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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I'd like to show you around but I'm not sure of...

I'd like to show you around but I'm not sure of my schedule yet for that weekend. I'll PM you my email address so we can stay in touch.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Did your group go east on Rt 84 from Frost just...

Did your group go east on Rt 84 from Frost just after 5:00 Sunday afternoon? I saw a group of 5 or 6 bikes go by. It looked like a WR-250R bringing up the rear.
My place is about a mile west of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Hey JT, from the RR Depot in Thurmond, if you go...

Hey JT, from the RR Depot in Thurmond, if you go up the road behind it, there is another road that goes to Layland, WV, on Rt 41. It comes out about 6 or 7 miles from the McKendree Road.
I haven't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Sunday

I'll be around Pocahontas County Sunday if anybody wants to venture that way.
PM me if you would like to hook up.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30,545
Views: 1,690,578
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I tried the cutting board idea on my WR-250F...

I tried the cutting board idea on my WR-250F after reading about it on ADV.
It was very brittle and shattered on the first big rock hit. I wouldn't recommend it for any rocky off road riding.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,189
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I remember reading somewhere that leaving the...

I remember reading somewhere that leaving the choke on that long will wash the oil off the cylinder walls eventually resulting in worn rings. That long dose of raw gas is not good for lubrication....
Forum: Racing 08-30-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,127
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Just remember that JS7 is provisionally...

Just remember that JS7 is provisionally suspended. He may have already raced his last SX.
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 87,282
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Tony Stewart announced his retirement. I cannot...

Tony Stewart announced his retirement. I cannot find anything on JS7 retirement.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-10-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I'm thinking maybe meeting somewhere around...

I'm thinking maybe meeting somewhere around Durbin or Bartow and going up the West Fork of the Greenbrier to Glady. From there over the mountain and past Laurel Fork Campground, Sinks of Gandy and...
Forum: Racing 08-07-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 87,282
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Question Great looking Bultaco but I thought all of the...

Great looking Bultaco but I thought all of the European bikes of that era had right side shifters and left side rear brakes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,562
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Well said LL. There is nothing like taking...

Well said LL.

There is nothing like taking your DS down that back road you have always wondered about. Of stopping at that little country store and hearing amazing stories from the friendly folks...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Good advice on the DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer. I...

Good advice on the DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer. I have the WV & VA and plan all my rides from them.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By wvdirtbiker
If you are going to be on Rt33 just east of...

If you are going to be on Rt33 just east of Elkins, WV, try CR27 south to Glady. It's paved to Glady, then gravel the next 20 miles to Rt250 at Durbin, WV.

There is another road off Rt33 a few...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 82,565
Posted By wvdirtbiker
You have got to be kidding? It's no wonder...

You have got to be kidding? It's no wonder governments are hated. Of course it might have already been that on FS Roads.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Thanks PR. I rode it by myself three or four...

Thanks PR. I rode it by myself three or four years ago and the mud holes probably haven't gotten any shallower. It rained here all Wednesday night and on & off today so it's going to be really...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
How was this section? I might take Wvtrailsmith...

How was this section? I might take Wvtrailsmith thru there Friday from north to south.
I have a half worn K270 on my DR and it doesn't like mud.
Forum: Racing 07-23-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 87,282
Posted By wvdirtbiker
It's the riders. All of the other riders have...

It's the riders. All of the other riders have been inconsistent and a tick off of KR & RD's pace.
Obviously Tomac is going to run up front now.
I have to believe it would be a different story if...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,859
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Cannons are a little scarce in my neck of the...

Cannons are a little scarce in my neck of the woods, but here is a Civil War cannon at Droop Mountain Battlefield SP in Pocahontas, County, WV.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,586
Posted By wvdirtbiker
This location has been posted before but not with...

This location has been posted before but not with my DR.

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/wvdirtbiker/DR-650%20Forum%20Pics/SpruceKBSignampDR_zpsb7ef6916.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 73,038
Posted By wvdirtbiker
WV Historical Markers

A couple of Fayette County markers.

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/wvdirtbiker/DR-650%20Forum%20Pics/IndirectFiring_zps65d92119.png
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 50,421
Posted By wvdirtbiker
DR at Cass Scenic RR in Cass, WV. ...

DR at Cass Scenic RR in Cass, WV.

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/wvdirtbiker/DR-650%20Forum%20Pics/CassBikeampTrain_zps76f31f7f.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 88,021
Posted By wvdirtbiker
More Old Stations

A couple of old gas stations on different corners at Frost, WV.

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/wvdirtbiker/DR-650%20Forum%20Pics/OldGasStationFrost_zps725dfff1.jpg

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 28,579
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Devils Backbone near Huntersville, WV. ...

Devils Backbone near Huntersville, WV.

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/wvdirtbiker/DR-650%20Forum%20Pics/DevilsBackboneampDR_zps7671de07.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,928
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Train Stations/Bike

Marlinton, WV train station. The original station burnt down a couple of years ago and this is the identical replacement building. The tracks have been removed and replaced with a 77 mile bicycle &...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Sorry, I won't be able to make it this week. We...

Sorry, I won't be able to make it this week. We just picked up the grandkids today, probably for all week.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 106,639
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Great pics, keep them coming. I have got to...

Great pics, keep them coming.

I have got to do Dolly Sods and Smoke Hole. They are the only places on this page that I have not been.
I even saw the MetLife blimp in the field last year.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I can suggest a couple of rides. From...

I can suggest a couple of rides.
From Hillsboro, go thru Watoga State Park and turn left immediately after the lake. Go across the mountain to the stop sign on CR21. Take a right there and go...
Forum: Racing 07-20-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 87,282
Posted By wvdirtbiker
It's great to see Tomac back and giving the KTM...

It's great to see Tomac back and giving the KTM boys some competition.

I heard Bubba was dizzy on the parade lap for the second moto and decided not to ride. I'm beginning to think he has gone...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 17,385
Posted By wvdirtbiker
There is another way to that end of the trail but...

There is another way to that end of the trail but it isn't shown on the map because it is on private property. I'd have to show you where it is. It's not as steep and rocky as the other one.

PM...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 17,385
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I'll try Wvtrailsmith, but there is no quick and...

I'll try Wvtrailsmith, but there is no quick and easy way.

The following road numbers are from the DeLorme WV Atlas & Gazetteer.

Go east on Rt 60 about about two miles from Ansted. Turn north...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I considered suggesting that way, but once you...

I considered suggesting that way, but once you get near the windmills, it's easy to get lost on that mountain.
Also, once you get to Richwood, you pretty much have to follow Rt39 all the way to Mill...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
If you are trying to stay on secondary roads, one...

If you are trying to stay on secondary roads, one option is to go out thru Piney View and take Rt41 across New River.
About 4 or 5 miles past the Prince train depot, take a right on Bacus Mountain...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
It's going to be difficult to get from Pocahontas...

It's going to be difficult to get from Pocahontas County ( if that's the Pocahontas you referred to) to Fayetteville.
I can give you some general ideas if you will let me know where you will be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-11-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20,557
Views: 1,036,952
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Lifetime memories being made with your son. ...

Lifetime memories being made with your son. Enjoying your RR Brian.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10,712
Views: 577,762
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Welcome to the new inmates. This area is getting...

Welcome to the new inmates. This area is getting to be pretty well represented.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,857
Posted By wvdirtbiker
RETIRE? You have to be old to retire, don't you?

RETIRE? You have to be old to retire, don't you?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,857
Posted By wvdirtbiker
You might want to look at Pocahontas County. The...

You might want to look at Pocahontas County. The largest town is Marlinton and it has a hospital.
Pocahontas County is the second least populated county in WV and is about 60 or 70% National...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 62,717
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I've enjoyed your old thread. Subscribed to this...

I've enjoyed your old thread. Subscribed to this one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,666
Posted By wvdirtbiker
When I was still working, I did not really enjoy...

When I was still working, I did not really enjoy working on my bike.
Now that I'm retired, I find it's much more enjoyable.

Another factor is if something has to be repaired before you can ride...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Now that looks like a fun hill.

Now that looks like a fun hill.
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