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Old 09-01-2014, 04:29 AM   #4846
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Bummer about the potential licence loss Kam. The one consolation that I will offer (looking for a positive here !) is that thankfully none of you were involved in that accident with the chevron sign. I guess it could always be worse if you get my drift.
In the meantime, safe riding and keep the pics coming !

Thanks mate ...you are absolutely right - no matter how shitty things get there is always someone in a worse situation....you only need to watch the news on TV to put everything into perspective.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:35 AM   #4847
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Despite the 'hassle' last week we were back out again yesterday. As well as some of the regulars we had visitors, one from Yorkshire and another from Northern Ireland joining us for day.



Dave, up visiting from Yorkshire - hence the luggage...

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Old 09-01-2014, 06:06 AM   #4848
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Kam,
What position are you in when you take your pics - normal sports bike riding position ? Or do you hold the camera lower and aim loosely ?
The blurring of the road surface gives a nice motion effect.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:33 AM   #4849
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Kam,
What position are you in when you take your pics - normal sports bike riding position ? Or do you hold the camera lower and aim loosely ?
The blurring of the road surface gives a nice motion effect.

Hi, - I like the way a low level shot captures the action better often..so yes sometimes I lie flatter on the tank so I can reach further down ....a bonus on left-handers is the bike is already leaned over giving an even lower angle ...



..and as you have noted, - the closer the camera is to the ground the more the tarmac blurs.....

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Old 09-01-2014, 11:40 AM   #4850
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I rider older, more upright bikes so I'm going to find it harder to get it that low !!
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:07 AM   #4851
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I rider older, more upright bikes so I'm going to find it harder to get it that low !!

Ha ha .... but you will still find it makes quite a difference in angle if you hunch down over the tank and drop your arm straight down alongside the side of the bike to shoot a pic. ...(Not that I am advocating any of this 'shenanigans' to anybody of course.)
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:17 AM   #4852
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A few more from Sunday .... our lunch destination was the Clachaig Inn just off the A82 at Glen Coe....

At the turning...



I sent the others on ...



...whilst I waited for one of our visitors to make sure he didn't miss the turning ...(understandably he had stopped further back to get some pics of the scenery going through Glen Coe).

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Old 09-02-2014, 02:46 AM   #4853
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Tank bag

Loving the photos as always Kam, thank you.

I know its been asked before so apologies but I couldnt find it, who makes that super little tank bag you use please and what is the model name? Got to get one for my bike.
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:20 AM   #4854
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what a fabulous lunch we had at this place

And it is a so beautiful place
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:25 AM   #4855
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Loving the photos as always Kam, thank you.

I know its been asked before so apologies but I couldnt find it, who makes that super little tank bag you use please and what is the model name? Got to get one for my bike.

Cheers Nikki.

The wee tank pad I use is a Hein Gericke one. I have had it for years and love it. It is held on by magnets. so it's easy to just pull off when refuelling or if you stop and want to take it with you during a break. Unfortunately Heine Gericke went bust in the UK last year ...I'm not sure if they are still trading in Europe? But I would imagine manufacturers like 'Oxford' probably make something similar.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:34 AM   #4856
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what a fabulous lunch we had at this place

And it is a so beautiful place

The location at the Clachaig is spectacular ... I always try to stop there if we have visitors to Scotland as the scenery is special.

Sunday...



Lunch outside at the Clachaig...Dave with our two visitors (seated) Keith from Northern Ireland and (another) Dave from Yorkshire.



After lunch - leaving the Clachaig...

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Cheers Nikki.

The wee tank pad I use is a Hein Gericke one. I have had it for years and love it. It is held on by magnets. so it's easy to just pull off when refuelling or if you stop and want to take it with you during a break. Unfortunately Heine Gericke went bust in the UK last year ...I'm not sure if they are still trading in Europe? But I would imagine manufacturers like 'Oxford' probably make something similar.
Thank you very much I'll do some Google searching to see if I can get one from HG Europe such a shame they closed shop in the UK.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:09 AM   #4858
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Ha ha .... but you will still find it makes quite a difference in angle if you hunch down over the tank and drop your arm straight down alongside the side of the bike to shoot a pic. ...(Not that I am advocating any of this 'shenanigans' to anybody of course.)
Great idea....I'll have loads of time to review my pics when I'm laying on the stretcher !!!!
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:29 PM   #4859
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Great idea....I'll have loads of time to review my pics when I'm laying on the stretcher !!!!

Ha ha - No mate ..you should be taking pics, not reviewing them, when you are lying on the stretcher :-


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Old 09-02-2014, 01:40 PM   #4860
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Thank you very much I'll do some Google searching to see if I can get one from HG Europe such a shame they closed shop in the UK.

Nikki, this may be what you are after - on the German hein gericke site :-

http://www.hein-gericke.de/gepack/weichgepack-textil/streetline-tanktasche-speedy-fuer-smartphone.html
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