Piedmont NC riders?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by 919nick, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. 919nick

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    Looks like all the threads with the Greensboro, Burlington, and Winston guys are really old now. Anyone still around? Two of us north of Greensboro just bought a pair of DR650's. I'm familiar with some of the sport bike riding areas, but not so much with DS stuff. Who's up for a meet and greet when the temperature gets above freezing?
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  2. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    I live 20 minutes south of G'boro and I am looking to purchase a dual sport before this spring. There are quite a few riders here from the greater triad area. Meet and greet sounds fine.

    <>< Fish
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  3. 919nick

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    Hopefully some of the others will chime in. Will this be your first dual sport? My experience is mostly with sport bikes and a little on dirt bikes.
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  4. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    Will be my first dual sport bike that I own. A friend used to have a DR350 that I put more miles on the bike than he did. I want a mid sized bike that can run highway speeds, ride trails and small enough to take with me on vacation to the mountains and the beach.

    <>< Fish
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  5. IndiaPaleAle

    IndiaPaleAle Been here awhile

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    Skim through the NC Tag-o-Rama thread. There are a few of us in the Piedmont. I can't account for who rides off road, though.
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    HWSNBN Banned

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    Kernersville here, subscribed to this thread.:freaky
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  7. 919nick

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    I finally got my tag. Mounted a new rear tire yesterday. I'm itching to take the new bike out. Might take it out for a short ride this weekend even though it still has the seven year old stock front tire still on it. :eek1
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  8. lxstroker

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    I'm ready to get out. I've done some short trips and think it'll work out alright. no speedometer at the moment.
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  9. lostmarbles

    lostmarbles Long timer

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    well i do some ds riding may be up for a meet and great:D
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  10. Laconic

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    Reidsvillle checking in. I think there's a guy from Madison around somewhere, too.

    I'm on a DL650. Not into off road, but gravel and back roads are good.


    :*sip*
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  11. 919nick

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    That makes three of us from Reidsville. I don't have plans for any real offroading. Not on purpose anyway. That's what the dirt bike is for. Besides, I crash too much in the dirt. I'd hate to destroy my new bike before spring. :muutt
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  12. MinglewoodNC

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    Westfield,NC here. Just east of Mt Airy. I know a few dirt roads........but today they're either iced over or have a half inch of greasy wet mud on top when thawed. Let;s play when it gets warm!!
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  13. 919nick

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    Speaking of Mt. Airy. Who's up for a ride to Snappy Lunch for a pork chop samich... when it's a little warmer?
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  14. RCHSBD

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    I'm in Mad-city. There are a couple of us around here. Ride a V-strom and have been on some gravel and dirt, but not much. Would like to get better at it though.

    Good to see Rockingham County starting to have more of a presence here. :)
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  15. Laconic

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    OK, I'm subscribed. Let's see how this pans out.
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  16. eyedragaknee

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    Check the Raleigh Fayetteville thread.
    Not all of us live down in the sandbox area.

    Live in triangle but hit the hills to DS ride.
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  17. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Yadkin county resident here. I went through Wilsons Creek area yesterday. Near Brown Mountain (Morganton- Blowing rock area)


    I am currently looking for a DS but have a KLR650, DR650 and triumph tiger at my disposal when I beg hard enough....


    Give me a shout when you want to ride. Never too cold for me. I ride everyday to work. It was 11 degree's one morning last week. :freaky


    BTW, we are looking at a New years day ride between I77- hwy421 interchange (where I stays) and Martinsville...
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  18. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    I've had my ZR-7 on a few gravel and sand roads. Riding back roads in north west NC and south west VA is where I am happy to ride though.

    <>< Fish
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  19. lostmarbles

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    so is any one up for a new years day ride:D
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  20. NCredneck

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    I'm up for a New Years day ride iffin' I can get the DL 650 out of the driveway. I live Just minutes from Hanging Rock state park and can be on hwy 66 or 8 and 89 in literally 5 minutes. Plus can show all of the "back roads you want in the spring. Not a lot of offroad exp here. Pm for info.....:norton
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