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aliveagain


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posted December 30, 2006 09:08 AM        
wearing leathers

While at the pro star race,I overheard a comment to a Vanson rep about not wearing leathers the whole day at the track.The racers comment had to do with changing out of his leathers after each pass,that he does not sit on them or work on the bike with his leathers on while at the track..I'm curious what other members habits are.I find that my runs are about every 45 mins. and wonder is it worth it to keep changing?
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posted December 30, 2006 09:14 AM        
seems some of the pros i have seen, ricky and ryan..removed leathers after each run...

I have a one piece so it's kinda a pain to get in and out of... hopefully i will have a set of pants to go along with my jacket.. then i could at least loose the top

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posted December 30, 2006 10:21 AM        
I'm sure thet'd stay fresher, longer, for obvious reasons....
At the pro level, you need to be as comfy as possible, and take care of the task at hand. Picking sweaty leather out of places would surely take away from this..
Just thinkin'..

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posted December 30, 2006 11:50 AM        
I have custom Vanson leathers, and even in the 95+ degree heat in south La., I still keep my pants on. I do have an air conditioner in my trailer to cool off though. If I have to kneel down for anything, I make sure to grab a rag or something to protect my leathers from rubbing on the ground.

It really is a pain in the ass taking the pants and the boots on and off, so I just keep them on.
Plus I find that the more I wear my leathers, the more flexible and comfortable they become. I know when thye were brand new, they were so stiff, I couldn't barely bring my feet back up to the pegs after I would launch. I got them last March, and they are just getting real comfy.
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posted December 30, 2006 03:42 PM        
that is one of the best things about bates leathers... they are soft and comfy from day 1....

I usually leave my pants on also. and lose my jacket...

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VincentHill


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posted December 30, 2006 07:30 PM        
Get the Under Armor and you can get in and out of your leathers easy all day long!
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posted December 30, 2006 09:37 PM        
i got those for christmas... cold and heat
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posted December 30, 2006 10:21 PM        
I use to leave the pants on...Since the extreme heat this past summer I started taking my Vanson 2 piece off and letting them air out a bit along with my socks and boots...

From now on I will be changing after every pass if its a crowded track and really hot...
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entropy


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posted January 01, 2007 06:30 AM        
AA,
my leathers are as grimy as my heap. Sit in em, work on the bike in em, but i ditch the jacket between races.
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trikchop


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posted January 01, 2007 06:45 PM        
ill leave the pants on cuz my girl say they make my ass look good.
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MadMike


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posted January 01, 2007 08:53 PM        
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Get the Under Armor and you can get in and out of your leathers easy all day long!


You know I had one of those shirts on one day and man It felt like I had heat stroke... I have been worried to wear them ever since...
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posted January 02, 2007 07:43 AM        
You got that right Mike!!!

They are designed to keep heat in and wick sweat away from your body...

You'll never catch me with those kind of thermals on except when its 60 and below!!!
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MadMike


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posted January 02, 2007 08:56 AM        
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You got that right Mike!!!

They are designed to keep heat in and wick sweat away from your body...

You'll never catch me with those kind of thermals on except when its 60 and below!!!


good I am glad somone else knows... crazy. I will try and wear it when it gets cold... Thanks CR...
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entropy


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posted January 02, 2007 10:42 AM        
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You got that right Mike!!!

They are designed to keep heat in and wick sweat away from your body...

You'll never catch me with those kind of thermals on except when its 60 and below!!!


good I am glad somone else knows... crazy. I will try and wear it when it gets cold... Thanks CR...


we all wear thermals in Texas when the temp plunges into the low 80's; brrrrrrrrr....
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posted January 02, 2007 04:43 PM        
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You got that right Mike!!!

They are designed to keep heat in and wick sweat away from your body...

You'll never catch me with those kind of thermals on except when its 60 and below!!!


good I am glad somone else knows... crazy. I will try and wear it when it gets cold... Thanks CR...


we all wear thermals in Texas when the temp plunges into the low 80's; brrrrrrrrr....


Funny guy...Low 80's.

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