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Old 20th April 2016, 09:22 PM
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Fair play, great reading
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Old 20th April 2016, 11:32 PM
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Brilliant writing and very interesting so don't change a thing just keep it coming.
Definitely try the plastic bags on feet and also the candle wax or some other sort of wax on the boots.
Keep safe and don't be trying any of that 'playing chicken' shit.
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Old 21st April 2016, 09:09 AM
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Just noticed this thread and been reading from Day 1.

Great read, please keep them coming.
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Old 21st April 2016, 12:21 PM
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The boots will obviously have to be replaced anyway - why not hit a few bike shops while on your trip and get sorted mid-trip, rather than put up with misery/discomfort till you get home?
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Old 21st April 2016, 02:50 PM
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Great report, keep it going if you can.
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Old 21st April 2016, 03:07 PM
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@irishtwin: That's a great read, keep it coming :)

I'd fucking love to lash off like that on me bike, but domestic situation does not allow currently.

Fair dues to you, it sounds like you are enjoying it. And as the bike, I was disappointed that the new Africa Twin wasn't a V, but it sounds like a cracking bike anyways.

Rock on and keep it coming :)
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Old 21st April 2016, 04:17 PM
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On a positive note......Very clean feet.
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Old 24th June 2016, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
Keep it coming!
Hello Phaedrus,

I am guessing that your username is taken from Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, nice one.

Click the image to open in full size.

On a recent trip from Roslare to Roscof, I was reading that book. The first one to comment on it was an old man, who was reading a 200 year old book. He was quite nice and an academic type. He had read it 20 years previously and mentioned that he was not sure if he understood it at that time, and that he is not sure if he still understands it today. He spoke admiringly about Robert Pirsig.

Later on that evening, I joined two Irish biker lads for a beer. One of them, a quite fella, saw the book and said "Ah, Bob Pirsig". Turns out he met him in Montana years ago and calls him Bob.

You never know who your are talking to or what their experiences have been.
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Old 24th June 2016, 08:30 PM
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There is a book I must dig out and read again, it’s a good few years ago and can remember enjoying it but feck all else about it. In fairness I was pretty polluted most of the time on that trip.
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Old 27th June 2016, 05:28 PM
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Hi Great Reports,

Hate riding with wet feet, but Winter boots are always to heavy for touring and Summer boot always let the rain in.

Some years ago I found the solution, to have the best of both worlds, "Water Proof Socks", Usually you can get them in camping shops. I'm sure if you found a camping shop you could get a pair for around 20, or around 80 Zloty.

Cheers,
Slaine

[QUOTE=irishtwin;3386298]Trip Log
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Rain, and Wind and water logged feet

I hate my Dainese boots.
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Old 29th June 2016, 11:03 AM
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[quote=Slaine;3403941]Hi Great Reports,

Hate riding with wet feet, but Winter boots are always to heavy for touring and Summer boot always let the rain in.

Some years ago I found the solution, to have the best of both worlds, "Water Proof Socks", Usually you can get them in camping shops. I'm sure if you found a camping shop you could get a pair for around 20, or around 80 Zloty.

Cheers,
Slaine

Originally Posted by irishtwin View Post
Trip Log
Day 5 Crossing Poland West to East
Rain, and Wind and water logged feet

I hate my Dainese boots.
Hello Slaine,

nice to meet you.

I bought a new pair of boots and rode with them in France last month and they were totally waterproof is very heavy rain. So far, I am happy with them. I will check out the socks though.

Safe riding.
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Old 26th August 2016, 06:45 PM
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Good info enjoy the trip☺
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Old 10th September 2016, 08:18 PM
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Great read...but you forgot to mention that you hate those boots
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Old 13th June 2018, 11:59 AM
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Great write up, cheers
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