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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Dblarrow

    Dblarrow Been here awhile

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    No real advice, you guys are traveling the world.

    I have long since decided that the extra weight and bulk of the great yellow rain gear is worth having along to stay dry.

    Mine came from an Alaska job 23 years ago and still working fine.
  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    hmmmmm That is exactly what I keep telling Dan, but so far I have not had luck..... I now have ammo Thanks!!! SP
  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We borrowed Daniel’s dad’s bike for a ride to the Shuswap lakes for the weekend.

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  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We were happy to fine the look out was 581 m and not km!

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  5. decodent

    decodent CyberGypsy

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    What is this "great yellow rain gear"????!!!
  6. Dblarrow

    Dblarrow Been here awhile

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    Its just the heavy rubber rain gear they wear in Alaska (fishermen and crabbers) or anywhere; sold in farm and ranch type places. Very tough and durable. My set weighs in at close to 5lbs. Pants are bibs. Some are orange or some shade there of.
  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    I think you mean something like this.


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  8. defib

    defib Portly Paranurse

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    When I was in High school that's what I had for rain gear. Until it came time to use it during a ride in the mountains it worked well. The sleeves are not cuffed so my arms got wet and the chest ballooned up and I was freezing ( in summer). They are very thick and will usually hold up well to the environment. Just try to find ones with elastic or Velcro cuffed sleeves and pant legs. YMMV
  9. Dblarrow

    Dblarrow Been here awhile

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    Exactly.

    Yep, just make sure your gloves cover the sleeves and you have no problems. And a small velcro strap around the bottom keeps the water out there also.
  10. Lifes2short

    Lifes2short Been here awhile

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    Welcome home guys. For what it's worth Lori and I both started out with the Revit Cyclone H2O jackets and they started to fall apart within a very short time. They did very little to keep us dry, I blamed the single layer construction and the short length. Both jackets got sent back to Revzilla under warranty.

    We picked up a couple Olympia Horizon rain jackets in the meantime, I have the matching Horizon pants and Lori has Frogg Toggs pants. We're both happy with the jackets, they have a mesh layer inside that doesn't sick to you and seem to breathe better. It's kept me 100% dry so far. Although admittedly we have experienced very little rain since getting these jackets.

    The other jacket I looked at before settling on the Olympia was the Revit Nitric. But it has snaps all the way down the front vs Velcro on the Horizon. Nitric is also mesh down the entire length inside the jacket while the Horizon is solid 2 layer construction at the bottom portion of the jacket. My thought is that the solid mesh will continue to bleed the moisture up once it gets wet while the solid nylon of the Horizon won't. I also think that the Velcro is easier to use than snaps, specially with gloves on while it's raining. Although it does tend to stick to other things that have Velcro like my gloves. I suppose this is a personal preference. I do like the 3/4 length much better than the shorter length of the Cyclone.

    I like the Olympia pants where Lori doesn't like her FT. I'm tempted to get her some Gortex pants because she tends to get cranky about putting on the FT pants.

    Oh and we have used the Horizon jackets as rain jackets while walking around town. I wouldn't exactly describe them as form fitting but it works.
  11. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had visits from several riders on their way north or south this summer.


    Steve from the UK that we met at the Moto GP in Artgentina and who was not so sure about the jelly fish for dinner!

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    Faizal from Malaysia, who we met in Ushuaia and travelled with in southern Chile.

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    Nelson and Mario from El Salvador and Steffen from Guatemala.

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  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had the luck to borrow Daniel’s dad’s bike for a few weeks this summer. The first trip was to head south with Mario on his way to the BMW rally in the Copper Canyon. The day started with picking up the bike in Gibsons in the pouring rain. This gave us an opportunity to try out my new BMW rain gear.


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    Twenty minutes before we had to leave for the ferry Bryan noticed his rear tire was flat and there was a sharp piece of metal stuck in it. After a quick fix we headed to the boat and were lucky to be the last vehicle to board.

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  14. dpec

    dpec Adventurer

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    Dave/Sara,

    Good te see y'all are taking a break, but while hanging why not come and visit here in Atlanta, GA?? I've been following you guys for a while with envy😃
  15. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks. We loved GA!! We hit the road Oct 30!!! Stray tuned for Brazil and Uruguay.

    Sara & Daniel
  16. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  19. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    From Coos Bay it was time to let Mario book it South. We headed north up the 101 the 608 km to Bremerton.

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    Then we had a quick trip on the ferry to Everett and the 266 km north to Vancouver.

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  20. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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