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« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2012, 08:53:40 AM »

Jeez.  How skinny are those grips?  Crapmbuster does come in a few sizes.  Perhaps you had the one for the cruiser crowd.
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« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2012, 09:03:22 AM »


Connie's stock grips are too thin for the crampbuster.


Or try the Throttle Rocker with the adjustable velcro. I don't like it as much as the original all-plastic one, but it gets the job done.

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« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2012, 10:26:39 AM »

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Edit: I was reading it after I posted and made a few updates including adding some links to external sites and especially the paragraph on throttle lock tools adding the crampbuster and vista cruise links.

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« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2012, 11:53:28 AM »

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« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2012, 11:56:06 AM »


I don't know about anybody else, but when the voice in my head starts speaking to me with a cartoon Mexican accent, it's time to call it a day.


Nope....it's just you.

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« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2012, 11:59:57 AM »

I keep reading the title as "Long distance stabbing tips?"
 

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« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2012, 12:09:45 PM »

I believe that would be a pike.
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« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2012, 12:38:44 PM »

Maybe you already have one, but for me one important option for a long ride is a comfortable seat.  Some people like to add a piece of sheep skin to sit on to keep your butt from getting sore.  I got a Rick Mayer saddle to ease the pain in the ass caused by long days in the saddle.  
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« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2012, 12:54:20 PM »


Jeez.  How skinny are those grips?  Crapmbuster does come in a few sizes.  Perhaps you had the one for the cruiser crowd.


Yeah I just grabbed one off the shelf at Deals' Gap for the continuing trip, which I knew was going to be a lot of slab.
It worked, but kept spinning on the grip and was a pita.








Or try the Throttle Rocker with the adjustable velcro. I don't like it as much as the original all-plastic one, but it gets the job done.




Now that looks like a good alternative. Might have to get one of those. Thanks DD. Thumbsup
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« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2012, 01:37:34 PM »




Yeah I just grabbed one off the shelf at Deals' Gap for the continuing trip, which I knew was going to be a lot of slab.
It worked, but kept spinning on the grip and was a pita.







Now that looks like a good alternative. Might have to get one of those. Thanks DD. Thumbsup
Get the original one. Much better, stays put on the grip.


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« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2012, 02:12:16 PM »

Come to the WV meet and I'll give you an original one.  (The short wide one in the pic) I've got one taking up space on my workbench.
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« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2012, 02:37:30 PM »

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« Reply #52 on: March 30, 2012, 04:19:46 PM »

Worst part of this part of the trip: no soda (New Years resolution, still sticking to it) and no fast food (last years resolution, still sticking to it)
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« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2012, 02:05:59 AM »

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« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2012, 08:26:57 AM »

just get some fresh fruit to put in your tank bag.  I don't understand all this complex camelback horseshit.  Just get some fresh fruit and buy water when you stop for gas.
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« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2012, 09:19:10 AM »


just get some fresh fruit to put in your tank bag.  I don't understand all this complex camelback horseshit.  Just get some fresh fruit and buy water when you stop for gas.


Well, horseshit might be a bit strong. When riding on 10 through Arizona, I was staying hydrated by drinking from a camelbak and knew when to stop riding when I didn't need to pee at the stop in Yuma. More was being sweated out than I was taking in in water.

It might not be necessary all the time, but a drink of cold water when riding does perk you up.

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« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2012, 11:53:59 AM »

The camelback allows you to drink a little over a period of time.  If I drank a bottle of water at a gas station I would be pissing it back out within 10 miles.
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« Reply #57 on: March 31, 2012, 11:58:48 AM »


The camelback allows you to drink a little over a period of time.  If I drank a bottle of water [Gatoraid] at a gas station I would be pissing it back out within 10 miles.


That's my problem; so you tellin me I need a Camelback to complement the 5.7 gallon tank on the Wee  Thumbsup

Thing is I have to remember to fill it before I leave home.


just get some fresh fruit to put in your tank bag.  I don't understand all this complex camelback horseshit.  Just get some fresh fruit and buy water when you stop for gas.


I have to be careful what kind of fruit I eat.  I've experienced cramps after eating grapes, which I thought would be the perfect blend of sugar and water.  [Pickles are better.]  Grapefruit are messy, and stimulate my bladder.  Cherries beget gas.  Apples, oranges and bananas work well for me.  I'm thinking a wine-flask [no foolin'; in the days before camelbacks I would tuck a wineflask under my left armpit; pop the top  and squeeze it when I needed a drink] camelback filled with 50/50 Gatoraid & water might be a great solution
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« Reply #58 on: March 31, 2012, 12:41:14 PM »

I was just joking - obviously I don't have the same kind of conditions in Wisconsin that there would be in Nevada or Arizona.  But up here, I do think it's overkill.

Edit: I'm surprised at the reactions to fruit!  I guess that my body doesn't have issues with fruit because I try to make it a large part of m ynormal diet, so even if I had issues I wouldn't be able to discern them (because I'm always consuming it)
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« Reply #59 on: March 31, 2012, 03:28:04 PM »

I eat fruits and vegetables pretty regularly (every day) and I get allergic reactions to things like apples, peaches and carrots. Oranges are good for me. Grapes and raisins act like a laxitive. I can't even eat trail mix unless I'm close to a bathroom.

That doesn't even consider things like keeping them intact while riding and eating them in the saddle when you have a full face helmet. Heck, even chewing gum causes me to bite my cheek or tongue when riding so I avoid that.

I put a camelbak in my mini Joe Rocket backpack, thread the hose over my shoulder and it's handy when I'm riding. Throw some ice in it along with a liter of water and it stays cold for a couple of hours, something fruit won't do without some sort of cooler on the bike. Which makes it difficult to access when riding anyway.

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