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Old 06-23-2007, 06:00 PM   #76
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Merci pour partager les bons temps, moto intéressante aussi, plus d'images satisfont.
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:17 PM   #77
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Mike, at the risk of needlessly repeating myself, there's just something about your ride reports that transports me there; the writing, the appreciation for language, the subtle nuances, and of course the fabulous pics.
Thanks for taking us along once more and a nice journey.

Oh ... and one more thing: the clasp of my bangle is loose.

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Old 06-24-2007, 01:14 AM   #78
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Brilliant stuff as ever Mike and I'm now REALLY looking forward to my week in a gite in Normany at the end of August (we would have been there last week but my brother had sex 5˝ years ago ).
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:41 AM   #79
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Brilliant stuff as ever Mike and I'm now REALLY looking forward to my week in a gite in Normany at the end of August (we would have been there last week but my brother had sex 5˝ years ago ).
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:37 AM   #80
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Your commentary flows very well with the pics, Mike.

A most enjoyable read.

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Old 06-25-2007, 01:59 AM   #81
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As always, great pictures and writing Mike. No sign of FD failures? It seems the last one has been better than the one's you had to change.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:59 AM   #82
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As always, great pictures and writing Mike. No sign of FD failures? It seems the last one has been better than the one's you had to change.
Glad you enjoyed the trip kave. FD seems OK since the seal replacement on the way to Alaska last year (*touches wood*)...

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Old 06-25-2007, 11:35 AM   #83
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The main holiday traffic route from Paris to the Mediterranean coast has always had a bottle neck at Millau. Traffic was forced down a steep hill on one side, along the valley floor and then up a hill the other side. With typical Gallic savoir faire, the French Government decided to build a bridge across the gorge…


French savoir faire British designer Norman Foster also did the "gerkin"




Great report as ever Mike they always make me want to get on my bike and ride.

Cheers FBS
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:37 PM   #84
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:15 AM   #85
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A totally charming report Mike. I'm glad you've recovered from your accident in the US. Sylvia, what lenses do you carry with the camera and which is the most used?

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Old 06-26-2007, 12:35 PM   #86
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A totally charming report Mike. I'm glad you've recovered from your accident in the US. Sylvia, what lenses do you carry with the camera and which is the most used?
For the Nikon D200, I carried only one lens on this trip: the 18-200mm digital zoom with vibration reduction. It's a wonderful lens - gives a good wide angle and all the way up to a good zoom. On a trip such as this, leaving the other lenses home saves weight and eliminates the need to change lenses. I miss fewer shots and have fewer problems with dust that way.
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:45 PM   #87
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For the Nikon D200, I carried only one lens on this trip: the 18-200mm digital zoom with vibration reduction.
Are you sure it's digital zoom? :)
Nice pictures btw.
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Are you sure it's digital zoom? :)
Nice pictures btw.
It's a Nikon digital lens... bought as a kit with the D200, from a fellow AdvRider whose family owns a camera store.

Thanks for the compliment on the pics. A photo compliment from Kave is a compliment indeed...
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For the Nikon D200, I carried only one lens on this trip: the 18-200mm digital zoom with vibration reduction. It's a wonderful lens - gives a good wide angle and all the way up to a good zoom. On a trip such as this, leaving the other lenses home saves weight and eliminates the need to change lenses. I miss fewer shots and have fewer problems with dust that way.
Being a film guy, would 18mm dig be equivalent to maybe 28mm on the old format??
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:26 AM   #90
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Being a film guy, would 18mm dig be equivalent to maybe 28mm on the old format??
27mm-300mm equivalent. It's a stunning lens...

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