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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 19,067
Posted By Skippii
I'd given some chocolate Habanero truffles to a...

I'd given some chocolate Habanero truffles to a friend earlier. She said you were all wusses for thinking that the Butterscotch Bonnets were too hot. Afterwards, I gave her the one leftover...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 283,611
Posted By Skippii
I just realized one of my first photofails was on...

I just realized one of my first photofails was on this same road 5 years ago, when your camera took a beating in my topcase. I think I photoshopped that pic
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 283,611
Posted By Skippii
The gate is here:

The gate is here:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 283,611
Posted By Skippii
It's in here.

It's in here.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 283,611
Posted By Skippii
Grab

Grab
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 283,611
Posted By Skippii
My memory card is corrupted.

My memory card is corrupted.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 283,611
Posted By Skippii
Grabbed and moved and can't upload pics... I'll...

Grabbed and moved and can't upload pics...
I'll try again when I get home. It's moved up the road to the four way intersection. The cache is inside the gatepost of the rockiest of the roads.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-12-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 19,067
Posted By Skippii
We'll catch you at the Winter Laurel Fork...

We'll catch you at the Winter Laurel Fork campout, then!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30,411
Views: 1,776,205
Posted By Skippii
I just got my Shenandoah 500 ride report up. It's...

I just got my Shenandoah 500 ride report up. It's kind of long. As they often are. Which is my excuse for still not having finished my TAT ride report. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By Skippii
My 2014 Shenandoah500 Ride Report

2014 S500


After putting 7,000 miles on the front Dunlop Geomax knobby and 6,000 miles on the Trakmaster II, I decided it would be a good idea to put on fresh rubber before going to the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,343
Posted By Skippii
Ride Report

2014 S500


After putting 7,000 miles on the front Dunlop Geomax knobby and 6,000 miles on the Trakmaster II, I decided it would be a good idea to put on fresh rubber before going to the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 19,067
Posted By Skippii
I will be bringing some chocolate habanero...

I will be bringing some chocolate habanero truffles I've been making. They're yummy!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 19,067
Posted By Skippii
My Ninja has had the stock exhaust back on for 2...

My Ninja has had the stock exhaust back on for 2 years now, and my DRZ is all stock.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 19,067
Posted By Skippii
I think I can get there around midnight tomorrow....

I think I can get there around midnight tomorrow. Will anyone still be up?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,343
Posted By Skippii
Yes, two breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner.

Yes, two breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 19,067
Posted By Skippii
Isn't that the wrong week?

Isn't that the wrong week?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 30,411
Views: 1,776,205
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, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30,411
Views: 1,776,205
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, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30,411
Views: 1,776,205
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, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30,411
Views: 1,776,205
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,419
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 09-17-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
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, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,115
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, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30,411
Views: 1,776,205
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30,411
Views: 1,776,205
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, 07:39 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,343
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30,411
Views: 1,776,205
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, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30,411
Views: 1,776,205
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, 02:02 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 19,067
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, 01:46 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,343
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, 01:43 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,343
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, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
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, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25,047
Views: 4,411,774
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, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
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, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
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 08-17-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 30,411
Views: 1,776,205
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, 11:49 PM
Replies: 30,411
Views: 1,776,205
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, 05:25 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,549
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.
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