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Bear's new boots

Michael Matola
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We all know Bear is serious about his boots.

But does he follow the latest trends?

http://www.valleymorningstar.com/articles/mexico-92271-matehuala-mutant.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEiMA3QtYWc

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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That is hilarious!


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Frank Silbermann
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I guess the next step is for plastic surgeons to make their feet like that.
Bear Bibeault
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LOL. Yeah, I've seen that video... yikes!

Personally, I prefer rounded toes and sensible flat heels. Those that were at TSSJS in March will likely recognize these boots that I wore most of the time there:



Michael Matola wrote:We all know Bear is serious about his boots.


When one rides a motorcycle, one has to be! After all, if there's a chance you might need to put your feet down onto the pavement at 60mph, do you want to be wearing Birkenstocks?

Here's my idea of sensible footwear:


Frank Silbermann wrote:I guess the next step is for plastic surgeons to make their feet like that.

More likely orthopedic surgeons to fix the damage to their feet!


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Pat Farrell
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So Bear, do you cut off the lower legs of your jeans to fit in the top of your boots?

When I wore boots like those, I just wore flair'd or bellbottom jeans.
Bear Bibeault
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Nope. The boots are custom-fitted and designed to have the jeans tucked into them. I've had one too many yellow-jackets fly up my pants leg.
Kaustubh G Sharma
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These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

Bear reminds me the song....I wanna be a cowboy baby


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fred rosenberger
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Bear Bibeault wrote:I've had one too many yellow-jackets fly up my pants leg.
I would assume that would be "one".


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Bear Bibeault
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fred rosenberger wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:I've had one too many yellow-jackets fly up my pants leg.
I would assume that would be "one".

I wish I could say it had just been one. Some people never learn.

That also doesn't count yellow jackets (which I loathe) flying down my collar, down my back, or into my helmet. Getting a yellow jacket sting, on your ear, while in gnarly traffic, isn't as much fun as it sounds.


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I see that these guys tackle the problem by trying to blend in.



I don't think that the yellow jackets are fooled.
fred rosenberger
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I may be mis-remembering, but aren't there some kinds of bugs that can only sting once, and some that can sting over and over? hopefully these guys are the one-and-done kind, but it would still suck. I once had a honey-bee lodge in my watch band while on my bicycle, and it was less than fun. I can only imagine getting stung on the ear.
Bear Bibeault
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I believe that most wasps are multi-stingers. And yes, the ear sting was definitely one of the more memorable ones!
Saurabh Pillai
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It's the honey bee who can sting only once and die. and the photo that Bear has shared looks like bee.

Edit :- I followed Bear's link and it is wasp not bee.
Bear Bibeault
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Nope, not a honey bee:
Kaustubh G Sharma
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Bear Brother howmuch $$ you invest to get this cool cowboy shoes?
Kaustubh G Sharma
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Bear Bibeault wrote:I see that these guys tackle the problem by trying to blend in.



I don't think that the yellow jackets are fooled.


HEHEHEHEHEHE he looks like a TAXI in that uniform or whatever it is..
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Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:Bear Brother howmuch $$ you invest to get this cool cowboy shoes?

The Stetson cowboy boots were about $120 USD, as I recall.

The redwood kee-high motorcycle boots were custom-made to my measurements, and you do not want to know how much they ran.
Kaustubh G Sharma
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Bear Bibeault wrote:
Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:Bear Brother howmuch $$ you invest to get this cool cowboy shoes?

The Stetson cowboy boots were about $120 USD, as I recall.

The redwood kee-high motorcycle boots were custom-made to my measurements, and you do not want to know how much they ran.


That's a lot of money . It's around my one month home rent.. You do some savings too?
Bear Bibeault
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Around here, that's a small fraction of monthly rent rates.
Kaustubh G Sharma
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oh that's great..wish I'll also have this kind of american salary
Mark Spritzler
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That has to be a made up story. One for "The Daily Show". Those are the ugliest things I have seen, and they can't dance. ;)

Mark


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