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Old 05-31-2010, 03:45 PM   #61
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I'm thinking of putting her on a diet. Maybe Jesse's would slim her down?
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:37 PM   #62
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I'm thinking of putting her on a diet. Maybe Jesse's would slim her down?

Can't say I've ever seen Jesse bags slim anything down.

Could always try a Giant Loop Great Basin. Holds a heck of a lot real close to the bike.
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:33 AM   #63
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Red Rider, that was a phenominal report.
I have a few brief questions though, the pictures of the old service stations etc. where were most of them taken.
Family and I are travelling south from Pittsburgh to Daytona Beach via I-79, to maybe I-64 then onto the BRP to Asheville. I dont have tons of time but would love to see some of them old tyme places.
Any suggestions?
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:24 AM   #64
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Red Rider, that was a phenomenal report.
I have a few brief questions though, the pictures of the old service stations etc. where were most of them taken.
Family and I are traveling south from Pittsburgh to Daytona Beach via I-79, to maybe I-64 then onto the BRP to Asheville. I dont have tons of time but would love to see some of them old tyme places.
Any suggestions?
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Thanks

It seemed that all of the back roads had these service stations. There were tons of them in VA and WV. Get off the super highways , you can always easily jump back on, and go down the Shenendoah valley. Rt 11 parallels 81.

The stations were everywhere so I think you would see them no matter which back road you are on.

Here is a route that "otherguy" from VA gave me

US 340 south out of FR to US 33. Left on 33 (east) over the mountain to 810 at the bottom. Right(south) on 810 all the way to Crozet. Straight through Crozet to US 250 west. Right(west) on 250 to VA 151. Left(south) on 151 to VA 6. Left on 6 to US 29. Right (south) on 29 to downtown Lovingston. Left(east) on VA 56 to US 60. Left (east) on 60 to Sprouse's Corner. Right (south) on US 15 to Raleigh.

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Old 06-18-2010, 08:16 PM   #65
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Very nice report. Your trip was well timed; Spring in the Appalachian South is one of the best riding experiences in motorcycling IMHO.
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It was a great time. A little wet though. It seems like our weather has shifted forward by a month.

Cold January weather in February and rain in May instead of April.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:58 AM   #68
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Really enjoyed your ride report Some great pics.

I was wondering what brand and model your jacket and pants were. Olympia jacket? Nothing like getting an honest report on gear ffrom someone who has worn it in bad weather.

Thanks for the info and a great ride report.

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Really enjoyed your ride report Some great pics.

I was wondering what brand and model your jacket and pants were. Olympia jacket? Nothing like getting an honest report on gear ffrom someone who has worn it in bad weather.

Thanks for the info and a great ride report.

Thanks

The Jacket and pants are BMW Air flow. It is a great system.

I have a BMW Rally 2 suit that has never kept me dry when it rains.

I like the idea of keeping the water off you in the first place. It never made sense to me to allow the outer layer get totally soaked. The water has to go somewhere so it runs between the layers and you end up sitting in a puddle that eventually soaks through.

The BMW Pro 2 rain suit is totally rain proof and it keep the water off of you.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:48 AM   #70
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The Jacket and pants are BMW Air flow. It is a great system.

I have a BMW Rally 2 suit that has never kept me dry when it rains.

I like the idea of keeping the water off you in the first place. It never made sense to me to allow the outer layer get totally soaked. The water has to go somewhere so it runs between the layers and you end up sitting in a puddle that eventually soaks through.

The BMW Pro 2 rain suit is totally rain proof and it keep the water off of you.


Thanks.

I totally agree with you. I always thought it was odd that some mfg. do that. Then it stops raining, you take off the waterproof inner lining and your left wearing a wet jacket

I have a First Gear jacket now. One of its features that I think all jackets should have is a rain hood that fits under your helmet.

IHave been looking at the BMW stuff. It's on my wish list
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