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Old 10-15-2009, 01:22 PM   #2356
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It was a cool campground

maybe a little creepy. Furry monster trees...



a steep drop-off down to the river...





We set up the tent as the sun was going down behind the hills,



Maybe collected a bit too much firewood...



and while I cooked something from a can for dinner... (I can't remember what)



LDF explored the river and took some photos:





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Old 10-15-2009, 01:31 PM   #2357
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Reflecting on the past few days

while sipping our hot cocoa as the cool night air crept in,



we were so grateful to be back on our route... and rather than regret that we hadn't been able to see Crater Lake, and explore some great routes that we had to skip, we talked about how we might be able to incorporate those things into future Mobius trips.

[you know you're doing well, and have absolutely nothing to complain about when your fall-back plan is to ride up the Oregon Coast on Highway 101]

Our stats for the day:



the elevations:



and what happens when you combine LDF + too much firewood + a couple of glasses of wine + almost bedtime =

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Old 10-15-2009, 05:56 PM   #2358
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Hey David,
The video quality is very good. One more question about the vholdr camera... were you shooting on 60fps or HD? Have you decided on what is the best option? Trade-offs?
Thanks again,
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(and it was really great to see the video of you and LDF arriving at the beach, at the end of the TAT, so that we, on our desks, could feel a vicarious sense of accomplishment as well)
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:33 PM   #2359
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...One more question about the vholdr camera... were you shooting on 60fps or HD? Have you decided on what is the best option? Trade-offs?
After testing before the trip, I decided to shoot everything on HD... the only advantage to shooting at 60fps that I can see is that you could present the clip in slow-motion using some post-production software. Wasn't interested in that.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:36 PM   #2360
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:57 AM   #2361
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past the Big Cliff Dam on the North Santiam River,... built in 1954 and recently repaired.



once we past Detroit Lake,


I've driven by these two places so many times on my way home (heading east) or going west to "The Valley", as it's known my side of the Cascades. Seems sorta surreal to see them on a RR written by a guy in NYC.

You guys put in some serious miles on this day, especially so considering you both have stock seats and ran nobby tires . At least you got Blueberry fixed in time to salvage some of the planned routes. Good job!!!
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:06 AM   #2362
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WOW....thanks for your vote of confidence Stuart and all your support on this trip.

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You're welcome. I'm pretty sure that you and David would've been at least as helpful to me if I were riding in your neck of the woods, probably even more so. Glad I could do the little I did. I really believe in the "reap what you sow" thing.
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:07 PM   #2363
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Wow, I'm caught up now. Great report, I enjoyed the sights and the commentary of the west through your eyes. Your routes are great and the report awesome.

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Old 10-17-2009, 04:46 PM   #2364
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Thanks. Well, it looks great in HD. I've made my mind, and will get a vholdr.
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After testing before the trip, I decided to shoot everything on HD... the only advantage to shooting at 60fps that I can see is that you could present the clip in slow-motion using some post-production software. Wasn't interested in that.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:49 PM   #2365
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WOW, Great RR. I want to buy a copy of that book.
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:41 PM   #2366
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New ADV member here. I have been reading this thread for about two weeks now, and love it. Its like a great book.....but with pictures, and about motorcycles..and riding....just does not get better than that.

I am up to page 74...did I say book above..I meant novel.

As many have said.....it's great that you take the time and share the way you( and many ADV members do). Its great for many of us, that would love to take these kind of trips, but can't for whatever reason, to live vicariously through you experiences.

Post 1098........made me feel the need to reply now....
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If that makes any sense at all... let me rephrase: What I wanted was for stuff to work the way it was supposed to. Barring that, I want to be able to fix it in the field. Barring that, I want to be able to live without the thing, and not worry about it. None of that was happening.
That is a man thing....you want things to work like they are supposed to..and get pissed when they do not..ESPECIALLY when you really need them to. That, and wanting people do their jobs and do what they are supposed to. To say I am sympathetic to that line of thinking would be an understatement.

Anyway..looking forward to getting to the end of this thread..but in no rush since almost every post has something cool going on. Rock on and ride safe.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:18 AM   #2367
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Good morning, sunshine...

Time to wake up! For some reason, LDF was not wanting to roll out of the sack. Could have been the cold, could have been the wine... but I figured out a great way to extricate her from the warm sleeping bags...

I open the thermarest valve a crack, and let it slowly deflate while I make my escape.



emerson... that was for you.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:26 AM   #2368
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Wed. Sept. 23, 2009

This was our last day in Oregon, and is the day we got back on track, started heading north again up the Cascade range, past Mt. Jefferson, crossing the Clackamas river, past Timothy Lake, Mount Hood, and eventually stopping at Hood River.

(click on the image for access to larger versions -- try X3 or O)



Not the earliest start of the trip.



at the same time, we should have plenty of time to get to Seattle over the next two days without rushing, even with re-routes and stopping for photos.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:32 AM   #2369
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The temps

became dramatically warmer as we climbed out of the valley.





my routing was going well... we saw this sign,



but fortunately the road I had chosen went through.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:44 AM   #2370
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Up and around

a few more turns,



and we catch sight of this:






Mt. Jefferson, named by Lewis & Clark in 1806 after Pres. T. Jefferson who sponsored their expedition. It has 5 glaciers on it's slopes, and last erupted in 950AD.

The peak rises about a mile above the surrounding terrain, and we're about 15 miles away at this point.

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