Riding the TET from MA to NC

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Spinalcracker, May 7, 2013.

  1. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    Off the Blue Ridge Parkway there are all these dirt roads. We were just picking and riding.

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  2. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    I got a Nikon D600 for Christmas from my Sweetie and I have been learning as I go. It has full frame 1080P video which I'm trying to learn. Tons of different settings. I figured out after I took this video that I need to turn off the auto focus and use the tripod with the bigger lens.

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  3. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    My machine tells me the last three videos are "private". Is it true or have the Feds been messing with me again?
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  4. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    I think I fixed it. Went to you tube and changed to public. Let me know if it's fixed
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  5. beemerjim

    beemerjim Been here awhile

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    Yep-they're workin' now. Brings me right back, in fact.
    If it weren't for life getting in the way, I could do that all over again,
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  6. zestymac

    zestymac Been here awhile

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    I think your snake you photographed in post #31 was a Rat Snake. Really common throughout the East...
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  7. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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  8. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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    Here's my latest recap video. This was one of our top days on the dirt.

    You can skip ahead a couple of minutes if you don't want to hear the commentary.

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  9. beemerjim

    beemerjim Been here awhile

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    Excellent compilation Keith! We did get a little of everything that day-including perfect weather.



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  10. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    Great video Keith :clap:clap:clap

    It was great riding with Jim and Keith. I'm a lot slower, ok I'm more of a chicken then them , and they would wait for me to catch up.

    I think I wore out my front brakes on this trip and I don't remember seeing Jim's or Keith's brake light that much :lol3
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  11. Merlin III

    Merlin III Long timer

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    I was turned on to our ride report by a guy at CroMag. Nice ride and report! What is next for you adventurers? We missed you at this years CroMag. Hope to see you guys next year!
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  12. Cattledog1969

    Cattledog1969 Been here awhile

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    When following this route were you using the GPX files for the TET? If so did you run into many closed or gated roads up in the hills and have to back track and re route ??
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  13. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    We got the gpx files from the Laying down the tracks forum and they all seemed fine. We did look at the maps and explored different areas too. But over all no problems.
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  14. Cattledog1969

    Cattledog1969 Been here awhile

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    Ok thank you. Is this the same route that gets you from the Berkshires all the way down to south western Virginia, WV ??
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