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Old 07-14-2013, 01:10 AM   #31
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awesome pictures. Would love to stand on that ground one day
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:52 AM   #32
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Enjoy your pictures, keep them coming.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:12 AM   #33
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Great photos!

I don't think I've missed any of your great RR's but could you send me a list of them so that I could check? I've loved everyone that you've done even before you changed bikes. Thanks much.

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Old 07-14-2013, 05:19 AM   #34
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Very nice.

Now I've got 25 more ride reports to read.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:46 AM   #35
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Great pics, etc.

I just got a PEN 2 myself.

WHICH lens did you use?

I assume one of the two pancakes.... the Olympus or the Panasonic prime?

I am lens shopping and must know..... the exact one please!!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:09 AM   #36
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Love those night shots, they are incredible. The rest aren't too shabby either.

I always enjoy your ride reports and this is another good one.

Now about you flipping off Helen Don't be doing that . Helen does with you what many ADVers can only wish their mate would do (Adventures). Now be extra special good to that lady. I know you didn't do that with lack of respect for Helen but I had to say that.

I'm looking forward to the rest of the report.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:21 AM   #37
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Thumb Good to see you two.....

Hi Dave
Did not recognize your Avatar until I saw the handle and those Amazing pictures
Always enjoy your RR and your talent with the photo. Thanks for sharing and allow me to ride along on my comfy couch
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:41 AM   #38
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Great Sunday morning read.

Super skills with the camera.

Thanks for the photos.

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:09 AM   #39
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You are the ADV shaman for the soul

Reading your ride reports and enjoying your photos are always a great restorative for me.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:54 AM   #40
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Thanks for joining in on another report and for the nice comments. It's great to hear from Nixels, VietHorse, Night Falcon, Woodenveins, Scubalong & Trashcan.


Little Wan, Happy belated anniversary to you an Matt as well. Next year will be 20 for us. We hope to do something a little bigger, though I doubt we can top last year.

UpST8, I always love your reports as well! Thanks.

RightHereInRed, I had decided against showing a route map, but maybe I'll go ahead considering your request. The route is pretty straight forward if you link together the spots I name on the map.

longdistancerider, The beginning of Muley Point Road could get real muddy and maybe it breaks down into sand later on, but it was mostly firm when we were there. This is the second time I've ridden it. I remember a couple short sections of sand, but it wasn't very deep and could be taken at speed. Definitely an easy big bike road. Sorry you missed it.

lacofdfireman, I do spend a lot of time post-processing. This is my current list of software. I start and finish each photo in Lightroom 5. The freeware Microsoft ICE is used to stitch panoramas (Much better than the expensive ArcSoft Panorama Maker). The black and whites are converted in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. The HDRs are usually done in Photomatix Pro 2, though I also have Nik HDR Efex Pro 2. If I want to add fonts or other fun effects I use the online editor PicMonkey.
I understand the father of one of the 19 fallen firefighters from the Yarnell Hill Fire worked for your department.
Every motorcyclist in Arizona knows of Yarnell Hill as it has some of the finest curves in the state.
Of course, Yarnell Hill will be thought of differently now.
I thought you may like this photo I shot of the 19 as they passed the State Capital last Sunday.


Oldone, Thanks for joining in again. The link to all 25 reports is in my signature line. This one is the 26th and number 27 is already on deck. Here is the link again: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=83

H14, Soon to be 27...

Unstable Rider, I went with the Olympus 17mm Pancake Lens. This used to be the kit lens that everyone tossed for the larger zooms. I found an unused one on Craigslist for $150. I put a metal lens hood on it so it can be tossed in an out of the tankbag without the lens cap. I sometimes wished it was a little wider for riding shots and may try one of those wide angle converters so I can see more of the bike in moving shots. For landscapes this lens is great for hand-held panoramas.

LadyBug0048, I wouldn't think of mistreating Helen. Thanks for following along for another one.

txplants, Thanks for the thoughtful compliment.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:05 AM   #41
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I understand the father of one of the 19 fallen firefighters from the Yarnell Hill Fire worked for your department.
Every motorcyclist in Arizona knows of Yarnell Hill as it has some of the finest curves in the state.
Of course, Yarnell Hill will be thought of differently now.
I thought you may like this photo I shot of the 19 as they passed the State Capital last Sunday.

Thanks Dave for the Photo. Yes one of the Fallen's fathers is a Captain on our Department. Such a tragic loss to the Firefighting community. Never been to Yarnell Hill but it's now on my ride list to go and pay respect for those 19 who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Can't even begin to imagine what the wifes, children and Families are going to have to endure for the rest of their lives. But the Firefighting family is huge and will support them forever. Thanks again for the picture. Wish I could have been there..
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #42
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Pissed Monkey Wrench!



We planned to take the ferry across Lake Powell and ride less than 200 miles today.
That is, until we saw this sign... Son of a...!!!





That threw a monkey wrench into our plans. Now a big reroute is in order. So much for taking it easy.





We are still in Southern Utah, so it doesn't really matter which road we take, it's gonna be scenic.




















We cross the bridge near Hite and I get an idea of the reason for the closed ferry.





The lake was LOW! We are seriously running out of water out here.





The reroute led us through Hanksville, so I wasn't about to pass up Stan's.





Stan grills great burgers. Sometimes monkey wrenches are a good thing.



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Old 07-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #43
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Washboard Hell


With bellies full of greasy burgers...





we head west out of Hanksville.










Determined to show Helen the Burr Trail we turn south on Notom-Bullfrog Road.





After the pavement ended we had a smooth fast ride...





..until we reached the National Park border.





We are stuck in washboard Hell. The next 15 miles or so are excruciating! Whether you go 50 or 5, it just doesn't matter.















Hot, Sandy, Shaken - Not Stirred











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Old 07-14-2013, 10:29 AM   #44
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:41 AM   #45
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I don't really understand the forces involved to form washboards.
These were so bad I thought maybe the park service sent out a road crew to discourage visitors.

We finally reach the junction for the Burr Trail and are back on the intended route.






I find it amazing that someone looked at this jumbled mess of rocks in this inhospitable land and decided to build a cow trail.




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John Atlantic Burr was born in 1846 aboard the SS Brooklyn somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. He and his family lived in Salt Lake City, then later moved south and established the town of Burrville, Utah, in 1876. John Burr soon developed a trail to move cattle back and forth between winter and summer ranges and to market. This cattle trail through the rough, nearly impassable country around the Waterpocket Fold, Burr Canyon, and Muley Twist Canyon came to be known as the Burr Trail.






Thanks Mr. Burr!





Good Times Together





I nosed the bike perilously close to the loose edge for this photo. Helen wasn't amused.






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