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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ccallen, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:28 PM
    levie125

    levie125 Well-Known Member

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    I’m from Alabama so I understand the tick and chiggers issue. You know what works best? Pantyhose! I learned that in infantry school from an instructor. Try it and let your freak flag fly. Lol
     
  2. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    All the time. But I do throw a chain around them if I am in a crowded campsite area like the Party Ditch at 18 Road. If you mean leave them on the rack and go into town in your buddies truck / long term unattended: Hard no.

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  3. Feb 12, 2020 at 3:01 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    Just don't wear spandex and ride a DH bike. I did it once for a bet and man, those hecklers were ruthless.

    LOL, I'm just picturing you at the edge of the treeline on Benning, all the NCOs whispering about you behind the water buffalo :rofl:"OMG, he actually bought it, sure is the newer softer army"
     
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  4. Feb 12, 2020 at 5:06 PM
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    Ha, I can imagine it now. Full face helmet, no other pads, all spandex. You'd look like one of those fluffy dogs that gets shaved for summer but they leave the fur on its head hahahaha.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2020 at 5:10 PM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Speaking for myself, I had to have my arm shaved when I got my tattoos but I never left it like that. It's not an option not to prior.

    You'd dig my collection..includes bright yellow, orange, green, purple
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:27 PM
    levie125

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    Haha, well the guy that sold me on them was wearing them so I "believed" him. It was at Camp Geiger in 2001, but pretty much the same pine trees and critters as Benning. What was probably more hilarious was me going into the Jacksonville walmart and buying 5 pair of pantyhose. lol
     
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  7. Feb 12, 2020 at 9:39 PM
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    As a NCO and former 11B grunt, I can actually vouch for the pantyhose trick -- it's been used by real trigger pullers for decades to ward off both chiggers and chafing.

    Only fobbits and REMFs would laugh. :cool:
     
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  8. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:17 AM
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    Hard no here. Spandex is not more comfortable than a good pair of baggies and a jersey. If I’m going to do something where I’m looking for comfort, it’s loose fit. Personal preference.
    As for performance, it’s just a carryover from roadies. If the wc dh racers aren’t in spandex (where tenths sometimes separate leaders), there’s no gains to be had on a MTB. Form fitting, sure.

    Yeah man, summer time I’m buzzing the forest that grows on my legs too (not shaving). Mostly to clean off the mud and scabs from pedal and branches.

    Last summer I saw a dude in Leogang that looked like Hasselhof’s twin (in his glory days) in full pads, all bright spandex, on an electric dh bike. I so wish I took a pic. So goddam Euro.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2020 at 7:11 AM
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    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    What? I can't hear you from inside my air conditioned office :D

    Hardest part was not getting lost in the rings and corridors of the Pentagon on my way to the Starbucks. :pccoffee:

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  10. Feb 13, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    Ha! That explains everything! Bureaucrats can't be Kings. #facts

    I did several months in the Pentagon as a consultant. That place was just nuts. Hated every second of it, but mostly because my gig involved dealing with a lot their USDI-level budget folks... bunch of f'n weasels. Honestly wish I had never seen behind that particular curtain.
     
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  11. Feb 13, 2020 at 7:22 AM
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    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    Just members of the sinister cabal. :D
     
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  12. Feb 13, 2020 at 7:33 AM
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    It's for my wife, I swear!
     
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  13. Feb 13, 2020 at 7:36 AM
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    Personally I wear spandex underneath with baggy shorts on top. Wisks away sweat and to the other comments, the shorts are baggy but not to the point of catching on the saddle.
     
  14. Feb 13, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    Its more comfortable when riding road. Its annoying to have loose clothes flapping and hanging around when you're riding in the hunched/road bike position. Plus it does wick sweat away better, which is nice.
     
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    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    I remember that one. Pretty funny.

    The TIFU where the guy eats like 6x the recommended dose of gingersnap edibles is the best though. Tears in my eyes.
     
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  17. Feb 13, 2020 at 9:39 AM
    RossL

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    Thanks, I'll look for that thread!
     
  18. Feb 13, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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    its basically a snow trike.

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  20. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:38 PM
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    I have been about every infantry there is. Airborne, light, mech. And I have never seen or been told to wear panty hose. Lol. That is crazy. You guys are killing me. Maybe it was before my time. :rofl:
     
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