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Forum: Equipment 06-06-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 150,243
Posted By PoundSand
People Socks are 71% merino, and you can usually...

People Socks are 71% merino, and you can usually get 4 pair for ~$25 on amazon.
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 150,243
Posted By PoundSand
I've got a couple of those too - not nearly as...

I've got a couple of those too - not nearly as comfortable. About the same blend as everything else (81/19), but the cut pulls in funky ways (especially the long sleeve) and the lie flat seams don't...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 150,243
Posted By PoundSand
I've seen "dri-duke" compression shirts at...

I've seen "dri-duke" compression shirts at several exchanges for ~$10; I've got a couple of the shirts, and they compare favorably to UA in fit and material (80% poly, 20% spandex).
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29,237
Views: 2,625,344
Posted By PoundSand
I think it's short for "hermanito" (little...

I think it's short for "hermanito" (little brother), so kind of like calling someone "bro."
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 150,243
Posted By PoundSand
Eh. Both my north face bags have finicky zippers...

Eh. Both my north face bags have finicky zippers too, so I wouldn't hold that against the cheapo.
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29,237
Views: 2,625,344
Posted By PoundSand
Late to the discussion, but I use chipless cards...

Late to the discussion, but I use chipless cards all over Japan and Taiwan. Used them in Mexico and Costa Rica too (not all over though, so don't know how widely they're accepted or not). YMMV.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-17-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,139
Posted By PoundSand
I lock my helmet and jacket to the bike. Never...

I lock my helmet and jacket to the bike. Never had a problem (at lax, t5 typically).
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 150,243
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, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29,237
Views: 2,625,344
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, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29,237
Views: 2,625,344
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, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29,237
Views: 2,625,344
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, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 609,782
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, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 609,782
Posted By PoundSand
Nice day today. :) ...

Nice day today. :)

http://www.atwistedweb.com/images/rowher.jpg
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,789
Posted By PoundSand
why not gas?

why not gas?
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,076
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, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,358
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,117
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, 07:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,886
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,463
Posted By PoundSand
You have gloves with padded palms?

You have gloves with padded palms?
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
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, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 609,782
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, 12:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,550
Posted By PoundSand
Like who?

Like who?
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,550
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 07-24-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,550
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, 03:17 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,515
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, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 609,782
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, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 609,782
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, 12:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,528
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, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,377
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, 10:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,377
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, 01:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,377
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, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,510
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, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,017
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, 12:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,433
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 150,243
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, 01:18 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 150,243
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, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,974
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, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,974
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, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,974
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...
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