I have to admit I've always fancied dirt-biking! I mean I do a lot of regular cycling in my spare time, which I guess you could say is one of my hobbies. Doesn't surprise me that Schilke is into dirt-biking at all lol, he seems like one of those types of guys.I recently spent a little over a week with a friend, who you might recognize, in Utah riding trail motorcycles and had an absolute blast. He owns eight trail and two motocross bikes and half of the trail ones are electric. Although the electric ones are great for riding around the track he created in his backyard, the gas-powered ones were much more suited for riding to the top of the nearby mountain peaks.
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Showing me how little there is to riding an electric motorcycle.
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First time on his track.
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It didn't take long to get used to it.
Scott gave my new drone a try and although he wasn't used to flying it, you can still get a good idea of the backyard track from the footage.
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After a couple of days on the track, we headed up the trail to Lewis Peak.
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Second stop at "Lunch Rock".
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Really like this bike!
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A few hours later we arrived at Lewis Peak.
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The view is incredible from 8031 feet (2248 m).
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We came along the trail that leads off to the right.
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Pointing to Willard Peak, where we'll be riding to the next time I return during the summer.
I haven't had so much fun on two wheel since riding motocross with my cousins when I was a teenager, so I was hooked and decided to buy my own trail bike shortly after returning home. After demo rides on a new Beta 350 and a ZERO FX...
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...I decided to go with the electric bike. Not only can I ride the backyard track and mountain trails, it can also handle our next destination - Moab!
I immediately took it out on local trails and couldn't be more pleased with the way it handles, the battery life and the unbelievable torque.
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There's no feeling like coming up on wildlife without startling them.
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So yeah, I guess I've got a new hobby now. ?
That looks gooood... I love the texture and the colors of the skySorry to resurrect this thread, but would be grateful for your opinions... I moonlight as an artist and am thinking about possibly doing some bespoke pieces or prints of theme park related loveliness. I wanted to see if anyone thought there was a market for it? If you think it's a rubbish idea- I wont be offended!!
Usually I do house portraits and 'special place' commissions (honeymoon locations, weddings, favourite pubs, local villages etc...)
Here's an example of the type of thing I do- I'm sure many of you will recognise the location! Price wise, I usually sell bespoke pieces (a5 ish) at around £100 including postage. Prints would obviously be significantly cheaper! I could in theory, do park skylines (think Disney castles), theme park hotels (like Santa Isabel, EP below), areas within theme parks (Say, Klugheim Phantasialand), specific rides/coasters etc...
Any thoughts or suggestions would be HUGELY appreciated. Thaaaanks! Oh- and if you did want to follow me on insta (where all my work is displayed) i'm on @mundaymuir.art
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