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Stupid fat feet

#1 Unread post by roscowgo » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:35 pm

So who here has ginormous feets that get in the way of your riding?

13EEE here. And the stupid things hang over the edge of my floorboards. After managing to drag one foot underneath the right side board, I'm kinda overly conscious of it.

I'm glad I'm not my cousin Adam. He wears like a size 19 or some ridiculous thing. :lol:


Also, how the hell yall been?

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Re: Stupid fat feet

#2 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:29 pm

Where've you been buddy!
I don't have EEE, but I wear depending on the manufacturer anywhere from a 13E to a 14E. So yeah I understand... It really sucks trying to get on a sportbike when you're wearing your steel-toed workboots!
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Re: Stupid fat feet

#3 Unread post by roscowgo » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:00 pm

oh just going back and forth in the world and up and down in it.
:twisted:

insane work schedule, lots of school.

im smack in the middle of a ground up network rebuild, even down to the cabling, as well as a transition to a brand new records/emr/hr/financial system. basically anything that can change ... is.
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add thatto a full time computer science degree....yeeeesh

the heels and outside edge of all my shoes are worn smooth 8) . riding is about the only thing keeping me sane.

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#4 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:22 pm

Jeez man, all of that combined? Are you sure you're sane? Even with the motorcycle??? lol
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Re: Stupid fat feet

#5 Unread post by roscowgo » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:16 am

Well, I wouldn't wanna mosey upstairs and talk to one of the psychologists. Let's just put it that way.


Few weeks ago IT was having a NIGHTMARE day, and it just happened to be a really intense thunderstorm outside. One of the commitment folks wandered in, like he does every so often, to shoot the "poo poo". Asked how I was doing. I told him I was thinking about going outside to hug the flagpole and wait for the flash. Butthead laughed at me :lol:


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1. cabling with cat6 for 4 counties
2. all new network gear(routers, gigabit switches etc)
3. all new domain controllers(upgrade from 2k server to 2008)
4. new firewall gadjet & VPN. (asa series from cisco)
5. Migrating from using a hosted pop3 email service to exchange.
6. migrating outside webpage from current provider and re-designing that.
7. Learning sharepoint for company wide intranet.
8. trying to get a decent salesman to sell us a metro ethernet contract for our wan stuff to the other 3 counties
9. trying to get a different salesman to give us a quote on video conferencing stuff(desktop to desktop in remote counties)
10. ditching the records system, and medical records system, and hr/financial system we've had for 20 years for something brand new.
11. 4 year bachelors in computer science.(usually about 30 hours of programming homework per week, per programming class)



Yee. Freaking. Haw. :shock: And of course taking care of the normal day to day, I can't print, I can't send email etc things.

And my feet are too fat to sit on the boards. :laughing:

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Re: Stupid fat feet

#6 Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:58 pm

roscowgo wrote:7. Learning sharepoint for company wide intranet.
You can't learn sharepoint, you can only experience it. Immerse yourself and wallow in it's microsoft-ish wonderfulness.... :puke:

(not a microsoft fan)


I have triple E feet too, but am not a cruiser rider. No cruiser, no floorboards; no floorboards, no problem. If I get a sport-tourer cranked over far enough to drag pegs...... I've got bigger problems than my feet!!
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#7 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:30 am

jstark47 wrote:You can't learn sharepoint, you can only experience it. Immerse yourself and wallow in it's microsoft-ish wonderfulness.... :puke:
Lmao there's a video out there about Macs and how you don't "use" them, you're just there sharing the Mac experience, and if you so happen to do something useful while you're at it, so much the better!
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Re: Stupid fat feet

#8 Unread post by roscowgo » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:41 am

hehe. i actually like sdharepoint so far. or at least the ....concept. what im not getting at all is sql server + spoint+activedirectory. /shudder


edit. and i drug my foot off of the board in the parking lot yet again yesterday. thats quite uncomfortable. luckily if im over far enough for that to happen the frame won't let my foot go under the bike.

if i wear the uncomfortable alpinestars they slide. the comfy work books actually have grip and snatch the blacktop.

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Re: Stupid fat feet

#9 Unread post by sunshine229 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:41 am

Welcome back! :wave:

Your work stories are so very interesting, they are overbearing on the actual subject of the topic. :lol:

I have big feet for a woman so that deters me from buying awesomely sexy shoes that are on sale (they never fit) but thankfully I don't have any problems with fitting my feet on a motorcycle. :mrgreen:

As for work, I see that you are almost as busy as I am... :lol: Or at least you are just as busy, which sometimes makes me feel better knowing there are other people out there that have to work as much as I do. :wacko:
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Re: Stupid fat feet

#10 Unread post by roscowgo » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:24 am

sunshine229 wrote:Welcome back! :wave:

Your work stories are so very interesting, they are overbearing on the actual subject of the topic. :lol:

I have big feet for a woman so that deters me from buying awesomely sexy shoes that are on sale (they never fit) but thankfully I don't have any problems with fitting my feet on a motorcycle. :mrgreen:

As for work, I see that you are almost as busy as I am... :lol: Or at least you are just as busy, which sometimes makes me feel better knowing there are other people out there that have to work as much as I do. :wacko:

Work stinks. I'm trying to transition to being a fulltime layabout, but the redneck retirement fund isn't cooperating with me at all.


Maybe if I rode around with my feet on the pair valve and the air cleaner I wouldn't have these problems. :laughing:

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#11 Unread post by roscowgo » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:09 am

I do have a little aside to wrider though. My tires are about shot. I've got a 404 on the rear and a mt66 on the front. They both seem to do just fine handling wise. I'm even out to the edge of the 66. The 404 has like an inch of tread that never gets touched. Even on WV roads. My feet and then boards start Scrrrrrrrrrriching a long way before the edge.

What tire do you recommend for the c50? Should I look for something narrower?

The venom in the stock 170/80-15 should fit, I haven't tried avons before.

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#12 Unread post by Wrider » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:25 am

Avons have a pretty good reputation for cruisers, and honestly any tire will hold grip long past floorboard scraping. I would suggest (like I always do) to get front and back the same because the profiles are designed to work in partnership.
Haven't checked out cruiser specific tires in a while... I'm gonna go do that now... lol
Oh and the 404s work great as well, I've seen them on many bikes and people swear by them. I just prefer radial tires over bias for the extra performance and safety (IMO) they offer.
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#13 Unread post by roscowgo » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:14 am

Yeah the current 404 on there has done absolutely fine. The MT66 up front showed up slick as snot though. I locked up the front twice within the first mile. :shock: I don't go fast most of the time. Just aint that much into haulin "O Ring" generally.

I think I've got 7-8k on the 404, and probably 5-6 on the front. Ooooooodles of tread left past center. I just don't feel comfy getting to it when I start dragging stuff.

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#14 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:56 am

Yeah I'd go ahead and replace both if you don't like the front anyway! I've heard love it or hate it reviews on the MT66s. Most like it, but then there are the others who claim they're slicker than snot. I say to heck with it and get yourself both new 404s or some Venoms (with white wall of course).
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Re: Stupid fat feet

#15 Unread post by roscowgo » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:38 am

They were slick when I got them way back when. Just an extra dose of the slick new tire syndrome. They've performed well after being scrubbed in.

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