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  1. #171
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    Some of the trash is dangerous to other vehicles such as cyclists and motorcycles. How would you like to run over a broken bottle at 80mph on a Harley?
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  2. #172
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    I don't like it at 50 mph on my bicycle either. Skinny 120psi tires and anything sharp don't mix well. Luckily I have never had a blowout at high speeds on a descent yet.

  3. #173
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    DPR,

    Hope the nasty weather out in the plains is not hitting you too hard. Probably a good day to either drive, "damn the tornadoes, full speed ahead". Or just hunker down and take a relaxing break from the hectic migration cross country.

  4. #174
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    Kdosden; Me either. There are a number of hills in my area that can give you a white knuckle downhill, steep grade and sharp turns.
    I have been looking into getting a wider tire bike to use to get about to different photo sites with a practical, and safe way to carry my gear. ( I don't drive)
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  5. #175
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
    Edit photos added 28/5/13 (photo of Buffalao Bill from a separate town about 100 miles distant from the museum, he's obviously well renowned and important to this town too but I didn't find out why.
    Buffalo Bill was a prominent character in that part of the U.S. and born in near LeClaire, Iowa, just north of where you were. Probably a connection there somewhere. Sometimes cities just adopt local historical characters to bring in tourists. i.e. Steinbeck was a Salinas kid, but Monterey has some claim to fame from the book Cannery Row, and his brief time living in Pacific Grove, hence a bunch of Steinbeck lore and landmark naming.
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    Binghamton, NY was home to Rod Serling and holds a video festival for scholastic videos every year. The High School theater is named in his honor.
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  7. #177
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    Falcoln I found when I had 2 bikes I only used the lighter one with narrower tires, it's hard to motivate yourself to take the slow bike out of the shed.

    Today we drove the last 2 hrs to Dayton Ohio and spent a very long and rushed day in the military aircraft museum (Nat Museum of the USAF). I only got to read about 1/30th of the plaques, the place is huge. We spent about 8 hrs there with the family saying "if you don't move faster you'll never make it to the last gallery". I loved seeing the SR71 Blackbird and was surprised to see a U2 on display (but up high out of sight rather than in a position of honour). While they didn't have the Enola Gay the museum did have the Bockscar which dropped the Fatman plutonium bomb on Nagasaki. All in all this was another series of important lessons for the kids. If this museum no-one other than me mentioned as a must see was this comprehensive then it leaves me very concerned for getting through 3 Smithsonian Museums in 3 days.

    The aircraft halls were very dark and impossible to photograph, I'll post some happy snaps later but everything was ISO2500 F2.8 with very slow shutter speeds. There won't be any high art and very few keepers even for snapshots. If I didn't have the family with me then it would be heavenly for photography with a tripod and about 5 days - shame I don't have that time luxury. So far I've carried my tripod half way round the world and only used it for 2 hrs at Grand Canyon and a night shot from a hotel window .

    The trip odometer on the car is now 4,900 miles or 8,000km. At least the long haul east is done and after a short 5 hrs in the car tomorrow we'll be free to investigate a big city (Washington) and leave the car parked at the hotel. I've paid extra to get a hotel a close walk from the Smithsonian.

    The following aren't my fav photos but they're a good teaser of the extent of the museum. Apologies the set doesn't include an SR71 shot.
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  8. #178
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    Whatever is missing from the collection you witnessed today... is in The Smithsonian... including the X15, and a ton of aero-tech (engines and etc.). We actually covered it in a day.

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    The Air and Space museum in DC is quite well lit and you should be able to get good shots. When I went there I was shooting K64 in an Olympus OM2.
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    Agreed. The X15 shot was with a Nikon CP990.
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