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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 03:05 PM
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Posted By GTV630
As much rain as we've had, any trails are going...

As much rain as we've had, any trails are going to be pretty slippery. I currently have a trials tire on the back...not so good in mud or highway use. I have a D606 in the garage, but it is also...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
I don't know the trails around Charlotte, but I...

I don't know the trails around Charlotte, but I know some areas around my house. I might be able to do Sunday afternoon.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-17-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
I'm always looking for people to ride trails...

I'm always looking for people to ride trails with. Sometimes kid things keep me busy, but post up and I'll join anytime I can. I think you were going to join Boikke and I on the Wolf Creek...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
You got a 2 stroke plated in NC? That's very...

You got a 2 stroke plated in NC? That's very surprising! I've only lived here for 3 yrs but I've always heard NC was really sticky about it. I'm hoping to sell my DRZ this spring to get a lighter...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
I have a fly racing F2 carbon that i really like....

I have a fly racing F2 carbon that i really like. Very light weight since it is carbon fibre. I think mine is a 2013 Trey Canard model. They are originally in the $270 range but you can find...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-01-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
I didn't track it exactly, but it was a little...

I didn't track it exactly, but it was a little over 20 miles.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-31-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
Brown Mountain

A group of us from the Charlotte area did a day trip at Brown Mountain last week. Here's a report:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25821034#post25821034
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By GTV630
Holiday Dirt Bike - Brown Mountain NC

A group of us decided to get in one more trail ride before the end of the year. We all live near Charlotte, NC so we made a day trip to the Brown Mountain trail system. These are some of the same...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
This is what I use on the dirt bike and street...

This is what I use on the dirt bike and street bike. Cleaner can be sprayed on then hosed off and works very well. I usually hit mine with a brush after letting the cleaner soak a bit, just for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By GTV630
You could do the green trails on a KLR, but...

You could do the green trails on a KLR, but that's about all. Would definitely agree something smaller would be best.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
Dreaming of something orange this Halloween!

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo71/GTV630/20141030_205811_zpsfbervrv2.jpg (http://s363.photobucket.com/user/GTV630/media/20141030_205811_zpsfbervrv2.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
Hey guys, I just got back from a trip to WV...

Hey guys, I just got back from a trip to WV riding some of the Hatfield McCoy trail system. Did a trip report on it if you’re interested:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1020272
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By GTV630
Day 3 started with us trailering to another trail...

Day 3 started with us trailering to another trail head about 2 hours closer to home so we wouldn’t have such a long haul to get home that night. This was the Ashland trail head near Bluefield, WV. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By GTV630
There are easy paths up to the top and the not so...

There are easy paths up to the top and the not so easy path – which like many things here is steep and rocky! We took turns trying to make it up the hill climb. I think about half of us eventually...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By GTV630
That was most of the fun on day one. For day...

That was most of the fun on day one. For day two, we went to Buffalo Mountain trail head in Williamson, WV. The weather was great with sun and highs in the 70’s, but the trails were still wet from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By GTV630
Next we had a big scare. The group was riding...

Next we had a big scare. The group was riding down a fairly normal trail. The lead guys go a lot faster than me. One of the guys following them, who is a good rider himself, must have hit a rock...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By GTV630
Hatfield McCoy Trails 2014

I made a new friend who invited me to go ride dirt bikes in WV on the Hatfield McCoy trail system. This is something that he and several friends do twice a year. I happily accepted the invitation! ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-26-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
My mom went through a similar experience about 10...

My mom went through a similar experience about 10 years ago. She was riding her street bike in some twisty roads and went off the road wide in a corner. When she dropped off the edge of the road,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
If you really want to change it, here is makeover...

If you really want to change it, here is makeover they did on a yellow DRZ that came out looking nice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd3FhNjwOpk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWEwrzvqPSg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
I like my blue color scheme better, but I don't...

I like my blue color scheme better, but I don't think the yellow is so bad. I'd ride it!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
Enjoyed meeting you guys. Good to put a face...

Enjoyed meeting you guys. Good to put a face with the names. Hopefully I can make a few more, but the kids activities take up a lot of evenings.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,479
Posted By GTV630
Never seen a victory with a dual sport tire! ...

Never seen a victory with a dual sport tire! Definitely an "A" for ambition! Enjoyed the story.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,664
Posted By GTV630
Yes! That's the spirit - after all, it is an...

Yes! That's the spirit - after all, it is an "Adventure Ride", not a "i only ride in perfect weather" ride. Funny for us state side to hear about emu and roos running out in the road!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,071
Posted By GTV630
Yea, No reason to harass the snake. Besides, the...

Yea, No reason to harass the snake. Besides, the last thing I want is to get bit by a poisonous snake in the middle of the mountains, miles from civilization with no cell signal!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,071
Posted By GTV630
Assualt On Wolf Creek

I was curious what kind of rattlesnake we saw. Looks like it was a timber rattlesnake:
http://www.marshall.edu/herp/old/rattlesnake.htm
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
Assualt On Wolf Creek

Okay guys, I finally got a trip report together on the Wolf Creek ride last Saturday. Enjoy!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998325
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,071
Posted By GTV630
Assualt On Wolf Creek

From there, we continued up the gravel road following our track. At one point, we come around a corner and I see Matt hit the brakes and swerve around something in the road. I do the same and pull up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,071
Posted By GTV630
Assualt On Wolf Creek

While I was crossing, a guy in a 4wd came up the trail and pulled over to air down before crossing the creek. He was a nice guy and we talked for a while before we watched him cross…not a problem at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,071
Posted By GTV630
Assualt On Wolf Creek

Hurricane Creek was another great “road”. It is more of a rocky jeep trail with lots of creek crossings. I find these technical trails a lot of fun. Here’s some of the bigger creek crossings on this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,071
Posted By GTV630
Assualt On Wolf Creek

Not far after this the trail T’d into more a gravel road or jeep trail. We started following our planned route, but realized we needed to turn around to go see Wolf Creek Falls. As we passed by the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,071
Posted By GTV630
Assualt On Wolf Creek

We started down Wolf Creek road with caution as we had heard rumors that a part of it was supposed to be for hiking. There were no signs indicating such, so we proceeded. The first mile was gravel,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,071
Posted By GTV630
Assualt On Wolf Creek

Here is the KML file for the route as best I know it. Again, may not be totally accurate!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72187188/Wolf%20creek%20route.kml
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,071
Posted By GTV630
Assualt on Wolf Creek

Most of you in the Charlotte area know how this got started, but for everyone else...

One inmate was out exploring in the NC/TN mountains and turned down Wolf Creek Road. Not too far into it he...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
I think Scott Davis has a bike for sale.

I think Scott Davis has a bike for sale.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
It took me a while to piece the route together...

It took me a while to piece the route together since neither of us were taking with gps, but I finished it last night. I will get a trip report with pics and video up later today.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-28-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
I've got several pics and some videos from our...

I've got several pics and some videos from our Wolf Creek adventure. I'll see if I can get the gps track from Boike and make a trip report.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
I think I will plan on driving up that morning. ...

I think I will plan on driving up that morning. Let's not make it earlier than 9 though. It's a 3 hr drive unless I stop to pick up someone else. So the meet point is in Hot Springs, right?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
IN LIST FOR WOLF CREEK ON THE 26th BOIKE333 ...

IN LIST FOR WOLF CREEK ON THE 26th

BOIKE333
GTV630
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SHIFTHEAD

Ok - we know Boike is already up there. When is everyone else arriving? I suppose we better determine...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
My normal route up there would take me down 85...

My normal route up there would take me down 85 through Gastonia. Going around the south side of Charlotte might not be too much longer. I don't know where the others live, but if you don't get any...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-19-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 260,333
Posted By GTV630
Trail riding

A few pics from our ride this morning. Luckily the rain held off for the most part.

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo71/GTV630/DRZ/20140719_085214_zpsmijofdhd.jpg...
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