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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-04-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By Hoodis
Ducati Greensboro a couple of weeks ago and now...

Ducati Greensboro a couple of weeks ago and now Meyers (not that there was really anything similar between the two). Sigh...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,093
Posted By Hoodis
I had a 2003 SV1000s, followed by a 2006 DL650,...

I had a 2003 SV1000s, followed by a 2006 DL650, both of which I put about 12,000 miles a year on. Five years ago I got a 2009 Monster 1100s which now has 45,000 miles on it. Most of my rides are...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-10-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Hoodis
[... Beware though, it's not casual trail...

[... Beware though, it's not casual trail riding. :deal :D It is easily one of the best places I've ridden though.[/QUOTE]

Similar thoughts about the Iron Mountain Trail out of Damascus, Va. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,705
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/10...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/100_0265_zps7553b1fb.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/100_0265_zps7553b1fb.jpg.html)

I still miss it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-30-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 48,286
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/10...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/100plus2500s1_zps500f3450.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/100plus2500s1_zps500f3450.jpg.html)

June 1975 - getting ready to head...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Hoodis
Watch the lower shock bolt bushing. That's the...

Watch the lower shock bolt bushing. That's the only thing that I replaced on my 2001 after 3 seasons of enduros (other than tires, brake pads, chains, etc.).
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-24-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 113,464
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1380_zpse3cd670c.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1380_zpse3cd670c.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 195,909
Posted By Hoodis
Near the big tree across the trail (at least 2...

Near the big tree across the trail (at least 2 weeks ago) about 1/2 mile from Whitetop Rd.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1818_zpsd4b46151.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By Hoodis
Adventure Ride - Pineola

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/RonsRide2014_zps9febb5a4.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/RonsRide2014_zps9febb5a4.jpg.html)

More information:

"Both east &...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,666
Posted By Hoodis
Agree.

Agree.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 463,009
Posted By Hoodis
Did you stop at the Fox Creek General Store?

Did you stop at the Fox Creek General Store?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Hoodis
Right now I have a 450EXC, a DR650, and an...

Right now I have a 450EXC, a DR650, and an M1100s. A new 1190 Adventure would be a very nice addition - particularly for 2-up rides in the mountains. My problem is that I don't want to get rid of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Hoodis
I rode the Adventure yesterday in the heat and on...

I rode the Adventure yesterday in the heat and on the straight and SLOW roads on the loop from Scott's shop. Asheville should be a better place to try these bikes. I wish I had $17,000 burning a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By Hoodis
Plenty of "off-road stuff." Probably more than...

Plenty of "off-road stuff." Probably more than you really want...

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MlNjrX3Q3fA" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,385
Posted By Hoodis
Coal Creek Dual Sport coming up soon

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MlNjrX3Q3fA" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlNjrX3Q3fA&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 235,030
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1819_zps2090525e.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1819_zps2090525e.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-30-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By Hoodis
Be sure and stop at Fox Creek General Store in...

Be sure and stop at Fox Creek General Store in Grant (16 & 658). Excellent food and Flat Ridge Road is sweet.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 195,909
Posted By Hoodis
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,693
Posted By Hoodis
It's more fun in the snow: ...

It's more fun in the snow:

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/snow12_zps4964b160.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/snow12_zps4964b160.jpg.html)
Forum: 2 smokers 04-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 373,821
Posted By Hoodis
More or less in order...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/100plus2500s1_2_zpse31b4a6c.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/100plus2500s1_2_zpse31b4a6c.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 28,248
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: 874
Views: 148,379
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: 1,756
Views: 474,939
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: 164
Views: 28,248
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: 471
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: 723
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: 25,087
Views: 1,626,157
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: 95
Views: 14,396
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: 7
Views: 558
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: 2,204
Views: 165,901
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: 318
Views: 20,019
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: 318
Views: 20,019
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: 2,204
Views: 165,901
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: 2,204
Views: 165,901
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: 18
Views: 1,647
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: 204
Views: 76,984
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: 201
Views: 17,478
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: 64
Views: 12,902
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: 201
Views: 17,478
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: 204
Views: 76,984
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)
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