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Old 02-01-2013, 04:07 AM   #33151
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You noticed where he landed as well huh...you just cant make that stuff up
I've always said that hard bags can be dangerous! See, this just proves my point

kinda funny story: I had hard bags on both my BMW and my Buell. One day, my son and I were out riding, and he attempted to pull up beside me at stop sign. He forgot he had those big bags behind him and his left side bag hit my right side bag and nearly knocked us both over. TWICE! Neither of us made the connection between the bikes tipping and bags hitting so we each stabilized our bikes without too much thought and when he came forward again he bumped me AGAIN. Once we realized what was going on we had a good long laugh about it. Thankfully there was no traffic and no CAMERAS!
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:36 AM   #33152
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found some interesting comments on soft vs hard bags in this RR
the bags used are described in the first part of the RR. There is also another RR of a ride in Idaho with good reports on larger waterproof bags made out west

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=409
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:52 AM   #33153
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found some interesting comments on soft vs hard bags in this RR
the bags used are described in the first part of the RR. There is also another RR of a ride in Idaho with good reports on larger waterproof bags made out west

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=409
Interesting, and I have to say "spot on". I like the lock-ability , and perhaps the 'look" of SOME hard bags, but honestly that's about the extent of it for me. I like me a good lockable trunk it seems, but I lean towards easily removable soft paniers and dry bags for the rest of my gear.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:55 AM   #33154
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here is another mention of what looks like some nice soft bags getting a workout in this RR
the RR was about Wyoming not Idaho......still good info from people getting good use of the bags....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=15
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:59 AM   #33155
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found some interesting comments on soft vs hard bags in this RR
the bags used are described in the first part of the RR. There is also another RR of a ride in Idaho with good reports on larger waterproof bags made out west

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=409
here is the link to the bags used in the above RR

http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...-panniers.html

the bags were designed by Colebatch for his riding adventures...
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:47 AM   #33156
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here is the link to the bags used in the above RR

http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...-panniers.html

the bags were designed by Colebatch for his riding adventures...
Thems is some big paniers!



pretty sure I could fit most everything I own (ok, sans tools and other toys) on that bike with that setup!

though I think the link to the bags is at
http://www.dakotadualsportsupply.com...=0&id=11797549

I have Cortech and teknic paniers and if I really want to pack a lot (and keep it dry) I'll strap a couple of these over the seat....
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:20 AM   #33157
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my nelson-riggs bags are doing fine at present but they are not waterproof (almost, not quite) so everything inside is in little drybags

but I like to see there are more good products out there for when I decide to make a change.
The Dirtz Bags seem a little small for my week long trips so I'm liking these larger waterproof soft bags
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:30 AM   #33158
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my nelson-riggs bags are doing fine at present but they are not waterproof (almost, not quite) so everything inside is in little drybags
... I'm liking these larger waterproof soft bags
Maybe it's a holdover from kayaking, but I use the "little drybag" idea ALL the time. Even in my Dry Duffle - just a drybag with a waterproof zipper on top - I put stuff in drybags. I know that seems redundant, but a)I like the organization if provides and b) NOTHING is 100% or proof from damage.

As an example, when I'm working, I have a drybox for my cellphone. Before it goes in the drybox, it goes in a drybag. This has saved me several times.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:13 PM   #33159
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Plenty of riding to be done... Wind was a bitch, though. Had to catch the waves by feel since you couldn't see anything from the spray.

I was out at Short Sands - It was pretty wild when the squall line came through.
Saw a 40 ft pine break in half above the cliffs.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:21 PM   #33160
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Maybe it's a holdover from kayaking, but I use the "little drybag" idea ALL the time. Even in my Dry Duffle - just a drybag with a waterproof zipper on top - I put stuff in drybags. I know that seems redundant, but a)I like the organization if provides and b) NOTHING is 100% or proof from damage.

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I'm with you on this one only with dry compression bags on the inside. Working on trying to keep the load size down. I find several smaller bags (XS, to be exact) are easier to deal with than one or two larger compression bags. And like you said it keeps things organized - tent in one, clothes in another, bedding in another...

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:02 PM   #33161
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I'm with you on this one only with dry compression bags on the inside. Working on trying to keep the load size down. I find several smaller bags (XS, to be exact) are easier to deal with than one or two larger compression bags. And like you said it keeps things organized - tent in one, clothes in another, bedding in another...

Loving the Wolfman Expeditions.
it takes some reading but Colebatch does a brief run down on his packing and he was on a 3.5 month trip....if you are not following his RR I think it was after his comments on the soft bags....
camping stuff in 1 bag, clothes in the other and electronic stuff in the tail bag...
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:21 PM   #33162
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:47 AM   #33163
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:49 AM   #33164
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Public service anouncement - the ice on Ossipee Lake in Waterboro is almost like glass in the middle
(watch for the one open spot!...'bout 2oclockish from boat ramp, near cove)
skiing went to poop...but icebicycling is

a couple more from top of Hogsback...





the 3 white chutes/glades left of center where sundays skin/ski...as viewed from hogsback

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I was out at Short Sands - It was pretty wild when the squall line came through.
Saw a 40 ft pine break in half above the cliffs.
Short Sands is a funky break. Really only breaks when the swell is big and the wind is on it strong out of the North. I would usually choose to go to the North end of long sands, scramble out the rocks, wait for the sets to go by and then go for it. If that's not doable the "Bunk" is usually good with an 8' plus swell and North wind. I actually used to love to be sitting right on the edge of the break and as the waves break the wind blows the spray off the top and its like being in the heaviest downpour you can imagine. Awesome!!! Guy surfed a 100' wave last week in Portugal. Unga, is this you in this link?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2vkwy2vdP4&sns=em
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