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Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By DirtMedic
Not sure what brand of wildland boots I currently...

Not sure what brand of wildland boots I currently have issued, but I would not consider them good riding boots. Not enough ankle support. Full structural firefighting boots are just way too heavy. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,429
Posted By DirtMedic
I carry my Glock 22 in the right thigh pocket of...

I carry my Glock 22 in the right thigh pocket of my Klim riding pants. Pepper spray is in my left pocket and if I am going exploring in the woods I have a Blackhawk hydration pack that has pockets...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,719
Posted By DirtMedic
I just stayed up way too late reading that entire...

I just stayed up way too late reading that entire thread. Wow! After reading that I will certainly change some of the things I do. I'll be spending money on a better disk lock and chain. In the...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,337
Posted By DirtMedic
You can also donate your old helmet to a local...

You can also donate your old helmet to a local EMS program. The EMT and Paramedic students could use it to practice safely removing helmets. That way it goes to a good cause and it will never be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-13-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 381,540
Posted By DirtMedic
Thanks. The U-Joint came from Tractor Supply. ...

Thanks. The U-Joint came from Tractor Supply. It is a U-joint for a tractor's PTO. I chose that because it was pre-made to accept a one inch box iron for the PTO shaft. All that had to be done...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 381,540
Posted By DirtMedic
I finally have my own trailer to add to this...

I finally have my own trailer to add to this thread. I still need lights and a tag to make it legal. (Next week's project) I also want to replace the off road tire with a street tire for less...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By DirtMedic
Good kit. If I may make a few suggestions... ...

Good kit. If I may make a few suggestions...

Ditch the smaller trauma shears. Those smaller ones aren't very good for cutting off motorcycle gear. I would also lose the q-tips. I have never...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By DirtMedic
We use them at work. I am a...

We use them at work. I am a firefighter/paramedic. They are really indestructible. When we first went to them over paper reports some of the guys tried to destroy them to prove they were not able...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-29-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By DirtMedic
I work for the fire department so I have a...

I work for the fire department so I have a rotating schedule. I do a lot of weekday riding. I find the forests and some of the places I like to go are a lot less crowded. I live in Brooksville,...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 21,813
Posted By DirtMedic
This was a question for me as well. I like to go...

This was a question for me as well. I like to go exploring old ghost towns, lost cemeteries, and Florida history on my DR650. I ride highways, dirt roads, swamps, and technical terrain. I then get...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-14-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,313
Posted By DirtMedic
Just wanted to say thank you for an awesome...

Just wanted to say thank you for an awesome weekend. The club property was great to ride. I also enjoyed the routes. It is always good to catch up with old friends and make new ones at these...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,845
Views: 579,376
Posted By DirtMedic
At least once a year somebody hits our fire...

At least once a year somebody hits our fire trucks. I ask the same question. How does somebody not see them? They are around 11 feet tall, 8 feet wide, and almost 40 feet long covered in modern,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-03-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,333
Posted By DirtMedic
I've got a Dr650 and love it. It has enough...

I've got a Dr650 and love it. It has enough power to stay safe on the highways and enough off road capabilities to have fun exploring. (DR650's are dependable too) I have no intentions of turning...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 18,910
Posted By DirtMedic
Thank you. Those schools are no where near me,...

Thank you. Those schools are no where near me, but it gives me a starting point to see that there are classes better than the MSF school and are not the "Learn to ride like a cop" schools that I see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 18,910
Posted By DirtMedic
You are insulting me with "Flori-duh", but you...

You are insulting me with "Flori-duh", but you can't answer the question? Really? I am asking a simple question. If there are classes worth my time sell it to me. I am not finding them and I will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 18,910
Posted By DirtMedic
Ok, we are seven pages in and I still don't have...

Ok, we are seven pages in and I still don't have an answer to my simple question. If the MSF basic class was lacking in teaching anything worth my time, what would lead me to believe that an...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-28-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,134
Posted By DirtMedic
I always carry. In my line of work, I see too...

I always carry. In my line of work, I see too many victims who could have had a better outcome to their situation if they had been able to defend themselves. I do not plan on being a victim. In...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-28-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By DirtMedic
I am always up for riding so PM me when you are...

I am always up for riding so PM me when you are in the area and I will be glad to give the local tour. Google maps says Auburndale is roughly an hour and a half away from Brooksville. Do bear in...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By DirtMedic
I rode over across the state on my DR650 last...

I rode over across the state on my DR650 last Friday with some guys from work on their Harleys. Didn't stay long though. Not my cup of tea. They ride too slow and preferred the slab of I-4. We...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By DirtMedic
Moved out of Pinellas County about 15 years ago. ...

Moved out of Pinellas County about 15 years ago. Traffic is horrible. I live in Brooksville about an hour and a half north of St Pete. Lots of twisty roads up here as well as state forest land to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 18,910
Posted By DirtMedic
An honest answer to the OP's question: The MSF...

An honest answer to the OP's question: The MSF basic rider course was a joke. I grew up riding dirt bikes and then went 20 years without riding. I bought a DR650 dual sport and went to get my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 43,899
Posted By DirtMedic
I had the opportunity to test ride a Brammo...

I had the opportunity to test ride a Brammo Empulse last year. My first impression was that the bike was very impressive. It was responsive in a way I have never felt a vehicle perform. The ride...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-19-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By DirtMedic
What is the weirdest/ most interesting thing you have found while riding?

I love getting out in the woods and exploring. I also enjoy Florida history. So the question is: What are some of the weird or most interesting things you have found while riding in Florida?

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,585
Posted By DirtMedic
Riding a DR650 for two years and 19,000 miles as...

Riding a DR650 for two years and 19,000 miles as my first street legal bike. So far so good. Plenty of off road get offs, but nothing resulting in injury. One minor low side in a church parking lot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 73,027
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: 663
Posted By DirtMedic
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,938
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: 6,808
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: 6,808
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: 3,845
Views: 579,376
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: 124
Views: 38,196
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: 1,268
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: 1,268
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: 1,268
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: 1,268
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: 1,702
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: 1,702
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: 1,702
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: 5,384
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: 10,447
Views: 2,242,987
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...
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