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Old 10-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #61
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I rode Bald Peak today, there were some slippery spots, but still fun. I would ride in the rain, but can't afford the gear right now.
if you think gear is expensive, you should see how much it costs to pay a nurse to scrub gravel out of your skin.


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Old 10-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #62
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if you think gear is expensive, you should see how much it costs to pay a nurse to scrub gravel out of your skin.

Pretty sure he meant waterproof gear vs. non...

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #63
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if you think gear is expensive, you should see how much it costs to pay a nurse to scrub gravel out of your skin.
Meant Rain gear, I always wear protective gear.

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Pretty sure he meant waterproof gear vs. non...
Exactly.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:07 AM   #64
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Does commuting by bicycle count? I'm still riding in (almost) every day.

http://www.mapmyride.com/workouts/?

I'm getting a bigger trunk soon, for my bulkier winter gear, and I'm putting fairing on soon too...probably be my xmas present. :D I might try a full sock (enclosed on the sides) if I can find some good water resistant material that's not too heavy.

This is my commuter.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:22 AM   #65
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Does commuting by bicycle count? I'm still riding in (almost) every day.

http://www.mapmyride.com/workouts/?

I'm getting a bigger trunk soon, for my bulkier winter gear, and I'm putting fairing on soon too...probably be my xmas present. :D I might try a full sock (enclosed on the sides) if I can find some good water resistant material that's not too heavy.

This is my commuter.
I guess so, if you've got one of these.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:30 AM   #66
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I Ride: 1995 BMW K75
I plan on being a rounder, ride to work every day, about 40 miles round trip, so far my left ankle is all that showed up soaked on the ride in today, think i need some more goretex...

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Old 10-30-2012, 11:10 AM   #67
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I Ride: 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600; 2007 Yamaha FZ1 (the Mrs.'s bike)
This will be my fourth year in a row riding all year. Riding this time of year isn't nearly as much fun as in the summer - its still fun, especially when its windy - but getting to bypass all of the traffic by taking the HOV lanes is priceless.

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Old 10-30-2012, 11:24 AM   #68
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LOL, just got back from Dutch Harbor. It was 60 and sunny. The rain pounding on the roof woke Me up...,but yea I'll be riding. My gal put the 14 on the charger as soon as I had a flight reservation....,she knows my needs.

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Old 10-30-2012, 11:37 AM   #69
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I Ride: R1150GS, WR250R, KLR650, 450EXC
Last weekend...


And the weekend before...


Although I have missed a few days commuting over the last few weeks, I try to ride most days downtown to work.

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Old 10-30-2012, 03:36 PM   #70
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Raining so hard even the cars are shy.

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #71
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I Ride: 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer, 2009 Triumph Daytona 675
I commute in on my Moto Guzzi every day.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:18 PM   #72
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fairly new "waterproof" gloves had a little leakage. Sprayed waterproofing on the seams...failed on today's commute.

real waterproof glove suggestions welcome!

Back to the old 1st gear beaters since the new 1st gear pair failed and won't be dry in the morn

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:23 PM   #73
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I don't believe there is such a thing.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:34 PM   #74
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I Ride: Yamaha V-Star 1100 Custom
Rode today but maybe not tomorrow if my gear isn't dried out by then. :(

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Old 10-31-2012, 01:21 AM   #75
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, though I must say, the tour master transition 3 can ABSORB an impressive amount of water. I was getting dumped on for 45 min straight and came out relatively dry.

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:30 AM   #76
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fairly new "waterproof" gloves had a little leakage. Sprayed waterproofing on the seams...failed on today's commute.

real waterproof glove suggestions welcome!

Back to the old 1st gear beaters since the new 1st gear pair failed and won't be dry in the morn
The only pair that I ever saw work were rubberized gloves from a Hardware Store. I may get a pair myself soon if these new biker gloves don't work out.

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:47 AM   #77
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fairly new "waterproof" gloves had a little leakage. Sprayed waterproofing on the seams...failed on today's commute.

real waterproof glove suggestions welcome!

Back to the old 1st gear beaters since the new 1st gear pair failed and won't be dry in the morn
My Olympia Leather cold weather gloves (they aren't too hot unless it gets about 80) have stayed waterproof in some torrential downpours. Just make sure to put some waterproofing on them every year or so.

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Old 10-31-2012, 08:05 AM   #78
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My Olympia Leather cold weather gloves (they aren't too hot unless it gets about 80) have stayed waterproof in some torrential downpours. Just make sure to put some waterproofing on them every year or so.
I have the same gloves (the leather Gortex variety), and am kind of so-so on them. They're more waterproof than most, but that's only the gortex liner. After the last few 45 min or so downpours I've been through, the leather stays soaked for days without the heater/hair dryer treatment. Mine are already starting to show wear on the the left hand.

For the record, I'm right handed and take them off before...yep.

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Old 10-31-2012, 08:16 AM   #79
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I Ride: 2008 Ninja ZX14, 1977 Harley Superglide, Pro Street Chopper, 2006 Yamaha YZF R1
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I dont bother taking pics.

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Old 10-31-2012, 08:20 AM   #80
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I don't believe there is such a thing.
I havent found any...,
My ancient Gerbings seem to be better than most...,Was going to try the 1st Gear gloves designed for heated grips (getting away from the Gerbings power cord ) but the Gerbings still work so and it sounds like maybe the 1st Gear gloves arent perfect?

These work great on fish boats in Alaska...,totally waterproof and good to -15 !!

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