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Old 04-28-2012, 01:11 PM   #16
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Williams, AZ is a neat town. I haven't been in the deer farm, but nearby Bearizona is really cool.
Bearizona?!
I'm putting it on my list...
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:58 PM   #17
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Great pics & vid

Thoroughly enjoyed the pics and the video. There was one spot in the video where the camera was facing you from the side, then swung around the side to the front while you were riding. How'd you do that?

So I ride an Aprilia too; an RSVR Factory. I'm usually good for about 400 miles then my back is DUST.

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Old 04-28-2012, 11:47 PM   #18
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There was one spot in the video where the camera was facing you from the side, then swung around the side to the front while you were riding. How'd you do that?
If you've seen the movie Chronicle, then you would know how that was done. Just kidding. I was holding the camera with my left hand. Disorienting, Huh? BTW that movie trailer doesn't really show the neat effect used to film that movie. The main character was controlling the camera with his mind.

I've always lusted after those RSVR Factory Aprilias, but the Futura fits me better. 500 miles is easy on the Futura, and I've done more than 900 miles in a single day.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:37 AM   #19
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Great photos Dave. I was in this very location for a sunset in September 1987. I've been thinking about going back there lately. Your post is an inspiration. Thanks!

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Old 04-30-2012, 03:19 AM   #20
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Interesting ride report as usual along with fantastic photos.
Thanks for taking the time to post it.
But what happened to your sidekick Matthew?
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:31 AM   #21
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Absolutely stunning photos! I wish my skills were anywhere near that good. GC and Arizona in general seems like an endless wealth of photo opportunities. About 15 years ago, my cousin was the airport manager at GC. He had a picture window in his livingroom, (the State owned the house), that overlooked the airfield and out to the North Rim. Everytime I visited, it seemed there were pictures just waiting to be captured from that vantage point.

Thanks for taking us along.

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:55 PM   #22
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #23
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Great pics. The wife and I did Denver to the North Rim last August on my 1976 Goldwing. Had temps from 104 to 54 within half an hour. I mounted a GoPro on the crash bar for the trip - I was pleased with the results:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stB2pIsbWVc
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:03 PM   #24
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:08 PM   #25
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Thanks for the new replies, everyone!


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But what happened to your sidekick Matthew?
Good question. Matthew was excited about going on this little day ride, until I told him how far it would be and how late we would be riding into the dark. He declined, claiming he needed sleep before school on Monday. I'll get him out on another ride soon.



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Great pics. The wife and I did Denver to the North Rim last August on my 1976 Goldwing. Had temps from 104 to 54 within half an hour. I mounted a GoPro on the crash bar for the trip - I was pleased with the results:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stB2pIsbWVc
Nice job on the video Larry. I enjoyed it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:47 AM   #26
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You sir take amazing photographes. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:49 AM   #27
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Hey Dave, loved the RR and the photos were stunning! Your first video was great too. Another area of wide open spaces, stunning views, and sweet riding to put on my list. Please keep the stories and images coming. Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:33 PM   #28
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Great report Dave - Wow we were just out in Sedona all last week and rode all over. Thank you for the previous track reports and 2 up tips via PM (Jerome-Perkinsville RD) as my wife and I had a phenomenal time. My photos won't compare to yours but I really like my little Nikon shockproof/waterproof camera. It went through heck and back over the 5 days we rode.

I can't wait to return to AZ! The Grand Canyon and Sedona are one of a kind for ADV riding!

Our RR below.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=787725

I'd also like to know what you use to process your photos so feel free to PM my any time.

We love California, but Northern AZ was heaven. All smiles man...

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #29
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Thanks CanuckAME and SparkyL.

chrish4ku, Your RR was fun. Glad you 2 enjoyed your time in Arizona.


I took the Aprilia out with a new helmet camera on some local desert twisties.
Here is my 2nd attempt at putting together a short film. Enjoy!
(It's available in full HD if you've got the speed.)




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Old 05-08-2012, 05:22 PM   #30
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Outstanding. Thanks from the Great Lakes region for the report and pics!! What camera do you use?
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