'You are going to die' ....

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Kamchat, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    Thanks ...glad to trigger some memories for you :D

    One of my own sons had a heart operation at Yorkhill... it is a humbling place to visit .... if I ever find myself feeling sorry for myself I always try to remember Yorkhill and the kids there ... many of them truly have been dealt a 'sh*tty hand' in life - fighting cancer ...yet often with a smile on their faces. :bow



    Stopping for a pic on the amazingly twisty road from Dunkeld to Blairgowrie..
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  2. Kamchat

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    Wow! Thank you! :thumb Glad you like them so much.

    No the camera is not fixed ..it is held in my left hand. Most of the time when out on a rideout the camera stays in my rucksack. But when I decide to get some pics I stop, remove my left glove and swap it for the camera . I know riding without a glove is not a good idea but I can't work the camera buttons otherwise (I am toying with the idea of cutting the end of one finger off a glove so I can stay protected but still work the camera buttons). The camera is clipped to a lanyard round my neck (this allows me to drop the camera should I suddenly need to use both hands on the controls in an emergency) I then just ride with my right hand working the throttle and brake and countersteering combined with using the rest of my body to lean the bike round bends. My main concentration is on the road ahead ... using peripheral vision to see what I am doing with the camera ..... or if glancing down to check the camera using peripheral vision to keep and eye on the road.
    Between pics I stuff the camera down the front of my jacket which I leave partly unzipped.

    Hope this all makes sense ... let me know if you want any more info.

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  3. Kamchat

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    Sarah and David
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  4. 2laneblacktop

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    Most excellent thread !! :thumb



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  5. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    Thanks for the most excellent response ! :D

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  6. jeckyll

    jeckyll Kneedragger

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    Some great photos, makes me miss my sportbike!

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  7. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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  8. ADVwanaB

    ADVwanaB BOLD NEW AVATAR

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    A85 incident again ..this is what happens when car-driving tourists stop in the middle of the road, without indicating ..and dither over whether to pull into a layby or not! :huh

    i felt bad for Glen and Sara, until about page 8 where you basically tell the world you are an irresponsible rider riding at illegal speeds and have a police officer with you as well.
    Not that i have never done it myself however through the twisty s, you should know better and have control over your bike. It sounds to me like it was not the tourists fault.
    You never know what will happen, and guess what,, shit happens.
    my guess is you were blasting around and when the tourist stopped,,, Glen and Sara couldn't.
    A stray dog could have killed you just as easily.
  9. jackanory

    jackanory I am Jack's wasted life

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    geez... I think somebody got some pee-soaked wheaties this morning...
  10. ADVwanaB

    ADVwanaB BOLD NEW AVATAR

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    No,, i just see way too often bikers on sport bikes zipping in and out of traffic at twice the speed limit without thinking of what can happen.
    i especially like seeing a group of guys on sport bikes practicing their 60+ mph wheelies and stopies, on the highway during rush hour.
    I can't tell you how many times i have been passed on both sides of me at the same time by sport bikes literally flying in and out of traffic. And if they crash, it's someone elses fault, for cutting in front of the biker.
    Now that being said,,,,, dragging a knee is awesome.
    dragging a knee around a bend blind, speeding,,, and then you have to get your brakes locked up or go off roading,,,, well that's just plain dumb.. in my opinion, to blame the tourist for being in the middle of the road.
  11. Kamchat

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    Nice bit of 'trolling' my friend .:evil ... sorry, but I ain't playing your game .... you weren't there ...you know virtually nothing about the incident... sounds like you are in the perfect position to judge who was to blame! Lol! :deal
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    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Great pictures! Thanks for the work of sharing! Too bad the world is so full of those whom know all and do nothing. :lol3 Seems like a Know all finds his way into near most ride reports. :puke1
  13. hummel

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    Perfect reply:clap . Enjoying the photos etc .Might bump into you this year,a few of us ride the same roads regularly too_On a mixture of bikes ,me on a ktm950adv.
    Anyway well done.
  14. Kamchat

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    Thanks .. time to buy another? :D

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  15. Kamchat

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    Thanks for saying so. :thumb

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  16. Kamchat

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    Thanks for that ... yep, the internets just wouldn't be the internets without a few 'armchair experts' to keep us all in check! :lol3


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  17. Kamchat

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    Excellent! ... If you spot us out and about ..probably at the Green Welly, Inveraray or Oban front ..please come over and say 'hi'. :thumb

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  18. Vixen

    Vixen Been here awhile

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    good eye! Killboy has put a shot of me on his front page a few times. :norton

    No plans for an overseas trip this year.....we're heading west late May this year. 2 wonderful weeks of rocky mountain riding........can't wait! Swapping sounds like a great idea, but likewise for you...if the dragon gets too tempting we have a room for you & your girlfriend and would be happy to show you many many more great roads in the area. :freaky

    LOVE the blue & white classic colours.....you're shots are just amazing! Keep them coming please! :clap
  19. Kamchat

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    I love this pic ..so much going on. It was taken on the narrow and twisty A814 Garelochhead to Arrochar ..Due to a major accident on the main A82 route north all the traffic was being rerouted down this narrow road ..the police were operating a 7 mile contraflow ..with each end having to wait in turn to use the road ...but someone messed up 'big style' and just a few miles up the road we met the other traffic heading south ...chaos ensued with coaches and caravans unable to squeeze past each other .. 5 miles of madness .. most folk were stuck there for many hours ... luckily bikes were able to filter through ..but even then it took ages to do the 5 miles as we kept coming up against blockages and incidents. [​IMG]
  20. Kamchat

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    'Front page of 'Killboy'' !- Respect! :clap

    I will definately be in touch if we manage to get across the pond and do the Dragon. Likewise if you get to Scotland. Swapping sounds great ..but we would miss out on going riding with you guys - which sounds like it would be a blast!:D

    Many thanks again. :thumb


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