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As I said in my intro thread, I've got my bike pictured to the side there, and it awaits me in storage while I get my gear. I've gone on a few quick runs in the storage area just finding my way for quick bits, but nothing serious. So I've had to wait till another payday to get my equipment.

Only I didn't realize a few things... :lol:

Not only is it the season to get bikes, but to get bike equipment! I had to order my Icon jacket, only to wait two weeks for it cause it was back ordered. Pretty good, considering the jacket just frikkin' came out! I then went this week to get my helmet and glove. Gloves. Check. Some sweet Joe Rockets.

My helmet though... Seems I went to the local shop only to find them completely out of my size helmet. Completely out of Large helmets? Yup, they had a run on helmets YESTERDAY! :cursin:

I went there for an HJC Tribe Helmet, they had one left, but XL. My good fortune though was that they now carry Scorpion helmets, which I read some of you highly recommended. Instead I've now ordered a Scorpion Octane in my size and the color I want, I just have to wait another week!

Someday I'll get on the road... :thumbs:

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hey i usually take a large helmet but in and hjc i had to get an xl. got all my gear for xmas.

what jacket you getting. did you ask speed werks first, and newenough has hjc for 99 mb2, swithc, and i think tribe not sure though.
 

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Glad to hear you have a brain... get your gear then ride... you'll always be glad that you weren't squidly!!
 

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This is the jacket at Speedwerks...

Speedwerks Team Merc Jacket

I got the black version, but the picture is misleading. In fact that jacket is ALL black and no white in it at all. Was kind of disappointed in that.

I hadn't seen the HJC Tribe helmet cheap anywhere. One shop I went to, actually stopped carrying HJC and went to KBC, but nothing in KBC appealed to me. I also hadn't heard anyone talk about the brand. The salesman had say they are pretty much comparable, but I passed.

I also wanted to get my first helmet in a shop where I could try on sizes. Maybe my next one I will get online.

They did have one pair of Icon Hooligan gloves, in black like I wanted, but of course... it wasn't in my size. They were too big.


Thanx for the kind words. I pretty much think I won't be hitting the road till the being of April. So I'm trying real hard to be patient, enjoying buying gear, and reading Total Control. I got all summer to ride, have found plenty of people to ride with, so I can hold out a little longer.
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Gas Man said:
Glad to hear you have a brain... get your gear then ride... you'll always be glad that you weren't squidly!!

:withstupi I agree as well. :dthumb: Ride safe and smart.
 

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Keep up the good attitude!
This time of year is hard to find gear in stock.
Everybody wants it, and the stores are restocking from slow winter sales.
 

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jeeps84 said:
Keep up the good attitude!
This time of year is hard to find gear in stock.
Everybody wants it, and the stores are restocking from slow winter sales.
Yeah it sure sounds like you're a smart guy!!! Glad to have ya around!!!

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Latest update: I finally got into a MSF class! :dthumb:

Will be taking classes the weekend of April 15th.
 
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