Saturday, October 19, 2013

Visiting Corvallis

This morning I had the pleasure of visiting a popular moto-blogger hangout in Oregon. The coffee was as good as the company and the large table in the middle of Coffee Culture Annex had 9 or so riders there meeting before beginning their weekend. Including the owners of these two bikes which should be familiar to any readers of this blog. In spite of it being just a little above freezing (and 10°F colder than Fairbanks) many of the folks rode to the coffeehouse.

By mid-afternoon, it had warmed up nicely. After we had a wonderful lunch at the Indian buffet, I got a good look at Troubadour's Roadcrafter Light and had a chance to compare it with the regular Roadcrafter one piece riding suit. I have been thinking seriously about getting the "Light" to replace my First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket and HT Overpants. The pants have a lot of small holes worn through as the material never did seem really sturdy. The jacket has worn really well and shows wear at some of the seams and the zipper is starting to fall apart. The attraction of the Roadcrafter Light is that it is waterproof and I wouldn't need all of the extra gear on road trips. Extra gear meaning, rain gear, warm weather gear, cold weather gear. One suit may be able to do it all.
It is always a pleasure to visit with Troubadour and Trobairitz, in case you haven't figured out whose bikes are pictured.

Update - I just backed the Scooter Diaries on Kickstarter. It looks like a great story!

10 comments:

David Masse said...

Richard, visits are great. With a little luck I'll one day make my way to Corvallis too.

Coop a.k.a. Coopdway said...

You west coast enthusiasts have all the fun. Thanks for the link to the 'Diaries story Richard!

RichardM said...

With family here, I'm able to visit at least once per year. Occasionally more often.

Corvallis is a nice place especially if you like university towns.

RichardM said...

Maybe you need to come out west (and north!).

BTW, the Scooter Diaries met it's goal on Kickstarter with only 30 minutes to spare…

Anonymous said...

thanks Richard for backing the Scooter Diaries

Trobairitz said...

It is always a pleasure to see you when you come to Corvallis Richard. Thanks again for hanging out and taking us to lunch too.

It was a chilly foggy ride in, but it was sunny at our house when we left.

Unknown said...

Richard:

I wished that Coffee Culture was closer to me but it's at least 8 hours each way, plus border time. I will be able to make it there again next September 2014, maybe . . . I am going to be vacation time challenged next year.

Wow 70°F that nearly 21°c, we barely reached 10°c all weekend and the fog makes it feel colder.

I may need a new jacket next year too. My jacket melted and stuck to my hot exhaust. That material smells a bit like plastic when melted but it all burned away, eventually

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

RichardM said...

Thanks for putting out the message. It looks like a great story!

RichardM said...

It's always wonderful to see you and Brad. Thank you for letting me hang out with you and your friends. It's beginning to feel like home...

RichardM said...

But it is only an 8 hour ride down. Much closer than it could be…

It was very nice and warm by the afternoon though it was colder in the morning than it was in Fairbanks.