Relaxing after riding in over 100 F for a few hours
(Thought this was appropriate for our trip)
This is such a great article addressing many of the issues we are contending with on this trip. Last Summer 2011 when we rode Alaska, we were riding in really cold and wet conditions. This trip it will continue to be HOT and dry. As in any trip we are learning as we go and will be trying out some cooling vests when we get to Rigby, ID. I think it’s important to read the highlighted lessons in this article. If you are riding for hours in heat, it is tempting like Cheryl to take the jacket off but I knew this is not the best idea. What I have learned is about keeping the face shield down. We will also stop more often to soak our under gear with cold water. OH, and read the last part if you don’t read the entire article. So TRUE!
by David L. Hough
The ride south over the Siskiyou Mountains from Oregon to California started out cool enough. Up at 4,000 feet, it was chilly enough that I was glad I had added the jacket liner and neck warmer. But a hundred miles later, as I descend down into the Sacramento Valley, the temperature begins to soar. By the time I reach Oroville, the temperature signs are flashing 118 F. It’s another hundred and fifty miles to the rally site at Mariposa in triple-digit temperatures.
A rider passes by in the opposite lane, jacket bungeed on the back, bare chest exposed to the hot blast. I wave, but there is no response. His exposed skin is red, and he doesn’t even appear to have noticed me, a bad sign that he’s on the fringe of heat exhaustion. I don’t wish any problems on a fellow motorcyclist, but there are lots of riders who have to contribute to the statistics before they crack the code. Continue reading
All three being fed by mom!
OSPREY LIVE CAM LINK HERE in ESTONIA
This nest is about 30 mins from our house and hosted by Hancock Wildlife Foundation and David Hancock. I sort of volunteer for this foundation but the new job has been getting in the way of my duties! CLICK the PIC!
LIVE EAGLES NEST WHITEROCK, BC
This video really needs to be on TV with a major network supporting this professionally done documentary. Again for those who read this BLOG we are not only about our LOVE for bikes and adventure but Cheryl and I share a LOVE for wild life. It’s 40+ mins long but stunning and informative. Enjoy! The Photography within the video is just fantastic.
This film is especially informative for those who live far away and do not know how beautiful BC, Canada really is…I hope you all take a look and see for yourself why we live in a Province called Beautiful BC.
by EP Films
“A powerful award winning documentary on the Great Bear Rainforest.” The film shows the splendor of nature and first nation culture with through world renown photographers and beautiful photography. It highlights the what we all want to protect but our addiction to burn more oil is helping to destroy. Go to pacificwild.org to help protect this beautiful place.
I know this is an advertisement for GlobeBusters but their Promo trailer is so good and really highlights why we all ADV ride. It’s well done too…watch the whole thing there is a really cool part to this….
From The Telegraph: A praying mantis appears to be pedaling a bicycle in this amusing photo taken by amateur photographer, Eco Suparman, a university student from Borneo, Indonesia. He came across the mantis on a fern in a cemetery in the Ambawang River Village.
Picture: Eco Suparman / CATERS NEWS
Found this on StumbleUpon: March 29, 2012 By admin
BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS WEBSITE HERE
I think the most beautiful pictures are those made in nature. Nothing compares with the expression of a tiger, the majestic flight of an eagle or the strength of a white bear. Below you can see 25 the most beautiful animal photographs that will capture your attention, and were stumbled on StumbleUpon.
Make sure you click on the word SOURCE to see where these picture are from….ENJOY!!!!!!!!!! Taking a break from motorcycles for a few posts and just taking in some unbelievable photography!
Nature is never an old subject when it comes to photography. It’s constantly changing, moving, and it’s hard to duplicate it’s natural beauty in the man made world. Birds in particular are very beautiful, especially inflight. Usually it takes a fast shutter speed, telephoto lens, and some great focusing techniques to catch them just right. Then again, sometimes it just takes pointing whatever you have in your hands and hoping it turns out. Here are 20 fantastic pictures of birds flying that turned out great.
SOURCE: TWISTED SIFTER
In this absolutely incredible image by Jónína Óskarsdóttir, we see an aurora spotted on March 8, 2012, shimmering over snow-covered mountains in Faskrudsfjordur, Iceland. Geomagnetic storms due to coronal mass ejections (CMEs) earlier in the week have increased in strength, and are now rated a G3 on a scale from G1 to G5.
This space weather is due to the March 7 activity from the sun that caused rapid changes to the shape of Earth’s magnetosphere – the bubble of protective magnetic fields surrounding the planet — resulting in a geomagnetic storm. As of March 8, the storm was fairly mild since the magnetic fields from the CMEs were partially aligned with Earth’s own and thus slid around the magnetosphere.
Welcome to Glen Heggstad”s ultimate motorcycle journey into the vibrant landscape of humanity. Find out how it all got started and where it led and why National Geographic Channel made a documentary about him. Check out Glen’s books or schedule a multimedia show via http://www.strikingviking.net or contact direct: email@example.com
Make sure you watch his incredible story! Thanks Gary in Alaska for the tip!
I have not been riding that much these days for a few reasons, mainly because starting a new job I know when your head is full of too much information and “stress” riding a bike can either be cathartic or just not safe. I am a head person and when I am feeling overwhelmed in an uncontrollable sort of way I should not ride. My new job is awesome and I am being challenged in ways I have NEVER been challenged before in my entire career. Not a bad thing at all just so much to consume working for BC Transplant Society as an Organ Donation Coordinator. Like anything else I will learn this position and become more comfortable with my new environment and responsibilities.
So, what does that have to do with this post? I have learned something new about myself and that is I love photography more than I knew. Here are 45 pictures that I can not even put words too and again felt the need to share them even on a BLOG about motorcycles. For those who feel the need to read about bikes only, I apologize. For those who appreciate art, skill and such diversity in these pictures, please enjoy.
National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos]
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Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you’ve come from.(© Robert Spanring)
Time-lapse videos are becoming my favorite types of videos these days and this is just STUNNING, STUNNING, STUNNING…can’t think of any other words for what you are about to see.
and some more if interested:
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