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BrianF last won the day on August 2 2019

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    Napa Valley, CA
  • In My Garage:
    '16 Multistrada - Red
    '15 Alfa 4C Spider - Yellow

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  1. A reasonably modern sports car will demolish even the fastest bikes on twisty public roads. I put this theory to the test constantly in the hills above Napa...R1s, 1199s etc are dispatched with absolute ease, especially with the car's electronic nannies turned on. Same went for the MR2 Spyder I used to drive - the safety net is just so much bigger in a car, so you're more willing to push. Bikes only race ahead on the straights. It's about 60 miles for the "loop," and I'd guess I'm 10 minutes slower on a bike (ease of passing aside). It's a route I've ridden and driven
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    shop2

    *Borat voice* Very nice!!!
  3. BrianF

    IMG 4070

    First NorCal ride! Whose 500 is that?
  4. BrianF

    Hwy 1

    Ah yes the good ol days when some of the NorCal VFRD guys actually had VFRs
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    Rear View

    It is! I did a trackday there on the 7th - when it had about 500 miles on it. You've never felt terror like turn 1 on that baby - but the brakes are really good. Based on my features, you'd think I live at Monitor haha They're a safeguard - careful observers will note that I once had a black set of V35s on the 7th. The left latch broke after a tipover, I fixed it (I thought), and the bag eventually fell off and was hit by a Volvo (not joking). Both the latches on my [used] silver set seemed suspect - so on went the bungees. And eventually off went the bike!
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    Meet & Greet

    Get-togethers with other VFR-minded weirdos.
  7. BrianF

    The Road

    Don't forget Mountain View BBQ in Walker! Great brisket to fill you up after a trip over Sonora Pass on the way to Monitor.
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    The Road

    Agreed. I would actually count this section of CA89 as one of my favorite roads on earth. Scenic, never crowded, great (and clean) pavement, and long enough to get tired but not actually crash. I've literally ridden it 20 times in one day.
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    The Light

    Haha I wish. 12 Doublewood.
  10. BrianF

    Milky Way

    Yeah I carry a tripod - a lightweight (but full size) one with a ball head. Anything longer than about 1/10 sec. requires it, especially on a non-IS lens like this one (Rokinon 14mm). As far as DoF and focus, I set focus on the front fender reflector while I shine a flashlight on it (10x zoomed on live-view to make sure it's perfect). The super wide angle of the 14mm plus the long exposure time help get some additional depth - though if you look closely the stars and sky are pretty muddy. Clarity and sharpening in Lightroom prop them up a bit. I have a couple more fro
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    Milky Way

    No sir. Edited in Lightroom yeah, but a single exposure with my headlamp to light the foreground. No tricks. Thanks. 30 second exposure, yes. 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 6400. Super, super dark night on Big Sur at new moon. Zero natural foreground light.
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    Milky Way

    Thanks Dutchy. Just like with motorbikes it's "what a time to be alive..."
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