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Forum: The Garage 11-07-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,589
Posted By ManiZ
Garage containment mat on a budget; ideas?

I need 2 containment mats for my garage, one per car, to contain snow-melt, rocks etc. the tires will be tracking in. This kind on Amazon...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By ManiZ
Ah, that brought back from memories, especially...

Ah, that brought back from memories, especially of Superior. Thank you sharing.
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,274
Posted By ManiZ
My thought exactly. Keep a simple one line window...

My thought exactly. Keep a simple one line window asking for the email address to automatically send the price of whatever item someone happens to be looking at. Would keep it hassle-free for both...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,630
Posted By ManiZ
The news story says he was headed to work.

The news story says he was headed to work.
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,640
Posted By ManiZ
Thanks for your input and for going on the trip!...

Thanks for your input and for going on the trip! As a Pakistani American, I should shed some light on the attitude towards women. The negative press focuses on a very small segment of the rural...
Forum: Face plant 07-28-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,926
Posted By ManiZ
This has to be my favorite FP story. Thank you...

This has to be my favorite FP story. Thank you for resurrecting the thread; I hadn't read it before. You gained wonderful perspective at a (thankfully) minimal physical cost and shared it with us so...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,640
Posted By ManiZ
Moin thanks for the PM; amazing RR! The scenery...

Moin thanks for the PM; amazing RR! The scenery is gorgeous. I am a Pakistani American who has only seen the places you are currently riding through in pictures; such shame.

Excellent idea to...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,035
Posted By ManiZ
Pretty cool :clap

Pretty cool :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,662
Posted By ManiZ
I look forward to reading you updates. Looks like...

I look forward to reading you updates. Looks like you're having a ton of fun!

But why do all your pics look like they were taken with the beta version of some first-gen digital camera...or an old...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,365
Posted By ManiZ
Good for you. You did what was right for you and...

Good for you. You did what was right for you and the wife. As someone already said, Alaska will be there when you're ready; perhaps even with the mrs. along.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By ManiZ
That is a phenomenal job right there. Well done!

That is a phenomenal job right there. Well done!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,475
Posted By ManiZ
Wanted to add one more thing. After my last lane...

Wanted to add one more thing. After my last lane departure incident, I wrote to James Davis (who runs msgroup.org) and asked for advice. He replied quickly with a detailed response but one line...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 21,735
Posted By ManiZ
Hmm...where is the "I hate all cops" crowd today?...

Hmm...where is the "I hate all cops" crowd today?

Hats off to the off-duty cop; he likely saved other people's lives from this douche. Even better to hear the couple escaped with their lives.

I...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,462
Posted By ManiZ
Is that blood on the top end of the speedometer...

Is that blood on the top end of the speedometer needle?

Great to hear you escaped relatively unscathed. Any crash you can walk away from is a fine one. You learned several lessons that will now...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-02-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 814,226
Posted By ManiZ
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/7881/jkrv.jpg

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/7881/jkrv.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 749,951
Posted By ManiZ
HAHAHA! That is absolutely epic. I think I will...

HAHAHA! That is absolutely epic. I think I will laugh about this one for weeks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,475
Posted By ManiZ
I stopped caring about speed after my 3rd (yes,...

I stopped caring about speed after my 3rd (yes, THIRD) "lane-departure excursion" in the canyons. Against the odds, all 3 were uneventful for me and the bike. The last was a year and a half ago....
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,257
Posted By ManiZ
Holy shit that sucks. More so because I have...

Holy shit that sucks. More so because I have Bridgestones on my bike too. No issues yet with below-freezing temps and I bet hardly anyone has experienced this, but it is bad regardless. Their...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,450
Posted By ManiZ
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,495
Posted By ManiZ
I really don't think you should buy boots. Some...

I really don't think you should buy boots. Some heads are impossible to get logic into, not matter how well-reasoned it may be or how often it may be repeated.

Experience is the comb life gives us...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By ManiZ
The problem with the toes is that they are the...

The problem with the toes is that they are the smallest extremities we have, smaller than our fingers. So they have a high propensity for getting cold as it is. Plus they sit right behind the boot's...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By ManiZ
There is a very simple reason for using the dual...

There is a very simple reason for using the dual controller; you need to be able to control your core temp separately from the extremities. A warm core keeps the extremities warm through blood...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-03-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6,999
Views: 2,345,133
Posted By ManiZ
This is NOT a sign I came across in person. I saw...

This is NOT a sign I came across in person. I saw it on Sjaak Lucassen's site from his around-the-world tour. Great sign!

http://www.sjaaklucassen.nl/images/stories/R1-Intro/8.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 1,840,897
Posted By ManiZ
Thank you, I needed to hear that. I have thought...

Thank you, I needed to hear that. I have thought about Clayton's story frequently since finding about it yesterday; even woke up in the middle of the night with my thoughts in a turmoil. I had taken...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 1,840,897
Posted By ManiZ
Oh my God. Just found this thread and read the...

Oh my God. Just found this thread and read the end of Clayton's book. Oh my God. May be I shouldn't have; will be impossible to ride with a clear head in the near future. My thoughts are with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 749,951
Posted By ManiZ
LOL! I got pwned with the fake locales. Suits me...

LOL! I got pwned with the fake locales. Suits me well! :rofl

Good to see the nuclear waste got properly disposed off, at least!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 749,951
Posted By ManiZ
No, not quite. Urban riding was Portland but...

No, not quite. Urban riding was Portland but unless Icon is lying for some unexplained reason, here are the locations listed on the intro frame for each of the "sections":


Rain Forest: Pantalian...
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 160,361
Posted By ManiZ
Got mine last Friday, installed them Sunday night...

Got mine last Friday, installed them Sunday night w/ Skene IQ-170 controller but haven't been able to ride since then. Will take pics and post them this weekend. Really pleased with the brightness...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By ManiZ
I think there may be a case of mistaken identity...

I think there may be a case of mistaken identity going on here because some of the comments just don't make sense.

There are two similar-sounding companies. Both are called Draggin Jeans but have...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By ManiZ
Have had my Draggin Drayko Drift for over a year...

Have had my Draggin Drayko Drift for over a year and love them. But you have to bear in mind that with the amount of Kevlar/Dyneema coverage, these jeans are pretty warm in the reinforced areas. On...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,763
Posted By ManiZ
I tried Spencer and the experiment failed...

I tried Spencer and the experiment failed miserably. I don't ride much and only put on about 5000 miles on the modified seat in 14 months. The seat started out great but became excruciatingly painful...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,811
Posted By ManiZ
Olympia Viper jacket works well for this temp...

Olympia Viper jacket works well for this temp range. You will need a good thermal base layer like the Schampa warmskin (a thick fleece works too). Then zip in the jacket's included quilted and...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,239
Posted By ManiZ
Good to know. How visible is the LED in direct...

Good to know. How visible is the LED in direct sunlight? On my bike, the only direction it could face is straight up at the sun. I don't have a spot to install one of the bar type LED volt meters or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 749,951
Posted By ManiZ
Low speed knee-dragging bike control skills ...

Low speed knee-dragging bike control skills

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Forum: Vendors 09-12-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4,163
Views: 890,510
Posted By ManiZ
Any pics of the 30s taken in bright daylight from...

Any pics of the 30s taken in bright daylight from a far distance, aimed a few degrees away from the camera? It would be the view of an oncoming driver, basically.

I am torn between 30s and 44s....
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 115,197
Posted By ManiZ
Wow. $1.50/sqft for that polished floor? That's...

Wow. $1.50/sqft for that polished floor? That's awesome. I have been looking around for quotes and they were all in the $3.75 to $4.25 range here in Denver. Heck, they want $1.75/sqft just to scuff...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By ManiZ
walkingbear, I have been peeping at your man...

walkingbear, I have been peeping at your man castle build thread off and on for the past several months. That is one impressive structure you have created thus far! Mine will be several degrees more...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By ManiZ
HapHazard, thank you very much for your detailed...

HapHazard, thank you very much for your detailed and excellent input. To answer your questions, yes, the garage is used as both parking area for two cars + my bike as well as a work space for basic...
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By ManiZ
Garage plan; need advice

I have some questions about my garage and am a newbie at all this so I need some advice. Here are the details:

- Home is new construction; completed early August of last year.
- 3 car attached...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 320,309
Posted By ManiZ
To maximize space utilization while minimizing...

To maximize space utilization while minimizing damage to car doors, garage walls, floor-standing cabinets etc. buy some cheap swimming pool noodles, slice them lengthwise with carving knife or sharp...
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