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Offline Gustavo

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Re: Another slant on oe screens
« Reply #10 on: Oct 22, 2020, 03:24 PM »
Rob, I would have said you are getting soft in your old age, but someone told me you were always soft...   :whistle:   

And before Stewie comes in here insinuating all kinds of things, I did mean that as a rider.   :008:

OK, I'll grant you that good waterproof/rain gear is essential to doing long days.  But a barn door windshield isn't. 

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Re: Another slant on oe screens
« Reply #11 on: Oct 22, 2020, 05:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 "Even in the rain you just gotta embrace the elements that elevate your experience,..."

 Doesn't quite work that way when doing 1000 -1200 km days. A good screen and rain gear become matters of considerable interest  :2: .


agree...... :028:

a 30 min ride in the rain can be fun, ive often gone out deliberately in the rain,    but a 400 mile day at 5 degs in the rain is a different matter, if i had to ride a naked bike nowadays i think i'd probably stop riding, thats not because i'm soft, its because its just not pleasant...

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Re: Another slant on oe screens
« Reply #12 on: Oct 22, 2020, 08:26 PM »
True enough Rob, I have never ridden that far in a day, my bikes lucky if it sees that in a week! Though I do try to keep it exercised year round, and my little V has been a good friend in the wind and rain. 
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Re: Another slant on oe screens
« Reply #13 on: Oct 23, 2020, 12:47 PM »

 Can't think which one your informant might be, Gustavo, there are so many of them. But obviously she was was referring to my heart. In every other respect, of course, I'm hard as nails, tough as old boots, ride the tires right offa da rims and keep on going  :whistle: . But with age comes increasing porosity. Everything leaks - head, skin, bladder, mouth, nose, etc they all leak and what leaks out can also leak back in.
 So, good rain gear and barn door screen YES:008: :008: .

 Something not often mentioned is that screen size is related to rider size and shape. A modestly proportioned gentleman such as Gustavo can get away with a more modestly proportioned screen ( even if it is upside down ) whereas a tall skinny one on a raised seat can well use a taller screen.

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