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Old 07-14-2012, 07:19 AM   #1
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Location: Fargo, ND
Oddometer: 128
~4000 miles, ~17 days, ~9 landmarks, 2 wheels, 1 guy

"Just take your bike, your camera gear, and GO", she said. No, she wasn't mad, infuriated, or impacted by some other event of female distraction, at least so I keep telling myself. As with so many other adventures, this one too, started with "famous last words".
To me, this sounded like a "green light", and in blissful denial, I started to plot my route. Although I have been through all of the landmarks that I envision to pass on my round trip, I haven't yet had a chance to actually stop, unleash the camera gear, and shoot my bloody index finger to a pulp.
"...and why the hell are you making a ruckus about that, Fargat?!"
As this is my first RR, thus far I've merely been a lurker with pesky questions and inadequate input on topics I know remotely little about, I can't expect a lot of inmates to follow me; so let me "wow" you with a few details about the trip;

The Ride: Concours 14, in 2008 Silver - ya know, the fast(er) color
The Rider: Photographer, Realtor, Full Time Student
The Gear: Canon, Sony, Apple, GoPro(s), Drift 170
The "other" Gear: Tent, Sleeping Bag, (some) Food -- seems to me that this might be a 70/30 ratio in gear. 70 for Camera equipment...
The Route:

Some landmarks include:
- Red Lodge, MT
- Beartooth Pass (Yes, you may be jealous)
- Yellowstone National
- WY canyon carving
- Arches National
- Highway 12, UT (Torrey to Bryce)
- Bryce Canyon & Zion National
- Grand Canyon
- San Juan Skyway, CO
- Rocky Mountain National
- Mt. Rushmore, SD
- Badlands, SD
- ....and then absolutely NOTHING for 500 miles back to Fargo.
*some of these markers may need to be foregone in the interest of being back home on time

The time: limited to approx 17 days.
The mission: return home with as many decent images and video as I can muster.
The challenge: to get it all done, while finding new angles of overshot locations and somehow cement my claim to miniature fame.
The idea: well... F ...I don't know what the hell I was thinking when I plotted that map.
Departure: Lift off should be coming week
"Reporting": Twitter, Facebook, ADV, and hoping to reactivate my blog before I hit the road.

Will this work out or completely blow up in my face? Hell if I know...but it's worth trying for it; and after all, let's not forget, the "boss" said "Just GO!". ...... "yes, ma'am".

Fargat - Out (for now)
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:23 AM   #2
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Location: Williamstown, NJ
Oddometer: 58
Good luck with the trip and be safe.

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