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    Andy:As we all know, Alex is the expert on socks, according to the NYT.

    DEAD.All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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    Image and video hosting by TinyPicAll you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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    This has probably been covered somewhere on this site at some point but looking around for a while turned up nothing. Basically, I can't/won't wear face masks or a scarf on my face to counter the cold wind - it really effects my breathing, and honestly I LIKE the cold air on my face to a certain degree - but the damage to my face from riding in the cold can get pretty rough ... I already have a reddish Irish guy complexion, and after even a short commute in the cold my face is purple and raw for a long time. So do people have advice for any kind of creams or lotions, etc, that act as a wind protector? Something I could just rub on my cheeks before heading out or whatever? Preferably something that won't make me break out like it's prom night.

    For eye protection, in my courier days of winter riding I invested in a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarer frames that I had clear, fog-resistant lens put into. It wasn't cheap, like $120 (these were the golden days of messengering when we were all getting rich, drinking champagne at lunch and vacationing in the Hamptons) but I hate sunglasses and especially hated wearing them or goggles inside so these were something I could just leave on all day and not take off everytime I went to pick up or drop off. Pricey as they were, I still have them 15 years later so they weren't a bad investment. They aren't perfect, my eyes will still water in heavy winds, but they do offer a decent amount of protection and comfort.
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      CommentAuthorseanile
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2013
     
    re the breathing and face covering issue. Buffs are super thin and easy to breathe through, but cover/warm the face quite adequately. no recommendations on the lotion end of things though..somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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    Vasaline yo' face! Or try starting with regular moisturizer and go vaseline as a last resort? They really do work.i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    Freewheel, I recommend getting Gore waterproof socks, never washing them, and ritually rubbing them all over your face before every ride.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    Ruddy faced red head here who turns purple in cold or on one shot of liquor.

    Coconut oil. For real. I keep an extra thing of it in my desk at work.

    Under Armor balaclava. Whatever the tougher sounding one is. Assault, technical, something like that. Made to slip down to the chin, under the chin, or up to the nose, and stay there comfortably.We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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    ^^I laugh.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    joeyfresh:Coconut oil. For real. I keep an extra thing of it in my desk at wor

    I use Wesson.All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    This has probably been posted but I'm too lazy to check at the moment. Anyone ever use those wind/waterproof show covers for clipless shoes? Was thinking of getting a pair for about $25-$30.
    • CommentAuthorJimmyJ
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    i got some of the cheapest....maybe for $5 on ebay a few winters ago.

    they lasted maybe just under 2 winters...had to trim the bottom a bit to get the clip through.

    worked great. enough to take the edge off. best value investment i made probably.
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    ^I was thinking about just grabbing the $5 ones but assumed the would just fall apart. Might just grab those ones now. Thanks.
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      CommentAuthorZevsInSF
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    I always just suffered through it and carried an extra pair of socks when I knew it was gonna be wet.... sometimes I went for plastic bags, but that's cause I only knew about the 30+ dollar ones. There are 5 dollar shoe covers that dont just look like plastic bags?EPIC! Stratton: ^fwiw he did in fact have a map out.... ...while riding.... ...with no hands.... ..on fire*...
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    I hate shoe covers. If you walk more than a few feet they get torn to shit. Plus you slide around like there's not traction. Because there is no traction. You could always wear them inside your shoe, over your normal socks, but then you're in waterproof sock territory and, trust me, you don't want to go there.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
    • CommentAuthorJimmyJ
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    ^yeah, luckily it's door to door for me from home to work. so i never really ruined them.
    they were pretty ripped up after the second winter. still useable.
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    I was planning on just taking them off when I got of the bike for that reason. They seem easy enough to slip on and off.
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    The waterproof covers are OK. Neoprene can fuck the hell off.

    also velcro > zippers. salt will corrode them shits.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    Yea fuck neoprene. Got a face mask made out of it. The most uncomfortable material against skin. But it's really a shame because other than that it worked great, was extremely warm and only $5. Any similar face masks that are made out of a more comfortable material that are cheap?
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    Buy nice or buy twice.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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      CommentAuthorZevsInSF
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     


    this is now your only option. https://www.etsy.com/listing/169205125/charcoal-robin-hood-knight-armor-padded?ref=shop_home_active

    and they have an Iron Man one... unf. needs moar LEDs.EPIC! Stratton: ^fwiw he did in fact have a map out.... ...while riding.... ...with no hands.... ..on fire*...
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    Would buy, if it came with a shield and battle axe.
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    I've been using neoprene face masks for 5+ winters now, and think they're great.
    I also had neoprene shoe covers (for road rides in cold, wet conditions). They were like $12 on ebay and velcroed which, as others said, is better with salt. I thought they worked quite well for keeping my feet warm and dry.

    I've switched to just using waterproof cycling boots for commuting though.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    The mask doesn't irratate your skin at all? For me, it was just the part that covers your neck and can be tucked into your shirt. I might just trim that part off.
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    Mine doesn't cover my neck. I just use cheap motorcycle ones like this.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    chr|s sedition:
    Andy:As we all know, Alex is the expert on socks, according to the NYT.

    DEAD.


    :D NAILED ITMust be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    this is a more expensive option for skin protection, but i used to work at this place and this stuff is seriously the shit. it's SPF 50 too. spot use it or put it on your whole face. it's also good for hands. won't run into your eyes or get all weird. read the reviews (except for that one guy)

    http://www.kiehls.com/Cross-Terrain-UV-Face-Protector-SPF-50/911,default,pd.html?cgid=men-cross-terrain&cm_vc=Search&start=6&q=skiMust be awful, being so fluffy.
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    won't really help with cold, but these are awesome for keeping the Boston wash off yer pants if you don't wanna go full rainpants.
    DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    Alex Drexler was not happy with the sock arrangement
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    ^^As usual, it's a balance of how comfortable you want to be versus how idiotic you want to look.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    WTF THEY LOOK AWESOMEDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2013
     
    ;)Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    dora:this is a more expensive option for skin protection, but i used to work at this place and this stuff is seriously the shit. it's SPF 50 too. spot use it or put it on your whole face. it's also good for hands. won't run into your eyes or get all weird. read the reviews (except for that one guy)

    http://www.kiehls.com/Cross-Terrain-UV-Face-Protector-SPF-50/911,default,pd.html?cgid=men-cross-terrain&cm_vc=Search&start=6&q=ski


    Thanks! That looks like exactly what I'm looking for ... and exactly the type of thing my Mom will gladly buy me for Christmas that I'd put off buying for myself forever, haha. She's already emailed me 3 times "if you don't tell me something soon you'll get nothing and like it!"
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    surprisefries:Haha, I remember going to a show years ago at Great Scott that was in the middle of a blizzard- Mac Lethal, Sims and POS and there were less than 20 people in attendance because of the weather. They (mostly Mac) were making fun of Boston for people getting scared of a little snow, and the show was awesome.


    I am really bummed about Great Scott closing forever.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2020
     
    I heard their landlord won't renew the lease? Idk, doesn't make a lot of sense"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    Yeah as I understand it, it wasn't even a jack up the rent thing- just a nope you can't be here anymore thing. Prob either selling or got an offer from some more upscale business.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2020
     
    So many businesses die because of shitty landlords. I remember the Someday Cafe in Davis (one of my fave places) closed because the landlord refused to renew their lease.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2020
     
    Wow that’s the place that was there before Mr. Crepe. I lived in Boston back then so I didn’t get to Davis very often, but it definitely looks familiar. Yeah that sucks about Great Scott, and I wonder how it will turn out with the Middle East being for sale.
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    They (MidEast) are saying that keeping the club(s) there will be legally part of any sale. We'll see how that goes.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2020
     
    Bfixed fundraiser to buy the Middle East. ;)

    ^^Yeah, the story is that the landlords wanted Mr. Crepe to go in and so refused to renew to Someday. Stupid landlords.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)