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Old 12-31-2012, 06:46 AM   #61
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Right now nature is "cool" and white. You guys got your ride in just in time.
Bah.. this ain't snow, its traction enhancer. Gearing up now for one more ride on the way out.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:20 AM   #62
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Bah.. this ain't snow, its traction enhancer. Gearing up now for one more ride on the way out.
How much did you get in RR? We had 1/2" which should make for some nice traction tomorow if you don't mind riding in the 30s.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:24 AM   #63
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we're getting alot more farther north:

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:26 AM   #64
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How much did you get in RR? We had 1/2" which should make for some nice traction tomorow if you don't mind riding in the 30s.
Looks like less than an inch here at the hotel.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:40 AM   #65
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How much did you get in RR? We had 1/2" which should make for some nice traction tomorow if you don't mind riding in the 30s.
You seem to know tons about most things, how do you keep your hands warm in cold temps?
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:02 AM   #66
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You seem to know tons about most things, how do you keep your hands warm in cold temps?
You desert folk. a) 30's is not cold, b) this is what radiators are for
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:05 AM   #67
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You seem to know tons about most things, how do you keep your hands warm in cold temps?
I have three things that have worked good for me.

1: Klim gloves.
http://www.klim.com/en-us/shop/moto/men/gloves/3161-000

2: Novik Winter Gloves with a hand warmer pocket.
http://www.novikgloves.com/collections/cold-war-glove

3: Latex gloves underneath your regular moto gloves. Bring an extra pair of latex gloves and put new ones on througout the day. Also bring baby powder to coat your hands. No air flow with the latex gloves on, so you will get soggy hands from your trapped sweat.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:16 AM   #68
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I have three things that have worked good for me.

1: Klim gloves.
http://www.klim.com/en-us/shop/moto/men/gloves/3161-000

2: Novik Winter Gloves with a hand warmer pocket.
http://www.novikgloves.com/collections/cold-war-glove

3: Latex gloves underneath your regular moto gloves. Bring an extra pair of latex gloves and put new ones on througout the day. Also bring baby powder to coat your hands. No air flow with the latex gloves on, so you will get soggy hands from your trapped sweat.
Your buddies' latex gloves saved my ass that snowy wet day at Mel's! I'll check out those gloves. How's your bike?

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:20 AM   #69
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I have three things that have worked good for me.

1: Klim gloves.
http://www.klim.com/en-us/shop/moto/men/gloves/3161-000

2: Novik Winter Gloves with a hand warmer pocket.
http://www.novikgloves.com/collections/cold-war-glove

3: Latex gloves underneath your regular moto gloves. Bring an extra pair of latex gloves and put new ones on througout the day. Also bring baby powder to coat your hands. No air flow with the latex gloves on, so you will get soggy hands from your trapped sweat.

Never thought of the latex, I'm going to try that out

I'm rendering the first vid from sat (featuring the roost cam) nothin like a little highspeed arroyo bustin to get warmed up for the day.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:21 AM   #70
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We got an inch or so here, sun is out and clearing the streets already. I was surprised to see any at all. Definitly make for some good riding. The west mesa area always seems to get more though.
Skimmed the driveway this morning so if it happened to freeze the wife wouldn't have a sheet of ice to drive up when she gets off work.

My hands always get cold, although I do have heated grips on the Husky.

Almost forgot, how is the hand Chris? I wasn't watching and boogered my wrist at work Thursday so feel for you.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:37 AM   #71
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Your buddies' latex gloves saved my ass that snowy wet day at Mel's! I'll check out those gloves. How's your bike?
Bike is all put back together and damages have been repaired. Put it out for a few laps at our local sandtrack on Saturday and things seem to be back to normal. Once I get moving this morning, Im pulling off the legs and taking them down to Dave Rose at STM for some work. Im really looking forward to the changes in suspension. I expect it to really open up the capabilities of this machine and improve my trail confidence. I currently look like a goon when I am trying the log matrix that I built.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:03 AM   #72
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More riding happened today. Ridiculously fast through whoops, ridges and cactus. Few Webe pro riders decided they were going to show the Colorado boys how it's done. Thanks Tony..... I guess.

I may be asleep by 7.
Your welcome! Lol. I always equated riding big whoops fast with MTBing. It much more fun when you do it regularly. BTW you should see the whoops the guys in El Paso/Las Cruces ride.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:28 AM   #73
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For cold hands those big floppy ears looking things work great. Not "motoboy" stylish but really help on a cold day. No matter what gloves you use, the wind chill defeats most of the benefit. The floppy covers eliminate the wind chill problem and they also keep your paws safe from your buddys wet roost. Try 'em.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:44 AM   #74
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Some video from the weekend.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:02 PM   #75
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You seem to know tons about most things, how do you keep your hands warm in cold temps?

It's not that hard to put grip warmers on a dirt bike. I know several people who have done that. Grip warmers coupled with bark busters with good flags and you really should not have anymore problems.
KTM sells them.
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