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#1 AwesomeSauce Gift - show & tell (Read 647 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    You received or received by a family member.

     

    This was the "big" gift in our household (a friend sold this 2012 Salsa Mukluk 3 with only 70 miles logged).  2/3 mine, 1/3 DS's...until he is tall enough to need a bigger size of his own.  At the current rate that may be only a year, as he is ~5' and once he hits 5'5" or so he would fit a S well or have room to grow on a M.

     

    We can ride these year-round with all the sandy beaches <4 miles away.  Or on the snow...if we ever really get any.

    I shoot pretty things! ~

    '14 Goals:

    • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

    mab411


    Proboscis Colossus

      I scored a mess of cold-weather running gear (which I'll need if I go out tomorrow, here in Central Arkansas), some nice non-stick skillets, and those Meb Keflezighi Walkman earphones.  Haven't had a chance to try those out yet; they're charging.  They did pass the "stay-in-my-head" test, though (at least while sitting inside, shaking my head around).

      "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


      Needs more cowbell!

        I didn't know much about those headphones until today.  That's a really smart idea and I like the price.  I like my Sennheiser headphones with my iPhone, but those Meb headphones are a really slick solution.  They make running with a Shuffle seem cumbersome.

        I shoot pretty things! ~

        '14 Goals:

        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

        mab411


        Proboscis Colossus

          I didn't know much about those headphones until today.  That's a really smart idea and I like the price.  I like my Sennheiser headphones with my iPhone, but those Meb headphones are a really slick solution.  They make running with a Shuffle seem cumbersome.

           

          Still haven't taken them on the road yet, but I've played with them a bit more.  First thing you hear when you put them in and hit play is Meb giving you a...somewhat confusing message about how running can help you achieve your goals in life if you are successful in other endeavors, and if you aren't, it can inspire you toward them.  Something like that.  Hate to criticize, he's such a nice guy, but I don't know that the "pre-loaded tips" will be that big of a draw for me.

           

          Sound quality seems pretty good, but here again - for running 'buds, not a major factor for me, as I primarily listen to spoken-word audio and want to hear as much as possible around me.  That being the case, I was a little concerned about them being inserted in my ear canal.  Seems like they may be a little better than I thought in this regard - I was able to have a conversation with my wife just fine with them in, but we'll see tomorrow what they're like on the run.

           

          As for how transparent they are, I find them to be very comfy, indeed.  I'm a little worried the "headband" will bounce up and down on the back of my neck during the run and get on my nerves, but they're as lightweight as you'd imagine, they fit my ear canals very well, and I can already tell that, yes, they'll be even less "cumbersome" than the Shuffle.  They seem pretty stable in my ears; we'll see how well they stay when they're joined by a few drops of sweat.  And a big, big advantage over my current Shuffle/Yurbuds combo: water-resistant!

           

          Using the software looks to be very easy - drag-and-drop onto a window in the bundled software's GUI.  Navigating between folders/playlists is pretty simple using the on-device controls (though I did have to consult the manual briefly).  One huge black mark that I've run into so far, however: it doesn't seem to play nice with Audible.com audiobooks, at least as they exist in iTunes.  There's probably a way to get them on there using something besides iTunes, converting them to a different format, etc..  Getting to be about time to do other things, though...I'll look into it more tomorrow!

          "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

          Hollie S.


          Merry Christmas!

            I don't know what my favorite girt was. I got pretty much everything I needed. I got the wickedest boots, the aviators I've been wanting for forever but haven't had the money to pay for, this super cool alarm clock, a Broncos jersey, and a bunch of other stuff. I don't even know what is the best.

            I wish I was as young as I look in the forum picture! But I'm not. :(


            Needs more cowbell!

               As for how transparent they are, I find them to be very comfy, indeed.  I'm a little worried the "headband" will bounce up and down on the back of my neck during the run and get on my nerves, but they're as lightweight as you'd imagine, they fit my ear canals very well, and I can already tell that, yes, they'll be even less "cumbersome" than the Shuffle.  They seem pretty stable in my ears; we'll see how well they stay when they're joined by a few drops of sweat.  And a big, big advantage over my current Shuffle/Yurbuds combo: water-resistant!

               

              If you end up not liking them, I will say that the Sennheiser sport models are totally amazing for sweat and water tolerance.  I wash mine in hot, soapy water occasionally.  Ambient noise is easy to hear, yet sound quality is still really good.  I had a pair of similar Panasonics that failed at all of the above.

              I shoot pretty things! ~

              '14 Goals:

              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                You received or received by a family member.

                 

                This was the "big" gift in our household (a friend sold this 2012 Salsa Mukluk 3 with only 70 miles logged).  2/3 mine, 1/3 DS's...until he is tall enough to need a bigger size of his own.  At the current rate that may be only a year, as he is ~5' and once he hits 5'5" or so he would fit a S well or have room to grow on a M.

                 

                We can ride these year-round with all the sandy beaches <4 miles away.  Or on the snow...if we ever really get any.

                 

                 

                Keep the lights!

                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                  I ran 10 miles with my Dad today.

                   

                  I got a bunch of cool stuff, particularly cold weather running/hiking stuff, but a double-digit run with Dad, by the river, is hard to beat.

                  "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
                  Emil Zatopek


                  Refurbished Hip

                    Saaaa-weeetttt fat bike, zoom zoom!  I'm super jealous.


                    Needs more cowbell!

                       

                       

                      Keep the lights!

                      I want to! We have a battery powered set of LCDs.  gotta find 'em!

                      I shoot pretty things! ~

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                      Needs more cowbell!

                        I ran 10 miles with my Dad today.

                         

                        I got a bunch of cool stuff, particularly cold weather running/hiking stuff, but a double-digit run with Dad, by the river, is hard to beat.

                         

                        I'd love that with any family member...someday!

                        I shoot pretty things! ~

                        '14 Goals:

                        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          Saaaa-weeetttt fat bike, zoom zoom!  I'm super jealous.

                           

                          I imagine they are all the rage by you, too...?

                          I shoot pretty things! ~

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                          Refurbished Hip

                             

                            I imagine they are all the rage by you, too...?

                             

                            They are!  The local mtn bike club has a lot of people who head out in the snow on them.  A guy in building has one and I think I drool whenever I see him riding it.


                            Dave

                              I think its time Zoomy admitted she has bike problem and go on some sort of 12 step program.

                              I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

                              dgb2n@yahoo.com


                              Needs more cowbell!

                                I think its time Zoomy admitted she has bike problem and go on some sort of 12 step program.

                                 

                                I only have 4 (compared to DH's 6, heh)!  I still don't have a Ti and/or custom bike either...n+1. Blush

                                I shoot pretty things! ~

                                '14 Goals:

                                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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