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Offline 70CB750

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #200 on: August 05, 2014, 07:34:07 pm »
Well done, congratulations!

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #201 on: August 05, 2014, 07:36:14 pm »
Thanks. It was a bit of a test, for rider and machine.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #202 on: August 06, 2014, 07:11:07 am »
Congratulations on completion of your trip and looking forward to seeing a few more photos!

cheers
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #203 on: August 06, 2014, 07:17:27 am »
Thanks. It was a bit of a test, for rider and machine.

Soo, where are you going next summer? ;D

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #204 on: August 06, 2014, 07:23:13 am »
Too early to think that.  Plus I have some arthritis and joint issues. Getting old sucks. Something much shorter in any case. I made this an epic trip so that if another were not physically possible, I would still have done this.

If I were younger, then Alaska. And there's always Europe.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #205 on: August 06, 2014, 08:15:00 am »
Getting older?  :o  A good friend of mine (who is a full year younger than I  ;)) has this trip planned for the end of the month: http://www.renedian.com/renedian-adventures-motorcycle-safaris/motorcycle-safari-2-victoria-falls-to-cape-town/?utm_source=Monthly+Photo&utm_campaign=4ed4c8ce76-June_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cee5d3eefc-4ed4c8ce76-316989925  He's planning to take his wife along as passenger as well.  He's also an avid photographer.

So rather than Europe, maybe you should look into Africa.  Come-on Frank, you're retired now and have all this free time. :)

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #206 on: August 06, 2014, 11:03:07 am »
Bravo. very impressed! and of course jealous.

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #207 on: August 06, 2014, 11:47:19 am »
That is both a relieved and happy return home photo. Good job. Great to meet you.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #208 on: August 06, 2014, 12:18:23 pm »
Same here Jerry. Thanks for being part of my trip!
After eastern Montana, I was ready to be home. Shoulda done the bear tooth pass. Probably my only regret.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #209 on: August 06, 2014, 05:35:22 pm »
Bravo to you, what an epic ride. I'm inspired so I guess next year is my time to do an epic trip like this, i'm not getting any younger! Some one warn my wife for me please!

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #210 on: August 06, 2014, 06:07:59 pm »
Bravo to you, what an epic ride. I'm inspired so I guess next year is my time to do an epic trip like this, i'm not getting any younger! Some one warn my wife for me please!

Did you break it to her that you bought some 341s? Now you want to tell her you are going on a month long tour!?  :o

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #211 on: August 06, 2014, 06:19:45 pm »
Bravo to you, what an epic ride. I'm inspired so I guess next year is my time to do an epic trip like this, i'm not getting any younger! Some one warn my wife for me please!

Did you break it to her that you bought some 341s? Now you want to tell her you are going on a month long tour!?  :o
Haha, hell no, I've kept Pandora covered since then, you know, to keep the dust off of her new paint job honey. You all will screams next summer when i do announce my trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #212 on: August 10, 2014, 02:24:34 pm »
My ipad remembers where I took my pictures.

(The Florida pin was a family vacation last March.)
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #213 on: August 10, 2014, 03:43:24 pm »
My ipad remembers where I took my pictures.

(The Florida pin was a family vacation last March.)

Very cool.  Would make a good poster for the man cave.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #214 on: August 10, 2014, 06:53:46 pm »
Now look at all the states you missed! Just means another trip  8)
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #215 on: September 24, 2014, 03:36:38 pm »
And now the bills are paid! Sold my R90/6 for more than I paid for it 12 years and 40,000 miles ago. Going to a good home of someone else that appreciates old bikes.

This leaves me with the CB750 K5, and a BMW R100/7. It seems that 2 old bikes to look after works best for me. Two bikes fit my garage best too, leaving me some room to work on them.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #216 on: September 24, 2014, 05:30:21 pm »
One bike is not enough, two is minimum :)

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #217 on: October 29, 2014, 09:12:39 am »
just out of curiosity, why keep the /7 and sell the /6.

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #218 on: November 01, 2014, 06:22:31 am »
I had to sell one of them, or the Honda. The /6 was ready to ride, while the /7 has some mechanical issue that I need to address.

Also, I'd been riding the /6 for many years before getting the Honda recently. It kind of felt like: been there, done that.

But I understand your question. The /6 is definitely more classic and beautiful.

Here are my contact sheets some darkroom prints, from my trip:



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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #219 on: November 01, 2014, 01:22:24 pm »
Love those 66s.

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #220 on: November 01, 2014, 04:11:19 pm »
Schell the bottom pic is calendar worthy! Shoot. If you you have a side shot in same location I'd be willing to buy an 8x10.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #221 on: November 01, 2014, 04:39:16 pm »
They are cool
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #222 on: November 01, 2014, 07:18:41 pm »
Agree, classy shot!...Larry

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #223 on: November 02, 2014, 04:54:25 am »
I think you could probably sell some 8x10s it even larger sizes as is? Maybe that's the plan? I actually like it the way it is. I think its perfect.

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #224 on: November 06, 2014, 07:59:22 pm »
Thanks all. It's my favourite shot of my trip.

There is this side shot but its just an iPhone pic.
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A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. --Lao Tsu

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My little website: http://frankfoto.jimdo.com/

 

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