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Old 06-30-2013, 07:55 AM   #16516
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Good luck with that!

Yep, testing some hydration concepts and also some water purification ideas. Might camp overnight at the Sonora caverns. Have done border runs before in July, will be adding a dirt component this time from Langtry to Sonora/Ozona. It will be a hot mofo! I'll be in a full perforated suit as well.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:55 AM   #16517
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I didn't take this one. I grabbed it off Facebook from another rider. It looks like he took it with a cell phone.
You know the scenery is fab when a cell phone can make it look dramatic!
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:57 AM   #16518
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It will be a hot mofo!
Just get your hot mofo mojo going!
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:57 AM   #16519
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, the mountain loop SW of Cd. Vic.

Your thoughts?


It's about like riding through the Smoky Mountains except that you will be fighting big double-trailer trucks.











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Old 06-30-2013, 07:58 AM   #16520
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But honestly, some of those drugs numb a person to the point where I honestly think that tequila in a flask would do the same thing.
If you look closely in the video, you can see my tequila flask separate from my body armor during the crash
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:16 AM   #16521
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Compared to the picture quality of a lot of the other photos, I think my my Pentax WG-1 point and shoot takes great photos. Waterproof and ruggedized too.

This morning I've been looking at these on Amazon.com

Edit: pulled the trigger on the Pentax WG-3 with GPS. Orange color to find it in the dirt.

There are other models out now too that they make, some with GPS

From a use standpoint - that carabiner clip is huge to "keeping the camera handy"

The other tip is to use a fingerless glove on your shooting hand

Mileage may vary, but I find one doesn't take near the number of photos when the camera is anywhere but on the rider's body, ready to use. Eliminating the need to take off a glove to operate it is just as huge a factor.

How many times have we said, or heard other say, "I didn't stop to take near the number of pics I should have"

And, if there are no pics, it didn't happen

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Old 06-30-2013, 08:20 AM   #16522
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Now that is way cool!
I need to see that in person...
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:28 AM   #16523
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I need to see that in person...
It will not happen on your 1200GSA
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:15 AM   #16524
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It will not happen on your 1200GSA
Shoot, walk in the park, (I mean Sierra Madre)... don't be dissing on the two wheel Hum-Vee...
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #16525
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I have not met Richard in person. I see he is also a Ranger School graduate. Figures. I wonder what class.
Mike, are you a Ranger also? Just wonder'in - I'm from the north side, between The Woodlands and Conroe off 1488. Would like to buy your a beer sometime and extract some mexican adventure stories!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:10 AM   #16526
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This morning I've been looking at these on Amazon.com

Edit: pulled the trigger on the Pentax WG-3 with GPS. Orange color to find it in the dirt.

There are other models out now too that they make, some with GPS

From a use standpoint - that carabiner clip is huge to "keeping the camera handy"

The other tip is to use a fingerless glove on your shooting hand

Mileage may vary, but I find one doesn't take near the number of photos when the camera is anywhere but on the rider's body, ready to use. Eliminating the need to take off a glove to operate it is just as huge a factor.

How many times have we said, or heard other say, "I didn't stop to take near the number of pics I should have"

And, if there are no pics, it didn't happen


The freaking technology in photography is changing so fast that it's not funny.

I took the bulk of my photos 10 years ago with two $800, 8 megapixel cameras that had a 10x zoom. Today those cameras are about $50 on eBay and the replacement in Nikon's lineup is a 22x zoom, 18 megapixel camera with GPS for $350.

Quite a bit of professional video is being taken with GoPro cameras and reporters are using iPhones, so a person can get adequate results with those simple tools.

But you are right Trice, the #1 camera is the one that you have handy.

It's too bad that the GoPro looks like a nasty tumor when mounted to a helmet because I could see a real interest in a helmet camera that would allow a person to look at something, photograph it, and review the results on a remote monitor.

One of the competing helmet cam makers (Contour maybe?) has a model with GPS and I always thought that would be handy. Inevitably when you take a long trip and review your photos later you find things that are interesting but then a person is left scratching their head trying to remember where they saw something.

That Pentax looks really nice BTW. I used to carry a water-resistant Pentax 35mm film camera in my briefcase and I got more interesting photos out of it than I did with my more expensive film camera simply because it was always with me and handy.




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Old 06-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #16527
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Christ! Someone forgot to install the Armco guard rail!

Stuff like that makes a pretty good case for those Christini all wheel drive motorcycles.

And a parachute.





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Old 06-30-2013, 10:40 AM   #16528
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John - this is some type of GPS dealio in the pic on your bike? - What's the deal?

Or is it an anti-tank missile canister disguised as a surveyor GPS?
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:35 AM   #16529
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John - this is some type of GPS dealio in the pic on your bike? - What's the deal?

Or is it an anti-tank missile canister disguised as a surveyor GPS?

Early satellite tracker. I mounted it on a PVC mast in order to get it above the duffle bag that was on top of the top box.

It's amazing how technology has changed over the years. I've got a new Spot that I have never used and even the earlier Spots are being phased out in favor of two way Spot communicators.


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Old 06-30-2013, 03:10 PM   #16530
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You are safer on the route depicted (85/40) in Mexico than on I-35 in the US.

IMO you could put a dirt bike on a pickup and come to Durango next summer to do the Ruta ATV and be fine.

Lots of presence on the highways (Federales) and the route depicted can be done in 2 easy days.
Im doing that next year!
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