Journal of my motography travels… (Home for the Holidays)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by black 8, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. black 8

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    Thanks Brian... I'm in convo with Win already...

    As for the pirates in VA, I'll probably stop by in the spring when I make my way back...
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    if ya need anything in the dallas area, ill put you in touch with my brother. hell have a spot for a tent, a nice dog to pet, and 2 kids to drive ya nuts. but also red rider bb guns to shoot. (what else does an uncle buy a 5 yr old?)
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  3. B10Dave

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    Safe travels Rudy. Have a good visit with your parents. Cherish them while they are still with us. Careful with the "mom's" cooking. The Monkey has a weight limit.:thumb
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  4. black 8

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    Thanks again Colby for your offer, I always appreciate them. My route takes me a little further north so I can take advantage of the cooler riding weather. The southern route temps are still in the mid-90s...

    Thanks Dave, will do... Already thought about it and that's why I shipped my workout clothes to FL (literally)... :lol3
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  5. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    All the best on this one Rudy!

    Family is, well, family. Priority one.

    Possibly you'll take a pic or two and share here, we'll be watching!


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  6. Wierdrider

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    Safe travels Rudy.
    You should do a nice family portrait of your whole family while you’re there, not that I need to tell you that. What long lens do you shoot with?
    I got out for a short ride yesterday. I met up with a friend I hadn’t seen for a while. You guys would like her! CCE9C3E6-D650-4810-91B9-232AF0189492.jpeg I then meandered home via Honey Springs, Mother Grundy TT to Lyons Valley. I’ve got some great roads to ride real close by. This was shot on Mother Grundy.
    Cheers,
    Jim
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  7. black 8

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    Thanks Sam... yup, definitely some motography going on...

    Hey Jim... we've tried getting all of us together at the same time but one sibling seems to be out of the loop each time...

    I use a 28-300mm so I don't have to keep swapping lenses... cuts down on the dust getting onto the mirror and the sensor...

    I had this ride planned down south to Otay Mtn truck trail, Marron Valley Rd, Honey Springs, Japatul Valley Rd, and up to Mt Laguna... another day perhaps when I get back...

    keep the rubber side down Sam & Jim...

    :beer


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  8. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way... Supporter

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    two exceptional photo's Jim!
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  9. Wierdrider

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    That 28-300 is supposed to quite a solid lens. Yes, let’s ride when you get back.:thumb
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    Safe travels Rudy. Being with family hits home with me for sure. I lost my father in March, both my aunts, a good friend and my Shepherd this year. Been really rough. I was just in York beach Maine a couple weeks ago. My Sister and her husband arranged a burial at sea for all including my Grand parents. Father and Grand father got Honor Guard dockside before boat departed. A truly amazing and beautiful day with closure for all. Sorry for the hijack. Just all this wonderful talk about parents and loved ones made me open up. Wish you all the best! Eric
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    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    While it's tough to post while on the road, especially when boon docking,

    looking forward to getting those travel updates!

    Hope all is well out there Rudy.

    :ricky
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  12. Pete Pilot

    Pete Pilot Been here awhile

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    The 3 little ones in the barn are: DRZ (440) for dirt roads and f.s.r roads, wr250r ( Baja) ttr230 ( well trails). Used to have a dr650. Did Alaska and 4 Mexico trips with it. Thinking might wrap another dr in Xmas paper and sneak it into the garage. Anyway small bikes are the most fun. I am enjoying the ride along. Keep the photos coming. O, do note where I live. Baja be very long way from here. Take Care Petepilot
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  13. black 8

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    Eric,

    So sorry to hear about your loss...

    2020 is turning out to be a really bad year in more ways than one, specially the family aspect. All we can do is cherish the ones we love; all day, every day...

    You and Steph stay safe my friend...

    Rudy
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    I’m always up for a ride... :thumb
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    Thanks for checking in Sam.

    All is well, I left on Tuesday and I’m currently camping in Lake El Reno RV Park, OK... beautiful setting out here. That’s the bad thing about no WiFi... and the usual go-to hotspots like McD’s is non existent... I’m strictly iPhoning it...

    I can scratch “Standin’ on the Corner” in Winslow, AZ... off the bucket list...

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    I’ll be meandering my way to Bossier City, LA tomorrow...

    I’ll post the RR once I get to Kissimmee...

    Rudy
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  16. black 8

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    Small bikes rule...

    There is so much fun to be had on them that some will never know unless they get on one...

    Will do Pete

    Rudy
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    ~ 20 Oct 2020

    ~ POD: Ride the Pines to Palm Hwy, see some ancient desert figures, ride on London Bridge, go see some donkeys, and get nostalgic...

    While I love to get out on adventures, it's always bittersweet leaving home and being away from the family. My last sight leaving home is always Mrs. B8 closing the garage door as I pull away knowing that I'll be gone from a couple of days to a few months…


    gloomy morning headed east... I was testing out the manual setting on the GoPro for a sense of movement...
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    view from the top of the Pines to Palms Hwy...
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    Palm Desert down below and the reason I wanted to ride this stretch of road...
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    then it was off to Blythe Intaglios...
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    the Big Maria Mountain range...
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    I've always heard of Lake Havasu but never been so I thought I'd check it out.

    stopped at the Havasu Springs area to take in the sights...
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    the stretch of green is the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge...
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    glamour shot...
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    Lake Havasu is home to the actual London Bridge... wait what???

    Basically in the early 60s, the British discovered the 130 year old bridge was sinking into the Thames River due to modern day traffic (where we got the old nursery rhyme "London Bridge is falling down...") So in steps Richard P McCaullough, industrialist and founder of Lake Havasu, purchased the old bridge and had it moved brick-by-brick to Lake Havasu to promote his new community.

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    had to ride over it...
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  20. Wierdrider

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    Thanks for sharing Rudy, good stuff.
    It’s all about the journey :beer