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The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2011

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2011

I wrote 67 reviews this year. The reviews were mostly based on gadgets, but I did a number of book and music reviews this year. I also reviewed a few services, including Amazon’s cloud-based MP3 service, and the Amazon Kindle Lending Library. I know I am a few days late, but I wanted to mention […]

Lorpen Merino Wool Silk-Lined Ski Socks Review

Lorpen Merino Wool Silk-Lined Ski Socks Review

You might be tempted to save some pennies by buying these Lorpen socks, but you’re better off with a more established brand like SmartWool or Bridgedale.

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Point 6 Trekking Heavyweight Wool Blend Socks from Sierra Trading Post Review

Point 6 Trekking Heavyweight Wool Blend Socks from Sierra Trading Post Review

I love a good pair of socks. I learned the importance of wool (or wool blend) socks the hard way after getting exposure on my foot while motorcycling in the winter. I pretty much wear socks with some amount of wool in them year-round except for when I am working out at home. The challenge […]

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Put ’em up! Men’s sock garters review
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Put ’em up! Men’s sock garters review

Tired of slouching knee socks, I brave uncharted fashion territory and buy some men’s sock garters.

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.

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Still a little damp

Still a little damp

The first half of my ride home from Georgia was great. I was moving along at a good clip, and the sun was bright and shining. That is, until I got to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fayetteville seems to be the tipping point for bad motorcycle weather. On my trip down, my route south of Fayetteville […]

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A little damp

A little damp

The first half of my trip down to Georgia was fantastic. It was cool enough that I wasn’t hot in my Rev’It Cayenne Pro jacket, but not so cold my hands were freezing. It was overcast enough that I didn’t have to squint behind my Native sunglasses, but not so overcast that I had to […]

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SmartWool Retreat sock review: a motorcyclist’s perspective

SmartWool Retreat sock review: a motorcyclist’s perspective

I put three pair of SmartWool light-weight Retreat socks through a sixty mile motorcycle daily commute in the middle of the Virginia summer.

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SmartWool Merino wool snowboard sock review

SmartWool Merino wool snowboard sock review

My struggle with frostbite/exposure from riding last year has been well documented on Gibberish (here, here, and here, chronologically). Despite trying to put together better cold-weather gear, such as better fitting boots, thicker Cool-max socks, and heated hand grips, once bitten, twice shy. I’ve ridden a lot less this season. With my trip to Tybee […]

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