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post #1 of 30 Old 07-06-2019, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Running a SS1k tonight through tomorrow.

If you happen to be along this route and see me, say hi. I could also use a witness, though I am leaving at 04:00.
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post #2 of 30 Old 07-06-2019, 01:46 PM
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Good luck to you! The times on your route look like they allow a nap along the way. I was able to do that on mine and it makes a huge difference. Have a great and SAFE ride!

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Good luck and be safe!

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Be safe and be aware of your limitations amigo.

Be cognoscente of your speeds.

And remember: carry, carry, carry ------> No mountain lion zombie tweaker attacks on your watch!

There is thy gold, worse poison to men's souls,
Doing more murders in this loathsome world,
Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.
I sell thee poison; thou hast sold me none.

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Alas, my friends, I hit a familiar wall today - at 600 miles. This has been my hump to get over for some time. In my case, my helmet starts to do evil to me after about 500 miles. I have to look for a helmet which works for me.

Before you do offer advice, the best helmet discussion has been exhausted. I've had many very good suggestions and I am very grateful for them. What I need is Bell to reintroduce their custom program. While I deplore paying what I do for a close-fit, the thought of twice that for a correct fit has me questioning my life choices.

On the up-side, the bike is perfect and today was a joy. I push further and I feel accomplished. Early Sunday morning I was on route 4 as the Sun rose over my shoulders and lit up the twisties that spread across middle NH/VT/NY. As I rolled the throttle on and planned my next lean, I felt elated - giddy almost. At 500 miles that little push in the center of my forehead I typically ignore becomes all I can think about. Where I am conscientiously looking at my time budget for each stop, I am forcing myself to put the helmet back on.

Meanwhile, Cylon growls at oncoming traffic and delights in each quick hop over slower cars and trucks. I so f'ing love this bike. The Bren mod was a very good choice for me too.

I have two different helmets on order, but I am planning a little date with my Dremel tool to see if I can make my current Nexx a bit more friendly. I have been eliminating my distractions one-by-one and pushing against my wall. The helmet remains my one remaining annoyance.

I will play hooky from work one day next week and take nothing less than 700 as a good day. I will tweak a little some of my kit and leave home a lot of stuff I don't need - like stresses from work. I really enjoyed myself Sunday and realize more about my abilities and hindrances.
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So from reading your last post I assume you didn't make the 1,000 miles, is that correct? Being a loop how did you make it back home with out doing the whole loop? I would think starting out very very early in the morning so that you end up before midnight and keep within your normal waking hours would be a better time schedule.


As far as your helmet goes try hitting the tight spot with a ball peen hammer. It's just Styrofoam under the lining.


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Bummer. Better luck and helmet fit next time. No shame in the attempt.

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As far as your helmet goes try hitting the tight spot with a ball peen hammer. It's just Styrofoam under the lining.
I second this recommendation. My wife was having similar issues. I used a spoon to remold the Styrofoam (pressing on it in just the right places) and it completely solved her helmet comfort problems.
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