GWN Winter Riding Photo Gallery

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by vegasphotog, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I never seem to have trouble with my little road camera, as far as the mechanisms go.

    It's a Konica-Minolta X20, and all the mechanisms are inside, in a periscope configuration.

    You're right the KLR doesn't have much power overhead. The Burgman
    has twice the alternator the KLR does, I believe 480 watts.

    Today, I found a 12 volt baby bottle warmer at Canadian tire that
    looks like it should keep the camera warm perfectly. I think it's 13 watts?

    I'll let you know how it works out, if it does, I can always send you up one, and you can buy me a beer some time.


    Anyway, be back later, just headed out the door.
  2. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Cool Ron! Is that you heat-troller comin out the top of your tank bag?

    If your camer has moving parts a lot of time it'll have grease in them that doesn't work very well in the cold. You may be able to have it replaced with better stuff by a camera repairman.

    I've gone to a Pentax Optio W10 because the lens DOES NOT extend when using the telephoto. A good friend recommended it as he said most problems with the point and shoots IS from the extending lenses. Plus on the Option it has the large view back like many point and shoots. It's totally submersible too!

    Here's a shot of me from my ride down the Arm last Wed taken by a fellow ice climber I ran into. See ya, Mark H.

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  3. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Yo Mark... what's that breath deflector you've got there? Looks like a good one.
  4. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    Most dedicated sled helmets have a breath deflector, usually velcros right in.
    I just found mine the other day in a totally unexpected place. Found the boot dryer in another totally unexpected place, same with the little milkhouse heater I was looking for. Apparently, I need a better system! :lol3
  5. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    It comes with the Scorpion helmet winter kit. Notice the electric cord comin outta the left part of the visor too. The kit also includes a special chin curtain that is oversize but has a vented part at the front for the deflected exhaled breath.

    There's a product called a Foggy Respro Breath Guard that is sold in shops that's very similar and has been around for a while.
  6. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Ok, quit yer yakkin, and start postin the pics, dammit!!!!

    I'll start.
    'Scuse the darkness.

    Or help a poor Canuckstian out, and brighten it up for me.
    Damn.

    Taken tonight.
  7. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    Hey Ron-what time does it get dark in your area?

    We're getting dark 4:30ish these days, give or take.
  8. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer Supporter

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    Hey Mr. photog - send them Canada boys a couple Studly Stickers on me.
  9. lukex

    lukex Adventurer

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  10. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    We rode in at about 4:30, and it was just after dark....

    scary cause of those deer type varmints!
  11. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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  12. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    of the bikes. This time upright
  13. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I don't wanna hog too much bandwidth, and can't remember my FTP server password! Too bad, I got some great pics today!

    The actual crash site.
  14. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    That's cool Ron! Those ol Grumman Avenger's were one of my favorite planes back when I used to build models. Cool lookin.

    So how was the trail back to it in the winter?

    See ya, Mark H.
  15. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Really slippery! There was a few places where it was just glare ice,
    and it was sunny out, so it was slippery as hell.

    I'm really impressed with the Kenda 270's on ice and snow, unfortunately Steve was running mostly worn out K761's and was having a hell of a time keeping the bike upright.
  16. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Took the XRL out to the mine today.These water crossings are frozen,but not enough to support the bike.Half way across the rear wheel busts thru...

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  17. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Some great views along the way,the water in the pit is not frozen yet.

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  18. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Riding to steep rock lake,which is skimmed over with ice.It cooled off the last few nights,a some lakes are sealed over now.

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  19. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    Wow....great, great pix you guys....with this huge windstrom we have had, I have not ridden in 10 days and jonesing bad. Your pix bought me one more day. THANKS!:clap
  20. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Riding on snow/ice greatly improves my riding skill.Sometimes the rear wheel would break loose,unexpectedly during engine breaking closing the throttle too much.No studs,and a Pirelli M60 on the back.

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