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Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,550
Posted By ColorItBlue
Sounds primitive but it is usually free and...

Sounds primitive but it is usually free and readily available. Used by racing cyclists the world over for the very purpose that you describe, blocking cold wind on the chest. A section of daily...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By ColorItBlue
If you're willing to come down to Signal Hill,...

If you're willing to come down to Signal Hill, this guy knows about fabrication work, Steen Chassis, all kinds of fancy welding:
...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,183
Posted By ColorItBlue
I have purchased lots of the monster Smartwool...

I have purchased lots of the monster Smartwool mountaineering socks and use the plastic bags inside of them.

The issue is not trying to keep the cold outside air from coming in but to prevent the...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,183
Posted By ColorItBlue
I know. But it works for me and lots of polar...

I know. But it works for me and lots of polar explorer types who use the vapor barrier liner (VBL) systems. Maybe its like a wetsuit in cold water that doesn't keep you dry but it does keep you...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,183
Posted By ColorItBlue
free and widely available

This is going to sound nutty BUT...
Grab a couple of the super thin plastic bags in the produce area at the market, put your feet into the plastic bags then put the socks over that, eliminates...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 44,004
Posted By ColorItBlue
The BMW 650 single cylinder loaner from the...

The BMW 650 single cylinder loaner from the dealer while my 2008 R1200R was being serviced. Zzzzzzzzz
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By ColorItBlue
Get a ground floor room then put the motos inside...

Get a ground floor room then put the motos inside the room if you really want max security, east side of town better in general IMO
http://www.seaportmarinahotel.com/
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
Two of my idiot friends and myself were putting...

Two of my idiot friends and myself were putting together a monster 3 person skateboard for this event in 1976, convinced that we'd have an advantage (clearly not in the IQ dept) but I got a 1970...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By ColorItBlue
Vast selection

epic selection, the 'showroom' is a tiny funky front office but they will grab anything out of the on-site warehouse, it beats any other place around IMO
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
Signal Hill was epic back in the late 60s,...

Signal Hill was epic back in the late 60s, go-kart track and loads of places for the mini-bikes and off-road moto adventures of the small scale variety.

I wonder if your local CHWP was moto...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By ColorItBlue
closer to GG

I like this one in Signal Hill, a few freeway minutes from GG:
http://www.extremesupply.com/
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
Terminal Island? We ran a few times at The...

Terminal Island? We ran a few times at The Brotherhood...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
None of these are 'reasonable' spots anymore, I...

None of these are 'reasonable' spots anymore, I was just looking to reminisce with some youngsters who tore it up around those oilfields 40 years ago long before Trader Joe's, MP, and even Ralph's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,766
Posted By ColorItBlue
CHP officers will show up in court, they always...

CHP officers will show up in court, they always do (ask me how I know). The alternatives ALL involve spending more $$$ to gain a good chance of getting out of the ticket but at the end of it they...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
it isn't the same without the Vanishing Point...

it isn't the same without the Vanishing Point mentality carried by the pre-teen mini-bike set in the non-rural environment...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
Sounds like fun!! I'm guessing LBPD will be more...

Sounds like fun!! I'm guessing LBPD will be more forgiving of them than they will be of some adult blasting on a BRP...


I'm still scared of Signal Hill PD since that incident in the '70s when a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
Not me, the risk-reward ratio is upside down IMO....

Not me, the risk-reward ratio is upside down IMO. I think a late night banzai run down the Pacific Electric right-of-way near 4th and Park (L.B.) has better possibilities...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
Go inland from there a little bit and do a hot...

Go inland from there a little bit and do a hot lap through Gum Grove :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-28-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
There's loads of places where you could just...

There's loads of places where you could just blast off the pavement and do a quick lap through some dirt/gravel all over the greater LB area but I'm not sure a LEO is going to be as forgiving as they...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By ColorItBlue
Hmmmm, we had a go-kart with a Yamaha TZ400 motor...

Hmmmm, we had a go-kart with a Yamaha TZ400 motor back in the day, ran 95mph in the quarter-mile at the Brotherhood on Terminal Island, maybe your motor in some claptrap garage monstrosity would be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
Meadowlark Airport? We were up in Long Beach on...

Meadowlark Airport? We were up in Long Beach on the Mini-Trail but years later, maybe '77, working on a construction crew building a project off Algonquin we would have lunch at Meadowlark Airport...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
I've looked at the area south of Willow and west...

I've looked at the area south of Willow and west of the 605, seems to be a pretty good piece of dirt down to the 405, accessible by a tunnel under Willow just east of El Dorado Park...

Also,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
I like the area between Hesperia and Big Bear...

I like the area between Hesperia and Big Bear (which is legal) but the drive out there is not that fun. I think all the bootleg local areas have been shut down long ago. They would probably close...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
Yup, that 91 freeway construction kicked us off...

Yup, that 91 freeway construction kicked us off our dairy farm and we had to move to Long Beach. Of course, that worked out for me since it placed me adjacent to a great riding area. At first, in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
What??? We went with a couple of guys from...

What??? We went with a couple of guys from Belmont Shore over to DH once, their dad had a Bultaco Pursang and we put everything in a truck to go over there. I don't think the Bultaco would start...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
Signal Hill had the place to drive your go-kart. ...

Signal Hill had the place to drive your go-kart. We had one with twin Mccullough chain saw motors burning alcohol before we built the one with the TZ-400 motor that we took to the Brotherhood drag...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
I grew up right across the street near the...

I grew up right across the street near the Colorado Lagoon. Acres of dirt to play on with a variety of two wheeled toys as we all grew up. Pretty much of a free-for-all without much in the way of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,520
Posted By ColorItBlue
Long Beach, CA Oilfields riders?

In the late 1960s up through the mid-1970s the oilfields in east Long Beach, somewhat south of CSULB were our off-road motorcycle (okay, mini-bikes too) playground. Everyday after school we'd run...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,581
Posted By ColorItBlue
Daytona seemed to me to be very protective for...

Daytona seemed to me to be very protective for the street.
http://www.tranam.co.uk/Clothing/Daytona/daytona_main_1_evosportsgtx.html
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,495
Posted By ColorItBlue
Boots that meet your criteria do not exist. Get...

Boots that meet your criteria do not exist. Get MX boots for the offroad and race boots for the street (ankle protection!).
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 391,849
Posted By ColorItBlue
Maybe their light brackets would work: ...

Maybe their light brackets would work:
http://www.lumalink.com/lumalink_brackets.html
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By ColorItBlue
http://www.dahlgrenfootwear.com/socks/winter-boot/...

http://www.dahlgrenfootwear.com/socks/winter-boot/expedition/

Really nice and thick, made in the U.S.A. but pretty pricey...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,899
Posted By ColorItBlue
I got Olympia, it was bright (Hi-Viz) and...

I got Olympia, it was bright (Hi-Viz) and comfortable and fairly inexpensive. I did not feel protected. I rode down to Wayne's shop, got measured, bought Motoport. It was very comfortable on the...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By ColorItBlue
Stretchy and warm or cool

I like this guy's stuff, made to order and very reasonably priced:
http://www.foxwear.net/
Forum: Vendors 03-14-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,415
Posted By ColorItBlue
Bruno rocks!

Bruno at FutureVisionHID continues to amaze me with his willingness to answer the endless questions that I have regarding lighting products. My motorcycles and vehicles have his stuff and no I'm not...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,957
Posted By ColorItBlue
I don't let it sit quite that long but what...

I don't let it sit quite that long but what really works for me is to spray everything with Spray'n Wash laundry stuff. Got that trick from another inmate and I think it works great. After it sits...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,209
Posted By ColorItBlue
Benefits of high-end helmets

I always figured more expensive helmets benefited from better research and development. Perhaps better quality control as well.
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 49,515
Posted By ColorItBlue
I must have been too 'thick', more so with the...

I must have been too 'thick', more so with the giant Motoport armored jacket, because that sport screen at 80mph was impossible for extended periods. I tried a bunch of others and they all made me...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,395
Posted By ColorItBlue
Maybe?

On a warmish day out of direct sun get everything really wet then start spraying "Spray-N-Wash", the laundry stuff. Just keep applying it, keep everything wetted thoroughly, maybe use the whole...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,225
Posted By ColorItBlue
ditto

On the moto I've got tremendous acceleration and maximum safety gear (Motoport) plus better visibility day and night.

On the bicycle I've got more modest speeds and superior low speed agility.
...
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