Way out West - Canada to Central America

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Motojournalism, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. roddy409

    roddy409 Adventurer

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    Hi Anton.. Just a few quick words of thanks! I've read this RR off and on for more than a year and I really enjoy your photography and writing style. Yours is one of the best stories on here and I do envy your travels. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to document your trip so well and thoroughly. :freaky

    Roddy
  2. Solo Gato

    Solo Gato oh great, what now?

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    dang- fan tastic.
  3. macgart

    macgart johnny mac

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    Glad to see you posting some new pics. Your work is very inspirational. I bought your e-books and refer back to them periodically for info and ideas.

    I did a bunch of local riding this year with my camera to blend my hobbies. I posted some of my stuff from the fall in a pics section. If you're interested
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=735462

    Keep up the good work. I really love your recent B&W shots.
  4. Eagletalon

    Eagletalon Been here awhile

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    I found this RR about a week ago and was able to finally read the whole report including your North Carolina trip. It has been an amazing read and the pictures were more than all of us could ask for.

    Later
    John
  5. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Great BLOG and you are one awesome photographer!:clap
  6. Snirt-MT

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    Thanks for the awesome FDNY shots, really really great!
  7. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    Oh, cool - haven't checked-in for a while - great to see folks are still discovering the ride report! :ricky

    Thanks for dropping by Margus! I'll have to give that Tri-X 320 a shot. There's something about the real film and the complete lack of control of the Lomo LC-A that just works. (I'd love to pick up an Olympus XA though)

    (Hey guys check out the Interview with Margus & Kariina of From Estonia With Love if you want some serious photography talk)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/antontrax/6261373437/" title="P1340023.jpg by Motojournalism.com, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6224/6261373437_c2a2870bd3_b.jpg" width="1024" height="576" alt="P1340023.jpg"></a>

    The bike is pretty much away for the season, but I've got a motorcycle project that should keep me busy for the winter.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/antontrax/6261199441/" title="DSC_0101.jpg by Motojournalism.com, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6119/6261199441_2290130087_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="DSC_0101.jpg"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/antontrax/6261938836/" title="P1330902.jpg by Motojournalism.com, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6033/6261938836_78ebda5d51_b.jpg" width="1024" height="576" alt="P1330902.jpg"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/antontrax/6261936212/" title="P1330908.jpg by Motojournalism.com, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6115/6261936212_36a13048d8_b.jpg" width="1024" height="576" alt="P1330908.jpg"></a>

    The project will be a documentary on two well-heeled motorcycle riders I know. I'm deep in the edit now - not sure when it will be "released to the public" but keep an eye on my blog for news. It's gonna be a long winter!

    <object width="800" height="450"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=30524695&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=00adef&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autoplay=0&amp;loop=0" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=30524695&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=00adef&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autoplay=0&amp;loop=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="800" height="450"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/30524695">Motojournalism - Documentary teaser</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2945091">Anthony - Motojournalism.com</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  8. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  9. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    damn I need to learn how to edit and even make better videos!....:eek1
  10. ruthness

    ruthness n00b

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    Anton, just discovered your ride report and spent the weekend reading it. Incredible photography and story! Thank you for bringing us all some inspiration.
  11. tsiklonaut

    tsiklonaut the (in)famous boxer perv

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    Too late for Kodak Tri-X 320 - I just tryed to get a batch for myself without any success from the shops I got it before and I see Kodak now only makes 320 for 4x5" now. :cry Only Tri-X 400 for 35mm or 120 medium format. I hope they've just run out and a new batch will come in the future (but just a fool's hope in the digital age :lol3). Meanwhile I'll stick to Ilford Delta 400.

    PS: That Olympus XA looks great!
  12. OldPete2112

    OldPete2112 Been here awhile

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    Ok, for the record, YOU SUCK. :jerko

    YOU, are responsible for keeping me awake very late at night for the past week reading your darned ride report. I think I may be suffering from a severe lack of sleep, and I could have the right to sue for you some, not sure what, but if we lived in the USA I am sure the lawyers could come up with SOMETHING.

    The only reason I kept reading the entire report was because you are a fellow Vancouver Islander, and I felt obligated to find out where they heck you were going and what was going to happen.

    Because of you now, I feel that my current ZX14 is going to have to share the garage sooner with a dual sport of some flavour. I had never really had any interest in going south to Mexico or beyond until I read this ride report.

    Now look at how much money you are going to cost me. I have no option but to actually ride to all those places to see if your photos are really an accurate portrayal of the locations posted. I know that the ones that are local to me seem real enough, but with these fancy photo shop programs these days, I MUST investigate all of these areas to determine if the photos are real or not. At least that is what I am going to tell the wife.

    Anton, this ride report is the definitive portrayal of an EPIC ride report. Thank you for the hours of entertainment, the insight to new places, the unabashedly real exposure of the places that you have traveled to, and the people that have shared their lives, homes, and countries with you.

    And now I HAVE to buy your books and try to learn a bit more about how to get some use out of the cameras that I have, and the next step up when I am ready for them. No sense going places unless you are able to record them for you own memories in a fashion that will do them justice.

    I have bookmarked your Blogs, and will continue to read this ride report as updates are available.

    Thank you once again for taking us along for the ride, and teaching us a bit along the way. If you get out this way to ride sometime, drop me a line, lunch at the Coastal Cafe in Renfew or the Wickaninnish Inn Tofino is on me, always a spare room here or room to pitch a tent.

    Ride safe,
    Pete
  13. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    :rofl

    You ain't the first one to say that on this ride report Pete :freaky

    Thing about the money is, if you spin it right (stuff in storage, no rent or rent out your house etc.) it actually costs less to travel than it does to hold down a full-time job :norton

    Of course you can't keep that up forever, and it will be more difficult if you have family obligations etc. but my point is that money isn't the biggest obstacle. I think disruption to the "routine" and the uncertainty of what you will do when you get back from a long trip is the big fear to overcome.

    Damn straight I'll make it back to The Island, that's home for sure! I'll be sure to look you up!
  14. 520

    520 Nut Up Or Shut Up

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    Anton you are an inspiration.:clap Thank you so much for bringing us along. Keep the shiny...I mean dirty side up:D.
  15. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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    Hello Anton! Just to tell you that you using my name and I will have to call my lawyer and see if I can sue you for that! Also you ride reports keeping me awake for many hours at night. I will sue for it too!!!:lol3
    Very truly yours Anton.
  16. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    I need some mountains and some ocean - time to head... West.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/antontrax/9227536188/" title="DSC_2810.jpg by Motojournalism.com, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/9227536188_c4eb93d609_b.jpg" width="1024" height="684" alt="DSC_2810.jpg"></a>

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  17. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    You are welcome to crash here in Reno.
  18. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Sweet!!!! :lurk

    Looks identical to my buddy's KLR fairing mod.

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  19. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    OK, bear with me, going to see if it's possible to type a decent update with the Tapatalk app on my iPod touch...

    ...

    OK. Just spent 8 minutes to type two sentences. Deleted those. Will have to cut to the chase!

    Twitter better for brief on the road updates. Possible to automate twitter to post tweets here in this ride report? Let me know if you know...

    Looks like it might be possible to do the reverse and tweet an ADV post. Not ideal.

    In brief: LEDs arrived last minute. Installed day before departure. "Crack, poof!" Smoke from battery When starter hit! Frustration and grumpiness ensue. Beer follows to reduce grump factor. Brain grinds overnight. Realize battery terminals filthy. Clean up, bike starts!

    Off to ElRohos place to reinstall lights. Everything A OK. Stopped now to visit Smilin' Ed. Heading as far west as possible tomorrow am. Aiming for aerostitch warehouse in a few days
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  20. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Safe Travels bro, Can't wait to ride with you!

    What lights did you end up getting?