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Old 03-29-2006, 03:38 AM   #41
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The picture of the fogged/not fogged helmet looks like it is from 1974. Seem like you could have found a more updated picture to communicate the concept. It will only establish credibility. I ride with a Scorpion Helmet and it has a totally fog free shield standard with their helmets. i have never had any fogging inside my helmet. see www.scorpionusa.com

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Old 03-29-2006, 03:39 AM   #42
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I agree about the need for neck protection. In October I experienced mild hypothermia during a 150-mile, three-hour ride in a cold (42-degree) rain through central Kentucky. I was covered with the layers Gabe describes, but the combination of having no windshield (a condition I rectified as soon as I got home) and losing heat through the slight gap between helmet and jacket made for a miserable ride. I got a Bikers Gore-Tex balaclava, which solved that problem. But for all but the coldest days, I've found that a Gore-Tex neck gaiter is even better -- easier to use and less restrictive. I use my North Face neck gaiter any time the temp is much below 60.

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Old 03-29-2006, 03:47 AM   #43
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Why does it seem like Gabe is the only one doing any work around MO lately?
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:52 AM   #44
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Yep, agreed. When the water runs down my crack I know it is time to stop ...
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:08 AM   #45
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Actually, S100 is the same as that 409 all-surface cleaner. So, save your self some money and go buy a bottle at your local grocery store.
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:18 AM   #46
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I have used the fog city shield and it works well for me. The motorcycle boot thing is problematic in that I know of no one who makes MC boots (not "HD" style engineer boots) in wide sizes so none will fit my duck feet. I too have gone to a military style boot for riding.
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Old 03-29-2006, 05:42 AM   #47
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You bet, 10 or 15 miles in that brutal 50 degree weather will seperate the men from the boys pretty quick.
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Old 03-29-2006, 05:50 AM   #48
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I realize you were being facetious but many California motorists don't know how to drive in the rain. The sheer number of drivers that are unfamiliar with skid control and recovery techniques is mind boggling. Every time it rains in the Bay Area, idiots hurl themselves into the concrete barriers on 17 or spin out on 101.



Heaven forbid any snowfall... There'd be carnage on the roads...
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:05 AM   #49
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Also, a set of tire irons in a Victorias Secret box makes a dandy gift for any occasion. along with a gift certificate to learn to use them at nearest bike shop.
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:50 AM   #50
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But using them on the ol lady could get you in trouble JB.
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