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Old 05-31-2007, 03:30 PM   #21
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I dont know if this will help you, but every time i went on long distance rides, i would focus on my breathing.. deep breaths in and out to relax yourself. Doing that kept my hands from turning numb and kept me nice and alert.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:31 PM   #22
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:35 PM   #23
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:39 PM   #24
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:45 PM   #25
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:46 PM   #26
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:16 PM   #27
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:26 PM   #28
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My longest day trip has been 861 miles straight. So... doing a ride to Austin is easy. Just do as a lot of people have suggested here.

Something you may want to think about is to get a few thick rubber bands... use them between the throttle and grip to create some resistance so that you lower the drag on your wrist. This will pay huge dividends in your ability to ride for a longer distance. It will also give your wrist a break from time to time. Its a low-budget throttle lock since you probably don't have one. I'm sure Patrick probably has one in stock or could find you something effective.

Drink a TON of water and take two Bayer Aspirins an hour before getting on the bike. In your first hour or whenever you stop again... take another. This will thin your blood and allow it to travel to your where fatigue will set in while riding. Doing this will give you a huge advantage over rider fatigue.

Buy some gauze tape like for wrapping a bandage. Tape in your earbuds for the MP3 player and fold over some high density foam or the like. You can buy HD foam at any model shop that sells stuff for radio control airplanes or cars. The foam will keep outside noises to a minimum. Doing this helps calm the mind from the extreme noise for a long duration and will greatly help your riding comfort.

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great advise, thanks man.....
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:27 PM   #29
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thanks guys for all yalls help and advise.....

i will try the things yall suggested and give feed back on the ride on monday with lots of pics...
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:32 PM   #30
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I would get a camle-back or similar from academy, Cycle gear has them also, lots of water. ear plugs. maybe some aleve. would take the back roads to austin over 290. will keep u ,more alert and better roads with some twisties
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My longest day trip has been 861 miles straight.
WOW! do you have a 20 gallon tank!?!?!?

..or maybe you have a hybrid electric bike?

no. no...lemme guess..

you had a friend in a plane do a fly-by re-fueling!
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:11 PM   #32
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stay off the freeway get on google earth and plan your trip there are some fun backroads that lead to austin with gas stations all over the place. Then like everyone said drink plenty of water wear your gear and have a blast!


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F@#! 290 man. i mean seriously, whats the point of taking a bike if you can use cruise control in 6th gear the WHOLE way? youll feel better having planned an actual route and youll appreciate your bike more. just be safe whatever you do.
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F@#! 290 man. i mean seriously, whats the point of taking a bike if you can use cruise control in 6th gear the WHOLE way? youll feel better having planned an actual route and youll appreciate your bike more. just be safe whatever you do.

i would but i'm going with a group
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:44 PM   #34
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Oh, and someone said there are hardly any cops??? This being the ROT party - you can count on many cops. Just be cool and use your head.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:47 PM   #36
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dont take 290, take 71 allot more scenic and less traffic!!

music, but not too loud so you're aware of traffic noises!!!

a tented shield, and plenty of water!!!
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:50 PM   #37
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do they make cruise control for my r6?
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I can build you the same cruise I have. The parts are from a Toyota. The cost is about $250 for everything, not including the beer you have to buy for me to install it.
haha drinking a working on bikes..i never thought of that!
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I have two words for you:

ear plugs

If I'm riding more than 10 minutes or so I always use mine (they're attached to my bike key) and it makes a huge difference. I should note though that I am really annoyed by loud noises so they make every ride much more pleasant for me.
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