This ride report is the Concept Album of...

This ride report is the Concept Album of advrider. And you all pulled it off, the whole package. Platinum.

Большое спасибо for the massive, massive amount of work it was to put this all together...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,698
Posted By shaweetz
It was hardly worth mentioning, except it was a...

It was hardly worth mentioning, except it was a minor aberration compared to the positive experience we had with everyone else we encountered :thumb.



Luckily we know better than to form a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,698
Posted By shaweetz
Cheers, and many thanks. Coming back from a big...

Cheers, and many thanks. Coming back from a big trip always seems to bring a bit of a downer, since naturally the trip represents the peak of many months of careful planning and anticipation, and we...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,698
Posted By shaweetz
As this chapter describes the sunset of our trip,...

As this chapter describes the sunset of our trip, the moto-qualified photos really start to taper off. The new day came with a brilliant plan to try and visit the streets of Siena for the afternoon....
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 416,705
Posted By shaweetz
But... in the end are we still going to be stuck...

But... in the end are we still going to be stuck with CMOS sensor shutter roll jello? Most likely.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 416,705
Posted By shaweetz
And buried in the spec... the ability to capture...

And buried in the spec... the ability to capture full- res STILLS WHILE SHOOTING in some video modes. Woop!
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,698
Posted By shaweetz
I had mentioned before the incredible patience of...

I had mentioned before the incredible patience of my riding partner, for all the general mucking around with cameras, angles etc. Obviously there comes a point where the process of taking pictures...
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