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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Looks like a typo. The term usually used is...

Looks like a typo. The term usually used is "decreasing radius" curve. They get tighter and tighter as you get into them. They look innocent until you a get into them too hot, then :eek1 :muutt....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2015, 05:44 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
But you can access all the Big Level area from...

But you can access all the Big Level area from the bottom on FR-42 aka Coal Road.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-26-2015, 02:26 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Bull Shit :topes You did that all by yourself....

Bull Shit :topes You did that all by yourself. :lol3 I did keep you from doing a face plant into the camp fire a few
minutes before you did your cliff dive. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 05:37 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
7:30 this morning in Powhatan. :vardy ...

7:30 this morning in Powhatan. :vardy

http://madstrom.smugmug.com/Weather/Snow-2-17-2015/i-5dTsfDR/0/XL/DSC03135-XL.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-26-2015, 07:09 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Just off the BRP(Blue Ridge Parkway): Alhambra...

Just off the BRP(Blue Ridge Parkway):
Alhambra Rd on Piney River. From Richmond area take Rte 60 to Buckinghan CH turn right on Rte 56. Follow Rte 56 across Rte 29 to Rte151/56 to 56 to Lowesville....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 06:05 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
In snow and hard pack ice is one thing. But, it...

In snow and hard pack ice is one thing. But, it would be interesting to see how long those spikes/studs last going through 11 miles and 318 turns on that combination of slush/snow/black ice and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 01:07 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Directly across the street from the motel and...

Directly across the street from the motel and "Tree of Shame". The dragon is a piece of some vey skilled metal work.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 12:40 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
We want videos. :lol3 11 miles of that should...

We want videos. :lol3 11 miles of that should very entertaining!!!!

:muutt:muutt:muutt:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 12:34 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Awesome pictures!!!! Thanks for posting...

Awesome pictures!!!! Thanks for posting them.:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 05:32 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
A large percentage of "drivers" I see on the road...

A large percentage of "drivers" I see on the road can't even get the basics of driving 101 correct. They seem to have no concept of staying in thier own lane especially on rural 2 lane roads. They...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 01:28 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
That used to be called the bus when I worked at...

That used to be called the bus when I worked at Southern States at 7th & Main in the 60's or a few years later at Miller & Rhodes. :gerg Personally, I do not want a car with all the electronics they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Deals Gap Dragon Speed Limit 65 MPH Part 1

Here's very informative video on the THP and Deals Gap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdfq1qFX-qs
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 07:04 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
:clap Best of luck in your new venture. I'm...

:clap Best of luck in your new venture. I'm happy for you!!! :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-10-2015, 07:53 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
I think I bought the helmet about 4 years ago. ...

I think I bought the helmet about 4 years ago. It was the newest Shoie out at the time. The Kili was a Gen 4 on sale for $149.95 a real bargain. I wasn't really looking for anything just browsing....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-10-2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Sprocketz next door to Richmond Honda on Broad...

Sprocketz next door to Richmond Honda on Broad Street has a pretty good selection. I bought a Shoei RF1100 helmet, First Gear Kilimanjaro Jacket, some First Gear Gloves and some other things I can...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 89,235
Posted By MADSTROM
. Great photos!!! :clap I'm subscribed ....

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Great photos!!! :clap I'm subscribed .


Not to hijack your thread but your photo and description reminds me of one on the East coast. Breaks Interstate Park. Big difference is there's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 07:43 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
What's really poignant is to see and hear the...

What's really poignant is to see and hear the difference in his appearance and voice as he performs first as a young man in 1971 and gradually becomes the old man during his several performances on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 28,459
Posted By MADSTROM
Another USA Source for Mitas Tires

Front:
Mitas E-07 Dakar, Dual-Sport, Front 19 inch, Size 110/80-19, 50% Street / 50% Dirt, 59T, Tubeless Bias Ply Tire - TwistedThrottle.com...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Nice to see a serious adult motorcyclist riding...

Nice to see a serious adult motorcyclist riding sanely and in full AGATT on a good looking bike.(Triumphant Tiger?) What's not to like? :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Hey I've been there. HYDRO DYNE INC (the old...

Hey I've been there. HYDRO DYNE INC (the old Baldwin Limi Hamilton) plant. Also, used to go to Joy Manufacturing in the New Philly plant 1-2 time a month for about 5 years straight. Great motorcycle...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
I really enjoy watching truly skilled riders. The...

I really enjoy watching truly skilled riders. The last 5 videos are truly epic and awesome IMHO. :eek1:clap I thought some other guys might enjoy them also. Sorry that's all you got out of these....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 07:09 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
You need to try that on your VFR :lol3

You need to try that on your VFR :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Looks like just about a second or 2 from a crash....

Looks like just about a second or 2 from a crash. Her crash bars are barely off the road surface and the curve is not yet that sharp. I'm sure her AGAT protected her ... NOT!!! "Stupid is as stupid...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 11:44 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Incredible Off Road Riding Skills!!!!!!

Just found this on Stromtroopers. It's really appropriate for this time of year.
Enjoy:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Ethanol gas treatment

You know they make an ethanol gas treatment now. http://www.sta-bil360.com/how-it-works
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2014, 12:37 PM
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Views: 2,038,954
Posted By MADSTROM
Adams Oil Powhatan:...

Adams Oil Powhatan: http://pure-gas.org/station?station_id=6332
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
I weigh 165 lbs , is that the reason mine feels...

I weigh 165 lbs , is that the reason mine feels fine to me with the stock springing? :wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 06:59 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
What ... no pictures of the back side of 56 from...

What ... no pictures of the back side of 56 from Vesuvius to the BRP? You confirmed for me why we didn't go up to the BRP. I knew it would be closed after 8"-12" inches of snow last Wednesday. They...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 06:35 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
It doesn't connect to anything up top and I...

It doesn't connect to anything up top and I coluldn't find a connection to the BRP the last time I tried it.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2014, 09:34 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Judging from previous experience, my guess would...

Judging from previous experience, my guess would be the "Confederate Breast Works " on Rte 250 west of Churchville. That's the 1st serious elevation going west of the BRP.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 06:21 AM
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Posted By MADSTROM
I already know and have ridden them all. I can...

I already know and have ridden them all. I can take most of the day just to get out to the BRP. My objective was to get out to Blue Grass Valley and there's only so much daylight this time of year.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2014, 05:43 PM
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Views: 908
Posted By MADSTROM
If you mean Blue Grass Valley, probably but you...

If you mean Blue Grass Valley, probably but you never know. I've ridden out there in the middle of the winter and just picked my way through there very carefully. It's even prettier with snow on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
More than ever! :ricky:ricky:ricky You are...

More than ever! :ricky:ricky:ricky You are welcome to give it a test ride. Just let me know.:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Ride to Blue Grass Yesterday

400 miles of :ricky:ricky:ricky

Here's a link to my posting in Day Rides.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25499049#post25499049...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By MADSTROM
Last Trip to Blue Grass Valley of Virginia before the Polar Vortex arrives

I rode out to the Blue Grass Valley of Virginia yesterday (11/12/2014) before the "Polar Vortex" descends upon us and screws up the roads for the rest of the winter. Total ride was 400 miles in 8...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 06:32 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Bicycle vs Ferrari Surprise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WREyAicJXkM&feature=player_embedded
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33,240
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Posted By MADSTROM
Rawhyde Video

Check out this video:

http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/sava/index.html
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-02-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 33,240
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Posted By MADSTROM
Swannanoa (mansion)

I took a tour of it about 20 years ago. I just stumbled into it when I followed the road up above the Howard Johnson. It wasn't even open to the public then but they still gave me the cook's tour....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,288
Posted By MADSTROM
The sadlle bags and probably the mounts are from...

The sadlle bags and probably the mounts are from a CBX.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By MADSTROM
Yes ... I got about 4 short videos of them going...

Yes ... I got about 4 short videos of them going round and round. :ricky
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