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Old 10-22-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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I took off around 7:15 from the North Bay in heavy downpour... 30 miles of 1st/2nd gear lane-splitting and the rain never let up. Barely made it to Oakland in time for 9am meeting. Got passed early on by a very skilled or very crazy dual-sport rider.

My rain pants leak.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:38 AM   #2
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I'm still in bed with the dogs, it's to wet out there to leave this warm cushy nest. Canceling Monday.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:40 AM   #3
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I rode in on BART!

I can't ride now as I just had work done on my Tattoo Saturday. Else I would have rode the bike to BART as normal.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:41 AM   #4
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7am, Rode to work in Redwood City from Hayward via the San Mateo Bridge. Good times. I even saw another biker at one point. We just looked at each other like "yep". Learned my left boot isn't waterproof somehow. I had to lane split a few times too which I was a bit worried about but I made it in one piece. Definitely need better rain gear though.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:45 AM   #5
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I dont Start my day until 3pm but I get to test out these frogg toggs for the first time. Im hoping the dont leak in the crotch area cold wet balls are no Bueno.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #6
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Wife's car got left at her work on Friday afternoon, so not only did I ride in, but I dropped her off as well. We took the fartmonster along surface streets through Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, lots of splitting in a light rain the whole way. No biggie. (:
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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I rode in this morning, was taking my sweet time and splitting lanes at about 30-35 mph.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:02 AM   #8
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I rode in, conditions pretty poor, hard to see, etc. New waterproof boots/pants/jacket held up great though.

One or two small slides, has been a while since rain riding...
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:08 AM   #9
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any one have any sketchy moments lane splitting over the bott dots? Loss of traction? Or is it pretty safe to accidentally run over them?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:10 AM   #10
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I rode in, conditions pretty poor, hard to see, etc. New waterproof boots/pants/jacket held up great though.

One or two small slides, has been a while since rain riding...
Which pants / jacket / boots?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:19 AM   #11
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Easy Peasy - light rain

Easy 20 minute commute for me. Just took it slow, no lane splitting, plenty of time for braking. Watch for wet leaves! I don't think my rain suit will last longer than 20 minutes in the rain though.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:21 AM   #12
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Please let us know how the Frogg Toggs work. I need new rain gear! I bought a Phantom from Revzilla cause of great price but its a *itch to put on. Sending it back.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:35 AM   #13
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I briefly thought about it as the weather was pretty mild at my house. But it was near white out conditions over the pass and ~3 inches of snow in the parking lot when I got here. So, no, I didn't ride in.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:17 AM   #14
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Which pants / jacket / boots?
Tourmaster Quest Pants..

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...est-Pants.aspx

Cortigo Latigo Boots (waterproof version)

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ace-Boots.aspx

Frank Thomas Aqua Pore Textile Jacket (bought used, I think that is the name)

Just ordered these Tourmaster ColdTex gloves this morning, felt bad wearing my nice Rev'It leather gloves in the rain....

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-0-Gloves.aspx
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:20 AM   #15
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any one have any sketchy moments lane splitting over the bott dots? Loss of traction? Or is it pretty safe to accidentally run over them?
I was avoiding the paint and dots like a plague! Felt the rear tire slipping on a left turn, ease of the throttle and made the turn.
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