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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Welcome to the new inmates. This area is getting...

Welcome to the new inmates. This area is getting to be pretty well represented.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By wvdirtbiker
RETIRE? You have to be old to retire, don't you?

RETIRE? You have to be old to retire, don't you?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By wvdirtbiker
You might want to look at Pocahontas County. The...

You might want to look at Pocahontas County. The largest town is Marlinton and it has a hospital.
Pocahontas County is the second least populated county in WV and is about 60 or 70% National...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,317
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I've enjoyed your old thread. Subscribed to this...

I've enjoyed your old thread. Subscribed to this one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,475
Posted By wvdirtbiker
When I was still working, I did not really enjoy...

When I was still working, I did not really enjoy working on my bike.
Now that I'm retired, I find it's much more enjoyable.

Another factor is if something has to be repaired before you can ride...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,566
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Now that looks like a fun hill.

Now that looks like a fun hill.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I can give you directions. PM me.

I can give you directions. PM me.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Yes, that's exactly what it is.

Yes, that's exactly what it is.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-06-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 98,795
Posted By wvdirtbiker
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/wvdirtbik...

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/wvdirtbiker/WR%20Pics/HCtrail2_zpscc8dbd70.jpg

Out enjoying the WR.

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 742,694
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Pics from recent rides showing stickers. ...

Pics from recent rides showing stickers.

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/wvdirtbiker/DR-650%20Rides%202014/HightownADV2_zps8684f01f.jpg

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I probably can't make this weekend, but here are...

I probably can't make this weekend, but here are some pics of some recent rides.

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/wvdirtbiker/DR-650%20Rides%202014/CassHelicopter1_zpsf90e36c4.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3,496
Views: 1,471,501
Posted By wvdirtbiker
This is my favorite thread.

How about granddaughters?

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/wvdirtbiker/WR%20Pics/SydonWR2_zps096d5259.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Hey Rider WV, the parking lot at the big church...

Hey Rider WV, the parking lot at the big church is usually chained off.

Go past the church about 400 yards and you will see the Adena Village PO on the left. Go across the RR tracks and bear...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I ran into a man from Parkersburg up on Mt Carbon...

I ran into a man from Parkersburg up on Mt Carbon about 15 years ago and have become friends with him. We searched that day and a couple of other days since then for any ancient man made structures...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Count me in for Paint Creek or we could put in at...

Count me in for Paint Creek or we could put in at Adena Village and ride the Mt. Carbon area.
Wherever we go, we need to do it before the foliage gets too heavy. Sometime after all this rain would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,042
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Finding TDC

The easiest way I have found (which works on XR Hondas and my DR-650) is to remove the INTAKE valve cover and the two plugs on the flywheel cover.
Then turn the engine (via the flywheel nut) in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
This weekend

I'll be out and around on the 650 this weekend but it will be in Pocahontas County.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 78,677
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Is this crossing on Rt612 just a few miles south...

Is this crossing on Rt612 just a few miles south of McDowell? If it is, I've looked at it a few times but once the water was too high, the other times I was by myself and just didn't want to cross...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 95,425
Views: 17,937,792
Posted By wvdirtbiker
10 x 1.25

10 x 1.25
Forum: Racing 03-29-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 206,211
Posted By wvdirtbiker
WOW! When JS7 is on, he's really on. I'd would...

WOW! When JS7 is on, he's really on. I'd would have liked to have seen he and RV go at it if the points were closer. RV wouldn't have let him pull away so easily.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I was there about 7 or 8 years ago, not too long...

I was there about 7 or 8 years ago, not too long after they opened. They had some good single track then and they have more now.
Let me know when you will be there and I'll try to hook up with you.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Wishful thinking!!!!!

Wishful thinking!!!!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
That sounds good, especially the part about...

That sounds good, especially the part about drying up. I haven't been down but the last two rides the front end was all over the place. A new front tire should be here any day, so that's got to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Sounds good to me Chris, I'm pretty flexible. ...

Sounds good to me Chris, I'm pretty flexible.

Have you been riding with Uncle Bob lately?
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 330,013
Posted By wvdirtbiker
As long as there is no obvious damage to the rim,...

As long as there is no obvious damage to the rim, I would use it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,186
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Thanks for the RR and great pictures. That...

Thanks for the RR and great pictures. That country is a lot different than here in the southeast.

In case you haven't figured it out, those tires don't mix well with snow or mud. Think DOT...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
The ride today was on hunt club land on the west...

The ride today was on hunt club land on the west side of Oak Hill. I joined the hunt club about 5 years ago just to have a place close by to ride.

More land is being closed to riding every year...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 288,468
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Early Spring Ride in Southern WV

Our first 60 degree plus day this year. Was able to get in a quick 50 mile ride.

.http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/wvdirtbiker/DR-650%20Rides%202014/WaterfallsbelowAnstead_zps0e20db27.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,082
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Really Tall Rider

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Rik Smits. He's a 7' 4" retired NBA player who loves dirt bikes.
He makes a big bore KTM look like a mini bike.
He has run some GNCC's and is an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Understand that while it is tagged, it is far...

Understand that while it is tagged, it is far from street legal. I have no brake lights or signal lights.
The tag is just to semi-legally connect trails.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I bought it in VA and the title did not specify...

I bought it in VA and the title did not specify "off road use only". It had been titled in MD before that.

I just took the signed title and bill of sale to the DMV and asked for a tag. No...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Today's Ride

I can't believe nobody is posting pics of their rides in this great weather.

Here are some from a solo ride today on the WR in Fayette County.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-06-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29,486
Views: 1,556,160
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Looks nice Shannon. It should move quickly this...

Looks nice Shannon. It should move quickly this time of year.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Hi SPORTRIDERWV, glad you made it over here from...

Hi SPORTRIDERWV, glad you made it over here from DRRiders.

I'm still looking forward to hooking up if this weather ever breaks.

I was able to get about 50 miles on the DR Sunday a week ago.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Suzuki makes a Boulevard S-40 that is a 650cc...

Suzuki makes a Boulevard S-40 that is a 650cc single. I'm pretty sure it's the least expensive 650 on the market.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Thanks for the pics. Blue Grass valley is my all...

Thanks for the pics. Blue Grass valley is my all time favorite ride. It just doesn't get more beautiful than that.

I liked your before and after pics. Blue Grass hasn't changed that much in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 199,128
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Agree on the rag. Just stuff it between the...

Agree on the rag. Just stuff it between the gears.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10,514
Views: 552,366
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I thought that was Mike Brown. Didn't know he...

I thought that was Mike Brown. Didn't know he had signed with Husky. When did that happen?

I'd like to see him race the Snowshoe GNCC.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,081
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I hate to hear that Mike. Keep us posted of any...

I hate to hear that Mike. Keep us posted of any changes.
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