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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 12:36 PM
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Posted By maffud
I'm probably going to go out for a short-ish ride...

I'm probably going to go out for a short-ish ride tomorrow toward Uwharrie. If it doesn't look too sloppy I may hit some of the dirt roads up there, too.
I'll probably get going around 10.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 04:47 PM
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Posted By maffud
I can't say for sure, but it looks a lot like...

I can't say for sure, but it looks a lot like Garmin's Mapsource. I thought I was the only one still using it. ☺
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 02:15 PM
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Posted By maffud
Sunday Ride

Well, I'm out for Sunday. Or at least I can't do a long-day ride. I would need to be back home by 3:30 PM. If we can shorten it and start early enough for me to be back in Indian Trail by 3:30,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 01:44 PM
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Posted By maffud
OK, that's not the same Table Rock that I found...

OK, that's not the same Table Rock that I found when I looked it up. But this one is also 2.5 hrs away, so I didn't sound like the dope that I am. :-)

I've ridden Maple Sally once and and a bunch...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By maffud
Sunday works for me. It looks like table rock...

Sunday works for me.
It looks like table rock is about 2.5 hours from here. I've never been. Are there decent roads to get out there? Could be a very long day...?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2015, 03:19 PM
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Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
I think F, G, D means forest roads, gravel, dirt,...

I think F, G, D means forest roads, gravel, dirt, but that's just my guess. This will be my first time on this ride.

Yeah, I'm not equipped to camp in good weather, let alone in potentially...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2015, 06:18 PM
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Posted By maffud
I'm signed up for the first day only. Have...

I'm signed up for the first day only. Have reservations for both nights at a nearby hotel. I'll just head home the 2nd morning, unless I feel really good about riding for day 2.
Looking forward to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16,293
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Posted By maffud
I had them rebuild a Moab shock that I bought...

I had them rebuild a Moab shock that I bought used a few months ago. I brought it to their shop and they shipped it to me a few days later.
They are located in the NC mountains, so the weather...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5,304
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Posted By maffud
I rode up to concorde this afternoon to donate...

I rode up to concorde this afternoon to donate platelets at the blood center. It was a good test for my new heated gloves. They worked great. Now I just need to devise a way to hold the wires in my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2015, 05:45 AM
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Posted By maffud
Was this referring to the Slate Creek ride, or...

Was this referring to the Slate Creek ride, or something else?
I figured April in the elevations would be cold, but I have gear to deal with it.

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It's also going to be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 02:24 PM
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Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
Slate Creek 2015

Anyone here familiar with the Slate Creek 500 Adventure Ride (https://carolinadualsporters.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/slate-creek-2015-pdf.pdf) ? Anyone (familiar with it or not) interested in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2015, 06:33 PM
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Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
He said earlier that it was a small bike ride, so...

He said earlier that it was a small bike ride, so I'm assuming that still stands.

I'm planning to do a big bike ride tomorrow, either all paved or maybe hitting some forest roads.
I'll just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2015, 01:07 PM
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Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
Dang! That is some bad luck, right there. Sorry...

Dang! That is some bad luck, right there. Sorry man. Here's to hoping for the best.


And by the way, thanks for loaning me the tools to "do the Doo." I got it all done last week. I figured I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 10:57 AM
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Posted By maffud
That's definitely an aftermarket Doo. I just did...

That's definitely an aftermarket Doo. I just did mine last week. The original piece looks like this:
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:55 AM
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Posted By maffud
I got some black spray paint from the local...

I got some black spray paint from the local hardware store that was specifically labeled as "bonds to plastic." It is called Krylon Fusion, but I am sure there are others that also work fine. I used...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5,304
Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
Darn! I wish I had seen the ADV ride info ...

Darn! I wish I had seen the ADV ride info earlier!
I did the ride last year on my wr450. I signed up for both days but was too worn out from the first day to ride the second.

I definitely...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-18-2014, 10:55 AM
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Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
My evening has just unexpectedly freed up, so I...

My evening has just unexpectedly freed up, so I will be there tonight!
I'll probably be on the KLR for change.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5,304
Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
I'm going to skip this today. Just not feeling up...

I'm going to skip this today. Just not feeling up to it. Hope you guys have a great time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By maffud
ride Saturday

I'm having some second thoughts about the ride tomorrow, after doing about 40 minutes of riding this evening and realizing that my fingers were really cold.
My bike is equipped for heated gear, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 11:46 AM
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Posted By maffud
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-27-2014, 05:08 PM
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Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
Glad to hear that, Bill! I actually...

Glad to hear that, Bill!



I actually spent some quality time with my Step-Dad today finishing up the installation of the Progressive Monotube cartridges in the KLR. I took it for a quick...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 06:38 PM
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Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
Sorry Jon, I just saw this. I was trying to keep...

Sorry Jon, I just saw this. I was trying to keep up with the thread using my phone all weekend, and I think all the images that came after this made it scroll by too fast.

I'll be doing a little...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5,304
Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
Sounds like fun, but I have a commitment for...

Sounds like fun, but I have a commitment for Monday night already.
Coaching 2 kids' hockey teams is making it tough for me to do anything else on weeknights. That's why I keep missing the monthly...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 05:46 AM
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Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
Riding Next week?

I am out of town this weekend, but I have Monday and Tuesday off from work. Looks like the weather should be perfect for some two-wheeled adventuring. Anyone want to ride Monday or Tuesday?
I have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 10:55 AM
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Views: 1,099
Posted By maffud
How about a street-legal WR450F? :wink:

How about a street-legal WR450F? :wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-29-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,221
Posted By maffud
I bought the trail pass just in case, but I ended...

I bought the trail pass just in case, but I ended up staying on the roads for the time I was up there. (That was fine - I consider it a donation toward park maintenance.)

I ran into another KLR...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,221
Posted By maffud
Thanks, Leget & Nobrakes! That's helpful. I...

Thanks, Leget & Nobrakes! That's helpful. I guess I need a pass to ride even the service roads, so I'll have to stop by the outpost to pay for that anyway.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,221
Posted By maffud
Are there any unpaved forest roads in Uwharrie,...

Are there any unpaved forest roads in Uwharrie, or is all just paved roads and trails? And if there are unpaved roads, I would love some advice on how to find them. I've seen maps, but nothing shows...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5,304
Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
Riding this weekend (10/25 - 10/26)?

Is anyone planning a ride this weekend? It looks like the weather should be fantastic. I'd really like to hit some unpaved stuff on the KLR. I have all day Saturday, so would be up for riding in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-23-2014, 11:38 AM
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Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
Unfortunately I haven't done enough riding before...

Unfortunately I haven't done enough riding before or after the change to provide much more info. My Moab shock has the heavy duty spring, and that was the main improvement I could see right away....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2014, 09:28 AM
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Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
2014-10-18 Ride Report

I got out for a brief (2.5 hr) afternoon ride yesterday. I was frustrated with the route my GPS took me, despite my "no highways" selection. I wanted to go to Uwharrie but I ended up at Morrow Mtn...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By maffud
I may be up for this. I won't be at the meeting...

I may be up for this. I won't be at the meeting tonight, though, so please post up your plans.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5,304
Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
I didn't see this until after I posted, but I'm...

I didn't see this until after I posted, but I'm going to do something here on the east side anyway. I need to back home early, and I really want to hit some unpaved roads.

If anyone wants to join...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5,304
Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
Sounds like there are a few riders up for a big...

Sounds like there are a few riders up for a big bike ride on Sunday, but no one has mentioned a specific place yet (unless I missed it).
I'm in as long as it's not too far away for me to get home...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5,304
Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
Rides this weekend?? 10/11 - 10/12

It looks like I have a rare open weekend coming up, and I'd love to do some riding. Saturday is a little better for me, but I can do Sunday if I can be home by 3 PM.

I'd really like to explore...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5,304
Views: 280,649
Posted By maffud
It's a mobile link, so it doesn't work on a PC. ...

It's a mobile link, so it doesn't work on a PC. I think this is the right one for a PC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUq1EXOxdLs
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16,293
Views: 1,833,969
Posted By maffud
Yeah, no kidding! Too many bikes and not enough...

Yeah, no kidding! Too many bikes and not enough time to ride them!

I know tenders are not meant to charge dead batteries. That is what I was trying to say.
But, I actually had several bike...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16,293
Views: 1,833,969
Posted By maffud
I just wanted to mention that I used to think...

I just wanted to mention that I used to think that a battery tender would be a reliable way to ensure a battery would hold a charge, but I have found that this is just not the case. A tender does...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16,293
Views: 1,833,969
Posted By maffud
:D LOL. I didn't think the combination would be...

:D LOL. I didn't think the combination would be necessarily bad, or even worse than one or the other, but you probably could have gotten pretty close to the same improvement with either the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16,293
Views: 1,833,969
Posted By maffud
I was under the impression that the emulators are...

I was under the impression that the emulators are meant to work with straight-rate springs rather than progressive springs. Both are designed to fix the same problem, so having both in the same forks...
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