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Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Motorcycles
« on: Yesterday at 08:48:28 pm »
Definitely agree. I always wore everything all the time, even if the ride was shorter than the time to put it all on. You never know.

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Motorcycles
« on: Yesterday at 05:54:00 pm »
I don’t have a mc anymore, though I still have the endorsement on my drivers license. Just thought I would share a story about a very lucky guy...
Yesterday I climbed Mount Neva...
From the summit looking back at the route.
I took Lefthand Canyon down to get home. When I had an mc, it was one of my favorites to ride, though I’d say it’s not for the inexperienced. Lots of tight turns, and it’s tempting to go too fast. I saw some riders approaching from behind, so I pulled over, stuck my hand out of the window, and waved at them to go by. They’ll be going faster than me and I know it can suck to get stuck behind a car here.
So they pass going into a tight left hand turn. Guy in front was fine, but I watched in horror as guy two entered too tight and then went wide, crossing the white line and going into the guard rail. He fortunately laid it down and lowsided vs highside- that could’ve been a lot worse. There’s a fast flowing creek on the other side of the rail.
He got up right away and lost a little skin, but was otherwise uninjured. Guy one came back and said guy two had only been riding 2-3 weeks. Both had helmets but no other gear. I gave him a ride down the canyon as we couldn’t get cell reception up there. I hope he concluded his day by buying a lottery ticket! Phew!
But if he had been injured, he probably had the best person in me to be right there. I had my inreach, a satellite communication device, and could’ve called for help immediately. I am also CPR certified and work in public safety, so setting up incident command and directing responders in is literally my job.
Anyway, just wanted to share. Be safe out there all. If he had been wearing gear, he would have had no injuries at all. But this also could’ve been way worse. In my general experience, motorcyclists usually do not walk away uninjured.

Accessories / Re: Firearms/Self Defense Chat
« on: July 02, 2020, 10:19:31 pm »
I haven’t done any reloading either.
Photo of the rounds I use and what for, L to R:
Underwood xtreme penetrator 90 grain-outdoors/running.
Hornady critical defense 90 grain-ccw.
Underwood hard cast fn 100 grain-outdoors.
Underwood xtreme penetrator 115 grain +P-outdoors.
Federal 124 grain hst-ccw.
Underwood FMJ fn 124 grain +P-outdoors.
Underwood xtreme defender 115 grain-ccw.
Hornady XTP 180 grain-ccw.
Underwood hardcast hitek 200 grain-outdoors.
Buffalo bore hardcast 220 grain-outdoors (shooting this is like getting kicked in the hand by a horse).

Sport / Re: Runners
« on: July 02, 2020, 02:48:39 am »
Got a slightly used Coros Apex via Facebook marketplace for 200 usd, full retail is 300. Seems fine, and has a lot of the features I was looking for. Don’t know if I would have paid full price as I can get a discount on Suunto via work which makes their watch I was looking at about 70 bucks more, and it seems like that would be nicer in the end, though it sounds like their user interface is not well liked. If cost were no objective, probably would’ve went for one of Garmin Fenix 6 options. Like the solar one a lot. Unfortunately, cost is an objective.
I’ve only used it to track baby walks around the neighborhood so far, but the track looks very accurate. I can tell what side of the street I was on or places we walked in the street vs sidewalk to avoid obstacles. As DCrainmaker noted, some of the metrics in the app are weird. Today’s 4 mile walk at 17:25 a mile with 130 ft of gain gave me 46 points on their training load graph, yesterday’s 3 mile similar pace/gain got me 0 points. Looks like 120 is the max. So not sure how my easy short walk got over a third of those points.
Anyway, looks nice and isn’t too big on my skinny ass wrists.

Accessories / Re: Firearms/Self Defense Chat
« on: July 02, 2020, 02:16:52 am »
Underwood has a similar polymer coating they call HiTek. It’s on the hard cast 10mm rounds (maybe others) to avoid lead fouling the barrel. Had no issues.

Accessories / Re: Firearms/Self Defense Chat
« on: July 01, 2020, 04:12:41 pm »
That’s what I carry in 9mm too, but the 124 grain version.

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« on: July 01, 2020, 04:33:05 am »
@Giles very cool!

I was thinking if you are all interested (I keep wanting to taste everyone’s bread) what about doing a common recipe we all decide on in our own methods and posting the results?
Or maybe someone can post a recipe they like and we all make it? We can take turns and do one every few weeks...
Any other ideas so we could share?

Accessories / Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« on: July 01, 2020, 04:27:14 am »
Posting here vs the real watch thread as I know it’s nothing special, but new to me Coros Apex. Got it slightly used for a good price off Facebook marketplace. GPS running watches are so confusing. There definitely is no “best” one.
Though it checked a lot of my boxes, I probably wouldn’t have purchased at full retail as I can get a discount on Suunto and maybe some others, which put more expensive watches in the price range I was looking at. Only used it to track my walk with baby today so far, won’t get to track a trail run until the weekend. We’ll see how it does!
(Yes, the number at the bottom is my resting heart rate.)

Accessories / Re: Firearms/Self Defense Chat
« on: July 01, 2020, 04:19:18 am »
@gaseousclay For online retailers, I am very happy with Underwood, though it looks like a lot of 9mm options are currently sold out (of course). https://www.underwoodammo.com/collections/handgun-ammo/cartridge_9mm-luger
Theirs is the only non range ammo I use in 10mm, either self defense loads or the heavy hunting stuff for backpacking. There’s a video on YouTube somewhere of their 220 grain hard cast flat nose 10mm penetrating 5+ feet of ballistics gel. And keep going. That’s pretty crazy, definitely not for self or home defense.

Other Brands and Shops / Re: FabFour/Skull Jeans and Leather Goods
« on: June 27, 2020, 02:44:54 am »
@501/IH thank you. I like em a lot, should’ve chosen them as my DWC pair. Ah well!
More photos at 352 days with a raw unworn pair of 5010xx for contrast. Gonna get these to a full year, then focus on something else until the TCB contest on SUFU starts in September.

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« on: June 25, 2020, 11:21:12 pm »
Haven’t posted in a little. I’ve been making this recipe the past few weeks:
But subbing central mills’ type 85 for the whole wheat. They describe it as halfway between whole wheat and bread flour, so I guess you could split the amount 50/50 and get something comparable.
Anyway, pretty tasty!

Other Brands and Shops / Re: Who makes the best waxed cotton jacket?
« on: June 06, 2020, 08:02:33 pm »
Mercy Supply makes waxed jackets too. I have one of their non waxed jackets and it is nice.

Thanks @neph93 - it’s my favorite lighter weight IH shirt. Not much difference from last time I put up some photos, though it is now dirtier! https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10654.30
I regret many of my lighter weight shirts won’t get much wear this summer as I am on leave from work to take care of our baby, and she doesn’t mind if I don’t dress up!

Doing some more voluntary trail work today. About 8 hours, all with hand tools. Pretty bushed!
IHSH-185, IHG-052, and recently rewaxed Filson single tin pants which were positively swampy. But did save my leg from the saw.

Other Brands and Shops / Re: Ship John
« on: May 31, 2020, 12:52:59 am »
Gotta give a shout out to Ship John after some excellent customer service. I ordered two of their masks and a hat from them last week. Three masks showed up. I sent an email saying I’d be happy to send back or pay for the third mask, and to let them know about the hat. They said to keep the mask as a spare, and sent the hat.
Very nice of them! My wife and I are both first responders, hence the note.

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