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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,067
Posted By Al Goodwin
My 73,000+mile '06 KLR650... I bought it...

My 73,000+mile '06 KLR650...

I bought it new in '06, put every mile on it myself....

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k258/allenandtonya/motorcycle%20pics/IMAG0440.jpg...
Forum: Regional forums 07-06-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5,702
Views: 581,159
Posted By Al Goodwin
OK...Where too NOW,,,I'm off work TOMORROW!!!!!:D

OK...Where too NOW,,,I'm off work TOMORROW!!!!!:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Al Goodwin
Something interesting between Hilton Head and Atlanta?????

The wife and I are riding to Hilton Head for a few nights, I was looking for somewhere to stop for a night on the way back home to North Alabama....... but I'm seeing NOTHING.

The N.Georgia...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-12-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 443,565
Posted By Al Goodwin
How about a few clues??

How about a few clues??
Forum: Trials 05-08-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,779
Posted By Al Goodwin
How about a BLUE one?? My '76 model 250 ...

How about a BLUE one??

My '76 model 250

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k258/allenandtonya/76TY250_zps30ed6941.jpg...
Forum: Racing 05-04-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By Al Goodwin
*Dislocated finger in a Hare-Scramble.

My brother and I went racing last week, a buddy race....where you swap riders ever lap, 2-man teams.

Anyway, running 5th out of a 17 team class I have a little spill, dislocating my laeft index...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,400
Posted By Al Goodwin
Smaller diameter wheels more twitchy, quicker...

Smaller diameter wheels more twitchy, quicker turning...like a Vespa,,,SQUIRRLY...

Larger diameter=more stable.....

I came from the 80's, and the era of 16in. front wheels...believe me...17's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,876
Posted By Al Goodwin
I roadraced for 11.years. I found out early that...

I roadraced for 11.years. I found out early that it's much more fun, abd fulfilling, to ride a slow bike fast....than a fast bike slow.

I started out riding an RZ350....with stock brakes ans...
Forum: Racing 03-25-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,033
Posted By Al Goodwin
http://www.24hourchallenge.com/24HourChallenge/new...

http://www.24hourchallenge.com/24HourChallenge/news.html

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956353




Here ya go....24 Hour long Hare-Scramble, more/less....It's a HOOT.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 443,565
Posted By Al Goodwin
Yeah....you're right, and the KLR would as...

Yeah....you're right, and the KLR would as well....but I can't grab it for a couple week...work, spring break trip, then more work has gotte my next 2 1/2 weeks booked solid.:huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 443,565
Posted By Al Goodwin
600+/- round trip?? Not on the KLR, but the new...

600+/- round trip?? Not on the KLR, but the new Tenere would be PERFECT!!!!!

Uhh.....but it's in the shop for the recall and first service.:cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 443,565
Posted By Al Goodwin
That's a LOOOOONG way from Vinemont, Al.:huh

That's a LOOOOONG way from Vinemont, Al.:huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Al Goodwin
This will be my final year in the 40+ class, the...

This will be my final year in the 40+ class, the big FIVE-OH hits me in January.....

I'll be riding my trusty XR400 again, although it's getting a much needed rebuild. This bike has done the 24...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Al Goodwin
Perry Mountain 24 Hour Challenge

I'm in again this year....http://www.24hourchallenge.com/24HourChallenge/news.html


:freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,427
Posted By Al Goodwin
HELL.....they're ALL blind corners on this...

HELL.....they're ALL blind corners on this road.:huh
Forum: Racing 03-23-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,764
Posted By Al Goodwin
http://www.24hourchallenge.com/24HourChallenge/new...

http://www.24hourchallenge.com/24HourChallenge/news.html

UPDATED web-site.....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,190
Posted By Al Goodwin
We've decided to do this ride north to south....

We've decided to do this ride north to south. We'll head straight from Vinemont, Al up to Front Royal the first day, a long hard boring day, but we've decided to get this ride over with. The rest of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,427
Posted By Al Goodwin
If I'm close...I ride this road....done it a...

If I'm close...I ride this road....done it a dozen times at least.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,427
Posted By Al Goodwin
Here, where Beaver creek deaf-ends from...

Here, where Beaver creek deaf-ends from Andrews....turn right on this other dead-end road....BUT, it doesn't really...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,427
Posted By Al Goodwin
yes......

yes......
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,427
Posted By Al Goodwin
The GREATEST road ever graveled runs from Little...

The GREATEST road ever graveled runs from Little Snowbird over the mountain to Andrews, coming out on Beaver Creek road.

This IS the GREATEST dirt road...I PROMISE.

Look it up on Google...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-14-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Al Goodwin
I've got to work Saturday night, so I'm expecting...

I've got to work Saturday night, so I'm expecting full reports with video and pictures.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Al Goodwin
Dont forget

This Saturday..http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k258/allenandtonya/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_199596994169669_zpsij6kljeb.jpeg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,275
Posted By Al Goodwin
My dad taught me this year's ago while following...

My dad taught me this year's ago while following him through Chattanooga. He said go faster than all the other traffic, they way you can focus only on traffic to the front.

Made sense to me, and...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,764
Posted By Al Goodwin
It's a HOOT !!!!!:freaky But, the...

It's a HOOT !!!!!:freaky

But, the following Monday morning isn't very fun.:huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-04-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By Al Goodwin
recommended camping near Meridian, Ms.

The wife and I are headed down Friday to help my brother and nephew Saturday in an SECCA Hare-Scramble.

We need a good spot/place to campout Friday night. Power will be needed for an electric...
Forum: Racing 03-03-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,764
Posted By Al Goodwin
I hate to say it, but this event has been getting...

I hate to say it, but this event has been getting fewer entries the last couple of years. I hate seeing it dwindle down.

We need to spread the word, although it's still a BIG event, we need more...
Forum: Racing 03-02-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,764
Posted By Al Goodwin
June 7-8......more info to come soon. ...

June 7-8......more info to come soon.

http://www.24hourchallenge.com/24HourChallenge/24_Hour_Challenge_2013.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,171
Posted By Al Goodwin
I'd have to agree......everything settles sown...

I'd have to agree......everything settles sown the quicker you're on the gas..

Works on and off road.:freaky
Forum: Racing 02-21-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,764
Posted By Al Goodwin
I believe I did...Hmm..can't remember for sure. I...

I believe I did...Hmm..can't remember for sure. I know I did one over at www.Bamarides.com (http://www.Bamarides.com) though. I had a good race there 2013. I set a goal of 15 laps before the lights...
Forum: Racing 02-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,764
Posted By Al Goodwin
2014 Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club 24 Hour Challenge

June 7-8.

You ever ridden a 24 Hour long Hare-Scramble? Here's your chance.

Perry Mountain 24 Hour Challenge(Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club) Mapelsville, Al.

I'll post a link just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,959
Posted By Al Goodwin
I dress for the crash....not the ride. I...

I dress for the crash....not the ride.

I love to ride....ride my Tenere with the wife, my TY trials bike in the rocks, my XR in the hare scrambles, and my KLR on the trails....they're all equally...
Forum: Racing 02-18-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Al Goodwin
AHRMA Short track and TT

Priceville, AL....March 15th,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,195
Posted By Al Goodwin
I raced for 11 years, never won a race until I...

I raced for 11 years, never won a race until I sold all my street bikes....

In a sense, I started winning races when I quit riding.:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,195
Posted By Al Goodwin
I "retired" from road-racing, after 11 years,...

I "retired" from road-racing, after 11 years, after the '04 season.

I've not even went and watched a race since, I guess it'd be like taking a recovering alcoholic to Oktoberfest.....I stay clear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,195
Posted By Al Goodwin
Obviously you don't ride a KLR.:huh

Obviously you don't ride a KLR.:huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,190
Posted By Al Goodwin
Keep it all coming...I'm taking notes.:ear:ear ...

Keep it all coming...I'm taking notes.:ear:ear

:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,195
Posted By Al Goodwin
So...you can ride your bikes to their limits,...

So...you can ride your bikes to their limits, nothing more that anyone else could get out of it??

Todays bikes are so advanced, handling, power, braking, etc....I'm sure there's rider that can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,195
Posted By Al Goodwin
When I started road-racing back in '93, I rode a...

When I started road-racing back in '93, I rode a stock RZ350 in the Ed Bargy race school.

Final session of the day was a "mock" race, but we aLL KNOW IF MORE THAN ONE BIKE IS ON THE TRACK..IT'S...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,195
Posted By Al Goodwin
Well...it's my story....and, of course I'm...

Well...it's my story....and, of course I'm sticking to it!!!:huh

:lol3:lol3
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