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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by dgrs2, Dec 17, 2004.
REALLY like these photos!!!
They'd be better if I had a real camera. I've been using a Casio Commando on my trips and a beat up old Kodak Sport because they are water proof. The kodak is one finger and hangs around my neck for on the fly shots, both 5mp.
Thanks, I so very much want to go back there. Those were taken on the Edgerton Hwy a couple hours or so out of Valdez, Alaska. It's a dead end road but worth it.
I'm looking to finally get a real travel camera that can live in bad weather, preferably a Pentax WG-2 with GPS. The nice thing about using the Casio is the photos can be geo-tagged so if I forget where I took it, I can get the coordinates from within. You have to go to the source of the photo, you can't download the ones above, but if you go to the photo where it is linked from like on my photobucket, download to your desktop or where ever, you can right click the photo and browse the properties to get a GPS coordinate of where it was taken. Some times it is pretty accurate but sometimes off a hundred feet or so.
BE CAREFUL when photographing children and things you don't want stolen with the GPS in your phone or camera turned on, the location will no longer be a secret. Downloading from Advrider seems to strip personal data from the files.
End of the road, Kennecott Copper Mine (taken at midnight)
Nice history. ...
I'm surprised you didn't include a picture of the Kuskulana bridge- made in 1910. You rode over it on the way to Kennecott.
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I hope you managed to take the tour through the mill when you were at Kennecott- that was well worth the $25!
So preparing for this trip !!!!!
Just not so sure it will be a round trip .............
Sorry, I did not get to see the inside of the mine. I saw one guy while I was down there and he was as personable as and looked like the moronic gang leader on "Wild Hogs".
I did use my bike as a step stool....
to take a walk...
to see a river...
That road was very rewarding in both scenery and wildlife. The only Grizzly I saw was on that road. Also saw a mother and calf moose just 30 yards off the road. It was also the only road where I nearly bit it. I wasn't paying attention and hit a "creek crossing" at speed with only enough time to get 6" of air between my butt and saddle before crushing my nuts into the tank bag when I hit the lip on the other side. Luckily it was less than a foot deep but a good 10+ wide. I guess the water had to cross some place. There was one sectgion getting rebuilt and the Inn owner in the village before the rock cut said they state had planned to improve the road for more tourist
I plan to go back after I pick up a fresher 950 or go through my motor. By the time I can afford both, mine will be closing in on 100k miles
BTW, "Mike's Shopping List":
- New motor,
- Fresher 950/990, and...
- a real camera...!!!
(as you already said many times before!)
Today, someone actually asked me "So you would rather have one of these than a KLR650?"
It took all my willpower not to let my jaw drop. :huh
"Uh... yeah.... I like my Adventure way better than the KLR I had 15 years ago".
And then I went on a night ride to clear my head
Riding out here is like taking a shower
I can't ride because my collarbone is healing, but I still have to warm her up.
I know, I gotta quit being a cheap bastard!!
I can't talk for others, but IMHO... bigger or smaller, almost everyone seems to have a cheap side now and then...
Great shot!! KTM should buy it and put it on a poster. I'd put it up in my garage.
Promptly ran her up this hill, needed to see how she was getting a little down and dirty!!! "I like it I like it alot"
Any of you guys use a Wolfman Rainier tank bag on your 990/950? How is it?
Nice to hear someones pushing the 100 grand mark. Mines playing on the over sicky thrice (63,000) side, daily driver........
Your not far behind, I just know the numbers are going to continue to climb now that i have more time to ride.
Its nice with snowmobile tracks