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Old 12-10-2012, 10:01 AM   #6766
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Awesome report Mark - you crack me up...

Looks like you and Bill had a great time!

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Me and Bash3r got out a couple weekends ago and had a hoot finding stuff.

The full story is here

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/2MissouriFallRide.htm

But here is a little video that Bill took that will give you a hint of all the fun we had.
Bill is a wiz with this video stuff.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #6767
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Happy 50th Birthday Royal Coachman!

Welcome to the club Glen

It sounds like it is Happy B-Day to both you guys! (and welcome to the club, which has a limited life time membership from here on out) Enjoy
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:12 AM   #6768
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It sounds like it is Happy B-Day to both you guys! (and welcome to the club, which has a limited life time membership from here on out) Enjoy
Yep we share a great day.....and year!

Where were you in '62.........
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #6769
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Me and Bash3r got out a couple weekends ago and had a hoot finding stuff.

The full story is here

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/2MissouriFallRide.htm

But here is a little video that Bill took that will give you a hint of all the fun we had.
Bill is a wiz with this video stuff.

Nice report, I wish I would have hung around for that B&B. Did the lady look at you guy's funny when you checked in?
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:18 PM   #6770
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Nice report, I wish I would have hung around for that B&B. Did the lady look at you guy's funny when you checked in?
Nope.. she was the sweetest lady.. heck I offered to pay for the room for for some "unknown" reason my CC wouldn't work.. so, money bags BigDog had to foot the bill... I'm just wondering if she really tried my CC or just wanted the old guy to pay

BigDog.... I bet we find ourselves back at that place in the distant near future... that was great, wasn't as nice as Loggers Lake but we made do
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #6771
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Nice report, I wish I would have hung around for that B&B. Did the lady look at you guy's funny when you checked in?
Not at all---she was so nice. Real old fashion gal and her son helped us get settled. She seemed sheepish about asking us $60---and then said "Is that OK" ????

Then her son didn't know how to run the credit card machine and if we didn't have the full cash------he said that it would be OK if we didn't have it all.

Really nice people.

I do remember her saying she charges by the person----but seemed that charge was negotiable or not set in stone ????
The house was completely and I mean completely furnished--full kitchen with everything you'd have in your kitchen minus the actual food. Super comfy living room-----3 bedroom---nice front enclosed porch-----2 story. 2 bathrooms---one bath/shower. 2 carports to keep bikes or cars under.

Clean as a pin.

I may have gotten a cheaper rate---cause I told her we just wanted a place to sleep and wouldn't being messing up the kitchen or anything else for that matter.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #6772
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Hey Bash3r - I'm going to get one of the Sport video cameras...thinking the Contour Roam2. The only thing i don't like about it is it doesn't have a removable battery.

$250 is my limit for something that might spank a rock or tree.......is there something better out there?

I don't like the boxie design of the GoPro's but if they are better I can compromise.

Let me know your thoughts....Thanks
Hey Gary.... yea I hear you about the battery.. I carry 3 GoPro batteries with me, I can be charging off the bike while using one, and I know I'll never run out. For that price point, if you can get passed the boxy design, the GoPro really does have the best quality, I wouldn't get anything older than a GoPro Hero2. Now that the Hero3 has come out, you will find HD2's for a good price! I use mine for a lot of other stuff besides helmet cam footage...

Here's my GoPro Hero2 on my Jib with my HDSLR.. I can view the video feed from the GoPro on my iPhone as a remote monitor as well as remote control it. This is huge for other video shoots I do..



The Hero3 has built-in WiFi.. the Hero2 has to have the Wifi-BacPac.. I may upgrade to the Hero3 soon :) Here's my WiFi remote:



And here's a few on my iPhone..



If you have the extra $$ the Hero3 is smaller & lighter.. The Contour's are nice too, I just prefer the GoPro's because the quality and versatility to be used more than a helmet cam for my needs.

Good luck!
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #6773
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Yep we share a great day.....and year!

Where were you in '62.........
Holy cow Gary, I'm a little slow on the uptake. Didn't realize it was your birthday too!
Hope you and Glen both had good ones! I'm knocking on the door of the next decade. Ha.
When are you just going to pull the trigger on a bike? Good deals out there..
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:37 PM   #6774
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I have to say the adventue and pictures I just read and saw were awesome. Thumper.... thank you! I am new to the Adventure riding and hope to meet some of you someday and share great adventures and experiences.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:55 AM   #6775
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Hey Gary.... yea I hear you about the battery.. I carry 3 GoPro batteries with me, I can be charging off the bike while using one, and I know I'll never run out. For that price point, if you can get passed the boxy design, the GoPro really does have the best quality, I wouldn't get anything older than a GoPro Hero2. Now that the Hero3 has come out, you will find HD2's for a good price! I use mine for a lot of other stuff besides helmet cam footage....

Good luck!
Thanks Bill - I'm going to go with the GoPro Hero3 White edition after mucho research and reading....

Good Starter Camera....

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I have to say the adventue and pictures I just read and saw were awesome. Thumper.... thank you! I am new to the Adventure riding and hope to meet some of you someday and share great adventures and experiences.
Welcome - I have to say being on this board and riding with a bunch of these guys has literally been some of the best times of my life.

That all day ride with BigDog, Mizzou Rider, and others when I swamped my bike way down south close to dark was one of them. Thinking about riding back in the dark on the gravel dodging bats and the dead raccoon still cracks me up.

That was one of those days that will stay in the memory bank.

I just need to get another bike......
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:38 PM   #6776
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It will work all the same on the mtn bike......at least for now

You never know........

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If you by a helmet cam Gary----remember you're going to have to have a motorsickle to go under it

Maybe I should just give you my KLR-------nobody wants it anyway----------------------"NOT"

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:16 PM   #6777
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Couple pix of the high and dry Tower Rock 12-3-12

Pictures taken from the south so a little deceiving. It isn't out of the water that far. I read that originally there were three of these 'towers'. Two of them were blasted down and hauled away for rock. Too bad. You are seeing the remains of them in these couple of pix.





Two miles of gravel bar that is typically underwater



I think I saw Tom Sawyer initials carved in this. Seeing some dry after being under water.



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Old 12-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #6778
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Thanks Bill - I'm going to go with the GoPro Hero3 White edition after mucho research and reading....

Good Starter Camera....



Welcome - I have to say being on this board and riding with a bunch of these guys has literally been some of the best times of my life.

That all day ride with BigDog, Mizzou Rider, and others when I swamped my bike way down south close to dark was one of them. Thinking about riding back in the dark on the gravel dodging bats and the dead raccoon still cracks me up.

That was one of those days that will stay in the memory bank.

I just need to get another bike......


Thank you for the Welcome. I look forward to getting to know you guys and have some good times. If you guys ever get together for a weekend ride let me know. I'm in Mexico, but will travel.....
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #6779
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By any chance did that bridge in the background carry a pipeline? Wife and I were riding southern Il. and seen one.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #6780
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By any chance did that bridge in the background carry a pipeline? Wife and I were riding southern Il. and seen one.
It's not a bridge---or a traditional bridge you can travel on anyway.

It's only purpose is to support 2 ------30" natural gas lines.

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