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Any new riders need some company?
#21
weather for weds looks less than favorable.... if forecast changes, i'll post something up tomorrow
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#22
I'll be down for a few rides, boys. I finally got a bike, so no more dreaming of going on the rides.


- Dan
I am Sidewinder. I bow to no one.
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#23
Soon! How come none of you guys have posted rides?!

I've been busy with a big move and such... But the weather is EXTREMELY favourable lately...

Get some rides going people! Ride with your PRS alumni! Wink
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#24
I rode to Tacoma and back on Sunday... I've got newfound hatred for two things, 1) concrete highways, 2) sub-zero temperatures at idle turned into -10 to -20 temperatures at speed. Frig I was cold coming home!

The upside... damn that highway moves! Fast lane traffic moves at 160+ km/h and nobody bats an eye... not that I would ever go that fast.... Woulda been nice to have company for the trip... next time!
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#25
WildPyro Wrote:I rode to Tacoma and back on Sunday

Did you hit up the Chuckanut Drive?
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Brose
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#26
Hi Smile
I'm a new rider and totally up for riding. I'm in the BBY area. I'm hoping to get my bike running by this weekend.


Ciao!
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#27
hi symona,

we have a evening ride from BBY to Richmond this coming Saturday. if you are interested, please check the other thread in this forum ' Sat. ride from BBY to Richmond '.
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#28
Cableguy Wrote:
WildPyro Wrote:I rode to Tacoma and back on Sunday

Did you hit up the Chuckanut Drive?

Missed out, though didnt miss sighing longingly at the exits off the I5 as I passed it... on the way down I was on a mission to meet up with my dad, who I hadnt seen in a couple years (pilot, happened to be making his first flight to north america in a long time, landing at seatac... but he was only there for one day)... the return trip home was -15 or so with wind chill... even with 3 long sleeve shirts (one thermal), thermal long johns, thermal socks, and leather jacket/pants.... i was freezing to death on the return trip... I thought I came prepared with all the extra clothes, but not nearly enough. My hands froze right up, had to keep stopping... lady at the cashier till at one gas station felt so bad she paid for my coffee personally...

... won't do that trip twice without different gloves.... not sure what to do about the boot situation, non-vented smx5 shoulda done the trick I woulda thought... couldnt fit more sock/leather in them if I tried...
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#29
Leathers = bad for cold. Leathers unfortunately retain the cold on the surface. Have to get some nice cold weather textiles, my friend (Naujik) just bought this wicked (bright neon yellow Scorpion 3/4 length textile waterproof) jacket that has a collar protection. Nothing gets through, and he's sweating in it. Another option is heated clothing.
Lined gloves is a must.
Boots are hard.. non-vented, wear winter socks. If you can get lined, even better, or if you want to go nuts, heated socks, gloves (or grips), jacket....

WildPyro Wrote:return trip home was -15 or so with wind chill... even with 3 long sleeve shirts (one thermal), thermal long johns, thermal socks, and leather jacket/pants.... i was freezing to death on the return trip... I thought I came prepared with all the extra clothes, but not nearly enough. My hands froze right up, had to keep stopping... lady at the cashier till at one gas station felt so bad she paid for my coffee personally...
... won't do that trip twice without different gloves.... not sure what to do about the boot situation, non-vented smx5 shoulda done the trick I woulda thought... couldnt fit more sock/leather in them if I tried...
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Brose
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#30
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#31
Live and learn I guess. My bike came pre-wired with two "outlets"... one for heated vest, one up at the bars for either heated gloves and/or powering gps/radar I guess? Not sure, haven't really looked into using any of it yet...

Warmer weather is on the way, and I've already invested way too much into my starter gear... as the summer comes to an end though and I push myself to riding sunny-but-cold fall days, I may look to expand my repetoire... I would have thought the thickness of leather would keep down wind chill a lot better than textile. Shows what I know...
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#32
WildPyro Wrote:thickness of leather would keep down wind chill a lot better than textile.

Blocks wind well, but not cold. Smile
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Brose
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