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The perils of riding....

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by I Adore Vic, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. ...lots. Doing a fair few kms each day....PI to Altona region and back...before that I was doing PI to Prahran and back since last July.

    Anyway - it's starting to show!

    I'm getting a callous on my throttle thumb! There's a hard rounded slightly raised spot of skin there. :LOL:

    My Sidi Vertigo Corsa boots broke last night - the clear cord stuff that winds up/tightens the toe area - was worn through - most prob from adjusting too much due to wearing too much due to riding too much.

    I reckon I'm gonna go all bowlegged soon.

    Wish I was riding better rds though. Imagine if my commute was Gippy rds or Spurs each day. Perhaps I should b emoving to the mountains/hills and not West side!
  2. When you get callouses on your arse then maybe you've been on the bike a long time! :LOL:
  3. You do more than your fair share of kms Rosie.
    I have no advice for you other than to drive a car .....

    .... :-k on 2nd thought, I'd rather put up than be driving again :p

  4. :shock: what ya wanna do that for all, we all know the east is the place to be :p
  5. West side has things I love (ship...work) and things I adore ;) And he is a thing isn't he. :wink: :LOL:
  6. If you are going for the bow legged look the you will have to develop a drawl to go with it :p
  7. Not sure that I could handle that sort of commute on the bike. These days, as I get older, if I have to endure freeway/highway travel, then a car with cruise control and a halfway decent radio/stereo is the go for me.
  8. Back in the days when my bike was my sole means of transport and recreation, I was marked, not by bow leggedness, but by a little callous on the inside of my right thumb, as a result of manipulating a throttle.

    Now that I'm back to having no choice but to ride to work, I think it's coming back....