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john grinsel
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PostSubject: Getting ready for trip   Getting ready for trip I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 09, 2016 1:35 pm

Getting ready for trip---TN to Eau Claire WI, friend's funeral, on to Duluth,then Ironwood MI, look at some property,cross Mackinac bridge, don't like the iron grates when wet, then straight south to Chattanooga, I-75 and other roads.

Bike is always ready, snow possible.

Have stopped using my feather jacket liner(loft) gone. Having been cold on past 2 trips, using my new lined leather jacket as liner for Darien Jacket, plus my Aerostich electric bib (hate the wires from electric stuff),Darien pants ready for cold/wet. Saving space using my Wolverine Waterproof boots (saving carrying rubber boots) As always carrying large selection of gloves. Two Ortlieb bags, one full of stuff, other over load junk.

Using Vega Helmet with face shield. Air management on maxi-scooter SOO bad Open face helmet no longer works for me....taken me 26 years with maxi-scooter to realize this ---many of my motorcycles over the years had very good air management/design/fairings allowing open face helmet use in comfort.....and looking over windshield.

Will try to stick to around 5,000 rpm. Gas mileage will still be 5-10 more than my Burgman 400's under same conditions....displacement difference, I know. Leave Monday AM.
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Old Limey
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for trip   Getting ready for trip I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 09, 2016 1:43 pm

Glad to hear your feeling better John. Maybe slow down a little now.Smile
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MikeO
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for trip   Getting ready for trip I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 09, 2016 2:17 pm

I echo that: have a good trip, John. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for trip   Getting ready for trip I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 09, 2016 2:41 pm

Have a good trip John, if you're going to Duluth are you going to the Rider Wearhouse to check out more Aerostich stuff?
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for trip   Getting ready for trip I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 09, 2016 3:40 pm

John, also glad you are feeling better and hope you have a nice trip. And sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Ride safe and stay warm.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for trip   Getting ready for trip I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 09, 2016 8:52 pm

Holy crap Mr Grinsel!!! D'loot in April? Sheesh, the big lake is still iced over and the icy winds are going blow you off the Big Mac bridge. I don't envy you, but I sure do admire your courage.

Of course, unless you've got family in the area, there's little to attract you to Duluth except 'Stich or maybe the Duluth Trading store.

Enjoy the ride. Stay warm

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for trip   Getting ready for trip I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 10, 2016 12:53 am

Good luck out there. Enjoy.
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oldwingguy
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for trip   Getting ready for trip I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 10, 2016 9:02 am

I've ridden cold wet snow crap but not voluntarily, as the saying goes >You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!”< enjoy the trip and be safe.
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Art
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for trip   Getting ready for trip I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 10, 2016 11:16 am

Have a good trip John
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masscoot
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for trip   Getting ready for trip I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 10, 2016 10:43 pm

Have a safe trip John!
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