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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Interesting idea. Something definitely worth...

Interesting idea. Something definitely worth exploring.

We already know we're going to put out the call for volunteers to work the event at the dealership next year. It's grown to the point that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,078
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Greatt RR. Glad to hear you're planning a return...

Greatt RR. Glad to hear you're planning a return visit. Me too. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I've tried to think of the best way to express...

I've tried to think of the best way to express the tremendous growth in donations directly from the riders. I'm a visual guy, so this helped me understand just what was accomplished.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-12-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
fyi... I know everyone is wondering, what did we...

fyi... I know everyone is wondering, what did we collect for the school?

The accountants are tabulating away in the back room. Will have the numbers soon.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-10-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thanks, Rudderfeet. It does help. I know...

Thanks, Rudderfeet. It does help. I know everyone involved wants this event to continue to improve every year.

I'll make sure Romney gets your comments.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I don't think I've ever taken so few pictures for...

I don't think I've ever taken so few pictures for a 4 day ride. Had to grab some from the video.

Friday
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/englishjr/20150501_115427.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Where to begin? What a great event! Full of the...

Where to begin? What a great event! Full of the awesome members of the best motorcycle community around. That is not hyperbole. Repeatedly during the weekend I heard Larry say with some amazement...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Back home. Thanks to everyone who came to...

Back home.

Thanks to everyone who came to make this the biggest and best Camp N Ride event yet.

I won't have a chance to wrap thing up from my perspective this evening, but will get something...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I like the looks of that one, too. But only...

I like the looks of that one, too. But only Suzuki brought bikes this year. Big tractor trailer right out the front door.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Pretty good group growing already. Rode by the...

Pretty good group growing already. Rode by the Koolwink and there are a number of bikes out front.

I have one update to the bikes available for riding this time. The Suzuki truck is already...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I'll be heading over to Romney shortly. I should...

I'll be heading over to Romney shortly. I should be there by mid-afternoon. Don't expect to be posting much of anything until Sunday. A few parting thoughts...

If you have not printed your ICE...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
For those arriving early and watching the...

For those arriving early and watching the weather, I heard from Romney today. They are installing a 20x40 tent on Thursday morning. So if there is rain, there is still a place to be dry and relax...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
A few final thoughts as we all get ready to roll....

A few final thoughts as we all get ready to roll.

If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to read the Welcome document here: Welcome document link...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Arrival Information ...

Arrival Information

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/englishjr/2015_Romney_1.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/englishjr/media/2015_Romney_1.jpg.html)

Considering how this event has...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Rt72 and River are parallel to each other. Rt72...

Rt72 and River are parallel to each other. Rt72 is the amazingly twisty road up the hill from River, which runs....along the river. River is only reachable by Rt72.

Rt72 is a scenic road, not a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I was thinking about your situation. If you...

I was thinking about your situation. If you really want to do that route, there is a parking lot/boat ramp on Mt Storm Lake, right next to the power plant. That would be a pretty good place to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Okay, we're about a week away from kicking off...

Okay, we're about a week away from kicking off the party. There are a couple of questions out to Romney right now, then Wreckchecker and I will start getting out the final per-arrival info. But...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I do want to highlight that the route you are...

I do want to highlight that the route you are looking at neither starts nor ends near Romeny. You can probably add another 75+ miles round trip to that 114 miles for that particular route. I only...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I agree, I believe there is going to be a pretty...

I agree, I believe there is going to be a pretty good number of people arriving on Thursday. I'm planning to be there mid to late afternoon Thursday. I'm not sure what ride I'll be doing on Friday,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Sorry you won't make it, but congrats on the...

Sorry you won't make it, but congrats on the reason. Pleasure meeting you last year. Hope you'll come back next year.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
No worries. It really didn't come off to me as a...

No worries. It really didn't come off to me as a negative post. I was also a little concerned that what several of us said might come off in a way that could intimidate someone from outside the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Not at all. But we do have people coming from...

Not at all. But we do have people coming from all over. California, Texas and many points in between. I'm sure some are coming from places that are mostly flat and straight. Those of us who are...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
We have a few more items which will be given away...

We have a few more items which will be given away during the charity raffle. One of the Stromtrooper guys, Mark444, has a website (http://moto-kafe.smugmug.com/browse ) and sent a few of the items...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Sorry to hear you can't ride, but glad you're...

Sorry to hear you can't ride, but glad you're still going to make it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Couple updates from Romney. Food: The...

Couple updates from Romney.

Food: The Ruritans will be on site and offering meals starting Friday at lunch, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning. As with last year, Romney is sponsoring the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Ouch... really sorry to hear that. Do wish you a...

Ouch... really sorry to hear that. Do wish you a speedy recovery.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I did not test it. I was told by a local rider...

I did not test it. I was told by a local rider that it was probably more than 6' deep. I took his word for it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
More routes to consider. Please keep in mind, I...

More routes to consider. Please keep in mind, I have not ridden all of these roads. My expectations might not always match reality. Even the roads I have ridden, may have changed since the last...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Happy to do it. Welcome! For anyone...

Happy to do it. Welcome!


For anyone interested, just got word that 2 rooms were cancelled at the Koolwink. I don't know if there's a waiting list. If not, they could be available.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 54,684
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Not saying... I will say this was the view from...

Not saying... I will say this was the view from near the center. You can see the shore of the park side on the left and the other shore on the right. Pick your line very carefully. :eek1
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 54,684
Posted By Dirt_Dad
To make certain I'm clear. Close Mtn is the...

To make certain I'm clear. Close Mtn is the first one that we went down this morning, and Hile was the last one we went up...right? That was good stuff. Thanks again for the tour. Much...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Like I said, I learn so much from that thread. ...

Like I said, I learn so much from that thread. Smart...very smart.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Coming from a Moran master such as yourself I...

Coming from a Moran master such as yourself I greatly appreciate your confidence in me.

It looks like a great event, if some unexpected twist of work schedule were to allow it, I'd love to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
No, I don't believe I'm going to be able to make...

No, I don't believe I'm going to be able to make it, but I keep watching it. There's some great suggestions on that thread. And if there is any way I can make it I want to be up to speed. After...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I'll send you a PM with my weekend plans when I...

I'll send you a PM with my weekend plans when I get home this evening.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thanks, I've been monitoring that LF thread for a...

Thanks, I've been monitoring that LF thread for a while. That's where I got the idea of the loop. Never done it before.

I've been curious about the dirt roads between Mt Olive and south to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Glad to hear Canyon road is good. I...

Glad to hear Canyon road is good.

I remember you mentioning 12 Mile Rd last year. Don't recall where you said I can pick it up. Directions would be great. I'm going to have my DR out that way...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thanks for the heads-up.

Thanks for the heads-up.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Did a little Romney ride research yesterday. IF...

Did a little Romney ride research yesterday. IF you are looking to get dirty consider Green Ridge State Forest in Maryland. It's just across the state border north of Romney. It's been a while...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 26,579
Posted By Dirt_Dad
That right there is a good attitude. I...

That right there is a good attitude.


I originally had plans to take yesterday off work and head out west with the DR to check the condition of Blackwater Canyon Ridge Road and some other nearby...
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