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    Quote Originally Posted by Till Death Dual Us Sport™ View Post
    Took me a while to get used to shifting when I first started wearing protective footwear. I once broke my foot while wearing steal shanked hiking boots when my foot went toes first into a boulder while crossing a creek. Since then I can't count the number of times my feet have been smashed into rocks and the only damage was a bruise on my foot and another battle scare on the boots. I'm on my second pair of Fly Maverik ATV boots. They are shorter than regular motocross boots making it easier to walk and shift even (for me). We usually wear shin and knee guards as well but most of our riding is on logging roads and trails which ain't always smooth.

    Neat to see you exploring further out. Does the brush grow back in the burnt area's rather quickly or does it take generations (20-50 years)? Do you take or use a locator beacon device on your trips? If you get good cell reception (at all times) maybe you don't need one but if you get out in the boonies you may. Just a thought. I rode for years without one but I always made sure I told someone where I was going for the "just in case". Still a good idea to tell someone where you're going regardless if you carry a locator beacon device.

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    Boot selection for dual sport riding is a tough compromise between off-bike comfortable agility vs. the armored protection afforded by rigid MX style boots.
    With the MX boots I have tripped and fallen hitting my fortunately helmeted head so I figured they made me dangerous off the bike. I gave those boots away.
    Since then I enjoy the comfort of Adventure style riding boots but they do come with potential for greater foot injuries like this bruise: foot.jpg
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    Thanks for posting this vid. This area is fairly close for us and now on my ride list. Admiral I think he had cell coverage on the whole ride. Corona on one side and Orange County, Mission Viejo on the other side of the Santa Ana mountains. Most of these peaks have cell and communication towers on them. These SoCal coastal peaks get very little rain( 8-15”a year) so they are mostly coastal scrub brush. You’ll see trees in the seasonal creek bottoms with a few year round creeks. The vegetation comes back fairly quick but the hazard is mud slides if we get storms with 3-4 inches of rain before it gets going. Kinda hard for those pine trees to survive with frequent fires on the peaks.
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    I always rode with street Red Wings but last May sprung for a set of Forma Adventure boots for increased safety. They are comfortable right out of the box and even easy to walk and hike in as well. Didn't have a desire to go with MX boots which along with my Dual Sport helmet would have really made me look like an Imperial Guard. I have trashed these boots so many times and washed/hosed them off just as many. After they dry they look just as good as right-out-of-the-box.

    Initially I did have a bunch of missed gear shift changes that were annoying. Granted I was also barreling the TW again and again in very deep mudholes. So I was never sure it is was the "wet" or me/ the boots, perhaps both? I do know that later when things dried out and I also was just riding around wearing sneakers everything seemed to shift perfectly. No adjustment to the clutch or cable necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Boot selection for dual sport riding is a tough compromise between off-bike comfortable agility vs. the armored protection afforded by rigid MX style boots.
    With the MX boots I have tripped and fallen hitting my fortunately helmeted head so I figured they made me dangerous off the bike. I gave those boots away.
    Since then I enjoy the comfort of Adventure style riding boots but they do come with potential for greater foot injuries like this bruise: foot.jpg
    Which reminds me - we haven't had a "boot thread" for a while - so I'm gonna start one - lol .....
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    Nice thing about drones is you can use them to stage a mock assassination attempt like in Venezuela as an excuse to round up a couple of opposition leaders and have them quietly disappear never to be heard from again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    Took me a while to get used to shifting when I first started wearing protective footwear. I once broke my foot while wearing steal shanked hiking boots when my foot went toes first into a boulder while crossing a creek. Since then I can't count the number of times my feet have been smashed into rocks and the only damage was a bruise on my foot and another battle scare on the boots. I'm on my second pair of Fly Maverik ATV boots. They are shorter than regular motocross boots making it easier to walk and shift even (for me). We usually wear shin and knee guards as well but most of our riding is on logging roads and trails which ain't always smooth.

    Neat to see you exploring further out. Does the brush grow back in the burnt area's rather quickly or does it take generations (20-50 years)? Do you take or use a locator beacon device on your trips? If you get good cell reception (at all times) maybe you don't need one but if you get out in the boonies you may. Just a thought. I rode for years without one but I always made sure I told someone where I was going for the "just in case". Still a good idea to tell someone where you're going regardless if you carry a locator beacon device.

    Keep the video's coming.
    Shifting is definitely tricky! I went out for round two the other day and they felt a little better but still pretty clunky. The feeling of being protected is very nice, though!

    It's going to take quite some time for the brush to grow back. I'll be dead and gone before anything remotely close to the old growth grows back. Pretty sad.

    I don't use a locator and rarely tell anyone where I'm headed. Horrible solo riding etiquette, right?! I absolutely need to invest in one of those Spot gadgets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Boot selection for dual sport riding is a tough compromise between off-bike comfortable agility vs. the armored protection afforded by rigid MX style boots.
    With the MX boots I have tripped and fallen hitting my fortunately helmeted head so I figured they made me dangerous off the bike. I gave those boots away.
    Since then I enjoy the comfort of Adventure style riding boots but they do come with potential for greater foot injuries like this bruise: foot.jpg
    Yikes! You basically have the whole rainbow in there! I was originally going to buy the Gaerne trial style boots but opted for something that offered more protection. I think I still might buy them just to prove that you should always go with your first choice, haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweaker View Post
    Thanks for posting this vid. This area is fairly close for us and now on my ride list. Admiral I think he had cell coverage on the whole ride. Corona on one side and Orange County, Mission Viejo on the other side of the Santa Ana mountains. Most of these peaks have cell and communication towers on them. These SoCal coastal peaks get very little rain( 8-15”a year) so they are mostly coastal scrub brush. You’ll see trees in the seasonal creek bottoms with a few year round creeks. The vegetation comes back fairly quick but the hazard is mud slides if we get storms with 3-4 inches of rain before it gets going. Kinda hard for those pine trees to survive with frequent fires on the peaks.
    Thanks for watching! For sure. Go check it out when you get a chance!
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