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Old 01-17-2010, 10:31 AM   #121
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Thanks for the shots, they brought back a few memories. I grew up in Aberdeen before going to Uni in Edinburgh. My brother went to Glasgow and no town was big enough for both of us in those days . I spent a lot of time in Perthshire and up the west coast, walking and kayaking mostly, so recognise many of the locations. I must get up there on my bike sometime.

Thanks also for the egg run. My nephew spent the first year of his life in Yorkhill and has been back many times since. Have a pint of 80 bob on me

Thanks ...glad to trigger some memories for you

One of my own sons had a heart operation at Yorkhill... it is a humbling place to visit .... if I ever find myself feeling sorry for myself I always try to remember Yorkhill and the kids there ... many of them truly have been dealt a 'sh*tty hand' in life - fighting cancer ...yet often with a smile on their faces.



Stopping for a pic on the amazingly twisty road from Dunkeld to Blairgowrie..



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Old 01-17-2010, 11:24 AM   #122
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A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!

definitely one of the best threads i've seen lately. absolutely gorgeous bikes, absolutely gorgeous scenery (of course) and absolutely fantastic shots !

Can you just tell me once again more precisely how you do the shots while riding? is the cam fixed or do you just hold it in your hand? if so, where do you keep it and how do drive with a cam in your hand? seems pretty uncomfy to me..
however, the pics are worth it.

we are plannning on riding Cymri & Alba this summer with the Fazer. probably we could meet up some day, somewhere for a beer, whisky or a little ride!
keep the photos coming!


Wow! Thank you! Glad you like them so much.

No the camera is not fixed ..it is held in my left hand. Most of the time when out on a rideout the camera stays in my rucksack. But when I decide to get some pics I stop, remove my left glove and swap it for the camera . I know riding without a glove is not a good idea but I can't work the camera buttons otherwise (I am toying with the idea of cutting the end of one finger off a glove so I can stay protected but still work the camera buttons). The camera is clipped to a lanyard round my neck (this allows me to drop the camera should I suddenly need to use both hands on the controls in an emergency) I then just ride with my right hand working the throttle and brake and countersteering combined with using the rest of my body to lean the bike round bends. My main concentration is on the road ahead ... using peripheral vision to see what I am doing with the camera ..... or if glancing down to check the camera using peripheral vision to keep and eye on the road.
Between pics I stuff the camera down the front of my jacket which I leave partly unzipped.

Hope this all makes sense ... let me know if you want any more info.



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Old 01-17-2010, 11:55 AM   #123
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:51 PM   #124
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:23 PM   #125
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Thanks for the most excellent response !



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Old 01-17-2010, 01:36 PM   #126
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Some great photos, makes me miss my sportbike!

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Old 01-17-2010, 02:08 PM   #127
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:14 PM   #128
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A85 incident again ..this is what happens when car-driving tourists stop in the middle of the road, without indicating ..and dither over whether to pull into a layby or not!

i felt bad for Glen and Sara, until about page 8 where you basically tell the world you are an irresponsible rider riding at illegal speeds and have a police officer with you as well.
Not that i have never done it myself however through the twisty s, you should know better and have control over your bike. It sounds to me like it was not the tourists fault.
You never know what will happen, and guess what,, shit happens.
my guess is you were blasting around and when the tourist stopped,,, Glen and Sara couldn't.
A stray dog could have killed you just as easily.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:20 PM   #129
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A85 incident again ..this is what happens when car-driving tourists stop in the middle of the road, without indicating ..and dither over whether to pull into a layby or not!

i felt bad for Glen and Sara, until about page 8 where you basically tell the world you are an irresponsible rider riding at illegal speeds and have a police officer with you as well.
Not that i have never done it myself however through the twisty s, you should know better and have control over your bike. It sounds to me like it was not the tourists fault.
You never know what will happen, and guess what,, shit happens.
my guess is you were blasting around and when the tourist stopped,,, Glen and Sara couldn't.
A stray dog could have killed you just as easily.
geez... I think somebody got some pee-soaked wheaties this morning...
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:31 PM   #130
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No,, i just see way too often bikers on sport bikes zipping in and out of traffic at twice the speed limit without thinking of what can happen.
i especially like seeing a group of guys on sport bikes practicing their 60+ mph wheelies and stopies, on the highway during rush hour.
I can't tell you how many times i have been passed on both sides of me at the same time by sport bikes literally flying in and out of traffic. And if they crash, it's someone elses fault, for cutting in front of the biker.
Now that being said,,,,, dragging a knee is awesome.
dragging a knee around a bend blind, speeding,,, and then you have to get your brakes locked up or go off roading,,,, well that's just plain dumb.. in my opinion, to blame the tourist for being in the middle of the road.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:59 AM   #131
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A85 incident again ..this is what happens when car-driving tourists stop in the middle of the road, without indicating ..and dither over whether to pull into a layby or not!

i felt bad for Glen and Sara, until about page 8 where you basically tell the world you are an irresponsible rider riding at illegal speeds and have a police officer with you as well.
Not that i have never done it myself however through the twisty s, you should know better and have control over your bike. It sounds to me like it was not the tourists fault.
You never know what will happen, and guess what,, shit happens.
my guess is you were blasting around and when the tourist stopped,,, Glen and Sara couldn't.
A stray dog could have killed you just as easily.


Nice bit of 'trolling' my friend . ... sorry, but I ain't playing your game .... you weren't there ...you know virtually nothing about the incident... sounds like you are in the perfect position to judge who was to blame! Lol!
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:43 AM   #132
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Nice bit of 'trolling' my friend . ... sorry, but I ain't playing your game .... you weren't there ...you know virtually nothing about the incident... sounds like you are in the perfect position to judge who was to blame! Lol!
Great pictures! Thanks for the work of sharing! Too bad the world is so full of those whom know all and do nothing. Seems like a Know all finds his way into near most ride reports.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:09 AM   #133
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Nice bit of 'trolling' my friend . ... sorry, but I ain't playing your game .... you weren't there ...you know virtually nothing about the incident... sounds like you are in the perfect position to judge who was to blame! Lol!
Perfect reply . Enjoying the photos etc .Might bump into you this year,a few of us ride the same roads regularly too.On a mixture of bikes ,me on a ktm950adv.
Anyway well done.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:56 AM   #134
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Some great photos, makes me miss my sportbike!

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Thanks .. time to buy another?

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Old 01-18-2010, 04:59 AM   #135
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