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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,446
Posted By BenZvan
Thanks for giving me a couple extra destinations...

Thanks for giving me a couple extra destinations on my next trip. I agree that Grand Portage is unimpressive; I didn't even stop at the monument and chose to zip by and almost end up in Canada...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-01-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,161
Posted By BenZvan
Good to know!

Good to know!
Forum: Trip Planning 04-01-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,161
Posted By BenZvan
I've wanted to ride The Atlantic Road for a...

I've wanted to ride The Atlantic Road for a while. As long as you're going north, you might as well go all the way north.
https://goo.gl/maps/Psy6E
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 162,626
Posted By BenZvan
That's the truth. I might suggest the Evergreen...

That's the truth. I might suggest the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum though. I've never been there, but it sounds cool.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
As long as I'm filming a silent movie...

As long as I'm filming a silent movie...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Lake Superior North Shore, Oct 2013 Outtakes

I did a lot of editing on these videos. There was road noise, I was talking off-the cuff, and I had the occasional technical issue. As I was editing out all the cars, it occurred to me that it might...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-12-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
I've got one more video to post this weekend. I...

I've got one more video to post this weekend. I had a lot of outtakes, so I put those together. Remember "that guy's got a loud truck" from the first video? Yea, there's a lot more where that came...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
It's supposed to be above freezing every day this...

It's supposed to be above freezing every day this week. Got my appointment at Ducati Minneapolis to get my tires replaced Friday!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
I'd love to be able to ride year-round, but I...

I'd love to be able to ride year-round, but I wouldn't love Texas summers so much, I think.

Speaking of listening to all the motorcycle go by. There I was, filling my tire at the gas station in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Seemed like the ending of the previous video...

Seemed like the ending of the previous video needed an epilogue.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-08-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Hah! That'll be me next time. I tried to do...

Hah! That'll be me next time.

I tried to do an overlay correction on the video, but I should have done a VH1-style pop-up bubble instead. The grouse was the closest sound I managed to find online.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-07-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9,262
Views: 2,885,545
Posted By BenZvan
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3691/12164903083_043...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3691/12164903083_043791f0da_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben-zvan-photography/12164903083/)

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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Not bad. Maybe I'll get back into it now that I...

Not bad. Maybe I'll get back into it now that I have a waterproof camera. And I've had an underwater photoshoot I've wanted to do for years but I just haven't gotten off my butt to do it.
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 162,626
Posted By BenZvan
And people complain about government inefficiency.

And people complain about government inefficiency.
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 162,626
Posted By BenZvan
That right there is going to sell a lot of Tomtom...

That right there is going to sell a lot of Tomtom apps.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
I'd never heard of McCarrans lake. I've been to...

I'd never heard of McCarrans lake. I've been to the quarries in St. Cloud, but the water looked awfully opaque. What's the visibility like in those spots?
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
I've got another video coming tomorrow, but I...

I've got another video coming tomorrow, but I wanted to take a second and switch to another two-wheeled activity. I realize this is completely unrelated but I think it's important so I'm going to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
You speak the truth. I think the type of person...

You speak the truth. I think the type of person to make a lone trip on a motorcycle has to be one of two: the person who is open and friendly and able to talk to anyone, or the person who "shares"...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-05-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Any favorite spots I should add to my itinerary...

Any favorite spots I should add to my itinerary if I ever make it?
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-03-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
I was really surprised at how much frost, slush,...

I was really surprised at how much frost, slush, and snow I encountered in lathe October. My next trip will probably be April or May, so I'll probably find more of the same. I used to go fishing in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-03-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Pukaskwa is sooo on my list of places to go.

Pukaskwa is sooo on my list of places to go.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-01-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
I had a couple videos that included my bike, but...

I had a couple videos that included my bike, but somehow they just ended up being the ones I edited out. I'm working on getting some action cams that I can use to get riding video and I'll definitely...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Part 5

I said at the end of video number 4 that I'd have to make my decision of what to do about my wet clothing. This one explains what I do and why.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Eeek! I was riding out to the campground in...

Eeek! I was riding out to the campground in rainy, opaque darkness. But it was dark enough that I was moving pretty slowly. Thanks for the head up for next time!



I love the area and I'm...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Right after that last video, I rode down to Grand...

Right after that last video, I rode down to Grand Marais...in slush. I stopped for an amazing breakfast, then headed out to Artists Point.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Thanks for reading and watching! I've wanted to...

Thanks for reading and watching! I've wanted to do something like this for a while and I'm glad finally got off my butt and did it. This could become a regular thing.
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 162,626
Posted By BenZvan
My plan was to take Friday off and head north to...

My plan was to take Friday off and head north to the Gunflint Trail, spend Saturday in the MN Arrowhead region, then head back Sunday. Thanks to you, Ewan McGregor and Alton Brown for the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Lake Superior North Shore Part Three

Waking up is hard to do.

Mid-October in Minnesota, frost on the motorcycle, snow on the road. Lots of things didn't go to plan but, for the most part, I planned for them to not go to plan.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Parte the Seconde

What happens when you forget your earplugs? You stop on the side of the road and talk to a camera some more.

This time, I refer to Silver Bay by the wrong name too!

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,582
Posted By BenZvan
Lake Superior North Shore, Oct 2013

Last fall, I managed to sneak away for a weekend and head up to the North Shore of Lake Superior. It was cold and rainy, but it was a good trip.

This video is me getting used to the idea of...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 162,626
Posted By BenZvan
Quick Thread Hijack

First off, congratulations on your anniversary and making your post-op life a good one.

Remember that trip I took back in October when you challenged people to take a day off and ride? I shot some...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 162,626
Posted By BenZvan
Chachi's new foot

Ducati Minneapolis hooked him up with some carbon and a touch of braided steel.
https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1377001_10151627484582085_340477943_n.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 162,626
Posted By BenZvan
I'd eat that.

I'd eat that.
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 162,626
Posted By BenZvan
I do love Hendricks, but I can't give you credit...

I do love Hendricks, but I can't give you credit for that one. You should also check out Bittercube (http://bittercube.com) bitters for some excellent flavors.
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 162,626
Posted By BenZvan
Will do. Thanks. Honestly, I had been planning to...

Will do. Thanks. Honestly, I had been planning to make the trip for a while and ended up doing it last weekend, well after the fall colors had gotten going. I'll have to do a ride report next summer...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 162,626
Posted By BenZvan
I didn't call in sick, per-se, but I did take...

I didn't call in sick, per-se, but I did take Friday off, hop on the bike for the weekend and ride for 700 miles to the north shore of lake superior and back. Had a great time in the rain, snow, and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,153,304
Posted By BenZvan
Best placeholders ever.

Best placeholders ever.
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,153,304
Posted By BenZvan
You need one of the Panigale 799s LINK...

You need one of the Panigale 799s LINK (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=514937301885145&set=a.154230394622506.28536.111914268854119&type=1&theater)
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,153,304
Posted By BenZvan
Cool2 I'm pretty fond of my Springfield XD45. Glock is...

I'm pretty fond of my Springfield XD45. Glock is way too mainstream for me. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,153,304
Posted By BenZvan
I see your point, but you missed the part where...

I see your point, but you missed the part where I'm a perfectionist and didn't think I could do it justice. A lot of that criticism is my own. So I choose to do the things I'm extremely good at and...
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