My KLR & I

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by lexluther11, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Hi Joel,

    Looking forward to riding again with you Joel and yes I'm really liking taking pictures&video because most of my riding is solo and I have the time to stop. So when I have a spill I will most likely have it on video too. :D

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    That was my tip to change my hwy sprockets back to off/road.
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  2. Archimedes

    Archimedes Adventure Researcher

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    Nice RR, the Pictures are fantastic and the Baja is on our hit list.
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  3. Ian Robinson

    Ian Robinson SlowRobo

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    Enjoyed that ....great pics.

    like the way you packed all your kit. Nice and neat.
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  4. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    You should see my room......not so neat:D I did pack way too much stuff though and will know better for my next trip. The Wolfman bags are great and kept everything nice and dry.
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  5. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Some random pics of BC.

    Vancouver

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    The Vancouver Watershed

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    Sea to Sky Hwy

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    Squamish

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  6. gregdee

    gregdee Motocampist

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    Great report! I really, really, appreciate the HDR shots. Nice work. What program are you using? Do you typically use only 3 exposures with a +/1 eV bracket? Are you layering to get the different effects in different parts of the image? I've played around some using Photomatix but I've never produced anything quite that good.

    Also dig your KLR. I hope to some day get mine looking that nice. Cheers.
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  7. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Hi Greg,

    I find that 3 exposures are enough but have used 5-7, -1,0,+1. I use Photomatrix sometimes but mostly use Photoshop CS5 and Nik Software HDR Efex Pro. Photomatrix tends to have too much effect making the pictures look cool but not so real looking. I sometimes make 2 HDR images at different settings and layer them into one with masking. I'm looking forward to getting the Pentax K5 because it has a all new HDR mode. I have the K10 now.

    I love the KLR and almost have it set up just right for me and it's never let me down in over 20,000 km. Just ordered the Rico Intiminators for the front end and after that it should be perfect. I like the new 2012 KLRs but for off/road I like the older ones and that's what I like doing being off the road on the dirt and if I wipeout it's my fault, not some person who didn't see me coming or even look.

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  8. Davidnft

    Davidnft n00b

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    Amazing photos! Thank you so much for sharing. My 2011 KLR is getting prepped for a ride and after looking at this thread I can hardly contain myself.
    Thank you again. :clap:clap:clap
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  9. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Your going to have nothing but fun and post a picture so we can see your new bike:D
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  10. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Whistler
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    Pemberton

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  11. Ian Robinson

    Ian Robinson SlowRobo

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    Great photos... we don't get mountains like that in our part of the world.
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  12. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Yes were lucky living here with a great mix of terrain from rain forest to very dry.

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  13. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Well we got some nice weather for a change so I got out for a ride scouting for the BCBATR.

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  14. RandoCommando

    RandoCommando Wannabe

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    Damn.
    You have the best playground to ride a KLR in.
    I must get there someday!
    Keep the pics coming.
    They are GREAT! (Tony the Tiger impression)
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  15. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    When the sun comes out it's a great adventure playground.

    Helmet cam.....

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    The fun stops at the snowline........

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  16. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Having some fun off/road.

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  17. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    A few more kms.

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  18. WRC51

    WRC51 Been here awhile

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    Nice pictures and videos, I have been following your trip from the start. Some of the last photos of your local areas on the last few pages are just outstanding, and the KLR is looking good in its Spring colors:D. Thanks, I think I will go for a ride.
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  19. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    The weather here this springs was nothing but rain most everyday........I think it was payback to me because it was sunny everyday for me in Mexico:D It's feels like spring now though and I'm sure enjoying it.

    I went out again this weekend to hopefully make through the higher passes but the snowline is still only at 2000 feet. The pass I was trying to get through the past few weekends rises to 4000 feet so it will still be a few weeks before I make through. Next weekend I'll be trying a different area and hopefully no snow.

    Off at first light......5;30am

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    I met Mike at the coffee shop.

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    The end off the line again.

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  20. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    A ride through part of Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver.

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