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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 66,916
Posted By DirtMedic
I have never run, nor had the need to. A...

I have never run, nor had the need to. A coworker of mine did though. He walked a wheelie across an intersection on a Dr-z and a cop saw him do it and lit him up. Around here that falls under...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By DirtMedic
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,694
Posted By DirtMedic
"Choose your own adventure. For those who love...

"Choose your own adventure. For those who love carving corners and the call of the wild, our DualSport machines deliver comfort on the street, control off the beaten path, and full command everywhere...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,517
Posted By DirtMedic
Fortunately there wasn't. The driver was out and...

Fortunately there wasn't. The driver was out and walking around when we arrived on scene. When I walked around to the side where you see the picture, my heart sunk. I thought for sure there was a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,517
Posted By DirtMedic
^^^^^ What anotherguy said. We probably have...

^^^^^ What anotherguy said. We probably have someone hit one of our fire trucks or rescues about once a year parked at accident scenes or wherever. Loud colors are good to a point. Think about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 321,219
Posted By DirtMedic
Most of the time it just really irritates me on...

Most of the time it just really irritates me on the motorcycle. Last year though, I had a young girl flick her cigarette ashes all over me through her moon roof. Not once, but she continually did...
Forum: Face plant 04-09-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,918
Posted By DirtMedic
Very good discussion. I'm a paramedic and have...

Very good discussion. I'm a paramedic and have seen plenty of foot injuries yet boots seem to be the one thing that most people leave out for protection. Folks will usually wear a helmet, but not...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-06-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By DirtMedic
I live just a few miles from the Lake Lindsey...

I live just a few miles from the Lake Lindsey Mall. They make a great sub and for breakfast I usually get their biscuits and sausage gravy. Riverside on 476 near the Withlacoochee River is another...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-09-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By DirtMedic
Sweet!!! I have even more places to take you off...

Sweet!!! I have even more places to take you off road next time you are up here. I had a great time too. I am still hoping to get down your way in the next month or so. I'll let you know ahead...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-06-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By DirtMedic
I've spent time up there too. Beautiful area. ...

I've spent time up there too. Beautiful area. Goethe forest, Horse Shoe Beach, and the Lower Suwanee River Wildlife Management Areas are all good areas to dual sport as well.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-06-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By DirtMedic
I sent Sfladvrider a pm inviting him to ride and...

I sent Sfladvrider a pm inviting him to ride and he took me up on the offer. We had a blast yesterday. We met up at the Circle K on 19 and then went down Ozello Trail. I started out a little fast...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By DirtMedic
I only skip the saline because I flush wounds...

I only skip the saline because I flush wounds with the water from my water pack. Anything really bad is going to require antibiotics and/or a tetanus shot anyhow. Like I said though, there is...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-27-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By DirtMedic
A couple of comments about AHA CPR guidelines. ...

A couple of comments about AHA CPR guidelines. They are always going to be making changes. Just remember they are guidelines. Doing something is always better than doing nothing when it comes to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-27-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By DirtMedic
As a paramedic going on group rides I have seen...

As a paramedic going on group rides I have seen all sorts of kits. Everyone assumes I carry a huge kit. The truth is I carry a cell phone and a small kit. Many people over do their kits. A cell...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,218
Posted By DirtMedic
CJ, I've been out in the forests and seen bird...

CJ, I've been out in the forests and seen bird houses that looked a little oddly placed so I stopped to look at them. There were game cameras in them with the lenses pointed out towards the road to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8,526
Views: 1,726,167
Posted By DirtMedic
@ DAVEONESHOT, I wrote up a list of some...

@ DAVEONESHOT, I wrote up a list of some motorcycle accidents I ran on for another inmate's college research paper in this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932316

I also wrote...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8,526
Views: 1,726,167
Posted By DirtMedic
I wear a gray power ranger riding suit with black...

I wear a gray power ranger riding suit with black gloves and boots. I keep a military style flat top haircut. I have been asked on many occasions if I am search and rescue or if I am a firefighter...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-02-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,086
Posted By DirtMedic
This location is called "Iron Bridge". In the...

This location is called "Iron Bridge". In the late 1800's this bridge was built to cross the Withlacoochee River. Prior to that the only way to cross the river was by the local ferry operator. All...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-02-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,086
Posted By DirtMedic
A canoe is a boat, right? So does this count? ...

A canoe is a boat, right? So does this count? This is the Little Withlacoochee River under a bridge on U.S. 301. That little ditch behind the bike is the river. I canoed that last week. What an...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-02-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,086
Posted By DirtMedic
This is in the swamps of the Withlacoochee River...

This is in the swamps of the Withlacoochee River in West Central Florida. There is a sugar sand road that leads to it. The locals launch small, shallow draft boats from this to go hunting and...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-27-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,758
Posted By DirtMedic
I never even had a temporary tag. My dealer had...

I never even had a temporary tag. My dealer had the tag and registration for me when I went to pick up the bike the next day. I bought mine in March of 2012 at Love Motorsports in Homossassa,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-24-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,584
Views: 339,072
Posted By DirtMedic
Winter Solstice Sunset <a...

Winter Solstice Sunset

<a href="http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/Chris_Harbig/media/DSC_0788_zpse7bdc8f6.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,493
Posted By DirtMedic
I rarely have that experience in my diesel...

I rarely have that experience in my diesel dually. If someone is tailgating me though, I have increasing methods of getting them to back off. I first hit the windshield wiper fluid a little too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,592
Posted By DirtMedic
Good for them. That was a great news story. ...

Good for them. That was a great news story. Something positive for a change.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,308
Posted By DirtMedic
I have done both. Some days I ride fast, but how...

I have done both. Some days I ride fast, but how fast can I really go on a stock DR650? More often I am using it as a tool to explore. I like to go find abandoned cemeteries and ghost towns. A lot...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-10-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5,827
Views: 430,814
Posted By DirtMedic
I don't think "lighter" is the term I would use...

I don't think "lighter" is the term I would use in the same sentence as that bike. :D
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-08-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By DirtMedic
If you have the skill go for it, if you don't and...

If you have the skill go for it, if you don't and it was during my dinner, just remember I choose what size IV needle to use. :D
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,582
Posted By DirtMedic
tattoogunman, go check with your local EMS as...

tattoogunman, go check with your local EMS as well. Not their headquarters, but go to the local fire station or EMS house. They will have stories and pictures as well.

I am a paramedic and can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By DirtMedic
Cracked tooth? So what. Broken arms? So what. ...

Cracked tooth? So what. Broken arms? So what. What is really so bad about getting hurt? Why must children go into adulthood never understanding pain? These same children who never take risks...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-07-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By DirtMedic
Didn't mean to hijack the thread, just wanted to...

Didn't mean to hijack the thread, just wanted to take the opportunity to throw out some info about Croom. As for the OP, you may want to consider dual sport. A lot more places open to ride. I love...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-07-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By DirtMedic
FLARider1, Ironically I have time to surf the...

FLARider1, Ironically I have time to surf the internet right now because I am off work nursing an injury of my own. Not MC related though. As soon as I start riding again in another month or so I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-06-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By DirtMedic
To those of you that ride Croom, I am a Hernando...

To those of you that ride Croom, I am a Hernando County Firefighter/ Paramedic and Croom Motocycle Area is in my first response zone. I have some advice to help you stay a little safer there and it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By DirtMedic
Good for you. I understand protecting kids... to...

Good for you. I understand protecting kids... to a degree. We wrap kids in bubble wrap too much then we berate them when they waste their lives in front of video games or with their face glued to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 20,637
Posted By DirtMedic
I am glad to hear it got dismissed. Ultimately,...

I am glad to hear it got dismissed. Ultimately, it doesn't matter how or why or what the lawyer said to the Trooper. I know Troopers who would give their own mother a ticket and know of one in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 26,907
Posted By DirtMedic
Like Strippler said a few pages back, people...

Like Strippler said a few pages back, people usually instinctively know when not to pick a fight. I don't have the training he does, but I carry and have training in that area. I carry pepper spray...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,148
Posted By DirtMedic
I take my 4 year old and 6 year old nieces for a...

I take my 4 year old and 6 year old nieces for a ride around the neighborhood when I go down to visit. We never break 15 mph and never leave their sedate little neighborhood. The smiles and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,467
Posted By DirtMedic
I'm going out on a limb here, but I am thinking...

I'm going out on a limb here, but I am thinking that woman is a blonde. She is an airhead for sure. The scary thing is she possesses a driver's license. If that isn't a warning to be on the lookout...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,288
Posted By DirtMedic
I bet that got your attention in a hurry. Glad...

I bet that got your attention in a hurry. Glad you are ok.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-21-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,125
Posted By DirtMedic
Went Saturday with a couple of friends. They did...

Went Saturday with a couple of friends. They did a great job putting it together. Suzuki and Yamaha were the only big name motorcycle manufacturers who showed up. Hopefully next year it will be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,592
Posted By DirtMedic
For the life of me I do not remember where I saw...

For the life of me I do not remember where I saw it, but someone did actually build that bike. Maybe it was the OP. A ninja motor was successfully placed into a DR650.
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