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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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    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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    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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    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

    In Repose At The Barter On Its Own Stage



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    Somewhere in west Texas, on the way to Big Bend. 2006.
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    My beloved R90 in it's glory.

    I love wide angle perspectives.
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    This 'guy' always rides with me.
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    Windsor Ruins, outside of Port Gibson, MS. The bike is back there somewhere.
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    This is actually in my driveway...

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    This is actually in my driveway...

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