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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-19-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By MotoMujer
Fracking does involve the use of chemicals in...

Fracking does involve the use of chemicals in breaking up the rock, so one of the big concerns is potential leakage of toxic waste into water supplies. This argument was cited by the governor in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Eddy, have you had one of these new old toys...

Eddy, have you had one of these new old toys (http://www.abc57.com/story/27342907/made-in-michiana-janus-motorcycles) yet? :D

(Hm, the link is acting funny. Here's an alt...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
This article...

This article (http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/05/antares-aj-26-engine-fails-stennis-testing/) discusses the May 2014 failure this year in some detail. The article references another failure back...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-29-2014, 02:37 PM
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Posted By MotoMujer
re: the use of a Russian unit, US media had...

re: the use of a Russian unit, US media had nothing to say on it from what I could find last night, but a BBC article (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29812139) mentioned it: "Investigators...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-26-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
When gusts are 47+, they won't let you cross the...

When gusts are 47+, they won't let you cross the CBBT on a bike. Details (http://www.cbbt.com/weather.html). An announcements linky (https://twitter.com/FollowTheGulls).
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-23-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
Shannon, CONGRATS on the last PT! I...

Shannon, CONGRATS on the last PT!



I have not taken Cornerspin, but I did take a 3-day course at the BMW PC after riding for about a year. Days 1 and 2 were as Eddy described, day 3 was a full...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
+1 San Gimignano -- I couldn't remember which one...

+1 San Gimignano -- I couldn't remember which one that was. 12+ towers close enough to reach out and touch due to family feuds. Maybe the origins of Romeo and Juliet? :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
My favorites outside Rome in no particular order:...

My favorites outside Rome in no particular order: Montepulciano, Siena (UNESCO world heritage site), Cinque Terre (also a UNESCO world heritage site), Venice, the lake district along the Swiss...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29,652
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Posted By MotoMujer
In summer 2001, my internship was on a...

In summer 2001, my internship was on a derivatives desk in NYC. I emerged from WTC metro each morning en route to a trading floor up the street. Was back at school a couple days before 9/11. I still...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
I'm headed near there, but tomorrow around 715am...

I'm headed near there, but tomorrow around 715am from Cary + N Morris.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Is that because the F650GS has single disc...

Is that because the F650GS has single disc brakes, compared to the V-1000 GS? When I was testing various models this time last year, I didn't read about them until after the test ride. So when I went...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
Just learned about the existence of airway...

Just learned about the existence of airway beacons used by the USPS most extensively in the late 20s. Some are still around for a tag. :D Linky...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Which reminds me (:D): Danny, I'm training for...

Which reminds me (:D): Danny, I'm training for another half. A training partner and I will be mixing up Canal walk, floodwall, Buttermilk, FHP, Belle, .... These will mostly be the short runs (3 or 4...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Standup paddle board? I pitched Chuck on the idea...

Standup paddle board? I pitched Chuck on the idea earlier. Fun for the whole family.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
Since I had been overdoing the workouts recently,...

Since I had been overdoing the workouts recently, I took a recovery day yesterday and skipped my usual 430am wakeup to sleep in... to find I had missed the boat on an invite to go sailing -- a perk...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Taking a moment to appreciate the fact that...

Taking a moment to appreciate the fact that Mike's pics correspond to AK in the middle of summer.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
I hiked/jogged 10 miles elsewhere in the SNP...

I hiked/jogged 10 miles elsewhere in the SNP yesterday. Noted a number of great, quiet places to pitch tent along both the AT and Riprap Hollow Trail. The trails got pretty busy after noon or so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
^^^ Yup. Loose battery terminals got me on one...

^^^ Yup. Loose battery terminals got me on one occasion when I stopped at Gordonsville BBQ. Everything had been working fine, then nothing worked at all. A voltmeter reading of the standing load (?)...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
I believe Yogaville is also a religious retreat,...

I believe Yogaville is also a religious retreat, which may have something to do the colored clothing that a few folks can be seen wearing (?), but from posted schedules most activities are geared...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Yogaville is a yoga teacher training and retreat...

Yogaville is a yoga teacher training and retreat center. I attended a yoga retreat there at the inviration of a rider's wife, who got her yoga cert there IIRC. The place is a bit different, but the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-28-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Ah, miss you guys too. :D As to buying a bike, I...

Ah, miss you guys too. :D As to buying a bike, I already figured out what I'm going to get... whenever I get around to the getting. :deal



Oh I'm quite clear about the wonderful thing that is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
I got my Arai from Morton's after considerable...

I got my Arai from Morton's after considerable search. (Got my Santiago's from there as well, again after giving up on the local outfits.) Had Morton's not worked out, a trip to Revzilla would have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Hey Luke, check your PM (in a minute or two). ...

Hey Luke, check your PM (in a minute or two). Thanks for bringing this to my attention Jeff.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-02-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
Food hotspots: Dutch and Co, Roosevelt, both in...

Food hotspots: Dutch and Co, Roosevelt, both in the Church Hill neighborhood. And the muffins at WPA Bakery near D&C freeze well. :deal Saucy's in Petersburg for Q.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-26-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Driving up to DC Sunday morning, I paralleled the...

Driving up to DC Sunday morning, I paralleled the 4000-strong (per CBS DC) Rolling Thunder group being escorted into the city from points south. On most overpasses supporters were waving down to the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-19-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
RTE Worthy

National Cornbread Festival in the town where Lodge cast iron has its foundry (South Pittsburg TN) - next April. Linky...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Perhaps hand them out to a group at a local...

Perhaps hand them out to a group at a local Boys/Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, ... ?



+1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
RTE recommendation: Tacos Mexico on Jeff Davis...

RTE recommendation: Tacos Mexico on Jeff Davis Hwy near Satelite Restaurant. Good tacos asada and pastor w corn tortillas. In a moment of temporary insanity I had them put lettuce on my bean sope....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Good maths

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-NnL49GZ/0/L/i-NnL49GZ-L.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By MotoMujer
Phenomenal news Shannon!

Phenomenal news Shannon!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
With rain in the forecast for the 10k you didn't...

With rain in the forecast for the 10k you didn't trot on over to Lucky Feet or your fave running store near or far for some preventative problem-solving? Rain should not be your bane. As to gimpy,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
Looks like Manganos is on the PM list too. :deal...

Looks like Manganos is on the PM list too. :deal :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
Went for my first run of the year today, and...

Went for my first run of the year today, and success! I'm going to limit myself to 2- to 4-mile runs and a leisurely pace between now and end-May, to shake the cobwebs out and build the joints back...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
One of my first 5Ks several years ago was in a...

One of my first 5Ks several years ago was in a hilly town. The only reason I didn't stop and walk at one point was a moto marshall fell in beside me for a while, motivating me to keep it going. When...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
Those are some great pics. Here is mine: ...

Those are some great pics. Here is mine:

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-SvRWmWm/0/M/i-SvRWmWm-M.jpg

My father autocrossed for a couple decades. I rode shotgun as a toddler, sometimes asleep in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
PSA, BrendaP here. I changed my username to...

PSA, BrendaP here. I changed my username to something less boring, and while at it my avatar since a pic of the F650 no longer seemed relevant.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31,224
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Posted By MotoMujer
Went to Morton's to hear Rene Cormier...

Went to Morton's to hear Rene Cormier...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-06-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
Of course Guy is recovering ahead of schedule....

Of course Guy is recovering ahead of schedule. Keep it up Guy!

re: Shannon's Vstrom, I (among probably a number of others) can vouch for its pristine condition. GLWS Shannon!

re:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
Hm, I might be down for a ride and fly to get...

Hm, I might be down for a ride and fly to get this to someone in SoCA. (Half joking, half serious.)

Lovely bike. GLWS.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 1,783,005
Posted By MotoMujer
+1 ADV jump!

+1 ADV jump!
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