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Old 05-27-2004, 06:47 AM   #16
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Total OLD SCHOOL road trip! No GPS, no GSAdv size tank, no hard cases....niiiiiiice.
COOL and thanks, I think I have the custom user title I've been looking for (Old School Adventurer)

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Thanks & Good point. If I'm going to kack prematurely I want it to be doing something I love and aspire to do, not something stupid like driving my auto to work, not being alert while biking or through failing health (The healthier you are the quicker you die. Good reason to stay in shape).
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Old 05-28-2004, 08:17 AM   #17
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Suprise in the middle of the night

Las Vegas Trip Report addition:

I almost forget this one and figured it’s worth adding -> It’s about 1:00 in the morning and I just took off from Vegas about 12 hours ago. I’ve been flying along the interstate and making good time but I was beat. I pull into a small wayside, I think just across the Colorado western border off I70. The wayside was on a nice little lake with a walking trail along it. It had one big parking lot with no segregation between the Trucker parking area and the auto parking along the edge. As usual there were a bunch of trucks parked, I was the only thing parked in the auto area and as usual I parked at the far end. I took off my helmet and gloves and did my big stretch thing, I’m sure I looked cashed. I took a little hike along the lake and was almost considering crashing for a bit but didn’t like the idea of my bike being out in the open. I walk back to the bike and before I knew it an 18 wheeler came charging up to the auto parking area perpendicular to the auto slots and directly at me with there head lights blinding me. The rig stopped about 5 feet from me and my bike. I did a straighten up WOW thing and waved to the totally black windshield of the truck. The truck paused for a moment then backed up about 10 feet with there head lights still on. I couldn’t understand why, there were open truck spots but whatever. I look away for a moment then noticed the dome light inside the truck come on. I see a nice looking brown faced woman behind the wheel. I always try to fit in social adventures with my cycle cruises so of course I walk over to the truck, the window rolls down, ………………………………………… …………………………………….
I’ve never writer fiction on this site but boy the fiction wheels were turning at this point. We had a nice chat & I graciously declined the kind offer and proceeded to climb back on the bike. Sometimes I can’t believe how much fun life can be!

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Old 05-28-2004, 09:07 AM   #18
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Great report Cave dude!! Some of the best trips I ever took were on my Dyna Superglide, man I miss that bike.
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:34 AM   #19
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You're so money!! Good to see that Vegas had some sweet babies!!
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:35 AM   #20
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Old 05-29-2004, 03:51 AM   #21
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Awesome ride report! The pics are awesome, how many days were you travelling? With all the "ST" bikes here its nice to see something different once in a while, proving that you dont have to have all the goodies to have loads of fun!

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Old 05-31-2004, 08:03 PM   #22
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You're so money!!
If you mean came from it, for sure No. If you mean make a lot of it, also No. When I talk about social adventure I’m coming from a Northern Hillbilly background. I guess everyone is interesting to me. I am a DINK and I’m a firm believer in when you have a chance and feel like a Rock Star, Act like a Rock Star!
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Awesome ride report! The pics are awesome, how many days were you travelling?
Great & thanks. 11 days out.
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Old 06-01-2004, 01:00 AM   #23
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Excellent ride report! A Harley ADV bike, nice.
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:08 PM   #24
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Hey, what about that first pic! Now I wish I had a good digital camera.
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:40 PM   #25
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:53 PM   #26
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Hey, what about that first pic!...
Okay, since you asked...
1. The best lighting happened probably about 30min to an hour before this photo was taken.

2. Too much tarmac, not enough subject.

3. Get closer to the Luxor and make it the primary object triangulated with 2 lessor objects.

Otherwise an excellent photo.
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Old 08-26-2004, 07:22 AM   #27
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Okay, since you asked...
1. The best lighting happened probably about 30min to an hour before this photo was taken.

2. Too much tarmac, not enough subject.

3. Get closer to the Luxor and make it the primary object triangulated with 2 lessor objects.

Otherwise an excellent photo.
Thanks for the comments. It sounds like you know the lingo.
Do you think this would have been a better shot, not so grainy, if I had a digital camera with a big (diameter) lens? I love taking low light shots but all my digital stuff turn out dim and grainy.
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Old 08-26-2004, 07:33 AM   #28
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Thanks for the comments. It sounds like you know the lingo.
Do you think this would have been a better shot, not so grainy, if I had a digital camera with a big (diameter) lens? I love taking low light shots but all my digital stuff turn out dim and grainy.
Don't mean to jump in on your question, but if your camera has a manual exposure setting you could have set a longer shutter speed for a brighter picture. You need staedy hands or somewhere to rest the camera for longer exposures though. You can always tweak these pics with basic digital imaging software anyway.

One tip is to try and avoid putting the main subject of the pic smack bang in the middle of the frame. Do a web search for info on the "rule of thirds".

Still a great pic though.
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Old 08-26-2004, 07:52 AM   #29
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Okay, since you asked...
1. The best lighting happened probably about 30min to an hour before this photo was taken.

2. Too much tarmac, not enough subject.

3. Get closer to the Luxor and make it the primary object triangulated with 2 lessor objects.

Otherwise an excellent photo.
If the image was cropped to remove some of the tarmac and you used the lines of the pyramid to draw the eye to the lighted tip (now positioned out of the center of the frame to add a touch of dynamic), you might get this:
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Old 08-26-2004, 08:59 AM   #30
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If the image was cropped to remove some of the tarmac and you used the lines of the pyramid to draw the eye to the lighted tip (now positioned out of the center of the frame to add a touch of dynamic), you might get this:
O WOW, I like it!
I don't have a manual shutter speed adjust, I just turn off the flash and have the auto-adjust do it's thing. Maybe a tri-pod would have helped the grainy look.
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