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Old 02-06-2013, 06:40 AM   #33196
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I thought this place went to hell when it became Maine Surfers"

Now what the is it - the frikin weather channel ?

Surf will be up - bring your helmets

Yeah it will be. And of course I'll be traveling...
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #33197
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CAUTION SURFERS: MOTO CONTENT



It was like a nice summer day along the southern Maine coast today . . . other than the cold.



Where did all the snow go?
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:07 PM   #33198
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If you haven't seen this already take the time to watch it! It is a bit long, but worth it. This guy potentially saved the lives of many people with his hatchet.

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:02 PM   #33199
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If you haven't seen this already take the time to watch it! It is a bit long, but worth it. This guy potentially saved the lives of many people with his hatchet.

"CAUTION SURFERS: MOTO CONTENT"

Go ahead have your fun but, you dick heads will pay for this....

Did you FF's see Argo? Well to quote one of the lines in the movie.....Ar Go Fu*^k yourselves.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:19 PM   #33200
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"CAUTION SURFERS: MOTO CONTENT"

Go ahead have your fun but, you dick heads will pay for this....

Did you FF's see Argo? Well to quote one of the lines in the movie.....Ar Go Fu*^k yourselves.
Hey now! This guy was talking about surfing and skateboarding, so I thought it was legit! Oh and he killed a crazy guy with his hatchet. That is the good part. Smash......smash.....SMASH!
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #33201
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I would buy him a beer.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:09 PM   #33202
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Nice
Which one is it?

I'd like a new lid..but have not found a Shoei thats as comfortable to me as the old RF900's were.
Not the RF1000, not the X11..nothing. Its as if Shoei suddenly makes helmets for square heads only

Hey I resemble that remark. I loved my RF900, still got it around here somewhere, the 1000 fits pretty good but it just never seemed to measure up.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:13 PM   #33203
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Why you boys wear helmets that are 20 years old?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:53 PM   #33204
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CAUTION SURFERS: MOTO CONTENT



It was like a nice summer day along the southern Maine coast today . . . other than the cold.



Where did all the snow go?
WARNING : SURF STORY : WARNING

That is the Kennebunk Jetty:

During the 100 Year Storm ( the Andrea Gail storm ) a buddy and I were travelling up the coast looking for a spot to get out. All the roads along the water were closed off. Under water.
As we were passing through Kennebunkport we ran into an old Wiley local we knew and he lead us like lemmings to the parking lot on the north side of the jettys, not far from where that pic was taken.
As we paddled through the thick seaweed along the jetty the people standing on the shore were yelling at us not to go out, telling us that we can't go out, that we would be drowned.
My friend and I looked at each other with a look of - if you chicken out, I will too. But Old Wiley just laughed and on we went.
It was a dry paddle and on rounding the jetty we could see that there was one thick double overhead plus peak breaking way out in the center of the bay. Never seen it do that before or since.
Beautiful waves with a steady offshore wind holding them up.
Along the shore there were the lights of flashing police and fire trucks and we could see that there were rocks piled to the roof lines of the houses across the road.
Apocalyptic surfing.
The waves were well organized rights so if you went right and kicked out in time it was no problem. Just BIG.
Of course, being goofy (in every way) I had to try going left on one and on the way back out a wave broke top to bottom about five feet in front of my board. Like a freaking water fall - no duck diving that puppy though I tried and I hung on to my board as it hauled me up and over in a super slow motion backward barrel roll. Figured if I let go I would never get back to the surface, and the when it was finally over I was dizzy and disoriented.
Fortunately there were no more behind that one and I returned to my place a bit humbler and more discerning in choice of waves.
That was a good day.

IT IS NOW SAFE TO RETURN TO YOUR DISCUSSION OF THE WEATHER
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:59 AM   #33205
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Why you boys wear helmets that are 20 years old?
Cheap, CHEAP, Cheap ........I cant convince myself to pay 350 or more for a new helmet when the one I'm wearing is serviceable.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:16 AM   #33206
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Cheap, CHEAP, Cheap ........I cant convince myself to pay 350 or more for a new helmet when the one I'm wearing is serviceable.
A few points to consider ...

What is you head worth?

My new Shoei was $250.

The padding is the first thing to go, is the helmet still snug all the way around?

Even a new HJC ($150-$300) is better than an old worn out helmet.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:30 AM   #33207
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Why you boys wear helmets that are 20 years old?
My doo rag was at the cleaners.

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Old 02-07-2013, 03:46 AM   #33208
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Why you boys wear helmets that are 20 years old?
Keeps the COLD wind off my cheeks and the bugs out of my teeth
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:18 AM   #33209
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Both of ya!

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:53 AM   #33210
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Both of ya!



I can live with that.

Actually, and I know that you know this so this is mostly for those who don't know us, I always ride with a helmet. I don't by the Manufacturers suggestions that you replace your lid every 5 years (an arbitrary number if ever I have heard one), but I DO agree that replacing your helmet occasionally IS a good idea. Inside pads do compress and degrade, but you can often just replace the pads and not replace the entire helmet. Face shields get yellowed or scratched (at least mine do), but again replace the shield. I do not buy the talk of UV degradation limiting the crash protection of modern helmets... If that was true all the talk of "Styrofoam" cups/plates/food containers and the like filling our landfills would hold no water.

I DO believe that careful inspections of your lid and replacement if damage is found is a good idea. I have never bought a new helmet, after a small fall off the seat of my bike for instance, but I do always use that as a good time to look hard it it. I have had a couple of bicycle helmets split and need replacement from such small drops, but never a MC helmet.

ABSOLUTELY replace your helmet after a crash. At that point it has done it's job and is used up.

I typically can't afford the "really nice" (read probably expensive) helmets. Most of mine cost in the $100-$150 range, but in my mind approved safety ratings are approved safety ratings. What I tend to give up with cheaper helmets are features and some "quality" of materials - less robust hinges or thinner inside pads for an examples. For now, I can deal with that.

as always, YMMV

Cheers all!
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