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A Thousand Words



Over the course of my time riding dirtbikes, I have snapped thousands of pictures to capture any single moment of one of my adventures. Each picture taken with a purpose, eventually ends up on a hard drive, an old photo album, or gets deleted before anyone else has a chance to see it.


That'll bend out...

The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words carries a lot of wisdom. Without a word, a picture can tell a number of stories, reach into the soul of the viewer, and generate every form of emotion.

I found myself the other day looking back through some of my pictures. I was digging deep into the recesses of my laptop files and ran across a number of albums that begged me to take a peak. I am glad I did.


That's why we ride!

What I found was a mixture of albums titles that stretched from locations, dates, titles of events or activities, and the always so exciting “Random Pics” file. As I scrolled through the options, my heart went back to the places and times that the pictures were taken.

It spurred a thought…Some of the best times in my life have been in the saddle of a dirtbike. I have taken pictures of many of those adventures. If there was one picture that I could pull out of all of the thousands of options, which would be the one that tells the best story?


A helmet full of of joy!

So there you have it. We are going to do a Photo Story contest. I have an official MotoMission Peru jersey or T shirt for the winner. I’ll build a panel of judges to determine which picture tells the best story. Send me your favorite picture with any dirt bike theme. That can be pretty wide open as long as the judge can tell it has something to do with dirtbikes or riding. One picture per TT member. It must be your own photo and by submitting, you are giving Thumpertalk.com permission to use it. Make sure it tells the viewer a story.

Please submit your entry to Scott@motomissionperu.com or send it via TT message. Entry deadline is the 15th of November and the winner will be announced during next month’s post.


I am looking forward to hearing your stories through a lens.


Until the next one,


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Amazing shots :thumbsup:, that mountaintop one is spectacular!

On the other hand.... That's the worst wreck I've ever seen, short of a fire... looks like the bike was hucked off a cliff?

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5 hours ago, smirmeister said:

That's the worst wreck I've ever seen, short of a fire... looks like the bike was hucked off a cliff?


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