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    Quote Originally Posted by bearparts
    Great pics and video. What cam equipment are you using and what editing program?
    What he said: Great pics and video !!! Thanks!

    I'd love to know more about the video set up. I'm planning my second trip out there and last year I only got still shots from wherever I happened to stop. This would be great to record the action from some of those great roads.

    1) Mounting the camera.
    2) Turning the record mode on and off: Is there a remote on off button? Do you just switch the thing on before each leg and let it run until you can pull over?
    3) How much memory do you need assuming this is the newer digital type?
    4) Do these cameras have some kind of vibration control?
    5) Is the the mounted lens seperate from the recorder?
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    Thanks much. Will respond to cam questions.

    Day #5 and home. Awoke to a crisp blue sky day in Cortez. Recorded almost a gig of video but work tomorrow and needing a beauty rest will delay the vid to tomorrow. But the pics are here.

    Today's ride home...


    Have heard how SW Colorado and the San Juans received abundant snow this winter. The color green was everywhere. Waterfalls seemingly everywhere. Peaks loaded with white gold. Streams full. Nice to see.

    First pic was at the Wolf Creek Pass summit, 11.950ft. Hwy 160 goes down and to the right...


    Enjoy getting off the highway and seeing small town business districts if I can. Sometimes think about the past. The town of Saguache in the San Luis Valley...


    A short while later, we're in the heart of the San Luis Valley and the Sangre de Christos range comes closer...


    I looked to the SW slightly and zoomed in on two memorable climbs, the 14,000+ ft. peaks of Kit Carson (far left) and The Crestones (far right)...


    Poncha Pass (Hwy 285) is the northern entry to the San Luis Valley. Looking back from whence we came. These kinds of wide open big view rides cause one to consider many deep and varied things. And sometimes they just cause one to relax and not think about much at all...


    And finally, from Poncha Pass, looking north towards Mt. Shavano...


    Will post accompanying vid soon.

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    That does it! I'm moving to Colorado!!
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    Lovely! I enjoyed your pics and writing.
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    Thank you for this post. I can only say one thing ..... Bravo!

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    Excellent!

    What a splendid travelogue. Video clips are outstanding, including audio selections.

    Wifey & I did southern Utah in 03` & `04 in a convertible. Not quite as profound as a bike. Still, your presentation (especially RT 12 & Capitol Reef)has fueled that inner desire to return, only this time on the K75.

    Thanks!

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    Amazing pictures. I loved the ride report. More, please
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    Here's the video of yesterday's ride, accompanying the images already posted...

    Wolf Creek and Trout Creek Pass - Streaming Video

    Appreciate the comments much. It was a good ride, one to combine with a business trip. I need to be creative and do this more often!

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    Beautiful, Bravo!!!

    In '82 I took my then 12 year old son from Indy to Portland, OR on my R100RS. One leg of the trip was Denver to Salt Lake (with an overnight at Rabbit Ears Pass) via the same route as yours. Your effort and contribution sure evoked a bunch of memories in this old man. I recall waking at Rabbit Ears Pass in a driving rain, loading up and starting down the mountain toward Steamboat. Bad visibility (at that elevation we were inside the rain cloud), bad traction, cold, son on the back and a logging truck (the driver of which got paid by the trip and who knew the road a hell of a lot better than me) right on my ass. In the afternoon we were in the high desert of Utah and in the hottest weather I've ever ridden in. It was actually cooler stopped than moving. Son was pretty grumpy by the time we got to Salt Lake. "Thanks for the memories."

    Then, Sunday you gave us the video with the "Over the Rainbow" soundtrack. Maybe it is the broken arm keeping me off the bike and feeling sorry for myself, but the video brought first goosebumps then a tear or two. When I tried to call my wife in to watch I was too choked up to speak.

    You done good. Very good.

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    Thanks much everyone. And John, that "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" track accompanying vid #4 (The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument ride) is simply moving. I was marooned on a business trip 9/11 and drove 1000 miles home on 9/12 in a rental car with the airports closed. Different radio stations were playing this version by Eva Cassidy and I was moved to tears while driving through Kansas. Had to buy the CD. I'm finding myself watching the video again just to hear her voice and the acoustic guitar she is playing.

    Your ride over Rabbit Ears is a wealthy one. Much deposited in the memory bank account!

    BTW, I grew up in Indpls, Crawfordsville, and Muncie (kinda central Indiana).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RT RANDY
    What he said: Great pics and video !!! Thanks!

    I'd love to know more about the video set up. I'm planning my second trip out there and last year I only got still shots from wherever I happened to stop. This would be great to record the action from some of those great roads.

    1) Mounting the camera.
    2) Turning the record mode on and off: Is there a remote on off button? Do you just switch the thing on before each leg and let it run until you can pull over?
    3) How much memory do you need assuming this is the newer digital type?
    4) Do these cameras have some kind of vibration control?
    5) Is the the mounted lens seperate from the recorder?
    RT... I'm using a helmet cam for this ride. They're all about the same. It is velcro'd to the left side of my helmet, separate from the recorder. I believe in video #3 south of Salt Lake City I look into the mirror for a few seconds and one can see the lipstick sized camera hanging in there. There is a remote button and sometimes you'll see me during the recording looking down at it to make sure the red recording light is on!

    I use a gas cap ring mount on the R1100S, but the high dash of the GS, coupled with hazy GS screens has me using the helmet cam. Plus, I've posted videos here before of taking the GS on dirt/rocky forest or river roads and the vibrations would mess with a stable image if directly mounted to the bike. So, a helmetcam for the GS. The head is very stable compared to the thrashing the bike takes. Minimal to no vibes. An example... the GS going above timberline to Breckenridge on a dirt/rock road... http://www.farson.com/video/gsboreas.wmv.

    A one gig memory card can hold about 20 minutes of recording at 640x480. If feeding a MiniDV camcorder, you're looking at about 60 minutes of SP recording. HTH.

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    Thanks for the great info. I gathered it was some kind of helmet cam by the way it moved when you scanned with your head. Any suggestions where to shop for one as well as a recorder? Is the Record button wired to the player? It would be great to have it in an easy location to switch it on and off. Do you have camera cord dangling when you put your helmet on and then plug it in when you mount the bike? Do You travel with several memory sticks?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I know Zilch about having a recorder on a bike and you really have inspired me.
    Luck favors those who are prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfarson
    Veg... have another excuse for no exhaust note with the recording... the mic on this helmet bullet cam is with the cam, out in the wind. No getting around the wind blast noise. And, I don't think the stock GS exhaust would provide that much accompaniment anyway . Like keeping things quiet when I go down Rocky Mountain forest roads. But anyway, the track for the Day #1 vid was "Evensong" by the artist "Secret Garden".

    Steve
    Awesome work! Thanks for sharing it.

    For those who don't have an XM radio or other music device on your bike, you can get a taste of what riding with music is like from this video. The only difference is that you still feel the "sound" of the bike through vibrations but the music becomes the central sound.
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