7 Things I Couldn't Live Without

Nov 16, 2014 at 1:31
by Matt Wragg  

7 THINGS

ESSENTIALS FOR A SEASON ON THE ROAD

I COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT



Following a season of racing, it's not just your cameras, lenses and computer you rely on. To get your shots you need to travel to the races, get to your spots when you get there, stay warm and dry on the mountainside, try and look after your health so you're in good condition to work and attempt keep your kit working for the entire season as you bounce from job to job. So while it's always the camera bag that is checked first when you leave, you come to rely on certain other things almost as much. These are the seven things I don't head to the races without.

7 Things I Couldn t Live Without

1. The waterproof: If you're going to stand on a mountainside for eight hours a day then you need to be prepared for the weather, and the most important thing is always the waterproof. When I have reviewed waterproofs for Pinkbike over the years, I remember seeing outrage at jackets costing more than $100. Yet if your first concern in picking a waterproof is price, chances are you don't rely on one. After you've been caught out and found yourself hunched trackside, shivering violently from the ice cold water that has soaked through the seams of your jacket, wishing your riders would hurry up and go past so you can get off the hill to stop your core temperature dropping any further, suddenly a jacket that will reliably keep you dry starts to look like very good value, regardless of the pricetag... Most mountain bike-specific jackets aren't designed to cope with those kind of conditions, so you have to look to mountain sports - I chose this Norrona Bitihorn. It's a 3-layer Gore-tex construction so stays dry and windproof all day, it's light, folds down to virtually nothing and it's blue. It's the first thing I pack when I get ready to leave home.

7 Things I Couldn t Live Without

2. Shimano MW81 shoes: When you're travelling with heavy things like cameras, computers and bikes your luggage allowances disappear alarmingly quickly. So the idea of taking several pairs of shoes is a non-starter. If you're going to jump on a plane to the other side of the world to go and work in whatever weather conditions nature's sense of humour decides to throw at you, then that one pair better be good for everything. Unlike most other race series, for the Enduro World Series you need to ride to get to your spots, but there's still a lot of time on your feet - for this the Shimano MW81s are perfect. They are forgiving enough to hike, run and scramble to wherever you need to get to, they work well on the bike, they last well and, maybe most importantly of all, the body is made from Gore-tex, so they're about as waterproof a shoe as you'll find.

7 Things I Couldn t Live Without

3. Park Tool IB-12: When you're working on the bike then you don't want to add any unnecessary weight to your camera pack. Yet it's never a great idea to ride without any tools on you - the IB-12 is a great compromise. It has just enough tools to deal with most regular problems you're likely to suffer from, but is small and very, very light - in other words perfect for stashing in your camera pack.

7 Things I Couldn t Live Without

4. A good knife: Living in a city you get used to only psychos and teenage wannabe-gangsters carrying knives. Yet once you start living and working out in the mountains you quickly realise that a decent knife is one of the most constantly useful things you can have on you. Whether you need to prune the vegetation for a shot, prize open the jammed brake pads on the rental bike you're using that weekend or skewer a slab of beef from a Chilean barbeque, then it's one tool it's hard to be without.

7 Things I Couldn t Live Without

5. Berocca: When you're 21 you can survive on grease, alcohol and cheap cigarettes. Sadly, as you get a bit older things start to get a bit more complicated and running across continents takes its toll on your body and health. On the road it's hard to keep control of your diet too, so a good hit of vitamin C in the morning makes a world of difference to warding off the niggling colds and viruses that can drag you down and sap your energy. My personal, unscientific theory is that it's good to take them when you get off a plane, as that's when your body is most run down and you're most susceptible to picking up illnesses.

7 Things I Couldn t Live Without

6. Melatonin: I need to thank Matt Delorme for putting me onto this one. Jetlag is a bitch. There's nothing worse than sitting there in your hotel room, wide awake at 4am knowing you're going to spend the next day feeling like shit from lack of sleep. Melatonin helps set your body's rhythms - simply pop one before bed, go to bed with the curtains open and let the sunlight wake you naturally to reset your body clock. It's not perfect, but it certainly makes jetlag a lot easier to deal with. If you're reading this in Europe you might need to order yours from the States, as they don't seem to be easily available on this side of the Atlantic.

7 Things I Couldn t Live Without

7. Eclipse fluid and sensor swabs: Spending a summer on the road means there isn't time to send your kit off for service and working trackside means that your kit inevitably becomes filled with dust, dirt and pollen. So having the ability to clean your own sensor not only saves you money and stress, but also time stuck cloning out those ugly dark spots from the sky. in processing It's a bit of a delicate process, but once you get over the initial fear of touching a 1,000 Euro sensor, then it becomes a quick, easy job. One note - this isn't something you can scrimp on - you have to buy sensor-specific swabs made of the right material and only eclipse fluid leaves no residue on the sensor. I found this out the hard way a couple of years ago, using a lens cleaning solution on the sensor left smears all over the sensor, which resulted in a panicked trip to the nearest pro shop some 50km to remove the smears before the action started...



Article: Matt Wragg


Mentions: @shimano



135 Comments

  • 150 7
 Wheres the beer?!
  • 42 1
 I've been holding it since you told me to!
  • 14 2
 These are all things packed in a duffel bag. Beer is purchased locally.
  • 10 1
 yeah! you going somewhere to meet new culture etc. - start from local brewery, no question for that
  • 3 0
 Drank it, all gone. Burp!
  • 15 6
 Would you be disappointed to know that I don't really drink beer? And when I'm travelling/working I don't drink much at all?
  • 23 2
 Yes, yes I would be...
  • 3 1
 holy...
  • 1 0
 ...very
  • 3 0
 Where's the doobage? Sheeeeit I'll take that over melatonin...
  • 122 5
 No flesh light?
  • 22 2
 Did you get into my travel bag? I mean thats not mine.
  • 42 2
 That's not my bag, baby.
  • 24 2
 There's also a book here titled "flesh light's and me (this sort of thing is my bag baby)" by @feds.
  • 3 1
 This one's brilliant, sire !
  • 3 1
 Lmao @ Zimmer good one
  • 3 4
 WTF is that?
  • 16 2
 Portable puss
  • 2 4
 Wut?
  • 7 1
 its time for google
  • 10 0
 I googled an image of a cat in a pet carrier.
  • 3 0
 "double facepalm" The flesh light is a portable masturbation toy for men. I think you are the only one who didnt get that hehe Smile
  • 2 0
 I didn't get it either. Never heard of the flesh light.
  • 4 0
 Don't worry fellas, if you haven't heard of it, that's probably a good thing!
  • 2 0
 Perhaps, but the best thing about this is someone actually googled it, and maybe even at work. Love the cat in a pet carrier analogy btw.
  • 3 0
 Well, yes, Google did explain that. But the first image hit for "portable puss" is indeed a cat in a pet carrier.

No, I have had no idea what that thing was. My fist worked just fine for that purpose. Well, learned something new.
  • 56 0
 *Aussie*Call that a knife?! THIS is a knife!*Aussie*
  • 80 1
 That's not a knife, that's a spoon....ah...you've played knifey spoony before then
  • 1 1
 Simpons references for the win
  • 1 0
 That's a kidney slicer. So if you have the thought of trading it.
  • 1 0
 Just saw that dundee clip recently haha. And I'm glad someone else realizes knives are useful as a tool, not just a weapon, i always carry one. Always, but not school because people assume you're a murderer. Thankfully not everyone is retarded tho
  • 22 0
 I thought Clif Bars were mandatory
  • 3 0
 Right? They should be the eighth item.
  • 7 6
 the only thing mandatory is beer. that is all.
  • 12 0
 I've been having sleeping issues as well and Melatonin hasn't been working at all. Perhaps I need a larger tablet size or maybe I should just embrace the night and become Batman.
  • 1 0
 I've found I gain a tolerance to it myself.. I've gone up to 300+ mg at times, and still suffered from insomnia.
  • 2 0
 Melatonin actually works better in smaller doses but you must get into a darkened room ready to sleep straight away after taking it.
  • 4 0
 If I can't sleep, I'll do a thousand burpees and I'm usually out like a light.
  • 1 0
 Just take the whole bottle?
  • 3 0
 Is it possible to OD on Melatonin? lol
There's no deeper sleep than death apparently.
  • 1 0
 You cant become Batman because I'M BATMAN!
  • 13 5
 Yeah not to be a snob, but when discussing $8000 and above bikes on a regular basis, you can't classify a cheap Tactix as a "quality" knife. Also, Endura makes some legit waterproof coats that are bike specific.
  • 39 1
 Yeah but they're not enduro specific
  • 7 2
 Nice one fabdemaere. That joke is so old, but it must be your comedic timing which made me a chuckle.
  • 1 2
 but would you want to bring you're 500 dollar knife along when you're only cutting rope and knackering it up doing things a knife really shouldn't be doing? i'd be fine with a 50-100 dollar knife.
  • 3 0
 Doesn't have to be $500 to be good quality. I ride with a Benchmade Griptilian, 440c blade, best locking mech. ever, and a gripy handle, $120ish retail, you can usually get them for far less.
  • 2 1
 Its definitely not all about the cost or the brand name. Hunting types seem to get transfixed about their knife saying "Gucci" on the blade, or whatever their equivalent is. Christian D'ior maybe.

Look at the whitewater kayaking world, Nearly everyone uses the same $20 folding knife, which they literally rely on with their life. It's solid, sharp, and will get through a throw line in two cuts, or glide through a spraydeck.
  • 3 0
 you don't even have to spend $120 for a decent knife, around $50 will get you a spyderco tenacious, which is the go to for a cheap durable carry knife.
  • 2 0
 i have some CRKT's for show, an a S.O.G. for my normal use, a bowie knife my uncle gave me, a cheap dive knife, and a S&W M&P switch. they're all under 80 dollars, i was just saying cheap knives have their place.
  • 2 0
 L0rdTom has it right. Knife geeks can be some of the worst brand whores around. A $40 SOG Seal Pup can do everything from shaving hairs to batoning firewood. Keep a sharpener in the case (and a real sharpening stone at home) and it'll be good to go forever. It's light, sharp, ergonomic, and cheap enough that if I leave it in my carry-on or my buddy leaves it at a campsite I won't lose too much sleep. Same for my "cheap" folders. It they work, they're quality knives. Chances are you'll lose them long before they break anyway.
  • 5 0
 I would recommend one alternative excellent to the multi-tool you listed: With all the torx bolts stock on many components nowadays, a simple allen wrench multi-tool often doesn't cut it anymore. For trail-side service on almost all manner of problems in an incredibly compact format check out the crank brothers MC19 (or MC17 if you really want to shave a few grams.

www.crankbrothers.com/product/view/149

The addition of the chain tool/spoke wrench combo is one that I've used to get me out of a pinch more times than I can remember!
  • 5 0
 *Ahem....excellent alternative : P
  • 4 0
 Everytime I crash and my brake rotates around the handlebars, I bust out my allen keys, look at the brake clamp and remember its a torx bolt and then I usually explode of anger and rage.

Torx bolts were initially created to be tamper-resistant so who the f*cking f*ck at sram thought it was a good idea to put tamper resistant screws on a part you're likely to need to adjust on the trail???
  • 2 1
 Torx were not meant to be tamper resistant, but have smaller head with greater torque ratio, easier screwdriver retention (for automated screwing).
  • 1 0
 Look at the torx wiki page, I read it a while ago and it said it was designed for being temper-resistant at first but now that the star keys went mainstream it is no longer the case. The easier retention prevents a cam out better but even then, screws that cam out easier like the philips would probably make more sense for mounting levers to bars as you don't want to overtorque dem carbon bars. Seeing how many allen bolts are on bikes, if cam outs were a major issue, I think we'd know. Speaking of cam outs, the reason I dislike torx is that I don't carry torx keys on the trails, so I usually use a slightly smaller allen key, which makes it more prone to cam outs, which negates the intended benefit. Oh and as far as I know, manufacturers don't use automated screwing to set up components. The weight saving is insignificant, especially if you consider you now have to carry extra star keys...
  • 1 0
 Ummmm, you can take those torx bolts out and replace them with a hex bolt ya know. You probably even have a compatable bolt in your bike parts bin or an old coffee can in your garage. If not then the hardware store will have one that is the right length with the correct pitch and thread count.
  • 1 0
 Yes I, along with any well trained monkey, fully realize that a bolt can be replaced, but thanks nonetheless for the condescending tone. However, sometimes that's easier said than done as certain lengths, head shapes and thread pitches can be tough to find. I'll just save the hassle and stick with my current multi-tool instead. And as I mentioned....crank brothers accomplished much more with this tool (when compared to allen keys alone) than just a couple extra torx wrenches. The chain tool/spoke wrench combo is what really sells it for me.
  • 2 0
 My comment truly was not meant to be condescending. At all. Sorry if it came across that way. It was meant to sound more like the quiet kid in the back of the classroom raising his hand with a suggestion. Lol.
I actually use the CB mc19 multi tool you mentioned, however
I would personally still rather have all hex bolts on my bars and the rest of the bike as it just simplifies adjustments and maintenance being able to use just one three-way hex key. The first thing most people will do (myself included) when you encounter a new bit of hardware is to look for the matching tool. It doesn't immediately occur to you to instead look for new hardware so you can keep the tools you use consistent across your bike.
  • 1 0
 I switch out the Torx for regular allen bolts for this very reason!
  • 1 0
 No worries, Metacomet...I appreciate the reply. I'd rather stick with allens as well, but torx heads seem to be the way the wind is blowing in a lot of components these days and having that extra little wrench on the multi-tool has saved me many a time! Frustratingly, many bolts on things such as brake levers, etc. seem to be getting more proprietary as time goes on due to manufacturer's efforts to shave grams. In some instances, the ability to simply swap out a hex bolt can become a significant hassle (without some questionably worthwhile modifications, at least).
  • 4 0
 Awesome list, and i approve these items. Even for the local photographer who only does event photography. Not only do they help you with adverse conditions but in my experience they've allowed me to pursue shots that normally would have gone uncaptured because of accessible.

Also, After being lucky enough to shoot sections of the EWS in Colorado I've been wondering about the possibilities of spending a year following the EWS to build a more expansive portfolio and break further into the photography business. Logistically how does one do that? Do most photographers work freelance and then sell to buyers, or are they generally operating under a company ie. Pinkbike, SRAM, etc
  • 3 0
 Not sure about the rest of Europe, but you can find melatonin in every drug store in Italy... plenty of brands, alone or combined with sleep helping herbs. I find very useful to take them in the plane to switch to the new rhythm as soon as possible.
  • 1 2
 Not easy to find in Belgium. There's Trazodone, which is pretty much the same, but it's on prescription
  • 4 0
 ^sorry but trazodone and melatonin are two very different things
  • 3 0
 IB12 check, water proof check (Royal Matrix or Hextech) knife long distance backcountry on the rest ya lost me, dont take drugs just htfu & drink more water, water, Bananas, dog riding buddy!
  • 3 1
 I had to stop drinking berocca. I was drinking them everyday and after a few months it started to give me a pain in my liver.
  • 4 0
 that jacket looks great, but $400 USD? what else you suggest?
  • 1 0
 I'm with you on this speed10-400USD is a lot and I'm guessing in Oz it is heaps more.....and here my experience with goretex is pretty woeful. The sales people say that vapour transfer rates are a lot better but even late generation goretex I still sweat in and I wonder if it is the lack of truly cold weather here in Oz which is a factor compared to US/Europe. In my previous life as a mountain runner (not very good) I bought a Montane lightweight windproof waterproof pullover which stuffed into a package smaller than your fist. Doesn't breathe great but if condensation builds up turn it inside out and shake and put back on. Less than a hundred bucks. Still swear by it. Took it bush walking the other weekend because my goretex jacket is stuffed and it was great.Sometimes just keeping windchill factor down is a lifesaver. Just saying...
  • 1 0
 Ps I did like that trail doctor vid a while back about packing for the backcountry......some really good advice I thought.
  • 1 0
 Closest to what I bought 7 years ago is the montane featherlite smock-doesn't currently have a hood like mine but bargin-only complaint is elasticated sleaves but otherwise brilliant.
  • 1 0
 What you have to keep in mind with Gore-tex is that the "breathability" is only relative to how water proof it is. A fully waterproof jacket, even one with gore-tex is not going to ever breath that well. Its just going to breath well in comparison to other waterproof materials. Its never going to be as breathable as your non-waterproof garments so you shouldn't be expecting that. Fully waterproof gore-tex jackets aren't meant to be worn unless its very wet/cold. If its not very wet or cold there are much better options.
  • 4 1
 I was just thinking the other day how terrible that park tool feels in the hand. There's better options I beleive.
  • 2 0
 had one and the retaining bolts on the ends always kept coming loose and the f-ing thing would fall apart unless i tightened them with pliers. anything is better
  • 4 0
 Topeak
  • 2 0
 I was thinking the exact same. Better carry one that weighs 10g more and isnt shit. I really wonder how much of this article is sponsored..
  • 1 1
 This list is so incomplete and incoherent that it doesn't make any sense. Even if you absolutely need the "essentials" you listed, there are still several other items that you would need just as much if not more. And what is it with those numbers? Why actually 7 and not 8, 10, or 15? Wouldn't it be wiser to make a list of things that fit in your backpack and/or don't exceed certain weight? Limiting the amount of items you can take by numbers and not by the carrying capability is pointless.
And yes, I know it's a personal choice and everyone can create their own list but I really expected to see some useful advice and, instead, I learned that I should consider pushing a tube of Vitamin C and some sleeping pills towards the top of my packing list.
  • 3 0
 Thanks for the heads up on the shoes!!
  • 4 3
 Belive me or not, but real man only needs WD40 & duct tape to survive!
  • 1 0
 and zip-ties!
  • 2 0
 True that. B*tches love WD40 and duct tape
  • 8 5
 I hope that's not your 'good' knife.
  • 2 0
 "Living in a city you get used to only psychos and teenage wannabe-gangsters carrying knives."
  • 1 0
 News to me.
  • 1 0
 Benchmade, copenhagen and carhartt's. Damn city kooks; stay inside!
  • 4 0
 Beer Bacon Bikes Boobs
  • 3 4
 @foxinsocks, only if you lack intelligence.
You fascinate me. Here is somebody else taking the time to share information with you and you can't find anything useful or respectful? At least they are trying to help their fellow humans instead of whining about it.
The knife, jacket, shoes, and vitamin c have all been used here so as far as "pointless" goes: contribute or get out. Nobody forced you to read the article.

Only critical tool I'd add are a good light.
I've been loving my Nite Core P16. Bright, rugged and takes either 2 CR123 or 1 18650 battery.

My blades of choice are Ontario Knife Co.Usmc dagger in powder black and Frost Cutlery. Both are 7 inch blades.
  • 8 1
 Wow, you took that rough man...

Add a chill pill to that list Smile

I didn't say anything offensive, and i do not lack intelligence as far as my parents informed me. I do, however, feel it's entirely legitimate to pass some criticism - and i think this piece deserves some. Last time i checked, i'm entitled to an opinion (i think it was somewhere in the pinkbike registration consent form).
I honestly thought (brace yourself) that reading this was - pointless. i could think of SO many things which would make that list ahead of those 7.
"contribute or get out" ?! "contribute" does not equal "conform"? you can contribute also by criticizing.


anyway, mate, sorry i offended you (and glad that i fascinate you). Take it easy, please. you really read too much into it.
if it helps, you can pretend my reply started with "BEEEEEEEER!" Smile
  • 2 0
 ...so that's what the fox says?!

...I see no beer, Mr. Fox...
  • 1 0
 i have never used any of these things, and never will. who uses a 300$ e-vent shell mtn biking? the first time you fall there will be holes in it and it will be ruined.
  • 1 0
 Melatonin is the devil drug.. God damn that stuff kicks,my ass. Beeer is wayyyy better. Nothing beats a,strong IPA. OOO and,a,head lamp
  • 1 0
 Mavic HC H20 Jacket + Sunglasses (oakley?) + Leatherman + Giant multitool + some gummy bears, everything on my backpack, never leave home with out.
  • 1 0
 Forget the Berocca, get a proper 1000 mg Vitamin C into you. Also a spoonful of organic Spirulina mixed in with some apple juice and you're good to go!
  • 3 0
 #8: Your trusty steed!
  • 2 0
 I was wondering where the bike was too.
  • 2 0
 Yea good look on the shoes I want some.
  • 3 1
 Beer should be number 1 and it's not even on this list!!
  • 20 20
 I don' believe in all these proteines/vitamines/active sugars call them how you want. Who needs this?, let's be serious.....
  • 27 6
 says the guy in his 20's
  • 40 5
 You don't believe in Vitamin C ? What, you have some weird genetic immunity to scurvy in the family or something?
  • 6 2
 hahaha, beat me to it five5hot. Just you wait till you grow up RedBurn.
  • 16 3
 I've got some sugar pills for sale that could change your life. Double blind studies show no tangible effects. But, people over 30 who have used the pills say they notice they have a lot more energy, report sleeping better a night, as well as developing a slightly purple tinge to their aura. Send me money. I send the pills.
  • 15 6
 If you have to resort to drinking Berroca for your daily value of vitamin C, you desperately need a lifestyle change.
  • 8 2
 Do you guys even know what vitamins are?
  • 32 2
 Yes, vitamins are the things that make up expensive urine.
  • 15 4
 or you could just eat regular foods, meats, fruits, carbs etc
  • 16 4
 Yes...but as Matt pointed out, when you're on the ROAD (of course you shut-ins would need to actually travel to understand this) its harder to have a proper diet of regular foods. And if you fly a lot, you quickly learn to leave fruits and things behind because they'll just get seized by customs/security agents in the airports. Perhaps READING the whole article and not just looking at the pretty pictures or what someone else has commented before posting should be a rule here...
  • 7 0
 deeeight -- the scurvy comment (before your mood descended in impatience?) made me laugh out loud. Thanks.
  • 2 1
 Agree with @hammer23 & Reverie2Reality.

Also, anyone who has passed a kidney stone would likely recommend that you not overdose vitamin C. No, not all kidney stones are caused by high-grading vitamin C, but doing so over a prolonged period has been linked to increased chance of kidney stones.

The body needs between 60 and 90 mg a day. Two of the Berocca products contain 500 mg vitamin C. The Berocca "Boost" pill contains 60 mg, so maybe this is reasonably safe placebo.

A medium orange contains almost 70mg vitamin C. Even if I couldn't find a single orange in a 24-hour period I'm staying away from a vitamin C supplement.

I'm not a nutritionist though. Perhaps there is one on Pinkbike that could chime in here with the latest research.
  • 4 1
 Pretty sure that RedBurn ment you dont need the supplements. And I agee with him if thats what hè ment.

Why?

Everything you need to have, you will get plenty from if you eat healthy and responibly.

Sadly the nowadays many people live on junkfood, soda and candies, and then try to compensate by taking all these supplements. And thats just plain wrong and a very stupid way to think.

This being said, even if youre on a trip, go to the local supermarket and buy some fruit and vegetables, instead of bringing all kinds of supplement and then have dinner at the McDonalds.
  • 1 0
 Chances are the produce you buy from your local supermarket won't actually contain much of the goodness your expecting. The un-natural way they're grown pretty much ensures there'll not be much of anything in there. Then there's the preservatives and cleaner they spray them with... Besides, most folk who eat fast food probably aren't even aware of supplements except that crap that is supposed to build muscle mass and help you lose weight. Vitamin C does not increase the chance of kidneys stones, they're mostly just caused by a shite diet in the first place.
  • 1 0
 Not necessarily true. Fruits and vegetables have plenty of nutrition regardless of conventional versus organic methods. I'd like to see the scientific evidence that suggests that conventional farming actually does dramatically reduce the macro/micro nutrients in produce. Although I agree that organic farming and heirloom varieties are better for you and the environment (mostly because of pesticides/herbicides and lack of genetic diversity.) Also, multi-vitamins actually do aid in the production of kidney stones. It's mostly due to the high oxalate count, not so much the Vitamin C. The whole idea that "you aren't getting enough nutrients from your food and you need to take supplements" is a ploy to get people to buy unnecessary and expensive mineral tablets and powders.
  • 2 0
 Its more likely due to vitamin C being acidic... If your multi vits have a high oxalate count (like Rhubarb and Spinach do), its more like they're a shoddy brand- besides oxalic acid has been linked to gall stones not kidney stones (which are actually linked to high levels of calcium from high protein diets... ahem Atkins).

Anyone that says "you aren't getting enough nutrients from your food and you need to take supplements" clearly has another agenda than your wellbeing. Thats a sales pitch nothing more.
That said there are far more horrendous medical drugs 'forced' on the consumer but professionals on commission.
  • 1 1
 Jeez chill out dudes, the Wraggster was not suggesting replacing a good diet with Vit C but pointing out that when travelling a lot of long haul it drags you down and he's found Berocca to help...and I agree, BA might have upgraded their inflight food but I still feel lacking in goodness after sharing a cabin with a load of coughing dudes, so pile up on the VitC, replace inflight beer with tomtato juice and lots of water too, it all helps, placebo or not
  • 2 1
 beerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  • 2 1
 these are some of the best comments on pb.
  • 1 0
 That looks like a $9.95 knife from the army surplus store!
  • 1 0
 yep that's a shitty knife. There are quality knives to be had for $10 though... like the mora
  • 1 0
 Got the shoes, their just perfect for biking and for hiking.
  • 1 0
 I think you should add Pinkbike on that list.
  • 2 0
 8. Fat sack of nug
  • 1 0
 No crap grass, only the organic good stuff!
  • 1 0
 mentions a "good knife," shows a pic of a $20 butter knife
  • 1 0
 I couldn't live without a bike !!!
  • 3 2
 Bourbon
  • 1 0
 What's a niggling cold?
  • 1 0
 A cold that niggles:

verb
3rd person present: niggles
1.
cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety.
"Doreen wanted to discuss matters that niggled at her mind"

noun
plural noun: niggles
1.
a trivial criticism, discomfort, or annoyance.
"it is an excellent book except for my few niggles"
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