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post #11 of 16 Old 01-04-2016, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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I just now got around to looking up this location
https://goo.gl/maps/9CZ5mb9erou
Very close to me.
I've been down that way many times over the years. The smaller the road, the better it is.
Yes, the whole area is full of these small roads that are tailor-made for the CBR250R. Look at SE Indiana between Madison and Aurora...I love riding over there too.

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Seriously, is that the camera on your phone?
Yep! I have to confess to manipulation on the computer. The raw images from my iPhone 5S are overexposed and lack sufficient contrast.

What I do is open them in Microsoft Office Picture Manager and go into Brightness and Contrast.

I cut the Brightness because this drops the peak white level to correct for the overexposure. If blacks are crushed in the shadows, I increase Midtones. As a last step I will increase Contrast if needed to bring out the crispness. The last step is what will make a picture really "pop".
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nice pics. great concept, looks like a fun ride. I might have to borrow your idea come springtime.
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What windshield do you have on your bike? How do you like it? I am thinking about a zero gravity touring shield. Kinda looks like yours.
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Yes, it is a Zero Gravity Sport Touring. I'm 5'5" and it moved the slipstream from my neck to the center of my visor. This was a big improvement because it stopped my helmet from lifting and stopped the direct blast of cold air into my neck and up under the helmet into my face when riding in low temperatures.

It is very thin and somewhat fragile, however. A friend was helping me clean my bike and accidentally cracked it while rubbing on it a little too hard with a microfiber cloth and bug remover. I replaced it with another one, however because it just suits my needs perfectly. I have always been careful when cleaning it and haven't had any issues with breaking it myself.

Installation of any windshield that uses the stock mounting points is a chore on the CBR250R. That's not the fault of this windshield, just how our bikes are designed. You have to disassemble quite a bit of the plastics and front end, including the dashboard, to complete the installation.
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oh man... even though there's the Rocky Mountains right by me... I moved here from central Ohio and loved exploring roads like these in southern Ohio with my old Miata; I miss that! ...I miss trees and the green.

Thanks for all the pics!
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I can understand how you'd miss the roads in the lower Midwest. You could spend a lifetime exploring and still never ride them all.

The Rockies feature beautiful scenery, though. I'd like to ride them someday.
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