Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missouri, south of Kansas City
Just bought a pair of Forma adventure boots. I did not like the boots I had and saw these advertised in ADVmoto magazine. I liked the look but I like the comfort even better. I got to give them their first real test ride this morning. I wanted to see if I was going to have to move my shifter a little to accommodate the larger toe area. I was just on my way to Lowes to pick up some nuts and bolts when I saw this dirt tractor path leading off between some tobacco fields. And of course I thought oooo lets give them a real test. About a 1/2 mile in it got sandy and I did alright till I decided to turn around and picked a poor spot to do it. I got turned but then I was trying to take off and it was a very soft spot so the front end is squirreling all over the place and finally plows under and I dump my 2012 wee adventure over on its right side. No big deal but I was kicking legs all over the place trying to stay upright and got my right foot stuck under the hard bag. I was glad to have some decent foot protection on. I'm sure I would have chewed my ankle up some without it. I had a heck of a time getting my foot unstuck and my right knee gave a nasty pop in the process.
Got to lowes ok and home. Put some ice on my knee and hoping I am not getting too old for this kind of stuff.
I also wondered what everybody else does when you dump your bike over on the right side. I can't figure a way to get on from the right side. I had to stand it up and start it then walk beside it till I could get to firmer ground. Reach over and put the kickstand down then walk around and get on the left side. Is there a better way?
I'm glad you're okay...
So how do you like the boots?
2012 DL650-ADV (Black), 2013 DL650-EXP (White), 2013 Honda CRF250L, 2008 Yamaha TW200
IBA #55242, SS1000 x2, BB1500, SS2000, 50CC, National Parks Tour x5 w/ Silver & Gold, 4 Corners & Alaska, 48 plus one, Great Lakes.
Ad-ven-ture: 1. an undertaking involving risk, unforeseeable danger, or unexpected excitement. 2. an exciting or remarkable experience. Trav-ell-er: 1. one who seeks to experience their world. 2. one who seeks to be immersed in other cultures.