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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-29-2015, 08:44 PM
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Posted By firedad415
I have a similar picture, from the same spot...

I have a similar picture, from the same spot framed up at my mom's house. Took it when I was 14. It's a lake in Glacier National Park in Montana, right near/or on "Going to the Sun" Hwy (or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32,077
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Posted By firedad415
They should go well with the ants on a log and...

They should go well with the ants on a log and ham and turkey pinwheels we're bringing! :clap kid food rocks :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32,077
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Posted By firedad415
The two youngest are out! Couldn't pry them away...

The two youngest are out! Couldn't pry them away from my inlaws last night when we headed back here from Suffolk. So it is down to three for me. Me, wife, 16yo daughter. Still bringing kid...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 32,077
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Posted By firedad415
If this shindig getes much bigger, we'll need to...

If this shindig getes much bigger, we'll need to rent space from your tenants! :D

Now my 16yo daughter is coming as well (Built in babysitter for the 6 &3yo).
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By firedad415
1.5 hours away is Deals Gap. Take the back way...

1.5 hours away is Deals Gap. Take the back way through the Foothills Parkway. If you've never been there, it is worth the trip. Also, the roads around the Gap are even better! Wayah Rd is one of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9,502
Views: 568,934
Posted By firedad415
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9,502
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Posted By firedad415
I will leave it be for a couple days more. I...

I will leave it be for a couple days more. I grabbed the Richmond tag today and took it a lil more rural!
If this is still here by next week, I will get it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,834
Posted By firedad415
tag

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy265/firedad415/20150115_124428_zps6d17dd12.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/firedad415/media/20150115_124428_zps6d17dd12.jpg.html)


The sign kinda says...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,834
Posted By firedad415
Grab! 12th st @ Byrd downtown,

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy265/firedad415/20150115_110141_zpsf4e3982f.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/firedad415/media/20150115_110141_zpsf4e3982f.jpg.html)

This was a gift in 1907...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9,502
Views: 568,934
Posted By firedad415
Yep I figured that would certainly discount me,...

Yep I figured that would certainly discount me, but i don't see any rule on how long to let it sit! Just trying to keep it going.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9,502
Views: 568,934
Posted By firedad415
If the roads are ice free and it's still not...

If the roads are ice free and it's still not taken by lunch tomorrow, I may grab it. Kinda unfair since I took the pic, but better than you grabbing it back I suppose, whatcha think Macon?
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 26,515
Posted By firedad415
Prozac (possibly same name from RidetheRock) was...

Prozac (possibly same name from RidetheRock) was that connection of Hospitality out on the Port au Port Peninsula for us last year. Len and his Wife Maria were great to be around, helpful in our...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 26,515
Posted By firedad415
Thanks Tim. I will return to Canada to ride....

Thanks Tim.

I will return to Canada to ride. I absolutely loved Newfoundland. I will venture all the way up and across into Newfoundland-Labrador mainland and back down next time. Or just head...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 26,515
Posted By firedad415
So, Maybe I missed it Tim, but how did you get...

So, Maybe I missed it Tim, but how did you get home?

By the way, it looks like some of the stuff you guys (the group) rode through wasn't fit for moto consumption.... some shots looked more like...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Wicked I will cover some sodas as well. Pepsi, Diet,...

I will cover some sodas as well. Pepsi, Diet, Sprite, Blanton's, Dr Pepper.....oh... wait a sec..... how'd that get in there? :wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Yes, as it stands, my two girls (6 & 3) will be...

Yes, as it stands, my two girls (6 & 3) will be in tow. They say they want to see pictures of motorcycles and hear about Ravi's trip, however, I will also be bringing an ipad or the like when the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-06-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Wish I had one myself... I would teach my girls...

Wish I had one myself... I would teach my girls to ride! By the way, ended up riding past your house yesterday. I got turned around off of Clairmont trying to head back to M'ville and crossed the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-03-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
I am in, plus three! Wife and two youngest girls...

I am in, plus three! Wife and two youngest girls decided to come along! I will be bringing some kid friendly food, chicken strips, etc., since mine are picky eaters. Plus if other kids will be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
New Year's RTE

Im in if no one else in my house comes down with the flu! I had it last week. Wife is on the mend, but isnt ready to take on three kids if they get the bug.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Yep.... don't let Manganos see you out like that!...

Yep.... don't let Manganos see you out like that! ;)

Looks like a lotta fun! Im hoping to get a small trail bike within the next couple years also. The more time I spend off road, the more I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 04:56 AM
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Posted By firedad415
After about 20 years of working for or owning a...

After about 20 years of working for or owning a landscaping business (as a side job), I have exclusively used either Shindawa or (my preference) Stihl small gas powered equipment. The only...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
For anyone who hasn't been following "1drlust" ...

For anyone who hasn't been following "1drlust" aka Ravi S., he is almost back to the Richmond area from his 89 day (so far) trip to South America ("...it's like America, but south...")! He has had,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32,077
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Posted By firedad415
Awesome! glad to hear it worked out for you

Awesome! glad to hear it worked out for you
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Just sent you a PM Congrats on the purchase!...

Just sent you a PM

Congrats on the purchase!





Danny... hope you stayed warm and liked the Phantom! If you didn't, I have 438 pages I will need filled out for a return... In...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-22-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Glad it fit Danny and super glad someone will get...

Glad it fit Danny and super glad someone will get good use from it. I hated to see it just sitting in my closet.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
January sounds like a great idea for a party! I...

January sounds like a great idea for a party! I would certainly be in. Hopefully, Ravi (1drlust) would be there too with tales from his Epic trip to South America!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32,077
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Posted By firedad415
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102364...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1023640

Just posted this if anyone is interested. $100 local pickup for Richmond inmates.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 11:35 AM
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Posted By firedad415
I would much rather get a seat done locally than...

I would much rather get a seat done locally than send one off. I would always rather spend money local, usually much better customer service as well.

If there is a local guy, send me a PM. If...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Had a Sargent on my last bike and loved it! I...

Had a Sargent on my last bike and loved it! I will likely go back with a similar seat on this bike soon. Im open to other manufacturers, however. The good thing is though, for what my buddy has...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Im with you... Love my Tenere. The only bad...

Im with you... Love my Tenere. The only bad thing is the seat. Don't like the seat upholstery or that slight tilt forward. And, two weeks ago when we road the PMS 500 (the day after), my buddy and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32,077
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Posted By firedad415
http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4753391377.html...

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4753391377.html

Anyone know the owner? A friend of mine back in Portsmouth is asking me about it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
I put the axel in and fiddled with it that way. ...

I put the axel in and fiddled with it that way. It was no problem to lift it up (used a 2x4 and shims at first). Then, to help steady it further, I used the axel as a centering tool. Still took...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
After a great time on our own PMS500 the day...

After a great time on our own PMS500 the day after everyone else got back, I noted there where some issues with my rear brake rotor, some grooves and scoring. I believe Rough Run may have claimed yet...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-21-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Rough Run definitely lived up to its name. FR 152...

Rough Run definitely lived up to its name. FR 152 (I think), the road where Fieldstone Hunt Club was on, was a challenge as well on the big Tenere. Thankfully the plug held! One shop in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Which one of you guys left the sharp rocks on FR...

Which one of you guys left the sharp rocks on FR 151 just past the second creek crossing!?!?!
Two plugs later, back on the trail. Holding for now, made it to Harrisburg for the night, we're gonna...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Wish I could be there this weekend, however, I...

Wish I could be there this weekend, however, I look forward to trying to recreate the trip Monday and Tuesday!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Unfortunately, im still out! However, thanks...

Unfortunately, im still out!
However, thanks to RimBenty, I have some tracks to toy with on Monday the 20th when I try to recreate the PMS 500 rerun! I am headed up that way with another friend...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,366
Posted By firedad415
Fair enough! Thanks for the response.

Fair enough! Thanks for the response.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,366
Posted By firedad415
Where could I find routing files or rollcharts...

Where could I find routing files or rollcharts for this ride? I was out of town for the ride, but would like to hit a few of the roads next week or the week after. I would be more interested in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32,077
Views: 1,897,499
Posted By firedad415
Ive either attended or planned/ hosted a sport...

Ive either attended or planned/ hosted a sport bike rally in the Deal's Gap area for 8 of the 10 Christian Sport Bike Association Nat'l rallies. I can assure you, it is a very awesome place to spend...
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