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  1. KillRamsey

    Columbia River Gorge (Father's Day)

    Managed to get out and camp for 3 nights, combination of our 15th anniversary on Thursday (motorcycled to the site, no kid, had a rented RV trailer dropped off waiting for us) and then the weekend = Father’s Day with our daughter. We’ve found this little spot in a state park with 2 river-side...
  2. KillRamsey

    5 Hours at Arches National Park

    Freaks me out a little, sometimes.
  3. KillRamsey

    New (motorized) Family Member

    I think the listed height of the FZ6 was 31"... It was tippy toes on both sides, or one good planted foot. I'm 5'5" so I had to just get used to it. But those big ADV rigs, no sir.
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    5 Hours at Arches National Park

    Thanks all. Yeah it was worth the early wake up, for sure.
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    New (motorized) Family Member

    That seat isn't stock. And it's TALLER than stock, and I'm 5'5". Will make a lot of sense when I put a sidecar on it, but til then, it's not ideal. Comfy, but too tall. No GSXR for me, not tempting. My last bike was a 2007 Yamaha FZ6, which has the motor of a 600cc crotch rocket, slightly...
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    New (motorized) Family Member

    You had a GS1000G?! That's amazing. Man I love it. Wish that seat weren't so tall.
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    New (motorized) Family Member

    I have been. Think I'll take it in to work tomorrow...
  8. KillRamsey

    5 Hours at Arches National Park

    Just a way to break up a 17 hour drive into two days, we stopped for the night in Moab, Utah. The next morning (yesterday morning, as I type this), we got up at 5am and headed into the park to beat the crowds and see the sunrise. I had the XT1 with Rokinon 12, and XE3 with Fuji 35 f1.4. We were...
  9. KillRamsey

    New (motorized) Family Member

    Thank you, sir.
  10. KillRamsey

    New (motorized) Family Member

    Rode it to work 2 days in a row - once to get it plated, then once to drop my daughter off at school / pick her up in the afternoon, back down to work, then home. So I've gone from 1 ride to 5 or 6. The bike is slowly shrinking, which is desperately needed. It gets a little smaller and lighter...
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    New (motorized) Family Member

    Hey, we don't HAVE to choose!
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    New (motorized) Family Member

    Perhaps THE biggest reason we upped and moved so far away was the vastly lower number of knuckleheads out here. Deer, the occasional meth head, and stray corner gravel are my new enemies. And thank you.
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    New (motorized) Family Member

    In 2004, just before I got married, a beloved coworker who had heard me rambling about missing the dirt bikes of my youth got me a 1980-something Suzuki GS300L, a road bike, albeit small and weak. I knew nothing about maintenance, so it gave me maybe a year of service, then died. I moved on to a...
  14. KillRamsey

    Impromptu Trip to Cannon Beach

    Gorgeous - you've gotta feel pretty lucky to get such a sunny day there.
  15. KillRamsey

    A Wedding (with the XE3)

    The final products are all going to be jpgs, so if you're good at getting it right in-cam, you're already almost done my way. I don't even own a computer, I use a work laptop that's locked down, so I have no raw converter. Thus, as long as I get the photo 95% right in-camera, all I have to do...
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    A Wedding (with the XE3)

    The setup: A very good friend was getting married 2,500 miles away, on a budget. He asked me and his cousin to both shoot it. Cousin has some decent experience, has good gear (Canon 6D), and is a great guy to boot (we've hung out a few times). My XT1 isn't back from repairs yet, so it would be...
  17. KillRamsey

    I moved. Come see.

    Had a friend visit from out of town with her 2 Aussies. They're kinda high strung, but very sweet. The wife managed to convince them to ride in the cargo bike, so they got to come with us on a ~15 miler this weekend. KBRX7554 by gordopuggy, on Flickr Jumped in the river, because it's been near...
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    I moved. Come see.

    Oh and a side note: wife is carrying a baby for another couple, acting as a surrogate. They're French, can't conceive on their own, and have been waiting years for a match, so this feels awesome. Thus, no cigars for me. :)
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    I moved. Come see.

    Thanks a ton, all. The kid is indeed growing at an alarming rate. She likes it here, has made good friends, likes the school, and can ride her bike there like she used to in Cambridge. It's been exactly 2 years right now, pretty much. Nutso.
  20. KillRamsey

    I moved. Come see.

    This weekend we explored another of Oregon's Scenic Bikeways (officially recognized / signed / websited / etc "nice longish routes to bike," if you will...). This one, the Tualatin Valley, is northwest of Portland, and connects a smallish town to another distant smallish town via some farm roads...
  21. KillRamsey

    Heidelberg, Germany

    I never went. Always heard it a college town, but not in the exciting way.
  22. KillRamsey

    Windsports, Hood River OR

    Spring has sprung again, the winds are up, it's 60's / 70's each day, and my buddy tipped me off he'd be back out today on the river. I used the 50-230, the 56, and even a little of the 35 1.4, though few of those wound up being keepers. Notes to Future Me: 1. At f2, the 56 is sharper than the...
  23. KillRamsey

    Morning Beach Walk

    That is a looooooong pier out there.
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    Yellow Cannondale

    I've said this elsewhere, but this basic style of bike* is being replicated now somewhat by the better frame builders, albeit with disc brakes and slightly wider tire clearances, because it WORKED. They're phenominal little chameleons that can pull off many different kinds of duties extremely...
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    Yellow Cannondale

    1. That model and color came out about 1996, but it looks new. Everything on it is clean, except the drivetrain, meaning it gets cleaned off regularly but also gets ridden a lot. 2. The replacement tires are pretty good, not cheap. 3. The lock is also fairly decent, looks like a combo ABUS lock...
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    Yellow Cannondale

    Someone still loves that bike a lot, you can tell.
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    Ice

    Wow!
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    Ice

    Man that's cold. We're back above freezing here 24/7 right now, so no ice for me at present. Did you brace the camera on the bike for the longer exposure water shots?
  29. KillRamsey

    NYE bonfire party

    Def mechanical shutter. Maybe I had my shutter speed too high, but A) I severely doubt it given how damned dark it was, and B) I'm not sure the camera wouldn't still send the signal to fire the flash anyway... oh well.
  30. KillRamsey

    NYE bonfire party

    95% sure I did, yes. It works with the remote commander on it - I've used that a few times in the past week, and haven't changed any settings that would affect it.
  31. KillRamsey

    NYE bonfire party

    Got invited to a bonfire party down on the sand by the river. There were fireworks, free beer, and lots of friends -- and my father in law is in town, so we had free babysitting, which is totally (maybe) the best part. I brought the rokinon 12, and the 56 1.2. I also brought a flash, but...
  32. KillRamsey

    Golden Surf

    That's "stock photo" good, which is a compliment.
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    There's no place like Moab.

    Those are very, very nice. Love the foreground interest in several of them.
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    A chilly bike ride

    A distinct advantage...
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    A chilly bike ride

    That's a gorgeous place. If it were out here in Oregon, those waterfall pools would be full of bearded hipsters.
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    Headlight trails

    They're not all that great, but it was still fun. Still surprising, I guess, that the camera would let you DO that, that combination of settings. DSCF3007RT by gordopuggy, on Flickr DSCF3023RT by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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    Headlight trails

    I managed to try this out a few times back in Boston when I had a tripod still. I think my favorite was actually done jpg only, in Advanced mode, where it was selective color Red only. Then I got tail lights going through Harvard Square, on long exposure. So you had this sharp b&w picture of the...
  38. KillRamsey

    Sunrise this morning

    Dropping off daughter at school has to happen within a 10 minute window, which means the bike to work following it happens at pretty much the same time for me each morning. So I get to observe how much dimmer it is each progressive day, right now. Peak Sunrise viewing was last week... it wasn't...
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    I moved. Come see.

    I don't miss being near Boston. That kind of traffic / road rage is 95% of why we moved to Oregon... there's a finite limit to how much of that agression and stress anyone can take, and we were getting very close to finding out what our limit was. I miss my friends there, badly, but ... this is...
  40. KillRamsey

    I moved. Come see.

    We bought a house. It's up in the heights, so my commute went from 1 mile downhill to 2 miles downhill... in the morning. The return trip is 437 feet of gain in 2 miles, which is a pleasant, warming workout that should help keep me from getting too fat and lazy. On the way in, I've started...
  41. KillRamsey

    A rainy Monday morning

    Damn! The little hike we did in Colorado a few weeks ago, up a fire road to a fire watch tower, passed what seemed to be a sanctioned spot to fire guns. 3-4 trucks there at all times, targets set up among the stumps, constant gunfire. You could never get away from the sound of it. Happens a lot...
  42. KillRamsey

    A Visit about a Volvo

    A good friend from back in Boston wanted a very good 70's Volvo brick wagon, and found one out here, in Portland OR. So he flew out, picked it up Friday, and stayed with us this weekend before starting the big road trip back. We showed him around as best we could. KBRX0428 by gordopuggy, on...
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    A rainy Monday morning

    Looks like a quiet place - and you said you had company. I struggle with that out here, making places look emptier than they were in reality. It pays off when you can manage it.
  44. KillRamsey

    Overnight Hike, Glacial Lake

    Thanks, all. That's my hope as well - that she comes to see all this as not just "normal" or "acceptable," but "necessary."
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    Overnight Hike, Glacial Lake

    A friend turned 40, so their family invited us to join them on a hike to a little glacial alpine lake in Washington saturday-sunday. This was the first trip like that with our daughter, somehow. We overpacked, and the "easy looking" 2.1 mile hike turned out to be 3/4 uphill, then 1/4 downhill. I...
  46. KillRamsey

    Seneca Creek

    In the non-people-containing shots, the lower perspective really helps them stand out.
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    Seneca Creek

    Oh man - love the last 3 especially.
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    Autumn 2017

    I saw a few trees changing while biking on that wooded trail on the west side of Portland last weekend, but it's not really "Fall" here yet. Though, with the raging forest fires creeping closer to downtown, I'm about ready for 55 degrees and rain, pronto. Kick 'er into gear, Mother Nature.
  49. KillRamsey

    I moved. Come see.

    Ok, happier pictures. We fled to Portland for the weekend, partly for clean air, partly because our visiting friends from Boston were there. You know me... we biked around, drank beer, ate good food. We also recorded a podcast with Sprocket, a bike-themed podcast produced out of an Airstream...
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