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Old 01-19-2014, 01:20 PM   #20026
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I ran into him once in San Miguel de Allende quite by accident.

He came over and sat down next to me during dinner at a photoshoot that BMW did in the Ocala Nat. Forest many years ago. I had been taking my time and taking photos while several others were playing boy racer and his comment to me was "I like your attitude!"

Nice guy. Bright and perceptive.

EIther in his book or he told me in person why he quit wandering the planet after 10 years and I remember that lesson and took it to heart.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:31 PM   #20027
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I had been taking my time and taking photos while several others were playing boy racer and his comment to me was "I like your attitude!"


Photography & motorcycles - that's a great passion to share

Mark883 is, I recently discovered, someone (like MikeMike) you could also sit there all day and talk both subjects with.

Helge does take quite the setup with him all over the world.

He's not a point and shoot camera type of guy.

Edit: I found Pedersen's camera bag-on-a-motorcycle piece



It may only interest photography/motorcycle combo buffs like John, Mike, and Mark, but it should be interesting to anyone who thought bringing quality camera gear on long distance trips isn't something one can do.

It's a lot of expensive gear that he manages not to break, lose, or get stolen. Yet.

I'm sure what he does for a living is more work than it appears, but again, to be able to combine photography and moto touring and get paid for it - color me bright green!

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Old 01-19-2014, 02:05 PM   #20028
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Photography & motorcycles - that's a great passion to share

Mark883 is, I recently discovered, someone (like MikeMike) you could also sit there all day and talk both subjects with.

Helge does take quite the setup with him all over the world.

He's not a point and shoot camera type of guy.

Edit: I found Pedersen's camera bag-on-a-motorcycle piece



It may only interest photography/motorcycle combo buffs like John, Mike, and Mark, but it should be interesting to anyone who thought bringing quality camera gear on long distance trips isn't something one can do.

It's a lot of expensive gear that he manages not to break, lose, or get stolen. Yet.

I'm sure what he does for a living is more work than it appears, but again, to be able to combine photography and moto touring and get paid for it - color me bright green!
I've talked to a few guides and M/C tour operators and they all agree the whining, snivelling, bitching and unreasonable attitudes of some of their guests can be quite trying.

It's not all romance
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #20029
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...the whining, snivelling, bitching and unreasonable attitudes....
Reminds me of how a few inmates here have described their marriages

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Old 01-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #20030
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I've talked to a few guides and M/C tour operators and they all agree the whining, snivelling, bitching and unreasonable attitudes of some of their guests can be quite trying.

It's not all romance
And sometimes they show up here to bitch and moan about stuff that happened
on a tour over 14 years ago. Truly amazing.
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:30 PM   #20031
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And sometimes they show up here to bitch and moan about stuff that happened
on a tour over 14 years ago. Truly amazing.

Don't be a dick. Again.
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:34 PM   #20032
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Photography & motorcycles - that's a great passion to share

Mark883 is, I recently discovered, someone (like MikeMike) you could also sit there all day and talk both subjects with.

Helge does take quite the setup with him all over the world.

He's not a point and shoot camera type of guy.

Edit: I found Pedersen's camera bag-on-a-motorcycle piece



It may only interest photography/motorcycle combo buffs like John, Mike, and Mark, but it should be interesting to anyone who thought bringing quality camera gear on long distance trips isn't something one can do.

It's a lot of expensive gear that he manages not to break, lose, or get stolen. Yet.

I'm sure what he does for a living is more work than it appears, but again, to be able to combine photography and moto touring and get paid for it - color me bright green!

Wasn't he a professional photographer before he got into serious touring?
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:50 PM   #20033
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Wasn't he a professional photographer before he got into serious touring?
I believe you are correct John

Here's how he signs his GlobeRiders letters:

Helge Pedersen - Founder
Photographer, Journalist, Traveler

Mike & Mark & others prove you can take great photos on a motorcycle trip without all the gear the pros take.

Either one has the eye for a photograph or one doesn't. A great camera setup can give you more options and "creative control", but it won't make a great photo for you.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:05 PM   #20034
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De pata de perro sabe todo

I believe on this:
"Cuando te toca... aunque te quites"
"Cuando no te toca... aunque te pongas"

but I still of course do a constant upgrade of my oun risk management..



on the bright side, I always carry on my pannier a weapon that would defeat any road side bandido.... a 12pk of Coronas bien frias...

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Old 01-19-2014, 03:08 PM   #20035
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Mike & Mark & others prove you can take great photos on a motorcycle trip without all the gear the pros take.

Mr. Oyster would probably be the expert on this conversation.

Watching CNN and reality shows a ton of production these days is done with cell phones and GoPros.

The other side of the coin is that I shot a ton of printworthy stuff a decade ago with a couple of 8 megapixel cameras with a 10x zoom. Today the same manufacturer offers an 18megapixel 42x zoom camera for about $200 less.

With a zoom and resolution like that it would seem to open up a ton of opportunities to bring distant objects up close and personal, but I wonder how often you'd have to drag a tripod of monopod with you.

Look into Google Glass in a few years. My gut feeling is that is going to revolutionize the sort of touring and story telling that we do whether it's on a personal or amateur level or for any sort of pro travel production.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:08 PM   #20036
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:21 PM   #20037
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Don't be a dick. Again.
So the first to resort to name-calling wins, eh?

If that's the case I must concede to you the victory and settle for logging miles and miles and miles in Mexico as my sole consolation.

Ya know, this losing thing is kinda working for me.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:47 PM   #20038
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on the bright side, I always carry on my pannier a weapon that would defeat any road side bandido.... a 12pk of Coronas bien frias...


I know the inmates who agree - KTM and the Broncos, it's the season of the Orange



Go Broncos!
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:53 PM   #20039
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Arte's latest ride report is another excellent tale:

A one week ride, McAllen TX - Chiapas Mex.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:06 PM   #20040
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I believe on this:
"Cuando te toca... aunque te quites"
"Cuando no te toca... aunque te pongas"

but I still of course do a constant upgrade of my oun risk management..



on the bright side, I always carry on my pannier a weapon that would defeat any road side bandido.... a 12pk of Coronas bien frias...

Que caballo bueno Arte.
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