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Old 06-18-09, 11:28 PM   #551
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Just found out that a friend of mine had a crash on the interstate last night. So far all I know is that he broke his femur, his pelvis, his spleen is damaged and he had to have one of his feet amputated. He is around 25 years old and was an expert class mountain biker.

I'm getting ready to order some very over priced boots.
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Hope your buddy recovers quickly! Best wishes.
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Frogg Toggs.

That's all I can say.

Frogg Toggs.
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Old 06-19-09, 08:35 AM   #554
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I HATE the frog toggs I bought.

Butt seam busted open, they fray and start looking old and worn after a couple rides, and are generally a waste of good money. I'd be really pissed if I didn't get mine super cheap on clearance. The arms are too long and the pants way too short as well.

I have a fireman's yellow rain jacket I love, need to find the matching pants.
Everybody I know who has them swears by them.

Besides, you can't even spell Frogg Toggs.
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Old 06-19-09, 01:41 PM   #555
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Just found out that a friend of mine had a crash on the interstate last night. So far all I know is that he broke his femur, his pelvis, his spleen is damaged and he had to have one of his feet amputated. He is around 25 years old and was an expert class mountain biker.

I'm getting ready to order some very over priced boots.
Amputate a foot…..wow that’s horrible. How did the acident happen?
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Old 06-19-09, 02:12 PM   #556
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Amputate a foot…..wow that’s horrible. How did the acident happen?
From what I have been told he was riding recklessly, my information is second hand though. I have no idea what gear he was wearing or anything else. I am going to try to go see him in the next day or two.
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They don't know what a good rain suit is! Or they don't ride in the rain more than a couple times a year. The fireman's coat I got is a million times nicer and about the same price.
An excellent source of rainwear is your closest work clothing store. I wear a Helly Hansen high viz neon green rainwear bib that matches my high viz neon green Olympia AST. This combination keeps me dry and warm in wind-driven Seattle rain.
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You guys ride in the RAIN????
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You guys ride in the RAIN????
you don't?

give it a try, it can be fun
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You guys ride in the RAIN????
And the snow. Never trust the weatherman. I delivered my Suzuki to its new owner in a terrible storm. But I do have some standards. For instance, I won't ride if it's below 22 degrees out.
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There are only five months of the year in which it is not raining in Seattle. Or to be accurate, I should say not raining as much.
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All this motorcycle talk has reminded me of the fun I had back in my courier days, anyone in Canada got a CB250RS for sale?
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They don't know what a good rain suit is! Or they don't ride in the rain more than a couple times a year. The fireman's coat I got is a million times nicer and about the same price.
Au contraire. I ride in the rain often. My other rain gear is a $400 Aerostich Darien Light Gore Tex jacket. I prefer the Frogg Toggs.
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My everyday commuting gear is a Rev'It textile jacket and Dainese D-dry pants and they work great in the rain.
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BMW gear FTW
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Old 06-20-09, 08:11 PM   #567
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Get out your Platinum Card.
Yup.

BMW=Bring My Wallet.

Most of my gear is pure moto stuff, actually.
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Let's face it. Without Froggy you'll be soggy.
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I just got rid of my car a month ago...only the MC and bikes now


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pcad i saw some frogg toggs at Dick's...they really work? The material is very weird ... there is a BMW one piece suit for 125$ at the dealership that looks like it is pretty good quality, is that too much for a once piece rain suit?

This but without the "BMW Motorad" on it

advrider seems to like it
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pcad i saw some frogg toggs at Dick's...they really work? The material is very weird ... there is a BMW one piece suit for 125$ at the dealership that looks like it is pretty good quality, is that too much for a once piece rain suit?
Yes Frogg Toggs work. They are just astonishing. 25 miles in the friggin HAMMERING rain the other day, some of it on the highway @ 80+ mph, I was dry as a bone. Amazing. And yes the material is weird. But the best part is I can carry it on my bike and I don't really need other rain gear, and it slips on over my other clothing. I also have an Aerostich Darien jacket (Gore Tex), but I mainly got that for the Don't Flatten Me Roadsign Yellow color.
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Frogg toggs only work the first couple times you wear them. then the butt busts, the material starts getting fuzzy and looking worn
That's not my experience or that of my friends who have been wearing them on long distance Goldwing m/c rides for over a decade. Not in the least. Waterproof, durable. Maybe you had imitation knockoff Toggs. Very possible.
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I have some rain pants that I got on sale at the dealer for about $30, and my textile jacket. Always dry, always warm. I've ridden in rain and snow, and down to less than 20 degrees with wind chill. The only thing I would change would be not wearing lace-up boots in the coldest weather, as they let some air in.
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I ordered them directly from frogg toggs. Maybe their quality has gone downhill recently?

I'm 120lbs, butt seam busting has never been a concern for me before.
Well, all I know is you're too fat for cycling. We all are.
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Well, all I know is you're too fat for cycling. We all are.

You need to book a session with Dr. Phil.
Your obsession with weight would make a good segment.


Cyclists are too fat to be Jockeys, too......
Jockey's are too fat to be yard gnomes.....

Who cares ?


Now on to more important things....Im planning a road trip on my
nu-lil baby bike...Can the Frogg Toggs fold up into a very small package ?
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