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Old 05-10-2009, 08:17 PM   #781
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My goal at work tonight is to find a decent pair of boots. About 6 years ago I bought a pair of brown leather Sketcher shoes that I still wear all the time and have held up well so when it was time for new boots last year and I saw a good looking pair of black leather Sketcher motorcycle boots I thought that would be the thing. They were hell'a comfortable but I was superglueing them back together in about two months. I know there are a lot of boot threads here so I've got a lot of reading to do tonight. Wish me luck.
I have the these http://www.streetbikerider.com/h-app...men-avenue.htm

and can't complain. They've held up perfectly for three years. Totally waterproof. Easy to walk in. I'm sure if you looked around you could get tehm for about 100 bucks with free shipping. For dualsporting I have a pair of Sidi Mini Force boots, a cousin to the Crossfire. http://www.extremesupply.com/sidi/si.../miniforce.htm

Both are Italian boots and are made very well. I've ridden over 25K in the Diadoras and 5K in the Sidi's. They still polish up beautifully. I've had really good luck with the reliability and integrity of Italian Motorcycle boots, shoes hiking boots and ski boots.

On the other hand, a friend of mine bought Fieldsheer boots and they eneded up leaking like a sieve, and then the Goodyear welt delaminated and he had to glue them back together.

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Old 05-11-2009, 07:31 AM   #782
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OK Ok, broken aerostich record..I know...but I just picked up a pair of Aerostich Combat Touring boots about a month ago. SUPER rugged boots that don't look like motorcross boots. The reviews are mostly great. The downsides are they take a while to break in...Mine took a week to get fairly comfortable, apparently they leak...I've ridden home in the rain a couple times and through some puddles and stayed dry. The upsides are they are custom made for aerostich by SIDI, an italian boot maker with top grade leathers. They are built VERY well. Soles, laces, and the buckle are available from aerostich. They are very comfortable and worth what you pay. They also breath very well and don't get hot like many lined boots do.


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My goal at work tonight is to find a decent pair of boots. About 6 years ago I bought a pair of brown leather Sketcher shoes that I still wear all the time and have held up well so when it was time for new boots last year and I saw a good looking pair of black leather Sketcher motorcycle boots I thought that would be the thing. They were hell'a comfortable but I was superglueing them back together in about two months. I know there are a lot of boot threads here so I've got a lot of reading to do tonight. Wish me luck.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:47 PM   #783
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Thanks for your advice on boots. I like the sound of the Diadora's. Three years and they've held up, and they're inexpensive which give me more to spend of a new camera and accessories on Friday.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:39 AM   #784
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It seems that Rob Caldwell from WCSH6 news in Portland is an avid motorcyclist.

I beleive he just did a cross country ride a few weeks back.

Anybody know anything more?
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:57 AM   #785
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Thanks for your advice on boots. I like the sound of the Diadora's. Three years and they've held up, and they're inexpensive which give me more to spend of a new camera and accessories on Friday.
for those who "work" for a living , my redwing workboots have been doing just fine the past 15 years,, (a pair of overboots in the rain) I don't have to change shoes for different activities...
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:05 AM   #786
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It seems that Rob Caldwell from WCSH6 news in Portland is an avid motorcyclist.

I beleive he just did a cross country ride a few weeks back.

Anybody know anything more?
Looks like you're right - NICE!

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Old 05-13-2009, 05:16 AM   #787
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It seems that Rob Caldwell from WCSH6 news in Portland is an avid motorcyclist.

I beleive he just did a cross country ride a few weeks back.

Anybody know anything more?
He actually does one every year... prick... er, I mean, lucky guy....

Rides a K75 Beemer, takes off and does a huge loop of the US, blogs about it and just enjoys himself. He has a thing for finding ice cream sodas, milk shakes or some such treat when he stops for a break. He also touts that he is a bit of a Luddite, doesn't carry a cell phone, GPS or any other modern day gadgets...
The BMW club had him in as a guest speaker a year or so back, I missed the meeting but I would like to have listened and talked with him about his travels.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:12 AM   #788
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Good gig if you have the balls to do it! I admire anyone with that type of adventurist spirit! Those are the people that made this country what it was and will be again.

Have a pint on me Rob Caldwell !
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:35 AM   #789
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He actually does one every year... prick... er, I mean, lucky guy....

Rides a K75 Beemer, takes off and does a huge loop of the US, blogs about it and just enjoys himself. He has a thing for finding ice cream sodas, milk shakes or some such treat when he stops for a break. He also touts that he is a bit of a Luddite, doesn't carry a cell phone, GPS or any other modern day gadgets...
The BMW club had him in as a guest speaker a year or so back, I missed the meeting but I would like to have listened and talked with him about his travels.
Good gig if you can do it...
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ya mean he knows how to read a map...
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:27 AM   #790
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MAP.....what is this MAP thing you are referring to. Is it an acronym of some sort of technological motorcycling device?


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ya mean he knows how to read a map...
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:43 AM   #791
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MAP.....what is this MAP thing you are referring to. Is it an acronym of some sort of technological motorcycling device?
for some reason I associate MAP with open face helmets...leather jackets and pants...
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:16 AM   #792
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MAP.....what is this MAP thing you are referring to. Is it an acronym of some sort of technological motorcycling device?
Here's the "map" I used for my last grab & tag. It was still in my tankbag

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Old 05-13-2009, 09:04 AM   #793
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Here's the "map" I used for my last grab & tag. It was still in my tankbag

roll it up and then you would have a roll chart...
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:32 AM   #794
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Nice one man, made me laugh

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MAP.....what is this MAP thing you are referring to. Is it an acronym of some sort of technological motorcycling device?
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:33 AM   #795
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Ah...those would be directions...ah not a map, maps have little squigily lines and stuff.

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roll it up and then you would have a roll chart...
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