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Another great trip!

Great read again. I've been reading from the first trip, and I'm still amazed at your expeditions.

Good thing your buddy broke down only a day away and had a friend with a trailer to come get the bike.

I hope to read one of these years that you've picked up some quality gear from Aerostich or somewhere similar and did not end up with wet hands, feet and body! :)

Someday I should take a long trip on my FZ6, but I'm not sure if I would be doing the camping thing. Then again, that might be the only accommodations available in some of those places.
 

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Great read again. I've been reading from the first trip, and I'm still amazed at your expeditions.

Good thing your buddy broke down only a day away and had a friend with a trailer to come get the bike.

I hope to read one of these years that you've picked up some quality gear from Aerostich or somewhere similar and did not end up with wet hands, feet and body! :)

Someday I should take a long trip on my FZ6, but I'm not sure if I would be doing the camping thing. Then again, that might be the only accommodations available in some of those places.
Yeah, we "lucked" out with where he broke down. Both the location and where it happened in the trip.

I generally stay dry with my riding gear (it's a 10 year old Joe Rocket Alter Ego set). On its own it wasn't waterproof (it comes with a waterproof inner liner that leaked). Even if the liner was water tight, it was a silly design because even if you were dry, your jacket would be holding a gallon of water. Plus, I froze since the cold water was just hitting that liner, which was against the skin. An LL Bean rain jacket and Walmart rain pants took care of both issues. That said, I do think about getting an Aerostitch someday, I just wish my weight stayed the same (and the price a bit lower)! I will be revisiting the glove and boot situation though before the next riding season.
 

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I recommend Olympia/Fieldsheer/Firstgear over the overpriced Stich.
 

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That said, I do think about getting an Aerostitch someday, I just wish my weight stayed the same (and the price a bit lower)! I will be revisiting the glove and boot situation though before the next riding season.
I bought a used Roadcrafter on eBay (from a local seller) and couldn't be happier. I've gotten a little b***** since then, and have been debating buying a new one of the right size, since the original was a little tight to begin with. It truly is an awesome garment, so easy to put on and remove for my commute. Venting could be a bit better, but it's a really old version and I think they have improved a few things since then.
 
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