What my Gobi taught me today

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sagerat
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What my Gobi taught me today

Post by sagerat » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:12 am

Commuting on my 2012 Gobi in Central Oregon today I relearned and learned a few important things.

One, I relearned riding a hack in a downpour followed by hail is weirdly fun. Hail bouncing off your helmet is amusing.

Two, I learned a wet seat cover will transfer its delightful shade of brown to your Aerostich Roadcrafter, resulting in an unfortunate stain in an embarrassing location.

Three, I learned deep puddles, Duro 307 knobbies, and waterproof boots continue to make Lesson One above true.
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Re: What my Gobi taught me today

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:27 am

sagerat wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:12 am
Two, I learned a wet seat cover will transfer its delightful shade of brown to your Aerostich Roadcrafter, resulting in an unfortunate stain in an embarrassing location.
:o

I thought my motorbike boots were waterproof until I had to ford a couple of flooded roads last month - maybe the water got into the tops of them despite the overtrousers...
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Re: What my Gobi taught me today

Post by hotflash44 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:28 am

you guys need the fly fisherman's rubberized waders dry from the chest down guaranteed. :cheers:
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Re: What my Gobi taught me today

Post by Peter Pan » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:05 pm

and a brother in law at hand when the sidecar floats up and pulls you into the deep part of the river....
Happend so in late 2005 with my Jawa rig on the trip: "Travel happy as a cow, but don't ask the cowboy."
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