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Old 05-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #976
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Man, that looks like hundreds of thousands of dead fish! I agree. What's up with the water in the San Carlos reservoir?!
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:09 PM   #977
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Rode out to the dam yesterday...nobodys mentioned the stench from all those dead fish




Nice and cool in the hills though...my reward was a flat rear as I bombed down 60 in Mesa...
Dave from Quality Cycle Service spotted me in distress (couldn't seat the bead) and provided assistance
WOW!!! Just a few years back that place was the best place for crappie fishing. I went out there with my dad, brother, and grandpa and in a matter of a couple hours had 100 fish in the boat. Now it's nothing! Sad day for San Carlos.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #978
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I guess it is somewhat the norm with that body of water...

http://www.desertusa.com/mag01/jul/main/lake_3.html

"If that were my lake I'd mow it...."
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:41 PM   #979
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"If that were my lake I'd mow it...."
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #980
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Wow,

That was not like that a couple of weeks ago!!! PS Spain kicks ass
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:38 PM   #981
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:52 AM   #982
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Ok

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I'm sure your know that "THOSE TWO"(BILL & PAUL) supposedly went to Spain,road around with Sergio, had a good time without us & then come home & NO ride report, NO pictures,NO comment on what a good time they had other than" Spain kicks ass"---REALLY?
I don't believe any of it, according to the rules no pix, "IT DIDN'T HAPPEN". I think that's the real deal,so how about you, you buyin this BS that Spain kicks ass?
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #983
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Give a guy a break

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I'm sure your know that "THOSE TWO"(BILL & PAUL) supposedly went to Spain,road around with Sergio, had a good time without us & then come home & NO ride report, NO pictures,NO comment on what a good time they had other than" Spain kicks ass"---REALLY?
I don't believe any of it, according to the rules no pix, "IT DIDN'T HAPPEN". I think that's the real deal,so how about you, you buyin this BS that Spain kicks ass?
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You will have to wait a biy longer, Just got into Valencia. We return Sunday and I promise to post many pictures!!! Right now we are off to get cervesas
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #984
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Rode to work today

I rode my motorcycle to work today and this morning was a balmy 88 degrees. I should be riding home when it is 104.

Do any of you use the cool vests under your jackets?

My buddy says they work really well. I assume they work like a swamp cooler.

I think the vest might be my next investment.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:46 PM   #985
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I rode my motorcycle to work today and this morning was a balmy 88 degrees. I should be riding home when it is 104.

Do any of you use the cool vests under your jackets?

My buddy says they work really well. I assume they work like a swamp cooler.

I think the vest might be my next investment.
I ride with an evaporative cooling vest. They sell them at Cycle Gear for 20-30 bucks. They do the trick real nice. I think the company that makes them for cycle gear is moto boss. You soak it in water and squeeze the excess water out. Put it on over you shirt and under your MESH protective gear. If you don't use mesh it's almost useless as you have to let air through the vest for it to work. They really work well.

[edit] I guess everything is made by BILT nowadays at Cycle Gear.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:50 PM   #986
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That being said I've heard really good things about the Veskimo. I'm just not sure I want to go that route just for commuting.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #987
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have you guys considered this alternative?

http://www.techniche-intl.com/en/cat...sts/index.html

you would probably need a second set of inserts stored in a small cooler, but they work great without having to use water, and without getting you wet.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #988
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That being said I've heard really good things about the Veskimo. I'm just not sure I want to go that route just for commuting.
Just a little pricey for me.

On my trips around the country I've just soaked my t-shirt under my Joe Rocket textile jacket with vents, not mesh. At dawn it was too cool for mesh, so I only needed 1 jacket. Jim
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:12 PM   #989
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Just a little pricey for me.

On my trips around the country I've just soaked my t-shirt under my Joe Rocket textile jacket with vents, not mesh. At dawn it was too cool for mesh, so I only needed 1 jacket. Jim
I've done the wet t-shirt thing No, not that wet t-shirt and it evaporates a lot faster than the vest. However, free is always good.

Once it gets over 100 you're actually supposed to close all your vents because you're not doing your body temps any favors by getting blasts of air that are over your normal body temp. But it is so much cooler when you've got the vest on with mesh clothing.

That TechNiche thing looks interesting. But until my current vest dies (and it works great), I'm sticking with it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:03 PM   #990
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I know this is not the for sale area, but just to give you fellow east siders a heads up....my buddy in Alaska who stores bikes in my garage is selling his 2009 Husky TE250. If anyone is interested before we post it to the world, get back to me here on advrider. I can give you further details.

Regarding keeping cool, there is a lot of discussion in other sections here about using LD comfort undergarments soaked in water. Apparently, and counter-intuitive, the trick is to not wear mesh, but to wear your normal jacket with the wrist zippers opened up to create a kind of controlled flow for evaporation. Sounds crazy, but I'm going to try it in the next couple of days, before heading off to Laguna Seca in July. Until now I have just worn soaked underarmor shirts with the mesh jacket. I have and love my LD comfort stuff, but I've never tried this soaking trick before.

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