For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Suspect CAA might even carry such. The stickers Jim Toews linked to, I know I've seen them somewhere locally - maybe Cdn Tire in the automotive section?
  2. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Mel, I bought mine at Canadian Tire, I believe it was in the bicycle section in May or June. But that was a couple of years ago.

    They were awesome for us in our UK/Europe trip as they were conversation starters with the overseas bikers.
  3. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Nice! Thanks for all the replies, guys. I can always count on ADVers to help me out, even with the smallest things.
  4. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    I'm planning on picking up a couple and putting on my rental bike in Phoenix! Finally found an R1200RT to rent. I was going to rent a Street Glide, but I may change that. Either way, a couple of CDN flags are getting stuck on!
    Lyle
  5. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    I am totally chuffed...Piffle and I went to Carter Honda Motorsports (Vancouver ) and I picked up a women's Joe Rocket Alter Ego 11.0 AST jacket in Hi-vis yellow and black at a 40% discount ... Ended up paying $215.00 + HST...yes, it is last season's model, but that is just fine for my purposes ...:clap

    Now, if only the snow would melt back in Winnipeg...I am so jealous of allege folks heading south I. The next week or so!!!:ymca:
  6. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Very nice. What are the specs on the jacket? I just got mine in a week ago and it is also an older year model but I love it! Can you send us some pics?

    I find that now that I'm in the market for motorcycle gear, I'm more curious to see what other people have or what they're getting.

    Also, on a side note... I managed to get some very very cheap racks online that are as good or better than the happy trail ones for the '07 and under KLR. If anyone is interested, let me know. I also have a welder in the city working on making me some custom panniers with all the features I want for (again) less than happy trail panniers would cost. It seems the only thing I DID buy from H-T was the quick-release pannier hardwear which I found to be totally worth it.

    And on a side-SIDE note, John Fry came by our house today to drop off two fantastic reflective Canadian flag decals and a nice german motorcycle catalog so thank you, John.
  7. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Lee, you have earned it. All the hard work and dedication is paying off. I look forward to seeing that bright coloured jacket leading an ADV run this spring!!!
  8. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    BackRoader, how's the trip going? Hit any of those Tornados on the way down :eek1 Hope your having fun!
  9. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Update on the adventure... We are in Las Cruces New Mexico tonite. Managed to visit the Roswell Alien museum today... Been there done that now!

    Heading to Phoenix tomorrow, and yes we are in scold snap!!! Only going to 50f tomorrow. Still have to wear a longsleeve shirt.
  10. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    Yellow and black? Will you look like a bumblebee on a Burgie? Now you need a high vis helmet to go with that!

    I'm already starting to look forwards to spring... first full summer with the KLR - I can see lots of exploring going on.
  11. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    We ran into one full day of fog, then another day of pouring rain, so I have no idea of what the country side looked like between Des Moines and Oklahoma.
    Nice day yesterday, after we passed through the remains of a snow storm around Amarillo Tx. Crossed over a couple of small mountain ranges to Las Cruces. Nice place, found a great hotel, a Ramada Inn, with Mexican architechture, kind of a courtyard with a pool and bar/restaurant combined.
    Will post some photos later.
  12. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    Mel, I won't send pictures of me wearing it, but here is a link to the specs on the jacket itself (and a picture of it all put together):

    http://www.gvps.ca/Joe-Rocket-ALTER-EGO-110-WOMENS-TEXTILE-JACKET-detail.htm?productId=17187774

    What the write up doesn't tell you is that this jacket has 4 different options for wearing it - fully assembled; with the outer shell removed to leave you with a fully armoured mesh jacket; and with/without waterproof/windproof and thermal linings...For the past 3 seasons, I have been wearing a men's version of the same jacket - which, at the size I required, was only available in black...I loved the design though, and am delighted to be able to fit a women's jacket now that I have dropped 107 lbs...(there's still more to go, but I will get there in the next year). I am even more delighted to be able to look like a hi-viz bumblebee.:wings...As my grand-daughter used to say "It is all G" - just as long as I don't looking like a Bumbling B on a Burgie :rofl

    MacNoob, after you, John Fry and I went to Kenora last season, I went out and bought a hi-viz HJC helmet - because I was so impressed by how far away I could see John when I was riding behind him. It was perfect for the Piffle/Whys Failed Electronics Tour 2012 - so that Brian could see me at a distance no matter how far back I was riding in foggy ol' Newfoundland. So fear not - my helmet and my new jacket are fully synced...

    Thanks for your kind words, Greg...and thanks for noticing...It is true - I have been working hard at shedding the extra poundage, and even if I end up having to buy a new jacket again next year, that is okay, ' cause I have definitely earned the right to do so...:rayof
  13. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Is it too early to be talking about planning a tech day still? :D
    I am getting so excited to see all of you again and spend another 12 hours just working on bikes and learning from the best. And of course, getting SUPER anxious to get back on the road.
  14. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Lee, I bought my old Joe Rocket jacket in 2001. It's dated, but no reason to update. The thing has done everything I've asked of it. They're well put together.
    Greg, I'll be blowing into PHX next Saturday night. I may switch the Street Glide rental to a 1200RT. We'll see. Hope to break bread with you guys.
    Lyle
  15. BackRoader

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    The weather is improving here, going to be in the mid twenties everyday.
    Going to check out some bike rentals next week. Not in any big rush, got a month to scope things out.
  16. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    Hey Lyle...

    I Know the joe Rocket jacket will last a long time - my current one is 3 years old, and other than fading, there are no problems with it whatsoever...it is just I have shed significant bulk, and the old jacket falls off me now...I have no choice but to buy a new one - one which is, unlike my previous one, cut for a female body!!! The thing is, I still have 70 lbs to reach my final goal - and at that point, I may need to buy yet another new jacket - it all depends on how much my shape changes over the next 10 - 12 months...I guess I could have waited until March to buy my new jacket, but I am guessing I will only lose 10-15 lbs between now and then, and jacket I
    bought will see me through this season for sure...
  17. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    I agree Mark maintains his youth, not sure how he does it, it certainly was not from "living right"! I will be hitting the big 50 this summer as well Doug, so you wont be the only one!
  18. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    Greg, you sure make retirement look good! Due to some management changes, I have been at work 26 out of 31 days in the month of January. No wonder I hardly ever post online! However Deborah and I are off to Fargo for a couple days! I wont bore you with pictures of snow! Have a great weekend everyone!
  19. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    I will go take a few photos of the pool area, just to cheer you up a little. It's going to 75f here today, so going to get some "rays".
    Checked out a bike rental place and looks like we go that a few times while we are here.
    Have fun in Fargo, it's a great place for a weekend get away.
  20. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    So, where exactly is "here" today? 75f! I'm green. Be safe
    Lyle