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.....and O' what fun! Yea, I know, I'm a strange old fart! Didn't start out in the rain. Wife came home from work really early; unfortunately, brother passed. She talked awhile, I listened! She said, why don't you go for a ride! Well, OK! Ran out for a coffee, drank 2/3 of a french press, felt the rain drops start; thought, I'll just throw the leathers back on, jump on the interstate for the 7 miles to my exit and 6 miles south I'm home. Decided I wanted to take the scenic route home so threw the rain gear on and waited a bit for the oil to disappear off the asphalt and headed south. Within 3 miles it's pouring and I just kept riding, and smiling :smile::smile: And since I know the "rule": no pics, didn't happen, here ya go! Slim handles really good in the rain; YEAH !!
 

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Amusing what makes riders HAPPY you enjoy Jack. Is that the air bag option on your bikes bars? LOL
LOL :laugh::laugh::grin::wink: Sleeping bag; prepping for next months GlideFest run to WV. Might camp a night on the way down and back; taking the seriously scenic route!
 

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.....and O' what fun! Yea, I know, I'm a strange old fart! Didn't start out in the rain. Wife came home from work really early; unfortunately, brother passed. She talked awhile, I listened! She said, why don't you go for a ride! Well, OK! Ran out for a coffee, drank 2/3 of a french press, felt the rain drops start; thought, I'll just throw the leathers back on, jump on the interstate for the 7 miles to my exit and 6 miles south I'm home. Decided I wanted to take the scenic route home so threw the rain gear on and waited a bit for the oil to disappear off the asphalt and headed south. Within 3 miles it's pouring and I just kept riding, and smiling :smile::smile: And since I know the "rule": no pics, didn't happen, here ya go! Slim handles really good in the rain; YEAH !!
yeah, sure.
i think you just stuffed some crap in the bags, wheeled it outside and took pics of it.
 

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How did the luggage work in the rain? Drying it all out now, or did you effectively waterproof everything?
 

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Yes & right now those bags are loaded with astroglide, getting it ready for GlideFest :eek:
Had to google it........:laugh::laugh::laugh::wink: Thanks for the tip!
 

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How did the luggage work in the rain? Drying it all out now, or did you effectively waterproof everything?
Everything in my bags,(when I'm on a road trip are inside 2.5 gallon ziploc bags); I just stuffed that one full of stuff that was laying around the garage to firm it up. :smile::surprise:
 

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yeah, sure.
i think you just stuffed some crap in the bags, wheeled it outside and took pics of it.
Yea, D...h..d, I live at a Country Mark Co-Op. :laugh::laugh::laugh::grin:
 

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And I thought I was the only idiot that smiled in a downpour. What else can you do?

You sir are a Man among Men.

The look on peoples faces when I walk into a restaurant or hotel dripping on the floor in my gore-tex gear is priceless. I can only imagine what they are thinking.
 

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The look on peoples faces when I walk into a restaurant or hotel dripping on the floor in my gore-tex gear is priceless. I can only imagine what they are thinking.
And I thought I was the only idiot that smiled in a downpour. What else can you do?

You sir are a Man among Men.
RFG: I am humbled that you, of all the folks on here, would pay me such a lofty compliment!!! Sounds like the three of us need to team up for a road trip! The three rideateers? :grin:
two: and of course you are grinning ear to ear, right?
 

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RFG: I am humbled that you, of all the folks on here, would pay me such a lofty compliment!!! Sounds like the three of us need to team up for a road trip! The three rideateers? :grin:
two: and of course you are grinning ear to ear, right?
Only if its raining. Lmao.

And anyone who opts for the long way in the rain. Ya. That's good shit.
 

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The look on peoples faces when I walk into a restaurant or hotel dripping on the floor in my gore-tex gear is priceless. I can only imagine what they are thinking.
And I thought I was the only idiot that smiled in a downpour. What else can you do?

You sir are a Man among Men.
RFG: I am humbled that you, of all the folks on here, would pay me such a lofty compliment!!! Sounds like the three of us need to team up for a road trip! The three rideateers? <img src="http://www.roadglide.org/images/RoadGlide_2015/smilies/tango_face_grin.png" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
two: and of course you are grinning ear to ear, right?
Absolutely! Always a smile when i am riding.

As long as there is no lightning i'm riding. In '14 when i toured new england there were more days with rain than without and it was cold. My riding bud didnt fair so well when his gear started leaking and hypothermia was a real danger. I had to spring for a hotel to get him warm and dry.
 

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Absolutely! Always a smile when i am riding.

As long as there is no lightning i'm riding. In '14 when i toured new england there were more days with rain than without and it was cold. My riding bud didnt fair so well when his gear started leaking and hypothermia was a real danger. I had to spring for a hotel to get him warm and dry.
I figured as much! :smile: When I stopped to take the "prove it" 0:) pics, had just remounted the bike when I hear this huge clap of thunder, O' ....; well, there is some kind of roofed but open sided building right there;(thought it might be a scale since a lot of grain haulers buy their fuel there) so I dart under it! My phone rings just then, yank my helmet off but missed the call; my brother, call him right back and as we're talking I look up & there's 5 "fuel meters" :surprise: great big suckers! I realize I'm basically in the pump house, O great, I'm standing on how many gallons of fuel? Tell my brother what's going on, didn't hear any thunder for 4 minutes or so and decided I liked my chances w/o 20k gallons of petrol under me. Off into the rain again! LOL
" I had to spring for a hotel to get him warm and dry." What a friend; all about priorities huh? Kudos bro.
 

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The look on peoples faces when I walk into a restaurant or hotel dripping on the floor in my gore-tex gear is priceless. I can only imagine what they are thinking.
reminisced about this last nite.

me and the wife, rollin' down I-95 south in Maine, doin' 80 mph in shorts and t-shirts, hunched down over the tank and behind the windshield, pourin' down rain.
we get off the bike at a restaurant, pull out a dry towel and try to resemble civility.
soaked to the bone and cold.
another customer asked us if we got caught in the rain lol

i always say "it ain't the first, and it won't be the last time i get rained on"
 

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reminisced about this last nite.

me and the wife, rollin' down I-95 south in Maine, doin' 80 mph in shorts and t-shirts, hunched down over the tank and behind the windshield, pourin' down rain.
we get off the bike at a restaurant, pull out a dry towel and try to resemble civility.
soaked to the bone and cold.
another customer asked us if we got caught in the rain lol

i always say "it ain't the first, and it won't be the last time i get rained on"
No Jack, no Jack, don't say it! :laugh::wink:
 
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