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End of year run to Kings Canyon with Tim and Sean

End of year run to Kings Canyon with Tim and Sean.






Motorcycle Photography Tip - Horizontal Horizons

Unless you have a good artistic reason not to, when you snap a picture of your bike (or anything else, for that matter), try to keep the horizon line, well, horizontal.

Most of the times, a photo with a slanted horizon line tells something like "amateur photographer in a rush" instead of "good photographer who takes time to align his camera".

Most newer cameras (phones included) have an option to display guidelines on the viewfinder. Use it and try to align your horizon every time you snap a picture. You'll notice the difference yourself.

Compare the two photographs below. One is well aligned with the horizon, the other is not. The difference may be subtle but the effect on the viewer can be significant.


INCORRECT: Slanted horizon line

The horizon line is slightly slanted on this photograph, making the clouds look unnatural...

600 curves in one day why I love Central California.



Full map here: http://goo.gl/maps/teGrZ



CA190 from 100 Giants Trail to Balch Park Pack Station

http://goo.gl/maps/U9eDr
45 miles - 294 curves

This is a mountainous road that runs from a grove with —supposedly— 100 giant Sequoias (I didn't count them) down to Springille, in the valley.
With almost 300 tight corners and almost no traffic at all, this must be one of the best kept secrets of the entire State of California. Highly recommended.


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Riding Utah - The Energy Loop

I just came back from Utah, where I had a very nice ride with a few old friends to the Energy Loop (Eccles and Huntington Canyons). It was a fun 150-mile ride through R89 - R96 - R264, R31 and R10.

We had a burrito in Price and then parted ways from there. They all continued riding north while I wend back the same route, solo, to grab a few pictures and clear my mind a bit.

http://goo.gl/maps/CXyEm




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Riding California - Clovis to Courtright Reservoir on the FrankenBike

So yesterday —after a few last-minute adjustments— I finally took the FrankenBike on a long-ish ride up the mountains. A 75 mile route of non-stop twists to Courtright Reservoir via Shaver Lake and back. 150 miles total.

From 4-lane curvy highways to twisty little back roads, the ride had it all and the FrankenBike proved to be a fantastic machine that carved every curve like a champion.


See the route here: http://goo.gl/maps/gZBK5






At the feet of a giant in McKinley Grove.

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