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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Floyd VA for an afternoon and night; hotels,...

Floyd VA for an afternoon and night; hotels, upscale shops, plenty of restaurants.
GalaxVA for a night. Chateau Morrisette winery and restaurant, Mt. Vale Vineyard has a nice cabin for a night,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Summersville WVa. Know better than to blast...

Summersville WVa.
Know better than to blast through I77 / I81 in VA else it would rank up there too.
I85 bypass around Greensboro - way too frequent to be a coincidence.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-04-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Been traveling a fair bit for the last two years...

Been traveling a fair bit for the last two years since we both retired early. Found myself consistently wishing for a smaller dual purpose bike to explore interesting areas leisurely.
Wife rides but...
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,648
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Turned 18,000 today on the Ural - only issue so...

Turned 18,000 today on the Ural - only issue so far is all the beer people buy me when talking about it.
Yes, they have issues and are not for everyone. Slow, cranky, high maintenance.
Effing love...
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
A lot depends upon what your expectations are. ...

A lot depends upon what your expectations are.
I thoroughly enjoy riding a hack and when I daydream about "the next" bike it's invariably a hack. As a completely satisfied (!) Ural owner I...
Forum: Americas 09-01-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Highway 16 from W VA to the BRP and follow it.

Highway 16 from W VA to the BRP and follow it.
Forum: Americas 09-01-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Can't really tell you how best to get here but...

Can't really tell you how best to get here but can mention a "few of my favorite places".
Hwy 52 down to here is sorta scenic, not a slab, and mostly forgiving to lower speed cruising. Hwy 16 is...
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
I'd grab dads bike and ride it for a year and...

I'd grab dads bike and ride it for a year and make sure I loved it. It's a keeper for more than one reason.
Web is full of people looking to sell Urals that didn't live up to their expectations,...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,012
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Couple of non-Ural rigs listed over on Soviet...

Couple of non-Ural rigs listed over on Soviet Steeds.
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
agree with avoiding BMW, though we have a 650 and...

agree with avoiding BMW, though we have a 650 and another - go with a Honda or the Triumph (that I found solid but under powered).
Tour of the south would be interesting. Ever heard of "The Crooked...
Forum: Hacks 08-27-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Check Soviet Steeds, one of the active members is...

Check Soviet Steeds, one of the active members is an Atlanta area resident.
Forum: Hacks 08-27-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Where you recently Uraling in Glacier along the...

Where you recently Uraling in Glacier along the Going-to-the-Sun Road? Passed another Ural, might have been either Sunday 8/17 or Monday, that had a monkey and at least one dog.

Good video, love...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Yes, speed limits enforced on I77 at Fancy Gap / Hillsville

Yeah that section of I77 gets a lot of attention after all the mass pileups and deaths caused by fog on the road as clouds and cars vie for the same space at Fancy Gap. Locals avoid the road out of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 97,143
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
1972 Moto Guzzi Ambassador

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/mcy/4612079036.html

local if anyone interested.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 97,143
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Kendon dual trailer $1,700

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/mcy/4615169676.html

saw this ad this morning and thought it was a pretty good deal, not mine.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 577,011
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Moto Guzzi 1972 Ambassador

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/mcy/4612079036.html

Not mine. Am local if anyone interested.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 32,376
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Turning 60 soon - it's about time! Bought my...

Turning 60 soon - it's about time!
Bought my first motorcycle in 1971 and owned at least one ever since. Retired 2 years ago to go ride my motorcycle, that's what I consider a good balance between...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Dealer can also provide recommendation for...

Dealer can also provide recommendation for insurance and assist with title and tag paperwork. If not - check other dealers in region.
Forum: Americas 08-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Let me know if you're looking for a place to park...

Let me know if you're looking for a place to park car and trailer in Fancy Gap.
Forum: Americas 08-12-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,451
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Looks like you have your budget well covered.

Looks like you have your budget well covered.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Good for you! Great area to live and play. I...

Good for you!
Great area to live and play. I seriously doubt you will be disappointed. Motorcycling heaven and a great place to raise a family. Well educated community with lots going on.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 40,030
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
took a ride in that area this week and found some...

took a ride in that area this week and found some interesting roads that were new to me. Took Buffalo Mtn road off the BRP to Hwy 58, turned right towards Floyd and took Camp 5 Rd (VA hwy dept has...
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,161
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Just ride. Enjoy what you have and lust for the...

Just ride. Enjoy what you have and lust for the next. - in 3 years!
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Pay attention to above!

Pay attention to above!
Forum: Hacks 08-05-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,774
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Please tell me that it was inspired by the common...

Please tell me that it was inspired by the common sense the young 'uns picked up in NC.
Hopefully the regular massive infusions of craft beer made the difference.

Actually, I'm impressed with...
Forum: Hacks 08-04-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
K100 vs. ?

Go for it.
Around here everything roasts you when it gets above 90 and you're in the city.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,328
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
No need to break the bank if you want to try a...

No need to break the bank if you want to try a larger or different bike, plenty of used bikes at reasonable prices. No rule says only one bike at a time. Don't make the mistake of developing an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-04-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 58,528
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Back of the dragon good, lots of great rides in...

Back of the dragon good, lots of great rides in the area. Check out Fries, Ivanhoe, Foster Falls, Burkes Garden, do ride thru Pipers Gap. Up to and past the BRP - definitely good.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-04-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Second the willville campground recommendation,...

Second the willville campground recommendation, good place and nice area for riding. Floyd a fun little place with some good food choices. Day rides in the area - Foster Falls, Kibler Valley (...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-02-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Fancy Gap part-timer

Hey,

In the area frequently - divide my time between Fancy Gap and Greensboro. Usually here during the week. Ride a GS and a Ural, usually have the Ural up here but occasionally the GS. Do a lot...
Forum: Americas 07-31-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
From Fancy Gap to Maggie Valley area is a hike,...

From Fancy Gap to Maggie Valley area is a hike, anywhere from 3 to 5 plus hours depending on the route you take, obviously the scenic routes are the longest. If my goal was to ride some mountain and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
A smart person knows when to say when. If you...

A smart person knows when to say when.
If you get up to the Fancy Gap area give me a call - I know a road or two.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,838
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
I'll wave to anybody having fun. If I'm riding...

I'll wave to anybody having fun. If I'm riding what I want why shouldn't they. Call it whatever you want - doesn't mean I enjoy my ride less. More people out riding hopefully the safer the roads will...
Forum: Hacks 07-30-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,161
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Already got the Sportster? Stick with it. Might...

Already got the Sportster? Stick with it. Might take you a bit of time to get it exactly where you want it but you will. Beats financing someone else's dream.
I keep seeing used sportsters around...
Forum: Hacks 07-30-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,347
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
If you decide on a hack but don't want to hassle...

If you decide on a hack but don't want to hassle with the traffic at first let me know, I'm local to you and can help - lots of time on my hands and I spend it riding.
If you want a little saddle...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Good by Ural, hello trees?

Good by Ural, hello trees?
Forum: Americas 07-30-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,221
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Why dither - do what ever you'e in the mood for...

Why dither - do what ever you'e in the mood for as long as you are riding somewhere you want to be.
I do both. Camping to save money is like buying a motorcycle because it's cheaper than a car -...
Forum: Americas 07-30-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Further south around Maggie Valley is a solid...

Further south around Maggie Valley is a solid choice but if you decide to stay with original plan of basing around I77 at Fancy Gap let me know, I live there.
Several friends have furnished cabins...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Good choice for riding area! Hwy 16 and Hungry...

Good choice for riding area! Hwy 16 and Hungry Mothers a good ride. Camping decent
Wander through Fries VA and Ivanhoe. Camping alone the river. Foster Falls also has camping along the river, part...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
If you want a nice little ride with a touch of...

If you want a nice little ride with a touch of dirt after you get to Willville take 614 (Squirrel Spur) to 631 (Squirrel Creek) to 648 (Kibler Valley) and up to the Hydro plant. Small community park...
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