Cool idea, or just silly?
Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:22 PM
Then I though, just because I can't go doesn't mean my camera cant.
Here's the kernel of my idea. Feel free to offer suggestions/improvements/criticism. This will, no doubt, take a village. I'm going to take my camera and ride to San Francisco from Santa Barbara. I'll take pics along the way, and once I get to SF I'll hand the camera over to a fellow VFRer. We'll have lunch, take a pic or two, and (s)he'll ride to where ever. Then VFRer hands the camera to VFRer 2, and so on and so forth. I'm hoping that people will join the camera for impruvto (sp?) VFR group rides along the way which can be planned on the thread. I don't care when this ends, as long as progress continues. If there are no updates for a month, yeah, I'd kinda like my camera back.
I'll put my address on the camera (I would like to get it back at some point), and every few days someone can reply to the thread with some uploaded pics. Ideally, there are some cameras that tag pics with the GPS location of where the pic was taken, and I'll try to get one of those.
Where will it go??? I think the cool thing is that it doesn't really matter as long as it goes somewhere... The goals are to a) meet fellow VFRers and b) promote the idea of a collective experience that many of us can participate in.
So what do you think? It's going to take more than three of us to make this ride.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:46 PM
Im assuming pictures will be posted and deleted along the way so there is enough room on the camera?
I will certainly volunteer for the second leg of the relay since im in the San Francisco area. Depending on when you decide to do it i will be riding up to Vancouver BC this summer and hoping to meet up with a few guys. or if its before that I can ride however far to meet up for the next hand off.
I think it would be really cool to see how far we could get it, and if it was possible to maybe get a loop around the US/Canada? Might be a little ambitious though
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:10 PM
I wasn't thinking about startin until June or possible July as both my birthday and MotoGP at Laguna Seca are in July. But if people are on board sooner than that, who am I to say no? The loop would be great (maybe we can get Booker in on the action), but if the sucker heads east and doesn't turn back I wouldn't complain. Do we have peope in Eastern Europe???
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:11 PM
02 VFR w/99,000 miles plus! Penske, revalved forks, V1, PP/PR2's
Thinking about a valve check at 100k, NOT!
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:14 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:20 PM
Camera once you get it back and not see it posted by other users in between, only thing is won't this be pretty much same as every rider taking pics and posting it here with there own camera and thus sharing the trip with every one ?
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:27 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:33 PM
Also, Im planning on leaving for Canada on June 25th. I could get it as far as Calgary, or somewhere in Montana or western Wyoming. It would also be cool if we could get it to the east coast, ship it over to the UK or Europe and keep it going!
and Ninjadoc, Although it may not be that different than just people uploading picture from their own cameras, i think its more the idea that is pretty damn cool. its just another excuse for people to meet each other and ride (like we really need an excuse.) and like mk2davis said, it would be cool to have a camera that has made it that far.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:48 PM
It's a really silly idea that just might work. (Hey, so was the first motorcycle.)
The potential is almost unlimited.
The logistics may be a challenge, but considering that most VFRD members are pretty laid back, they should be workable.
Great idea for a project.
I do think Ninjadoc has an idea that could also be neat if quite few people could work out a series of trips that could be put together.
The only real drawback I see is the amount of work and planning it will require.