SoCal Coddiwompling... (Road trip; Florida)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by black 8, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    Thanks Jim, will do...
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  2. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    I'll have to hit those on the way back V...

    I read your post after I arrived at Las Cruces and it was too early for the one in El Paso... I so wanted to get to Marfa but that would simply just added more time to the day...

    When I get done visiting my parents hopefully I can meander my way back to SoCal...

    :beer
  3. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way...

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    July. . . not August. Let's blame it on the heat stroke! :lol2

    I came from Tucson through to San Diego yesterday and my high temp on the bike was 107.5
    It's really hard to drink enough fluids to get/keep hydrated. Not gonna happen for most of us.

    Travel across country this time of year is not for the faint of heart.
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    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    Yeah see what I mean about the long days on the saddle!!
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  5. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way...

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    Last week I did about 400 miles including the dragon on day 1 in Tennessee humidity, ugh. then a 900 mile day, followed by 800 miles, then 450, and 500 or so. It wears on a guy . . .
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  6. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    Yup those are certainly long days on the saddle and I can relate as I travel east...
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    Zubb he went that-a-way...

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    Do you play music?
    I always start the day with U2 The Joshua Tree. Then play Zac Brown, pandora country, and finally to 60’s and 70’s music
    Good for about 10-12 hours when I’m going balls out.
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  8. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    I used to until I started wearing my neck brace... it hangs too low and rubs on the left side... I have a pair of Cardo Scala Rider Q3s so I can swap when the first one dies... I'll have to re-mount them in a different spot maybe...

    well gotta hit the rack... Missippippi is calling my name tomorrow...

    :beer

  9. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way...

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    Geeze, why didn’t I think of that! Just swap out to your 2nd unit. :doh

    You may want to try something I found helpful. I wear a schmog often. Hot or cold, I love it for reasons I’m going to write up on later.
    This trip I ditched the polypro cap under my helmet and wore the loose weave cotton shemagh over my head before putting the helmet on. This creates a cotton layer to sweat into and thus had better evaporative cooling as hot air flowed through the vents.
    I had a noticeably cooler helmet from this. And sweating more just refills the cotton with cooling power.
    YMMV
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  10. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    I have one of those in tan... but I use it in the fall/winter as a neck and chest warmer... it's been washed several times so it's really soft now... I don't know if it'll fit under my helmet though...
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    ~10/11 July 2019

    Tropical Storm Barry...

    I left San Antonio on Wednesday and my stop for the evening was Moss Point, MS where I scored a room for $51.00+ tax. That would put me within 9 hours of Kissimmee. Little did I know that I was fighting an incoming tropical storm coming up from the Gulf Coast named Barry... I spent most of the day riding in rain once I crossed the Louisiana border when I got on Interstate 12...
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    more rain in Mississippi...
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    and more rain on Florida's I-75... I mis-judged my fuel mileage when I partially filled my tank in a rural part of the panhandle... I was trying to make it to a Pilot that I knew of but I ended up running out of gas instead... I like livin' on the edge not knowing what to expect; makes me feel alive... That's my story and I'm sticking' to it... :jack

    yes, I caught it on video and enjoy...
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    MYUMPH 'Ol Timer Supporter

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    Rudy-Hope you are staying safe out there with all the crazy weather coming in from the Gulf
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    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    I'm in Kissimmee now relaxing with my parents... I didn't know it was a tropical storm that I had ridden through until I watched the news with my morning coffee today...
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    Wierdrider Been here awhile

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    Glad you made it safe:clap
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  15. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way...

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    Klim keeping you dry? You did wear the wp stuff and not your induction jacket right?
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    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    I just throw my Forecast goretex stuff over my mesh gear whenever I see dark clouds ahead...
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    Zubb he went that-a-way...

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    Cool. I do the same. Unless I’m cold. Then I put the windbreaker weight Gortex under my mesh and t adds about 10 degrees or more of warmth.
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    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    Enjoy your time with your parents!
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