Tuesday, October 10, 2017

That Time of Year

This morning, everything was covered by a couple of inches of the white stuff. By the time I left for coffee, it was 34°F and slushy. I was thinking about taking a picture somewhere but everyone knows what slushy, wet roads look like. I thought that it may be a good time to install some studs into at least the pusher and the steer tires. The front tire is pretty worn but there was enough rubber on the outside knobs to hold the stud. Not so much in the center. This is a picture of the rear tire and there is still room for about 30% more studs if I see a need.

The led bulbs came in from Amazon and they really light up the inside of the speedometer. I don't think it's ever been this easy to read. Maybe I only had one working bulb in the past. Not bad for only $5...

The boot repair proved to be less effective. Pretty wet inside of the boots after about 25 miles of errands on really wet roads. It may be time for some new riding boots.

9 comments:

redlegsrides said...

I was out on first first snow, but ended up on muddy roads instead. The Duro 308 tires currently on Scarlett felt slippery at times....am wondering how they'll do on snow. This might be first year I actually have to use chains in the snow.

Trobairitz said...

With heading into the rainy season I'd say it is definitely time for new boots. No one likes cold wet socks, or even warm wet socks if your feet are still warm.

RichardM said...

I really like the K37 tires. And on the front and sidecar they seem to last a really long time. I still have another new one "on the shelf" for whenever the pusher wears out.

RichardM said...

Once it gets a little colder, the waterproofness will matter less. But it's still time for new boots. For now, I'll just use some boots that I picked up at Sam's Club. Not riding boots but they do seem to be waterproof enough.

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

Maybe you'll find a pair while we are in Chicago.

SonjaM said...

Oh, is it already time? Meanwhile summer's back in the Black Forest: 21°C and sunny. Dangerous times for those who's insurance is expiring by end of October. Every weekend warrior is out and about on two wheels. Already watched two motorcycle related accidents within one hour on my home turf, and decided to ride home... way too risky today.

david R said...

My 10 YO Sidi boots finally quit being water proof, replaced them with Sidi Armada which I've been wearing on the trip. I like them, broke in quick and comfortable enough to do walking. Water proof.

RichardM said...

I've been looking at the Sidi videos on Revzilla. They make quite the variety and I'm told that they make the Aerostitch boots.

RichardM said...

I think that it's way past time. At least around here...