Kansas to Prince Rupert, BC, Canada or Bust!

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  1. A.M

    A.M Moderator Staff Member

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    I do like the style of those Nissans.
    But, still a cage.

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    A.M Moderator Staff Member

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    Very pretty!!
    Yeah, those bugs on mine were atrocious!!
    Definitely will clean it more on the road on the next long trip.

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    Playing with filters on photos.
    Which one do you like the best?

    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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    Looks like the filters built into Win 10.. If you have a program like any of the smaller Photoshop or Paintshop, Google has a free download of NIK Software that is nifty. With Photoshop Elements the program melds with "filters" .

    Could be the freebies from Google will work with some of the non-proprietary editing software too..

    Did you lose your bootlaces somewhere? ;)
     
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    You and your photos look so good, you don't need any filters. ;)

    But ... if I had to choose just one, I'd pick #3 ... looks like the sun is hitting my glittery thong just the right way (lol ... damn you derstuka!!)
     
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    Bwhahahahaha

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    Due to the challenges of shooting white, the outline of the bike in some versions nearly disappears. So I look for a picture where the bike outline is more vivid and that makes me love pic #3. But that version is quite warm and now the bike is no longer its true white, it is warmer. Which is very nice, but just different.

    Then I like the B&W shot because it complies with a good competent B&W shot: There is true black in the shot and true white as well.

    So this is not a cop out, as I did critically analyze these, but I do love all three versions for completely different reasons.
     
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    OMG! Anne-Marie has gone and scrubbed off all that nice silver paint on her bike when trying to get all those nasty bugs off. We are fortunate we have Knight to define true blacks and whites on an internet pic. Before that we had to rely on that doofus Ansel Adams. (photo joke)

    There is a commonality in that Ansel Adams invented The Zone system. Knight is just zoned oot.
     
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    Hell of a way to start a fan club there eh! Pix??? 15 minutes of "viral" ;)
     
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    Hahah. The silver bike she was riding may or may not have been mine while I was riding hers. No paint being rubbed off ... :)
     
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    Number 1, then 2, then 3.....they all look great.
     
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    I know you photoshopped that pic and took off that ugly luggage.. I watched The Twilight Zone too. ;)
     
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    Awwwshucks. You got me Billy!!!

    :)

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    Visited Cycle Gear and Mid-America Powersports here at home.

    I struck out on new gloves, but scored on a different accessory charging system to replace the ones that crapped out on me over the long trip. It mounts on the Heli bars.

    We'll see what this does to the moto. Going home to get it mounted. Technically my vacation ends today at 5:00 so I'm still good on time. Lolzzzz

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    Being useful pays off..
     
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    You might be allergic to one or more chemicals used for tanning leather. A dermatologist might be of help isolating which of those chemicals are causing the reaction on your hands. With all the places and critters that leather can come from, there are who knows how many mixes of different chemicals being used.

    Leather in general: Tandy Corp
    Kangaroo leather : Held Glove in Germany
    Deer and sheepskin: Bambi and Lambikins
    Goatskin : Never let em get..
    Custom Gloves: Bates in Long Beach CA
    Langlitz leathers around Portland.
    and the various sites dealing with leather tanning.

    This is a longshot.. Google " Dixie Rinehart" he has or had a glove manufacturing company in Colorado. Dixie has a patent on the gloves used in project Apollo. He's a true polymath.

    Vinyl gloves in general do not breathe. Silk, cotton and synthetic liners are fine but permeable. All could be way to hot to ride in where you are in Summer.

    If ya got a pal that's an RN, see if you can get him or her to get you a sample of Triamcinolone Acetonide. It's a prescription only steroid crème for those itchy-scratchies. The manufacturer is Perrigo

    Kind of a general purpose steroid app. No, it will not make you have big muscles or grow chin whiskers or make you act like you ODd on meth.
     
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    Thank you soooooo much, BB!!
    I appreciate the super info.

    Definitely reaction to the chemicals.

    I've been wearing some cotton liners. First I put baby powder on my hands, then the liners, then the gloves.

    Seems to have kept it from getting worse.

    I am also sensitive to metals and rubbers. I have a spot on my neck where the zipper and rubber velcro strap was rubbing. Hot days, I had it unzipped a bit and the wind would ride the collar up my neck. So same thing is happening there.

    I do know some RNs. I'll see what they can get for me. Good to know I won't turn into Popeye from using the stuff. Lolzzz

    This is why it needs to be acceptable to go full on commando. Lolzzzzz

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    That why it's always good to bring along a few bandannas, could of wrapped it around your neck where the rubber was rubbing....just a thought
     
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    Sounds like a lubricant issue. :confused:
     
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    Totally what I have been missing...

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