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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By Lacedaemon
Yikes. That's frightening - I am really glad that...

Yikes. That's frightening - I am really glad that I didn't get a bike until I was 30 - if I had had one in my teens/twenties I would have not stood great odds of making it to 30 (I liked triple digit...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By Lacedaemon
OW! And yes, it seems like things don't...

OW!

And yes, it seems like things don't really change except that since the Hurt report came out, safety gear has gotten better, and roads have gotten more crowded.

I realize this is a bit of a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By Lacedaemon
Another interesting Update

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/motorcyclist-deaths-projected-to-drop-for-the-second-straight-year/2015/05/20/cce8980e-feff-11e4-805c-c3f407e5a9e9_story.html?hpid=z3

Looks...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
My involvement has been restricted to reading...

My involvement has been restricted to reading build threads. A pity about the bickering. But the cost to utility ratio of a used schoolbus is hard to beat. Definitely post your build here!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
You should also take a look at this bus build....

You should also take a look at this bus build. It's awesome.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/our-bus-our-home-8024.html

And if you haven't been on skoolie.net, it's worth checking out.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
I love this. I have been bugging my wife about an...

I love this. I have been bugging my wife about an adventure bus for months. Sadly, her point about parking is unassailable.

That said, if all else fails, you might try a cab. I am sure they will...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 190,650
Posted By Lacedaemon
In my experience, US Customs are generally really...

In my experience, US Customs are generally really lax about things like liquor in amounts that are clearly for personal consumption. For a country that is generally stricter about vice law than many...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 244,991
Posted By Lacedaemon
I think there is an inmate who helps people to...

I think there is an inmate who helps people to buy used bikes and register them in Ireland.

I think this is his thread:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868979

Edit: I took a...
Forum: Face plant 02-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 134,324
Posted By Lacedaemon
Sweet! It must be nice having that thing off!

Sweet! It must be nice having that thing off!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
In my limited experience on a much lighter bike,...

In my limited experience on a much lighter bike, a gravel road in good weather rides a lot like a regular road - I just cornered really gently until my confidence improved.

A trail or water...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
A brief excerpt from the Wikipedia entry for 50...

A brief excerpt from the Wikipedia entry for 50 Shades of Grey (I haven't actually read either of them, so I shouldn't probably criticize or tease them):

"Background
The Fifty Shades trilogy was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 244,991
Posted By Lacedaemon
:wave Still loving this report! Where are you now?

:wave Still loving this report! Where are you now?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
Ouch. I hate to say it, but you have successfully...

Ouch. I hate to say it, but you have successfully tied a BMW motorcycle to crappy Twilight (the Saga!) fan fiction. Well done! :whip:pierce
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
That kind of makes sense, although you could use...

That kind of makes sense, although you could use fewer shades and still off set them against the black.

Paying is always the problem, isn't it. [emoji3]
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
Btw, I was looking up Grom stuff when I saw your...

Btw, I was looking up Grom stuff when I saw your link to Mike's trip. Glad you posted it - I'm surprised there hasn't been more written about his trip, epic as it is.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
Glad it works for you - I don't hate it, it just...

Glad it works for you - I don't hate it, it just threw me.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
My beef with the r-nine-t that they had was that...

My beef with the r-nine-t that they had was that I counted 5 (!) shades of grey/silver. The body panels, cylinder heads, headers, mufflers and subframe/exhaust brackets were all different shades of...
Forum: Face plant 01-08-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 134,324
Posted By Lacedaemon
That is fantastic news! It seems like the only...

That is fantastic news! It seems like the only thing worse than the Ilisarov device in your situation is not using the Ilisarov device.

Is there anything that they can do for your knee once you've...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
In Helmet Navigation?

Hey, what are folks thoughts on this? I've never used navigation on a motorcycle, but this is an intriguing idea, assuming that they can do it without impairing the safety, comfort, or FOV of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
If I were rich enough to waste the money, I would...

If I were rich enough to waste the money, I would buy a KLR (ideally first gen, ideally ideally one of the "collector" ones made in Japan pre '97 or whenever they moved production) and equip it with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
Sidis and pinlocks are pretty high cotton for a...

Sidis and pinlocks are pretty high cotton for a KLR.
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 190,650
Posted By Lacedaemon
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
Sheesh. Ice? Really? You two are bold.

Sheesh. Ice? Really?

You two are bold.
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 244,991
Posted By Lacedaemon
Any updates? :ear

Any updates? :ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
Cold Morning

I saw someone headed south on 110 this morning riding a R1200GS Adv. Time was ~8:40. Anyone here?:eek1

Icky day to be on the road. I had to walk 10 blocks and my feet are still cold.
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 44,864
Posted By Lacedaemon
Not sure whether this is the original or not, but...

Not sure whether this is the original or not, but it's got current postings, including this one. It's a sticky at the top of "Pics, pics, pics."
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 788,484
Posted By Lacedaemon
http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i...

http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i-RpFQd7Z/0/XL/194-XL.jpg

Love this picture (from here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25435690&postcount=167)). It looks like a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 44,864
Posted By Lacedaemon
http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i...

http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i-RpFQd7Z/0/XL/194-XL.jpg



Agreed! Did you actually put it in the nomination thread? If no I will put it there.

This is fantastic. It's the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 190,650
Posted By Lacedaemon
OK, that may be my favorite video so far. Well...

OK, that may be my favorite video so far. Well done!
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,096
Posted By Lacedaemon
Huh. I wonder how he did that. I haven't found...

Huh. I wonder how he did that. I haven't found anything of that sort since we don't use ferries for more than short trips here on the east coast much (more as you get north into Maine and Canada with...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,096
Posted By Lacedaemon
I just wish we had ferries from, say, Halifax to...

I just wish we had ferries from, say, Halifax to Iceland. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,096
Posted By Lacedaemon
Thanks Macias, I agree about Iceland in August. I...

Thanks Macias, I agree about Iceland in August. I went there in 2001 and had 7 days of sun in 8 days.

I really enjoyed following this report.

Looking forward to the next one! :freaky
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,633
Posted By Lacedaemon
I enjoyed that very much. I haven't been to that...

I enjoyed that very much. I haven't been to that part of the world since I was 12 - time to go back.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
Question

Hey, was there anyone here on Hampton Road near Fountainhead Regional Park on Sunday riding a loaded dual sport, VA license plate END***?

Just curious as I pulled up behind you for a little while....
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 190,650
Posted By Lacedaemon
Wow. Just, wow. :eek1 I'm impressed that you...

Wow. Just, wow. :eek1

I'm impressed that you guys were able to work that out like that.
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 244,991
Posted By Lacedaemon
Looks like you need to subscribe to get the...

Looks like you need to subscribe to get the article, but here are some of the photos from the issue and a link to where you can subscribe get it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8,849
Views: 1,639,512
Posted By Lacedaemon
Thanks! I was getting right around 70 and then...

Thanks! I was getting right around 70 and then dropped from there. But I've been running the freeway a lot and I'm a big guy so there's a lot of WOT in 4th and 5th.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8,849
Views: 1,639,512
Posted By Lacedaemon
My mileage has also tanked recently, but I only...

My mileage has also tanked recently, but I only have 10% of the miles that you do. I had been assuming it is my considerably girth, but I suspect a valve check is in order (it's scheduled anyway). I...
Forum: Racing 09-25-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,464
Posted By Lacedaemon
:clap

:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 393,612
Posted By Lacedaemon
Mt. Washington

I hiked up Mt. Washington when I was about 8 and have been dreaming of riding up that way for a while. It's such a cool place! It was the first time I ever got above the tree line and I loved it.
...
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