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Introduction post

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Mush, May 2, 2020.

  1. Mush

    Mush Hiker

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    Name: Mush
    Gender: male
    Age: 44
    Location: Australia
    Hyper focused on: hiking, cycling, kayaking, outdoor gadgets including but not limited to: flashlights, clothing, tools, drink bottles, nutrition and maps
    Diagnosed January 2020: ASD

    Posting this because it’s polite to post in the new member section of a forum when you first join.
     
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  2. Wolfgangus Faldestolius

    Wolfgangus Faldestolius Little notes from an armchair

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    I love maps! Especially when I'm sitting still! :)
     
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  3. unperson

    unperson Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Hi there, Mush, quite the outdoors guy it seems. What's that pointy mountain in your pic?
     
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    Hi Much and welcome.
     
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  5. Mush

    Mush Hiker

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    The pointy mountain is actually two mountains with a smaller in front of the larger.

    They are Mt. Coonowrin and Mt. Beerwah as viewed from Mt. Ngungun in Queensland, Australia.

    They are a short drive from where I live. I have been climbing them since I was a child (except Mt. Coonowrin as you can’t climb it because of unstable rock faces).

    It is good now as I take my own children climbing there on weekends throughout the year.
     
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    Mush Hiker

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    My wife has bought me several world atlases over the years because I will spend hours just looking through them at different places, distances and geographic features.

    Google maps/earth is probably my most used app. I can spend an hour or more each night just looking at different things. I especially love to locate canyons and sharp geological features in the earths surface. Measuraing distances and whatnot.

    May wife finds it amusing and tells people that I can pretty much drive anywhere without needing a map as I’ve spent so much time looking at them I know which roads go where.
     
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    Alexej Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Hi there @Mush


    Welcome to the Forums.
    I note the politeness in your post, which is appreciated.

    However, politeness is frequently found in here, but with one exception.
    You have to bring your own biscuits. We have coffee and chat.


    Enjoy the humour of the place and get to know us a bit
     
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    Hi and welcome. They keep saying there's coffee but I haven't found it yet... however, this is a friendly place and I hope you enjoy it here. I am fascinated by maps too, also diagrams graphs etc. You have put your interest to good use, and sounds like you have a great and compatible partner too.

    :herb::bee::seedling::beetle::palmtree::leafwind::deciduous::cat:
     
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  9. Mush

    Mush Hiker

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    I’m not too fond of coffee anyway, so that works well if it’s not readily available. I take my own hot chocolate when I go out because most people don’t have it, or they have bad hot chocolate. It’s gotta be Swiss Miss.
     
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  10. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Hi Mush

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    Hi Mush! I spend all or most of my free time outdoors! I have the knack of studying the area maps and quickly learning from maps!

    Welcome!
     
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  13. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to Autism Forums!
     
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  14. Mush

    Mush Hiker

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    What type of riding do you do? I used to race MTB back in the late 90’s early 2000’s until I started having kids. I wasn’t very good because I am not super coordinated and I can only pedal at a slow cadence no matter how hard I try. Never knew it was an aspie thing.

    Best I ever got to was 14th overall class B state title. I was happy just to be involved. Now most of my riding is either on bike paths or fire trails, as single tracks around here have gone from beautiful flowing single track to virtual obstacle courses.

    Today’s kids will never know the thrill of whizzing past trees at 45kph on a perfectly curved corner. Now they’re full of logs and jumps and other hazards designed to make it more... ‘fun’?

    There is a really good rail trail about an hour and a bit drive from here that’s more my style now. Another decade and I’ll probably have an e-bike