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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 04:56 PM
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Views: 8,956,996
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, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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 12-14-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
Epic Winter Motorcyle Ride to Alaska/Prudoe Bay

I really hope some of you guys have watched these videos. The photography, music and editing is some of the best I have ever seen.

Epic Ride to Alaska/Prudoe Bay in the dead of winter in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
You need to try that on your VFR :lol3

You need to try that on your VFR :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
It's not the bike it's the rider.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9Mcz9cttW4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6vvntP56mw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-DuzXcQ4qM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iITomfFclpM


Epic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35,509
Views: 8,956,996
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, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
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, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 04:32 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
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, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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: Beasts 10-29-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,742
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, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
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
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
[QUOTE=pplassm;25285575]Just got back from Barber...

[QUOTE=pplassm;25285575]Just got back from Barber Vintage Festival. if you haven't been there, yet, put it on your list. There were an estimated 90,000 people there.

Same here. 1,600 miles in 4...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-03-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
For those who just can't get to much horse power.

http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/the-psychotic-300-hp-kawasaki-ninja-h2r-is-a-hellcat-o-1640740797
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
Atlantic Leather - They are in the shopping...

Atlantic Leather - They are in the shopping center at Gaskins & Broad a few doors down from Martins. Call me if you want details.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-20-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20,945
Views: 1,095,945
Posted By MADSTROM
You will pleased with the difference a sheep skin...

You will pleased with the difference a sheep skin makes.
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By MADSTROM
You made the same decision I made a year ago and...

You made the same decision I made a year ago and I have zero regrets. I looked at the 12 & 13 models but just couldn't get warmed up to the new design. I like you had thousands of dollars and 7 years...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
$1,400.00:eek1:eek1:eek1

$1,400.00:eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
I highly recommend Green Front's in Farmville....

I highly recommend Green Front's in Farmville. You will find a huge selection of quality furniture at VERY reasonable prices. You can get quality furniture at Haynes pricing. They routinely self at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
I think the count is usually about 100-150. It's...

I think the count is usually about 100-150. It's not a big rally and it's in a great spot.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
Cross over into WV and you can immediately add...

Cross over into WV and you can immediately add several hundred more miles of gravel/dirt and even goat trails.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20,945
Views: 1,095,945
Posted By MADSTROM
Lake Sherando Rally is this weekend.

<TABLE id=post24936141 class=dg-post cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD id=td_post_24936141 class=dg-post-content> Is anybody going this year?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 03:33 PM
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Posted By MADSTROM
Sherando Lake Rally this weekend!!!

Is anybody going this year?

http://www-rbmwr-com.rmctools.com/?stp=article_display&article_id=336

http://madstrom.smugmug.com/Other/Sherando/i-65ssJKL/0/X2/H0040193-X2.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
Here's a few more shots from that day. ...

Here's a few more shots from that day.

http://madstrom.smugmug.com/Other/Hattons-Ferry-5-5-2012/i-SH7kQLh/0/X2/DSC00254-X2.jpg


Motley Looking Crewe :lol3...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
Congrats ... It also took me 7 trips before I...

Congrats ... It also took me 7 trips before I made it across on the ferry. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
. I'm very familiar with Lake Sherando. ...

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I'm very familiar with Lake Sherando. It's the first place I ever camped at 60 years ago. I was just pointing how primitive camping up on the Big Levels is. It looks like a shanty town at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
I've seen quite a few cars/vans camping up top of...

I've seen quite a few cars/vans camping up top of Big Levels. It is primitve with no faciities. The turn off is on the BRP at Bald Mountain Overlook just a few miles south of Sherando Lake. But, why...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,829,223
Posted By MADSTROM
Hey Jimmy. I'll ride out just to say hi.:ricky..

Hey Jimmy. I'll ride out just to say hi.:ricky..
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