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Old 11-25-2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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Stowing gear at an event.

I'm going to the Staind/Papa Roach/Seether concert tonight at Ford Park in Beaumont. I called to ask about a place to stow my gear and they have nothing available. I can lock my helmet to the bike, leaving the balaclava and sweater inside my helmet (hoping that nobody liberates them), wear my leathers, and just stuff my gloves inside my jacket. Any other suggestions?
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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Don't wear any gear, its much easier
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Bring a backpack. Tie the helmet to the backpack, or get one like this

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Buy a busa and move the coffee machine to the side next to the kitchen sink. then you can fit three full pairs of gloves, beret(necessity for those whom know Cali), camera, beat a stick, pcm3, cargo net, full tool kit, caliper lock, wipe down towel, tiewraps, trailer wiring, yellowbox, trunk leds(yes, I have em), knife, air gauge and pen/marker(for phone numbers.)
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i would not leave the helmet with the bike... to many out there. you might be missing a helmet on your way home... to expensive to take that chance, kids like to be and cut the chin strap off of the bike... then you might as well have rode without gear....
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What I do EVERYDAY I park somewhere seems to be pretty effective.

I went to home depot and got a $20 4' long cable lock. When I get to where im going I put my helmet on my seat, lay my jacket on the helmet (so the helmet is wearing the jacket almost). I put my gloves and balaclava in the trunk (which my trunk is HUGE compared to new ones, alternatly use a backpack or tank bag). Then i get the cable lock, go though my wheel, through the helmet and through one sleeve of the jacket. If you position everything right the 4' cable is the perfect length. Go from wheel, to wrist part of sleeve, then out the inside of the sleeve to the face of the helmet, through there, then out the bottom of the helmet to the other part of the wheel. It will sorta wrap around the wheel/tail section. MAKE SURE you dont have anything in your pockets of your jacket or it could get ripped off. Also if its going to rain you can still lock the helmet to the bike (as long as its normal side up, and not upside down) and it will stay dry while you wear/carry your jacket. Most of the time I wear jeans so ill just walk around in them or if its hot, i put them in my trunk (or backpack). Shoes....same deal with jeans except i wear the shoes im going to walk around in or bring boots to ride in and flip flops to change into.

been doing this everywhere I went for the last 5 years and have yet to have a problem with it.
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What I do EVERYDAY I park somewhere seems to be pretty effective.

I went to home depot and got a $20 4' long cable lock. When I get to where im going I put my helmet on my seat, lay my jacket on the helmet (so the helmet is wearing the jacket almost). I put my gloves and balaclava in the trunk (which my trunk is HUGE compared to new ones, alternatly use a backpack or tank bag). Then i get the cable lock, go though my wheel, through the helmet and through one sleeve of the jacket. If you position everything right the 4' cable is the perfect length. Go from wheel, to wrist part of sleeve, then out the inside of the sleeve to the face of the helmet, through there, then out the bottom of the helmet to the other part of the wheel. It will sorta wrap around the wheel/tail section. MAKE SURE you dont have anything in your pockets of your jacket or it could get ripped off. Also if its going to rain you can still lock the helmet to the bike (as long as its normal side up, and not upside down) and it will stay dry while you wear/carry your jacket. Most of the time I wear jeans so ill just walk around in them or if its hot, i put them in my trunk (or backpack). Shoes....same deal with jeans except i wear the shoes im going to walk around in or bring boots to ride in and flip flops to change into.

been doing this everywhere I went for the last 5 years and have yet to have a problem with it.

+1 thats what I was going to suggest.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:56 PM   #10
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Buy a cable lock from Home Depot and run it through the chin bar of the helmet, and through the sleeves of the jacket.
Then lock it to your bike.
While your at Home Depot or Lowes get one of the small screamer alarms that work by movement and put it in the helmet.
It's not 100% safe but will slow all but the most determined thieves down.
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Never ride a bike to an event like that. Might as well leave the keys in it. Thieves know that you won't be back to check on it for a long time.
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Never ride a bike to an event like that. Might as well leave the keys in it. Thieves know that you won't be back to check on it for a long time.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:31 AM   #13
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Thanks for all of your suggestions. I think liked the cable lock idea the best, thank you very much.

When I got to Ford arena, the parking attendent, Dave, showed me where to park. The security was good and the area where I parked was well lit and highly visible. A lady named Kitty had answered the phone when I called Ford arena to ask about parking, and when I got there I saw her husband, Jim, who works parking lot security, driving around in a golf cart. I had no qualms about leaving my helmet locked to the bike with my sweater and balaclava stuffed inside.

I felt a little self concious about going in wearing my leather chaps and jacket (I'm not a biker, I just own a bike), but once I saw all of the facial hardware, the guy with the pink mohawk, and all of the other "unique individuals", I decided to just get over it. Next time, however, I will have a cable lock so I can leave my jacket outside. I was lucky enough to get right up to the front where I could remove my jacket and fold it over the rail, so I didn't sweat like a pig.

(By the way, Papa Roach put on the best show ((most energetic)). I prefer Seether's music above the other performers, but all three performed all of their songs that were my favorites, with the exception of Staind, they didn't do "Sober". Fantastic concert.)
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