Tewster's Traveling Circus 2018 (planning stuff)

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Tewster2, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. ktjim

    ktjim longtime n00b

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    Sorry to hear of your mishap Tim. Low and slow applies to walking around too!
    Heal up quickly.
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  2. patsfaninnc

    patsfaninnc Just Riding

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    As one of those laughing bastards, I am glad you didn't get hurt worse than you did. I kicked the lift for you while Darryl wrapped you......insert bad joke here......the lift moved in fear of getting another boot! I expect you'll have no more trouble from it!
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  3. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    Get out the angle grinder and sawzall and round off those corners. There is a reason why nature makes everything with rounded contours...man makes everything square...it goes against nature’s design and is dangerous!
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  4. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb...

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    Tim! WTF??? Batting practice is going to suck for awhile...:D
    Get well soon and enjoy the pain meds!
  5. Ol Man

    Ol Man Been here awhile

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    Yep, Merino wool is great. It also comes in different weights, so you can have heavier for cold and thinner for summer.
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  6. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer

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    I ride with the 195 weight shirts and have a 250 weight base layer top and bottom for sold weather and sleeping....wonderful stuff.
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  7. rubline

    rubline Been here awhile

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    Ok sock connoisseurs, has anyone tried Alpaca wool socks?
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  8. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    Ah, excuse me.....I am the only one here that claimed to be a Sock Connoisseur :-)

    And, in fact I do own an Alpaca....and a Llama. Want my wife to knit you some Alpaca wool socks ?:imaposer
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    These guys are Bert & Ernie, the Llamas. Bert passed away this Summer, but Ernie is still with us, as is Cisco, the Alpaca. It "was" Pancho & Cisco, the Alpacas, but Pancho went to the great Andes rest home in the sky a couple years ago, so.....now Ernie the Llama and Cisco the Alpaca have to put up with one another.
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  9. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    How long do llamas and alpacas live?
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  10. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    We are getting off subject from the Circus 2018 planning, but I will answer the question, because Alpacas and Llamas are pack animals down in the Andes, like ADV rider bikes are pack animals.

    Llamas usually live to be 18 to 24 years old. Alpacas usually live to be 10 to 16 years old. Bert...the chocolate brown colored Llama was 25 years old when he died. That means his close friend, Ernie, the white colored Llama will be 26 years old pretty soon. Our Alpaca, Cisco, is now 12 years old.

    We use our farm/ranch as a retirement home for animals like this, including Nigerian Dwarf Goats, and other critters. It keeps me busy with a fun hobby, and gives these critters a fun/caring place to live out their lives.
  11. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    So, merino vs alpaca, which is the least itchy. I can wear merino all day, day in and day out, but I do wear through it way faster than cotton. My Smartwool underwear have holes after 1 trip at the two points where my ass hits the seat... I’ve got no ass syndrome. I’m testing now some Cabelas merino blend socks and they defiantly have more Lycra in them but still sometimes ride down. Anyways, how itchy is alpaca if at all?
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  12. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer

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    You might look into the LD Comfort riding shorts....I've been Very pleased with them for many years. Their website explains the benefits. About $50 a pair. I travel with 3 pairs. After three years the sets I'm using have not shown any wear.

    BTW....what are you doing up so early :lol3
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  13. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    Darn it......after reading the post from @djroszina , MY response was going to be.....try the LD Comfort clothing.
    It is unfair.....unfair I say.....that Tim is 3 hours ahead of me in time, and he gets to view things while I try to get more beauty sleep.

    In all seriousness, buy the LD Comfort clothing. Put an end to the misery of "itch", and buy LD Comfort clothing. Tim takes a full 3 sets of LD Comfort clothes with him, while I only take 2 sets of LD Comfort with me, because.........I ride much faster than Tim, so I spend less days on the road getting to the same destination :jack, and...I make each set of the LD Comfort clothes last a day longer than Tim does, despite his already confessing earlier that he turns them inside-out the second day, and upside-down the third day :imaposer

    Again, in all seriousness, so.....enough with the jokes :-), the small company of LD Comfort was founded by a guy (local to me) that wanted improved clothing undergarments for the serious long distance/endurance riders in the IronButt Association. His company is about 40 miles from me. And the stuff works...period.

    I use the shorts, the long sleeved-t shirts, and the socks...that are VERY high. Truth be told, I plan to buy 2 more complete sets of LD Comfort under clothing this Winter, because I can't stand the idea that Tewster2 Tim has one more set of LD Comfort clothing than I do. Not that I really need a total of 4 sets of LD Comfort clothing, but I am just that competitive, so I need to have one more set than Tim does.

    http://ldcomfort.com/

    During next years' ride all over Alaska/Yukon/NWT....on the days when we are doing 450+ miles (which there will be 4 of them) you can be certain that I will be wearing LD Comfort clothing under my riding jacket and pants. :gerg
  14. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    Bingo Bango, just this minute ordered two more full sets of LD Comfort undergarments....socks, shorts and long-sleeved t shirts....and they will be here tomorrow.:-)
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  15. worncog

    worncog YBNormal

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    Plus 1 for LD Comfort. On long hauls I normally carry three sets of shorts and socks. For tops during the warmer months, I have been using Columbia polypropylene long sleeve shirts. These shirts help wick away moisture and also help keep my jackets a little cleaner. Nicer wearing a clean shirt inside a jacket with alotta daily wear since last washing. Winter tops have been a couple different weight Patagonia Capilene with long sleeves. Gonna take a look at the Merino wool items, as we expect some consecutive cold days and nights on this run.
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  16. ShineySideUp

    ShineySideUp Been here awhile

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    +1 on the LD comfort gear - it works.
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  17. Dan Lorenze

    Dan Lorenze Adventurer

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    Hey Timmy T, lots of changes goin on with your ride. Beware that the ladies are expecting a sexy white Beemer, they might be a little purplexed at the ole' DRZ, not really a panty dropper bike. You'll probably have to turn up the charm. I'm just having fun with you, I've ridden thousands of trouble miles on my old DRZ. Great choice..

    I had planned on packing a nice collared shirt just in case I ran into Princess.. Guess I'll put in back in the closest.

    On a serious note, my Dad and I have had some serious talks over the weekend about our Alaskan Adventure. We are still in... We're gonna be about a week behind you. Gonna do almost the same route you did this last Summer. Guess I better buy a bike pretty soon. I'm expecting this will be a Mozzie free summer with no rain and the haul road will be like the Autobaun, and i can't wait to go to the Deadhorse brewing company to celebrate our victory.

    So, i'm on Google maps and i wanted to see the mileage between Dawson and Fairbanks but Google maps doesn't recognize the 9 and 5 through Chicken, why is that? Looking on GPS it appears to be about 388MI..

    Cheers
  18. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    Milepost has it as 393 miles, Dawson City to Fairbanks via Chicken.
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  19. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    I've got two sets of the LD shorts and a long sleeve top. Great items. Cant have three, I forget which one is clean. Also 3/4 length smart wool longish johns and a short and long sleeve smart wool tops. These are great when its cold. All good gear. I need to try the LD socks. Currently use smart wool ski socks, which have performed well.
  20. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer

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    Probably because of the ferry across the Yukon River.

    I'll surely keep an eye out for you guys. Just look for a white DR with a codger riding it....that'll be me :lol3
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