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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 09:15 AM
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Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
I started riding dirt in the late 60s. I don't...

I started riding dirt in the late 60s. I don't think that paints me as an elitist. Maybe just a non-dirt noob... :wink:

Not saying don't get one, just that I wouldn't use it for anything other...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Oh no... That predictable??? LOL...

Oh no... That predictable??? LOL...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Yep, it's more about the rider than the bike, but...

Yep, it's more about the rider than the bike, but the TW is a "campground bike" to me. Sure, it'll plod through some mudholes and float on top of sand to a degree, but it's heavier than a real...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Oh, I don't know... You get on a TW and I'll get...

Oh, I don't know... You get on a TW and I'll get an XC-W and we'll see who can get through more places...:deal :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Depends on how much you want to get into it. I...

Depends on how much you want to get into it. I was talking about something like:

http://www.enduro360.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Fullscreen-capture-5222013-75350-AM.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Just go get a real woods bike - not a 450# KLR or...

Just go get a real woods bike - not a 450# KLR or whatever - and learn to ride gravel, mud, deep sand, etc. full throttle. The basics translate perfectly to any bike. Deep sand was the hardest for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Thought I had a better picture of the road, but...

Thought I had a better picture of the road, but this was a few miles of gravel stealing the VA tag on a 700# bike - two up. Just stay loose and don't make any sudden adjustments in any direction...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Just get a bigger map. Sheeesh.

Just get a bigger map. Sheeesh.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Yeah, but another map starts where that one ends....

Yeah, but another map starts where that one ends. You're overdue. Go snag this one. :deal
Forum: Regional forums 08-27-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,403
Posted By wb57
Let it rip. Grab a "Z".

Let it rip. Grab a "Z".
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Been getting in at least 100 miles/day lately....

Been getting in at least 100 miles/day lately. Unfortunately, it's 95% work related...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Trials bike, not trail bike...:D

Trials bike, not trail bike...:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
What other choices are there for serious distance...

What other choices are there for serious distance adventure riding thumpers?

I got good at, and learned to enjoy riding slow when I got a trials bike.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Get your turf established first. Once you're...

Get your turf established first. Once you're there, use a crabgrass pre-emergence herbicide in the spring. Make sure you time it right. Treat any that sneak past the pre-emergence with a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Yep... Taking the long way to work...

Yep... Taking the long way to work...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Good job, youngster.

Good job, youngster.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By wb57
Never heard of anything like that. My guess is...

Never heard of anything like that. My guess is that your best bet is going to be finding two facilities that suit your needs in close proximity.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By wb57
I've been ticketed in Summersville. Had to do...

I've been ticketed in Summersville. Had to do their ridiculous online driver's ed course to avoid going to court. I think it was only $250 or so... IIRC, the speed limit goes up and down quite a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By wb57
That's a 70 mile stretch of road... I used to...

That's a 70 mile stretch of road...
I used to drive that frequently and never noticed anything out of the ordinary. Probably a run up to Labor Day thing. Thanks for the heads up though.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Here you go... This one's a little closer... ...

Here you go... This one's a little closer...

New tag

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/scrape2008/2014%20TOR/IMAG0065_zpsb7zaw7oo.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Birthday grab for Ben... ...

Birthday grab for Ben...

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/scrape2008/2014%20TOR/IMAG0073_zps9bahxiya.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Well, HBD! And buy yourself a new car and say...

Well, HBD! And buy yourself a new car and say it's from me. You're old and won't know any better!:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Do what I do; ignore the house and go ride. ...

Do what I do; ignore the house and go ride.
Might not work for everyone, but it works for me. YMMV and all that.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
I was looking at an earlier time frame. My...

I was looking at an earlier time frame.
My window collapsed.

If I'm the only guy that can run to central Raleigh, we have a little problem anyway.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
All of us old guys have them. They're more...

All of us old guys have them. They're more trendy than dumping buckets of ice water on yourself.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Washing/waxing the truck. Are you done with...

Washing/waxing the truck.
Are you done with your coffee yet???

If I get this, I was going to throw it back east.... It's going to be a while before I can get back out though.
Forum: Regional forums 08-24-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5,310
Views: 416,281
Posted By wb57
New tag - a tree/shrub with a body of water as...

New tag - a tree/shrub with a body of water as part of its common name.
River Birch

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/scrape2008/2014%20TOR/IMAG0072_zps4hzusdwn.jpg...
Forum: Regional forums 08-24-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5,310
Views: 416,281
Posted By wb57
Waterfall grab ...

Waterfall grab

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/scrape2008/2014%20TOR/IMAG0070_zpswrzfwi4s.jpg (http://s428.photobucket.com/user/scrape2008/media/2014%20TOR/IMAG0070_zpswrzfwi4s.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Probably not. Was out solo just long enough to...

Probably not. Was out solo just long enough to grab that street sign off Strickland a while ago, but figuring out where to go now.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Jeez. I figured you all would have been on the...

Jeez. I figured you all would have been on the road an hour or two ago...
Forum: Regional forums 08-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,586
Views: 103,012
Posted By wb57
If someone doesn't jump on the Labor Day theme,...

If someone doesn't jump on the Labor Day theme, I'm going to have to change it to a Thanksgiving theme. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Thinking about firing up pot #2 and deciding...

Thinking about firing up pot #2 and deciding where to go. Think too many folks are probably heading for the NC right now to head that way. Anyone from this area heading for that is going to get...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Took 24 hours for someone to go to Smithfield... ...

Took 24 hours for someone to go to Smithfield... :D
(or so it seemed).

I see a couple of nice rides out there from your neck of the woods...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
New tag. Will update with clues in a minute....

New tag.
Will update with clues in a minute. Head west...

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/scrape2008/2014%20TOR/IMG_5057a_zpsbb8d0eb6.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Yep. Grab. ...

Yep.
Grab.

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/scrape2008/2014%20TOR/IMAG0069_zpsogljddkr.jpg (http://s428.photobucket.com/user/scrape2008/media/2014%20TOR/IMAG0069_zpsogljddkr.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Good snag, Mooses! I figured STBNE, Lonewolf or...

Good snag, Mooses!
I figured STBNE, Lonewolf or Dracula would have been on top of this one. If I'd have known you all were on it, I think I had one I could have thrown out there closer to y'all.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Yes, they do! And it's only $1.95/slice. The...

Yes, they do! And it's only $1.95/slice. The pecan kicks ass.

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/scrape2008/Barbecue%20tour/IMG_5073a_zps08367f8a.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Yep. That would have been us. Just riding...

Yep. That would have been us. Just riding around in tag limbo... Someone go to Smithfield before the rain comes. Although it's pretty bright here right now.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
I miss working on old computers too, but that...

I miss working on old computers too, but that only means nostalgia ain't what it used to be. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17,555
Views: 666,038
Posted By wb57
Lucas - the Prince of Darkness. :D ...

Lucas - the Prince of Darkness. :D

http://www4.ncsu.edu/~mtmorris/index3.html

http://www.mez.co.uk/lucas.html

http://www.sw-em.com/Lucas...RIP.htm
...
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