thanks, guys. that dirt is from just northwest of dfw, and it is FINE. it's funny how people from other parts see pix like these and say my colors are all jacked up, but that really is what the dirt looks like. they don't call it "the red river valley" for nothing!
thanks, guys! river valley is pretty cool, and it's close (boyd).
as for the scott boots, i wore them myself for a full moto, and they're pretty cool, too. there's no doubt that they require some adjustment, but once you get there, your feet feel invincible. it took me several laps to get the overall feel of them, and a couple more to find my rear brake pedal again, but after than, no issues. i'd definitely recommend them to anyone who wants max protection!