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Old 04-02-2010, 05:35 PM   #91
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Got me a very rare free day on Saturday.
Anyone want to do some type of DS ride around the Loudoun county area?
I am itching to get the 'tard out and hit some gravel.

I could also take out the GS and hit some apexes.

Ifing ya all are staying in - I will stain the deck instead. Save me from 5 gallons of deck stain and lets get some dirt.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:25 AM   #92
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Thought today would just do some riding around some dirt roads then up to Skyline for lunch.....maybe see some of you guys up there....look for the dirty GSA....be riding 2 up Prolly have lunch at Elk Wallow.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:27 AM   #93
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Anyone know of a local store that carries Sidi boots?

Would like to take a look at a pair of Discovery Rain Boots.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:51 AM   #94
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MND....was just at Mortons BMW last Friday....they just started carrying them.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:54 AM   #95
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MND....was just at Mortons BMW last Friday....they just started carrying them.
Yea, they're closed today so I'll have to wait until tomorrow.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:09 PM   #96
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Anyone know of a local store that carries Sidi boots?

Would like to take a look at a pair of Discovery Rain Boots.
If you just want to confirm what size you wear, Coleman Powersports in Woodbridge has some Sidi boots in stock, but as of last fall, did not carry the Discovery Rain. Instead of ordering them online, I had Coleman order me the boots since they offer a military discount. They arrived in under a week.

Revzilla in Philadelphia has a large selection of Sidi boots, including the Discovery Rain, if you happen to be going in that direction.

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Old 04-13-2010, 10:57 AM   #97
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Well, Mortons was out of the Disco Rains in my size but I ended up liking the Adv Rain better anyway, so I got a pair of those, which was good because the field boots I've been wearing were full of holes and I got rained on coming back home.

A little tweaking on the shift lever and everything will be happy.

(It amuses me that I paid almost $100 more for boots than I did for the bike I'm riding.)
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:11 AM   #98
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MND....Which ones did you end up getting....the BMW ones ???
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:18 AM   #99
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MND....Which ones did you end up getting....the BMW ones ???
Sidi Adventure Rain



The Discovery has a third clasp on the ankle, somewhat less sacrificial plastic and metal reinforcement on the toe. The third clasp made getting my jeans cuff over the boot rather difficult.

I'm glad they were out of the Discovery in my size as it forced me to look at the Adventure, which works better for me.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:28 AM   #100
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MND....I wear the Sidi Discovery and I found that after you wear them for a bit , they loosen up and you can shift better.....on my Kawi I did indeed have to adjust the shifter a bit. Nice boots you got....even though as you pointed out they are more costly than the bike you ride....you may have to take out a rider on your insurance policy for them..
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MND....I wear the Sidi Discovery and I found that after you wear them for a bit , they loosen up and you can shift better.....on my Kawi I did indeed have to adjust the shifter a bit.
Yea, I was fighting with it all the way home. The things are -really- stiff.

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Nice boots you got....even though as you pointed out they are more costly than the bike you ride....you may have to take out a rider on your insurance policy for them..
It's a $300 bike, but I ended up with 2 other complete parts bikes, an extra engine and all the other crap. I'm avoiding totaling everything up.

As my wife pointed out, my feet are worth more than the bike too.

Maybe next year I'll look at Motoport...
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:49 PM   #102
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Funny weather day

This is what it looked like out my backyard about 10 minutes ago just after a huge Tstorm....pretty cool...

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Old 05-06-2010, 08:02 PM   #103
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So I'm going to go look at a CB650SC tomorrow evening...

It's a sickness I think.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:16 PM   #104
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:35 PM   #105
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Get down with the sickness
I've got a Total Control class this month on the 22nd.

I've been chasing gremlins with the CX for the past few weeks and am starting to have concerns about having a running bike for the class. (And the second engine I've been working on getting ready has valves of dubious quality.)

Clearly the solution should involve a 25 year old bike to backstop my 32 year old bike, right?
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