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Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:45 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By BrianF
The Home Stretch

Upon hearing about the earthquake back home in Napa, I sped up my itinerary a bit. Off to Imogene.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8655/16638796195_ecf0f95f98_b.jpg


Turns out our cats were...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
I do not approve of this message. :cry

I do not approve of this message. :cry
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 36,852
Posted By BrianF
Hot damn!

Great work. :clap
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Satiate the masses!

The HDR carousel is about to spin even faster.

Back over Cinnamon and into Animas Forks. Just in time for a rain storm. Facepalm.
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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
I knew you'd check in eventually. Welcome to the...

I knew you'd check in eventually. Welcome to the party. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Used to be that you had to go down to the street...

Used to be that you had to go down to the street corner to find her, now she's all over the damn place. :bmwrider indeed.




Thanks, Juan.

I work in public relations at a winery here in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Case in point. Just playing to the audience.

Case in point. Just playing to the audience.
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
99% of these were shot RAW with a beat-up Canon...

99% of these were shot RAW with a beat-up Canon T2i using the standard 18-55mm kit lens (the rest with the 55-250mm ES-F). Riding trashes camera equipment too much to use nice stuff -- I normally...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
More!

I spent the next 6 days wandering the San Juans. Iíve lost track of what day Iím on and my maps are numbered wrong. I make lots of mistakes.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Less working, more posting

See, it did. No one interesting wakes up after the sun has risen. Some are even still awake.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/16638973731_14d9d46f5d_b.jpg

How’s the saying go…rainbow at...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Any time other than when I went. :D

Any time other than when I went. :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Back at it like a crack addict

Sufficiently recovered from Schofield, it was time to get lost on Cement Creek. See map below for proof of stupidity.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8664/15992895864_5a83a0bc9c_b.jpg


I failed...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Thanks. It's Cottonwood Lake Campground. ...

Thanks. It's Cottonwood Lake Campground.

Here:

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Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Only one way to find out!

Only one way to find out!
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
But wait, there's more!

Day 18 and 19 don’t exist. Got new tires at Mountain Tech Yamaha in B.V. (great shop). I also may have discovered margarita otter pops.
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Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Back to it!

Waking up’s easy when you know this is outside your tent. Or when you’re freezing to death. Hot tea is gonna be so…oh wait.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8679/16429891309_1f09e9a320_b.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
A forgetful Day 13. Weston. 4 Mike's Hard...

A forgetful Day 13. Weston. 4 Mike's Hard Lemonades in a Leadville laundromat. Camp in the rain, drink cheap red wine. I'M SO ALOOOOOONE :cry

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
On to “Mike” Medano Pass the next morning. This...

On to “Mike” Medano Pass the next morning. This looks like a good place to get stuck…and it was.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8657/16406149578_29328d4bbf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qZKNFU)

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
haha I knew someone would ask this. A nearby...

haha I knew someone would ask this. A nearby RVer/Broncos fan had a hotspot (satellite I think) set up. He saw my Seahawks tee so we traded some [partially true] riding stories and talked about Super...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Thanks man, that's a compliment that means a lot...

Thanks man, that's a compliment that means a lot to me. In terms of HDR I like to mix it up -- some realistic, some surreal, some subtle, some blown out. I think it makes things more interesting,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Omission

Random pic I forgot to add to Day 1.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/15760453@N03/16585602902" title="Courthouse GoPro by brian_fairleigh, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Thanks! I start to get nervous at around...

Thanks!

I start to get nervous at around 180 miles. My longest is 216 miles. 74mpg if I recall correctly.
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Friday bonus post (so I don't have to do real work)

Up early for the hoof to Hermit. My favorite ride of the trip.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/15760453@N03/16438888565" title="Hermit Trail by brian_fairleigh, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
My half-wit mind can only come up with so many...

My half-wit mind can only come up with so many slightly witty captions per day.

Trying to do 2 posts per weekday.



This was late July through August. So far it was easy going. Eventually I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Argentine was good. Really good. I didnít even...

Argentine was good. Really good. I didnít even crash. That much.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/15760453@N03/16437688441" title="Argentine Trail by brian_fairleigh, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
If you don’t like the weather, wait 3 minutes. Or...

If you don’t like the weather, wait 3 minutes. Or descend 3000 feet.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/15819442483_af64995d42_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/15760453@N03/15819442483)

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
I assume this is a photography...

I assume this is a photography philosophy/critique question?

To each his own, good sir.
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Depends on which way you're going. If you go up...

Depends on which way you're going. If you go up 62 you can hit this route here: https://goo.gl/maps/zfRPv

That was my alternate but I chose to go up toward Silver Jack then into Montrose --...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
With all gear and fluids, just shy of 400 -- as...

With all gear and fluids, just shy of 400 -- as measured with two bathroom scales. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Rick! Good to see you on here man. I definitely...

Rick! Good to see you on here man. I definitely don't "ultralight" as you know. Corkscrews, bottles of wine, cigar cutters etc.

Let's get a Spring ride going on VFRD for sure. We did a great one...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Thanks! I use HDRsoft Photomatix Pro 5.0 64 bit. ...

Thanks! I use HDRsoft Photomatix Pro 5.0 64 bit.

It's got a nice mix of creative/realistic presets, plus easy adjustability of tone compression, lighting, detail contrast etc. It aligns and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Me too, oddly enough. :evil

Me too, oddly enough. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Routine: up early every morning. Pack quickly and...

Routine: up early every morning. Pack quickly and hit the road to find a quiet spot to have tea. Smell the roses.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/15760453@N03/16250861739" title="Day 2 tea...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
Day 1 starts at Telluride Airport. Slept in the...

Day 1 starts at Telluride Airport. Slept in the truck while it poured all night. An ominous beginning, but I set off undeterred. Last Dollar Road's up first.

<a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,546
Posted By BrianF
The State of Alone - A Colorado Adventure Photo Journal

A 2014 summer's tale of one idiot with no friends, a WR250R pack mule, and a leaky tent -- as told through the lens of a cheap DSLR that won't autofocus. 34 days of solitude, scenery, and aimless...
Forum: The Rockies Ė It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,967
Posted By BrianF
Dang. Not what I wanted to hear, but at least I...

Dang. Not what I wanted to hear, but at least I know it's accurate. Thanks.

Phantom is open now according to Inciweb. Been following that pretty closely too.
Forum: The Rockies Ė It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,967
Posted By BrianF
Wicked Thanks for posting that map link. I'm a...

Thanks for posting that map link.

I'm a flatlander who will be riding around Colorado during August -- and Gold Camp/Old Stage was on my route. Would I be correct in saying there is no direct...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9,332
Views: 1,549,376
Posted By BrianF
1290 Super Duke R > all other bikes ...

1290 Super Duke R > all other bikes

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/brian_fairleigh/KTM1290SuperDuke_zpsf4ca105e.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,971
Posted By BrianF
Surprised there's been no mention of a current...

Surprised there's been no mention of a current model that's near impossible for dealers to move.

In all honestly, I don't like mine much at all -- heavy and lacking soul. But seemingly every other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 47,652
Views: 9,743,942
Posted By BrianF
Dang, I wish I'd known these were in development....

Dang, I wish I'd known these were in development. They look much nicer than Happy Trail SL. Do you know if the WR version will have 3 mounting points? Two doesn't seem like much to hold a rotopax and...
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