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Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-13-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 364,262
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: 1,035
Views: 364,262
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: 1,492
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: 1,665
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: 646
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: 20,625
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: 3,113
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: 3,581
Views: 524,766
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: 1,249
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: 17,591
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: 17,591
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: 17,591
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: 6,509
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: 1,283
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: 823
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: 1,283
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: 17,591
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: 374
Views: 29,876
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: 1,472
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: 5,281
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: 72,040
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: 626
Posted By DirtMedic
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,634
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: 6,395
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: 6,395
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: 3,581
Views: 524,766
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: 37,248
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: 1,181
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: 1,181
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: 1,181
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: 1,181
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: 1,572
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: 1,572
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: 1,572
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: 5,096
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: 10,293
Views: 2,175,680
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: 10,293
Views: 2,175,680
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: 148
Views: 21,929
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: 148
Views: 21,929
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: 148
Views: 21,929
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...
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