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Title: Who knew?
Post by: frostypuck on December 30, 2008, 08:50:23 PM
So it seems that after nearly 39 years, I've been doing this wrong, too...
http://fieggen.com/shoelace/hikingbikinglacing.htm  ???
Later,
Chris


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: azure on December 30, 2008, 11:47:42 PM
Fleggen obviously has too much free time.
Interesting though!


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: frostypuck on December 31, 2008, 08:17:35 AM
Just proves there's a website out there for everything.


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: phactory on December 31, 2008, 09:55:50 AM
When I was down in Quantico, VA on the USMC base I bought a pair of the real deal USMC desert boots. These boots are about 4" above my ankle and I though they are laced normally, I can pull them tight the easiest I ever have. Still amazes me every time I put them on and pull the laces once to get them tight. Well engineered boots! Made by Bates actually! yes the same Bates that makes all of the motorcycle gear!

Happy New Year, Phil


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: frostypuck on December 31, 2008, 10:32:42 AM
When I was down in Quantico, VA on the USMC base I bought a pair of the real deal USMC desert boots. These boots are about 4" above my ankle and I though they are laced normally, I can pull them tight the easiest I ever have. Still amazes me every time I put them on and pull the laces once to get them tight. Well engineered boots! Made by Bates actually! yes the same Bates that makes all of the motorcycle gear!

Happy New Year, Phil

I used to wear a couple pairs' of uncle sam's boots, had a cordura set like you mention, steel toe, steel shank in desert motif for warm weather and would switch over to my full leather paratrooper boots when it was cold/wet/windy. Those were good b/c you could keep them laced, and had a zipper up the side and a flap that snapped down over the zipper when it was pulled up. Once I got a pair that fit and was properly broken-in, I just kept having them re-soled at the cobbler's. It seems the soles were very soft for traction purposes.
I'll be down the navy base in Newport in a few weeks, I should see if I can score another pair.
Later,
Chris
edit- re-reading what I just typed, I feel I have to tell you guys to get the picture of me wearing zip-up black leather boots right out of your mind. You guys are sick!  ;D


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: lazyguy400F on December 31, 2008, 03:21:03 PM
Thank you so much for that image...now I am feeling sick :P :P  :P


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: azure on December 31, 2008, 04:41:11 PM
It's the fishnets and dress that go with the boots that got me :o :o :o


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: mick750F on January 01, 2009, 09:47:02 AM
   It didn't take me long to find this...and I'm sorry I did. Excuse me, I have to go rinse the blood out of my eyes.  ;D ;D ;D

Mike


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: frostypuck on January 01, 2009, 10:09:39 AM
Thanks Mike, so few pictures still exist from my long-haired days. :D
Later,
Chris


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: lazyguy400F on January 01, 2009, 10:42:42 AM
If the hair and the fishnets are kevlar or something like that, I guess this would actually be fairly effective protective gear...and very eye catching!  :o

Happy new year, everybody...


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: azure on January 01, 2009, 11:00:31 AM
That's protective alright. No one will get within 100 yards of you in that get up, I guarantee!
Let's get this winter 2009 over with so we can go riding!
Looking forward to seeing you guys soon, but hopefully not in drag,
Ben



Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: frostypuck on January 01, 2009, 05:03:47 PM
Peter-
I thought you were on your way to Key West. When are you leaving? Bring back some sun and warm temps.
Later,
Chris


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: lazyguy400F on January 02, 2009, 09:53:54 AM
     I'm heading out on wednesday- driving down to near wilmington, NC, where I unload the bike and catch up with some old friends for the night. Then it's about 600 miles to Orlando, so either pulling in late thursday, or more likely friday morning after a motel stop. Then a few days there with Mary Ann, whose down for a meeting, and sunday afternoon buzzing down to the top of the keys somewhere. Monday, a nice easy ride down rt. 1, 2 nights in Key West being a lazy tourist, and then pointing north again for 2-3 days back up to NC.
   
     I've given the bike the once over, refreshed the duct tape here and there, and am hoping it does as well as it did in the spring. (I've always got my visa card in case I have to buy a new one enroute). And the extra seat cushion I ordered should show up today, so I won't have to finish each day standing on the pegs.

     Can't wait to be warm and lazy, and unable to hear my cell phone...full report over beers when I get back.

-peter



Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: andy750 on January 02, 2009, 10:26:43 AM
Ooooh sounds like a great trip Peter! What day are you back? I was thinking of the 21st Jan for beer night but can push it back a week if thats better for you....let me know!


cheers
Andy


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: lazyguy400F on January 02, 2009, 10:36:53 AM
    I'll be back by the 18th at the latest, so that wednesday works fine for me, or pretty much any other night. (unless I get smart and just stay there until spring)


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: azure on January 02, 2009, 11:35:06 AM
Have a great time, Peter.
A somewhat green Ben
P.S. the 21st sounds good!


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: lazyguy400F on January 14, 2009, 10:32:58 PM
Had a marathon ridefrom nc to orlando, with some random headwinds overpowering truck passing ability, but warm is great and rolled in under a full moon just before midnight. Did the keys road in the moonlight as well...surreal!
   Now heading back into the big chill,hoping to hit nc before it goes arctic. Seems smarter to stay andtake up bartending.
Peter


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: azure on January 15, 2009, 08:49:29 AM
Well I was green thinking about how nice it must have been riding in warmth, but now I can return to my usual ashen white state due to the freaking weather here, 9 degrees ugh! ;D ;D
Welcome back,
Ben


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: andy750 on January 15, 2009, 10:59:13 AM
Excellent Peter!! I like the idea of the moonlight drive over the Keys!! Man I am soooooo jealous!!

Well done!!

cheers
Andy


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: lazyguy400F on January 18, 2009, 11:24:05 AM
     I'm back in the winter wonderland we all call home, for some bizzare reason. Drove in last night as the latest snowstorm started, if I had been a few hours earlier I could have stopped off in NYC for a peek at the bike show. Driving in the truck was soooooo luxurious after my frostbite ride the day before- from Savannah to Wilmington, NC, starting at about 30 and finishing up around 20, 250 + miles in about 6 hours. If I ever decide to do a long distance winter ride, it'll be on a bike with a fairing and a windshield, and a big enough charging system for electric gloves and vest. My body was actually ok, with 8 or 10 layers, and a face mask, but my hands very quickly turned into useless stumps, despite big gloves and lots of little heat packs. I was only using the clutch when I had to actually stop, and had to keep re-grabbing the throttle as it slipped back. For some reason, every time I stopped, people looked at me like I was crazy, as they were all bundled up beyond belief just to get from the car to inside. I had actually looked at renting a uhaul van and chickening out, but way too much $$$, and then I might have been out of the running for "most boneheaded ride of the year" award. BRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

    But the rest of the trip was great- riding down through sc and ga, shedding layers as I went, and finishing with that great moonlit ride into orlando. (after almost running out of gas in the swamps of florida, wondering if it would be gators or cougars that finished me off). and the ride into the keys and out to the end was really nice, and just tooling around key west in a t-shirt and shades, dodging mopeds and drunks, was extremely relaxing. Not quite sure how I pried myself out of there, especially looking out the window this morning at a weeks worth of tricky shoveling and ice eradication. And wondering how I'm getting the bike out of the truck without falling on my ass...

   I'll post a few pix if I can, and hope to negotiate my way into showing up Saturday. Once again, I'm amazed that a neglected, underpowered antique can just crank along so nicely, with such constant pilot error, going from blasting for hours at 85 in the heat to swooping over wicked high, skinny windy bridges around charleston in arctic conditions. And it has to put up with constant comments from perfect strangers, who all seemed to have had one way back when. Even rode the length of duval street having a converstaion with a guy on a scooter about his red 76 which he wishes he still had...

     A couple thousand miles in January- a good start for this year, I figure. ;D

see you saturday, I hope-  peter


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: andy750 on January 18, 2009, 11:53:25 AM
Wow Peter I think you ALREADY have the Ride of 2009 award!! That really sounds like the most amazing trip....lucky, lucky you!

Again - well done!!

cheers
Andy



Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: azure on January 18, 2009, 12:31:30 PM
Well done Peter! Thanks for sharing the experience a bit, as it helps to be involved in somebody's ride, even if it is vicariously.
Your bike is also truly amazing!


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: lazyguy400F on January 19, 2009, 04:36:07 PM
A few pictures,(I hope)- Southernmost point, halfway point with my friend jimmy, and the new england welcome
Let's see if this works any better..

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/petermollo_bucket/florida059.jpg)
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/petermollo_bucket/florida082.jpg)
(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss227/petermollo_bucket/florida084.jpg)


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: UnCrash on January 20, 2009, 11:11:19 AM
Hi Peter,

Looks like the picture link is a little funky in your last post.

Amazin trip!  Glad you're back safe.


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: lazyguy400F on January 21, 2009, 08:48:16 PM
Thanks... If anyone has a hint on posting pix, I'd appreciate it. I hit the "insert image" icon, but it doesn't prompt me to browse, and I don't know what part of the address/file name it wants.

How's the new little rugrat doing? getting any sleep?

-peter


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: frostypuck on January 21, 2009, 09:21:26 PM
Hey Peter,

Start a free account at photobucket.com or something like that, upload the pics from your computer to their service, then just copy and paste the img link for each photo.
It's worked for me, and I don't know what I'm doing...
Later,
Chris


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: lazyguy400F on January 21, 2009, 11:46:21 PM
Thanks, cyberdude...(I know, everyone else figured this out long ago, but I'm a little slow)


Title: Re: Who knew?
Post by: andy750 on January 22, 2009, 09:38:53 AM
Very cool photos Peter and I like the without snow and with snow shots  ;)

Any more??!

cheers
Andy