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    Looking for photos of US 12



    Do you have one of those infamous photos of you and/or your bike along with that hugely popular "Winding Road 77 Miles" sign on US 12 (Lolo Pass Highway)?

    If you do, please send a copy of it to Sandy Cohen at:

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    You may just see yourself/bike featured in an upcoming issue of the ON.
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    Woah. There's probably three or four floating around on this forum right now. I think Flash put up one.
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    A quick BTW. As with all submissions to the ON, the photos need to be of members. Please include your member # when you send in the pic.
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    Originally posted by Jackie Hughes
    ... the photos need to be of members....
    Ain't no way I'm sending Sandy a photo of my member!
    I wish I COULD send her a picture of me on hwy 12 though. As I think I posted elsewhere on the thread KBasa refers to, I found hwy 12 completely by dumb luck. They were paving it and I was stopped for 20 minutes or so a few miles before the sign. Met a couple on vintage Ducs and a fellow on an R100RT returning from Redmond. When we got going again, I didn't want to stop for a pic. (I DID almost wet myself when I saw it) I knew I was in for a great day as all the constuction flaggers MADE us come to the front of the line, and each time the sweeper truck passed and they let us loose, we knew we had 15-20 miles of freshly paved HWY 12 with NO oncoming traffic.
    Now THAT was a day!

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    Re: Looking for photos of US 12

    Originally posted by Jackie Hughes Do you have one of those infamous photos of you and/or your bike along with that hugely popular "Winding Road 77 Miles" sign on US 12 (Lolo Pass Highway)?

    Photo Credit - Dick Taylor, Bozeman, MT
    Subject - Flash - BMWMOA (Lifetime) #18854 & '98 F650
    Last edited by flash412; 12-18-2004 at 05:43 PM.

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    Talking

    Do you or she have an EMAIL ADDRESS to which to send a LINK to a photo or to which to email a DIGITAL photo?
    Sandy tells me that digital images need to be large in format in order to be used in publication. As I am not yet a convert to the digital life, I'm hoping all of you who are know what that means. If you have something you think will work, send it to Sandy Cohen
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    Too small for print, oh well!

    Also, if someone is interested in seeing more of what's along this road, check out an article that was created for the 2001 Rally....

    Riding from Missoula, MT.

    Ian

    BTW... if I come to the rally, I will be missing some of this road, as I will be riding a bit to the north of it on The Lolo Motorway.
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    As long as we're collecting pics...

    ... how 'bout shots of your bike on top of Beartooth Pass?

    And the northeast entrance to Yellowstone rocks!
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Visian
    Too small for print, oh well!



    Visian, print the photo out and send by snail mail to Sandy at the address in an above post. She can work with the actual photo if the digital image is too small.
    Jackie Hughes
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    Photographic enlargement of an image will work better than digital enlargement in some cases. With camera based enlargment systems, you don't get the pixelation typically encountered in digital enlargement.
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    Talking Hwy. 12

    Has anyone noticed that of the pictures taken of the "winding road next 77 miles" signs are taken from both ends of the road? The pictures taken by Dick Taylor and the Visian guy (with all the Beemers listed at the bottem of his post) were taken at the top end of Hwy. 12 headed West bound. Scott Conary took his picture at the bottom of Hwy. 12 headed East bound. West bound your are coming down the grade, and East bound you are climbing the grade.

    The best way to ride this Hwy. is this. If you are "right handed" then you are in your "left mind", and you will only enjoy this road going down hill towards the rally. If you are "left handed" then you are in your "right mind", and you will enjoy it both ways. I have not met anyone in their "right mind" who did not like this road both ways, therefore they must be "left handed".

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    Re: Hwy. 12

    Originally posted by tim
    Has anyone noticed that of the pictures taken of the "winding road next 77 miles" signs are taken from both ends of the road? The pictures taken by Dick Taylor and the Visian guy (with all the Beemers listed at the bottem of his post) were taken at the top end of Hwy. 12 headed West bound. Scott Conary took his picture at the bottom of Hwy. 12 headed East bound. West bound your are coming down the grade, and East bound you are climbing the grade.

    The best way to ride this Hwy. is this. If you are "right handed" then you are in your "left mind", and you will only enjoy this road going down hill towards the rally. If you are "left handed" then you are in your "right mind", and you will enjoy it both ways. I have not met anyone in their "right mind" who did not like this road both ways, therefore they must be "left handed".


    On the way east to the sign...

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    Scott,

    Why did you have to post that picture? Here it is, Feb. 16, 8:30 at night with frozen snow on the ground, and you post a beautiful picture of Hwy. 12 going over Lolo Pass. This is pure torture!

    Actually, I was just kidding. That is a gorgeous picture and brings back many wonderful memories. I hope to be riding Hwy. 12 early this spring. Thank for the post!
    Last edited by tim; 02-17-2004 at 05:05 AM.

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    I see a day of riding US 12 in my summer plans now. Awesome picture, knary.
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