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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By nealcassady
Yes, Bob is in. It goes faster every year. Last...

Yes, Bob is in. It goes faster every year. Last year 3 weeks, this time 1 week.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By nealcassady
Twin Valley Rally - Meadows of Dan, Va.

Registration is open for Twin Valley Rally. The rally is at Willville Motorcycle Camp at Meadows of Dan, Va, September 12-14, 2014.

Attendance is limited to 175 and there are about 20 spots...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By nealcassady
Good to see you all are in! We reached capacity...

Good to see you all are in! We reached capacity and registration is closed as of April 22nd.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By nealcassady
Good to see you all are in. About two-thirds of...

Good to see you all are in. About two-thirds of the places have been spoken for already, so now is the time...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By nealcassady
We got 6+ inches in Blacksburg (near Radford) and...

We got 6+ inches in Blacksburg (near Radford) and it was not predicted. It's going to melt fast today, so I wouldn't worry about that. Just be aware of the potential for black ice early in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By nealcassady
Twin Valley Rally - Meadows of Dan, Va.

Registration is now open for Twin Valley Rally at Meadows of Dan, Va. The dates are September 20-22, 2013.

Last year it sold out in just over a month. It will go quickly again as...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,227
Posted By nealcassady
I subscribe to the "as simple as possible, but no...

I subscribe to the "as simple as possible, but no simpler" philosophy. This is my current setup and it makes coffee as good as any machine, albeit with a bit of labor involved. The grinder was a...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By nealcassady
^^^ ditto. Except that I seem to fit a...

^^^ ditto. Except that I seem to fit a roadcrafter 44L exactly. I bought a darien two-piece recently to replace a 13 year old roadcrafter and I'm starting to miss the one-piece suit's easy on and...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By nealcassady
I recently ordered a new Darien without the...

I recently ordered a new Darien without the liner. I've been using a Polartec 300 fleece under it and it works great. Cost $35 on sale at EMS. I've tested Under Armor Cold Gear base layer, with a...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By nealcassady
I have had a 5x10' tilt utility trailer for many...

I have had a 5x10' tilt utility trailer for many years that works great for any bike, plus hauls pretty much anything in the way of furniture, mowers, building materials, etc. The tilt feature is...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,867
Posted By nealcassady
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iKtqM63F7FA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

We'd do better to enlist the cooperation of the deer... this woman gets it.
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,400
Posted By nealcassady
PIAA 510 gets the job done... unless you're...

PIAA 510 gets the job done... unless you're motivated to drop serious bucks for whatever reason. Simple, effective, inexpensive, and bulbs are available at any auto parts store. I inherited a set on...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,934
Posted By nealcassady
Ditto. I had a roadcrafter for 13 years and it...

Ditto. I had a roadcrafter for 13 years and it was waterproof other than the notorious leaking crotch zipper. I tried other mid-priced jacket/pants combos in the meantime with less satisfaction....
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,925
Posted By nealcassady
As said earlier, I prefer primes. There is...

As said earlier, I prefer primes. There is something about moving your feet rather than zooming that makes you more interactive––connected to the space and subject––and it will show in your work....
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,925
Posted By nealcassady
Since you're using a crop body, the 24-105 would...

Since you're using a crop body, the 24-105 would restrict you to 38mm on the wide end. That's not wide enough in my opinion for a general purpose, everyday lens. I think you'd want 24mm effective, so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 47,174
Posted By nealcassady
Yes, Twelve O'Clock Knob is a sweet road. Rode it...

Yes, Twelve O'Clock Knob is a sweet road. Rode it to 221, then down through Calaway and on to Philpott Lake. Got a few tag possibilities down that way but wasn't quite satisfied. I ran across this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 47,174
Posted By nealcassady
Grab- ...

Grab-

http://salparadise.net/images/IMG_0368.jpg


New Tag-

http://salparadise.net/images/IMG_0387.jpg

http://salparadise.net/images/IMG_0383.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,148
Posted By nealcassady
By not wide enough do you mean pixel width of the...

By not wide enough do you mean pixel width of the RAW files?

I consider it to be excellent compared to consumer oriented P&Ss, and inexpensive ($339) compared to pretty much anything that betters...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,148
Posted By nealcassady
Same here. I have a fairly respectable selection...

Same here. I have a fairly respectable selection of professional gear but no way am I going to carry it around on the bike (even if I could figure out how). In fact, I consider motorcycling and...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By nealcassady
I found a used pair of Lee Parks DeerSports on...

I found a used pair of Lee Parks DeerSports on ebay in a size larger than my normal. I bought them to wear with liners underneath in very much the same conditions–– medium cold, no precip. I also...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,409
Posted By nealcassady
Seriously, 65˚ limit? I've worn a regular RC for...

Seriously, 65˚ limit? I've worn a regular RC for many years and find the temperature range is much larger. At 65˚ I'm adding layers underneath. I can be comfortable while moving at 85˚, not too...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,148
Posted By nealcassady
Any camera, even the high-end DSLRs, is going to...

Any camera, even the high-end DSLRs, is going to take a second to focus unless you prefocus. Push the shutter half way with the focus zone on the subject, then reframe and push the shutter completely...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,377
Posted By nealcassady
I have a 13-year-old Roadcrafter one-piece that...

I have a 13-year-old Roadcrafter one-piece that has about 250k miles on it. It's faded and worn, low-speed crash tested twice, repaired once. I have truly enjoyed this suit and its only faults are...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-18-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By nealcassady
I want to thank all of you for the great...

I want to thank all of you for the great suggestions. We went to Rockwell in Fort Montgomery. They had nice stuff and treated us very well. She found a gore-tex/cordura jacket that fit her well and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By nealcassady
Something like this should be fun and get you...

Something like this should be fun and get you there... eventually. How many weeks do you have? :lol3

http://salparadise.net/images/taz_richwood.jpg

16 > 52 > 11 > 10 > 16 > 19 > 3 > 20 > 39
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Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,148
Posted By nealcassady
I find that totally unacceptable. Who would want...

I find that totally unacceptable. Who would want to carry a depth gage with them all the time? :lol3
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,148
Posted By nealcassady
I don't agree, at least not if you define good as...

I don't agree, at least not if you define good as sharp, clean and excellent color and contrast. In the digital world you need a good lens, a good sensor, and good digital processing. There is a lot...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,291
Posted By nealcassady
I scored a pair of Lee Parks relatively cheap on...

I scored a pair of Lee Parks relatively cheap on ebay and initial impression is quite positive. Bought a size larger to use with liner and heated grips for cooler months. I had ordered aerostich...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,742
Posted By nealcassady
I looked up Rukka gear and was absolutely amazed...

I looked up Rukka gear and was absolutely amazed at the prices. I ride motorcycles that are less expensive!
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,742
Posted By nealcassady
Are you talking about Fox River Wick Dry Explorer...

Are you talking about Fox River Wick Dry Explorer Socks? I'm interested in treating my feet to something really nice.
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By nealcassady
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,148
Posted By nealcassady
I just bought what a lot of people consider a...

I just bought what a lot of people consider a point-and-shoot for professionals. Canon S100. It's the successor to the S90 and S95, both of which were well respected. It has full manual control as...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,644
Posted By nealcassady
Yes, it's both the overall philosophy and the...

Yes, it's both the overall philosophy and the individual's expression. However, there is a limit. There is always someone around who specializes in separating the fool from his money. It certainly...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,644
Posted By nealcassady
That's why I went ahead and bought a Darien set....

That's why I went ahead and bought a Darien set. On the decade+ Roadcrafter, the gore-tex still works but the cordura doesn't turn water as well. I am going to do the wash-in treatment and see if...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,644
Posted By nealcassady
Yes, but eventually could be a very long time... ...

Yes, but eventually could be a very long time...

I have a one-piece Aerostich Roadcrafter that I bought in 1999 and although it's worn, faded and somewhat less water resistant that it used to be,...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,368
Posted By nealcassady
I would love to do that sometime if I'm ever in...

I would love to do that sometime if I'm ever in the area. It's an 1100 mile trek (each way) from where I live so I'd have to be pretty darn motivated to make that trip for a casual visit, although...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-12-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 47,174
Posted By nealcassady
Yea, Floyd is a cool little town. I did a bit of...

Yea, Floyd is a cool little town. I did a bit of detouring yesterday too... rode Indian Valley down to the BRP and came out on a side road close to Mabry Mill, mm176 I think. I knew that the tag was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 47,174
Posted By nealcassady
Grab ...

Grab

http://salparadise.net/images/puckett_cabin2.jpg

Beautiful day for a ride on the Parkway. MM190.

New Tag

http://salparadise.net/images/floyd_country_store2.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By nealcassady
I have one of the old fat-wire Gerbings with...

I have one of the old fat-wire Gerbings with quilted thinsulate. I didn't know any of this stuff about heating pads, 60% coverage, no insulation, etc. on the newer products. I was actually thinking...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-04-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By nealcassady
Thanks Jccc - we'll give'em a try. I'm...

Thanks Jccc - we'll give'em a try.

I'm feeling bad for her. I just got a new Darien outfit and she's wearing make-do stuff. With cold weather coming we really need to get her into something...
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