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Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,735
Posted By Razzeaux
Wow

Wow! That was good. Do u do video editing for a job or is it a hobby?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Razzeaux
2011 GSA battery question

I have a 2011 GSA with a little over 8,000 miles on it. I bought it in March 2013. It's kept inside and the temp does not get below 60 degrees. In August I took a 1,500 mile trip and then let it...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By Razzeaux
Thanks for the picture and the information.

Thanks for the picture and the information.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By Razzeaux
Wicking shirts are my next additions. Thanks.

Wicking shirts are my next additions. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By Razzeaux
This is counter intuitive, closing the vents when...

This is counter intuitive, closing the vents when riding in hot weather. After reading the comments, I now understand why closing the vents work best.

I agree about the boots, I have also have...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By Razzeaux
This is exactly what I was looking for. As I read...

This is exactly what I was looking for. As I read more about warm weather riding, I'm learning there is more to staying cool than just having air blowing over your skin.

Last week I did a little...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By Razzeaux
Summer jacket advice

I need some summer jacket advice. I live in Texas, therefore I need a jacket that will I can use for a 700 mile day in the summer that will also protect me when I fall in the Southwest deserts. I...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By Razzeaux
Rallye 3 Jacket wearers - how hot can you wear it?

I have a Black/Yellow Rallye 3 jacket, can you wear it in 90 to 100+ temperatures? For those of you who have these jackets, what is your experience with these temps?

I have 2 long trips planned...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,562
Posted By Razzeaux
I bought a pair and had the exact same issue....

I bought a pair and had the exact same issue. When I wore them the cut into my ankle. The first day I had them I wore them almost all day and I couldn't believe how they hurt my ankle. Then for...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Summary

This was a great first trip on my GSA I road 3,587 miles in 8 days. I experienced riding at night, in the rain and off road for the first times. I had my longest riding day to day, met a great ADV...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 8

It's time to head back to Dallas. I look out the window, it's overcast but not raining. I go to Google Maps, it's 808 miles to my home. When I pull up the weather on my phone, their is a big blob of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 7

Day 7
Today I have a some free time, so I take this chance to explore a little of north of Georgia. I ride north on I-575, it turns into a nice sweeping 4 lane. As I keep going north, it turns into...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 6

Day 6

I know I need pictures. This is my first RR and I will have pictures on my future ride reports.

Today, I have a 400 mile ride to a friends home north of Atlanta. When I look at the map,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 5

With Key West having record low temperature and the crowds of Spring Break, I decide one day is enough for this trip to Key West. I will definitely be back to the Keys during the summer. So I load...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 4

Preface: I now know some of the challenges that face those who choose to write ride reports. I have a much better appreciation of all the work that goes into them. I meant to post this as soon as...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
I stayed at the Harborside Motel in Key West. It...

I stayed at the Harborside Motel in Key West. It was clean, simple hotel room and priced a little high. I was there during the last parts of spring break, so it was priced accordingly. If you want...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
I'm glad I'm on the other side of the camera most...

I'm glad I'm on the other side of the camera most of the time. I need to work on my posing.
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Im in key west. If any inmates here want to meet...

Im in key west. If any inmates here want to meet for a beer, give me a shout!

Great trip so far. Flarider1 was a great host. Experienced my first gravel road in the middle of the Everglades thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
I took side roads today, it was good to see...

I took side roads today, it was good to see something different. I'm working on the pictures.
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Patrick, thanks for the offer. If I need...

Patrick, thanks for the offer. If I need anything I'll let you know.
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 3

This morning I woke up and saw a wall of storms between myself and Orlando on the weather radar. I knew today would be my first ride in the rain. So, off I go 220 miles of slab. This GSA really...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 2

Rain is still in the forecast for all day. I've still not ridden in the rain yet. I have breakfast with the family, By the way, I have a great family and feel fortunate to have them. FYI…. this is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 1

Well, I've started this Ride Report thread, so here it goes.

I woke up and checked the weather. Rain was in the forecast. I've never ridden in the rain before. The destination for my first day...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
Posted By Razzeaux
Dallas, TX to Key West

This is first ride report. It's not epic and it won't include pictures at first because I forgot my camera and will be using my iPhone for pictures. I know everyone has to start somewhere, so this...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,796
Posted By Razzeaux
I have 2 piece BMW rain gear. Each part rolls up...

I have 2 piece BMW rain gear. Each part rolls up to size of nerf football.
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,796
Posted By Razzeaux
Where do you keep your rain gear?

When you are on a long trip, where do you keep your rain gear? Last trip, I kept mine in my rear pannier but it didn't rain. This trip I don't think I'm going to be so lucky and I'm thinking about...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,015
Posted By Razzeaux
I've used Northface waterproof duffle backs and...

I've used Northface waterproof duffle backs and they leaked through the top zippers.

I'm now trying out the small and medium Wolfman expedition duffle bags.
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By Razzeaux
Took the Throttlemeister back today. So for this...

Took the Throttlemeister back today. So for this trip I'll be using the Kaoko.
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Razzeaux
Thanks. Geaux Tigers!

Thanks. Geaux Tigers!
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Razzeaux
Thanks for all the input. A heated vest sounds...

Thanks for all the input. A heated vest sounds great but I don't time to go look for one before my trip.

The idea of sports like base layer did catch my eye so at lunch today I went to REI and...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Razzeaux
Rallye 3 Jacket wearers I need your advice

My Rallye 3 jacket came in today. I've never seen one in person before and I was blown away by the quality of the jacket. This is my second best purchase for my GSA. My first best purchase was my...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Razzeaux
My jacket just came in. 58 was the perfect size.

My jacket just came in. 58 was the perfect size.
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By Razzeaux
I ended up getting the Rainier bag myself. When...

I ended up getting the Rainier bag myself. When I thought about all that I might needed to carry in it, I decided on the bigger Rainier over the Explorer lite. I've got the extra large pockets...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By Razzeaux
I was about to put the Throttlemeister on but saw...

I was about to put the Throttlemeister on but saw that I had the wrong installation kit. So put the Kaoko on instead. One thing I can say is that the Kaoka was a breeze to put on. I'll be going on...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By Razzeaux
Kaoko or Throttlemeister?

Due to a series of events I have both Kaoko and Throttlemeister throttle locks for my GSA in my possession. Help me decide which one I should put on. If you have either of these, let me know your...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Razzeaux
Thanks guys. I just ordered a 58.

Thanks guys. I just ordered a 58.
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Razzeaux
Need help with Rallye 3 jacket sizing

I'm looking at getting a Rallye 3 jacket but I read today that they run large and I should get one size smaller than what I normally wear. I have a 48 chest. For those of you who have these jackets,...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,224
Posted By Razzeaux
Gloves solution for rain

I'm finishing up my rain gear and I have left my gloves for last. I'm a newbie when it comes to the rain, so I'm starting from scratch. What do you do for your gloves in the rain? Are there rain...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,373
Posted By Razzeaux
I'm also right where you are. A couple weeks ago...

I'm also right where you are. A couple weeks ago I picked up a pair of Garne Balance Oiled and they just don't seem to have enough protection for me.

So this weekend, I too got a pair of Sidi...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 44,461
Posted By Razzeaux
Great RR

Sounds like yall are having a great trip. Do you find that riding with a group of 3 is a good number for a trip like yours?
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