Comments for WildernessDave.com http://wildernessdave.com ...Life, Love and Adventure from an Arizona Hiker... Thu, 04 Sep 2014 06:34:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on Testing Columbia’s Omni-Freeze Zero… by John http://wildernessdave.com/testing-columbia-omni-freeze-zero/#comment-182938 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 06:34:20 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=2183#comment-182938 I recently purchased the omni-freeze zero air-gill fishing shirt and I have to say, I didn’t notice a difference in my temperature. I am hot wearing a regular cotton shirt and I’m just as hot when wearing the omni-freeze shirt. The biggest advantage of the omni-freeze shirt are the vents. This allows air to circulate and I have noticed that my sweat dries a lot quicker compared to the cotton shirt. This isn’t a miracle product but the shirt does have very useful features such as the extendable collar, zipped pockets and mesh-covered vents stopping pesky critters having easy access to your flesh. As for the omni-freeze cooling system, I am less than impressed. Paying over US$100 for a shirt isn’t something I usually do and I won’t be doing again for a long time. I rate the omni-freeze shirt 4/10, it would be 6/10 if it wasn’t so expensive.

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Comment on Camp Creek Road: Solo Adventure on the KLR… by David Creech http://wildernessdave.com/camp-creek-road-solo-adventure-klr/#comment-170400 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:33:46 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=2584#comment-170400 Building a little network of the RIGHT kind of people to do this sort of remote exploring is important. But being prepared to self-extract or self-rescue is also important. Even if you are traveling with a group, there is always the possibility of getting separated. The realizations of what is needed seem to be pretty common sense stuff, so I’m not surprised your list was basically the same.

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Comment on Camp Creek Road: Solo Adventure on the KLR… by Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb http://wildernessdave.com/camp-creek-road-solo-adventure-klr/#comment-170329 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:40:32 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=2584#comment-170329 As you know, I’m really digging these write ups since we’re delving somewhat into the same stuff. It’s funny that you had all of those realizations because as we adventured last weekend we did too. We were surprised there was literally no one out where we were….good for adventure, bad if you have trouble. Not only do we need to find some riding buddies but we need to invest in some hardware/equipment…especially a decent GPS.

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Comment on Camp Creek Road: Solo Adventure on the KLR… by David Creech http://wildernessdave.com/camp-creek-road-solo-adventure-klr/#comment-168010 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:27:34 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=2584#comment-168010 Yeah, 5’8″ would be difficult on this bike. The center of gravity is pretty high, but it will come down some when I outfit it with panniers and it’s loaded for a trip. Riding dirt on it feels a lot like a big mountain bike, probably due to the high center of gravity.

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Comment on Camp Creek Road: Solo Adventure on the KLR… by Chris Wallace http://wildernessdave.com/camp-creek-road-solo-adventure-klr/#comment-168005 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:16:37 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=2584#comment-168005 Yeah, that sounds about right. I’m 5’8 with a 30ish” inseam, so a 34″ standover is too much for me to be comfortable on. I believe as configured my F700GS is sitting at around 32″ and that’s pushing it. In fact, if the tank were up high like most bikes I probably wouldn’t have gotten it. Amazing how much of a difference in COG having the tank under the seat makes.

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Comment on Camp Creek Road: Solo Adventure on the KLR… by David Creech http://wildernessdave.com/camp-creek-road-solo-adventure-klr/#comment-167959 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:12:17 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=2584#comment-167959 Chris, I’m about 5’11” and don’t have particularly long legs. The bike still fits me well and I can put both feet on the ground on even grade. Problems occur if it’s not even or if the bike leans. It is a high enough perch that I’m not super stable when sitting on it on uneven ground….but then again, I do more riding than standing so it’s no big deal.

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Comment on Camp Creek Road: Solo Adventure on the KLR… by Chris Wallace http://wildernessdave.com/camp-creek-road-solo-adventure-klr/#comment-167951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:08:10 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=2584#comment-167951 You must be fairly tall (or at least have long legs) to have chosen a KLR for your first bike. :-) I definitely envy your locale for trail riding. We have lots of great riding here in WNC, but it’s all paved.

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Comment on Camp Creek Road: Solo Adventure on the KLR… by David Creech http://wildernessdave.com/camp-creek-road-solo-adventure-klr/#comment-166609 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:15:44 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=2584#comment-166609 Thanks Jeanene! Share all you want, new readers are awesome!

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Comment on Camp Creek Road: Solo Adventure on the KLR… by Jeanene Arrington-Fisher (@notacluegal) http://wildernessdave.com/camp-creek-road-solo-adventure-klr/#comment-166586 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:02:42 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=2584#comment-166586 Love the photos! Shared your blog with some friends that love traveling on their bikes to!

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Comment on Camp Creek Road: Solo Adventure on the KLR… by David Creech http://wildernessdave.com/camp-creek-road-solo-adventure-klr/#comment-166575 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:47:10 +0000 http://wildernessdave.com/?p=2584#comment-166575 Thanks Ben, it’s a cool area. Lot’s to see.

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