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Old 09-01-2013, 04:54 PM   #20686
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:40 PM   #20687
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Thanks to the gang for a fun couple days and some good roads to ride.
Great RR Lance!

Just out of curiosity, does the RS have an upright riding position or a forward leaning position like a sport bike? I see these for sale(relatively cheap) a lot.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #20688
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Good job on the RR Lance, it looks like you covered everything except the chiggers.



Somebody come scratch my legs I'm dying over here.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:26 PM   #20689
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Those little bastards have gotten me twice this year, not quite as bad as you got it though
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #20690
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Great RR Lance!

Just out of curiosity, does the RS have an upright riding position or a forward leaning position like a sport bike? I see these for sale(relatively cheap) a lot.
They adjust but a forward lean to full sport bike / tron riding position.

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Old 09-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #20691
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Those little bastards have gotten me twice this year, not quite as bad as you got it though
Quit laughing, it ain't funny.

I just had my beer/Benadryl cocktail so all should be good soon.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #20692
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Quit laughing, it ain't funny.

I just had my beer/Benadryl cocktail so all should be good soon.
Chiggers suck! They must like you!
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #20693
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Good job on the RR Lance, it looks like you covered everything except the chiggers.

Somebody come scratch my legs I'm dying over here.
I got them too but not that bad... Next time we go in the woods... Wear Rhonda's nylons.

Here are some myths and truths about chiggers, a family of red mites that are known scientifically as trombiculidae:

Chiggers are insects: MYTH. Chiggers are arachnids, related to spiders and ticks. The little red mites are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Thatís why they can be so hard to avoid. Itís the baby chiggers (the larvae) that bite.

Chiggers burrow under the skin: MYTH. Chiggers donít burrow. They bite the skin and their saliva dissolves the skin cells, which the chiggers then eat. (I know, ick).

Chigger bites itch something awful. TRUTH. You donít feel the bite, but the intense itching can begin a few hours after the bite and last several days. The bumps can last a week or two.

Chigger bites often appear in clusters. TRUTH. You often find the itchy red bumps from chigger bites in groups, often in dark, warm, moist areas of the body. Think waistbands, bra lines, armpits, groin.

Treat chigger bites with nail polish. MYTH. This idea may stem from the false belief that chiggers burrow under the skin. I remember being dotted with my momís coral nail polish after getting into chiggers because we thought the polish would smother the pests. In reality, over-the-counter treatments like calamine lotion or anti-itch cream can offer relief. Cold compresses can also help relieve the itching.

Queen Anneís Lace is a home for chiggers. BOTH. This weed with lacy clusters of tiny white flowers is also called the ďChigger Flower.Ē Chiggers do hide in them, but they can also be found anywhere you find damp vegetation such as grassy fields, wooded areas and along streams.

You can reduce your risk of being bitten. TRUTH. Using an insect repellant and wearing long sleeves and pants outdoors can help. So can removing clothes and taking a soapy shower immediately after being outdoors to remove any chiggers that have hitched a ride. Donít forget to wash any clothes youíve worn outdoors before wearing them again.

Fortunately, chiggers donít typically cause health problems, unless you scratch a bite and it becomes infected. If you or your children have chigger bites, keep nails trimmed short to reduce damage from scratching and watch for signs of infection (warmth at the site, tenderness, swelling, redness, pus).

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Old 09-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #20694
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Chigger bites often appear in clusters. TRUTH. You often find the itchy red bumps from chigger bites in groups, often in dark, warm, moist areas of the body. Think waistbands, bra lines, armpits, groin.
Groin? I can't even imagine how bad that would suck.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:48 PM   #20695
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Great RR Lance!

Just out of curiosity, does the RS have an upright riding position or a forward leaning position like a sport bike? I see these for sale(relatively cheap) a lot.
http://cycle-ergo.com/

Click Add a motorcycle, plug in your height and inseam, and see how things size up.

I use this often when dreaming of all those bikes (like Lance) I'd like to own.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #20696
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I see you a chigger and match you with some poison ivy, guess I shoulda wore long pants
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #20697
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I see you a chigger and match you with some poison ivy, guess I shoulda wore long pants
Sounds likes we all had fun in the great outdoors this weekend.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:08 PM   #20698
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We will have to follow these below rules after hunting until late October and get a few cold snaps down here to reduce the impact... During spring turkey and late deer hunting I had no impact.

Take a warm, soapy shower or bath within a few hours after exposure to chiggers to reduce the number and severity of bites. Scrub your skin vigorously with a washcloth to dislodge any mites that may have settled there recently. The sooner you take a shower, the more likely it is to provide relief from skin reactions to chigger bites (chigger dermatitis).

Commercially available insect repellents containing DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) offer protection from chiggers and insects. Apply repellents according to label directions. DEET may be applied to exposed skin and around the edge of openings in clothing, such as cuffs and waistbands, and around boot tops. Avoid getting DEET repellents around or in your eyes. Skin-applied repellentsí effectiveness decreases after several hours, so reapply them as necessary. Sulfur powder applied to clothing also may provide some protection. Plant-oil-based repellents may not have been tested for effectiveness against chiggers; however, a repellent that specifically states it repels chiggers should provide some degree of protection.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #20699
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Vics Vapo-rub and salt mixture. Apply to eat bite making sure a few grains of salt are on each one. Gone by morning in most cases.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:27 PM   #20700
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Vics Vapo-rub and salt mixture. Apply to eat bite making sure a few grains of salt are on each one. Gone by morning in most cases.
Are you serious or am I about to do something really stupid.

Congrats on your win at the track.
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