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Old 08-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #20956
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My son is home!!

As most of you know, my son has been deployed since March and was expected home later this month. Today, while eating lunch, and celebrating my father in law's 77th birthday, my boy walked into the kitchen, catching all of us off guard and creating quite a stir. We had no idea he was coming home early. In fact, he landed at Hurlburt at 0900 today and came straight here to surprise us. I had just cooked hamburgers and Conecuh Sausage on the grill, so after hugs and tears all around, he sat down to a burger, pasta salad and sweet tea.

It's a good day at my house!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #20957
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whats the entry fee?
Cost me $25 plus $5 for the second match.
Add ammo to that.
Prices are quite a bit lower if you are a member.

I just bought a cheap used 30-06 Rem ADL to do load testing with... now to get a Garand and loading dies. Refinishing the ADL's stock today (the walnut stock was spray painted black, and the recoil pad was not fitted, and there was evidence of bullet strikes inside the end of the muzzle brake which means it probably shot like arse before...hopefully it will do OK from here on)

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Old 08-05-2012, 01:27 PM   #20958
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I put it in my calender maybe I will make it.

I think I can still see 100yrds, it's the sights that are the problem, do you really need those.

Fitz Miller and I walked, re-arrowed and trimmed about 8 miles of trail at Whiting OHV area this morning.
The parking area has been cleared, holding pond dug, and the forest service is starting to lay the gravel for the roads.
You only need to be able to see your front sight. Nothing else needs to be in focus. Reading glasses, anything to make the front sight crystal clear and you are on your way.

Hope to join you guys at WF soon. Bought a bunch of riding gear, waiting on a knee brace, and will have to use hiking boots until I scrounge up some decent boots.

That sounded like a ton of work!!!!!! You have earthmoving type gear? Or do I need to bring hand tools (shovels, rakes, chain saw)?
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:35 PM   #20959
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You only need to be able to see your front sight. Nothing else needs to be in focus. Reading glasses, anything to make the front sight crystal clear and you are on your way.

Hope to join you guys at WF soon. Bought a bunch of riding gear, waiting on a knee brace, and will have to use hiking boots until I scrounge up some decent boots.

That sounded like a ton of work!!!!!! You have earthmoving type gear? Or do I need to bring hand tools (shovels, rakes, chain saw)?

Excellent advice. I've been a firearms instructor since 1985 and if I had a nickel for every time I've told a student 'front sight', I could buy a KTM and be one of the cool kids....... :)
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:11 PM   #20960
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I do remember my Marine Corps training "Front sight, Press, Surprise" IN THE BLACK

We just used lobbers this morning to trim with, most of the trail just need riding in.

Speaking of gear after I fall I took on my knee a couple of weeks ago I think I need to start using knee protection.
Does anyone have any likes or dis likes on what kind to get, or does anyone have a pair to part with?
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:39 PM   #20961
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I do remember my Marine Corps training "Front sight, Press, Surprise" IN THE BLACK

We just used lobbers this morning to trim with, most of the trail just need riding in.

Speaking of gear after I fall I took on my knee a couple of weeks ago I think I need to start using knee protection.
Does anyone have any likes or dis likes on what kind to get, or does anyone have a pair to part with?
That's a loaded question. Many opinions on knee braces/protection.
"Most" of my knee episodes have been deep bruises or abrasions from impact, and even the cheapest ($25 pair) variety often are very good at protecting shins and knees. The other end of the spectrum ($700 pair) usually gets only average marks for knee coverage, while getting high marks for providing lateral support if properly fitted. I have the latter, and I get the impression they are better than nothing but not vastly superior to the cheapos which ARE both way better than no protection at all. Get the best you can afford, keeping an eye on 2 details; Ones that stay put while you ride, and are comfortable.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:43 PM   #20962
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As most of you know, my son has been deployed since March and was expected home later this month. Today, while eating lunch, and celebrating my father in law's 77th birthday, my boy walked into the kitchen, catching all of us off guard and creating quite a stir. We had no idea he was coming home early. In fact, he landed at Hurlburt at 0900 today and came straight here to surprise us. I had just cooked hamburgers and Conecuh Sausage on the grill, so after hugs and tears all around, he sat down to a burger, pasta salad and sweet tea.

It's a good day at my house!!
Must have been some good smelling grub to fetch him that fast, from that far away!
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:14 PM   #20963
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Must have been some good smelling grub to fetch him that fast, from that far away!

I cook a mean hamburger..
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #20964
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As most of you know, my son has been deployed since March and was expected home later this month. Today, while eating lunch, and celebrating my father in law's 77th birthday, my boy walked into the kitchen, catching all of us off guard and creating quite a stir. We had no idea he was coming home early. In fact, he landed at Hurlburt at 0900 today and came straight here to surprise us. I had just cooked hamburgers and Conecuh Sausage on the grill, so after hugs and tears all around, he sat down to a burger, pasta salad and sweet tea.

It's a good day at my house!!
NOTHING beats a homecoming... except maybe an unexpected one....
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:36 PM   #20965
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After over a three month lay off i finally got on a bike again...holy crap it sure felt good! Hoping to follow this up soon with a good fast burn on the 530!

Good for you dude.... glad you are ready to get back into it....

Im out next weekendbut let me know when you are ready.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:48 PM   #20966
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #20967
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wow today is a special day !
i for one and really happy for you and your family!
enjoy the time together.
fbm

Thanks fbm. He's got to check in at the base tomorrow and get himself situated then he gets to take a little time off and chill.

I'm amazingly proud. He's 25, has 5 years in the AF and has already done 2 deployments, 1 to Iraq and the 2nd to Afghanistan.

And for him to surprise us today was a great way to spend the afternoon.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #20968
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Thumb Homecomings and knee braces...2 good things.

My son is home!!
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As most of you know, my son has been deployed since March and was expected home later this month. Today, while eating lunch, and celebrating my father in law's 77th birthday, my boy walked into the kitchen, catching all of us off guard and creating quite a stir. We had no idea he was coming home early. In fact, he landed at Hurlburt at 0900 today and came straight here to surprise us. I had just cooked hamburgers and Conecuh Sausage on the grill, so after hugs and tears all around, he sat down to a burger, pasta salad and sweet tea.

It's a good day at my house!!

THAT is freakin' cool!!! It IS a great day at your house. Very happy to hear the news!




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Speaking of gear after I fall I took on my knee a couple of weeks ago I think I need to start using knee protection.
Does anyone have any likes or dis likes on what kind to get, or does anyone have a pair to part with?
Jeff,
I would echo what Kip said and add that the guy I bought my KLX from really got me thinking about kneebraces, but I kept putting off adding them to my ATTGATT list-- I have always been really flexible and never injured my knees in 50+ years. Well it finally happened, and I am lucky it wasn't worse. Based on the recommendations I received and read, I chose the Asterisk ultra cells at $500 from Rocky Mountain Cycle/ATV. Haven't checked but are probably cheaper now...

Fox/Pod or EVS are also top shelf. The only thing better is custom-fitted and you can easily hit $1000 for those... I have finally gotten mine dialed in and I feel like they protect my knee/shin as well as expensive guards (--which I already was wearing--and
I can't speak on that aspect of the Pods or EVS versions) as well as help protect the joint and prevent hyper-extension.

Another thing to consider is you will probably have to go to an "over the boot" style MX pant to accomodate the size of the brace and/or allow you to have full mobility when wearing braces and tighter pants. You are welcome to look at mine anytime. If you could try on a pair that would be great because if they ain't comfortable, you won't wear them...

Lastly, they can only "stabilize" your joint; just because you are wearing them you won't be invulnerable in a bad crash.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #20969
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As most of you know, my son has been deployed since March and was expected home later this month. Today, while eating lunch, and celebrating my father in law's 77th birthday, my boy walked into the kitchen, catching all of us off guard and creating quite a stir. We had no idea he was coming home early. In fact, he landed at Hurlburt at 0900 today and came straight here to surprise us. I had just cooked hamburgers and Conecuh Sausage on the grill, so after hugs and tears all around, he sat down to a burger, pasta salad and sweet tea.

It's a good day at my house!!
Sounds like a great day for you and your family. Tell your son "Thanks for what he does" for me!
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:27 PM   #20970
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wow today is a special day !
i for one and really happy for you and your family!
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FBM, How is the shoulder doing these days? Getting better I hope?
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