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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30,576
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Posted By Eddy Alvarez
ADV MOTO Rally

Here is an option for those of you who want to go riding this weekend and have no plans. The rally is limited to 100 people. They have OVER $6000 in door prizes to give away! I purchased a nice BMW...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,963
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
By chance, will there be any recommended routes...

By chance, will there be any recommended routes for the less adventurous ones who want to stick to primarily scenic, two lane country back roads and easy dirt/gravel roads? If not, are there any...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-20-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Grand Opening of the Triumph dealership

If you are bored and want to go out for a local ride, today is the grand opening for Scoot Triumph:

"Celebrate Richmond's new Triumph Motorcycles dealer with us at Scoot Richmond! Our grand...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
I've done it. You will get tons of weird looks,...

I've done it. You will get tons of weird looks, it is uncomfortable and you WILL get extra attention from security. Carrying your helmet around is a PITA too. I had a magnetic tankbag and the big...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
FREE Power Ranger rain suit for freakishly tall people

How I ended up with this freakishly tall rain suit...I have no clue. It's been sitting in my garage for years. I grabbed it this morning as it was raining a bit and I was too lazy to put in my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Yes, I am registered and plan on leaving around...

Yes, I am registered and plan on leaving around 3:00 on Friday; I will be on four wheels with trailer in tow as I have been given permission to take Gabriel with me as long as I stay off main roads!...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Ravi is in Mexico! and having fun! Chris,...

Ravi is in Mexico! and having fun!

Chris, When I am in "Italy", my favorite things are the battering ram ride, DaVinci's cradle and Apollo's Chariot. :lol3 Have fun!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Dads and grandfathers, do you havr any wisdom or...

Dads and grandfathers, do you havr any wisdom or comments to offer me?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1009933 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1009933)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Riding with kids

Without giving it much thought yesterday, I asked my 8 year old son Gabriel, "Hey buddy, would you like to go for a motorcycle ride with me?" He has been riding dirtbikes for three years now and he...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Great show, great weather, great time!

Great show, great weather, great time!

Elena picked out her favorite!

http://eduardo23226.smugmug.com/Other/Classics-on-the-Green/i-n8cnn4z/0/L/photo%201%20%282%29-L.jpg

Gabriel likes his...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! ...

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! I'll be there with the family by 11:00 to make sure that we don't miss the Ferrari parade! I bribed Lynn with wine tastings, Gabriel with a 5 pack...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Thank you Danny Boy! That made me laugh out loud....

Thank you Danny Boy! That made me laugh out loud. :D

In other news, Howl-O-Scream starts today! :yikes We go every year!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Chuck...Problem solved! :lol3 Who cares if you...

Chuck...Problem solved! :lol3 Who cares if you now get 10 MPG.


http://eduardo23226.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Eddys-F800GS/i-6jc76WN/0/X2/GSLightsphoto-X2.jpg
Forum: Face plant 09-12-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,758
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
In your situation, a steering damper may have...

In your situation, a steering damper may have helped if you were already very good at riding on sand. I strongly recommend formal training. I have taken the Corner Spin class and negotiating sand is...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,007
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
It seems that the electromagnetic field...

It seems that the electromagnetic field associated with having a cell phone in your front pocket or cliped to your belt may be even more risky than shop rags in coveralls. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,963
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
This should be fun. I'm registered! Looking...

This should be fun. I'm registered! Looking forward to putting faces with names!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Chuck, I met the guy who sells these ADV Monster...

Chuck, I met the guy who sells these ADV Monster lights at the BMW rally in June. I was so impressed with them that I bought a set. They are VERY bright and only use 28 watts. I also purchased the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,626
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
To replace the front headlight bulb on a Honda...

To replace the front headlight bulb on a Honda NT700V, you need a whole Saturday or Sunday free as you must spend hours removing ALL of the bodywork except the topcase! All that work just to replace...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
No, I will not be taking the class. I've already...

No, I will not be taking the class. I've already taken it and highly recommend it. It is very similar to the two-day "Intro to Adventure" course at BMW SC . The fun part about taking the course out...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Wow, my travels look pretty weak next to...

Wow, my travels look pretty weak next to Jeff...:D Pretty cool!

See page 75

http://issuu.com/cherylaci/docs/sept14web_issuu?e=3976194/9232167...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Quite the contrary! The price includes admission...

Quite the contrary! The price includes admission to the expo, eight meals (RawHyde meals, not hot dogs and fries either!), OPEN bar every evening (liquor too), camping, a cool T-shirt and tours.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
True, a 650 and a airhead 800 GS i.e. "smaller...

True, a 650 and a airhead 800 GS i.e. "smaller lighter bikes", not 600 pound, wethead ADV GS's.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Who wants to go to the Overland Expo in Asheville?

Anybody want to go with me? http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/ncaroxe.html (http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/ncaroxe.html)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Well, the ride reports section here is awesome! ...

Well, the ride reports section here is awesome!
This is another wonderful web site for global touring. I think you will be surprised at how many "real" globe trotters skip the GSA and select...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Good score Chuck! That DRZ400 was a bit small for...

Good score Chuck! That DRZ400 was a bit small for you. You'll have a ball on this bike. :clap

I took the little F650ST out for a ride this morning through the backstreets of Colonial Heights,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Living the dream

Ravi said that he was going to post the link below, but I guess with everything else going on in his life this week he forgot.

Some of you may have had the pleasure of meeting Ravi. He a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
If you are not already a member, you should...

If you are not already a member, you should consider joining the AMA, this discrimination is spreading...

http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/ (http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Check with the local bike shops and ask them if...

Check with the local bike shops and ask them if you could park your bike somewhere out of the way for a reasonable fee.
Unfortunately, due to years of having to put up idiots revving the crap out of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
:evil That just sounds funny...

:evil That just sounds funny...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Did they confirm that he able to eject?

Did they confirm that he able to eject?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Bump...I can't believe that this wasn't snapped...

Bump...I can't believe that this wasn't snapped up in 30 minutes! It you don't have a garage, this a GREAT product for 50% off retail! A+ seller!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Don't believe the hype! I suspect he's just...

Don't believe the hype! I suspect he's just cheap! LOL, the only reason he can't afford a skid plate is beacuse of this! Do I need to remind you what his daily driver is!
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Kurt, don't get me wrong...it's a beautiful bike...

Kurt, don't get me wrong...it's a beautiful bike that would be fun to wrench on and he seems to be asking a fair price. In the right hands almost anything can be ridden surprisingly fast. I just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
You would be bored with it in 6 months. It has...

You would be bored with it in 6 months. It has less than 50 HP and after owning a SV650, you would be appalled with the brakes and handling. It would be a great third bike for pretty weekend day...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Danny, That concrete block weighs a ton and...

Danny,
That concrete block weighs a ton and takes up too much room. I will order this small, lightweight helmet for Chuck. We can make it mandatory for him to wear it BEFORE any booze is consumed....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
This 1200 Bandit is fast, comfortable, handles...

This 1200 Bandit is fast, comfortable, handles well, stone reliable, cheap, can commute well or cross the country with a aftermarket windsheild and soft bags. It will also be easy to resell when you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-14-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
First Aid Kit: Gloves, Band-aids, Pepto-bismol,...

First Aid Kit: Gloves, Band-aids, Pepto-bismol, Motrin, tape, tweezers, Fisher-Price finger splint.

Trauma Kits: Gloves, Band-aids, Pepto-bismol, Motrin, tape, tweezers, Fisher-Price finger...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Well? How was the trip? Pictures?

Well? How was the trip? Pictures?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
I'd gladly skip the real S500 with 200 strangers...

I'd gladly skip the real S500 with 200 strangers to ride the PMS500 with 20 friends.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30,576
Views: 1,694,325
Posted By Eddy Alvarez
Well, yeah, despite it being a 17 year old bike,...

Well, yeah, despite it being a 17 year old bike, I want it to look nice. It's a street bike so I don't plan on beating it up off-road and I want to look really nice when the new owner comes to take a...
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