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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 12:26 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
That looks like an awesome trip! I really like...

That looks like an awesome trip! I really like this pic. Thanks for taking the time to post them up. Glad you're out and back safe.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29,915
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Posted By valongbeard
Let me know if you want company. :ricky

Let me know if you want company. :ricky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29,915
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Posted By valongbeard
^ +1 I'm doing what I can to help advertise...

^ +1

I'm doing what I can to help advertise for ya buddy. I'm sorry if that keeps you roasting beans and off the bike.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2014, 09:05 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
Congratulations on the new deal and I hope you...

Congratulations on the new deal and I hope you have a great day.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29,915
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Posted By valongbeard
H14 - any big plans for tomorrow?

H14 - any big plans for tomorrow?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
:lol3. I considered it, but I don't think I'm...

:lol3. I considered it, but I don't think I'm geek enough.

Somebody suggested that I give my girls Sharpie markers and let them decorate it. I laughed at first, but now. . . :hmmmmm
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29,915
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Posted By valongbeard
So about two weeks ago my buddy came to visit me....

So about two weeks ago my buddy came to visit me. He's got his motorcycle license renewed after being off a bike for a few years. He's looking for a bike and thinks he wants a Vstrom, but he wants to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29,915
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Posted By valongbeard
Ooof! It's mighty hard to ride a machine without...

Ooof! It's mighty hard to ride a machine without brakes and suspension, so you'd better take care to do it right. I bet there's some technical help to be found here if you want to work at the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
I assume this is the brake rebuild? What's the...

I assume this is the brake rebuild? What's the final diagnosis?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,308
Posted By valongbeard
^^^ :lol3 :lol3 Oh that's terrible.

^^^ :lol3 :lol3 Oh that's terrible.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6,469
Views: 274,685
Posted By valongbeard
So sorry to hear of your near miss. I'm glad...

So sorry to hear of your near miss. I'm glad there was no major damage. You've got to watch out, cause the other guy doesn't.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29,915
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Posted By valongbeard
:snore

:snore
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 29,915
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Posted By valongbeard
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
Thanks H14. I stumbled into it on the Shenandoah...

Thanks H14. I stumbled into it on the Shenandoah 500 thread earlier. I downloaded the pdf for reading later. At 13 pages, it looks like quite an accounting of the great event. Should be a hoot.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29,915
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Posted By valongbeard
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,596
Posted By valongbeard
:clap. Bravo Dennis. It has been wonderful to...

:clap. Bravo Dennis. It has been wonderful to follow you. Thank you for taking the time to share this trip. You have done an excellent job of documenting your adventure. I look forward to seeing you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
Ooops. I forgot my passport. Sit tight and I'll...

Ooops. I forgot my passport. Sit tight and I'll be right back.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
:y0! Depending when my buddy leaves town.

:y0! Depending when my buddy leaves town.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29,915
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Posted By valongbeard
He is such and inspirational guy. I dig him.

He is such and inspirational guy. I dig him.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6,469
Views: 274,685
Posted By valongbeard
+1 on the +1. You're effort far exceeds my own....

+1 on the +1. You're effort far exceeds my own. Thanks for making something happen.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 11:35 AM
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Views: 148,027
Posted By valongbeard
Beautiful work jack. Thank you for sharing.

Beautiful work jack. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
Nice to hear from you fellas and to know that you...

Nice to hear from you fellas and to know that you are still out there and wheeling along. Keep us home-folk informed of your travelings. :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-11-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
Excellent abbreviated ride report Kshow. I have...

Excellent abbreviated ride report Kshow. I have been wondering about you and your trip. My wife got some info from your wife about your "website(?)". I haven't checked it out yet, but will head that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
You are awesome Mike. :eek1

You are awesome Mike. :eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6,469
Views: 274,685
Posted By valongbeard
Not a single tag in the month of July? ...

Not a single tag in the month of July?

:hmmmmm
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
Is that where Coy and Vance were from? The rest...

Is that where Coy and Vance were from? The rest of the Duke family was from Georgia. :norton

I hope your trip is going well. Looks like you are covering some ground and putting on the miles. How...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
Pisser Erik. Hope you're feeling better now.

Pisser Erik. Hope you're feeling better now.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,596
Posted By valongbeard
Great stories Dennis. I'm especially tickled...

Great stories Dennis. I'm especially tickled with your "illegal" camping in Sherwood Forest, hoping the sheriff doesn't give you a hard time. Way to go Robin Hood. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
Ditto OnO. We made the trip to ride the Back of...

Ditto OnO. We made the trip to ride the Back of the Dragon, but were surprised and disappointed at the amount of stones in the turns. One turn had a softball sized rock in the middle of our lane...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
Burke's garden was worth the side trip. Watch the...

Burke's garden was worth the side trip. Watch the turns going in. Loose gravel claimed my buddy.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,596
Posted By valongbeard
I am loving this Dennis. Thanks for sharing.

I am loving this Dennis. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
Congratulations E. Wishing you both lots of rest...

Congratulations E. Wishing you both lots of rest wherever you can find it.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,596
Posted By valongbeard
Awesome Dennis. Just awesome. Safe travels.

Awesome Dennis. Just awesome. Safe travels.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
Good looking stickers mica. :thumb

Good looking stickers mica. :thumb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
I think he gave us all the advance notice we...

I think he gave us all the advance notice we could expect from a herder of cats. . .
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6,469
Views: 274,685
Posted By valongbeard
:hmmmmm. I might just know where that one is....

:hmmmmm. I might just know where that one is. Back in the day, that dam was used to generate power. Nice spot.
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,320
Posted By valongbeard
Nice write up TH. I have done the BRP in pieces,...

Nice write up TH. I have done the BRP in pieces, the ToD and Cherahalla Skyway. I have talked about doing the distillery tour into KY, but haven't put it together yet. Great work on making it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
No great revelation or secret roads. I just...

No great revelation or secret roads. I just offered my home as a place to park his truck and sleep. Suggested any number of roads off of 33 as a good starting point to getting lost.

He says he's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29,915
Views: 1,688,151
Posted By valongbeard
K1 - incoming pm. . .

K1 - incoming pm. . .
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,596
Posted By valongbeard
Just excellent XCR. I am loving this ride of...

Just excellent XCR. I am loving this ride of yours. Safe travels. I can't wait to see what's next.
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