mark, it's a lesson we all learn. GET THE PROPER GEAR!!you know, last yera I laughed at the guys with all the silly rain gear.
now I sit here, with a blow dryer shoved up my gloves, trying to dry them out at 5 am
there is just no good way to dry out leather other than time
next year = rain gear
+1! These work great! I have two of them at the house, one for my boots, the other for the gloves. I also treated my gloves with nik-wax (makes the controls kinda sticky, but they stay dry much longer.
I always have a couple of ponchos in the saddlebag.
The left bag is my "just in case" bag... got KC offroad light covers for the speakers and ponchos "in case it rains", Slime compressor and plug kit "in case I get a flat", and my Fox Creek Jacket "in case it gets below 70 degrees"
Right saddlebag has the tool kit, shock air pump, full fingered gloves, and I'm not sure what else my wife has dropped in there.
I've got the trunk, but for Red Lodge I'm considering strapping my touring luggage to the pillion too... that way the trunk will be free and I'll have a place to put my helmet once we clear Nevada :biggrin:
It'll also offer extra room for cold Gatorade and beef jerky.
We ARE stopping at Mahogany Smoked Meats in Bishop, right?
It is very unpredictable in the high country. Have watched a 4th of July Parade in Reno as it snowed :biggrin:i've been snowed on in july in the rockies, caught in the rain in death valley in march after the officer gave us our speeding tickets and assurd us it hadn't rained in 100 years in death valley and i've had the skies open up on us in nevada in july. now i carry cold weather gear and a rain suit anytime i ride more then a 100 miles from home.