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#138901 - 10/23/17 02:18 PM Re: MX Boots [Re: #brer15]
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Originally Posted By: #brer15
^ I think I would like to do that sometime. I think it is starting to get a little bit too chilly now anyway frown . The bad thing is, by time I ride up there, I'm already starting to get worn out eek .


Those Gaerne boots are nice. They seem to be the "go to" boot for most of the guys I know who ride trials.

brer... Cold? Nah. The best time to ride is after all the leaves fall so you can see the views. Toss that bike on a trailer or get a hitch hauler. From ATL, awesome riding is barely 90 mins up the road.
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#138916 - 10/23/17 11:44 PM Re: MX Boots [Re: peejman]
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Originally Posted By: peejman
brer... Cold? Nah. The best time to ride is after all the leaves fall so you can see the views. Toss that bike on a trailer or get a hitch hauler. From ATL, awesome riding is barely 90 mins up the road.

Agreed. October-November are usually the best riding months up here, and all through Georgia "winter" there are warm spells.

I have signed up for the "Gromish" class for this year's True Grits Fun Run, this coming Saturday. Forecast is 32/59. That's bearable on a BMW with full fairing, hot air ducts, and heated grips, but it's going to be a bit frosty on a naked Grom.
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#138918 - 10/24/17 12:32 AM Re: MX Boots [Re: Selden]
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LOL, I am still using my 1980's Malcolm Smith boots that can be seen at the top of the first page of http://www.vintagemx.net/vintage-mx-boots/ by the guy riding a Suzuki that is very close to being my PE175 (I have the mono-shock). Raced National Enduros many years on that bike wearing those boots and still have both. Boots in the front garage and PE in in the Toy garage. Neither are close to being wore out & are in great shape (including the PE). Great products then.

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#138919 - 10/24/17 02:17 AM Re: MX Boots [Re: peejman]
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Originally Posted By: peejman
Originally Posted By: #brer15
^ I think I would like to do that sometime. I think it is starting to get a little bit too chilly now anyway frown . The bad thing is, by time I ride up there, I'm already starting to get worn out eek .


Those Gaerne boots are nice. They seem to be the "go to" boot for most of the guys I know who ride trials.

brer... Cold? Nah. The best time to ride is after all the leaves fall so you can see the views. Toss that bike on a trailer or get a hitch hauler. From ATL, awesome riding is barely 90 mins up the road.
I think summer is the best time. Would rather ride the bike, than haul it. wink
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#138920 - 10/24/17 04:38 AM Re: MX Boots [Re: Selden]
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[/quote]


I have signed up for the "Gromish" class for this year's True Grits Fun Run, this coming Saturday. Forecast is 32/59. That's bearable on a BMW with full fairing, hot air ducts, and heated grips, but it's going to be a bit frosty on a naked Grom. [/quote]

Hi Selden,

these Grom's are really taking over the World at the moment, the rascals are everywhere and everyone I've seen riding one can easily be identified by their wide grins!

I reckon they should've named it the Grin rather than the Grom!

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#138938 - 10/25/17 07:44 AM Re: MX Boots [Re: Selden]
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Here's the boots I love for a trail-bike, and it's been the same boot for me for over 60 years. I just got my 3 pair and they cost 15 times more than my first pair, but I know no matter what, my feet aren't going to be hurting.

Most of my riding is going someplace to get off the bike and do something else and that usually involves walking. I have other boots, climbing boots, hiking boots and I've even had MX boots but when it comes to a trail-bike ride that's going to involve some serious time and a range of activity my choice would be for comfort rather than style ..that means Redwing 877s to me. I'm sure there are similar boots that work the same but I know these are a sure thing.


They don't fit the off-road image anymore, but I'm old enough to remember when they looked cool.....



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#138945 - 10/25/17 01:57 PM Re: MX Boots [Re: Selden]
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I think I had a pair of those Redwings once; agree, they were great boots, although a pain to lace up. I just checked the price: $289.99. Holy crap! Made in USA, rather than China, Thailand, wherever.
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#138946 - 10/25/17 03:29 PM Re: MX Boots [Re: Selden]
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I picked up a pair of Merrell boots at REI earlier this year as dual-purpose riding/hiking boots:

Merrell Phaserbound boots

They're waterproof and high enough to offer decent ankle protection and toe and heel areas have extra protection as well. Comfortable but quite a bit heavier than trail runners; at least the rattle snakes will have a tough time biting through. wink


Edited by Beaker (10/25/17 03:34 PM)
Edit Reason: link typo
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#138959 - 10/25/17 10:29 PM Re: MX Boots [Re: patuca]
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Originally Posted By: patuca
Here's the boots I love for a trail-bike, and it's been the same boot for me for over 60 years. I just got my 3 pair and they cost 15 times more than my first pair, but I know no matter what, my feet aren't going to be hurting.

Most of my riding is going someplace to get off the bike and do something else and that usually involves walking. I have other boots, climbing boots, hiking boots and I've even had MX boots but when it comes to a trail-bike ride that's going to involve some serious time and a range of activity my choice would be for comfort rather than style ..that means Redwing 877s to me. I'm sure there are similar boots that work the same but I know these are a sure thing.


They don't fit the off-road image anymore, but I'm old enough to remember when they looked cool.....



patuca


Agree totally with your post. This was the boot I wore from the mid-60's to when I bought the M.Smith Boots in 1980's. If I ever wear out the MS boots I will return.

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