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Old 02-16-2014, 10:20 AM   #16
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:28 AM   #17
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Personal Flotation Device.....The creeks are running high.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:15 PM   #18
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Didn't take a big enough saw



PFD would have landed me in Florence pronto.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:23 PM   #19
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:28 PM   #20
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:04 AM   #21
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This weekends plan; Mary's Peak via Horton and west of Prairie Mtn. Return leg to be determined.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:56 PM   #22
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OC. Eugene invades 503, yo.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:35 AM   #23
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I may as well be out on that happening since it seem that shindig's theme is leaning heavy to drinking, and I don't, so I won't.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:44 PM   #24
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So far I've liked the advice I've gotten on gear to get, love the Kilmanjaro jacket, and the TPG pants look fantastic, even if I do have to exchange them bigger Decided on the Scout boots and they're waiting in my shopping cart.

Tell me about helmets guys. Is a dualsport helmet with a visor a definite plus/gotta have thing or what?
What price point would you stay above and/or brands would you stay away from? I realize the better ones are better, still trying to balance my options here. Thanks.''

Might as well throw some winter gloves opinions in here too if you would.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:48 PM   #25
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I figure your head and it's contents are worth whatever you're willing to throw at them. What's your head worth to you? I worked years ago with people who had suffered traumatic brain injuries. Not a place you want to be if you can help it.

Another aspect is fit. Different people have different shaped heads and different brands fit differently. I just plain don't fit into a Shoei. Arai, on the other hand, fit me better, but only once I customize the padding. HJCs used to fit me pretty good, but not so much any more...

I have an Arai XD3. It used to fog up way too easy, but it's much improved since I got a pinlock antifog shield and I love it. I also have an HJC which is a lot cheaper, but good for my commute

Try on a variety and get the best you can afford.



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Old 02-18-2014, 08:36 PM   #26
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no opinion on the value of the dualsport helmet visors?
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no opinion on the value of the dualsport helmet visors?
I like my Icon with the visor, and I like all my dirtbike helmets with visors. they block the sun when you want that.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:47 PM   #28
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mention it tomorrow at the meet-up,,if anyone shows,,
I have had several over the years,,high dollar to discount.
Have the BILT explorer I bought for $100 ,,fits okay, good wide visibility, lightweight,, guaranteed!,,and only a hunnert bucks at the time..It is missing a small screw from the visor,, I should take it back and get a new one!
My $530 Arai XD, as VDuckevinfelixhelix mentioned,,worst fogging visor I have ever ridden inside!
I was amazed that such a high end helmet had such poor visual distortion as well,, the face shield is good,, all the way up, or all the way down,,but crack it open a bit and it's like looking thru water, and the angular distortion inherent from same. and just horrible at night!
At less than half the cost, my old HJC never did that.
Nor does this El Cheapo cycle gear hat.
The peak over the visor,,(the bill on a ballcap) is really nice to have when you are riding in sunny directions!,,the Arai has a great one, the Bilt variety could be a bit longer, and other than that, you can add an aftermnarket peak to any helmet, with snaps riveted on.
Find a store with a good selection and try them all on,,but here in duck town that means hitting ALL the possible stores,,choices are limited for testing and trying on.
Start at the BMW boutique on W 11th,, ask to see the most expensive hat in the store,,,then shop from there,,
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:00 PM   #29
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I like my Icon with the visor, and I like all my dirtbike helmets with visors. they block the sun when you want that.
Agreed.

"Dual Sport" helmets have a peak (bill) and a visor (windshield).. Lotsa guys like using an MX helmet with goggles. A good idea when it's dusty. I've managed pretty well with my dual sport hat. I've got goggles, but used them only once... Haven't really taken the time to figure out how they work over glasses.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:02 PM   #30
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Agreed.

"Dual Sport" helmets have a peak (bill) and a visor (windshield).. Lotsa guys like using an MX helmet with goggles. A good idea when it's dusty. I've managed pretty well with my dual sport hat. I've got goggles, but used them only once... Haven't really taken the time to figure out how they work over glasses.
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