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Old 07-05-2012, 05:40 PM   #12091
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Shady, you ever check out gearscan.com? Tracks a lot of deals on outdoor gear. I'vee seen some mice tents pop up on there for 50% off sometimes.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #12092
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Shady, you ever check out gearscan.com? Tracks a lot of deals on outdoor gear. I'vee seen some mice tents pop up on there for 50% off sometimes.

Nope. Will check it out. Want to go down there and check some tents out. Been awhile since I have bought a tent, they have changed quite a bit.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:14 PM   #12093
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Hell. I have a very nice tent coffin bodybag you can borrow.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #12094
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Shady, you ever check out gearscan.com? Tracks a lot of deals on outdoor gear. I'vee seen some mice tents pop up on there for 50% off sometimes.
Mice tents. Yeah. Like camping didn't suck enough already.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:42 PM   #12095
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SOG, I've got a new Stinko rear in the garage if you need...I currently have no use..
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #12096
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Anyone got any ideas for dealing with this heat? I'm thinking a good base layer but don't wanna drop a ton of bucks
Short of moving? I have one of those hydro vests. They're ok, Not great, but better than nothing. Helps if you have a smaller windscreen to let some more air on you. Also, sticking to the tree lined roads helps - that's why Mr2mch is in East Texas now: more trees and more shade. Maybe the best advice comes from Mudclod who usually goes kayaking in the summer months. I tend to only ride in the early morning or late evening until the fall comes.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:14 PM   #12097
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If you want to call them I can go grab it and run it up your way tomorrow...If Dave is around with his torque wrench and proper BMW tools... Maybe he can put it on? Or is James back? I am going to go to REI in the morning to look at tents, so I'll be in Austin in the morning, I could pick one up down there too if they have something cooler.
A few of us are riding to Horsepower Farm on S. Lamar Sat. morning to meet Tiffanny from the UK riding around the world on her BMW 800. Rock on Odie! I'm green with envy!
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:05 PM   #12098
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Went out to look at the TKC. The damn thing is flatter than a pancake.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:01 AM   #12099
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Wonder if it will hold enough air to get it somewhere? Hmmmmm. We shall see.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:28 AM   #12100
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SOG....when did you piss off the tire fairy???
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:38 AM   #12101
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A long time ago, apparently.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:51 AM   #12102
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Anyone got any ideas for dealing with this heat? I'm thinking a good base layer but don't wanna drop a ton of bucks


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I don't know your usual riding attire but what helped me deal wit the heat wasa pair of mesh armor lined pants, in my case first gear mesh tex. I wear shorts or a swimsuit underneath. I also have a first gear mesh jacket, when its real hot you don't want any cotton tshirt so buy one of the wicking t shirts. I liked the fit of the FG stuff but olympia has some good stuff too.

If you wear jeans and cotton tshirt you will be very uncomfortable.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:07 AM   #12103
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Going by Killeen Power Sports in the morning, then to Georgetown, then on to LoneStar BMW to pick up some parts, then on to Buda to Cabela's. SOG if you find a tire that needs to be picked up let me know and I'll pick it up for you. Sunday I am taking all the kids, niese's and nephew's to the lake , so no riding this weekend for me.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:39 AM   #12104
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Going home after lunch to air it up and look for the nail I know is in there somewhere. I am sure it will be a fail.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #12105
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As I mentioned a bunch of posts back, LS had the Heidenau K60's in stock now. I know it isn't your favorite, but a bird in the hand...and a BigDave to pick it up for you...
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