Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by murph, Oct 28, 2013.
500Kms is a good ride on any day but at the end of November it is a pie-worthy day.
The GTL has been sadly neglected for the last two months, so with todays temperature well above the normal high of 30, I set out for a late brunch at the Robins Nest outside of Hayward, about an hour ride to the West. Unfortunately they must have seen me pulling into their lot, because they flipped the closed sign before I could get off the bike. I took it as an omen and decided to extend my ride instead. Traffic was nonexistent with the Green Bay Packers football game in progress, so it turned into a delightful 200km ride. Stopped in town to measure in some Stabil and fill the tank with ethanol free premium gas. Predicting the end of the incredible weather by tomorrow, with highs well below freezing and snow for the next two weeks minimum. It is December in the North Woods after all.
Any else take advantage of the supper warm conditions today to splash around in the water!!
On separate note, what do people use to improve the waterproofing of their gear? My klim dakars were stopping nothing an hour in
I believe klim recommends washing to renew the waterproofing.
Got out to run a few errands on the scooter before the rain hit but much more important stuff like decorating the tree with my grandson had already been planned. Some things just take priority.
I just asked the same question of Tourmaster about my Transition 4 jacket.
Ther recommend removing the armor, washing in a mild, non-petroleum based detergent, air drying, and then an application of Nikwax.
The Tourmaster has kept me totally dry through some really wet weather this year, so it is hard for me to change anything, but it is acquiring an identity of its own, if you know what I mean, so I don’t know how long I can hold off...
The Dakar's were never intended to be waterproof. The Adventure suit however...
Yep true enough, although they do a pretty decent job keeping water out for the most part, they aren't truly waterproof. Gonna look into the Nikwax to improve it a little perhaps.
FYI rain-x on goggles make a bit of an improvement too!
I just get wet when I wear them as I only use them for off-road day riding.
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