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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 05:34 AM
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Posted By BluRidgeRider
A few photos from yesterday in Spencer. My...

A few photos from yesterday in Spencer.

My friend Mark Schwien owned one of these and I rode it a number of times. Very fun bike with plenty of torque for pulling long wheelies while standing.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-02-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I stopped by the show briefly in Spencer. (Will...

I stopped by the show briefly in Spencer. (Will post a few pictures later.) Weren't many bikes setup, but I was there early in the day. Am headed to Washington, DC on business and decided to leave...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I have a commitment first thing in the morning on...

I have a commitment first thing in the morning on Saturday, but I plan to come up if I can get that finished on a timely basis.

How late does the show run? (The Museum website shows it beginning...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-29-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 62,142
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Common element: lake in background. ...

Common element: lake in background.

http://i.imgur.com/kRU8F9q.jpg


Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Very nice videos! I have never ridden/seen those...

Very nice videos! I have never ridden/seen those trails before and often wondered what they were like. Your videos lead me to believe they are not Gold Wing friendly. I think my next purchase...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
The weather was not very conducive for riding...

The weather was not very conducive for riding again today, so my wife, my camera and I spent some time knocking around in my 4WD truck down in the Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge in South...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Glad that you like the photos! I found the shape...

Glad that you like the photos! I found the shape of the first tree especially interesting. Reminded me of what a Cyclops steer skull might look like after thorough bleaching by the desert sun.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-25-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
The weather in Charlotte sucked all day today. ...

The weather in Charlotte sucked all day today. Sunny and nice during the work week, then rainy and foggy all day today.

http://i.imgur.com/FBPN7yN.jpg



...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
This should be fun; quoted from Cycle World...

This should be fun; quoted from Cycle World website:

"FLAT TRACK: Charlotte Half Mile Added to 2015 Schedule
THE WIRE MARCH 19, 2015
AMA Pro Racing Press Release:

AMA Pro Racing is pleased to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
In 1971, a new Volkswagen Bus retailed for...

In 1971, a new Volkswagen Bus retailed for $3,164.00, weighed 2,900 lbs and came with a 1,600cc air-cooled, flat four-cylinder motor that produced 57 horsepower. It was the first year front disc...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 62,142
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Common element: three ones in street address. ...

Common element: three ones in street address.

http://i.imgur.com/2mT1KPC.jpg

Numa
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 62,142
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Common element: gas station. ...

Common element: gas station.

http://i.imgur.com/YodUJge.jpg

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
My wife likes the original, but your version is...

My wife likes the original, but your version is obviously way more accurate.

A light weight, street legal dirt bike would make a nice addition. I've never owned a Ducati or a Guzzi. And what...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-21-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 62,142
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Common element - Touratech (headlight grill and...

Common element - Touratech (headlight grill and roll chart):

http://i.imgur.com/diauI9u.jpg


Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Like James, I also moved to the area not knowing...

Like James, I also moved to the area not knowing anyone and used these Hawthorne's meets to make new friends and learn about all of the great places to ride in the area. (Hard to believe I've only...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 62,142
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Common element: BMW F-bike. ...

Common element: BMW F-bike.

http://i.imgur.com/89B2p1F.jpg

Numa
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 62,142
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Common element: front end of automobile. ...

Common element: front end of automobile.

http://i.imgur.com/YxQIvqM.jpg


Numa
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 62,142
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Common element: bridge. ...

Common element: bridge.

http://i.imgur.com/KlFpcwp.jpg

Numa
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 62,142
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Common element: riding in the fog. ...

Common element: riding in the fog.


http://i.imgur.com/U5FZTxG.jpg

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Reminder - the next meet is this Thursday. ...

Reminder - the next meet is this Thursday. Unfortunately, I will be on a flight returning from business travel and won't be able to make it. It is my understanding that JoeyBones will be there for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Thanks guys. My wife loves it and says she is...

Thanks guys. My wife loves it and says she is ready to ride with me more often and on longer distances. That's the whole reason I bought it. I'm guessing Jr will keep the V-Strom with him from this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Thanks, Loren! I think with this bike for riding...

Thanks, Loren! I think with this bike for riding two-up and long distance tarmac; and my KLR for adventure touring, I'm all set.

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Took my wife out to lunch on the bike and then...

Took my wife out to lunch on the bike and then stopped by Cycle Gear to buy her a new riding suit. After she donned her new outfit, we took back roads over through Olive Branch, Aquadale, Norwood...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
After delivering my V-Strom to my son in...

After delivering my V-Strom to my son in Maryland, there was a noticeable void in my garage. Nature abhors a vacuum and so do I. Here's my solution.

http://i.imgur.com/1KtS45o.jpg



My wife...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
That's a great idea! We will do that in the...

That's a great idea! We will do that in the future. Marise went to church solo today as she was meeting a group to do a visitation at another church. I used the morning to meet my buddy JoeyBones...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
After delivering my V-Strom to Maryland for Numa...

After delivering my V-Strom to Maryland for Numa Jr to use, there was a noticeable void left in my garage. My wife Marise likes to ride with me, but she thinks both the V-Strom and KLR are very...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-11-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,095
Views: 807,331
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Crossing the Potomac River into Maryland. ...

Crossing the Potomac River into Maryland.

http://i.imgur.com/W6PJuoI.jpg

Numa
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 62,142
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Common element: cleated foot peg. ...

Common element: cleated foot peg.

http://i.imgur.com/jZVVSnI.jpg

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Delivered my V-Strom to Numa Jr over the weekend....

Delivered my V-Strom to Numa Jr over the weekend. While in Maryland, I went for a ride on Sunday. I piloted my brother's E-Glide with my daughter as pillion; Numa Jr was on the V-Strom; and my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I used the long weekend to ride my V-Strom to...

I used the long weekend to ride my V-Strom to Maryland to visit family and to deliver the motorcycle to Numa Jr so he can have it for the summer. (My wife followed in her cage so we'd have return...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,285
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Looks like you two got safely home. I am up in...

Looks like you two got safely home. I am up in Maryland right now. Will catch up with you when I get back in the Charlotte area.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I know the correct term is "Ape Hangers", but my...

I know the correct term is "Ape Hangers", but my sister called them "Monkey Bars" one time years ago and I thought it was funny as hell.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Are those monkey bars on that bike on the far...

Are those monkey bars on that bike on the far left?

Numa
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 62,142
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Common element: train. ...

Common element: train.

http://i.imgur.com/8ycvmmT.jpg

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Had dinner at Hawthorne's tonight with my lovely...

Had dinner at Hawthorne's tonight with my lovely wife. Snapped this photo shortly after dinner.

http://i.imgur.com/PHhlPol.jpg

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Took these two photos -- one during the day a few...

Took these two photos -- one during the day a few weeks ago and the other one tonight -- of the skyline of Uptown Charlotte from a location just a couple of blocks from Hawthorne's Pizza. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Tell us more about the off road course you took...

Tell us more about the off road course you took on Saturday.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-29-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Was tied up most all of the weekend, but did get...

Was tied up most all of the weekend, but did get out for a short ride this evening.

http://i.imgur.com/diauI9u.jpg

Stopped by The Map Store in Uptown (great store) with my wife earlier in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-29-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 294,176
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Sounds like fun! Wish I could join you, but I'll...

Sounds like fun! Wish I could join you, but I'll be riding my V-Strom to Maryland to leave it there for the summer so that my son can use it. Hope that you have a good turnout and ride.

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,762
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Didn't get to ride much this weekend. Spent a...

Didn't get to ride much this weekend. Spent a chunk of the day in the office on Saturday. We were making some improvements to our server room which entailed moving all of our local servers in our...
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