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Old 10-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #6091
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #6092
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Come on over to the West Side man!

We have a few Canadians who are pretty much just cool with anything and lots of Dutch who are famous worldwide for their tolerance of gay marriage, light drug use.....wait, you better stay in Pinckney. It appears the Dutch here aren't quite like their homeland counterparts.

The Canadians are still cool though!
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:52 PM   #6093
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Well look what ended up in my back seat on the way home from Black Horse tonight.

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Old 10-19-2013, 08:55 PM   #6094
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Well look what ended up in my back seat on the way home from Black Horse tonight.

Dark Horse you mean?

My favorite brewery if so!
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:46 PM   #6095
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Dark Horse you mean?

My favorite brewery if so!
Lol ya. Ya must a had a few to many!
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #6096
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Lol ya. Ya must a had a few to many!
No worries. I've been there before. Literally and figuratively!
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:59 PM   #6097
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OK more than a few
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:08 PM   #6098
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KBC is my favorite. But Dark Horse may take over as my favorite being they are only an hour away.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:22 AM   #6099
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Come on over to the West Side man!

We have a few Canadians who are pretty much just cool with anything and lots of Dutch who are famous worldwide for their tolerance of gay marriage, light drug use.....wait, you better stay in Pinckney. It appears the Dutch here aren't quite like their homeland counterparts.

The Canadians are still cool though!
Plan on it. I need to put some faces on this key board. Sadly though, I just winterized my last bike for the season and stuffed them in the back garage to make room for the cars. Time to start playing with guns. Going to the range today with the muzzel loader to make some big smoke and stink. I need to prepare for the forest rat reduction program. Did I mention I love Canadians? I have a whole family living in my fridge. They seem to come and go alot!
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:42 PM   #6100
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So the thermometer says 40*F, but looking out the window here in beautiful Traverse City, I'm watching snow flurries. It's 9:30 PM and only another 1.5 hrs until the end of my shift, maybe it'll clear up for the 45 minute ride home.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:23 PM   #6101
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:58 AM   #6102
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So the thermometer says 40*F, but looking out the window here in beautiful Traverse City, I'm watching snow flurries. It's 9:30 PM and only another 1.5 hrs until the end of my shift, maybe it'll clear up for the 45 minute ride home.

So if you don't already know Kent nothstine , you need to meet him. He is on the other side of TC right now at the waterworks, looking out the window too. He is also likely to be contemplating riding home on snowy roads. You should PM him.

I see you are from Harrieta area. Kent and I meet a couple times a year at the Mushroom Grill in Mesick. He comes down backroads from TC and I come up from Branch in Lake Co (forest roads between Harrieta/Boon) to Mesick. Someday we are going to put all of this together for a nice long 100 mile+ dirt run. Wexford is a beautiful county.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:18 AM   #6103
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Good luck man!
So snow flurries turned into heavy wet snow. Every couple miles I had to wipe the snow caked on my visor, so I could see where I was going. The snow really didn't bother me, but that damn wind was killer.

So anybody have a good idea for a heated visor to melt snow? I was thinking using the wires from a battery operated heated sock to put around the edges of the visor to heat the air a little. Might be enough to warm it without melting the visor. Might have to mock it up on my sons helmet to see what happens. One of you snowmobilers out there might have an idea.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:32 AM   #6104
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So if you don't already know Kent nothstine , you need to meet him. He is on the other side of TC right now at the waterworks, looking out the window too. He is also likely to be contemplating riding home on snowy roads. You should PM him.

I see you are from Harrieta area. Kent and I meet a couple times a year at the Mushroom Grill in Mesick. He comes down backroads from TC and I come up from Branch in Lake Co (forest roads between Harrieta/Boon) to Mesick. Someday we are going to put all of this together for a nice long 100 mile+ dirt run. Wexford is a beautiful county.
I met Kent on the Tunnel of Trees run, good guy. Not much dirt out there now, all leaves. I went through a couple 'puddles' the other day and the water was up to my knees as I rode through. A spring dirt run sounds fun, after the floods recede.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:37 PM   #6105
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So apparently there is this internet thing where you can look up and find all sorts of things. My helmet is an HJC IS-MAX BT.

HJC site about fogging:
Rain-X & Other Products: Applying RainX or other water dispersing type chemicals work well on HJC shields (except RST mirrored shields) if applied on new shields and if the chemical companies directions are followed diligently. Always use extremely soft and clean cloths for applications.

They also make a heated shield for my helmet:
The HJC Electric Shield stops fogging problems without exception. Constructed of a double lens anti-fog shield with an electric heating circuit between the lenses, it has been used successfully at temperatures below -25 Degrees.

So for about $95, I don't have to reinvent the wheel. I can just throw an extra battery on my bike and use it for heat while on the road, and keep my electrical system free from any damage I would cause from drawing too much power. Or if I wanted to get crafty I could wire the extra battery in parrallel with a disconnect, so it gets charged by the bike and I could disconnect it when I wanted to draw off that battery. Oh, let me count the ways I can make things go wrong...
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