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    SNC1923
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    Favorite Bike Portrait

    So what's a bike portrait? A picture of your bike in its environment. Could be at the side of the road or being ridden in the twisties. . . . Not a picture in your driveway, an environmental portrait.

    Here's my current favorite:


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    While not the best picture in the da world, this is probably still my favorite picture of my favorite bike as far as the amount of fun I had with her, the fact that she got me back into riding after some years of being bike-less and the fun I had modifying her to what you see here. Its a 73 R60/5 that I put S bars and fairing on along with a Mac 2-into-1. She was one FUN ride! We did well over 80K miles together in 6 short years. Photo taken up on Skyline Drive Va at one of my favorite pull offs. I've used the same location for several other bike shots since then but this one is still tops. Dang I sure miss her...*sigh*



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    And here's a self-portrait of me and The Beast

    also on skyline drive, taken from the other side. Note: this and the one above are both scans from film. Oh, Yeah, I also changed out the rear shocks to some air shocks I found down at my mechanics shop shorty after buying her in the spring of 99.



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    I know my favorite of all time. I was headed into the sunrise on our way home from finishing the Iron Butt Rally in 2003.

    I'm thinking the memories of the portrait color it even more vividly in the photographer's mind's eye.

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    While the story around the previous picture keeps me coming back to it, this one I just like the look and feel of, although it's partially doctored in a paint programme, the effects just add to the feeling I got at that time and in that place.

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    Favorite Bike Portrait

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    This is my favorite "on the bike" shot, courtesy my friend Brad. This was early on day two of our trip to West Bend. It's heavily cropped and shopped, but it's a favorite: wonderful memory of a wonderful trip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SNC1923 View Post
    This is my favorite "on the bike" shot, courtesy my friend Brad. This was early on day two of our trip to West Bend. It's heavily cropped and shopped, but it's a favorite: wonderful memory of a wonderful trip.
    Fantastic shot! No better way to remember a great trip. I'd probably frame it and put it somewhere in my office.

    This is one of Candace and me as we arrived at Bar Harbor, ME:


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    Quote Originally Posted by grossjohann View Post
    Fantastic shot! No better way to remember a great trip. I'd probably frame it and put it somewhere in my office.

    This is one of Candace and me as we arrived at Bar Harbor, ME:
    That is one really great photo, I think. It's always nice to have such a happy passenger riding along!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmetzger View Post
    That is one really great photo, I think. It's always nice to have such a happy passenger riding along!
    You should have seen her in the rain the day before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNC1923 View Post
    This is my favorite "on the bike" shot, courtesy my friend Brad. This was early on day two of our trip to West Bend. It's heavily cropped and shopped, but it's a favorite: wonderful memory of a wonderful trip.

    I just thought I'd bring this one back for a moment.

    Such a great shot! Not only of the subject, but of what makes up the "sport".

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