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Old 03-27-2009, 12:26 PM   #796
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Maybe not the best, but it sure is a favorite. A 1/4 drive T-bar/ratchet combo.



That is awesome, would love to have one.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:31 PM   #797
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Gaerne Balance Oiled boots

Expensive and worth every cent.

They fit like slippers from day one and are completely waterproof. They're Italian made, have a classic look and offer good protection. I'm comfortable in these things all day long whether riding or walking around.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:55 PM   #798
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Gps

I like garmin but that is not the important point. The point I want to make is that GPS is like magic compared to the days before GPS. I think for adventurers and explorers that there is nothing to compare.

I work on the ocean quite a bit. For us to find a spot on the water 50 miles from shore that is 30feet in diameter is trivial today. 20 years ago and this would have been almost impossible to hit the first time. Truly like a super power.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:31 AM   #799
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hmmm i'd say:
1. aerostich Roadcrafter.
2. Vholdr helmet cam (documents all my adventures)
3. bike lift ( working on the ground is for the bird- er, rodents )
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:16 PM   #800
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Talking

Probably my vfr 750, rode it through Mexico two years ago.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:19 PM   #801
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Cool2 paco pad all the way!!!

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By far the best pad that I've ever slept on under the stars....

http://www.jpwinc.com/index.php?page...s&item_no=4230
I too have the paco pad (silver back) they are industrial strength and awesome!!!!
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:45 PM   #802
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Best piece of a$$, I mean equipment...

Snap-on ratcheting screw driver bought in 1990 for 40$ (a ton of money in any year for a screwdriver) and still works perfectly. We've been thru alot together. ...I love you man!
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:52 PM   #803
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hmmm i'd say:
1. aerostich Roadcrafter.
2. Vholdr helmet cam (documents all my adventures)
3. bike lift ( working on the ground is for the bird- er, rodents )
I was very close to buying the vholdr camera but opted for the AT3K because it was cheaper. Can we see some vid from that cam? Mine are up on youtube/thelama324. I am having trouble finding just the right spot to mount it. It seems like everywhere I try it just vibrates too much. The helmet was no good at all, the handlebar was ok on road but off was crap, the top tripleclamp bolt is better but needs tweeking a bit. Going to WIllow Hill in PA Sunday and will play with it somemore. It seems to me that mounting it to the frame somewhere would be optimal, being the most solid part of the bike. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:33 PM   #804
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Longsleeve fleece shirt and pants, an Iphone, a waterproof minidisc player, a gps, a motorcycle and the following make for a perfect cold weekend getaway.

Fold-Over Fleece Gloves
Convertible gloves for maximum warmth
These convertible gloves will keep your hands warm without sacrificing dexterity. We matched windproof, three-layer poly fleece on the back with an anti-pilling, double-layer poly fleece on the palm to create a convertible glove that keeps your hands warm when you need it, and provides unimpeded access to your fingers when working with small flies or fine leader. Gloves have a trim, comfortable fit. Embossed polyurethane palm for sure grip. Convertible gloves available in black.


Exped Wallcreeper sleeping bag:


I have to lean back to make sure the bag is still on. Holds my tent, sleeping bag and water. It's a personal choice but I like it better than the Jesse Bags I sold for two or three day trips.
Arc'teryx made the Acrux 65 Backpack with 4090cu in of waterproof storage and a low 4lb 3oz (regular size) weight for alpine climbers casting off on massive 4-day-or-more routes. Seam-sealed VaporTight fabric and a roll-top closure make the Acrux 65 backpack completely impermeable to any mountain storm. The lid, dual aluminum frame stays, and molded Binary Hippods are removable for your ultralight summit push. Pre-molded shoulder straps add to this Arc'teryx pack's comfort, but it's the ability to keep your sleeping bag and down jacket dry for five days straight that makes the Acrux a favorite
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:08 PM   #805
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PB Blaster for all those stubborn items
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:42 AM   #806
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+1 blaster

I really like my Alpinestars SMX 5 waterproof boots!
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:00 PM   #807
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I crashed my bike at 50 MPH, I was projected off the bike. I did braje a few bones but considering< i turned out OK. I guess that makes the gear I was riding the best equipment I ever bought:

ARAI helmet Corsair
Aerostich Roadcrafter 1-piece
Held golves
Infinity boots

The best piece of clothing I ever bought is a dry suit for paddling my kayak as soon as the ice melts here in Ontario: A Kokatat. Fantastic built and fit and does the job of saving you a$$ if you fall in the water .
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:38 PM   #808
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I have some good pieces of kit (finally), but the real unsung hero is my lowly pair of Olympia Gel-palm gauntlets. These have been my main gloves for six years of constant use, and barely look worn. They were comfortable right from the start, and have never bled in the rain.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:22 AM   #809
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Another non sequitur, but I bought this knife sharpening kit a few weeks ago:

It's outstanding! I've tried any number of knife sharpening gimmicks, including some of the electric appliances...all junk.

I was going to replace a set of old and dull Chicago Cutlery knives, but thought I'd tried this first. The knives are like new.

Note that it takes a little while to sharpen each knife.
Sounds good.
Name/brand? Cost? Bought from?
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:32 PM   #810
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Sounds good.
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Looks like a Lansky. I love mine. They even make a fishook sharpening stone.

Smoky Mountain Knife works used to have good deals.
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