Bikes & Wives ( spouse, significant other, G/F, B/F)

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Clansters, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Juan44

    Juan44 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    114
    Location:
    Arvada, Co
    Silly me, I guess reading all the posts I did not realize I was in need of defending myself. Well here is the story. My dog was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer. He was given just a short time to live. A friend of mine is a professional photographer. Due to my pup loving to ride the bike, we decided to get some shots to remember him by. We went to Red Rocks where my buddy set up two lights. We took a bunch of photos. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    I liked the shots and they are the only shots I have of my wife of 22 years riding with me, so I decided to post them. Now my question....Why does anyone care about the other crap, it is a good picture of my wife and dog. I was out riding today while you internet critics were sitting around looking at pictures of me riding.<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    Now I believe that is the most I have ever said in a post.....and I am done.<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p>P.S.</o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p>Thanks Jon and Jguerin for the nice comments.</o:p>
  2. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,639
    Location:
    Middle GA .....Aparently....
    I don't believe anyone was calling foul, or saying the pic shouldn't be posted. It is a great photo.
    We were just trying to figure out why it looked like it does. Not everyday you see one like that.
    Sorry to hear about your dog.
  3. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,289
    Location:
    Columbia, TN
    In my opinion there is no need to defend yourself...however, many of us certainly do appreciate the additional information....makes that picture even more fantastic and fitting. Also makes me a little jealous as a dog and motorcycle lover myself that my dogs don't really mix well with my bikes.....but at least my wife loves to ride :evil

    Again, great pic...thanks for sharing the rest of the story! :freaky
  4. JG77

    JG77 I ride my own.

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    554
    Location:
    Texas Hill Country

    Now I like the picture even more!

    :clap
  5. petravespa

    petravespa Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    37
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    I have the same bike but with a stock windshield, is the windshield OEM or aftermarket? And which brand?
    Do you know anyone that has tried the clip-on windshield extender? like the Touratech or Wunderlich?
  6. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,618
    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Everyone was just trying to figure out the back story to the photo. That's all.

    This.
  7. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,113
    Location:
    Louisville, KY...really too far from the hills!
    agreed!
  8. worncog

    worncog YBNormal

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    156
    Location:
    Florida Panhandle
    I was curious about the lighting too. Not so much that I thought anything less than it being a good picture with interesting lighting. I did notice that the hack has been ridden as evident by the lack of tread. And as far as dogs go, I like my dogs much more than 98% of people. :wink:

    Glad you explained though, adds even more value to the photo.
  9. wolfy317

    wolfy317 Addicted to BMW

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,525
    Location:
    The Double Humpback
    Great Shot, not sure why anyone thought it was done in a studio..... it's obviously on location, and the subject matter is the only thing of import here. I love that you did that with your pup (sry about reason though)

    I agree with other posters here, I like/love my dogs more than 99% of the people out there.
  10. Barrett66

    Barrett66 Boosted!

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Oddometer:
    10
    Location:
    Owego, N.Y.
    Sorry about your pup Juan. Cool pic.
  11. ddavidv

    ddavidv Thrifty not cheap

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,127
    Location:
    Elizabethtown, PA
    :rofl
    Good one.

    I have to confess, I wondered about the lighting too. Love the story behind it.

    I think if the other 'critics' were really going after you we would have had 27 posts discussing your lack of ATGATT. :deal
  12. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,579
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    I want a bike with a sidecar to take my dogs for rides so bad. They would love it.
  13. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    11,032
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  14. casey sohc

    casey sohc Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    539
    Location:
    fall river,nova scotia,Canada

    Ditto! there are always internet heros to dump on everything.that is a cool pic!great story.
  15. Juan44

    Juan44 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    114
    Location:
    Arvada, Co

    True, I considered that before posting. That is why we took the photo in this location, mainly bicycle traffic. I was able to move along at about 20 mph with no traffic. My gear was sitting on the side of the road next to my buddy's car. Wearing our helmets and jackets would have made it less of a family picture. Nick is wearing his Doggles though.

    Juan
  16. Oceanbum

    Oceanbum Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Oddometer:
    436
    Location:
    Southern Ohio
    Wasn't trying to be a critic (original post said I liked it) but I was just curious about the lighting, I couldn't figure out if it was a really cool studio shot or not. Sorry about the confusion and sorry about your pup. I've got a Siberian that I feel the same way about.
  17. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,033
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    For what is worth, I'm glad you told the story. Its a nice keepsake photo, and a good back story. glad you posted it.
  18. larryi52

    larryi52 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10
    Location:
    Redmond, WA and Somerset West, South Africa
    So, it is apparent you have a really attractive wife, but what I would like to know is if you are South African? From Joburg perhaps judging from your license plates? :clap:clap
  19. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,618
    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    If you quote the pic you are commenting about people will know what the hell you are talking about. The last few photos posted don't show license plates.
  20. Kahrnage

    Kahrnage Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Oddometer:
    31
    Location:
    The Evergreen State
    :rofl It's only 300 pages...don't be so lazy :lol3