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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    That sounds like media speak for a pimply faced kid.
    Well, I have heard it said that politics is show business for homely people. Even in this insert-glamour-here age

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I don’t like hoods at all because they don’t stay up and they don’t really keep my ears warm. I like a head wrap around my ears I don’t need an entire hat or a head covering.


    The thing about pockets is they’re dangerous when you have ice around. One of the cute things about my elderly parents was that they would, when they’re going out in the winter, remind each other to keep their hands out of their pockets.

    You need your hands out to balance yourself if you start to fall.
    Personally, I don’t see why Bernie’s socialist chic couldn’t extend to ear flaps. Surely he could find a mad bomber hat somewhere in his three houses. They even have a chin strap for windy days.

    Mittens aren’t all that popular where I live. They like to keep the trigger finger free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    And pockets! Gotta have pockets in any clothing piece possible.
    One of my young relatives informed me last August that the Girl Scouts were updating their uniform and the new one has better pockets.

    According to the New Yawk Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/f...t-uniform.html

    "A vest designed for the modern Girl Scout must have pockets, and those pockets must be large enough to fit the largest model of the iPhone." And the diagonal sash now has "a hidden iPhone-size pocket, too."

    Apparently one of the big complaints about the previous uniform was that it didn't have enough pockets.

    The new uniform also includes a denim jacket like us bikers wear.

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    When I lived in Wisconsin I liked mittens because they were warmer. I don’t need them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post

    Mittens aren’t all that popular where I live. They like to keep the trigger finger free.
    Mitts with finger flaps?
    https://www.amazon.com/mittens-finge...er+flap&page=2
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeParker View Post
    One of my young relatives informed me last August that the Girl Scouts were updating their uniform and the new one has better pockets.

    According to the New Yawk Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/f...t-uniform.html

    "A vest designed for the modern Girl Scout must have pockets, and those pockets must be large enough to fit the largest model of the iPhone." And the diagonal sash now has "a hidden iPhone-size pocket, too."

    Apparently one of the big complaints about the previous uniform was that it didn't have enough pockets.

    The new uniform also includes a denim jacket like us bikers wear.
    Two words: cargo pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Two words: cargo pants.
    I could only agree more if you included cargo shorts. I’m sure SO cringes that I wear them 7 days a week but I’m not as concerned about their lack of fashionability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I don’t like hoods at all because they don’t stay up and they don’t really keep my ears warm. I like a head wrap around my ears I don’t need an entire hat or a head covering.


    The thing about pockets is they’re dangerous when you have ice around. One of the cute things about my elderly parents was that they would, when they’re going out in the winter, remind each other to keep their hands out of their pockets.

    You need your hands out to balance yourself if you start to fall.
    LL Bean makes serious hoods that stay up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeParker View Post
    One of my young relatives informed me last August that the Girl Scouts were updating their uniform and the new one has better pockets.

    According to the New Yawk Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/f...t-uniform.html

    "A vest designed for the modern Girl Scout must have pockets, and those pockets must be large enough to fit the largest model of the iPhone." And the diagonal sash now has "a hidden iPhone-size pocket, too."

    Apparently one of the big complaints about the previous uniform was that it didn't have enough pockets.

    The new uniform also includes a denim jacket like us bikers wear.
    Interesting - and you were right, I was seeing a paywall where none existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    You need your hands out to balance yourself if you start to fall.
    When you feel yourself starting to slip, squat down. Doing an intentional controlled collapse straight down avoids the danger of your feet flying out from under you, which might result in you doing a face plant or banging the back of your head on the ground by landing flat on your back. It also lowers your center of gravity, so even if you just halfway squat you head will be falling from a lower height.

    And of course it helps if you practice doing a quick controlled squat occasionally so your brain will react instinctively when your feet slip.

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