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Forum: Equipment 05-01-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 95,109
Posted By PoundSand
Yup, no reason to spend more if it works for you....

Yup, no reason to spend more if it works for you. But rain protection and design (venting and modularity) is why I stepped up to something more expensive.
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26,111
Views: 2,151,834
Posted By PoundSand
So if you got jacked by 3 guys with guns in the...

So if you got jacked by 3 guys with guns in the us, you'd get into a shootout? You really think that would be the best way to keep her safe?
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26,111
Views: 2,151,834
Posted By PoundSand
How are you going to protect your woman if you...

How are you going to protect your woman if you get jacked in the us?
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26,111
Views: 2,151,834
Posted By PoundSand
I think having a nice ducati and likely having a...

I think having a nice ducati and likely having a bunch of goodies on their person made them targets.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7,494
Views: 566,050
Posted By PoundSand
My buddy Seth used to live ~4 houses down from...

My buddy Seth used to live ~4 houses down from you... :)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-26-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7,494
Views: 566,050
Posted By PoundSand
Nice day today. :) ...

Nice day today. :)

http://www.atwistedweb.com/images/rowher.jpg
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,228
Posted By PoundSand
why not gas?

why not gas?
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By PoundSand
So not amazing. An average car costs close to...

So not amazing. An average car costs close to $30k these days. A water heater that costs $500 can last 10 - 20 years with no maintenance, and is relatively easy to replace.
Forum: Asia 01-18-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,053
Posted By PoundSand
Damn, wish I had seen this thread earlier. ...

Damn, wish I had seen this thread earlier. Sounds awesome!


Any idea of the headcount for the ride?
Forum: Latin America 01-17-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,982
Posted By PoundSand
Well... To be fair, it sounds like it would be...

Well... To be fair, it sounds like it would be scary while it was happening, but it doesn't sound like you were actually in danger- if they wanted to f' you up, they would have, but they were 'just'...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,615
Posted By PoundSand
i'm sold on genie. the house i bought last year...

i'm sold on genie. the house i bought last year was built in 1984, and has a ~1986 vintage genie. the carriage for the screw drive was stripped out, but i was able to buy a new carriage ($12). ...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,417
Posted By PoundSand
Uhh, user error... That's the Google maps app. ...

Uhh, user error... That's the Google maps app. Download copilot or some other asp that works offline (you can also download Google map data for offline use but it won't calculate routes for you).
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,895
Posted By PoundSand
You have gloves with padded palms?

You have gloves with padded palms?
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By PoundSand
4 months is nothing. full tank, some fuel...

4 months is nothing. full tank, some fuel stabilizer and call it good.

Edit - and if I were feeling motivated, I'd disconnect the battery.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7,494
Views: 566,050
Posted By PoundSand
Ouch, rough first time out! Quick question...

Ouch, rough first time out!

Quick question for the Rowher Flats vets - is it semi obvious how to bet from the staging area to Bouquet Canyon road?
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,329
Posted By PoundSand
Like who?

Like who?
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,329
Posted By PoundSand
I highly doubt that. You think that there are...

I highly doubt that. You think that there are mom and pops in every rei city that let you returned items, with no receipt, years later, because you don't like it anymore (my dumbass ex roommate did...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,329
Posted By PoundSand
I dig rei. Surprisingly, they're...

I dig rei.




Surprisingly, they're staffed with people with a wide variety of interests and opinions. :-) I.e. there are plenty of people,e who work there that have no problem with...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,188
Posted By PoundSand
It's mostly* like buying a helmet - past the...

It's mostly* like buying a helmet - past the basic quality checks, and you're mostly buying better designs, features, and weight, but the cheap stuff is fine for basic functionality.

* there is a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7,494
Views: 566,050
Posted By PoundSand
How are the trails that join up with bouquet?...

How are the trails that join up with bouquet? Noob friendly?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7,494
Views: 566,050
Posted By PoundSand
did the noob ride happen? if not, when? :ear

did the noob ride happen? if not, when? :ear
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,294
Posted By PoundSand
Details. As others have said, the commute as you...

Details. As others have said, the commute as you described is only 20 miles, not 45. 61 min on a bike for this commute seems long to me, but I'm only familiar with the opposite traffic flow in the...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,998
Posted By PoundSand
which, is retarded. :lol3 you want to make...

which, is retarded. :lol3

you want to make sure you can do the repairs on your bike that you might make on the side of the road with your tools (for dirt / adv, tube changes for example), but...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,998
Posted By PoundSand
With apple, the problem isn't being able to...

With apple, the problem isn't being able to afford it or not, but staffing. The article mentioned staffing a new plant in China with thousands of engineers in weeks, something that would have taken...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,998
Posted By PoundSand
Opposite for me at this point. :cool: As...

Opposite for me at this point. :cool:

As some have mentioned here, and googling corroborates, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of difference in accuracy between a cheap and expensive torque...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By PoundSand
Centralia. ...

Centralia.

http://www.damninteresting.com/the-smoldering-ruins-of-centralia/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,954
Posted By PoundSand
really? the (very) little bit of experience I...

really? the (very) little bit of experience I have on snowmobiles was f'in haaarrrrrd. it was in fresh utah powder though...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,736
Posted By PoundSand
Spent a couple months living in the nob hill area...

Spent a couple months living in the nob hill area a few years back (at the renaissance hotel on California). Not a big fan - it's snobby, yet surrounded by shitty neighborhoods. :-) the best part...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 95,109
Posted By PoundSand
Yeah, it's my go to place for athletic wear;...

Yeah, it's my go to place for athletic wear; awesome for the mentioned compression gear (I really like some of the Reebok ones, with mesh panel on the back for better ventilation) and basketball...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 95,109
Posted By PoundSand
This. I have Nike and Reebok compression shirts...

This. I have Nike and Reebok compression shirts and tops from tj maxx that are noticeably better than the starter brand for the same price...
Forum: Canada 05-02-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,354
Posted By PoundSand
sure, some people get wound up. so what? :P

sure, some people get wound up. so what? :P
Forum: Canada 05-02-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,354
Posted By PoundSand
there are a whole lot of people here not from...

there are a whole lot of people here not from here (me included). it really ain't a big deal from a driver's perspective to adapt to.



yeah...



drivers here suck. lane sharing still...
Forum: Canada 05-02-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,354
Posted By PoundSand
what's making you guys think cali is so special? ...

what's making you guys think cali is so special? it's not like the drivers are extra good, pay attention, or have all grown up with it...
Forum: Canada 05-01-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,354
Posted By PoundSand
Eh. It'll be fine. If it works in super f'd...

Eh. It'll be fine. If it works in super f'd uped los angles (talked about 'me first' attitude), it'll be fine just about everywhere.

And i like lane splitting as much as the next guy, but...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By PoundSand
But the installation is seriously simple...

But the installation is seriously simple...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,526
Posted By PoundSand
Yep. We got a generic weld in one for the...

Yep. We got a generic weld in one for the wife's acura rsx for around $300 installed, vs $1200 from the dealer. Has been through 2 emissions tests at cali test only centers with no problems.
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,952
Posted By PoundSand
We gots one of them 4 cylinder tdi diesel...

We gots one of them 4 cylinder tdi diesel thingies. And i still think you're crazy if you think the belt needs replacing at 60k. I think the manual specifies 100k, and that's what we'll do it...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,952
Posted By PoundSand
60k? you're crazy.

60k? you're crazy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,097
Posted By PoundSand
I haven't done it, due to not being sure what to...

I haven't done it, due to not being sure what to do with gear (i don't check bags, ever, if i can help it), but LAX airport parking is free in the central (i.e. closest) parking structure. :clap
...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,546
Posted By PoundSand
https://ting.com/ looks interesting.

https://ting.com/ looks interesting.
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