~4000 miles, ~17 days, ~9 landmarks, 2 wheels, 1 guy

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by FargAT, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. FargAT

    FargAT Been here awhile

    Jun 7, 2010
    Fargo, ND
    "Just take your bike, your camera gear, and GO", she said. No, she wasn't mad, infuriated, or impacted by some other event of female distraction, at least so I keep telling myself. As with so many other adventures, this one too, started with "famous last words". :evil
    To me, this sounded like a "green light", and in blissful denial, I started to plot my route. Although I have been through all of the landmarks that I envision to pass on my round trip, I haven't yet had a chance to actually stop, unleash the camera gear, and shoot my bloody index finger to a pulp.
    "...and why the hell are you making a ruckus about that, Fargat?!" :puke1
    As this is my first RR, thus far I've merely been a lurker with pesky questions and inadequate input on topics I know remotely little about, I can't expect a lot of inmates to follow me; so let me "wow" you with a few details about the trip; :deal

    The Ride: Concours 14, in 2008 Silver - ya know, the fast(er) color
    The Rider: Photographer, Realtor, Full Time Student
    The Gear: Canon, Sony, Apple, GoPro(s), Drift 170
    The "other" Gear: Tent, Sleeping Bag, (some) Food -- seems to me that this might be a 70/30 ratio in gear. 70 for Camera equipment... :huh
    The Route:

    Some landmarks include:
    - Red Lodge, MT
    - Beartooth Pass (Yes, you may be jealous)
    - Yellowstone National
    - WY canyon carving
    - Arches National
    - Highway 12, UT (Torrey to Bryce)
    - Bryce Canyon & Zion National
    - Grand Canyon
    - San Juan Skyway, CO
    - Rocky Mountain National
    - Mt. Rushmore, SD
    - Badlands, SD
    - ....and then absolutely NOTHING for 500 miles back to Fargo.
    *some of these markers may need to be foregone in the interest of being back home on time

    The time: limited to approx 17 days.
    The mission: return home with as many decent images and video as I can muster.
    The challenge: to get it all done, while finding new angles of overshot locations and somehow cement my claim to miniature fame.
    The idea: well... F ...I don't know what the hell I was thinking when I plotted that map.
    Departure: Lift off should be coming week
    "Reporting": Twitter, Facebook, ADV, and hoping to reactivate my blog before I hit the road.

    Will this work out or completely blow up in my face? Hell if I know...but it's worth trying for it; and after all, let's not forget, the "boss" said "Just GO!". ...... "yes, ma'am". :freaky

    Fargat - Out (for now)
  2. Quint Eastwood

    Quint Eastwood Adventurer

    Jun 20, 2010
    Williamstown, NJ
    Good luck with the trip and be safe.

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