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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2017, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas from down under in NZ!

Here it is an absolute pearler of a day (means it's fantastic for those needing translation) - sunny, hot, and thankfully looking like a few clouds are floating in which should hold the temperature down a bit and make things more pleasant.

"If you think stuff is simple, you really don't understand it..." Albert Einstein
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-25-2017, 05:35 AM
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To you too, merry Christmas and a prosporous / happy 2018.

I envy your weather now because it's summer down under in NZ and here we are in the winter season.

Enjoy !
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Merry Christmas fellow G310íers!

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I envy your weather now because it's summer down under in NZ and here we are in the winter season.
Don't be too envious Bas...

It's a real pain as some days it's been so hot that you're sweating inside your bike gear even riding at 100 km/h, and fingers sweating in to the lining of your gloves make them hard to get off when you stop to have an ice cream at the beach.

But, honest truth, you see young guys riding in T shirts and shorts - they may be cool, but obviously don't think about the consequences of going for a slide with no clothing.

Also having to keep a constant eye out for patches of slippery melted tar seal - hard to clean spots off the bike too.

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But, honest truth, you see young guys riding in T shirts and shorts - they may be cool, but obviously don't think about the consequences of going for a slide with no clothing
The saying goes, "Dress for the fall, not the weather".
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Donít forget another Ďkillerí, dehydration !
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We drove in the US several times and most (Harley & Gold Wing) riders were tanktops (beside jeans and white tennis shoes).
We wear our protective gear and sweat, sweat and sweat all the time but ........ I feel more comforable wearing my gear.
Once I start riding without it, I feel uncertain and drive like a beginner, not dare to lean in corners etc. etc.

Asking why they weren't wearing proper motorcycle (safety) gear, they answered that they didn't go down (Ya, shure ;-))

Hopefully they don't but if ................. this explains (partly ?) the high medical costs in that country ;-)
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The saying goes, "Dress for the fall, not the weather".
Another saying...”Asphalt, the worlds quickest tattoo remover”
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