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Old 10-26-2013, 03:08 AM   #1
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Talking I know I'm mad I've always been mad

But maybe enjoying yourself driving along in a semi hurricane and slight drizzle is over the top.
I found my self sitting on the bike weaving back and forth in the wind gusts laughing from the pleasure of riding and enjoying a good life even if the weather was foul.
Am I the only fool?
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:15 AM   #2
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Regular riding lacks challenge.

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Old 10-26-2013, 04:40 AM   #3
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No, you are not mad. Worst storm riding is better than the best sunny day on a beach. It's all in perspective. I live in monsoon country here in Cambodia and I really like riding in the rain, BIG rain with lots of wind. The kind that makes you grin because you see your buddy riding in front of you and check out his angle from bike to ground leaning against the wind. 45 degrees or better is a fun time, watch out for gusts. You know you are doing the same, you just don't feel it due to wind pressure and rain affecting your field of vision.

You are not crazy.

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Old 10-26-2013, 05:15 AM   #4
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:12 AM   #5
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It's very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:16 AM   #6
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We are not mad, far from it, but we are not normal either.

Its vividly apearant from the look on the face of those you meet on the road looking at you, all the gear and the strange looking bike in the rain from their comfy cars, that they don't find you normal. But what matters the most is you keep on doing what you love.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:05 AM   #7
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I am not mad
I am an illusion
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:48 AM   #8
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But maybe enjoying yourself driving along in a semi hurricane and slight drizzle is over the top.
I found my self sitting on the bike weaving back and forth in the wind gusts laughing from the pleasure of riding and enjoying a good life even if the weather was foul.
Am I the only fool?
Well that disease spreads far and wide, some of our most excellent and challenging days have involved seriously adverse conditions and this is when I find myself yelling in my helmet "piss off is that all ya got?" and larfing my head off.

Even when the road at the top is flowing



Or the street is 600 mm deep and the front of the tank and headpipe is under water in a city



We have lost SPOT's, driving light to bad weather and in the face of this I challenge it like this.

Go stand under the waterfall coming of the roof




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Old 10-26-2013, 05:25 PM   #9
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OMG

I`m not alone after all.

Was down south riding during a big storm on the Aprilia. In the morning twice I came screaching to a halt cos of trees across the road. 1st one just looked like a shadow from left to right, 6 inch diam. Would have hurt something at 180 kph.
2nd one no mistaking for a shadow. I could not even see over it !!
Emergency services pulled up with a chainsaw. Fark I laughed. It was a baby one and this is a monster HARDWOOD tree (Jarrah) that had a diam of 6 foot !!

Wild riding......LOVE IT !!
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #10
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:02 PM   #11
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:58 AM   #12
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Don't mind two of the three conditions in OR: rain, fog, darkness. Got to ride in the other 5 months you know.

Except I can't see through the windshield/face shield/glasses. When the water starts running down the inside of the fogged face shield, it's difficult to focus on the road. I'm thinking of making a heated face shield so I can just keep it shut tight.

Any other solutions out there?
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:58 PM   #13
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Don't mind two of the three conditions in OR: rain, fog, darkness. Got to ride in the other 5 months you know.

Except I can't see through the windshield/face shield/glasses. When the water starts running down the inside of the fogged face shield, it's difficult to focus on the road. I'm thinking of making a heated face shield so I can just keep it shut tight.

Any other solutions out there?
Snowmobile helmets.

They have double layer face shields thst prevents the inner layer to get too cold and fog up.

I use Windex on the outside and anti-fog liquid on the inside of my regular face shield. Its important to apply the anti-fog correctly as indicated in the bottle. Otherwise it won't work at all.

Another option is wearing ski goggles and a face mask so you won't get frost bit on your nose. Ski goggles have double layer.

Another option , buy this product that is an extra shield that sticks to your normal face shield. I think I once saw it on revzilla website. Never used it.

Snowmobile helmets are thr best.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:21 PM   #14
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Riding in any region that has a rainy/monsoon season would make you understand the word "downpour". It is usually combined with giant potholes and shitty drivers to make things even more interesting.
Finding the one spot in your face shield that is not completely fogged can lead to some funny style of riding
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:37 AM   #15
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"Right then God showed up..." that's some funny stuff right there.
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