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The_AirHawk 01-21-2009 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 201991)
Cripes. Do we have to chain you up again?

I was askin' for KEN!

Sheesh! Try to do a Bro a favour, and people bring out the cattle prods and handcuffs............

sfcdjevans 01-21-2009 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by sachiwilson (Post 187207)
Don't ignore the need for pants. You don't want to have your kneecaps ground off in a slide.

So the doctor says today "What are these black lines? I don't recall those.". "Oh" says I. "Why those particular ones have been there for 30 years." says I.

Hurt like ****. Good thing it was along time ago.

sfcdjevans 01-21-2009 12:13 PM

For BG
 
Aerostich Transit. The "new" leather. Bring money.
"The new Transit Leather suit is not a rejection or a repudiation of our principles." Mr. Subjective(March 2008)

What you don't fondle your 'stich catalog?

Kenneth_Moore 01-21-2009 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by The_AirHawk (Post 202007)
I was askin' for KEN!

Sheesh! Try to do a Bro a favour, and people bring out the cattle prods and handcuffs............

The old "Bait and Switch" routine, huh? I had to gnaw my arm off a few times when I got suckered on that one.

sarnali2 01-21-2009 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by The_AirHawk (Post 202007)
I was askin' for KEN!

Sheesh! Try to do a Bro a favour, and people bring out the cattle prods and handcuffs............


You know I've told him before about that sh*t...at least go on a few dates and get her drunk before you try tiein' her to the bed post, not everyone is into that stuff....

seruzawa 01-21-2009 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 202018)
You know I've told him before about that sh*t...at least go on a few dates and get her drunk before you try tiein' her to the bed post, not everyone is into that stuff....

Cripes. Here you guys go again. And then I'm the one who gets ragged on for your BS. There ain't no justice in the world.

Guess I'll go up to my cabin a "rotate" my supply of Schnapps.

mscuddy 01-21-2009 03:33 PM

A vintage Frigidair refrigerator with leg & arm holes cut out, and a periscope for seeing what is about to hit you would work good. Also a good palce to stash a few cold ones while you're waiting for the ambulance.

Kenneth_Moore 01-21-2009 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by mscuddy (Post 202032)
A vintage Frigidair refrigerator with leg & arm holes cut out, and a periscope for seeing what is about to hit you would work good. Also a good palce to stash a few cold ones while you're waiting for the ambulance.

Curse you Matt! I was reading this on my laptop in a late meeting and lost it laughing out loud...

BadGun 01-22-2009 06:48 AM

No need for knee sliders with the Frigidair? Only a few cold ones? It will likely take me 6 or 8 to get rid of the pounding in my head! Plus the cold Vodka to pour over the road rash whilst picking out the gravel and grass...been there, done that!

BadGun 01-22-2009 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by sfcdjevans (Post 202011)
Aerostich Transit. The "new" leather. Bring money.
"The new Transit Leather suit is not a rejection or a repudiation of our principles." Mr. Subjective(March 2008)

What you don't fondle your 'stich catalog?

OMFG you weren't freaking kidding!
Transit Pants
#249 $697.00
Can you pay too much for protection though? Is Goretex really waterproof? Did we really land on the moon? These are questions for the ages! My experience with Goretex is marginal at best: the pores clog with sweat, heavy precipitation overcomes it's 'waterproofness'.

sarnali2 01-22-2009 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by BadGun (Post 202064)
OMFG you weren't freaking kidding!
Transit Pants
#249 $697.00
Can you pay too much for protection though? Is Goretex really waterproof? ..... heavy precipitation overcomes it's 'waterproofness'.


To a point, yes. I've ridden in some real monsoon rain and stayed dry for the most part with some minor seepage but again this is in some major garden hose rain..I don't think much short of a Gumby Suit would work in that. What you do get is flexibility, versitility and near race grade leather abrasion resistance. My experiance with other "Ballistic Nylon" "Rock-Tex" or whatever other trade name you wish to use is that yes it offers protection and yes it will wear through.

Where I live heat and humidity are usually not a problem so the ventilation is usually enough to keep you comfortable, no worse than ventilated leather at any rate. Other areas of the country that may be an issue so I can't say but for my riding in a cool and wet enviroment an Aerostitch, either Roadcrafter or Darien is about the best 4 season suit around

pushrod 01-22-2009 08:44 AM

BG,

Skip the leather!

Buy a good set of textile pants, and a convertible textile jacket. They will work as well or better than leather, they're a heck of a lot cheaper, and (these are the most important two points for those of us in the South) you will be more likely to wear them in the summer, and they are washable.

You wear leathers on a couple August rides, you'll have all the neighorhood dogs following you around.

I'm a fan of the Joe Rocket line. The Superego and Phoenix models are very versatile.

HTH!

BadGun 01-22-2009 10:46 AM

I kinda like the Roe Rocket Alter Ego. There is a removable waterproof liner, and the price isn't too bad either. Any comments on these pants?

pushrod 01-22-2009 11:52 AM

From the JR site (regarding the AlterEgo trou):

"Part Jekyll, part Hyde. The ALTER EGO 2.0 PANTS have the split personality of a wind breaking ROCK TEX 660 shell and a removable waterproof liner, while zip off sections expose the FREE-AIR panels that let the wind in on those blistering hot days. Think of it as our little way of flipping Mother Nature the bird."

Now, I have only owned the Ballistic model, but a friend has the AE 1.0 pants, and he loves them.

Personally, I have no need for the 'wind-breaking' shell, as I do enough of that my ownself.

I'd recommend you look at metricbikes.com and a couple of other sites, and maybe go to the IMS, even though it's not in Atlanta this year. You can probably find the 1.0 pants for less than half the retail price.

Although I try to support my local bike shop, I recommend you go to someone that carries JR, Fieldsheer and the various other makes, and try the pants and jackets on to see what size you need. If they are asking MSRP, then take that info back to the computer, and buy there.

The_AirHawk 01-22-2009 12:07 PM

So, these things are OK to fart in?

Dr_Sprocket 01-22-2009 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by BadGun (Post 202111)
I kinda like the Roe Rocket Alter Ego. There is a removable waterproof liner, and the price isn't too bad either. Any comments on these pants?

Gunster, my brother has the Alter Ego overpants. I have the Fieldsheer Mercury overpants. IMHO, the Fieldsheer pants are better because the zippers and full-length, making donning/doffing the pants with shoes or boots on much easier. The Joe Rocket pant zippers don't go all the way up (even though I think the description says they do).

Check out the TourMaster line of jackets. They make great stuff. I have the Transition jacket (4-season), but that is a 3/4 length touring jacket. You may want the waist-length sport style of jacket.

Kenneth_Moore 01-22-2009 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by BadGun (Post 202111)
I kinda like the Roe Rocket Alter Ego. There is a removable waterproof liner, and the price isn't too bad either. Any comments on these pants?

They have a really long name for a pair of pants.


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