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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 5:43 pm    Post subject: Shorty Reply with quote

Hey there you lot.
Ok, this'll probably give y'all a good laugh but it's actually quite serious for little old me.

I've got the full race leathers and all that, and also have the very cool looking boots to go with them, AlpineStars no less. But, with the shin guards in the leathers I can't fasten the bloody boots, even with the guards out it's a killer to get them done up and I'm convinced they're gonna fly open while I'm riding. I even bought them a size to big to compensate.
This all boils down to uncomfortable riding, it's great looking the part and being protected but if you're sick of your life by the time you get back home then what's the point?
So, I was thinking of solving the problem by getting some short boots, what do you think? I've seen these which are sposed to be quite good. . .

http://www.daytona.de/english/boots_e/gore.html

If any of you guys have any experience, or even use these things I'd love some input.
Cheers.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

S'funny you should say that!!

I can't get on with traditional bike boots ,...in fact I'd go as far as saying I hate long boots
(unless we're talking high heeled, thigh length, black leathered variety attached to a certain very nice young lady embarrassed)

I had the same problem with the leathers not fitting inside the boot tops, so I bought these....





They're fully reinforced around the ankle and have a flexible steel sole. There's a reinforced area around the gear change area too and a flap to stop ya getting the laces caught up.
All in all, I think they're a top piece of kit. I've had them for about 5 years now and they've bedded in very nicely thank you!

If memory serves, they cost about a ton, and for the amount of protection they offer, I personally think they are well worth it
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey there Stig, thanks ever so for the input mate, that's just the kind of thing I wanted to hear.
Nice to know that I'm not the only one with tree trunks for legs, or are new sport bike boots made for spelks? angry
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not made for Real Men, for sure unibrow
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arc, methinks you should always use what is most easy/natural/comfortable for you on a bike.
I don't use full leathers cos i don't find em comfy at all, i know they are cooler and stronger but if i loose 10% concentration through a momentary un-comfy moment........... paranoid
I wear Oregon boots on the bike, and you won't find them in any bike shop.
If you want to wear those boots, go right ahead dude, don't be shy, afterall you can ride to the tea hut, but you gotta get off and walk to get the tea!!!
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tunguska wrote:
Not made for Real Men, for sure unibrow


At first I thought that was an insult to me, and I was gonna tell ya tonights activities were off. angry
Then I realised you were talking about the blokes long sports boots are made for. That'll be activities plus tonight then. cool
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey there Macca,

Words of wisdom there mate, not sure I could handle the attention if I were to ride every where naked though. paranoid

But seriously, my thinking is starting to go that way too. I used to just want to look cool, don't everyone laugh at once, but now I just really want to enjoy the bike.
I have to admit though, a nice fitting all-in-one set feels good to ride in for me.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arcanum wrote:
Words of wisdom there mate, not sure I could handle the attention if I were to ride every where naked though. paranoid

You think you'd make it as far as the bottom of the drive? unibrow
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job its after 9 o'clock. Its all getting a bit X rated on here. embarrassed
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're comfortable naked........... paranoid
oh sweet jesus, i just had a vision.............
gotta go.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some blokes I know of attended a mini-rally-cum-house-party and late on, after drink had been taken, started doing naked two-up wheelies round the field they were camping in. All was going swimmingly until they dropped the bike into a patch of nettles. eek
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brings a whole new meaning to smart arse laugh laugh laugh laugh
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Rob....whats a spelk when its at home retard rolls eyes rolls eyes paranoid paranoid
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah good question , I thought it might be a mutant "whelk" paranoid , but given all these naked eek Exup riders running around up North it could be anything........................scary very very scary, you lot need help retard


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Hey Rob....whats a spelk when its at home retard rolls eyes rolls eyes paranoid paranoid

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Spelk, one of of those nasty wee wood splinters that you get in your finger and then spend the rest of the day trying to dig out.
So basically, a wee skinny thing, skinny or weedy bloke, as in boots made for blokes with skinny legs big grin
Common knowledge up here bub, maybe us Geordies are just a bit too advanced for those of a more souther climate. cool
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