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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29,916
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Posted By Skippii
From the website:

From the website:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
Ahem...That's a single yellow fail. I only let...

Ahem...That's a single yellow fail. I only let myself cross one line.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
Thanks, I needed a new sig. :D

Thanks, I needed a new sig. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
I just don't want anyone to think I'm holding up...

I just don't want anyone to think I'm holding up a Harley rider behind me. (I was going slow because there was a car in front of me.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,176
Posted By Skippii
I just got back from a trip where I dropped my...

I just got back from a trip where I dropped my bike on evert kind of unpaved surface imaginable, and I was amazed at how difficult it was to pick up sometimes. It's just a DRZ but in the wrong...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By Skippii
I wasn't sure about 42, because I'm waving to the...

I wasn't sure about 42, because I'm waving to the photographer in that one and I'm not sure that looks right.
There was a Harley in front of me at that point, so I was only going 5mph.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,461
Posted By Skippii
I've hydroplaned twice, both times on a V-strom...

I've hydroplaned twice, both times on a V-strom 1000 with a Shinko 712 rear, doing around 70mph in pouring rain.
First time the rear just lifted and felt like I was riding on snow. Second time the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
...Not in that picture. ...just kidding. No...

...Not in that picture.

...just kidding. No tickets on the trip...and hopefully never again.

That last one from Laurel Fork cost me cost well me over $500 between the fines, driving school,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By Skippii
Will you help me choose which dragon pics of all these are the best?

From Day 1 of my trip, I went...well, you know where.
I want to choose about 3 picture to buy, but can't decide which ones. Which are your favourites, and why? Thanks.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
Hey guys. I'm still working on a ride report (or...

Hey guys. I'm still working on a ride report (or maybe book? Got about 50 pages written)...I know it's taking a while but bear with me. My laptop died 3 days after I got home (And the 2 days after I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,271
Posted By Skippii
From what I remember, they usually have three...

From what I remember, they usually have three optional routes: an A option Saturday up union springs, and on Sunday a B option down Rocky Run to 33 (which is gated and locked the rest of the year)...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
Oh well. I did drink around 100 milkshakes on my...

Oh well. I did drink around 100 milkshakes on my trip, and lost 15 pounds in the process. I got back last weekend. I'm working on a ride report... it's quite long. Lots of pics and milkshake reviews...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
DAMMIT! I forgot to get a milkshake in Fields...

DAMMIT! I forgot to get a milkshake in Fields Oregon!!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,444
Posted By Skippii
Juggling live animals is actually not as...

Juggling live animals is actually not as dangerous as you might think. If you juggle one live critter and two clubs or balls you can just sort of shuffle the live one back and forth between hands...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,271
Posted By Skippii
I plan to register as soon as the AMA gets their...

I plan to register as soon as the AMA gets their website back online.
I guess I could just reactivate my membership by phone...but who uses phones anymore?

I've got a DRZ400 now. I hope it will...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,271
Posted By Skippii
I wonder if they would have helped me out here...

I wonder if they would have helped me out here (http://skippii.com/MC/ReddishKnob.pdf) (Epic Reddish Knob ride report from when I was younger and equally stupid.)
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 08-18-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By Skippii
Well, I have one saddlebag left! At least it...

Well, I have one saddlebag left! At least it ripped open without me noticing, so I have a lot less to carry back to Virginia.
I guess I came at a bad time... a lot of the trails were closed for...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 08-17-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By Skippii
Oh, I'm getting good at picking this bike up! ...

Oh, I'm getting good at picking this bike up!
Gotta be back at work in Virginia this week, so this will be a cool point to turn around and head home. And if I break an arm, I won't have to go back...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24,191
Views: 4,138,333
Posted By Skippii
Okay, here's the deal. Tomorrow I'll be in...

Okay, here's the deal.
Tomorrow I'll be in Seattle finishing a 10,000 mile trip to drink milkshakes around the country. I work and the end of this week in Richmond, Virginia, so interstate highways...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Skippii
Oh, I forgot about this thread. Uh... I finished...

Oh, I forgot about this thread. Uh... I finished the TAT yesterday. Hope you're doing well. I got into Mcdermitt that evening but the ice cream shop ran out of ice cream so I rode back to Reno and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 08-17-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By Skippii
Am I going to die if I try this tomorrow morning...

Am I going to die if I try this tomorrow morning on a DRZ400 loaded up with tent, sleeping back, etc? Bags aren't too wide, but I'd prefer to make it through with them still attached to the bike.
I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
I'm still riding! Tomorrow I will hit 10,000...

I'm still riding! Tomorrow I will hit 10,000 miles on this trip.

Here's a small preview of my trip...
Has it been warm in Virginia?
It's warm and sunny here.
You might recognize some of these...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
From today: ...

From today:
http://skippii.com/TAT/pics/PO1.JPG
http://skippii.com/TAT/pics/PO2.JPG
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-10-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,094
Posted By Skippii
I just realized it's Sunday, and RMS is closed,...

I just realized it's Sunday, and RMS is closed, so I guess I'll be getting to Reno Monday instead. That will work better for me anyway.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-10-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,094
Posted By Skippii
Thanks! After Downieville and San Fransisco, I...

Thanks!
After Downieville and San Fransisco, I spent a full 3 days at Hollister Hills riding trails,including some singletrack, so at least now I've got a tiny bit of experience. And I've also got...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-09-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,094
Posted By Skippii
Hey guys, Before I left, one of the guys from...

Hey guys,
Before I left, one of the guys from Reno offered to show me some easier singletrack stuff If I was in the reno area again... I think Marc or Brent... the one with the Kawasaki 400. (Sorry,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-09-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Skippii
I think I'm about a day behind you. I just set up...

I think I'm about a day behind you. I just set up a tent 20 miles outside of Eureka.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,094
Posted By Skippii
Apparently Downieville is not the best place to...

Apparently Downieville is not the best place to try riding Singletrack for the first time in my life.
I was expecting something more like a tight narrow track through the forest.
Instead, here's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
Apparently Downieville is not the best place to...

Apparently Downieville is not the best place to try riding Singletrack for the first time in my life.
I was expecting something more like a narrow track through the forest.
Here's what those guys...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,094
Posted By Skippii
I MIGHT make the dinner at 7. Not in the right...

I MIGHT make the dinner at 7. Not in the right state yet.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,094
Posted By Skippii
Yeah, still riding the TAT, but will skip Nevada...

Yeah, still riding the TAT, but will skip Nevada and ride through to Downie, then head south to vegas and back up to where the TAT starts in Nevada to ride it. At least, that's the current plan. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,094
Posted By Skippii
Anyone know GPS coordinates for the campsite? I'm...

Anyone know GPS coordinates for the campsite? I'm in the same mentality as the guys who just need a little patch of grass to pitch a tent. I don't need much!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,094
Posted By Skippii
I'm over halfway there, in Denver! It looks...

I'm over halfway there, in Denver!
It looks like I'm actually going to be coming straight in from nevada now, instead of up death valley to San Fransisco. I'm thinking about buying new tires in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
Hmm... that concerns me. I'm heading to Mosquito...

Hmm... that concerns me. I'm heading to Mosquito pass tomorrow which will be quite high.
I was afraid I had a leak or something when I hit reserve at 65 miles, but nothing that I can detect.
I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
About 45 miles behind me, one 20 mile in front of...

About 45 miles behind me, one 20 mile in front of me. Makes me a little nervous, since my gas mileage has dropped to 21mpg up here are almost 5,000 feet.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29,916
Views: 1,688,713
Posted By Skippii
Hey guys, which way is gas? And...uh... life? ...

Hey guys, which way is gas? And...uh... life?
Sometimes I get a little nervous that I'm doing this alone.
http://www.skippii.com/TAT/pics/empty.jpg
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-01-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,223
Sticky: TetS
Views: 107,655
Posted By Skippii
Got the .Doc. Thanks!

Got the .Doc. Thanks!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,424
Sticky: Tet
Views: 134,505
Posted By Skippii
Got the PDF! Can't wait to try it!

Got the PDF! Can't wait to try it!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,094
Posted By Skippii
Wow! Thanks for taking the time to share all that!

Wow! Thanks for taking the time to share all that!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-27-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,424
Sticky: Tet
Views: 134,505
Posted By Skippii
I think this will make an excellent route to...

I think this will make an excellent route to bring me home after I ride the TAT west, other trails east, the TWAT towards Canada, and then back to New England! Form submitted!
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