Archive for August, 2009

Bridgedale knee high ski sock review – from a motorcycle perspective

Bridgedale knee high ski sock review – from a motorcycle perspective

I review knee high merino wool ski socks from Bridgedale and compare them to snowboard midweight socks from SmartWool.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Real Age Virtual Age quiz

Real Age Virtual Age quiz

My buddy Jumbotron sent this to me at work: the Real Age Virtual Age quiz on sonnyradio.com. It’s Flash-based quiz that asks up to 34 questions to determine your “virtual” age and your life expectancy. Your virtual age is how old your body and mind are based on diet, exercise, lifestyle, and family history. Unfortunately […]

Smallworld board game first impressions review

Smallworld board game first impressions review

My initial impressions and review of Smallworld, a board game with rich strategic implications due to over-simplified combat mechanics.

Posted in: games, review
Rosie update

Rosie update

Just a quick update on Rosie, my four year old dog who was diagnosed with epilepsy last month. I took her in last week to have her liver and kidney functions tested. Rosie was fantastic as normal at the vet. She had a 10% increase in body weight (40 pounds, up from 37), which was […]

Posted in: dogs
Racing 905 crash bar engine guard review

Racing 905 crash bar engine guard review

My FJR1300A crash bar purchase from 905 Racing takes forever to get processed, and once the bars do arrive they drag on the highway unexpectedly and unsafely.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
End of an era: I sold Cylon, my Yamaha FZ6

End of an era: I sold Cylon, my Yamaha FZ6

I purchased my first motorcycle, a 2005 Yamaha FZ6, four years ago this October. Aside from a motorcycle safety course and a not-so-much-fun experience as a passenger, I’d never ridden on a motorcycle before. I had researched the FZ6 meticulously and purchased it due to its price-to-performance ratio, dealer support, seating position / ergonomics, and […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Motorcycle safety perception and US road sign quiz

Motorcycle safety perception and US road sign quiz

I ride almost fifty miles round trip on my motorcycle every day for work. As I motor alongside cars, trucks, bikes, pedestrians, and other road trash I often think about putting together a “how to not crash in traffic” series of posts. The problem is filming my trips and then being “lucky” enough to have […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Happy birthday, Rosie!

Happy birthday, Rosie!

Happy birthday to my little quaker — who is four years old today. She has been back to her old self lately; no staring absently at the floor, and certainly no seizures. I am taking her in to see the vet tomorrow and hopefully her kidney and liver functions will be within acceptable ranges. In […]

Posted in: dogs
Zipit Opener electric blister packaging cutting tool review

Zipit Opener electric blister packaging cutting tool review

If you know me at all, you know I buy a lot of stuff. Most of the stuff I buy comes in plastic packaging or cardboard boxes. I make short work out of the boxes with any number of blades, like the Gerber EAB pocket knife or X-Blades razor blade utility knife. However, that damn […]

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Electric kettle shootout: Adagio UtiliTEA vs Upton Tea Imports comparison

Electric kettle shootout: Adagio UtiliTEA vs Upton Tea Imports comparison

I compare the variable heat setting electric tea kettles made by Adagio and Upton Tea Imports. The Adagio UtiliTEA has many design advantages over the Upton, but falls short in actual heating performance.

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