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Old 09-05-2010, 08:02 PM   #121
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I take what i said about rain gear back, we were flirting with rain this day, but i dont think we got wet. I keep confusing cinnamon pass with california pass which we did in the future.

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Old 09-05-2010, 08:52 PM   #122
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Great ride report, guys. I was up there a week before you got there. Hey, The yellow dodge truck parked at the engineer pass road belongs to Ron Skeen. A terrific guy, he rides his 4 wheeler up there alot. He likes yellow.

Anyway, great photos. what camera?

Thanks!

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Oliver has a Canon PowerShot D10, an awesome waterproof point and shoot camera. Perfect for adventure riding.

I have a Canon 40D SLR.

But any camera takes pictures, taking good pictures isn't something gadgets can do :P
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:09 PM   #123
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This is by far the best adventure riding camera I have found. It is affordable, reliable and rugged. The battery life is awesome, on a couple occasions I used one battery for over 500 pictures over several days on a single charge.

Some stats for the Canon Powershot D10
- 12.1 mega-pixels
- image stabilization
- 16 gig flash card (not included)
- shock proof to 4ft (dropped it a few times already)
- waterproof to 33ft (even saltwater)
- freeze-proof
- dust proof
- oh yeah, the lanyard detaches and re-attaches in a second to any corner!



The mirror kinda created a double image... It has a self timer too

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Old 09-06-2010, 07:59 AM   #124
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Unfortunately we eventually had to come off Cinnamon Pass and start heading home. The ride down towards Animas Forks was pleasant and the light from the setting sun accentuated the bold terrain of the mountains.













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Old 09-06-2010, 12:34 PM   #125
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Some pics of Chris coming down the mountain.












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Old 09-06-2010, 04:22 PM   #126
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On the way back we were riding on the Animas River trail that connects Animas Forks and Silverton. It is very easy and there are lots of things to see.

There was this cool snow bridge... If you look closely you can see the water flowing under the snow! It was hard to get a good picture since it was so far away in low light.







Here you can see some avalanche tracks. I'm pretty sure this is where snow took out a bunch of trees when it came crashing down.


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Old 09-06-2010, 04:27 PM   #127
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There were some cool mining stuff along the way too, this sure looks like that vampire cave in the movie "From Dusk Till Dawn" but Chris was trying to tell me it was an ore processing station.







This old bucket was frozen in space and time... It was hanging right over the middle of the road. I wonder if they will just let it hang there until it falls on its own



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Old 09-06-2010, 05:27 PM   #128
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Oliver going down towards Animas Forks.

Pictures don't do this valley justice.




and of course, we've got our Cinnamon Pee shot.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:20 PM   #129
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Probably why I have done 95% of my rides solo is when you do travel with someone they may be cool but you eventually learn they will sprint for the camera when you are taking a leak instead of enjoying the scenery...


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Old 09-06-2010, 06:38 PM   #130
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You could always use a remote, or the timer to shoot those bathroom break pics on the solo rides. :)
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:45 PM   #131
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welcome to colorado

ENDERTHEXin colorado,,,,..wow just the day before yesterday i was telling stu fellow inmate about looking up Hayduke in salida,,took him on quick spin to my evans via scenic byways,,,

the fellow can ride,,,and your're onthe other side of the hill so to speak,,,

well,i'll extend an invitatition to ya ,,ya won't regret cruising by....

all the node points,,are below...fly well n fat in the meantime

here's link to one of your favorite threads:
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and another so ya can see what ya may finfd when ya git here
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ps: we could even check your bearings
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:52 PM   #132
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You could always use a remote, or the timer to shoot those bathroom break pics on the solo rides. :)
haha, true... I could probably document my own private moments much better than Chris does. I don't know why I gave him my camera pics unedited...






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Google Earth looking towards East. Engineer Pass is on the left and Cinnamon is on the right.




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Old 09-06-2010, 09:58 PM   #133
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ENDERTHEXin colorado,,,,..wow just the day before yesterday i was telling stu fellow inmate about looking up Hayduke in salida,,took him on quick spin to my evans via scenic byways,,,

the fellow can ride,,,and your're onthe other side of the hill so to speak,,,

well,i'll extend an invitatition to ya ,,ya won't regret cruising by....

all the node points,,are below...fly well n fat in the meantime

here's link to one of your favorite threads:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1154

and another so ya can see what ya may finfd when ya git here
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=3276

soon
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ps: we could even check your bearings

Hey Woody!

Well when we were in Colorado my wheel bearings were far from my mind but I definitely haven't forgotten them. I check them about every 2k miles or when I take my rear wheel off.

Now that we are back in Texas and trying to write up this report I am keeping tabs on all the threads on the new F800GS forum to make sure I keep my bike up to date.


When we get back to Colorado I will pay you a visit, I hope to be back as soon as the next season's snow melts!
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:06 AM   #134
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The next morning we were in good spirits. I started making breakfast and Chris can't wait to get some juicy bacon. We had brought my small charcoal grill to do some of the cooking with in case the campfire was not ready in time.







Chris doing his best impression of the GS...
Or maybe he always looks like this and the GS is doing an impression of him


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Old 09-07-2010, 12:01 PM   #135
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And of course, Oliver takes a wee



I think my BMW impression is damned good, if I may say so. I've been practicing that face in the mirror for months now. Its front page material if you ask me.
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