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Who rides Motorcycles?
Nigel Kinrade, Photographer
Alpharetta | GA | USA | Posted: 3:55 PM on 12.09.05
->> A little off topic but following the recent post of who shoots motorcycles, who actually rides them. I love to jump on my Yamaha R6 and hit the North Georgia backroads, it is a total escape from the normal everyday things we do and a great way to relieve stress. Anyone else?
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Pete Lorence, Photographer, Student/Intern
Loughborough | Leicestershire | UK | Posted: 4:44 PM on 12.09.05
->> I love my motorbike, looking to getting a BMW GS1200 soon, use it as my main form of transport for work, cut through the traffic with ease and relax at the same time.
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 4:50 PM on 12.09.05
->> BMW R1100R-SE
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Bruce Ely, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 5:29 PM on 12.09.05
->> BMW k1200GT
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Adam Bettcher, Photographer
Eden Prairie | MN | USA | Posted: 5:32 PM on 12.09.05
->> Just got my first bike this summer, I figured that I would start small and work up. Got a Yamaha XT225 Dual Sport. Wishing for a BMW F650 Dakar or 1200GS.
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Lucas Jackson, Photographer
Ventura | CA | USA | Posted: 5:40 PM on 12.09.05
->> We had a discussion about this in a gas thread once upon a time. I own a 1995 Honda 600CBR RR. Fun stuff especially in the Californian back roads and I get alot of miles to a little fuel which is nice too. I am heavily considering getting a Lowepro Dryzone 200 to take with me to simple assignments here in town, anyone use one of these? How much stuff can it hold?

Lucas
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Craig Mitchelldyer, Photographer, Assistant
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 7:13 PM on 12.09.05
->> 2006 Harley Davidson Road King Custom for me. I'm loving the sunny weather we are having right now, even if it is 32 degrees!
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David Stout, Photographer
Jonesboro | AR | USA | Posted: 7:17 PM on 12.09.05
->> KDX 200
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Todd Kirkland, Photographer
Dallas | GA | USA | Posted: 7:31 PM on 12.09.05
->> I ride a Yamaha Road Star and frequently go up into the N. Georgia Mountains. We ride to Hiawassee, Helen, and wherever else we get the urge to go. A few weeks back we headed up to Cherokee NC and Gatlinburg TN all in a day. Leaves were falling on us the whole time. What a great day.
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Les Hassell, Photographer, Photo Editor
Longview | TX | United States | Posted: 7:52 PM on 12.09.05
->> Well, I hate riding when its cold so my old ironhead sportster is getting a facelift and is sitting in peices on my living room floor at this very moment... hopefully, it'll be leaking oil, rattling bones and bustin' ear drums by spring.
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Matt Franz, Photographer
Dayton | OH | USA | Posted: 8:47 PM on 12.09.05
->> 2001 Honda Shadow ACE 750. Current 6 inches of snow on the ground has pretty much garaged my bike for a while.
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Richard Ritari, Photographer
Gainesville | FL | USA | Posted: 9:34 PM on 12.09.05
->> One of the best things about living in Florida is that you can ride a motorcycle every day of the year.

Here is a photo of me and my "scooter", which currently has over 85,000 miles on it.

http://fpol2002.richardritari.com/fpol2002/goldwing.html

Richard
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Ian Elliott, Photographer
Nashville | TN | USA | Posted: 10:22 PM on 12.09.05
->> 1965 Harley Davidson Electra Glide 1200 cc Candy Apple red.
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Steven Cabana, Photographer
Milpitas | CA | USA | Posted: 10:26 PM on 12.09.05
->> Started about 6 months ago, 1994 Yamaha XJ600 Seca II
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Paul Carvill, Photographer
Brigg | Lincs | UK | Posted: 2:44 AM on 12.10.05
->> I sold my race bike in June this year, but miss it loads. I won't buy another bike to ride on the road again as my brain switches off as soon as twist the grip.....

This video show why I am better of on the race track and definately not on the road....lol

Only watch if you have a sense of humour, and its safe in front of any children.

http://www.bikegen.com/unduecare.mpg
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Paul Carvill, Photographer
Brigg | Lincs | UK | Posted: 2:46 AM on 12.10.05
->> Heavy bandwith useage has had it removed.... Oh well.

http://www.flying-sparks.com/gallery/albums/Se7en/press.jpg
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Stephen Scharf, Photographer
Castro Valley | CA | USA | Posted: 2:47 AM on 12.10.05
->> I've got a 2001 Honda CBR600F4i. Great bike. I've been riding since 1987; all Hondas, though I roadraced for five years at Sears Point in Northen California on a little 250 Kawi Ninja and a Yamaha FZR400.

Me at a trackday...

http://photos.imageevent.com/puma_cat/personalmotorcyclingphotos/websize/St...
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paul barton, Photographer
Sutton | UK | UK | Posted: 6:15 AM on 12.10.05
->> well i raced for 8 years,
2 years on an nc30(whick i still use as a track day bike) and 6 years on tz250's(the closest you can get to a gp bike without having the talent!)
my garage has the nc30,ktm 525 exc supermoto,rd350 lc(in bits) and a scooter for getting round london.
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Michael Springfield, Photographer
Smyrna (Atlanta) | GA | USA | Posted: 6:47 AM on 12.10.05
->> 1986 Good Wing Aspencade - Thinking about looking into a newer Harley next spring. Don't tell the wife....

http://www.pbase.com/mspringfield/toys
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Randy Janoski, Photographer
Washington DC & Nashville | TN | USA | Posted: 8:26 AM on 12.10.05
->> A 1951 Harley Knuckle Head and I've been looking at a Boss Hoss...but I just can't bring myself to take that much money out of savings!
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Paul Carvill, Photographer
Brigg | Lincs | UK | Posted: 10:46 AM on 12.10.05
->> RD350 LC.. Now that is one bike I would like in the garage.
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Jason Johns, Student/Intern
Columbia | MO | USA | Posted: 10:55 AM on 12.10.05
->> Mine's a Yamaha Virago 535-- not too many of them around that I've seen. It's been in my garage for way too long waiting for a carb cleaning. Maybe I'll have time over Christmas...
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Mike Doran, Photographer
Petaluma | CA | U.S.A. | Posted: 11:00 AM on 12.10.05
->> I have a 2003 CRF 230 that one of my clients gave to me.I am at this moment loading up the truck to go riding on a friends backyard track.I have been riding for over 25 years first with street bikes and now on dirt and supermoto bikes.Riding motorcycles is what got me into photographing motorsports.It is a good release of pent up energy.
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Ron Kovach, Photographer
Kennedale | TX | USA | Posted: 11:07 AM on 12.10.05
->> Honda Classic
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Mitchell Clinton, Photographer
Carlsbad | CA | USA | Posted: 11:24 AM on 12.10.05
->> 1959 Vespa GS150!!!
Born to be mild!
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Mark Watkins, Photographer
Acworth | GA | USA | Posted: 2:14 PM on 12.10.05
->> 1977 Yamaha DT400 and a 1982 Honda MB5
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Craig Peterson, Photographer
St. Petersburg | FL | US | Posted: 6:45 PM on 12.10.05
->> I have ridden motorcycles since I was a kid...That is, until I moved to Florida. The area I live in is the most densely populated county in the state (lots of cars), and after almost getting killed on a number of occasions, I decided to give it up. It's too bad, because I really miss it. My last bike was a Honda CB-1.
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John Absalon, Photographer
Centreville | VA | USA | Posted: 8:04 PM on 12.10.05
->> I had the honor and privilege to ride for three and a half years as a Motor Officer with the Fairfax County Police Department (VA). They ride the Police Version of the Harley Davidson Electra Glide, and are some of the most talented riders I have ever seen. It was by far the most fun I have had during my 23-year career in law enforcement. Although I had already left the section, the last time I was on any motorcycle was to escort the funeral procession of my former Captain who was killed in the line of duty in a traffic accident while riding his Police Motorcycle. RIP Tommy, maybe one day I'll get back in the saddle.
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Ken Shelton, Photographer
Wyckoff | NJ | USA | Posted: 10:12 PM on 12.10.05
->> 2002 Harley Road King
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 11:00 PM on 12.10.05
->> BMW 2002 R1150GS Adventure
BMW 1999 R1100RT
Yamaha 1974 RD400

It's way cool that all these people on SS have bikes and ride... I'm heading to church on mine in the am. supposed to be a balmy 40 degrees out at around 10am...
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Colin Corneau, Photographer
Brandon | MB | Canada | Posted: 11:36 PM on 12.10.05
->> Suzuki Madura 1200.

I went on a 3 week trip through western Canada, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and back this summer. It was a great way to travel and photograph -- used a small digital P&S and a small 4x5 pinhole.
It was fun, not only for the ride but also breaking out of the usual newspaper shooter frame of mind.
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paul barton, Photographer
Sutton | UK | UK | Posted: 6:17 AM on 12.11.05
->> well if were adding trips to the list............
i went to vietnam and did 1000km in 5 days on a minsk,which is a type of russian motorbike,(very basic but perfect for the conditions), in the hills north of hanoi and all the way upto the chinese boarder.
literally a life changing experiance for me,you can read all you want about the place but until you get there you cant belive how some of the people live.

paul
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Shaun Sartin, Photo Editor
Aurora | IL | 60506 | Posted: 10:55 AM on 12.11.05
->> Mystic Red 1994 BMW K1100LT
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Paul Merritt, Photographer
Bradenton | FL | USA | Posted: 7:42 PM on 12.11.05
->> Raced Motocross and Off road stuff for 10 years, until a crash that broke my neck and changed my goals in life. Just shoot them now.
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Rick Giase, Photographer, Photo Editor
Arvada | CO | USA | Posted: 7:53 PM on 12.11.05
->> I ride a BMW1150 RS. Been riding for 30 years. Started by rding 100 mile enduro races across the Arizona desert. Recently found a company (Edleweiss) that does motorcyle tours all over the world. Within the last few years I'v'e done a tour of Tuscany, Rome to Sicily and Southern Spain. Riding in Italian traffic circles is a rush.
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Andrew Wheeler, Photographer
Capitola | CA | USA | Posted: 6:54 PM on 12.12.05
->> Well, toured Europe and Eastern Europe (when it wasn't so friendly) on a BMW 800RT, and right now my wife and I are looking at (lusting after) either a Ducati DS1000 S or some huge KTM...

Andrew :)
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Phil Wever, Photographer
Montgomery | IL | USA | Posted: 9:20 PM on 12.12.05
->> 2005 Honda VTX 1300 R Candy Red...
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Mike Doran, Photographer
Petaluma | CA | U.S.A. | Posted: 9:25 PM on 12.12.05
->> Santa all I want for Xmas is the new 2006 Aprilia Supermoto bike the street legal version.Oh whoops wrong thread.
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Isaac Davis, Photographer
Saugus | CA | USA | Posted: 11:23 PM on 12.12.05
->> I ride a 2001 Honda CBR929RR. One of my favorite trips was to photograph the WSB Races at Laguna. I rode the bike from L.A. with all my clothes and gear in a tankbag, and a backpack strapped to the rear seat.
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Adam Bettcher, Photographer
Eden Prairie | MN | USA | Posted: 5:25 PM on 07.05.06
->> Thought I would revive this thread. After a year (almost) on a 1993 Yamaha XT225, I finally upgraded and got a 2006 BMW F650 GS Dakar. I've had it only 2.5 weeks and already have almost 800 miles on it. I will post some photos soon.
~Adam
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David Griffin, Photographer, Photo Editor
Concord | NC | USA | Posted: 5:38 PM on 07.05.06
->> 2002 Honda Shadow
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Jeff Mangum, Photographer
Bullhead City | AZ | | Posted: 9:16 PM on 07.05.06
->> 1998 Honda Shadow
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Ric Tapia, Student/Intern, Photographer
Santa Barbara | CA | USA | Posted: 9:37 PM on 07.05.06
->> I worked at a Harley-Davidson Dealership for about four years. If you need or want a Harley let me know. I do not own one personally but my father lets me ride his 1999 H-D FXR3 and his 2005 H-D V-Rod. The V-Rod is my favorite. I recently completed a 1200 mile ride with him and close friends and family.
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Ron Kovach, Photographer
Kennedale | TX | USA | Posted: 9:53 PM on 07.05.06
->> Honda American Classic but I go slow. Old and still learning.
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Robert Redmond, Photographer
Foster City | CA | USA | Posted: 10:29 PM on 07.05.06
->> '04 CBR 1000RR and a 03 CBR600RR in the garage. Been riding for about 25 years. Done about 100 trackdays.

Here's one of me at Thunderhill on my '01 Ducati 996
http://robertredmond.com/personal/passion/images/7.jpg
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Mike McKinney, Photographer
Albuquerque | NM | USA | Posted: 11:26 PM on 07.05.06
->> Honda CRF250, my son has a CRF100. Looking at getting a road bike soon, either a Harley Street Bob or go all out with a Suckerpunch Sally's custom hardtail.
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Derek Pearson, Photographer
Tumwater | WA | USA | Posted: 12:54 AM on 07.06.06
->> I rent harleys every now and then for summertime jaunts with my wife, don't enjoy motocycles enough to buy one though. Makes more sense for me to rent when I get the urge and then give em back :)
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Derek Pearson, Photographer
Tumwater | WA | USA | Posted: 12:57 AM on 07.06.06
->> And actually I do the same with cars. I have a couple beater cars for around town emergencys, but I usually don't drive at all during the week. On weekends I rent cars for my wedding gigs :)
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Jane Tyska, Photographer
Oakland | CA | USA | Posted: 3:15 PM on 07.06.06
->> 1987 Yamaha Virago 750...only because of poverty, but it's a great dependable bike. I'd own a Harley softail deluxe if I could afford it! I have a Domke strap which turns the bag (a relic) into a backpack for when I use the bike on the job. Great way to get to breaking news...and if/when another quake hits the Bay Area, I'm ready...
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Ken Charnock, Photographer
Mooresville | NC | United States | Posted: 11:02 AM on 07.07.06
->> I ride a 2005 H-D Softail Deluxe. Soft bages are small, cannot take much camera equipment.

Ken
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