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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-05-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5,384
Views: 492,993
Posted By Hoodis
Detour?

Is the Parkway open through Doughton Park now? About three weeks ago the detour was still up at 18 and 21.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Hoodis
That was pretty much my experience 2 years ago -...

That was pretty much my experience 2 years ago - mostly dry on DR650s with relatively fresh Trailwings. We rode uphill with no real issues, but I remember thinking rain and 500 pound bikes would be...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-22-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,621
Posted By Hoodis
Miserable would be a better description of 441...

Miserable would be a better description of 441 through the Park during tourist season. GSMNP traffic is much worse than RMNP traffic in my experience.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-22-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,621
Posted By Hoodis
You might want to consider this variation on your...

You might want to consider this variation on your first day, unless you really like the Interstate:

https://goo.gl/maps/xITjy

Or here is another option:

https://goo.gl/maps/MXNk4

The...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-07-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By Hoodis
I did the Goldvalve/spring modification to the...

I did the Goldvalve/spring modification to the forks on my 97 1200 Bandit, along with a GSXR shock. Totally transformed the bike. More comfortable and much better handling.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-04-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
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: 99
Views: 8,481
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: 524
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: 1,839
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: Photos 12-30-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 53,939
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: 745
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: Photos 12-24-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 115,728
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: 1,709
Views: 208,645
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: 385
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: 4,907
Posted By Hoodis
Agree.

Agree.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5,384
Views: 492,993
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: 514
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: 514
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: 1,960
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: 3,672
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: Photos 05-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 249,319
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: 597
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: 1,709
Views: 208,645
Posted By Hoodis
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,859
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: 1,363
Views: 398,454
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: 168
Views: 31,195
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: Photos 04-06-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 152,784
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: Photos 04-06-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 488,722
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: 168
Views: 31,195
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: 488
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: 776
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: 24,611
Views: 1,671,639
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: 16,013
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: 576
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: 2,206
Views: 169,454
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: 341
Views: 21,621
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: 341
Views: 21,621
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: 2,206
Views: 169,454
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: 2,206
Views: 169,454
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: 1,847
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.
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