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Forum: Racing Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 93,894
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Pretty hard to call the Daytona winner but as...

Pretty hard to call the Daytona winner but as long as this race is, the cream will rise to the top, barring any falls. Plenty of passing back in the pack, but little if any for the top guys at the...
Forum: Racing Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Exactly right and well said.

Exactly right and well said.
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By wvdirtbiker
KR is going to be hard to beat this year and he...

KR is going to be hard to beat this year and he is just hitting his stride. If he stays healthy, I can't see anybody seriously challenging him.

I'm a big David Knight fan, but when all is said...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
No need to be in a hurry Jason. It looks like...

No need to be in a hurry Jason. It looks like the snow will still be on the ground in Pocahontas County till Father's Day.
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By wvdirtbiker
It will be great to have more racing to watch. ...

It will be great to have more racing to watch.

I hope the TV coverage is better this year. Last year both M/C and ATV were covered in the same half hour. They need to go back to a half hour for...
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,535
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I realize it's been almost a year since he raced,...

I realize it's been almost a year since he raced, but I really expected better results than that.
If the next race is not substantially better, his title hopes for this year are slim.

Hasn't he...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 19,305
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Sorry about the upside down picture. It wasn't...

Sorry about the upside down picture. It wasn't like that in the preview.
Wish I could figure out why that happens.
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 19,305
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Shop Press

I had always wanted a shop press but was just too cheap to buy one. I only have a single car garage and not much available floor space, so I decided on a bench mount press.

It's made of scrap...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,862
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Excellent advice. I've been looking for a good...

Excellent advice. I've been looking for a good excuse to buy a Harbor Freight heat gun!
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,862
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Agreed. The pressure on the new bearing should...

Agreed. The pressure on the new bearing should be completely on the OUTSIDE bearing race. I use a socket with an outside diameter just slightly smaller that the OD of the bearing.

Good idea on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Not much activity on this thread. I guess it's...

Not much activity on this thread. I guess it's hard to be enthusiastic about riding when there is 24" of rock solid snow on the ground.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,262
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I've never had more than two dogs at a time run...

I've never had more than two dogs at a time run out at me.

I always slow down to about 10 or 15 mph and if the dog is not overly aggressive, I just point my boot at them and accelerate once I'm...
Forum: Racing 02-21-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 93,894
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Good race. OK, tell the truth, who picked the...

Good race. OK, tell the truth, who picked the top three tonight?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Weekend Ride

I took advantage of the great weather Sunday for a 70 mile ride in and around Fayette County.

Here is a pic from the upper bridge at Thurmond:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
That first picture is on the road from Buffalo...

That first picture is on the road from Buffalo Lake to Blue Grass, VA. It's about a mile from Blue Grass.

The third picture is at Elleber Knob, not far from Top Of Allegheny. The road is only...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-28-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,820
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Great RR. I always though I would like to...

Great RR.

I always though I would like to winter tent camp - then I got over it!

You da MAN.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,209
Posted By wvdirtbiker
DJ, let me know when you are headed west for this...

DJ, let me know when you are headed west for this and I'll meet you somewhere and show you around.

Dirt roads are more prevalent north of Rt 250 both in VA and WV.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Will do Brian. I hope you and your Dad can get...

Will do Brian. I hope you and your Dad can get to Pocahontas County again this year.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I wondered where you had been Jason. Looking...

I wondered where you had been Jason. Looking forward to riding with you and Dr Brian again.

I'm already planning some rides around Pocahontas County this year. We will determine dates as the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
is that all?

is that all?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
No, I better hang on to it. My New Year's...

No, I better hang on to it. My New Year's resolution is to ride more this year.

With the injury two years ago and an illness last year limiting me to about 1000 miles each season, I am definitely...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Chris, if you keep hanging out around here, you...

Chris, if you keep hanging out around here, you are going to end up with another bike.
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 93,894
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Chad Reed showed his true colors again with his...

Chad Reed showed his true colors again with his take out of Canard. It's not the first time it has happened.

In the last race of the season in Carmichael's last SX championship (I think), Reed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,265
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Thanks for the pics. Those look like some fun...

Thanks for the pics. Those look like some fun trails.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21,383
Views: 1,148,500
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Nice bike Weldman. Good choice, you do know the...

Nice bike Weldman. Good choice, you do know the blue ones are faster?
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 81,388
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Good RR. Can't wait for the second half.

Good RR. Can't wait for the second half.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,384
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Great pics and RR. Reminds me of my days riding...

Great pics and RR. Reminds me of my days riding around the Ft. Benning/Columbus area in the late 60's and early 70's.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-08-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,617
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Good RR Jonathan. I'm looking forward to coming...

Good RR Jonathan. I'm looking forward to coming up there next year to ride with you.
In the spring, we need to meet at Durbin and I'll show you the dirt roads around there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Glad you are OK.

Glad you are OK.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,837
Posted By wvdirtbiker
After a tip over, to restart, turn the gas off...

After a tip over, to restart, turn the gas off and kick with the throttle wide open.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-02-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I have a complete set of the DOH maps of each...

I have a complete set of the DOH maps of each county, but they are about 20 years old. I can study them and the Gazetteer for hours. That's how I plan new rides.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-26-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
On the street or in the woods?

On the street or in the woods?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Problem? What problem? Isn't that normal?

Problem? What problem? Isn't that normal?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Exactly right POM. Generally speaking a good...

Exactly right POM. Generally speaking a good trail bike should not weigh much more than about 250 lbs. this pretty much eliminates any bike that you would want to commute on.
A second bike is the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,209
Posted By wvdirtbiker
About 150 miles a day is my limit for this kind...

About 150 miles a day is my limit for this kind of riding, but that is a lot of hours in the saddle at an average speed of about 25mph.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,209
Posted By wvdirtbiker
About 150 miles of that kind of riding is about...

About 150 miles of that kind of riding is about my limit for one day, but I'm probably older than most who do this.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,209
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Is that the road from Blue Grass to Buffalo Lake?

Is that the road from Blue Grass to Buffalo Lake?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,209
Posted By wvdirtbiker
If you are inquiring about FR55 that runs from Rt...

If you are inquiring about FR55 that runs from Rt 39 to Rt 84 along the VA/WV state line, it is a good gravel surface.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 105,393
Views: 20,925,199
Posted By wvdirtbiker
You shouldn't need a rim lock at tire pressures...

You shouldn't need a rim lock at tire pressures above 18 or 20 psi.

Rocky Mountain has several brands of heavy duty and ultra heavy duty 17" tubes.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11,197
Views: 652,030
Posted By wvdirtbiker
That's so sad. Condolences to his family.

That's so sad. Condolences to his family.
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