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Old 04-24-2011, 05:13 AM   #3976
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Bad body parts

Well, SOG has bike problems, I have bad body parts. Went for a walk on Wednesday evening, you know, for health. Walked about 30 minutes and got back to the car and my right knee was aching. Drove home and sat in front of the computer for 30 minutes and it was really stiff (the knee, not any part that a guy would like to have really stiff). Iced it down while I watched some TV and took a pain pill and went to bed. Thursday morning it was still stiff, but no big deal. By the time I got to the office, I was limping pretty good. An hour later I could hardy walk. Had to get crutches to get down to the parking lot and have someone run me to the ER. The knee was now grapefruit sized and pretty painful. They eventually figured out that I have an accumulation of blood in the knee. It should get better on its own, unless I damaged the cartilage which will take longer to heal.

The moral of the story - do NOT exercise for health reasons.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:41 AM   #3977
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The moral of the story - do NOT exercise for health reasons.
lol. Words to live by. Sorry, David.

An update for the big bike. Yesterday I found a huge scrape on the professionally painted upper fender/beak thingy. That makes it official. Absolutely every part I had powder coated or painted or purchased new for the transformation to flat black/carbon has to be removed and re-done or re-bought (except for the "carbon-look" TT seat). Son....of.....a.....bitch. Fuckin' horse. I was some kinda pissed so I left it with the key in it last night on a busy road. Maybe my luck will change and somebody will steal it.

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Old 04-24-2011, 06:39 AM   #3978
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Eek

YOU didn't come get it yesterday?
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:54 AM   #3979
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YOU didn't come get it yesterday?
I thought that's was the planDoes that mean I can mount your panniers on my ATK???
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:16 AM   #3980
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YOU didn't come get it yesterday?
Uh-oh. Could be a minor fuck-up here. Time to drive to Speegleville. lol.

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Old 04-24-2011, 06:30 PM   #3981
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Got in some good East Texas woods ridin' this weekend!
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:46 AM   #3982
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Well, SOG has bike problems, I have bad body parts. Went for a walk on Wednesday evening, you know, for health. Walked about 30 minutes and got back to the car and my right knee was aching. Drove home and sat in front of the computer for 30 minutes and it was really stiff (the knee, not any part that a guy would like to have really stiff). Iced it down while I watched some TV and took a pain pill and went to bed. Thursday morning it was still stiff, but no big deal. By the time I got to the office, I was limping pretty good. An hour later I could hardy walk. Had to get crutches to get down to the parking lot and have someone run me to the ER. The knee was now grapefruit sized and pretty painful. They eventually figured out that I have an accumulation of blood in the knee. It should get better on its own, unless I damaged the cartilage which will take longer to heal.

The moral of the story - do NOT exercise for health reasons.
"Exercise, eat right........still die"
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:58 AM   #3983
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"Exercise, eat right........still die"
Well aren't we just damned if we do and damned if we don't

Sounds like most had a quiet weekend...I ordered new shoes for my GSA today gonna try to get my mileage up, back to Tourances fron and rear
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:41 PM   #3984
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MX Boots

I want to upgrade to some motoX boots. Any recommendations on where to get some in DFW or Houston (I end up near both on a regular basis)?

I haven't been impressed with Cycle Gear's in store selection and would like to try them on before buying.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:52 AM   #3985
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I want to upgrade to some motoX boots. Any recommendations on where to get some in DFW or Houston (I end up near both on a regular basis)?

I haven't been impressed with Cycle Gear's in store selection and would like to try them on before buying.
Have you been by Moto Liberty in Dallas?
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:28 AM   #3986
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Have you been by Moto Liberty in Dallas?
+1

Got mine there. But be prepared, they're not the walmart of cycle stores - they don't sell cheap junk. Don't make the trip expecting to find the deal of a lifetime there on some sort of knock-off boot.

I ordered my new helmet from Revzilla.com. They have an adventure riding section and I was pleased with my one order. They offer many product reviews on video.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:07 AM   #3987
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Well, I hope no one got blown away last night in the storm. Lost power for about four hours at my place last night. Had an oil lantern lit supper.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:19 AM   #3988
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I'll check them out next time I'm up there. I'm starting to ride on more rutted up trails and I'm paranoid about jacking my foot up in a "mild" off. Since I'm coming from a crotch rocket my gear isn't exactly dirt oriented and I'm currently wearing some Built boots. They've been good to me but they aren't a mx boot by any stretch of the imagination.

I'd prefer a Fox brand boot just because that's what my compression suit is. The reviews on their high end boots seem hard to come by though compared to the Alpine Stars. Any advice here? Money isn't to much of an issue on this particular purchase but $300 is about the max I'd be willing to pay if the boots are worth it.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:26 AM   #3989
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I'll check them out next time I'm up there. I'm starting to ride on more rutted up trails and I'm paranoid about jacking my foot up in a "mild" off. Since I'm coming from a crotch rocket my gear isn't exactly dirt oriented and I'm currently wearing some Built boots. They've been good to me but they aren't a mx boot by any stretch of the imagination.

I'd prefer a Fox brand boot just because that's what my compression suit is. The reviews on their high end boots seem hard to come by though compared to the Alpine Stars. Any advice here? Money isn't to much of an issue on this particular purchase but $300 is about the max I'd be willing to pay if the boots are worth it.
Try the AXO boots from Atomic Moto.com. Excellent price, good lugged sole, lots of armor, but still flexible enough for dual sporting.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:44 PM   #3990
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I'll check them out next time I'm up there. I'm starting to ride on more rutted up trails and I'm paranoid about jacking my foot up in a "mild" off. Since I'm coming from a crotch rocket my gear isn't exactly dirt oriented and I'm currently wearing some Built boots. They've been good to me but they aren't a mx boot by any stretch of the imagination.

I'd prefer a Fox brand boot just because that's what my compression suit is. The reviews on their high end boots seem hard to come by though compared to the Alpine Stars. Any advice here? Money isn't to much of an issue on this particular purchase but $300 is about the max I'd be willing to pay if the boots are worth it.
Moose racing makes a good boot also. Their butt ugly, but are really tough, pretty comfy after a few wearings. You can get them in either smooth or lugged soles.
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