Blog

Week 1: My Grom and I

Last Friday we drove up to Georgetown to pick up a 2017 Bright Yellow Grom, and I have been loving it. I started off riding around the neighborhood to make sure I still remembered how to drive a motorcycle. It took a couple attempts, and a few embarrasing moments at the stop sign, but I finally got my groove. I am no longer fearful of stop signs and red lights!

I didn’t want to spend any more money so I went on the hunt for a used Helmet at the pawnshops. I visited about 5 pawn shops and found one for $59! It fits really well, and did not seem to be that used. Gave it a good once over with some cleaning products and hit the road with it. I am already looking at purchasing a brand new helmet from the same brand later on. Vega. 

Because of the holiday, it was a short work week. I was only able to take the Grom to work two days of the three we worked because of Rain. On Friday, I only took the Grom after lunch. My General Manager even gave me permission to park the Grom right on the curb so that it can get some shade. That was a huge relief as I wasn’t sure where to park the Grom. 

Now I just need Grom Friends!

Missing my Moto X

The first gen Moto X was the best non-nexus phone I ever owned. Not only was it practically Pure Android, it had some great hands free features. Now that I riding around in the Grom, I bought a Moto Hint to send me notifications to my ear. BUT, since it was an impulse buy at a pawn shop I didn’t do my research. Turns out all the cool hands free stuff for the Hint is for Moto X phones, and probably other Moto phones. I am currently looking for homebrew bluetooth apps to get the same experience as the Moto X with the Moto Hint. For now, it’s just a simple bluetooth earpiece. It does send my Audiobooks to my ear though. That’s cool.

 

Prototype: Olight and SOG Powerplay Kydex Combo Holster

The hardest part for me thus far with Kydex Holster making is getting everything straight! Goes to show that even though you have all the right tools, does not mean you’ll be able to compete with the big boys. Practice makes perfect though, so I whipped up this guy last night. Edges need more work, but I did a slightly better job at getting the fasteners aligned.

Looking at it now as I write this, my OCD is kicking in big time. (I didn’t even know I had OCD) Bottom fasteners should have been properly aligned along with the straighter edges. And after wearing it for a few hours, I probably should have inverted the placement of the Olight and the SOG Powerplay. The Olight is stabbing me a bit. I’ll just have to lose some weight.

Get your own Olight and SOG Powerplay:

 

Kydex Holsters

After purchasing and loving a Kydex holster for my Glock 43 I thought it would be fun to try and make some on my own. It is very fun, and not as easy as YouTube makes it out to be. Here are some that I have made. Hopefully I continue to get better and better at it.

Sig P238 IWB
Sig P238 IWB
Ruger SR9C OWB
Ruger SR9C OWB
M&P Shield IWB
M&P Shield IWB