Monday, March 16, 2009

Monkey Butt

I've been advised by epiphysis on VTXcafe forums that AntiMonkeyButt is a good thing to have on long motorcycle trips. I'm sure I will be thanking him this summer.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Flickr is Knowledge

I've been combing the internet to find information about solo cross country motorcycle trips. It's about four months until I embark on my adventure.
Flickr is a great research tool. I know Google is everybody's first choice in search but a flickr search is better in some ways for accessing people with specific interests without all the commercial sites, blogs, ads, etc. You just get mostly great pictures and with insightful comments and groups of like minded individuals. My search for "Motorcycle road trip" gave me 9375 results and some stunning photos.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cross country on a motorcycle

Originally uploaded by chase20
This is what I'm going for on my trip this summer. I came across this photo by chase20 while browsing flickr for motorcycle pictures.

Monday, March 2, 2009

HD Video with Nikon D90

Snow Birds Eating from Michael Brashier on Vimeo.

As it happened we got a beautiful snow storm the day after I got my new Nikon D90. Here's some video of the birds in my front yard that I shot using the D90's HD video feature.
I love the video. My only complaint is that there is no auto focus in video mode so you're limited to filming things that don't move very much.