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Old 03-12-2008, 01:38 AM   #16
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Word "DR" in the title made me click on the RR.
Lucky me !
this TT rocks !
with some very nice pictures in it.

saw u'r using the big tank on the DR. I really need to find one for mine...

kudos to you guys!
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:42 AM   #17
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Way to go, you guys!!! Awesome bikes made even more awesome by the fact they were a sweet deal to boot!

My wife and I absolutely love Death Valley! Call us crazy, but after our 'Vegas' wedding, we promptly found ourselves in Beatty, then explored DV, via Titus Canyon. Of course we were in a 4x4, we are novices to the DS scene too...

Looks like you've wasted no time getting your 'feet wet'... fantastic pictures! Very professional.

Thanks for sharing, and the inspiration to just GO!
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:37 AM   #18
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Great ride !!
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:26 PM   #19
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thanks for all the great comments!

we had a great time. A few posters mentioned how it inspired them to "just GO!!". I couldn't agree more. My buddy and I have a thousand reasons to be occupied with other things than dual-sport camping (though nothing else we'd rather be doing!), and the growing time/family/child/work pressures in our lives have made us begin to drastically hammer out a week here or there, mark it off for a bike trip, then just do it.

Last year we flew to Malaga and rented F650GS's for an incredible 10 days of riding in Andalucia. This year, dual-sport camping in the desert. Next year? Who knows. It doesn't really matter. What matters is that we block a time, and just GO!!

Man I love this stuff! Advrider only feeds the monster...

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Old 03-13-2008, 06:17 AM   #20
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Excellent pictures. My favorites were "Wes' DRZ deep in Titus Canyon" and the water crossing shot.
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:46 PM   #21
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Cool pictures!

What camera did you use?
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:58 PM   #22
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Both Wes and I were shooting with Canon digital SLR's. He had a 20D, I had a Rebel XT. He shot with a 17-40L zoom lens on his 20D, and I alternated between a Sigma 10-20mm ultrawide zoom and a Canon prime 35/f2.0. I carried a 60mm f/2.8 prime macro lens but only used it for a handful of shots.

Both of us were wishing for either a) flip up helmets, or b) TTL Live View. It's a major hassle to de-helmet and unglove every time you stop your bike to take a pic...there may be a new Rebel or a 40D in my future for this reason alone, as I can't seem to find a flip that fits my head anything like my Arai Astral-X.

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Old 03-22-2008, 05:52 PM   #23
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beautiful quality photos. i went riding in death valley for the first time last month, and i'll definitely be back. you could probably spend 2 or 3 weeks there and not come close to hitting all the trails and seeing all the cool stuff.
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:04 PM   #24
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Yep, that's a multivan. Here's an Australian site with details. At today's exchange rates, you're looking at 50K+ retail.

Ahh, the downfall of the dollar. Think I'll start searching CL for mid 80's Voyagers instead.
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:13 PM   #25
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This picture is amazing. Its got a weird curve to it. Very nice

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Old 03-23-2008, 04:12 PM   #26
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Nice ride!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:28 PM   #27
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Thanks for the ride report. I want a DR350.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:10 PM   #28
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Tank Panniers

Hi, great trip photos!!! Well done! My girlfriend has a question for you about your tank panniers. She's wondering if they would fit on her new 950 ktm adventure? Could you PM me a close up photo or two in high resolution (for her), and direct us to a website/link where we can buy them. Cheers!
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:54 AM   #29
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wow guys ! there are some amazing photos in there. it's good to see that you just make a time and do it. it's the only way i reckon.
Where you come from is gone. Where you thought you were going, Was never there. Where you are, Ain't no good unless you can get away from it.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:59 AM   #30
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Excellent photos, sounds like you guys had a blast. The DR350 is an fun little bike. I sold mine a week or so ago.
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