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Sierra Pelona Trail and parts of Artesian Spring Road.

The trail is located at the east of the Bouquet Canyon Road in the near city of Lake Huges.



Total distance of trail that I took was about 15 good miles.

Road condition is very good for even beginners like me, however there are some rocky sections at the south enterance (end of trail) of the trails.

And there are many cross sections (Y and T interscetion) with Rowher Trail; which is pretty difficult trail, finding right directions was challenging for me.

Highest elevation is about 4200 ft, and very moderate going up and down.

This trail has the long sections of road at the top of the moutain, I had enjoyed very nice sceneries.

Looking down the east part or trail, could see Angles Crest Forest Mountains range and steep Rowher Flat OHV Trails roads.

And looking the west part of trail, could enjoy Bouquet Lake area and around mountains with nice vista.



At this trail riding, there are many available rest and vista areas to enjoy relaxed riding.

During the riding, met a dirt rider with whom I had couple of cross riding on the trail.

He rode hard portion; Rowher Trail, I was on the easy part; Sierra Pelona, and had some nice chat with him.

On the video, there are few sections of he and couple of other dirt riders action.



Here is the very shorthened trail riding photos and video clips...

Tried to reduce play time, but still little lenghty for internet users.

Hopley, you may get some nice trail details and enjoy as I had enjoyed with riding.





[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf6PMY29-JE[/media]





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Thanks again for another fine photo/video ride report. Looks like your getting the hang of the off-trail riding, even the last harder mile.



It was funny to hear you chuckle when the dirt bike rider went by. I remember being surprised by a couple of dirt bike riders when they passed me when we were riding in a loose sand creek bed. Of course I dumped it in the sand, partly cause I was surprised (ok, scared) by the other riders, and partly because riding in sand sucks and I'm not good at it.



Again, thanks for sharing.
 

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Thanks again for another fine photo/video ride report. Looks like your getting the hang of the off-trail riding, even the last harder mile.



It was funny to hear you chuckle when the dirt bike rider went by. I remember being surprised by a couple of dirt bike riders when they passed me when we were riding in a loose sand creek bed. Of course I dumped it in the sand, partly cause I was surprised (ok, scared) by the other riders, and partly because riding in sand sucks and I'm not good at it.



Again, thanks for sharing.


Thanks admiral for comments.



When a dirt rider was passing over me with "da da da da...", I really suprised and scared because I didn't expected any of them while I was crousing slowly and relaxed.

Felt that I could loss bike control if he was passing just by close to me... ha ha ha
 

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Very nice BusyWeb. What camera do you use?
 

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Very nice BusyWeb. What camera do you use?


Thanks there...



My camera is Canon Powershot SX20 IS which is little bit bigger than point-shoot camera but has some nice functions like manual setting and good zooming features.

This manual setting of focus is sometimes very important when the camera is mounted on the vehichles; cage or bike.

I found that manual fouce or fixed-focusing give more clear depth of fields on the photos/videos >> from my experiences.



Whew...I forgot to take mounting photo again...

Camera is mounted on the my chest with couple of straps; this time I made some more advanced (??? ha ha ha) mounting device >>> PVC pipes

So that the camera could not be pushed back to my chest, the reason is that camera function (menu) buttons are back of the camera.

If I put camera too close to my chest, I could not use those camera menu buttons.

These PVC pipe creates little bit space between camera back and my chest.

Between the PVC pipe and my chest, I put some package sponges to make little comfort when tightened it.



Next time, let me put some photo ...
 

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Thanks there...



My camera is Canon Powershot SX20 IS which is little bit bigger than point-shoot camera but has some nice functions like manual setting and good zooming features.

This manual setting of focus is sometimes very important when the camera is mounted on the vehichles; cage or bike.

I found that manual fouce or fixed-focusing give more clear depth of fields on the photos/videos >> from my experiences.



Whew...I forgot to take mounting photo again...

Camera is mounted on the my chest with couple of straps; this time I made some more advanced (??? ha ha ha) mounting device >>> PVC pipes

So that the camera could not be pushed back to my chest, the reason is that camera function (menu) buttons are back of the camera.

If I put camera too close to my chest, I could not use those camera menu buttons.

These PVC pipe creates little bit space between camera back and my chest.

Between the PVC pipe and my chest, I put some package sponges to make little comfort when tightened it.



Next time, let me put some photo ...


A great report and video! I've been trying to decide on whether to get a still camera or video camera for my motorcycling adventures, so this was very timely for me. I like what you were able to accomplish with your small camera, and that you are taking the time to discuss the use of manual focus and greater depth of field---very useful information for my camera selection.



I also liked how you were able to intermix still shots, video, captioning, and creative beginning / ending transitions. What video editing software did you use to put this all together?



I think photography / videography in motorcycling could make a nice Forum topic all on its own. The cameras and software available today are just amazing---so much more advanced than the basic, 35mm photography class I took in college back in the mid-70s. You also show how neat it is to have some creativity and knowledge of fundamentals like depth of field. Again, great job and thanks for the useful information!



Corey
 

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Once again, a joy to watch. I especially appreciate the artistry that you blend with the 'heart pounding' action footage (
). A bit of tongue in cheek on the "action" part. I wish we lived closer together for our riding styles seem to be very similar. Now if we could only rid the trails of those 'ruffians'. Hard to imagine I carry a 520 master link in case I come across one of those fellows with a broken chain.



I am off work for a couple of days. YOur videos are so inspiring, I will try to do one of my own. Thanks.......... Gerry
 

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A great report and video! I've been trying to decide on whether to get a still camera or video camera for my motorcycling adventures, so this was very timely for me. I like what you were able to accomplish with your small camera, and that you are taking the time to discuss the use of manual focus and greater depth of field---very useful information for my camera selection.



I also liked how you were able to intermix still shots, video, captioning, and creative beginning / ending transitions. What video editing software did you use to put this all together?



I think photography / videography in motorcycling could make a nice Forum topic all on its own. The cameras and software available today are just amazing---so much more advanced than the basic, 35mm photography class I took in college back in the mid-70s. You also show how neat it is to have some creativity and knowledge of fundamentals like depth of field. Again, great job and thanks for the useful information!



Corey


Hi, Mr. Corey.

Thanks for the comments alot. ^^



I used to use Microsoft Movie Maker (free on PC), but as I wanted more (little more) options for editing movies I searched on the internet.

Found current editing tool; Corel Video Studio, at the on-sale-price from product web site.

Before buying it, I downloaded Trial-Version (30 days full functional application) and tried it.

What this application good about it is that PC (computer) hardware requirements is very low.

My PC is little bit old and not has much power for editing movies, however with this application, I can easily and smoothly edit my movies and photos without lagging the computer power.

So, I bought it without further thought.

As I told before, my original movies do not play well on my PC, slow and out of sync with sounds... ha ha ha, but with this application I could play well and edit well.



Thanks again.
 

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Once again, a joy to watch. I especially appreciate the artistry that you blend with the 'heart pounding' action footage (
). A bit of tongue in cheek on the "action" part. I wish we lived closer together for our riding styles seem to be very similar. Now if we could only rid the trails of those 'ruffians'. Hard to imagine I carry a 520 master link in case I come across one of those fellows with a broken chain.



I am off work for a couple of days. YOur videos are so inspiring, I will try to do one of my own. Thanks.......... Gerry




Thanks Mr. Gerry for the comments always.

I wonder if we have met before while on the bike-touring ???

Your photo looks very familiar to me, not kidding.

My other bike is Yamaha FZ6 and blue color, have you ever recall this on your trip?

Me is very skinny....

I may search my photo achives to find if I had taken photo of you !!
 

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Thanks Mr. Gerry for the comments always.

I wonder if we have met before while on the bike-touring ???

Your photo looks very familiar to me, not kidding.

My other bike is Yamaha FZ6 and blue color, have you ever recall this on your trip?

Me is very skinny....

I may search my photo achives to find if I had taken photo of you !!


Me is very skinny as well. Perhaps as we passed each other, given our 'thin' profile we fell from view. I am really not much of a road rider and try to use blacktop only to go from one trail to the other. I went on my ride today and took a bunch of video so I am glad you talked about your software, I will order the same. It is clear I will need to develop a unique style to make my videos interesting. Hearing a 200cc motor hold a steady 4000rpm and watching scenery 'flash' by at 14mph won't even hold my interest for more than a minute or so, and I recorded 54 minutes of that 'excitement'. I'll see what I can do. Gerry
 

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Hi, Mr. Corey.

Thanks for the comments alot. ^^



I used to use Microsoft Movie Maker (free on PC), but as I wanted more (little more) options for editing movies I searched on the internet.

Found current editing tool; Corel Video Studio, at the on-sale-price from product web site.

Before buying it, I downloaded Trial-Version (30 days full functional application) and tried it.

What this application good about it is that PC (computer) hardware requirements is very low.

My PC is little bit old and not has much power for editing movies, however with this application, I can easily and smoothly edit my movies and photos without lagging the computer power.

So, I bought it without further thought.

As I told before, my original movies do not play well on my PC, slow and out of sync with sounds... ha ha ha, but with this application I could play well and edit well.



Thanks again.


Thanks for the info on your video software. That is also great info to know--my computer is also a little old and slow (like me).

Corey
 

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Me is very skinny as well. Perhaps as we passed each other, given our 'thin' profile we fell from view. I am really not much of a road rider and try to use blacktop only to go from one trail to the other. I went on my ride today and took a bunch of video so I am glad you talked about your software, I will order the same. It is clear I will need to develop a unique style to make my videos interesting. Hearing a 200cc motor hold a steady 4000rpm and watching scenery 'flash' by at 14mph won't even hold my interest for more than a minute or so, and I recorded 54 minutes of that 'excitement'. I'll see what I can do. Gerry




Can't wait your videos!!

Recently, I spend some time on looking other YouTube videos so that I could learn nice video editing techniques they have done.

Some of them are really professional looking videos, and I couldn't figure out how they achieved the results.

I could get some inspiration from them and implementing on the my videos if I could do.

Also, I enjoy the "National Geographic" or "Nova" ; or kind of documentarty videos so that I could get some idea since I started the YouTube... ha ha ha (not much time on those videos recently)
 

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Thank You SO much for this video! I long to live in Cali when We still have two feet of snow here in april in VT. At least I can live thru your video this spring!
 

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Thank You SO much for this video! I long to live in Cali when We still have two feet of snow here in april in VT. At least I can live thru your video this spring!


Thanks...

I admit that here So. California weather is the best for the especially Bikers... ^^;
 
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