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Old 02-23-2013, 08:16 PM   #2941
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I've seen some nasty wounds from riding without proper boots. I agree with above. Street or dirt, you should have proper protection. Feet, hands (i'm guilty of motox gloves) and obviously head. I think those are the big three, but AYGATT, or whatever it is.

I have friends that are happy they can walk. They admit it wouldn't have been an issue if proper gear was worn.
Warmth was my issue and the cheapest and safest way to address that would be to check out the helly hanson winter socks. I suspect it would be difficult to find a much warmer boot that a motocross boot with a good winter sock underneath. If desparate I can use the foot warmers I got from canadian tire. I was considering getting some riding footwear that would be appropriate for walking at my destination, feel like a knob walking around a store in giant boots.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:54 AM   #2942
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I don't know about you, but I'm already too old to care what anyone else thinks (about my apparel or hobbies) anymore.

It actually makes me laugh when I get funny looks, and kids saying things like, "look mom, it's a clown" when I stomp into the pharmacy wearing my off road boots and 1-piece red rainsuit.
I am almost too old to care but not quite there yet...Maybe if I can hold off a few years. Are you sure you aren't trying to dress like a space ranger/stormtrooper to try for funny looks?
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:50 PM   #2943
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This bike looked better with the front rotor strapped to the side.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #2944
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I am almost too old to care but not quite there yet...Maybe if I can hold off a few years. Are you sure you aren't trying to dress like a space ranger/stormtrooper to try for funny looks?

You can get by it.

I used to look like an idiot wearing my one piece leathers when on my sport bike. The best part? Male camel toe.

Got to love a properly fitting suit....
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:54 PM   #2945
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Warmth was my issue and the cheapest and safest way to address that would be to check out the helly hanson winter socks. I suspect it would be difficult to find a much warmer boot that a motocross boot with a good winter sock underneath. If desparate I can use the foot warmers I got from canadian tire. I was considering getting some riding footwear that would be appropriate for walking at my destination, feel like a knob walking around a store in giant boots.
Check out heated socks or heated insoles. They feel funny walking but work great to keep your feet warm and you can still wear real boots.

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #2946
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You can get by it.

I used to look like an idiot wearing my one piece leathers when on my sport bike. The best part? Male camel toe.

Got to love a properly fitting suit....
The correct terminology is Moose Knuckle.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #2947
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Thanks for the imagery. I think I threw up in my mouth.

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:23 AM   #2948
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Sunday ride up hwy 40.

Went with XSOCAL and his KTM950 up hwy 40 around waiprous. Got a bit past the quad adventure rental place then had to turn around since the road got slippery. Was very windy on the way out. On the way back at highway speed sometimes I didn't feel any wind. It was strange, the wind must have been about 95 km/hr for that to happen.

Wore warm socks under the motocross boots and had warm feet the whole way.

Was nice to get out.

MALE CAMEL TOE/MOOSE KNUCKLE. I guess if guys can live with that I can live with wearing motocross boots in the mall.

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:39 AM   #2949
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Went with XSOCAL and his KTM950 up hwy 40 around waiprous. Got a bit past the quad adventure rental place then had to turn around since the road got slippery. Was very windy on the way out. On the way back at highway speed sometimes I didn't feel any wind. It was strange, the wind must have been about 95 km/hr for that to happen.

Wore warm socks under the motocross boots and had warm feet the whole way.

Was nice to get out.

MALE CAMEL TOE/MOOSE KNUCKLE. I guess if guys can live with that I can live with wearing motocross boots in the mall.
It makes it a lot easier thinking others were/are in a worse scenario.

Did they get much snow out there? I was out on the weekend (Sat) and the road was mostly good as far as Wiaparous valley (where I turned off)
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:49 AM   #2950
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There wasn't fluffy new looking snow, it was packed down quite well. The packed snow/ice did not cover the entire road where we turned around. It just was getting worse the further we went until we decided to turn around. If you were willing to cross intermittent packed snow and dirt, you would have made it a lot further.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #2951
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There wasn't fluffy new looking snow, it was packed down quite well. The packed snow/ice did not cover the entire road where we turned around. It just was getting worse the further we went until we decided to turn around. If you were willing to cross intermittent packed snow and dirt, you would have made it a lot further.
Here is a short video clip of the ride up 40 with flossandfly...I just got my new GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition; if you've seen the sample video for the camera you'll understand the tongue and cheek nature of this:) Still have to figure out the best way to render for youtube, but it's coming along.



Great camera btw, if anyone is thinking of getting one.

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:13 PM   #2952
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Hi all, I just found this thread. Is anybody heading out this Saturday.

I'd sure like to start getting out on more than solo runs if possible. I'm in SW Calgary but can ride north wo issue, provided the weather delivers of course.

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:42 AM   #2953
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Hi all, I just found this thread. Is anybody heading out this Saturday.

I'd sure like to start getting out on more than solo runs if possible. I'm in SW Calgary but can ride north wo issue, provided the weather delivers of course.

Thanks
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The forecast looks good. Put me down as a maybe. I will PM you as my plans become more solid. Where did you plan to go? Some of the gravel roads around mclean creek may be fun. Anybody been out there since it snowed?

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:26 AM   #2954
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The forecast looks good. Put me down as a maybe. I will PM you as my plans become more solid. Where did you plan to go? Some of the gravel roads around mclean creek may be fun. Anybody been out there since it snowed?
Sounds good flossandfly, I'll check in.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:08 PM   #2955
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Please sign!!!

Did anyone else know about this bullshit?!?!

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