Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lunchtime Errands

Scarlett, my 2014 URAL Patrol Sidecar Rig and I took advantage of a gorgeous day here in the Metro Denver area.  Though the snow remains still covering grassy areas, the roads were just mostly wet to dry due to the bright sunshine we got today.

More snow forecast for the next couple of days so we headed out during the lunch hour to run some errands.

As I reached the junction of Orchard and Parker Road, I stopped for a few minutes to get these shots of Mount Evans from the southern end of Cherry Creek Park.




After dropping off the paperwork for the tax accountant, we rode over to the parking across the street from the entrance to Westlands Park in the Denver Tech Center:


Next, it was a ride over to PerformanceCycles where the replacement summer boots I had ordered after the gas-soaking incident were ready for me to pickup.  They were reported by reviewers to run small so I wanted to make sure my feet fit even though I'd ordered one size up from normal.

Fox Racing Comp 5 Shorty Boots
image source: google

They're classified as ATV Boots, short version of the full-up MX boots used by dirt bike riders.

The boots fit fine, I even wore them out of the store and homewards, no issues to report in terms of shifting gears.  I did feel some pressure from the inboard support cushion that had been reported by reviewers but it should go away after a few more hours of wearing the boots.

No zippers to have fail later on, just buckles and one small patch of Velcro at the top of the boots.

It was 44°F (6°C) on the way home, not exactly hot but not warm either and I was just starting to feel vague tendrils of cold inside the new boots as I approached home.    This is good, I don't want them to be cold-weather boots!




10 comments:

Richard M said...

Nice boots. I still need to look for a pair...

Steve Williams said...

I just posted something about how you and Richard Machida brave plunging winter temperatures and horrendous weather and then I come here to find you riding in sunny 44F weather and talking about summer riding boots. You know it's hard to build your hard as steel image when you post these kind of things...

Love those Colorado blue skies!

tpinco said...

That must have been you going west on Arapahoe road today around noon. I have the same shorty boots, I use them mostly when I ride my DR650, they are nice but the velcro comes undone when you kneel down sometimes. I might have to get my Ural out and play in the snow!

VStar Lady said...

Any temperatures above freezing, I'm totally envious (even if I have no intent of riding - I just want to walk outside without freezing my cheeks off!)

Charlie6 said...

Thanks RichardM

Charlie6 said...

Steve, it's just a brief spell of warmth in between snow storms....I almost broke a sweat it was so warm! :)

Charlie6 said...

Tpinco, have we met? If not, you should join us on the CZAR FB page! Yeah the Velcro patch isn't much.

Charlie6 said...

VStar Lady, 44f and bright sunshine made me remove layers! To RichardM it would have felt like an oven!

Thomas Osburn said...

Nice day to get out. Love the photos. Later you will have to let us know more about the boots. I have a pair of Icon's that look similar, but they are almost done & I will need replacement in a few months.

Charlie6 said...

Thomas Osburn, thanks, will do a review of the boots after a few weeks/months of steady usage.