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Old 02-26-2011, 07:51 AM   #91
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shaweetz,

Superb photography, nice work with depth of field and rule of thirds. I have an LX5 and share your admiration for the Lumix-series of Panasonic cameras.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:13 AM   #92
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Thanks everyone for the nice comments! SPRING IS COMING!!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:18 PM   #93
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I thoroughly enjoyed this ride report. Thank you.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:10 AM   #94
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Great pics, great writing, inspiring trip. Thanks for posting
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:51 AM   #95
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SPRING IS COMING!!!
Old Man Winter doesn't seem to agree. The bastard dropped two feet of snow on us over the past two days.



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Old 03-08-2011, 09:11 PM   #96
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I love it when people post to these somewhat dated threads... gives noobs like me a chance to read them. Loved it, really good stuff!
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:26 PM   #97
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Had to bring the thread back alive.

I loved it!

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #98
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Had to bring the thread back alive.

I loved it!
I'm glad you did! Thank you

I just read every word of this RR, since I missed it the first time around! What a dantastic way to spend a dreary Friday afternoon in Southern Ontario!

An inspiration ride to say the least. Makes me want to ride now...
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #99
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I'm glad you did! Thank you

I just read every word of this RR, since I missed it the first time around! What a dantastic way to spend a dreary Friday afternoon in Southern Ontario!

An inspiration ride to say the least. Makes me want to ride now...
Thanks! And yeah, February doldrums are here . The first two months of winter were ok, but now the 'itch' is back in a big way. Is there even snow down there?

Looking back, it's funny that I even thought it worthy to comment about bug paste on my helmet, like it was something special. I have slain many bugs since. Hopefully there will not be a reckoning.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:49 PM   #100
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Thanks! And yeah, February doldrums are here . The first two months of winter were ok, but now the 'itch' is back in a big way. Is there even snow down there?
No snow to speak of... we're supposed to have 4 or 5 days of flurries and some of the coldest temps all winter, so it looks like that'll change :(

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Looking back, it's funny that I even thought it worthy to comment about bug paste on my helmet, like it was something special. I have slain many bugs since. Hopefully there will not be a reckoning.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:11 PM   #101
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Thank you for the excellent RR. and the same to those who brought it back near the top.
May I ask how you felt about the tiny windshield?
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #102
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Great report -- thanks! I'd like to hear about the fly screen, too.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #103
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Well, last year I went out to Newfoundland for four weeks with the same setup, but no flyscreen, since I figured it wasn't doing much. I was wrong, and regretted leaving it behind. It reduces things, a bit, which after a day really adds up.

But make no mistake, you are out there in the wind and so is your helmet. Unless the air is calm, it is definitely work: in Newfoundland the air is not calm . But that is part of the cachet, no?

I loved both of these trips without a big screen, but I think the next big distance outing may find a more sensible touring screen up there. With some quick release for photos . Or, a Tiger.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:21 PM   #104
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Wow.

After 45+ years of riding all sizes of bikes, I bought an 09 Bonneville SE to compliment my FJR. I flew to Oregon to buy it and rode it back 750 miles to Sacramento. The first couple of hours heading home I thought I'd made a big mistake but as the miles wore on I settled in and started enjoying to the lightness of the bike and the easy nature of its motor. I ended up having a terrific time getting to know my new bike. Now the FJR sits gathering dust. Seeing and reading about your epic ride is an inspiration. You have a great writing style, great wit, and as noted, the composition of your pictures is excellent. Well done!
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:59 AM   #105
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Great trip report. Got me seriously thinking about bumping a 4 corners trip up to this spring. Looks like the 860 on a T100 is sufficient for this kind of travel.
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