I was asked about riding gear... I reached Port Orford at sunset and stayed at a motel in town that night. Port Orford only has a couple little motels and I was lucky and got the last room. This was not the first time I'd been told I was getting the last room and the first couple times I wondered if that was just a ruse but, the No Vacancy sign came on in each case. On only one occasion (chronicled above) did I have to drive to the next town for a room. The next day I rode to Eugene where I was picking up my bike for the ride home. I photographed everything I was shipping back. Photos below of the Klim gear and boots I wore riding west. Last year, my wife and I trailered bikes to Colorado as I had never ridden in mountains and I wanted to see what I was getting myself into. I had decided to purchase tires and gear locally in order to hopefully get advice from someone who rode there. I purchased the jacket and slacks below at that time and have used them since. I'm stupid so I fall a lot. There are many small tears in that suit which I repair by hand with the nylon thread shown earlier. I have never had an issue with any of those repairs. These have had the armor removed and have been washed in preparation for shipping home. They were MUCH dirtier as I didn't wash them at all during the ride (with the exception of blasting the pants, along with the bike, at a car wash after that unholy Arkansas mud fest). My Falco boots worked well. These are actually boots they sent me to replace a "lesser" pair under warranty. The buckles are riveted, but the "reciever" for the buckles are screw-in pieces and shortly after getting these one of the screws backed out. I removed all the screws and put them back in with LocTite. I didn't know what a properly fitting helmet felt like until I put on a loaner Schuberth SR1 at a California Superbike class. I bought one on the spot and that's what I wear on the street. The only thing I don't like about a full face helmet is never being able to get my glasses on exactly right after the helmet is on. So when the Schuberth E1 became available, I got one and love everything about it except the visor mounting mechanism. When carrying or otherwise transporting the helmet the "dials" that hold the visor tend to rotate and I've had one side of the visor come loose several times and once the entire visor flew off.