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Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,025
Posted By Hoodis
39,000 it is - the lighting was abysmal and the...

39,000 it is - the lighting was abysmal and the display is sketchy.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-06-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 115,898
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1821_zpsdfdb9208.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1821_zpsdfdb9208.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-06-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 365,386
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1818_zpsd4b46151.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1818_zpsd4b46151.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,025
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1826_zps1e8922f3.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1826_zps1e8922f3.jpg.html)
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By Hoodis
Last snow?

Last weekend we tired to do the SW Virginia dual sport thing, since the seasonal horse trails close to bikes on 3/31. Met Callison and Turtlemoye in Sparta on the way to Raccoon Branch on 16. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Hoodis
Brown Mtn.

If you are going to ride at Brown you would be well advised to get a permit. The Forest Service enforcement guy has been known to be less than gracious.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23,742
Views: 1,422,770
Posted By Hoodis
There was a little snow today. Sorry about the...

There was a little snow today. Sorry about the seat.

Iron Mtn.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1818_zpsd4b46151.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,759
Posted By Hoodis
I had an SR500 for a while (about 6,000 miles)...

I had an SR500 for a while (about 6,000 miles) back in the late 80s and regret selling it. I have put about 40,000 miles on a DR650 and it is a better street bike than the SR, not to mention a kinda...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Hoodis
The very first enduro I rode started from a bike...

The very first enduro I rode started from a bike shop in the middle of Etowah. I think it was 1971.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 148,624
Posted By Hoodis
Looks pretty wet-like up in SW Virginia this...

Looks pretty wet-like up in SW Virginia this weekend. Next weekend is the last chance on the seasonal trails till October.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 15,614
Posted By Hoodis
Are you talking about NE or SW of Locust Gap? ...

Are you talking about NE or SW of Locust Gap? Cracker's Neck area on the TN side?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 15,614
Posted By Hoodis
It is my understanding that there are several...

It is my understanding that there are several "Stone Mountains" in the general vicinity of Boone? May I ask where this particular mountain resides?

Thanks...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 148,624
Posted By Hoodis
Horse trails in the morning - that tree looks...

Horse trails in the morning - that tree looks familiar:
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1776_zpsfeae262f.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 148,624
Posted By Hoodis
Thinking about next Sunday. A couple of days ago...

Thinking about next Sunday. A couple of days ago the seasonal horse trails were in great shape - no ice and not too much slop. Need to see how the forecast plays out, as I look outside at ice on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By Hoodis
Who buys a bike to ride in a straight line? I...

Who buys a bike to ride in a straight line? I have 39,000 miles on my M1100s and am looking forward to another 39,000.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-09-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 64,247
Posted By Hoodis
http://imageshack.com/a/img19/2954/1001362wr.jpg ...

http://imageshack.com/a/img19/2954/1001362wr.jpg

When I got back into riding after a few years as a mature young man (oxymoron?) I found a sweet 1980 YZ250 that looked very much like your 465. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,717
Posted By Hoodis
" That said, it's no where near the brainless...

" That said, it's no where near the brainless bike my Honda 919 or Suzuki DL650 are."

I've put almost twice as many miles on my M1100s (39,000) as I did on my DL650 (20,000) and I can't imagine...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,609
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1622_zps39b5fe1d.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1622_zps39b5fe1d.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,717
Posted By Hoodis
http://500motivators.com/plog-content/thumbs/motiv...

http://500motivators.com/plog-content/thumbs/motivate/me/large/567-ducati-making-mechanics-out-of-riders-since-1946.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-08-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 64,247
Posted By Hoodis
My first ( and second) KTM: ...

My first ( and second) KTM:
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/early90sbikes_zpscd9f6ed4.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/early90sbikes_zpscd9f6ed4.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-06-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,320
Views: 1,403,428
Posted By Hoodis
About 1991: ...

About 1991:
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/R75-6_2_zps2365f884.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/R75-6_2_zps2365f884.jpg.html)

Spring 1994 (wow - 20 years ago...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-06-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 50,355
Posted By Hoodis
When I was 14: ...

When I was 14:
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/100plus2500s1_2_zpse31b4a6c.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/100plus2500s1_2_zpse31b4a6c.jpg.html)

First real...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-06-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 36,624
Posted By Hoodis
Is there still riding at Wolf Island Downs? I...

Is there still riding at Wolf Island Downs? I haven't been up there in 25 years.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,791
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/4b...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/4bikes_zps1ba2030b.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/4bikes_zps1ba2030b.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,717
Posted By Hoodis
When I have been riding my EXC in the woods a...

When I have been riding my EXC in the woods a bunch, using the rear brake to square off corners, I have been known to skid the rear tire on my M1100s on tight, bumpy corners till my mind (to the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-04-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 365,386
Posted By Hoodis
Iron Mountain Trail ...

Iron Mountain Trail
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/snow12_zps4964b160.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/snow12_zps4964b160.jpg.html)
Virginia Seasonal Horse...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 36,624
Posted By Hoodis
Breakfast: ...

Breakfast:
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1747_zps4a066fc8.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1747_zps4a066fc8.jpg.html)

Floydfest:...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-03-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,320
Views: 1,403,428
Posted By Hoodis
Steele Creek GNCC a few years ago

Before:
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/ToriandGBN_zpsbfb03101.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/ToriandGBN_zpsbfb03101.jpg.html)

A little while later:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 36,624
Posted By Hoodis
Tuggles Gap reopened today. A late breakfast...

Tuggles Gap reopened today. A late breakfast tomorrow may be required.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,717
Posted By Hoodis
Years ago I put about 25,000 miles on a Bandit...

Years ago I put about 25,000 miles on a Bandit 1200 - pretty analogous to a NH. Next was an SV1000s with the Speigler superbike bar kit. Put about 20,000 miles on it before sanity prevailed. A...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,753
Posted By Hoodis
Tires

Having ridden the Gobbler Getter enduro several times, i would suggest you go as aggressive as you can. If it's really dry it won't be such a big deal, but if there's any moisture...

You can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,833
Posted By Hoodis
Lunch on Saturday. The hash was great and the...

Lunch on Saturday. The hash was great and the wall art was a hoot.

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1664_zps0041deff.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 17,849
Posted By Hoodis
Sorry I missed your post. Saturday morning,...

Sorry I missed your post.

Saturday morning, before we got dirty:
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1658_zps5b7efe5f.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 17,849
Posted By Hoodis
CheapB, Nice picture - I don't recognize the...

CheapB,

Nice picture - I don't recognize the setting. In which general direction did you wander today?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 17,849
Posted By Hoodis
New tires

Got some new sneakers on Thursday and tried to scuff them in today.

http://goo.gl/maps/7hBgZ

Stuart cemetery:
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1647_zpsf3972689.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,430
Posted By Hoodis
The DR is perfect for long forest road/gravel...

The DR is perfect for long forest road/gravel road rides like the BRT (other than the Iron Mtn. section). It is also fun for wandering around on 3-4 hour day trips around Meadows of Dan and Buffalo...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,430
Posted By Hoodis
Ten years ago: ...

Ten years ago:

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/4bikes_zps1ba2030b.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/4bikes_zps1ba2030b.jpg.html)

Now:
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 57,773
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1637_zps1608329c.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1637_zps1608329c.jpg.html)

Not as many miles as Mr. Parker, but I have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-01-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 17,849
Posted By Hoodis
Ride out the old and ride in the new

New Year's Eve
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1637_zps01418915.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1637_zps01418915.jpg.html)

http://goo.gl/maps/zSBii
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 17,849
Posted By Hoodis
Dirtbikes?

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23076897&postcount=2174
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