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Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Jamie, Jan 2, 2005.
Those rims look pretty slick!
There is a red L4 for sale round these parts for $7k. Tempting.
A few more from a recent trip to the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
That is some fabulous country out there
Last time I was out there was in the early 80's................... have to fix that!
300 miles to Southern Vermont and the Massachusetts Berkshires for some leaf peeping today
Been off the bike for two months now and probably have another two before getting back on. (Shoulder surgery.) Last ride I took was through western and central Mass. Thanks for the pics. (I think.)
From my trip to VT and back this past week.
BigOgre that sucks, sorry to hear that. My rotator cuff was done almost two years ago now. The doc said, "Let's do it now and you can take the Summer off work." Not a rider, that's for sure! I stuck it out 'til Winter, surgery in December and by the following Spring I was ready to ride. Hope you heal up quickly and well!
Mr. Goodkat, that top photo is absolutely amazing. Good bike shots don't always require the whole bike! Your composition, lighting and depth of field are quite masterful, great job!
Yeah, it sucks more than I thought. Had it scheduled for early March but Covid screwed that idea. Couldn't wait any longer so here I am. Foolishly I had NO idea the recovery is what it is but whatever. Thanks for the good wishes.
Thanks! I got my first DSLR camera this past April so I appreciate the compliment. I've really been enjoying myself and like abandoned/URBEX photography also. There is a ton to learn but it's been worth it and rewarding. It's amazing how the simplest of photos can be enhanced or completely changed in Lightroom.
It's funny you mention that I didn't put the whole bike in the picture. At first I always felt like I had to get the whole subject into frame but studying other photographers I realized that's not the case so I've been practicing composition. That said, I feel like for every one good photo I get there's about 10 not-so-good ones. Still, it's a fun hobby and thanks again
I took these the other day when my wife and I went for a ride, you might like them also. I submitted them to ProCycle for this year's calendar contest so we'll see what happens. No VStrom though, sorry. Just the DR with her Himalayan
Ha, I recently sold my DR650 and was also a frequent customer of ProCycle!
More nice work. FWIW, I used to carry around a DSLR and a few extra lenses on every trip, which got to be cumbersome after a while. I have "evolved" into using a Canon G5-X Mk II, which although basically a P&S, is still full-featured and has fantastic image quality. I bought it for my trip to Maine last year and it really worked out well. One thing I had disliked about using a DSLR on the bike, was having to remove my (full-face) helmet to hold the viewfinder up to my eye. Another drawback to the DSLR was changing lenses. Problems solved. And really, the viewing public will never know what camera was used, they only know that they like a certain image. LOL, early this year I got an Honorable Mention at our annual photo contest, for a CELLPHONE pic taken in West Virginia!
Anyway, nice work and good luck with the calendar!
I thought I've seen your handle before so I've no doubt seen it in the DR thread.
I could see having a smaller camera like yours, better than a phone but not as inconvenient as a dslr setup. On a trip a couple weeks ago I brought my D7500 with the 16-80mm and my 70-300. I never got to use the 70-300 and it's a heavy bunch that takes up a lot of real estate in the top case.
My phone can take raw images but I haven't tried editing one yet. I used my phone to take test shots and try different compositions forest. Phones are damn convenient when compared to everything else and are capable for what they are. It seems like the camera is the biggest thing all brands are competing against each other right now.
Richland County, WI today.
Nice! My wife and I live in the UP and have done quite a few motorcycle trips around WI. There is a lot of terrific riding on the western side of the state. There's plenty of hills and nice open roads since the glaciers never flattened the land.
I ride quite a lot in your neighborhood. Most of it in the Hiawatha NF, and the Rapid River/Garden Peninsula/Manistique corridor.
**Sorry for the hijack.
Cool! I grew up in Rapid River so I'm familiar with those areas. Unfortunately I'm not too familiar with the trail systems. I would like to do more adventuring but I'm not confident or rather have my concerns about going deep in the woods alone. Besides my wife and don't have anyone else to ride with
Three of us had a great ride in NC and TN last Friday during the Eastern V-strom Rally including about 50-60 miles of dirt known as the Dirt Cherohala. We were having such a blast, I only got a couple pictures. The next day the weather went to shit!
Covered bridge in Stecoah, NC.