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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20,304
Views: 999,219
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Steve, great to see you and ride with you...

Steve, great to see you and ride with you supporting the MS150! Fantastic weather again today and less wind, which everyone seemed to prefer. The cyclists really appreciate the support!

Total of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Tag

Lots of fun roads getting here:

http://kayaktom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/photo1.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Grab

http://kayaktom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/photo.jpg

Grab with the wife and "Frank", on Shoulders Hill Road in Suffolk.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20,304
Views: 999,219
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
I'm not entirely sure, but I imagine they'll take...

I'm not entirely sure, but I imagine they'll take volunteers until the last week or so. You may not get a cool t-shirt, though.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20,304
Views: 999,219
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Talking MS 150 Road Marshal Volunteers

Hi all -- I volunteer most years as a road marshal for the MS150 bike ride on the Eastern Shore and we could use a few more motorcyclists this year. It's basically a day of riding your motorcycle...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Back up for grabs

Looks like I'm probably not going to be able to tag something new in the next several days if someone wants to grab Steve's tag and roll with it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-16-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Okay, I missed that one. Stay tuned for a new...

Okay, I missed that one. Stay tuned for a new tag -- have to grab one on my commute in the next day or two.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-16-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Tag

REMOVED / UNTAGGED -- I didn't catch rule #4 and I didn't ride out to tag this one after the grab. Look for an updated tag coming soon.

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This monument to Civil War dead is in a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Grab

Not far away, but it kept sitting there... Blue Ridge Garden Center on Centerville in Chesapeake.

http://kayaktom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Blue-Ridge-e1392586234147.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-21-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20,304
Views: 999,219
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Same here. The Mrs. had other plans for me when...

Same here. The Mrs. had other plans for me when I got home. Hope it was a great show!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,425
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Thanks!

Nuggets,

Thanks for organizing this and playing host (along with your wife who was cooking up a storm!). It was good to learn more about the suspension settings and even better to meet everyone...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,425
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Stop by

I don't need anything done on the vstrom, but like stokedsteve, would like to stop by and meet the gang and talk bikes. That's assuming I can escape before the honey-do list gets too long Saturday...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-05-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Tag

Note, there's about a half mile+ of gravel road to get there, but it was packed down pretty well.

http://kayaktom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/dec-tag.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-05-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Tag

The historic Cavalier Garage location before it moved. On Holly Road in Va Beach. (Grab, I mean)

http://kayaktom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Cavalier.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-30-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20,304
Views: 999,219
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Got one

I have the Sears version collecting dust and you're welcome to borrow if you want to drive out to Deep Creek to pick it up.

- Tom
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-27-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Tag

For Halloween Week: The sign is hard to read in the photos 'cause of the light. It reads "Garden of the Pines Pet Cemetery." Continuing the Halloween theme -- it's on a road in Virginia Beach with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-27-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Grab

Nice day for a ride:

http://kayaktom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/photo.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Finally

My Google-Fu with the street-level view finally paid off. Now I need the time to ride up and grab. I suspect someone will get there before me, though!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Drat

I grabbed it today, too, but was too late with posting after riding out and around Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties. Nice grab!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-28-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20,304
Views: 999,219
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Mike, Tom here -- I've done the Shen 500...

Mike,

Tom here -- I've done the Shen 500 twice on a KLR, although it's been a few years. Glad you got hooked up with some dirt riders on here! Let me know if you have questions about the Shen...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Tag

"Come and enjoy this structure and garden just minutes from the bustling city activity. Enter one of the defining gates embraced with gentle swaying bamboo and experience a serene oasis where East...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Got it

Near the end of Bunch Walnuts Road in Chesapeake. It made for a nice evening ride.

http://kayaktom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ruritan2.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 366,885
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
A few old ones

Here are a few old ones I dug up after browsing through the thread. In the first one, I took a spur-of-the-moment winter trip in Eastern NC, not realizing that campgrounds would be closed in the off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
New Tag

Tagged. This one has been done before, but it's been a while. It's a dirt trail if you're feeling ambitious, but you can grab the tag from the pavement.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Grabbed

Grabbed this one with my daughter. Blackwater Road in Va Beach, where it crosses into NC.

http://kayaktom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/image1-e1373827382314.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20,304
Views: 999,219
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
LEDs for visibility

I added some inexpensive LEDs from PlasmaLED to my Vstrom, more for being seen than adding to the light output. It's an inexpensive option, and probably not as good for you off-road riders, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
New Tag

Across the street from a VFW Post in Suffolk -- a big memorial that was an Eagle Scout project.

http://kayaktom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Tag1.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Grabbed

Nice ride with the wife out to the Old Beach Farmer's Market, then some back roads from Sandbridge south to Creeds.
http://kayaktom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/CreedsFD.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Thanks Steve. Good point & should have...

Thanks Steve. Good point & should have remembered from my rally days -- post edited. Moman, I'm in Deep Creek & commute to downtown Norfolk.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-29-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Tag

Southern Chesapeake Athletic Association. Need to ride about 100 yards on hard-pack gravel. More fun if you don't take 168 to get there....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-29-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 205,007
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Grab

My daughter and I were checking the site before heading out to Chuckatuck, and see the tag changed hands, and is now a few miles from the house.

So... grabbed. New tag following soon.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20,304
Views: 999,219
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Pelons

Hi all -- I'm usually a lurker, but if I wasn't heading to Richmond for the 10k run I'd meet up with you to do some in-person introductions, particularly since I'm a huge Pelons fan. I was in last...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,167
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Another vote for the Strom

Firebrick, I just picked up a '12 v-strom 650 and couldn't be happier - it's my second one. After having an r1150r, FJR1300, Nighthawk 750, KLR 650, earlier strom and VFR, I came back to the strom...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20,304
Views: 999,219
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Count me in...

Count me in, too - just replaced the VFR with a v-strom. Not as off road as the KLR a few years ago, but welcome suggestions, too.

Thanks, Tom
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 489,970
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Deedsly, I bought the '95 mentioned above...

Deedsly,

I bought the '95 mentioned above for $2,800 with lots of extras in Va Beach. It was above KBB, but the extras were significant. It may be a bit on the high side, but if you like it, who...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 489,970
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
I'll jump in on this one, after picking up a '95...

I'll jump in on this one, after picking up a '95 VFR750 a month ago. I got it home and was thinking "Man this thing is a beast at slow speed turns." Checked the air pressure -- way low. Put the...
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2006, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Wee Strom

I bought one and soon sold my KLR650 and FJR 1300 and didn't regret it a bit. The FJR was great for fast riding and supersport touring, but I found the Wee is just as capable, just not as fast.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,145
Views: 1,044,719
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
Not my favorite, but one with my Hammock

Here's one of my KLR and Hammock, camping at the Shenandoah 500 rally last fall. Yes, that's duct tape holding the side panel on the bike. The "A" section was more than the combination of my skills...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,684
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
PVC Pipe on Vstrom?

SanDiegoLand,

Care to share the details on the PVC storage it looks like you have on the left side of the bike? Closer photos and mounting details, perhaps?

Thanks, Tom

www.tomshobbies.net
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,690
Posted By motorcycle_guy2004
KLR, FJR and Weestrom

I'll throw in my .02 worth... I just sold my FJR1300 and KLR and picked up a used Weestrom (05). I had the KLR and Weestrom together for several weeks and frankly didn't take the KLR out of the...
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