Photobike does Scotland

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A nod to Desmond and his photovan :smile: Although this doesn't carry as much or protect me from the rain, it gets me to interesting places.

This week I took a couple of days off work, and went up north through the Lake District and into southern Scotland.

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1. Through the Langdale passes

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2. The River Nith running through Dumfries

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3. The road to Laurieston

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4. The River Dee

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5. Talla Water flowing into Talla Reservoir

For the trip: pannier 1 for clothes and toiletries; pannier 2 for waterproofs and bike cover and small bag with D300/70-200mm, top box for bag with D700/17-35mm and various odds and ends. Bike weighed about 650 pounds fuelled and loaded without me. The route was 700 miles, took 2 days, cost about £100 in fuel, food and overnight stay, and 300 miles was through varying degrees of rain.

That is a camera inside the bike screen. I used a Nikon P2 on a Ram-mount ball arm to take video whilst I was riding. It is attached to the bar ahead of the instrument panel, but I am thinking of moving it to the handlebars where the vibrations (but not the rain) may be less.
 
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Great pictures. I often take the small motorcycle into remote parts of Northern Thailand and find it's a great adventure and motivator to go picture taking that way. Always a few great stories from such trips.

Tom
 
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Looks like a very interesting trip Patrick. Lovely images that capture the countryside perfectly - thanks for posting them......:smile:
 
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#5 is great. I deal with a lot of people from Scotland in my job so it's always nice to see the country from a non-touristy view.
 
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Beautiful. I'll be riding around in Scotland one day... I've done it in a car, which just made it so clear that it has GOT to be one of the most brilliant places to ride a bike. And the BMW GS is high on my list as well. :)
 
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Wow that takes me back!!

great pictures and biking in the lakes and scotland good on you ..damn that rainy stuff!!
 

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