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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,354
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Check out downtown Floyd VA on Friday night, lots...

Check out downtown Floyd VA on Friday night, lots of live music on the streets and in general good times. Decent brewery in Galax which is a nice ride also. Highly recommend region around Foster...
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Stay North! Blue Ridge Parkway region stays...

Stay North!
Blue Ridge Parkway region stays 80-85 degrees this time of year but getting to it and towards your destination will be no fun at all.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Heindl Engineering.

Heindl Engineering.
Forum: Americas 06-29-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Yeah, you can - but would you enjoy it?

Yeah, you can - but would you enjoy it?
Forum: Trip Planning 06-29-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Doable ride, enjoy. Selling the transalp?

Doable ride, enjoy.
Selling the transalp?
Forum: Trip Planning 06-27-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,131
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Did something similar a few decades ago, spent 18...

Did something similar a few decades ago, spent 18 months sailing around. Follow your heart but remember to use your brain.
Forum: Americas 06-26-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,332
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
If you own a handgun and want to carry it why on...

If you own a handgun and want to carry it why on earth haven't you gotten a concealed carry permit?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Pretty good camping along the New River in the...

Pretty good camping along the New River in the area of Glendale Springs NC.
If you want a ride that will knock your socks off take Hwy 16 north off the Blue Ridge and go thru Hungry Mothers State...
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Have one in the family, ride it occasionally. Not...

Have one in the family, ride it occasionally. Not for me but it is a well sorted machine. Pluses and minuses to everything mechanical. No regrets to ownership.
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
I own both a Ural Retro (2012) and a Can-Am...

I own both a Ural Retro (2012) and a Can-Am Spyder (also 2012). Can-Am is by far the superior machine in every way you can possibly compare them.

I prefer the Ural and use it as my daily driver....
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
I've crossed the border with Canada multiple...

I've crossed the border with Canada multiple times in the past few years with no problems what so ever and absolutely minimal delays. Only questions ever asked concerned transportation of firearms...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
check out the flea bay / craigslist thread. Quite...

check out the flea bay / craigslist thread. Quite a few options.
Forum: Americas 06-09-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
I've carried alcohol across the border several...

I've carried alcohol across the border several times, in moderate quantities. I'm a hobby brewer and travel "prepared".
Lots of scenic small towns along the shoreline, allow enough time to stop at...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Blue Ridge Parkway is a great motorcycle ride...

Blue Ridge Parkway is a great motorcycle ride that you'll probable enjoy tremendously. Quite a few motorcycle friendly stopovers all along the way. Numerous inns and small cabins as well as...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,144
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Good choice. Stick with what you like.

Good choice. Stick with what you like.
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,628
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Wow. Looks great.

Wow.
Looks great.
Forum: Americas 06-03-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
July - hot. Beaches crowded. Try the mountains. ...

July - hot. Beaches crowded. Try the mountains.
Blue Ridge Parkway? Stated interest in Deals Gap, ride Cherola (spelling?) also and Natchez.
Upstate NY / NE and Canada? Good riding and less...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-03-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,450
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Wife started out with a BMW CS650, low seat. With...

Wife started out with a BMW CS650, low seat. With a decent set of boots she flat footed with no problems. Great bike that handles well and is light, didn't intimidate her. Neighbor now owns.
Wife...
Forum: Americas 05-28-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Big loop will be fun, keep the daily miles low...

Big loop will be fun, keep the daily miles low enough that you actually get to see some places. Mountains up when you are freshest.
Daily afternoon thundershowers popping up now. Lots of motorcycle...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,118
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
I normally ride solo (Ha - I and normal in same...

I normally ride solo (Ha - I and normal in same sentence) and enjoy it. Plenty of conversation time a pit stops and food breaks. Frequently camp overnight and usually meet some good people to relax...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Sounds like a great idea! Train travel is nice. ...

Sounds like a great idea! Train travel is nice.
Need to choose a coastal or mountain route home. Outer Banks of NC quite scenic, good small towns and barbeque at every cross roads. State and local...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Check out craigslist for motorcycle prices in...

Check out craigslist for motorcycle prices in areas you are considering flying into. If you find a place that has reasonable airfare to get over here you can always find a motorcycle. Lots of good...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Cherohala Skyway, Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge...

Cherohala Skyway, Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge parkway come to mind quickly.
What's the rush, enjoy the ride and take some state highways thru scenic areas rather than all interstate. Good beer...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Congratulations. If I can suggest a road worth...

Congratulations.
If I can suggest a road worth traveling in my neighborhood I'd like to recommend Hwy 16 in the region of Hungry Mothers State Park VA. Great road, good scenery, little traffic. If...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Highway 16 up through Wilkesboro NC area and stay...

Highway 16 up through Wilkesboro NC area and stay on it as far into WVA as you can. Great scenery and phenomenal road thru and past Hungry Mothers State Park. One of the better rides in the SE.
Forum: Hacks 04-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Hey Claude, If you enjoy classic sports cars in...

Hey Claude,
If you enjoy classic sports cars in a fun and relaxed setting check out VIR in early Oct.
Forum: Hacks 04-21-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 388,944
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Dang! This thread finally got rockin' again!...

Dang!
This thread finally got rockin' again! 'Bout time another Bokad surfaced.

RD - Rotax issues? Our 650 is still going "strong".
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 528,728
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
88 Sportster w/ sidecar

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/mcy/4421370886.html
1988 Sportster 1200 with sidecar.
Not mine, no idea.
Forum: Americas 03-31-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
A few highlights just off the BRP from my...

A few highlights just off the BRP from my neighborhood:
Floyd VA - lunch stop or overnight. Natshas' is good.
Chateau Morrisette - fancy winery and restaurant on the BRP
Foster Falls - on New...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,129
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Nice build! Looks great. I enjoyed reading and...

Nice build! Looks great.
I enjoyed reading and laughing along with a lot of the commentary.
As several have mentioned there are some real deals to be had on recent vintage Sportsters. Appreciate...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,858
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Here in the VA/NC border region of the BRP the...

Here in the VA/NC border region of the BRP the road closes frequently for weather - limbs & trees down or fog (clouds) covering stretches. This is not a problem if you're here to ride. There are side...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Not trying to be funny but there is camping...

Not trying to be funny but there is camping everywhere in that area, especially during the festival. Just follow signs or ask. Be prepared for wet, it is spring around here.
Check out Hwy 16 thru...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Snake pretty good, marketing is making it a bit...

Snake pretty good, marketing is making it a bit more popular than it deserves.

Check out the website clawofthedragon.com for some VA rides that are decent.
Forum: Hacks 03-05-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,933
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Heck, everyone knows you have to be crazy to buy...

Heck, everyone knows you have to be crazy to buy a Ural in the first place.
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,476
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
The west has some fantastic riding and superb...

The west has some fantastic riding and superb national and state parks. Look through the ride reports here and see what looks interesting. Blue Ridge Parkway and Crooked Road Music Trail are my...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
All day and all night heat will be a factor....

All day and all night heat will be a factor. Check out couch surfing, hostels, and other inexpensive places to crash for the night. Dive shops sometimes have bunk houses available for about the same...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 38,047
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Been dealing with Steve for several decades, no...

Been dealing with Steve for several decades, no problems. He'll order anything for you and split the difference between his cost and retail. Support the local guys.
Forum: Americas 03-01-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Puerto Rico if you want Caribbean Island with...

Puerto Rico if you want Caribbean Island with beaches and "palm" trees . Also check the islands just off that coast, especially the island that is mostly park. Main island is large enough to wander...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,205
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Will be in Charlotte NC on Saturday March 22....

Will be in Charlotte NC on Saturday March 22. Plan on being there.
A Ural really is a Ural.
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