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Old 05-10-2010, 05:20 AM   #1
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Shortcut to Mother's Day Breakfast

I love going to Mom's this time of year, the snow's gone from the lower elevations and Balsam root yellow flowers cover the hillsides.

I have a choice to make when I go; 45 miles of decent slab; 16 from the upper HR Valley then 21 on I-84 in the Gorge to The Dalles and 8 miles out Mill Creek Rd.

OR............ 31 miles of THIS:














I paused on top of this Butte above Mill Creek Valley for a good Hour. The contrast in the sky was too poor for Photobucket to fix, so I drew in Mt. Hood so you could share a little of what it was like up there yesterday.








I might get a little wet here. I hope I don't end up with a picture like one of Mortimercickle's famous bike shots.






Then on Pinemont (FS16). This one lane paver goes straight to Heaven







I was thinking about some of you, tho...

Some Yellow Bells for Bug Sister,


Said "Hi" to Grampa for OregonSage. Is this the right Parkdale Cemetery?




And the Kids waiting for me when I get home.




Oh my doG, I love Spring here.
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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COOL!!!!



If I could make a suggestion....

Something you can do, to help see the 'hill', is point the camera high so it wants to focus way out there, ie: on the mountain, keep your finger on the trigger, pan down and when you get over the area you want in the photo, pull the trigger...(note: The KTM in the foreground won't be as in focus but, the detail of the 'hill' will be seen!)

Just a suggestion....
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:29 PM   #3
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Nice pics, looks like a good trip.




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I might get a little wet here. I hope I don't end up with a picture like one of Mortimercickle's famous bike shots.
Would you believe I came out of that deal with only about one teaspoon of water in one boot? Of course had I been on the 950, my corpse would probably still be lurking somewhere in the bottom.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:56 PM   #4
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I was thinking about some of you, tho...
Some Yellow Bells for Bug Sister,

Good ride report and thanks for taking time to capture a few flowers.


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And the Kids waiting for me when I get home.



Oh my doG, I love Spring here.
You have some mighty fine looking kids there.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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Nice scenery!

Thanks for sharing. I love the name of your Bike. Has a familiar ring to it.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:11 AM   #6
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If I could make a suggestion....

Something you can do, to help see the 'hill', is point the camera high so it wants to focus way out there, ie: on the mountain, keep your finger on the trigger, pan down and when you get over the area you want in the photo, pull the trigger...(note: The KTM in the foreground won't be as in focus but, the detail of the 'hill' will be seen!)

Just a suggestion....
I'll try that. It was so bright, I couldn't even see the LCD display well enough to know I had taken such bad pictures. But the KTM not in focus............I don't know about that part

Next time I'm taking the GOOD camera, instead of the cheapo insta-digi-matic.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:14 AM   #7
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Thanks for sharing. I love the name of your Bike. Has a familiar ring to it.
Katy M is not my bike. She's my MISTRESS .
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