Category Archives: KLR

Sunday ride with a camera, Nov 2016

Sunday afternoon ride on the KLR. Managed to sneak another short n cold but super fun exploratory ride around the Bozeman area. This time out to the Crazy Mountains to check out some forestry roads, then home via Livingston, hot chocolate and sunsets. Hmmm good.

Yellowstone NP quick camp ride n camp, Oct 2016

Quick out of town break over to Slough Campground to meet a couple friends on a saturday night. A little rain meant we had to make a tent to cook in, but it turned out great for drinking wine and staying dry.

Sunday ride out to Independence Montana, May 2016

Random weekend ride on a sunday to see how far down a dirt road I could get, and if I could manage to get up into the mountains yet to explore a ghost town and old mining site called Independence. Stopped in at Natural Bridge State Park along the way to check out the limestone landscape and tunneling river.  Awesome ride, until I hit snow at about 8000 feet. Plenty warm but the snow won out….. Giving it another month or so and ill try back.

Potosi Camping in Montana, June 2016

Found a wee spot for some high class camping up the valley from the Potosi camp grounds about 1.5 hrs from Bozeman. Great crew, some fun trails and epic setting. Summer in Montana is rocking.

Weekday riding around Bozeman, May 2016

Took a wee trip up north from Bozeman and circled around the Bridger Range of mountains, taking in some fun dirt roads and a wee ghost town called Maudlow, then home in the dark. So good.

Hike n a bike around Bozeman, May 2016

Took a hike up to The “M” (a painted stone M up on a prominent hill over looking Bozeman) and a quick moto over to Gardiner. Couple shots from along the way…

Carrizo Plain and Beyond, NYE ride, Dec/Jan 2015/16

New Years eve break from work. Had 4 days. Couldn’t resist getting away on the bike for a bit of exploring. Planned a trip down around the bottom of the central valley then back up the eastern side and home. Took in Carrizo Plain, Sequoia NP and my aunties house. All world class destinations. About 21 hours moving and 957 miles driven…

Panoramas from last weekends ride… August 2015

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Eastern Sierras Ride, August 2015

Realizing that we are on the tail end of summer and that the mountain passes wont stay open forever I packed the bike and made a rough plan to explore some spots in the Eastern Sierras. Basic idea was to summit Mt Patterson then head out into Nevada to look for some possible remote hot springs. The Patterson summit was great and I even found a new road that leads up there, the hot springs were unfortunately a bust. Not much out there except desert, desert and more desert. There is something really amazing about all that space though… Picts taken on a Sony A7II, Sony 24-70mm f/4 and a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8. Riding on a Kawasaki KLR650. About 860 miles all up.

Night exposures on Hwy 108, August 2015

Took a weekend trip over the hill to the Eastern Sierras from the Bay Area on the motorcycle this past weekend and brought along the camera (of course…). I have a 14mm Rokinon that has a Sony mount on it to fit my A7II. The Rokinon is a super fun and super wide lens I originally picked up to shoot friends mountain biking in NZ. Its f/2.8 so I thought it would be fun to try out some night shots while out in the woods where there is little light pollution from big cities. Couple that turned out OK. All shot on a Sony A7II with a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 manual lens. The first shot is 20 sec f/4 at ISO1600, and the other two are 20 sec f/4 at ISO3200.