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Old 06-13-2012, 08:13 AM   #5656
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You have now claimed page 283 twice, you putz.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:15 AM   #5657
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Only on whatever device you are using, which I don't give a shit about.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:03 AM   #5658
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Very much so. Oh, nice bike.


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Yes they look quite good.

Of course, acquiring rok straps would mean a trip to Fleet Farm, so it might be worth getting some just for the excuse to wander round there.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:19 AM   #5659
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Yes they look quite good.

Of course, acquiring rok straps would mean a trip to Fleet Farm, so it might be worth getting some just for the excuse to wander round there.
Well, there's that then. I cannot just pop into FF for any one item. A trip to FF requires wandering about and often results in purchasing items that I had not intended to purchase. And they have a decent selection of camping stuff.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:21 AM   #5660
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Exactly so. Such happy times can be had wandering around a FF.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:25 AM   #5661
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On that Nebraska piefest thing, I am thinking of riding part way down on Friday and camping somewhere in the Northern Nebraska area. Anyone got recommendations of region / campsite / interesting place to ride through?
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #5662
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fools....

Ponca or Niobrara
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:26 AM   #5663
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I don't think it's nice to call the people that live in Ponca and Niobrara fools.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:09 PM   #5664
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I got these ones.





I am satisfied with them. I got the black ones.
You did fine there. That Ortlieb duffle is sometimes the only bag I pack, say for Mexico. The end-loaders work fine, too. Loops for straps are not really necessary, although they can come in handy.

There are a couple of the Helen bags in my stash, too, and they work too. They both came to me as rally door-prizes. One came to me direct from the eponymous Ms. Wheels ("... and speaking of old bags, our next prize is..."), who would be a formidable adversary in a tent-wrestle.

The bright bags and Aerostich riding suits make a striking impression; a group of BMWs on tour looks like a line of Playmobil or Lego men on their bikes, all alike except for the variation in primary colors. (As the writer to the editor of Cycle World once asked: "What's the deal with those cordura uniforms the BMW riders all wear?")
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #5665
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Loops for straps are not really necessary, although they can come in handy.

I agree. On many bags I have seen (but not all certainly) they look more like a weak point in the concept, where they could easily tear if over tensioned - or as a result of normal vibratory experiences (these are designs where the loop is simply sewn to the side of the bag, rather than being on a piece of webbing that encircles the bag properly). Two decent straps around a bag is usually enough.

The Ms Wheels bags do look good, I was previously unaware of them. If I need more or replacement bags I will look into those, but I am impressed by the quality of these items I picked up. They seem very rugged.

I chose the particular Ortlieb because it looked like that's what dfc had on his Transalp in a picture a while ago, and he's fabbo, so it must be good.

Right?




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Old 06-13-2012, 12:58 PM   #5666
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I chose the particular Ortlieb because it looked like that's what dfc had on his Transalp in a picture a while ago, and he's fabbo, so it must be good.

Right?
Following in my footsteps is rarely right, however the "Big Red Bag" is probably the best piece of motorcycle gear I have ever purchased
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #5667
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Dammit, I got the wrong colour bag. Now disaster will befall me.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:37 PM   #5668
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Dammit, I got the wrong colour bag. Now disaster will befall me.
Cool people like you and I have the yellow Ortlieb.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:59 PM   #5669
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I'm not as cool as you. I tried to buy a yellow one and they told me "You're not as cool as the Klay. You are not entitled to a yellow Ortlieb."

Then they said a russian sounding word. It ended in "off".
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:04 PM   #5670
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Just an FYI for those who may be shopping for dry bags, don't forget about the REI Outlet. They often have some great deals.
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