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PGWelch
06-07-2009, 08:25 PM
Had a good day. Thanks to those of you who stopped. The pics will begin uploading in about an hour (9pm) and will probably start showing up SLOWLY on the server during the night. All should be ready for viewing on Monday morning. Pickens County was out and even stopped and asked me for a Pickens County business license. The deputy was very professional and very informative. I don't need a license just to take pictures. He also said that they were concentrating on the "squibs" (his words). I thanked him for keeping an eye on my safety and the riders safety and he went on about his business.

http://pgwelchphotography.com/gallery/8477431_mGpvd#557438160_YWmFF

bigboyon2wheels
06-07-2009, 11:19 PM
Hey man. Your work is awesome, after the pics finish loading im gonna get a few of them. Sorry in didnt get a chance to stop by. we were in a group every time. And how often do you post up on 178 to take pics?

DucatiJeff
06-08-2009, 07:29 AM
Great pics - just wish in a few of those that riders would understand that in the case of skin vs. asphault - asphault always wins. At least gloves for the passenger ...

Viper
06-08-2009, 08:33 AM
Indeed! And then get the officer to use the correct term rather than "squibs" to describe the t-shirt and shorts clad riders.:dance3:

rufrydrsc2
06-08-2009, 08:46 AM
Great pics - just wish in a few of those that riders would understand that in the case of skin vs. asphault - asphault always wins. At least gloves for the passenger ...
Fortunately if you notice the real riders that are railing are all wearing gear. You can't ever get completely away from squids in T-shirts. They usually only show up on the weekends and ride VERY SLOWELY up the mountian though. LOL

PG- It was nice finally getting to meet you. You picked a good spot especially with the police out in force b/c we didn't have to go that fast to rail. What I found surprising was that with all the complaints we hear about from the residents up there, I had all the cars warning me about the police as well as the bikes. When we first started out there was a guy that leaned halfway out his truck to let us know there were 2 waiting not too far up. All in all, a good relaxing day out. Except for unnerving myself a little grinding hard parts that first run up. LOL.

Ogre, nice meeting you. Wish you could've rode with us.

sdzx10
06-08-2009, 08:47 PM
It was nice to meet you PG and thanks for the pics.That was the first time getting my knee down on the street and you just about caught it on film. I swear it was down if only for a second.http://pgwelchphotography.com/gallery/8477431_mGpvd#557463448_7zS49

PGWelch
06-08-2009, 08:48 PM
In reply to bigboyon2wheels my shooting schedule is posted on my website.
http://pgwelchphotography.com

and the schedule is here
http://pgwelchphotography.com/gallery/8042713_cMP3H

Here is a tip for those riding in groups (when you want your picture taken) - SPREAD OUT. If you are bunched too close together I can't get good individual shots. If I do happen to get some individual rider shots, I won't be able to get all riders by themselves. In the section of 178 where I usually can be found, a 5 to 8 second separation is good for taking pictures. Another factor is my equipment. None of my cameras can process the amount of information quick enough to keep up with a group of riders. If you really want to be sure that I get some usable shots, make a couple of passes as individuals.

drinkoj
06-08-2009, 09:39 PM
LOL! I was riding with my daughter Sunday and on our way back down I saw you heading for the truck with the camera down. Then you heard my bike (not a loud one at all) and you swung around to get our picture real fast like. I was wondering if you were heading home and I guess I got my answer, our trip back down, we were photo 288/289 of 296. And good call on telling the po po your just taking pictures and no business license needed.

Didn't see anyone at the store, but hope we'll catch up with someone from here next time.

drinkoj
06-08-2009, 09:43 PM
Great pics - just wish in a few of those that riders would understand that in the case of skin vs. asphault - asphault always wins. At least gloves for the passenger ...

You would by chance talking about my daughter and I would you?

http://pgwelchphotography.com/gallery/8477431_mGpvd#557563038_rPnnC-M-LB


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Btw, it's a joke. Daughter and I are not fully covered but working on the gear slowly.

Desmo Demon
06-15-2009, 07:58 AM
the real riders that are railing are all wearing gear.

And what is even more cool is that one of the spots that Patrick likes to hang out in is a tight set of curves.......tight enough that these pictures are taken with the riders going UNDER the posted 45 mph speed limit.....despite how fast they may appear to be going. There are several curves on that road where you can easily drag a knee at 10 under the speed limit.

Carpe Diem
06-16-2009, 11:34 AM
I figured being out in the sticks there would be at least one 70' Dodge Charger power sliding past your vantage painted like the General Lee. This is the South right?






j/k.....y'all. :newrofl:

Dilliw
06-16-2009, 02:47 PM
Great pics - just wish in a few of those that riders would understand that in the case of skin vs. asphault - asphault always wins. At least gloves for the passenger ...

Hey they could be wearing that Bohn under armor.

Or not....

http://pgwelchphotography.com/gallery/8477431_mGpvd#557468061_M6ze9