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Just went to the largest Cycle Gear in
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3.5 hours from Dallas. Cold start at 34 degrees. I usually don’t take long trips until temps are in 50’s but I wanted to take a good ride.
 

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Just looked it up. Looks like it opened a couple of months after I moved. The past couple of years there I was going to the Panera for coffee right near there all the time.
 

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Did you buy anything? I've only been a few massive stores , similar to this. With so much available, it's hard to leave empty handed.
 

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Did you buy anything? I've only been a few massive stores , similar to this. With so much available, it's hard to leave empty handed.
I went with the intention of buying some riding jeans. After trying on several - they all fit very awkward. I did not know I was unusual but some had weird hip sizes. Tight in some areas and super baggy in others. I will keep looking though. One benefit was not having room to buy anything large because I always eye up more tools. I will say the cheapo Cycle Gear heated grips kicked ***. I have had them on for over a year - but I needed them on this ride.
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Not trying to rain on your parade but I once rode 1,008 miles in just under 16 hours hours and 1,042 miles in just over 16 hours. Now those were long trips! (both were done on my Honda VFR800). I doubt I will ever do something like that again. They're very draining. On the 1,042 mile trip, I almost collapsed when I got off my bike. No joke.

I actually plan on getting some riding jeans, too. I'm kind of leaning towards some Alpinestars Copper V2 riding jeans in black.
 

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The only giant shop I've been in was Iron Pony Motorsports,near Dayton Ohio. Their "shop" was like this. A place where you wouldn't hear, "We don't have that.". The only thing that saved me is I had to fly. Carrying things was difficult.

It would have been the perfect place to get a helmet. I could have tried on a hundred different helmets and found the perfect one. Just wear it on the plane and be extra safe, I guess?
 
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Not trying to rain on your parade but I once rode 1,008 miles in just under 16 hours hours and 1,042 miles in just over 16 hours. Now those were long trips! (both were done on my Honda VFR800). I doubt I will ever do something like that again. They're very draining. On the 1,042 mile trip, I almost collapsed when I got off my bike. No joke.

I actually plan on getting some riding jeans, too. I'm kind of leaning towards some Alpinestars Copper V2 riding jeans in black.
Not rain at all WSB. I have ridden this bike from Georgia to Niagara Falls and back as well as a couple of other longer trips. I was just sharing the Cycle Gear pics for those that had an interest. Those are some long trips - there is an older post that asked for pics and long trip info. If you have pics of those - that would also be a great spot to share. We love seeing others explorations and ride stories. Keep on riding brother...
 
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