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Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,567
Posted By wncbmw
I bought that tent because Backpacker magazine...

I bought that tent because Backpacker magazine named it the best Backpacking tent in about '79 or '80. And I wasn't exactly a youngster at the time! That's how!:rofl So I guess that makes me kinda...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,567
Posted By wncbmw
Interesting and entertaining ride report and nice...

Interesting and entertaining ride report and nice photos! Got to comment on your tent though. That thing is ancient! :lol3 Sierra Designs Aeroflex. I had one of those about 1980! Served me well for...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,298
Posted By wncbmw
shu - Appreciate the info but I made the call...

shu - Appreciate the info but I made the call before you posted a reply! I gave the Transition XtraActive lenses a shot, figuring they would at least be good as backup glasses but after one weekend...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 43,782
Views: 8,345,547
Posted By wncbmw
I did it on mine following much discussion on...

I did it on mine following much discussion on here about the sound issue. I also used some thin, stick-on insulation tape to get it off the frame. Skipped the rubber washers, since the tape moved the...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,528
Posted By wncbmw
Not vented but my Motoport stretch Kevlar jeans...

Not vented but my Motoport stretch Kevlar jeans flow enough air that the last two summers my mesh over pants have been hardly used. Sent them a pair of my Wranglers for a pattern, so the fit is...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,298
Posted By wncbmw
Now that I have a year in the progressive...

Now that I have a year in the progressive bifocals and like them, it's time to get sunglasses! Without going into a lot of details on my search, I have a question for you experienced guys.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43,782
Views: 8,345,547
Posted By wncbmw
I finally got mine! After selling the DR650, I...

I finally got mine! After selling the DR650, I was missing the dual sport riding around here. Decided a 250 FI bike was the way to go and the Yamaha was the best choice for me. Been seriously...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By wncbmw
I happened to be in Raleigh for the weekend and...

I happened to be in Raleigh for the weekend and stopped by with my son. I got plenty of attention and I am an old fart but it was Sunday morning and they weren't too busy.

As luck would have it,...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,298
Posted By wncbmw
I apologize for not responding to a couple of...

I apologize for not responding to a couple of questions on this thread sooner. Haven't been back for a bit.

As to needing the progressives riding, it helps not having to stop and squeeze my...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,298
Posted By wncbmw
A word about Oakley prescription glasses. I...

A word about Oakley prescription glasses. I recently switched from extended wear contacts and reading glasses to progressive bifocals and the hardest thing was giving up my Oakley sunglasses. I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8,538
Views: 362,852
Posted By wncbmw
Having followed this thread from the start, I...

Having followed this thread from the start, I have to say, it has affirmed my decision to get a WR! The DR I sold a while back was my first venture into the dual sport thing after 30 years on the...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 2,382,027
Posted By wncbmw
I'll do a +1 on the REI pillow. As I got older, I...

I'll do a +1 on the REI pillow. As I got older, I decided to splurge on some comfort in the tent. This thing is nice and packs so small! Just toss it in the compression sack with the sleeping bag!...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,419
Posted By wncbmw
I carry most all that stuff. In my tank bag! :D

I carry most all that stuff. In my tank bag! :D
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,419
Posted By wncbmw
Or go custom! When I ordered my Motoport stretch...

Or go custom! When I ordered my Motoport stretch Kevlar jacket, I had them delete all four cargo pockets! Seldom used any of them on the other jackets I had and wanted increased airflow. Just slash...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By wncbmw
I had a Kermit that was pretty comfortable,...

I had a Kermit that was pretty comfortable, although the cross bars did sometimes hit me wrong on my thighs.

I got the REI copy of the Helinox and find it at least as comfortable as the Kermit...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 325,378
Posted By wncbmw
I will have to haunt the classifieds on the...

I will have to haunt the classifieds on the hammock forum like I do the flea market here! Just missed a WBBB there.

I forgot Kaylee's hammock! What a great show and cast!

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 325,378
Posted By wncbmw
Thanks guys for the advice. I am within the BB...

Thanks guys for the advice. I am within the BB double 1.1 weight limit, so that should be fine for me. And I will probably go the UQ route soon but for now, I don't want to go the whole way until I...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 325,378
Posted By wncbmw
For you experienced hammock hangers, I have some...

For you experienced hammock hangers, I have some questions. I am having trouble sleeping camping due to an aging body and shoulder pain. As a side sleeper, I am awakened multiple times during the...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,503
Posted By wncbmw
At the mention of Cat Crap, I have to interject...

At the mention of Cat Crap, I have to interject that I tried it. It works but only for a day or so without reapplication. Just like every other similar product I tried.

A tiny bit of dishwashing...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 28,834
Posted By wncbmw
I experimented some trying to avoid the Kermit,...

I experimented some trying to avoid the Kermit, finally bought one new from a friend who had an extra. Liked it fine, wonderful design and workmanship and comfort. But in my never-ending quest for...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 2,382,027
Posted By wncbmw
Way back on page 79, post 1171, I made my first...

Way back on page 79, post 1171, I made my first contribution to this thread. Without repeating all that here, the short version is that I packed the tent and sleeping bag in separate water proof bags...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,945
Posted By wncbmw
I am reviving this thread to make my 2nd...

I am reviving this thread to make my 2nd contribution to the Motoport experience. I posted back on page 117, post #1742 about my experience with my Motoport stretch Kevlar jeans and my hopes to add a...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,147
Posted By wncbmw
Another vote for the Exped. In my old age, the...

Another vote for the Exped. In my old age, the joints were not letting me sleep too well on the old Thermarest from my backpacking equipment. Switched to an Exped Downmat 7 and immediately started...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By wncbmw
Just don't buy a Klim jacket if you want to...

Just don't buy a Klim jacket if you want to remove logos.Trying on the Latitude, I believe there were at least 7 versions of the Klim logo on the thing! I swore the next time someone posted on the...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,566
Posted By wncbmw
Plexus on the outside beads the water off well...

Plexus on the outside beads the water off well for me but you will have to reapply every couple of days if you are riding in the rain constantly.

I have purchased various products for the inside...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,176
Posted By wncbmw
Funny this comes up the week I decide to change...

Funny this comes up the week I decide to change my system. I use the 24" Orlieb roll top duffle with the tent, tent poles and tarp in separate internal dry bags and the sleeping bag and pad in...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,945
Posted By wncbmw
I have procrastinated for months posting my...

I have procrastinated for months posting my contribution to this thread. Here is my two cents.

Bought the mesh overpants a few years ago and was very pleased with the function of the pants....
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,237
Posted By wncbmw
Nope, just 2.

Nope, just 2.
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,237
Posted By wncbmw
Jim Williams - it was Tri Armor. Worked well...

Jim Williams - it was Tri Armor. Worked well apparently!

Ricky - $5 to put a patch over the nickel sized hole; $29 for an extra layer of stretch kevlar over both knees and $49 for mesh over both...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,237
Posted By wncbmw
While I can't help the OP with a look at the gear...

While I can't help the OP with a look at the gear unless he drops by western NC sometime soon, I would like to put in my 2 cents on the gear. I have had the Kevlar mesh overpants for some time and...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,118
Posted By wncbmw
I have used the UA boxer briefs for some time for...

I have used the UA boxer briefs for some time for under riding gear and thought they were great, no issues with seams or otherwise. After this thread and other mentions of the EO briefs, I gave them...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,570
Posted By wncbmw
I have always relied on the Underarmor boxer...

I have always relied on the Underarmor boxer briefs for my 'traveling' skivvies (no problems with the seams for me) but after reading the praises of the Ex Officio underwear on another thread here, I...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,522
Posted By wncbmw
I use one of these. Keep it plugged in around the...

I use one of these. Keep it plugged in around the house for a full charge and emergency use and it fits in two beer cozies for traveling on the bike. Wind it up for a minute or two and its good for...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,260
Posted By wncbmw
I have the AST and the Gerbings liner. A few...

I have the AST and the Gerbings liner. A few weeks ago I wore the AST, the insulated liner and Gerbings on a 22-degree ride and was toasty. A week later riding at 32 without the insulated liner, I...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,118
Posted By wncbmw
I understand 90s may not be hot to some of you...

I understand 90s may not be hot to some of you guys but I have also ridden in hotter temps, with a 'Stich! I am very glad that mesh has become more availiable. I guess at some point if a mesh jacket...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,118
Posted By wncbmw
I have been reading this thread but as always,...

I have been reading this thread but as always, planned to lurk only. But something happened today that might let me add some value to this discussion. Temps in the upper 80s, low 90s and a light...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,734
Posted By wncbmw
The reason you are getting mixed replies is...

The reason you are getting mixed replies is because of the various types of mesh. When I used cheaper mesh pants, I was hesitant to wear shorts or thin pants under them because of the reasons others...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By wncbmw
Lots of good advice. The 'little mountain' is...

Lots of good advice. The 'little mountain' is indeed a killer due to its topograhy and location. I have winter camped in Montana and all over the east, so I have some experience also.

My last...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,748
Posted By wncbmw
Pants arrived!

Ordered and sent in my jeans October 15th. Got an email exactly 2 weeks later that they had been shipped and they arrived today! Ordered the stretch kevlar jeans and they fit good. I like the fabric...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,748
Posted By wncbmw
Placed my order!

Ordered a set of the stretch kevlar jeans today. The lady who took the order said the lead time was about 2 1/2 weeks. Got to get my Wranglers in the mail for the pattern!

Should be a good...
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