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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,537
Posted By tastroman
Top notch daytrip report. Thanks for taking the...

Top notch daytrip report. Thanks for taking the time and it's nice to see someone under 50 enjoying a scooter.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,313
Posted By tastroman
Over the past 12 months I've rode around 5000...

Over the past 12 months I've rode around 5000 miles with about 5% being highway, 95% anything else. On the average I ride 6 days a week.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,313
Posted By tastroman
I'm 49,working full time, with a 15 year old at...

I'm 49,working full time, with a 15 year old at home, you know the drill. I am a year round commuter, living in a rural area, and have been scooter commuting since 1998. My miles are 80\20...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 438,382
Posted By tastroman
The 2012's in Tenn. are gone. They have 2013's...

The 2012's in Tenn. are gone. They have 2013's for $3197.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,771
Views: 106,154
Posted By tastroman
Good grab. Nice evening for a ride.

Good grab. Nice evening for a ride.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 30,851
Posted By tastroman
Good grab and drop. As far as the road up to...

Good grab and drop. As far as the road up to Buffalo goes, I've been up it a couple times on my scooter and if it will climb the hill just about anything will.

And draley, congratulations on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,102
Posted By tastroman
Thanks for sharing. Pretty cool you can hit all...

Thanks for sharing. Pretty cool you can hit all of those places in a day trip.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,459
Posted By tastroman
My scooter- 95% Buell- 30%

My scooter- 95%
Buell- 30%
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
They also have live acoustic music for their...

They also have live acoustic music for their Sunday morning brunch. Another good choice is Mickey G's if you like Italian.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
A couple fun ones the jump out at me are Runnett...

A couple fun ones the jump out at me are Runnett Bag Rd and Belcher Mountain Rd. Runnett Bag is steep so I might avoid it on a Gull Wing 2 up.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
I wanted to check out the inside of the one...

I wanted to check out the inside of the one pictured but it was locked, unfortunately.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
UOTE=Goldburg;23898084]Is there a map that has...

UOTE=Goldburg;23898084]Is there a map that has the gravel marked? I don't remember any the few times I've been up there...[/QUOTE]

Not that I'm aware of. A good place to start is probably the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
Floyd has many state route/state maintained roads...

Floyd has many state route/state maintained roads that are unpaved. If you enjoy riding by rural farms Floyd is a great place to explore. You certainly don't need a dual sport as these roads are...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 76,536
Posted By tastroman
Who wants their water to come from a spring...

Who wants their water to come from a spring house?



https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2894/13678471614_2c481b3a33_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mQHK4u)
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
Lucky you. Floyd has tons of great riding if you...

Lucky you. Floyd has tons of great riding if you enjoy one lane blacktop and well maintained gravel roads.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
For local riders interested in making this day...

For local riders interested in making this day ride and are GPSless like myself here is the route I took which really gives a nice taste of what this region has to offer.

From Meadows of Dan head...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By tastroman
I didn't know there is a gravel road that goes to...

I didn't know there is a gravel road that goes to the top of Whitetop. Looks like you hit some great roads. How did you get in and out of BG?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 30,851
Posted By tastroman
I actually hit all 5 of the Bob Childress rock...

I actually hit all 5 of the Bob Childress rock churches today and if anyone is interested, here's a link to a short rr.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967887
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
The route consisted of a mix of 70% paved and 30%...

The route consisted of a mix of 70% paved and 30% well groomed gravel. Hitting all 5 created a nice loop which could be done in 3 hours if you want to just ride by and 4-5 if you want to stop and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
The last stop of the day would be Mayberry...

The last stop of the day would be Mayberry Presbyterian Church.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
Then it was on to Bluemont Presbyterian Church...

Then it was on to Bluemont Presbyterian Church located off of The Blue Ridge Parkway, just east of Orchard Gap.


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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
Next it was on to Dinwiddie Presbyterian Church...

Next it was on to Dinwiddie Presbyterian Church just outside of Hillsville Va.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
It was time to move on but on the way out, I...

It was time to move on but on the way out, I passed a small rock spring house that once supplied water to the church and the school house adjacent to the church.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
While taking pictures outside of the church I was...

While taking pictures outside of the church I was asked twice to come inside and join the congregation for lunch. While I did not take the offer, I did take the opportunity to step inside and take a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
Next it was on to Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian...

Next it was on to Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church. Bob and is wife are buried in the cemetery across the road from the church.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
If you listen closely you can hear the songs of...

If you listen closely you can hear the songs of the mountains probably much like how it sounded in 1929.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
The 1st stop along the way would be Slate...

The 1st stop along the way would be Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church. With today being Sunday, services were being held and I must say gauging by the cars in the parking lot the churches still have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By tastroman
The Bob Childress Rock Church tour. Floyd Va.

Bob Childress (18901956) was a Presbyterian minister who was born in the town of Ararat, Virginia and raised in the Primitive Baptist tradition. He is the founder of the famous "Rock Churches" of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9,130
Views: 508,736
Posted By tastroman
Tag

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 30,851
Posted By tastroman
Here's how to find the Rat. <iframe...

Here's how to find the Rat.

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 30,851
Posted By tastroman
Tag

Here's the new tag.

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9,130
Views: 508,736
Posted By tastroman
Grab

Thanks WB57 for making it an easy double grab.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/13654552173_0d060d1e86.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mNB9Dk)


New tag tomorrow afternoon.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 30,851
Posted By tastroman
Grab

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/13654530065_12390ed980.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mNB35a)


Nice drop. I picked up a little mud while racing the 250cc class after making the grab. I finished...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 970
Views: 90,260
Posted By tastroman
The rear drum on my old Honda Elite 250 was...

The rear drum on my old Honda Elite 250 was better than the rear disk on my Uly. And no, I'm not kidding.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By tastroman
+2

+2
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,246
Posted By tastroman
My commute is 7 1/2 miles one way on roads with a...

My commute is 7 1/2 miles one way on roads with a 45mph posted speed limit. I ride year round minus ice/snow and have been doing this commute for 16 years. The combined weather protection, storage...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 30,851
Posted By tastroman
I found this out the hard way when my Buell was...

I found this out the hard way when my Buell was new. I went up the steep part and once committed there was no turning around. I remember getting to the top and having the feeling of dread about...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By tastroman
looks nice. 78 is smoking for a 200 cc .

looks nice. 78 is smoking for a 200 cc .
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By tastroman
nice windscreen.

nice windscreen.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By tastroman
I've got a 250cc, I'm actually on my 2nd, so I...

I've got a 250cc, I'm actually on my 2nd, so I can help a little with 250's. I've owned a Honda Elite 250 and currently own a Daelim 250 which has the same KYMCO engine used in their carb models. Top...
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