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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10,567
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Posted By Terp
Don's Log: EB

...about a 100m from the 5 mile marker, for those of you with odometers. Luckily it was slicker than snot out there, so I didn't come up on it hot. :eek1
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
EB Report

For the most part, I had EB all to myself today (one guy on a KTM 200 (not Donk) came and did one and done).

It was SOOOO hot with all my armor/padded gear on, but the track was absolutely...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
I can't get out there Sunday...saw the weather...

I can't get out there Sunday...saw the weather forecast and declared that day 'Papa Day', so momma has the bambino on Saturday and we're going to fire off some rockets in the rain on Sunday. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
With the forecast calling for rain Sunday/early...

With the forecast calling for rain Sunday/early next week, I got the bike ready for an EB outing tomorrow. :rayof
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-27-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Yes, sir, good riding out there today! Your...

Yes, sir, good riding out there today! Your daughter was tearing it up on that 110cc. It won't be long before she'll be in the garage mixing oil for her 125cc smoker. :)

The new cam worked better...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-27-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Is momma going with you or just you and the...

Is momma going with you or just you and the girls? ...wasn't sure if you will doing the short loop and long loop, or just staying on the short w/ the girls.

I'll putter around if there early and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-27-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Yes, sir, I will out there today.

Yes, sir, I will out there today.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-24-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
No, sir, but now that you metion it, I remember...

No, sir, but now that you metion it, I remember getting a few miles up the road (en route to route 3) and seeing what looked like a nice amount of rain...must have just skirted EB, but not a single...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-24-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
With a little rain last night/today followed by a...

With a little rain last night/today followed by a nice weekend, I think Monday will be perfect!

I have $115 clams of 'Best Buy Rewards' to use up, so I think I'll finally pull the trigger on a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
EB Report

Weatherman be damned, I hit EB today for a fix. Both the short AND long loops were very dry; in fact, they could use a little moisture for some much-needed tack! :wink:

On the short loop, someone...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Yes, sir. Thanks for the long loop tour! (and the...

Yes, sir. Thanks for the long loop tour! (and the great tip about using the clutch as the brake while in gear and backing down the hill. Of course I was holding in the clutch and using the front...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Though I did hit the Hugh Mercer Elementary 'chow...

Though I did hit the Hugh Mercer Elementary 'chow hall' to have lunch with the bambino today, I haven't been to a real 'chow hall' in 15+ years, sir, so wasn't me. :wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
We planned to go to the Trail Ride, but the...

We planned to go to the Trail Ride, but the monkey bars claimed another victim the night before! :cry He'll drop down to a half-cast in a couple of weeks, so I'll have him back out there soon! :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
EB is on my radar. Sunday will mark the 4th or...

EB is on my radar. Sunday will mark the 4th or 5th day without rain, so should be some good riding and perhaps the last day to ride before they lift the Sun-Wed riding restriction (forecast calls for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Has this been in effect for a week or so? ...was...

Has this been in effect for a week or so? ...was out there Thursday or Friday and the shotgun blasts were giving me flashbacks; I instantly setup a reminder on my phone to check the EB word document...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Any idea if 'EB members' have to pay (and also...

Any idea if 'EB members' have to pay (and also pay for additional family members who are members, per se) for the upcoming trail ride? ...wasn't sure if we get 'home trail advantage' and can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
...rained all night here in the 'burg; I'm...

...rained all night here in the 'burg; I'm thinking EB might be messy tomorrow, but got the new grips and beefy skidplate on just in case I feel like getting dirty in the morning. :wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
I planned on going Friday, but the weather clowns...

I planned on going Friday, but the weather clowns put out a "100% chance of rain," so I shifted some stuff to make room for a weekend run, weather permitting. Of course 100% certainty yesterday...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
I took one for the team and went out there today...

I took one for the team and went out there today and cleared all the water out of the mud puddles (and there were more than I thought there would be) for those of you rolling the 70% change of rain...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-14-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By Terp
Nice meeting you out there last week, man (I was...

Nice meeting you out there last week, man (I was on the 250X putting around the short loop).

Are EB members comp'd, or do we still have to pay...planning on stopping by either way, but not sure...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2013, 06:21 AM
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Posted By Terp
10% off—expires 3/31/2013 A157MNM4D1J5

10% off—expires 3/31/2013

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Me, too. :D After a couple decades away from...

Me, too. :D

After a couple decades away from it, I was all in the mud puddles out there and having a blast...for the first month. Now, however, the novelty of washing the new bike has more than...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
I pitched Don a full-blown website much like the...

I pitched Don a full-blown website much like the Northern Virginia Trail Riders have/had. I envisioned some forums, event calendars, section for media/videos/pictures/et al....but never heard back...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
...must have just missed you. I did see Don out...

...must have just missed you. I did see Don out there today, hanging signs and playing on the long loop. Yea, the track was perfect!

Hopefully we won't get much rain and the weekend will be nice,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
I believe EB is hosting a big 'trail ride' in...

I believe EB is hosting a big 'trail ride' in April?!? I'm trying to be 'long-loop qualified' by then. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
EB Report

EB Report:

Perfect. I went around the usual puddles (like the one at the exit of the short loop) and don't even have to wash bike after today's outing...doesn't get much better than that! :super
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Whoops, wrong picture (though from today). I...

Whoops, wrong picture (though from today). I meant to link a shot of the new case-saver I put on in hopes leaving more EB for you guys and not bringing as much home.

Sure, it reduced the amount of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
My weekly EB report: (brought to you by T.M....

My weekly EB report:

(brought to you by T.M. Designworks, makers of over-priced sprocket-case savers that don't eject as much dirt as you thought before you pissed away the $55).

Muddy. There...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
It was all part of my sequestration planning...

It was all part of my sequestration planning exercise. If we go live next Friday, I'll be more than ready!

To add to the realism, I even ran the truck on fumes to practice pulling over and using...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
...had EB to myself yesterday. It wasn't too bad...

...had EB to myself yesterday. It wasn't too bad at all, though there were a few slick spots.

I worked on going a little faster than my usual putt and was really feeling my oats toward the end, so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-15-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
It was nice meeting you today, sir. I was there...

It was nice meeting you today, sir. I was there by myself all morning. but my wife brought the bambino out for a quick spin just as you got there...so got hectic. :)

I think you left just before...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Totally random posts here (:huh), but wanted to...

Totally random posts here (:huh), but wanted to ask whether anyone has received any EB listserve traffic in the last month or so? Don asked the IT guy to add me to the list, not to mention the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
I got my radiator guards on today, so no more...

I got my radiator guards on today, so no more plastic louvers:

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag117/Terp-CRF250X/guards-1_zps0b318028.jpg

Now I'll be ready when the next tree jumps in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
I said the same thing....nice!!!!

I said the same thing....nice!!!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
I thought it was just me! I swear I put them on...

I thought it was just me! I swear I put them on and my hands became claustrophobic as I pictured myself going over the bars...and my hands staying in place.

I already laid out the coin for these,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Like magic. I put them on and didn't dump the...

Like magic. I put them on and didn't dump the bike on the controls once! :clap

I did, however, lightly brush a tree and it rolled off nicely (since I go so slow still). I let out a "Niceeeeee!"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
I only did the short loop 4-5 times, but the guys...

I only did the short loop 4-5 times, but the guys who were riding the long loop said it wasn't too bad out there today...though it was plenty muddy and slick for my rusty ass. I got a little loose in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Thanks again for the advice, crofrog and Dorito!...

Thanks again for the advice, crofrog and Dorito! I ended up still using the neoprene washer, but have a nice 1/16" gap between that and the throttle tube for peace of mind. :rofl

I'll remove it at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
...rookie question for all you single-track...

...rookie question for all you single-track riders w/ handguards. What's the best way to install the full bar type on the throttle side? I have seen some cut off the little lip on the end of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-05-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10,567
Views: 361,931
Posted By Terp
Roger that. Thanks a lot, Dorito! I plan...

Roger that. Thanks a lot, Dorito!

I plan to putter across the street for a few weeks and once I 'become one' with the new wheels, I hope to link up with all the big boys and girls on the long...
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