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  1. Sugarloaf Mountain is the fifth-highest named point in the U.S. state of Florida. At 312 feet (95 meters) above sea level it is also the highest point on the geographic Florida Peninsula.[1] The mountain is in Lake County, near the town of Clermont. Comparatively, Florida's highest point, Britton Hill, rises to 345 feet (105 m) above sea level in the Florida Panhandle. However, Sugarloaf Mountain is the most prominent point in the entire state.[3] Sugarloaf Mountain (Florida) - Wikipedia
  2. 🖕😉🤣 That was unnecessarily harsh. 😛
  3. "Except Florida. Honestly, I wouldn't particularly mind if I never go to Florida again." Tell me about it... 😂
  4. That leaves everyone east of the Rocky Mountains USA out. 😠
  5. For around town REV'IT! Wind Jacket A simple, yet elegant solution for the heat of summer riding, the... Long trips Firstgear Kilimanjaro Jacket (XL) Looking for a 3 to 4 season waterproof adventure touring jacket? Look no...
  6. FTR A R&G tail tidy for the 2019 GT will fit on the older FJ's. The mounting bracket is EXACTLY the same. I have it on my 2015 FJ-09 and it fits with the hard luggage. I have the Yamaha LED rear turn signals and there is plenty of room. With the OEM pumpkins it will be close but should fit. I have a thread somewhere if you feel like looking for it....
  7. The nose cup will force the exhaled air down and out of the helmet. The only people I've seen use the curtains are snowmobilers. YMMV
  8. Pinlocks help but are not a cure all. A pinlock with a good anti-fog spray on or wipe on helps a lot. Uvex and fogtech make wipes and rainx makes a spray on that helps a lot too. Also a nose cup. Not all helmets come with this feature. Helps tremendously according to my son who lives near Nashville and rides in the cold and wet. https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S477-Fog-Eliminator-Cloths/dp/B003M0BY8C https://www.rei.com/product/825631/fogtech-dx-instant-antifog-cloth-package-of-12 EVS Helmet Breath Deflector
  9. I was just in Murfreesboro. Welcome to the forum
  10. @flyfifer I too have spent quite a bit of time on the trail. 😀 About half the AT, all of the Smokies Mountain National Park, all but a few miles of the Florida Trail and it's side trails, all of the Everglades National Park, (canoe & kayak) most of the "fun" rivers in Florida, and too many side trips to remember. The only reason I bring up the backpacking gear is. I see bikes loaded down with what has to be 200lbs of just in case "stuff". The. I may one day need this crap. That they never use and probably never will. Sort of like the first 50 miles of the AT. You could just outfit yourself on the gear left behind. The Long Way Round and Long Way Down bikes are a perfect example of this. Those bikes weighed at least 1,000 lbs each and probably closer to 1,200lbs. It was a supported trip with a chase team FFS. Everybody's comfort level is different. I get it. 😎 I stay in motels and hotels on the bike, eat at restaurants when traveling by bike. YMMV 😊
  11. I have used the city sidecases with and without the OP's "bags" With full disclosure of the fact that I don't camp off the bike. The "bags" work as advertised. IMO they make it much easier to pack the city sidecases. And I have used separate stuff sacks in the cases. I do not take the sidecases off the bike on a daily basis. And I'm not in them daily. They carry very basic maintenance items. Chain maintenance, a couple of tools for a very basic repair. A very tiny jump starter. Some extra cold/hot weather gear. (trip dependent) I live out of a dry bag across the passenger seat. And the tank and tail bag. I rinse out my base layer every night and will wear it over a couple to several days depending on conditions I live in the USA and very many hotels and motels have guest laundry facilities. My trips are documented in ride reports. And I have spent 2+weeks on the road. For the campers. Look at really good backpacking gear. You should really take a good long look at what you are bringing and why. YMMV
  12. Late start and an easy ride yesterday. Time to do the touristy thing. Rode down to the Jack Daniels distillery. Did the "Angel's share" tour. Really enjoyed it.
  13. The person working on it "found" one to put on it. And that is all that will be said about that. 🤐