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Riding => 2017 Maxi Scoot Meet Up => Topic started by: Maggie on September 04, 2017, 02:33:55 AM



Title: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 04, 2017, 02:33:55 AM
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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: CathyN on September 04, 2017, 02:54:26 AM
My friend Dorothy and I drive to Copper Falls SP near Mellon, WI today got up to about 78 and sunny.


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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Steve_YYZ on September 04, 2017, 09:53:01 AM
Well I made I up from Toronto to Sault Ste Marie Sunday with the first let up to Sudbury entirely in moderate to heavy rain. Not fun at all....

However once I made my turn west at Sudbury conditions improved nicely.

The World's Biggest Nickel is located in Sudbury, and as you can see, this far north the fall colours are just staring to make an appearance in some places. Really pretty scenery.

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 04, 2017, 11:24:37 AM
Great pictures Cathy and Steve!


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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: sailingskier on September 04, 2017, 12:42:06 PM
Thanks for the video Maggie and the pictures (and weather reports) Cathy and Steve.  Great to see what we distant people are missing. Please keep them coming.  Hope the weather co-operates for the rest of the rally, and all have a safe and great time.
Mike


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: CathyN on September 04, 2017, 03:23:50 PM
Nice pics Steve.  Maggie, nice video.  We have a GoPro but have not figured out the best way to use it.  Bob needs to pick your brain for info.

I did not ride yesterday.  Will not today.  Just been visiting my friend and driving places.  Bob should get here later this afternoon.  See you all tomorrow. Be safe and hopefully dry.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Steve_YYZ on September 05, 2017, 12:48:33 AM
Hey..... Pooh Bear says that I have one sweet ride!  :rofl:

Found this along the way today. Couldn't resist turning back for a photo!

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 05, 2017, 03:21:42 AM
Ahh Pooh bear!!


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Title: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 05, 2017, 03:35:49 AM
We had the best day ever. First of all I owes huge apology to Iowa roads for doubting you. From the minute we hit the road to leaving Iowa the roads were fantastic. Elevated and twisty.   Especially the Iowa River Road

Bucket list items checked off the list. Pete got to Iowa Machine She'd, I got to World's Largest largest truck stop and we got to ride a sturgeon.

Pikes Peak was awesome! Confluence of the Mississippi & Wisconsin rivers

Just a perfect day of riding



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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: CathyN on September 05, 2017, 04:32:37 AM
Maggie love the pics.  Looks like you had a great time. 

Steve, love the Pooh pic.

Bob made it to Butternut with just a bit of rain.

Here are some pics from Lake Superior,  and the day.


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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: CathyN on September 05, 2017, 04:36:25 AM

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on September 05, 2017, 03:18:22 PM
Fun! Thanks for the pics you guys.  Looking forward to many more.

Ride safe!
Sirkitrider


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: sailingskier on September 05, 2017, 05:57:55 PM
Great fun indeed !!  Great pictures too.  :2tu: Thanks for sharing the pictures.  :clap: We can certainly see why Pete wanted to stop for cinnamon rolls.  Those really rival the ones at Sunday River !  I wonder if they Fed-Ex to Canada?  :head:  ( Cathy's shot of the Lake Superior marina holds interest for me due to the Marine Travelift.  I  built a 20 ton lift for a local boat yard, years ago.)

And this is all in just getting there. Please keep the pictures coming.

Poo looks to want to join you on the trip Steve.

Mike


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Steve_YYZ on September 06, 2017, 05:26:17 PM
Some images from my run down from Thunder Bay to Minocqua

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: sailingskier on September 06, 2017, 05:38:33 PM
Great shots Steve !!   :2tu:

Mike


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Steve_YYZ on September 06, 2017, 09:21:08 PM
OMG.... found someone bigger than me!  :laugh:

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: minimac on September 06, 2017, 11:58:50 PM
He's better looking too!


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: sailingskier on September 07, 2017, 12:11:52 AM
He's better looking too!

 :rofl: ... that's just the lumberjack plaid shirt you're seeing .... or maybe the axe .....  :laugh:


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 07, 2017, 12:26:40 PM
I made the decision to move the Wednesday ride to the open day, Friday.  Some folks did ride about yesterday as the rain was on and off.  Most of us stayed off the bikes and had a Wednesday funday ;)

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Greg on September 07, 2017, 05:28:36 PM
Those are all great pics.  I really like Steve's series of Lake Superior.  I don't know what Maggie's pics are because they wouldn't load up all the way--just a wide bar at the top.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Steve_YYZ on September 08, 2017, 04:12:27 AM
For those following along at home, here's today's ride to Lake in the Clouds. A bit wet in the morning but it dried out later and was a GREAT ride!

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 08, 2017, 11:36:07 AM
What a fantastic day!

Started out looking like it was going to be an all day rain but we came to ride. So weather be damned we rode.  We it some drizzles here and there but overall a dry day.  I think Mark and Dawn got caught in a bad storm catching up to us at one spot.

The roads today were pretty non technical but very pretty scenery in both Wi & Mi.  Just before our return we hit some fun alphabet roads back to the resort.

Lake of the Clouds was just gorgeous.  The cloudy moody setting actually made it a prettier view.  Lake Superior was quite pretty.

I took a lot of video, I will process that when we get home.

I rode on the back of Pete's Spyder which was actually fun.  I got to take a lot of shots and see a lot of scenery.

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After Lake of the Clouds, we headed to Syls Cafe for Pasties.  So worth the 120 miles one way to get there!


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Fun road signs today


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Bruce got this one


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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: jdbrot on September 08, 2017, 01:46:25 PM
Just a fantastic day!


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: kramnalap on September 08, 2017, 02:13:12 PM
Great pics Maggie and Steve. Thanks for posting and letting me have a virtual ride from the other side of the world.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: CathyN on September 08, 2017, 02:28:30 PM
It was a great day.


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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: sailingskier on September 08, 2017, 07:10:14 PM
Cathy, Maggie and Seve ... your pictures are more than great and more than appreciated.   :2tu:  Thanks for taking the time to post them.  :clap: Sure looks like a fun time is being had.

Looking forward to the next entries of pictures and the videos.  Lots there for calendar pages.

Stay safe.
Mike


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Steve_YYZ on September 08, 2017, 11:52:01 PM
Well finally a day without a single drop of rain.... and awesome roads to ride. The highlight of the day had to be Bond Falls State Park. Very pretty. And because of the sunshine, a large turnout of 25 bikes for the ride, pictured at the lunch stop.

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on September 09, 2017, 01:14:41 AM
Thanks each of you guys for the pics. Looks like you all are having great time.!

Sirkitrider


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 09, 2017, 05:48:54 PM
A lot of people post pictures on the Facebook rally page.  There's lot more there. 

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1132263676838787


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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 09, 2017, 06:53:24 PM
Yesterday was no rain as Steve said.  Just a perfect day and we found the nicest road in the Northwoods, Hwy K

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We had a perfect supper at the Red Steer. The service was incredible and food was equally good.

Funny story I've been looking forward to eating at the Paul Bunyan Shanty for over a year now and having  fish fry Friday night. I was looking at their menu before meeting up at 7 o'clock and I noticed on their website it said they closed at 7:30.  So I called and said I think there's a mistake on your website it says you close at 7:30 and she said yes there is a mistake we close at 7:00.

Actually worked for the best and as mentioned the Red Steer worked out well.

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After supper we came back and had a magnificent bonfire on the lake with great friends.

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Yellow Jacket on September 10, 2017, 03:43:54 AM
Maggie, you picked a good place to eat when you stopped at Syl's. That is the same place myself and two of my riding buddy's had pasties the last time I was up there, 2010. Actually, if you are looking for something to eat in Ontonagon you don't have a lot of choices. Looks like you all had a great ride.  


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Carol on September 11, 2017, 02:59:54 PM
The group pic at the bonfire looks like Survivor - Wisconson.  Who will they kick off next?


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 11, 2017, 03:05:21 PM
Vic, Syls was beyond worth it!

Saturday was on off day for me.  For the first time in 6 years I missed a rally ride.  I was just not feeling well, wish I could have blamed it on drinking but I didn't have any alcohol at the bonfire.  I think the ragweed got to me

So there's lots of pictures on the Facebook page re Lou's ride.  I'm bummed I missed the fire tower, was looking forward to that

I did have a nice day to myself of doing laundry and packing. 

With a lunch by the lake of the best of Wisconsin

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Steve made me an a honorary biker duck member, life is good!


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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: CathyN on September 11, 2017, 05:45:37 PM
You were missed on the ride Maggie.  The ride was a fun one.  The weather beuatiful.


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Here are some from Friday night's bonfire.


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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 11, 2017, 09:18:27 PM
Great pictures, Cathy!


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 11, 2017, 11:31:09 PM
Leaving the start up...

https://www.facebook.com/maggie.madonia/videos/10212698353347234/ (https://www.facebook.com/maggie.madonia/videos/10212698353347234/)


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 11, 2017, 11:31:48 PM
Lake Superior

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 11, 2017, 11:48:29 PM
Leaving Lake of the Clouds

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: CathyN on September 12, 2017, 01:06:18 AM
Maggie is ther anyway we can view these videos.  I am one of the diehards holding out on joining Facebook.  If not I will have to resort to my children to let me view them with there password.  God knows they won't just had it over.  I may embarrass them.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 12, 2017, 02:39:42 AM
Should be able to click on them, Cathy, even without an account?

If not I will upload to YouTube.  Let me know.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: CathyN on September 12, 2017, 02:51:55 AM
Should be able to click on them, Cathy, even without an account?

If not I will upload to YouTube.  Let me know.

Maggie it is asking for an account.  I know a few of us are not on Facebook.  I was able to do it once but not this time.   Thanks.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 12, 2017, 02:54:51 AM
I'm uploading now to YouTube once processed I will post the links.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 12, 2017, 03:06:44 AM
https://youtu.be/mCrdWWJZtWk

https://youtu.be/piwZtMFbaLk

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: CathyN on September 12, 2017, 03:24:49 AM
Thanks Maggie.  Just watched them. Always fun to see where we have been. First to videos were silent.  And the 3rd one had audio. 


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 12, 2017, 03:41:21 AM
Yeah the first two were way to noisy with wind.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: msgtphil on September 12, 2017, 07:53:10 AM
I arrived at Patricia Lake Campground a day late, dollar short and drained around 1800 (hour not year) Wednesday evening following 17 hours on the road. Some kind campground neighbors provided a block for the trailer tongue and a smashed drink can to avoid trailer and scoot sinking into sand, unloaded the scoot and invited me to sit by their fire. (Thanks to Photobucket getting persnickety about 3rd party hosting I had to find a new host so late here also)

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The kind neighbors who suggested the campground, helped setup, unloaded my motorbike and would next night provide dinner followed by peach/berry pie and ice cream, a warm fire and friendship. Kyser Sosa or Young Wendy hiding behind table, Diane preparing dinner?.

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As sun set on Wednesday, I crawled into my makeshift home, pumped up the air mattress and was zonked out cozy under a sleeping bag by 2030. I was woken at 0700 by the alarm on my phone and the ding, ding, ding of raindrops on the metal roof. So warm and cozy under cover, lack of heat in trailer and initiative in body, raindrops dinging a metal lullaby I rolled over and didn't wake again until 0930. Following a trip to Walmart and breakfast at Tula's, where a kind waitress payed for an old retired GI's meal (bless here heart) I returned to the campground just as morning turned to afternoon and sun broke clouds. At that time my friendly neighbors, local folks, offered a tour of local sites which I couldn't refuse.

The Cheese Board - a fine assortment of local cheese, fudge and candy. I sampled the horseradish cheese spread, yummy

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And you are now familiar with the World's largest Penny which unlike "the rocking chair" I did see and Diane.

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Friday I showed up at the meeting site and rode with a bunch of people, everyone knows where and the stops have been documented better than I ever could so I'll just address the riding and post a few photos maybe from another perspective. There was some great riding, nice variety of curvy roads. The number of gravel roads and drives entering paved often left some nasty surprises but all were visible with plenty of time to slow pace or avoid when inclined to do so. In one section of the return trip I was privileged and stupid enough to attempt keeping pace with Darwin, emphasis on attempt. I watched him blow through that dirt curve (if you rode Friday you know the one) and tried to follow his track hoping he cleaned it out. Sur'nuf Old Blue's rear broke loose, there was a whole lot of sphincter and other tightening as, to late to back out, I grabbed throttle and hoped she'd find a spot of grip, lucky, lucky. A few curves later I watched Darwin's rear tire move a foot sideways on a gravel infested up hill left hander. I backed out and took a line a bit more clear. I'm not sure he or passenger, him being 2 up, even notice the rear tire slip sideways. Yee Haw, a tip of the hat to you, Darwin!

Tourists

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Bee party at Bond Falls

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Fuel & Rest on Saturday. Everyone already posted about 'Hill of Beans Coffee Shop' Where half a sandwich is a sandwich and a half and Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe where a scoop = 2 and 2 scoops = a quart.

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A couple of campsite views from Patricia Lake Campground

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Sunrise somewhere in Illinois returning home before the traffic

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During the Civil War Morgan Kirby and three sons left the mountains of North Georgia and joined the Union Army in Blount County, Tennessee. Only my 2nd great grandfather returned. Morgan and the other two sons fell to disease. Some may remember during the Nashville Rally I visited the graves of Andrew and David at Nashville National Cemetery. On the way home this trip I stopped at New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, Indiana and visited my 3rd great grandfather, Morgan Kirby for the first time. Many thanks Joan for all the directions, information and for your visit with him.

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: msgtphil on September 12, 2017, 08:07:42 AM
One more note, I did bring a baffle with me and intended to install it prior to riding but forgot, some seemed to notice 'Ole Blue' was a bit boisterous, those riding Saturday were privileged to her quieter side. My apologies if her open attitude disrupted anyone's ride. While on the subject, I believe once again she became the only representative of Kwang Yang Motor Company. I had hoped with all the latest KYMCO riding members there would be more. Lastly I believe 'Ole Blue' is the only scooter to have been on the ground at every rally from Milton to Minocqua.

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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 12, 2017, 01:18:32 PM
As always a great report with fantastic pictures, Phil! I'm so happy you were there again this year!


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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 12, 2017, 01:20:54 PM
The sand patch on K was this years "turn" I think we all slide through.  Even on three wheels I moved the back wheel a good distance per Steve who was behind me on his Burgman   


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Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: jdbrot on September 12, 2017, 03:28:07 PM
Great shots Phil. Glad you got to the grave ok.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: gurock1 on September 12, 2017, 06:29:43 PM
Glad you had a good time and it was good to see you again Phil.  I've spent enough time riding behind Darwin to know that he likes to slide his back wheel through turns.  At first it really worried me, then I came to understand that he's been doing it for years and has complete control over the sliding back wheel.  He also sometimes likes to do turns using some of the wrong side of the road. which can be disconcerting when your behind him, but he only does it when he can see there is no oncoming traffic.  When Darwin is on top of his game he's very hard to keep up with and he's been riding as long as I've been alive.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: msgtphil on September 12, 2017, 10:08:26 PM
Always good to see you, Rich! It's always interesting to see what motorbike is going to show up with you. Riding straight from Chicago just in time for a day of riding that's some hard nosed stuff there, much respect! I almost backed out of attending this year several times but I kept thinking of Lou and others who had made the long trips south. I am so glad I made it there, had a great time, saw some wondrous sites, old friends, met some new, great food and fun riding. I regret there wasn't time to try pasties, sample more pies and cheese.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: SilverBullet on September 12, 2017, 11:41:30 PM
Was GR8 to see you again Phil! Thanks for the pictures & review!


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: gurock1 on September 13, 2017, 04:09:01 AM
BTW, Lou, good job on Saturday!  I know that leading a ride isn't easy.  Phil, I did kind of run out of gas physically Friday in the afternoon.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: msgtphil on September 13, 2017, 05:04:43 AM
BTW, Lou, good job on Saturday!  I know that leading a ride isn't easy.  Phil, I did kind of run out of gas physically Friday in the afternoon.

+ 1 On the good job leading Saturday, Lou! The ice cream stop was just in time to relieve kymco-gluteus maxi-painumas.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: sonuvabug on September 13, 2017, 03:55:19 PM
Up in the Lake Of The Clouds with our amazing organizer/leader Maggie ...

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Karin found the dairy herd ...

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A beautiful, relaxing spot at Hill of Beans where we waited for y'all to finish ... er get your lunches.  :whistle:

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A whole lotta bull right here ... and that includes my big red buddy!  :rofl:

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Seriously, thanks Maggie for putting together yet another great get-together.  Truly enjoyable ... especially seeing old riding friends and making some new ones. 

And Lou, thanks for putting together and leading the Saturday ride.  You've now created the memory and set the high bar as to where I can get the single biggest scoot of ice cream! Holy Moly!!!  :clap:


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Steve_YYZ on September 17, 2017, 01:52:58 AM
Here you go guys.... my last photo from the last day of my ride.

Shot on Pennsylvania Route 66 in the Allegheny National Forest.

(https://i.imgur.com/qzOhJDO.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on September 17, 2017, 01:59:15 AM
Let's Ride!


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: msgtphil on September 17, 2017, 03:05:28 AM
Always great photos, Steve!


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Spyderist on September 17, 2017, 06:11:28 AM
For those who don't have Facebook access ... here are some clips from Friday's ride.  Nothing spectacular (chalk it up to camera balking and operator error - missed K), but it might serve to kill a few minutes on a rainy day when you're stuck inside.  Hopefully I did better on Saturday ... we'll see.

https://youtu.be/PRjlzDqwIxs

(make sure your playback resolution setting is as high as your bandwidth will allow - 480p best)


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: CelticCross on September 17, 2017, 04:03:03 PM
Thanks! Loved seeing so many riders in safety/hi-viz gear. The vast majority of riders I see on the road here wear no safety gear, but when they do, it is typically black which tends to make them invisible.

CC


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Spyderist on September 17, 2017, 07:29:20 PM
Pretty much the same as other Bond Falls images, albeit with a bit of orientation.

https://youtu.be/KUDCeUu9REU


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Spyderist on September 18, 2017, 03:06:11 AM
After battling computers and programs all day that still don't play well with Win 10, I finally got a final video together ...

"Hill of Beans" Ride ... this is a tad better than the Friday video - finally managed to have the camera working in the twisties (well, many of 'em).

[Dummied down from 1920 to 768 width to save size]

https://youtu.be/9vioIJ7YUKA


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: minimac on October 12, 2017, 04:39:44 PM
....... Glad you got to the grave ok.

 Phil-I'm sure Joan didn't mean this the way it sounds.  I think it's premature!
I finally got time to look at all the video and shots. Very nice work, all of you.


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: jdbrot on October 12, 2017, 07:24:08 PM
As long as Phil is on this side of the dirt he is ok!


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: msgtphil on October 14, 2017, 01:50:44 AM
....... Glad you got to the grave ok.

 Phil-I'm sure Joan didn't mean this the way it sounds.  I think it's premature!
I finally got time to look at all the video and shots. Very nice work, all of you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEhqzOeJnto (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEhqzOeJnto)


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: jdbrot on October 14, 2017, 03:14:10 AM
😁


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Maggie on October 14, 2017, 01:57:32 PM
Great John Prine song


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: Steve_YYZ on October 14, 2017, 08:31:57 PM
After battling computers and programs all day that still don't play well with Win 10, I finally got a final video together ...

"Hill of Beans" Ride ... this is a tad better than the Friday video - finally managed to have the camera working in the twisties (well, many of 'em).

[Dummied down from 1920 to 768 width to save size]

https://youtu.be/9vioIJ7YUKA

That's an awesome piece of video, especially as from lunch onwards I'm the lucky scoot directly in front of you!
Any chance of getting the high-rez version of that section off the video from you? Would be much appreciated.
thanks
Steve


Title: Re: Pictures and what not
Post by: sonuvabug on October 24, 2017, 08:11:44 PM
... snipped ... After battling computers and programs all day that still don't play well with Win 10, I finally got a final video together ... "Hill of Beans" Ride.  https://youtu.be/9vioIJ7YUKA

Very Nice ... thanks.