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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-20-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By patmo
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Www.clawofthedragon.com
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By patmo
Route 460 to Mt. Sterling, then Route 60 to...

Route 460 to Mt. Sterling, then Route 60 to Morehead and then route 32 to Louisa, WV.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,778
Posted By patmo
You will probably notice quite a few sport/sport...

You will probably notice quite a few sport/sport touring type bikes traveling this road next Friday and over that weekend. The MSTA is holding its annual TriStar ride in at the Allegany Inn, Sparta....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By patmo
Get a small scooter, say around 150cc. ...

Get a small scooter, say around 150cc. Especially if she is someone that tends to over think things, the whole clutch/gas/balance/look where you want to go/etc. complex (for some) process might just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-12-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By patmo
Waynesville, NC has several small breweries that...

Waynesville, NC has several small breweries that are worth checking out.

Franklin, TN. does also, AND a very good music scene with all types of music being played (Dobbie Brothers are playing a...
Forum: Racing 05-10-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,743
Posted By patmo
From a financial standpoint, racetracks and golf...

From a financial standpoint, racetracks and golf courses are the worst use of land anyone could make. Especially in higher population areas. Miller was put into an area that doesn't have heavy...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By patmo
All of the state parks will have camp grounds. ...

All of the state parks will have camp grounds. The state RESORT parks will also have a lodge w/restaurant. Most will have either a swimming pool or lake swimming, some will have both. However, the...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By patmo
Might want to check on some hiking/back packing...

Might want to check on some hiking/back packing forums and see what they might be able to tell you...especially ones in the area you plan on traveling through. It seems that hostels are much more...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By patmo
Home Depot has a lot of online specials through...

Home Depot has a lot of online specials through their website that are not available in store. Lots of free shipping options as well.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 28,529
Posted By patmo
Take her down to Chattanooga, and get a room on...

Take her down to Chattanooga, and get a room on the river near the aquarium. Plenty of places to stay and plenty of places to eat. Go see the Choo-Choo. Lots within walking distance.

If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,390
Posted By patmo
This past Sunday I was at a BBQ place with...

This past Sunday I was at a BBQ place with friends, all on bikes. After all had left but one, he and I where in the parking lot talking. I'm on my green Triumph Thruxton and he is on an older Honda...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,108
Posted By patmo
You can ride/drive from one side of Charleston to...

You can ride/drive from one side of Charleston to the other in a lot less than 45 minutes. 45 minutes from the center of Charleston will put you in the wilds.

Beautiful state, good people, and...
Forum: Vendors 04-08-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By patmo
Dang....wish this was happening in my area I...

Dang....wish this was happening in my area

I got a new Thruxton and I love my Olympia Gear...can always use more.

:D
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,145
Posted By patmo
Surfboards in Mn.? Seriously? How often can you...

Surfboards in Mn.? Seriously? How often can you really use them?

Bicycles...hang from the ceilings or on the walls

Fishing poles.....get a rack that hangs from the ceiling.

Chain saws and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,812
Posted By patmo
Well....there is a 9 1/2% SALES tax on just about...

Well....there is a 9 1/2% SALES tax on just about everything.

But I don't know about any "luxury" tax, since I don't own any boats or expensive cars and don't plan to. :D. I have found such...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By patmo
You can go as fast as your skill and bravery...

You can go as fast as your skill and bravery desire, but most of the time you will have a hard time going much faster than the 55 mph limit...line of sight will be your biggest deterrent. Just watch...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By patmo
well, if you need to cut out some mileage, I...

well, if you need to cut out some mileage, I would cut out part of the triangle, but I really hate to see you do it if you don't have to.

What I would do.....run the section from 421 over to...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By patmo
don't worry about any of the roads being in or...

don't worry about any of the roads being in or out of the "park". The DP National Forest lands are NOT like a city or county park with well defined borders and park rangers. You will not really be...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By patmo
https://goo.gl/maps/djClZ this seems to...

https://goo.gl/maps/djClZ


this seems to be what you want, I think. I've never used google maps before, but your instructions seem to be correct.

I'm only offering the 715 route vs Natural...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By patmo
Ok....I cant fix it for you. The main thing is...

Ok....I cant fix it for you. The main thing is you are riding 587 twice. Both times from 421 to Beattyville. EDIT.....it wont save my changes to YOUR map

I also suggest making a slight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By patmo
Do the Total Control class! Do the first class,...

Do the Total Control class! Do the first class, don't even waste time with the MSF class. It is all about proper body positioning and slow speed handling. Class is held in a parking lot and you use...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By patmo
got to my laptop and I can see your maps now........

got to my laptop and I can see your maps now.....

your option 1 has you riding 587 1x and 30 1x

your option 2 doesn't have 587 in it at all


you don't want to miss 587, fantastic...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By patmo
Go back to my original post and you will see the...

Go back to my original post and you will see the revisions.

Once you get on 421...using either option to get there....you head north. Take a right on 587 over to Beattyville. In Beattyville you...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By patmo
I edited my post to make it clearer (I hope) ...

I edited my post to make it clearer (I hope)



Note:
421 actually starts way up north, crosses over the Ohio River at Madison, Indiana, into Kentucky and goes unbroken all the way through the...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By patmo
Sorry I wasn't clear...... once you are...

Sorry I wasn't clear......


once you are on 421, using either option 1....via 472 from London, or using option 2.....via 92 and 11, you stay on 421 until you get to 587 and then turn on...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By patmo
If I was starting on 27 @ the Tn./Ky. border, and...

If I was starting on 27 @ the Tn./Ky. border, and wanted to get to Morehead, tis is how I would do it.....two options to get you started

option 1....to get to route 421

north on 27, east on 92...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By patmo
Real question is not how long will they last, but...

Real question is not how long will they last, but how long will your faith in them last. Seems like you are already nervous about them lasting for the length of your trip, so why not change them and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 82,071
Posted By patmo
I got similar mileage on Conti-Motions.....little...

I got similar mileage on Conti-Motions.....little over 2k

Have a set of Bridgestone T30 tires on it now. Handle better, MUCH better on wet roads and expect to get 5-6K out of them with no problem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,812
Posted By patmo
WWilliamson County is nowhere near Memphis. It's...

WWilliamson County is nowhere near Memphis. It's south of Nashville about 15 miles. Crime is very low. Highest per capita income in the state. Top 5 school system. 16 downtown blocks in Franklin...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,812
Posted By patmo
I urge you to check out Williamson County, Tn....

I urge you to check out Williamson County, Tn. and the towns of Franklin and Spring Hill in particular.


My wife and I spent several years checking out different towns throughout the mid-south...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By patmo
Can't believe I've missed this place, but I see...

Can't believe I've missed this place, but I see that they have only been open less than two years. If I was going to be in the area I would ride down and meet you, but I'll be out of state that...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By patmo
without start/finish points I cant give you exact...

without start/finish points I cant give you exact directions but I will give you general directions anyways. Your mileage will vary a little bit.

From Lexington to Ashville....

you need to get...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By patmo
Alright then, let me know which hotels, and/or...

Alright then, let me know which hotels, and/or what part of town they are in, that you are using in the different cities and I'll be happy to send you some route recommendations.
Forum: Americas 04-01-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By patmo
Ashville to Nashville, via Deal's Gap is about...

Ashville to Nashville, via Deal's Gap is about 300-320 miles. Only the section from Ashville to rt28, via 40 and the Smoky Mtn. Expressway would be highway. The rest of it would all be state...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,812
Posted By patmo
What most people consider a really bad traffic...

What most people consider a really bad traffic jam is just normal mid afternoon traffic in cities like LA, NY, and Chicago. But, yeah, there have been times when I was stuck in one of those jams...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,812
Posted By patmo
But, around here we have no need for...

But, around here we have no need for lane-splitting....traffic is when we get stuck behind a tractor. :D



Only 14,000 people in the whole county, only 3.6 million in the whole state.
Think of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By patmo
I was afraid that was the case when I first read...

I was afraid that was the case when I first read the story. Lots of elevation changes and woods surrounding the roads in that area. Very easy for someone to run off the road and not be found. ...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,324
Posted By patmo
Yeah, I was going to recommend simple green also....

Yeah, I was going to recommend simple green also.

I also have used Vanish Toilet bowl cleaner and water. Works great on any greasy object. D you can flush it down your toilet after using. Just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,663
Posted By patmo
Taught my son to ride in the county schools...

Taught my son to ride in the county schools complex we lived next to....evenings during the summer when nobody was there, and using fields and roads in a subdivision that the airport had bought and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,658
Posted By patmo
We're AMERICANS! We don't need no stinking...

We're AMERICANS! We don't need no stinking licenses! It's our constitutional right to do anything we want, no matter how stupid! And that includes allowing a 16 year old to operate any car of bike...
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