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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:09 AM
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Posted By peejman
It was 70 deg and almost sunny yesterday. Now...

It was 70 deg and almost sunny yesterday. Now it's completely shitty again. This sucks. :cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 908
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Posted By peejman
I understand about keeping the wife sane. ...

I understand about keeping the wife sane.

There's campgrounds at Frozen Head and Big Ridge parks but I don't know if they're open.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2015, 07:45 AM
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Posted By peejman
KOA in Townsend or Sevierville/Pigeon Forge are...

KOA in Townsend or Sevierville/Pigeon Forge are nice enough. http://koa.com/campgrounds/townsend-great-smokies/

I think Indian Boundary is still closed for the season. Cades Cove campground is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-26-2015, 06:37 PM
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Posted By peejman
I was sorely tempted but I figured I'd completely...

I was sorely tempted but I figured I'd completely destroy my yard in the process. And after shoveling 4 driveways, I was too tired. .
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-26-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
Is it spring yet? :becca

Is it spring yet?



:becca
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
Bummer on the crash. Your bars look like mine do....

Bummer on the crash. Your bars look like mine do.

I pulled my bars off, put them in a vice, and used another cheater pipe to bend them back. They're not perfect but better. I was shocked at how...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
You're gonna have to get some sort of snorkel,...

You're gonna have to get some sort of snorkel, mask, something to get your breath out of the helmet.

It's also possible that you're keeping yourself too warm. If you're nice and cozy warm, your...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By peejman
It's a common misconception among locals too. ...

It's a common misconception among locals too. Fontana is more widely known just because the town has the same name and it's proximity to Deals Gap. Fontana is known for its unique spillway...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By peejman
Ok.... colder at Big Bend than I would have...

Ok.... colder at Big Bend than I would have thought. Topo map shows much higher elevation than I expected too, I suppose that's why. But it's a dry cold... :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By peejman
Yes, 28 is a good one.... The dreaded...

Yes, 28 is a good one.... The dreaded "hellbender". :lol3 There's a great place to eat in Franklin called Cafe Rel.

"Fugitive Dam" is Cheoah Dam, not Fontana. If that sort of thing interests...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By peejman
Given the option, I'd go to Big Bend this time of...

Given the option, I'd go to Big Bend this time of year too.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By peejman
Bummer on getting laid off.... The weather...

Bummer on getting laid off....

The weather in ETN is supposed to be fairly cold. Here's a forecast to give you an idea of conditions at various elevations:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
Yep. They cheer for one another and yell...

Yep. They cheer for one another and yell instructions or reminders at one another at tricky parts of the stages, sometimes while standing in the middle of the stage. I thought that was pretty cool.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
The boys and I had a big time at the trials...

The boys and I had a big time at the trials event. I've been interested in trials for a while but haven't been to an event. Lucky for me, this one was about 10 minutes from my house. I took a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By peejman
Lots of good places to ride and hike. Stay in...

Lots of good places to ride and hike. Stay in your lane on 129. You came for the curves, please don't straighten them. Its a state hwy, not a race track. Make a sighting pass at a very modest...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-06-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By peejman
There's various weather cams around that will...

There's various weather cams around that will show you the conditions. It's supposed to warm up but north facing slopes and shady hollers will still be icy.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
Thanky!

Thanky!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2015, 09:34 AM
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Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
What's the expected time duration? Do I need to...

What's the expected time duration? Do I need to pack lunch? If the weather is good I'll bring the boys and they're generally much happier with full tummies.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check these out.

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check these out.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
Anybody here read magazines? I like good old...

Anybody here read magazines? I like good old paper magazines and I'd like to find one something geared toward dual sport / adv-ing... maybe even some trials. The only one I know if is Dirt Rider,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-29-2015, 07:06 AM
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Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
I think the gas generator would work fine while...

I think the gas generator would work fine while turning. You won't be leaned over far enough for long enough for it to stall. The centrifugal force should also help. If you do lean over enough for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,343
Views: 211,662
Posted By peejman
Nice grab.... from 4 days ago... ;) If...

Nice grab.... from 4 days ago... ;)


If you're curious, stop by Pokey's Sports in Maryville and pick up a copy of Bob Gilbert's book about the 1953 Maryville-Alcoa Twins. My wife's grandfather...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 04:14 PM
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Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
Good to see everyone. :wave Pretty good turn...

Good to see everyone. :wave Pretty good turn out for a cold January day.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
The low tonite is 34 so if it does snow, it's not...

The low tonite is 34 so if it does snow, it's not going be around long. Current detail shows the rain stopping about noon and the temps in the low 40's for the afternoon. If it starts to dry up,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3,343
Views: 211,662
Posted By peejman
Indeed on both accounts. I'm still yet to find...

Indeed on both accounts. I'm still yet to find one of your prior tags. I've looked twice but ran out of time before I found it.

As for the logo... :scratch You might chalk that up to typical...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 04:11 PM
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Views: 211,662
Posted By peejman
New Tag.... ...

New Tag....


http://patrickleanne.smugmug.com/photos/i-8VtGhV5/0/L/i-8VtGhV5-L.jpg




File photo obviously taken a while back, but one with a bit of family history. My wife's grandfather...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 04:03 PM
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Views: 211,662
Posted By peejman
Again... too close to resist. Grab :1drink ...

Again... too close to resist.

Grab :1drink

http://patrickleanne.smugmug.com/photos/i-hHZnKKs/0/L/i-hHZnKKs-L.jpg




Look Rock Fire Tower parking lot off Foothills Parkway. Yep, there's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,343
Views: 211,662
Posted By peejman
New tag..... ...

New tag.....

http://patrickleanne.smugmug.com/photos/i-SnCmjcw/0/L/i-SnCmjcw-L.jpg



Hint...

http://patrickleanne.smugmug.com/photos/i-nHqN2dg/0/L/i-nHqN2dg-L.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 10:31 AM
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Views: 211,662
Posted By peejman
Too easy to pass up, especially on a 60 deg day...

Too easy to pass up, especially on a 60 deg day in January....

Grab:

http://patrickleanne.smugmug.com/photos/i-VL8hZSB/0/L/i-VL8hZSB-L.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
Yep, that's the place.

Yep, that's the place.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 05:48 PM
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Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 08:23 AM
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Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
Hwy 129 is the old location. He moved to the...

Hwy 129 is the old location. He moved to the Niles Ferry spot (old gas station) several years ago. It's right next to Fairview UMC, corner of Niles Ferry and Peterson Lane.





Indeed. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
TC's has the best burgers in town and is 5 mins...

TC's has the best burgers in town and is 5 mins from the house. Hot Rods is good too. I'm in.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-17-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
Happy b'day Rust! Heal up fast Mike! ...

Happy b'day Rust!

Heal up fast Mike!


Have fun and ride safe today folks, wish I could join you.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By peejman
Given that Gatlinburg is right up against the...

Given that Gatlinburg is right up against the national park, no... you're not really going to find much nearby. The only roads that come to mind are Parson's Branch and Rich Mtn Rd, but they're...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By peejman
Yep, lots of stuff around there in TN, NC, and...

Yep, lots of stuff around there in TN, NC, and VA. Unfortunately I can't remember enough to recommend anything specifc. Any road legal bike with a spark arrestor is legal on the FS roads, no permit...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3,343
Views: 211,662
Posted By peejman
Agreed, 30ft is pretty darn close and is about...

Agreed, 30ft is pretty darn close and is about the listed accuracy of the signal. But it depends on several things...
http://www.gps.gov/systems/gps/performance/accuracy/

Most gps's won't tell...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
My boys are plenty active as well. Hard to find...

My boys are plenty active as well. Hard to find the time when I work from 7-5 and then play dad from 5-9. I've started exercising during lunch or after work. I'd consider commuting on the bicycle...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
Breathing cold air.... yep, that kinda sucks but...

Breathing cold air.... yep, that kinda sucks but you get used to it. Coldest I rode was probably about freezing, and that was a long time ago. I do recall that once you started, you didn't stop else...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,873
Posted By peejman
I used to pedal my old BMX bike about a mile to...

I used to pedal my old BMX bike about a mile to class... until some schmuck stole it off my porch. :bluduh
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