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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 18,616
Posted By dirtinthevillage
It's not about you

<-- THIS is the essential justification for helmet laws, seatbelt laws, requiring airbags in cars, OSHA regulations, etc. The idea is that by reducing individual risk of injury, we save society from...
Forum: Americas 12-13-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Best Moto-Tours Guidebook

Fellow Inmates,
Thinking about a gift for a relative. He's a mostly life long rider with a big K bike and a girlfriend (my mother in law) who likes to go for long weekend trips from their home base...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,488
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Things to consider

I have a Technovorm and absolutely love it. Since you've ruled it out, here's what I would think about:

1.) Grind your own. Get a burr grinder. Don't buy a machine with a grinder integrated. Why?...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 68,557
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Great build!

Subscribed!
:lurk
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Best Wee Bar Risers or Tall Bar?

I want to be able to actually use the controls easily while standing in dirt/gravel situations (or just when the road is complete shit). Right now the ergos are great for that minus the fact that the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16,994
Views: 630,727
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Thanks, WB. Was fearing the results of that...

Thanks, WB. Was fearing the results of that particular inquiry. :cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Central NC Gravel Travel

I love to get places by back roads. Even better if they're dirt and/or public jeep trails.

Would love it if you guys could chime in with any Central NC (Between Greensboro and Zebulon) dirt...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,075
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Best Over-pants - Advice Needed

I'm in the market for a decent pair of textile riding pants. Here's what I'm thinking:

- Need to be able to wear them both over jeans and with just some shorts underneath
- Side zips at least to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Two-up for Furniture

Yesterday marked our first two-up trip on the wee. We headed out mid-morning in the general direction of Furnitureland South. I agreed to go provided we could ride the back way there.

So we...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,536
Posted By dirtinthevillage
subscribed! my kinda trip - sight-unseen...

subscribed!

my kinda trip - sight-unseen bike purchase leading to gravel road adventure.

:lurk
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,604
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Get a lesson

I rowed competitively in my younger days and it drives me nuts to see the various "techniques" people use while rowing. There is ONE right way to do it (with small variations in timing).

See if...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-26-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 943,170
Posted By dirtinthevillage
The Worst Hard Time, (Amazon Link)...

The Worst Hard Time, (Amazon Link) (http://www.amazon.com/The-Worst-Hard-Time-Survived/dp/061834697X), is really worth a read. A really compelling examination of what went wrong in the OK panhandle,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 29,402
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Awesome

Great start! Can't wait to read along as you make the journey.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-19-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Centralia

+1 on Centralia. Just a damn cool story.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-19-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Good calls guys. I usually order EVERYTHING...

Good calls guys. I usually order EVERYTHING online, but need to get the wife fitted for a helmet and let her try on jackets. I guess its off to Triangle Cycle.

If you ever need service in Durham,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 177,174
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Great RR!

Keep on truckin. Would love to see more. Good luck!
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 28,668
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Great RR! Awesome pics guys. :clap

Great RR! Awesome pics guys. :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Question Shop of Choice in Durham, NC

n00b question:

Just picked up my wee this week from a fellow inmate. Now I've got to get the wifey fitted up for a helmet and jacket so we can ride two-up (and I can ride more often...).

What...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 50,961
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Great report so far; subscribed. :lurk

Great report so far; subscribed. :lurk
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 83,345
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Subscribed. Well done, gents. :lurk

Subscribed. Well done, gents. :lurk
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,753
Posted By dirtinthevillage
That's what I'd do...but for the lack of truck or...

That's what I'd do...but for the lack of truck or trailer! :cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,753
Posted By dirtinthevillage
It's in Fredericksburg. I'm trying to make the...

It's in Fredericksburg. I'm trying to make the fedex thing work - he's traveling this week, however. That would be the ideal.
Where are you located? I'd be happy to pay for gas if this fedex idea...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,753
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Sadly, it's out of registration and was last...

Sadly, it's out of registration and was last registered in Idaho...so not sure if that keeps it legal?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,753
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Question NC Temp Tags? Out of State Purchase - help!

Local inmates - question for ye.

I've just agreed to buy a fellow inmate's DL650. He's located in VA, and I'm in NC. I know some states issue temporary tags you can use to drive home with. I've...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By dirtinthevillage
Question Should I buy it?!

Oh masters of the Wee Strom, need your advice.

I'm considering buying a 2005 DL650 I found on CL. I'll spare you the link, but you can find it by searching the Raleigh/Durham/CH craigslist for...
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