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Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson

Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas Rivers, Ouachita Mountains

Richard's Passions

Mountain Biking
Hiking
Road Cycling
Paddling

Richard's Bio

Bedford, Texas

Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson wrote an answer about on February 12, 2013

It is amazingly soft. I use a small and a large depending on what I'm doing. They do roll up tight, but when unpacking fluff them up and wait 10 to 15 minutes. All the comforts of home, seriously! Do not store these pillows rolled up or they will take forever to fluff up!

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Rick Nelson wrote a review of on August 21, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased the speed/cadence sensor as well as the heart rate monitor for this unit. When you upload ride data to Garmin Connect, you not only get charts and graphs representing your ride, you also get a map with your ride highlighted. Very cool! Unit has proven to be waterproof on several rides in the rain. Battery life is awesome. Battery is not user serviceable, but according to Garmin, will last several years. Acquires satelites within seconds from powering up. I am very pleased with this purchase.

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Rick Nelson wrote a review of on August 21, 2012

5 5

Amazing light!!!I run this on the handlebars, but it will easily mount on your helmet with the supplied mount. This baby will light up the trails!! Have you ever seen a police helicopter with its searchlight full on? This light gets pretty close to that. You can also use it as a heater in the winter! During the summer it does run hot, but will dim if it starts overheating. This only happens when your stopped or going extremely slow. Battery life is as advertised. I also run the Stella 300 mounted on my helmet. Niterider also makes what has to be the brightest taillight I have ever seen, the CherryBomb. Highly recommended!

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Rick Nelson wrote a review of on August 20, 2012

5 5

Excellent system! I was always a Yakima fan...new Dodge Ram, no Yakima parts available! Thule Rules! Still use my Yakima 'Dry Dock' for the rear end. There is a wind fairing available from Thule and in my opinion it is a must have! It greatly reduces wind noise and looks cool too!

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Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson wrote a review of on March 28, 2012

Perfect Sized Bicycle GPS
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased the speed/cadence sensor as well as the heart rate monitor for this unit. When you upload ride data to Garmin Connect, you not only get charts and graphs representing your ride, you also get a map with your ride highlighted. Very cool! Unit has proven to be waterproof on several rides in the rain. Battery life is awesome. Battery is not user serviceable, but according to Garmin, will last several years. Acquires satelites within seconds from powering up. I am very pleased with this purchase.

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Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson wrote a review of on March 28, 2012

Bikepacking Shelter
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Well she did it! Big Agnes decided I didn't need to sleep in a bivy anymore when I go out bikepacking. My trail weight is a bit more than 3lb 2 oz, but what a castle for one. Even with two people there is enough room for all your gear in the vestibules. I am 6'3" and I can fully stretch out on my long NeoAir pad. I added the wall gear loft and the footprint and it will still pack down to 6 X 18 in. Very cool! I love this tent a lot more than Lexi does!

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Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson wrote an answer about on February 14, 2012

The pot supports on this little stove provide enough protection for normal wind gusts...Snow Peak does not make a windscreen for this model. That being said, I have blocked the wind with anything I could find when necessary, but really it has not been an issue for me.

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Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson wrote a review of on December 16, 2011

5 5

Excellent craftsmanship, high quality materials, and, they make you look cool when you wear them! These boots have been totally waterproof for me. The velcro strap really keeps them on your feet when you need them. I wear them with wool hiking socks and they really keep my feet warm and dry. Score!

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Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson wrote a review of on November 14, 2011

Titanium French Press
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

USE ONLY COURSE GROUND COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in a french press people. I never have grounds in my coffee using this french press! GSI makes a cool little coffee grinder that has an adjustable grinder for fine to course grounds. I am sure there are others, but I use the GSI model. I wouldn't trade for mine (press) and it produces such a fine cup of joe that I've been known to use it at home on occasion. Get ya some.

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