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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
I would love to grab the tag as my first one, but...

I would love to grab the tag as my first one, but my seats are at Russell being rebuilt. Guess I will have to wait a few more weeks before playing along.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
I moved to RDU in the early 80s - I moved to...

I moved to RDU in the early 80s - I moved to Hillsborough 12 years ago and there were these animals I think they called Kows or something. They all disappeared about 7 years ago and the little road...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-06-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
Now that's just crazy talk ...:rofl I firmly...

Now that's just crazy talk ...:rofl

I firmly agree and try to be the best rider/driver I can be. That's why I take a safety course every year to just refresh how to ride and what to watch for. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
Many years ago I too lived above the Mason Dixon...

Many years ago I too lived above the Mason Dixon line. However, when I traveled through NC as a musician and an adult, I quickly realized I no longer needed to live anywhere but here. What's that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
So did you have lunch at Heidi's and if so how...

So did you have lunch at Heidi's and if so how was it?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
Sorry folks but I have no clue where the last tag...

Sorry folks but I have no clue where the last tag is located. Any hints you wish to share?
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 313,816
Posted By Drummer
For some idiotic reason, I just found this...

For some idiotic reason, I just found this thread. So on what page is the final write up?

BIKERAL -And for what it is worth, that kind of a ride is extremely cathartic - I hope it helped with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-22-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
Person County? Well Okay ....

Person County? Well Okay ....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
Hey Steve, Google Maps has no clue except for the...

Hey Steve, Google Maps has no clue except for the same named school in Texas. How about another hint?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
If you have not been to the Aviation Museum in...

If you have not been to the Aviation Museum in Ashboro, you should go.

http://www.ncaviationmuseumhalloffame.com/
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
Thanks - I'll give one of them a try...

Thanks - I'll give one of them a try...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
Quick Question - where is the preferred place to...

Quick Question - where is the preferred place to upload your pictures so that you can link them from this forum? When the tag finally comes my way, I want to be ready.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
I'm with you on that Steve - as soon as I think I...

I'm with you on that Steve - as soon as I think I can get out to get one, SNAG ...

I still have to figure out the posting of pictures to this site.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-13-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,334
Posted By Drummer
As I look through these pictures and posts, I am...

As I look through these pictures and posts, I am again amazed at just how beautiful the west side of the USA is and how different than the east. You are very lucky to live there and enjoy that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By Drummer
Nice report and great ride. Sorry it ended in...

Nice report and great ride. Sorry it ended in rain, that is rarely fun. One time I rode on I-81 for four hours in the rain and it was fine until my gloves gave way and my hands got wet. After...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 75,080
Posted By Drummer
I went to college in Boston and really did...

I went to college in Boston and really did explore NE for a while. I have now celebrated my 31 year of living in the South but must say, the pictures and write ups shown really make me want to go...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,307
Posted By Drummer
Thanks for the write up. It really means a great...

Thanks for the write up. It really means a great deal more coming from a fellow rider who offers a non-paid-for opinion.

Well done and I have to say, I agree with others - you purchased the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 785,423
Posted By Drummer
Hi all, soon as I get my bike back from the shop...

Hi all, soon as I get my bike back from the shop I think I'll join in. But even if I were to, I can't get to the new tag's location any time soon (it is kinda out of the triangle range). That is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,543
Posted By Drummer
I ride an RT because of the sitting position. I...

I ride an RT because of the sitting position. I have not found another bike with the same ergonomics. I have wanted to ride a Connie 14, just not had the opportunity. I must say, everything I read...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,517
Posted By Drummer
I had a 750 Nighthawk and wish I still had it. ...

I had a 750 Nighthawk and wish I still had it. Sold it along time ago but as one reviewer said, "the bike does nothing great but everything well." Was a very fun, good mileage bike that is still my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By Drummer
I was with Allstate but switched to Progressive. ...

I was with Allstate but switched to Progressive. Their yearly bill is much less than Allstate and I increased some of my total liabilities while keeping my deductibles the same. I have no idea what...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,748
Posted By Drummer
Congrats - all the best and be safe. Watch out...

Congrats - all the best and be safe. Watch out for the "tar & gravel" spring paving events about to head our way. Other than that, have fun -

I had a Spirit 1100 and it was a good fun bike.
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,714
Posted By Drummer
Rick - three years ago I was in a sweeping curve...

Rick - three years ago I was in a sweeping curve doing all of about 15 mph when the *%&*$ tar&gravel crap bit me. Broken ankle and many months later I was fine. Don't worry, my ankle took the...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By Drummer
I use SIDI as well, but do not remember the type....

I use SIDI as well, but do not remember the type. I believe that they are the model that came before the ST series. They too squeak a great deal as friends always say, "you'll never sneak up on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,627
Posted By Drummer
xRodchester - Thanks, I have been thinking about...

xRodchester - Thanks, I have been thinking about next summer up that way for an extended ride. You just solidified it for me. I really appreciate your pics and take on the people and land.
Forum: Americas 09-13-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Drummer
Wow, you're trying to pack a great deal in for...

Wow, you're trying to pack a great deal in for such a short period of time.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Drummer
DCrider wrote, "if tied, flip a coin" well...

DCrider wrote, "if tied, flip a coin" well that's the reason for this post. I am on the fence about them both. I like one for XYZ reasons and the other for ABC - there is no real apples to apples...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,160
Posted By Drummer
All I can say is when i read the title for this...

All I can say is when i read the title for this thread, "what if HD made an adventure tourer" I thought right off the bat of the old saying, "what if they built it and no one came?" Kinda the take I...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Drummer
Helmet Question

I am looking at both the Shoei RF1100 and the Arai RX-Q but have found very interesting things on line about both helmets. One says the Shoei has a squeal sound and very noisy with the vents open...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 74,038
Posted By Drummer
Petdoc, No, I have never had the hardware...

Petdoc,
No, I have never had the hardware removed. It is an option, but things are working and I do not want to suffer any more "down time" in recoup. There is very little if any noticeable things...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 74,038
Posted By Drummer
I fractured my left ankle when my bike went down...

I fractured my left ankle when my bike went down due to gravel. It was a slow speed accident but my ankle got caught between the weight of my bike and the ground. A metal plate and 13 screws later...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5,652
Views: 1,138,187
Posted By Drummer
I too do the daily commute on my bike. 85 miles...

I too do the daily commute on my bike. 85 miles round trip mostly highway. That said, I REALLY look forward to the mental health days a few of us take. We take a day off during the week and ride...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,146
Posted By Drummer
Find a USGS map store. They have two different...

Find a USGS map store. They have two different types of topo maps and the detail can not be beat.

Of course you can always go to http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,894
Posted By Drummer
Worst ride is of course subjective. I could...

Worst ride is of course subjective. I could write about the time I was in Virginia near the BRP on a side road and Virginia forgot to put up Gravel signs for their tar & gravel paving method. Of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,836
Posted By Drummer
Seeing the VStrom I now know the bike I saw was...

Seeing the VStrom I now know the bike I saw was not a VStrom. But that is the design the guy had. I thought it was really good and at the time, very creative. Kinda sad to know it is typical of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,836
Posted By Drummer
Where did he get it?

I saw a guy at Duke University riding a sport tourer the other day while dropping my wife off at work. This means I was in a cage and really wanted to stop the guy. He had a special paint job that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 53,697
Posted By Drummer
Sold my R1100R (95) and purchased a R1200RT (05)...

Sold my R1100R (95) and purchased a R1200RT (05) - in a lot of ways, the 95 was superior.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-06-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 29,820
Posted By Drummer
and it would have made such a nice cafe racer ......

and it would have made such a nice cafe racer ... :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 42,711
Posted By Drummer
Best handling would be a result of fork rake...

Best handling would be a result of fork rake angle and handlebar placement. Handlebars that are more straight across and at a 90 degree angle to the fork will provide the best control (from what I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,931
Posted By Drummer
Funny, that's not what my local Suzuki dealer...

Funny, that's not what my local Suzuki dealer said ... :rofl
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