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#1000579 - 11/09/17 07:12 PM Re: Dirt riding in Patagonia, AZ [Re: ArmyGuy]  
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Originally Posted by ArmyGuy
John, I have a GoPro mounted on my helmet that I set to take pictures every thirty seconds. I also have a larger battery for it that'll last 5-6 hours if I remember to turn it off at rest stops (it's not water proof though and when it's raining, I must use the original battery setup that'll last only a couple of hours). The other pics are taken with my Samsung Galaxy S6-Edge phone.

Thanks Mike.

I'll be trying out my DIY chin mount with my GoPro soon. I made a mold of the helmet with epoxy putty that will hold the mount, and then I bought some 3M VHB 4991 double sided stickum to secure it to the helmet. There are vids on youtube on how to do it.


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#1000622 - 11/10/17 12:41 PM Re: Dirt riding in Patagonia, AZ [Re: longjohn]  
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I think the chin mount would be pretty cool and it would definitely take the top of the helmet out of the photos.


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#1001910 - 12/04/17 03:58 AM Re: Dirt riding in Patagonia, AZ [Re: ArmyGuy]  
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Ventured out North of Patagonia around and through the Santa Rita mountains. It was a super fun trip today...160 miles total with about 110 of that on dirt.

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Too bad the bug guts/dirt muddled up this picture. The views around this mountain range are spectacular.

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We rode over/around this mountain twice today. Once in daylight and once to the light of the super moon.

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Riding on dirt after dark is an entirely new ball game for me. I realized I need something more powerful than the OEM headlight on my XChallenge.


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#1006325 - 02/27/18 02:06 PM Re: Dirt riding in Patagonia, AZ [Re: ArmyGuy]  
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Got to go ghost town hunting this past weekend out towards Ruby, AZ / Arivaca. Didn't see any ghosts but I think one may have helped cause a rear flat on my 650X... It was a good day for a ride....100 miles in the dirt.

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#1008610 - 04/01/18 02:43 PM Re: Dirt riding in Patagonia, AZ [Re: ArmyGuy]  
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Great stuff, Mike.


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#1012848 - 06/12/18 02:08 AM Re: Dirt riding in Patagonia, AZ [Re: ArmyGuy]  
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Took my buddy from California out for about 750 miles of mixed dirt/hardball riding this past few days.

We had beautiful desert and mountain views, hairpin curves, and carnage. His G650 Sertao decided to throw his rear taillight assembly into the desert...we never did find the stuff that fell off.

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#1012856 - 06/12/18 06:37 AM Re: Dirt riding in Patagonia, AZ [Re: ArmyGuy]  
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Very nice work.


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#1012925 - 06/13/18 01:04 AM Re: Dirt riding in Patagonia, AZ [Re: longjohn]  
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Thank you John. Even in the heat, it is very fun riding here. Can't wait to venture out to New Mexico, the northern part of AZ, or Utah.


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