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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
That right there is a good attitude. I...

That right there is a good attitude.


I originally had plans to take yesterday off work and head out west with the DR to check the condition of Blackwater Canyon Ridge Road and some other nearby...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7,090
Views: 363,437
Posted By Dirt_Dad
+1 It may not be NOVA, but it is in your...

+1

It may not be NOVA, but it is in your backyard. You'll meet more than 40 other Tenere riders from all over the country, plus another 100 adventure riders on every kind of bike. And if...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Actually the more involved dirt ride I mentioned...

Actually the more involved dirt ride I mentioned to you is not going to be anywhere near the area of this water crossing. The water crossings I have in mind for that ride are much more tame than...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Looking at the debris line on both sides of the...

Looking at the debris line on both sides of the road it was a lot higher than what I saw yesterday. It will likely be lower by the time Romney rolls around.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Found it today. Nothing has changed...still...

Found it today. Nothing has changed...still deep...and running pretty fast today.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/englishjr/20150321_124452.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
:clap:clap Agreed!! For the first...

:clap:clap Agreed!!



For the first timers here is the setup you can expect. At the moment I'm not sure where the other fire pits will be placed.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
:clap More prizes, more winners. Thank you...

:clap More prizes, more winners. Thank you Edson.

Please consider making a generous donation to the school. Your contribution goes directly to improving the situation for the kids of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-14-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thanks InHouse Bob for supporting this effort. ...

Thanks InHouse Bob for supporting this effort. And of course, a huge thanks to Wreckchecker for even taking on this task. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
For those staying at the Koolwink or South...

For those staying at the Koolwink or South Branch, Romney will shuttle you between the dealership and your hotel/motel. Leave your bike parked and come back to enjoy the fire and a beverage with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-07-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
That is nice to hear it will be open. It was...

That is nice to hear it will be open. It was very unwelcome news when they shutdown Greenridge. Looks like everyone's efforts along with the creation of mdohvalliance is paying off. That's great...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Called Koolwink a few minutes ago. Still have 4...

Called Koolwink a few minutes ago. Still have 4 rooms left.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Had a good talk with Larry today. New...

Had a good talk with Larry today. New announcements:

-) Suzuki will be bringing the big demo tractor trailer to Romney on Friday and Saturday. This is their normal demo truck, so you should be ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
9 weeks and counting. Potential headcount is a...

9 weeks and counting. Potential headcount is a little over 100 so far.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27,407
Views: 5,390,995
Posted By Dirt_Dad
+1...well actually +2. I'm often filling two...

+1...well actually +2. I'm often filling two Teneres at a a time and always reach of premium if available.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 27,407
Views: 5,390,995
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I was never clown-phobic before, but after...

I was never clown-phobic before, but after looking at the details in that photo that might just change.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Hell, we've had trailers 2 of the 3 previous...

Hell, we've had trailers 2 of the 3 previous years. Certainly expecting more this year.

I'm former US Army. That can give you a certain attitude about tents. In 2013 I slept in the garage bay...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27,407
Views: 5,390,995
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Over the years I've owned a 2005 and 2010 ABS...

Over the years I've owned a 2005 and 2010 ABS Wee, a 2006 Vee, and now the two Teneres. I'm no hater. Been impressed with all my Stroms.

Had a chance to try out a new generation DL650 last...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thanks for taking on this effort Wreckchecker. ...

Thanks for taking on this effort Wreckchecker.

I do need to get back to Larry on a couple of items today, including the hats.

By the way...we're over 70 possible attendees at the moment. It...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thanks, Steve. There's a text write up for most...

Thanks, Steve. There's a text write up for most of these routes here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=939780&page=8

I'm also going to put a link to this post on the second post...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-10-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
That sounds great. Are you also bringing the...

That sounds great. Are you also bringing the camera this year?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-01-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Don't have any water wings. I'm interested in...

Don't have any water wings. I'm interested in finding it, but don't see crossing it on my own. When it comes to big water crossings I'm more of a follower than a leader. The more people I follow,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-01-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Perfect, thanks. That's what I was wanting to...

Perfect, thanks. That's what I was wanting to know. Now if I can only get a decent day for a DR ride in the next few months.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Good stuff. Any one from that group have a route...

Good stuff. Any one from that group have a route map of what you guys did? I'd love to get the DR out there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-23-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I believe there are only 4 people who can make...

I believe there are only 4 people who can make that claim.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7,090
Views: 363,437
Posted By Dirt_Dad
As of this weekend I've now used my Klim Badlands...

As of this weekend I've now used my Klim Badlands from 26 degrees to 95 degrees. It's a bit hot at 95, and with my electrics humming away it's fine at 26 degrees. It has never leaked in hard rain...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
All the forest roads were all open when I...

All the forest roads were all open when I explored up there earlier this year.

It's a shame they closed the ORV trails and have let them all grow over. I spent some great ride times with the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thank you for taking the lead on both of these.

Thank you for taking the lead on both of these.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-21-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Nope, don't expect him this year, but he was the...

Nope, don't expect him this year, but he was the one who first worked with Romney to get it all started.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
This following is not an obligation, more of a...

This following is not an obligation, more of a way to see how many and who may be coming. Post to this thread or send me a PM and I'll add/remove you from the list. When we're a few weeks out we'll...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,160
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Spring 2015 - Romney, West Virginia - May 1-3

The 2015 Camp and Ride/Charity event is officially on. The weekend event started by dcstrom and Romney Cycles (http://www.romneycycles.com/aboutus.asp) back in 2012 is happening again. The date has...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27,407
Views: 5,390,995
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I also have a DR650 and a Tenere. They are a...

I also have a DR650 and a Tenere. They are a perfect compliment to each other with little to no overlap. Both bikes are a blast. Depending on your mood and what you want to do, there is always a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9,302
Views: 2,152,116
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Wow... I'm pretty sure you've ruined the...

Wow...

I'm pretty sure you've ruined the chance of me ever talking my wife off her Tenere and onto a more appropriately sized bike. Anytime I've tried she's always responded with a question of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-21-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 379,854
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Sounds like we covered much of the same ground...

Sounds like we covered much of the same ground this weekend. We also rode from Romney to Elkins to Staunton on a great 3 day fall ride.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-05-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 379,854
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Today in the GW Forest. ...

Today in the GW Forest.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/englishjr/Fall%202014/DSC03621.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/englishjr/media/Fall%202014/DSC03621.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-02-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 379,854
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Color just starting in Maryland. ...

Color just starting in Maryland.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/englishjr/20140928_131632.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/englishjr/media/20140928_131632.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-24-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 27,407
Views: 5,390,995
Posted By Dirt_Dad
FZ1 was the most boring bike I ever owned. Sure,...

FZ1 was the most boring bike I ever owned. Sure, I could do 0-90 in about 3 seconds...in 1st gear. That was fun, if not a little overwhelming. But if you want to keep your license, you're riding a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 27,013
Posted By Dirt_Dad
If you ordered and paid for a shirt I'd suggest...

If you ordered and paid for a shirt I'd suggest calling Heather at the dealership to let her know it did not arrive.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9,302
Views: 2,152,116
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Looks like a great ride, George. Thanks for the...

Looks like a great ride, George. Thanks for the pics. You posting a ride report anywhere?
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,997
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I agree, nice shirt. I went out to Romney this...

I agree, nice shirt. I went out to Romney this past weekend to see how they do another one of their events, "Bike Night." Actually they stopped calling it bike night and made it an all day event. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,997
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Psst...I take no credit in any form for the...

Psst...I take no credit in any form for the video. I did re-post the link that Roadinator put in the original Romney thread. I think he did a fantastic job on it...including your "Plan B."

Don't...
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