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Old 08-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #6541
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More important than all that....

We have concluded that there is no such thing as "leftover bacon"

It shall be known as "bacon in waiting"

and it didn't have to wait long for me to make the second BLT...
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:29 PM   #6542
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Prop,

Sorry to hear about your little get off. I'm glad to hear you and the bike are relatively un-damaged. I hope you don't start to feel it tomorrow. Ice, Ibu, rest....oh almost forgot the beer. Beer cures all hurties.

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #6543
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Remember that part about rubber side down?

So glad you and the Bonnie are okay!
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:18 AM   #6544
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I have no soreness today. I must be tough as old nails. Grrr.

Today - I shall start shopping for new gear. There is still a riding season underway.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:25 AM   #6545
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Today - I shall start shopping for new gear.

You didn't tear the Delta Diner patch didja?
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:28 AM   #6546
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Hell no. I carefully twisted away from the road so that would not get damaged.

I have another patch for my new jacket. Maybe I'll get an aerostitch and have them sew it on. That's an astounding bloody idea.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:33 AM   #6547
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So, it appears that the reason for the slide was that the bike was leaned over far enough to start actually scraping the engine bars, and that this caused the loss of traction. Presumeably lifting the front wheel a bit.

The irony - the bars that basically protected the bike so well were the cause of the crash in the first place. Well, that and some asshattery.

Anyway, bored with crash now.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:55 AM   #6548
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Prop Slide

Prop,

Glad to hear you are ok! So many things could have gone wrong with ur asshattery but all is well. What gear were you wearing?
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:12 AM   #6549
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Glad to hear that you and the bike made out well. Aerostich makes wonderfully stuff and would be happy to sew a new patch on any of their jackets for you. I have a Roadcrafter and a Darien and love them both.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:29 AM   #6550
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Hey Lumpy,

I was wearing my Firstgear TPG pants and Kilimanjaro jacket. I have been pleased with those and they stood up well to the crash. However, I am very interested in the stitch gear. Been doing some pricing, and might well run up there tomorrow and see about a Darien set up. Might run over to Moon today and check out the current generation of Firstgear stuff too.

Krevin, thanks for the input, I was about to PM you about the stitch gear. Did a bit of searching on the forum, and I'm thinking the Darien is the more appropriate candidate for me, but I want a closer look in the flesh, so to speak.

If I'd known I was going to crash I'd have looked closer when I was there friday.

Still, last tuesday tomorrow....as good a day as any to run up there.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #6551
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FWiW

I really like my Roadcrafter. It is easy to get in and out of. Vents as well as to be expected, zippers work well, plenty of pockets. But if I ride in real rain the water works through by my crotch and I get wet nether regions.

If I had to do it again I would buy the Darien jacket and pants with the bibs. If I throw my Frog Tog jacket over the stitch I don't have the leaking issue. I have talked to the guys that use the Darien rig and they don't have the issue. I know there are Roadcrafter guys that will say they don't have any issues but I do and I know a few others that do.

Actually if I had all the money in the world I would have both. I would use the Darien for my long distance trips and the Roadcrafter for my day to day commuting.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:13 AM   #6552
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Prop, glad you are all gooder.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:22 AM   #6553
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Thanks chaps. Jeff - your sentiments echo a lot of what I am reading.

All my research is making me lean towards the Darien set up at this point. Considering a Falstaff, but I think that may be too hot in summer. Maybe I can have both, in time.

I liked the firstgear stuff I had, but the TPG pants were never waterproof, and are actually more expensive than the Dariens. (never used to be, but they are now). Think I'm going to pop over to Moon now and try on helmets and some stuff.

Yeah I need a new helmet - well - I can get by with this one, but the visor is farked, and I'm not spending 60 bucks for a visor on a helmet I'm about done with anyway.

Crashing sucks.

I recommend not doing it. This wasn't even very fast.

But what of colours? I think I should be blue, like awesomebob. Or else grey and nondescript. Decisions, decisions.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:28 AM   #6554
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FWIW I've been happy with my Olympia gear, though four seasons in I get the same crotch seepage in my Phantom suit that LSGiant speaks of in his Roadcrafter. They have a few interesting jacket/pant offerings as well.

Moon carries them and you may find them worth perusing.

I'm waiting for kevlar skinny jeans and reinforced chucks to hit the market before I buy any new gear.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:30 AM   #6555
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Schuberth you know you want it.... I want it... I need it... but just can't yet....

And I have the Darien pants and top and they are not much better for water proof but have heard they are. But I do like them. and a cheap pair of frog tog (sp brand name) bib pants for $40 and my rain jacket over them and I am really really dry for the big rains. That and the glove covers and boot covers.

And be glad you didn't have the new gear on, yes it would have saved you but that stings more when you have to replace it right after, and what a good excuse to get the new stuff. ALL of which is cheaper than a day in the ER. Just glad you're all in one piece!!!
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