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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by T O Double D, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    My neck is messed up this morning and I can't move my head much. If it improves after moving around for a while, I'll head out, but at this point, it's pretty unlikely I'm going to make it. Don't wait for me. If I do wind up making it and you leave without me, I know where you're headed.
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  2. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Is your SV a naked model or an "S" model? I've found my naked 650 to be very capable off-road. I've got fat knobbies on my SM610 that will fit the SV and I've been tempted to throw them on there and take it out to the TT track at Hollister or something...just for fun:D It has saved many a dualsport ride as a very willing back-up/loaner/spare :thumb



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  3. RickiBe

    RickiBe n00b

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    Hey WoodsChick,

    I have a 07 Naked that can be seen here. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11522466&postcount=83

    I am very interested in the tires you mention. Please pm me with the specifics. Also, looking to join rides with other friendly local female riders.

    RickiBe
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  4. RichardBryant

    RichardBryant Adventurer

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    Todd did a great job of leanding three of us around the south county area. It was a little cold and just a touch of rain at the end of the day but great fun. I posted some pics on SBR. If someone writes a ride report feel free to use them.
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  5. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Nice! Nice to see the SV getting out and about, no matter what kind of tires it has :thumb

    Here's mine on the Bald Mt OHV Trail ...

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  6. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Nice photos! Looked like a really nice day. I enjoyed the photo of the 650 in the water crossing on Old Hernandez Rd, too :thumb



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  7. T O Double D

    T O Double D Pogue Mahone

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    Well only three people showed up, but what can ya do? Mike (Zeegyman) on a KLR, Richard (RichardB) also on a KLR, and Josh (Kaia) on his BMW 650 Dakar. It was a little chilly and it sprinkled a little on us at the end ofthe day, but overall it was a fun ride.

    La Gloria rd, connecting HWY 25 and Gonzales.

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    I just can't seem to sell this bike, so I guess I'm stuck riding it for the winter. What a bummer. :evil
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    Richard on "The worlds Fastest KLR". Yep, it's true he hauls ass on that thing!

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    Mike and Josh on Old Hernandez. I brought up the rear on this road, so I didn't get any pics of the water crossing. Yer just gonna have to wwait for the other guy's ppics to see that.

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    So that was the ride. I kept it simple as I wasn't sure who was showing up. I realise this is the worst time of year for riding, but hope to meet some more of you guys soon!

    Oh yeah, on my way home I stopped by a pool I used to skate when I was a kid. It's been fiilled in for the last 6-10 years, but somehow it's been dug out a few months ago. No that''s not me skating. At this point I'd probably kill myself if I tried that again!

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  8. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    looks like you guys had a great ride !!
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  9. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    Hey Everyone,

    Desert Riding Season is HERE....

    There are 4 of US currently set to go on the RidgeCrest 250 on the Easy Route.

    You to are welcome.

    This is a big bike friendly route
    Flyer here
    http://www.district37ama.org/dualsport/ridefliers/100123Dualies-Ridgecrest250-flyer.pdf

    If you go on this ride you should be able to ride in Sand.

    Trailering down the day before (mid afternoon.. RIDE the 2 days ... Trailer back on sunday night..

    120 Miles each day

    More INFO HERE
    http://www.district37ama.org/dualsport/ridingevents.php

    thx,

    Paul
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  10. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    Buena Lives!!!

    They had a pro contest, live heavy metal band and an MTV flm crew
    on hand to document it about a month ago.

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    Glad to see that the landowners haven't backfilled it again.:D
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  11. powderhound

    powderhound Been here awhile

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    Nice pics!

    This thread (BAARC) is a great idea and would like to go on a few of these rides. Been street-only rider ever since I started, but recently gotten interested in trying out some adv rides.
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  12. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    I recently received PM's from two different people wondering if this ride is still on and if one rider would be able to make it back home before 5:00.

    There are about six people who have said that they're coming. It would be nice to have more show up. The dirt should be optimal with the recent rains.

    I've "ordered reasonably dry weather" for Saturday, but it might sprinkle a little bit. I enjoy riding dirt roads in the rain, but hopefully there won't be too much of that.

    Since one rider will be driving there in his Jeep with the KTM on the back, it looks like we'll have a "lockable storage unit" to hold the extra layers of clothing necessary to keep us from freezing on the way there.

    Since we should make it to Carnegie about 10:00 a.m., we should be done by 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. Three or four hours of dirt riding is more than enough for anybody who doesn't do it regularly. And after the first couple of loops, you're free to go anyway. We weren't planning to try to stay together for the return trip.
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  13. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    Cool thread/pics.
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  14. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    I've posted my photos up in the SBR Thread, and posted the photos to my SmugMug account.


    below is my favorite photo of the day, a four photo panoramic of the second half of La Gloria / Gloria Rd. that's mike on the left, taking photos of the photo watcher farther down to the right.

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    ( click for the full size photo. it's frikkin huge, and beautiful. )
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  15. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    Wow... great pic.. what program did you use to stitch the pics together ?
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  16. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Excellent! :clap




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  17. zeegman

    zeegman Been here awhile

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    Excellent pictures Josh,

    please share your panorama making magic with us.

    Mike

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  18. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator

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    Pano's are pretty easy.

    Regardless of what software you use to put them together, it's important to overlap your shots by between twenty and thirty percent. Take as many shots as you need to cover the subject--go a little over to either side too. I like to use vertical orientation to capture things like kaia posted.

    Google for Canon's PhotoStitch software--it used to be free. I put mine together in Photoshop.

    As far as processing, do your best to make all the shots the same exposure, saturation and so on--this is pretty easy in PS as you open all of them at the same time and synchronize them. Some software does this for you. Then stitch them together. It really is that easy.

    Of course you'll want to do a little cropping and maybe some more adjustments but if all you do is sync all of the shots then stitch them, you'll get a decent pano from them.
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  19. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    I need a show of hands :wave of who, among the AdvRider crowd is going to show up on Saturday for the Dublin to Carnegie ride. So far the biggest turnout is from BARF.

    Will any AdvRiders be showing up for this?
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  20. r3r3r

    r3r3r Wildebeast

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    How about a sticker...? :wink:

    No seriously, this is a great idea Todd. I'm subscribed and watching, but may not be up for riding until it is a bit dryer/warmer out. :ricky
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