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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 04:47 AM
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Posted By BluRidgeRider
That's great news, Bill! I know that will make...

That's great news, Bill! I know that will make today special for your family and you.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 02:18 PM
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Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Nice photos! Knowing that you are somewhat of a...

Nice photos! Knowing that you are somewhat of a BMW bigot, I'll have to take your comments about the F800GT with a grain of salt. I think I'll need to ride one myself to form an accurate opinion.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
You were missed last evening. Hope your progress...

You were missed last evening. Hope your progress continues at a good pace so you can join us next month.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-21-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Hawthorne's Last Night

We had a good turnout last evening in spite of the fact that some of the regulars were not able to attend. New, first time attendees stepped up to the plate and filled in the gaps. I think I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-19-2014, 10:04 AM
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Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
We always have room for another inmate;...

We always have room for another inmate; especially another KLR rider.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I was in Maryland over the weekend and rode my...

I was in Maryland over the weekend and rode my V-Strom back to NC on Sunday. Snapped the photo below on Route 301 while headed home and arrived in Monroe just before dark.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,913
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I went to Maryland over the weekend to visit...

I went to Maryland over the weekend to visit family. My wife needed to stay the whole week as the college where she worked before joining me in North Carolina (NC) asked her to work for a week to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
The chains on my 2006 V-Strom -- I bought it new...

The chains on my 2006 V-Strom -- I bought it new and it now has close to 100,000 miles on the clocks -- have all lasted between 20,000 and 24,000 miles. I have always cleaned the chain with a brush...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
A dyno reading shows my KLR now has 125 HP after...

A dyno reading shows my KLR now has 125 HP after switching to Spectro Z chain lube with Zinc. It also now gets 133 MPG.

Impressive!

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 09:18 PM
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Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Sorry I can't join you this weekend. Headed to...

Sorry I can't join you this weekend. Headed to Maryland tomorrow morning. Will be riding my V-Strom back to Monroe on Sunday. Will keep it in NC a little while to get a few things taken care of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I use this to clean the chain: ...

I use this to clean the chain:

http://i.imgur.com/CYWLSxC.jpg

And this to lubricate the chain:

http://i.imgur.com/bz8RZIw.jpg

That Spectro Z is great! It comes out white and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Busy with work this Thursday night, but I do plan...

Busy with work this Thursday night, but I do plan to attend the next Hawthorne's meet-up on Thursday, November 20th. Hope to see as many of you as possible at Hawthorne's for the 5th Anniversary of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 04:22 PM
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Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
My pleasure! It was good seeing you. Looking...

My pleasure! It was good seeing you. Looking forward to having a cigar with John and you on your front porch once you get home.

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,913
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Thanks for the suggestion! I have already picked...

Thanks for the suggestion! I have already picked up a new set of rain pants as a temporary solution, but some day I need to come off the cash to buy a good quality full riding suit like those...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Looks like a great day of riding! Both bikes...

Looks like a great day of riding! Both bikes look very dirt worthy.

Where were you riding?

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,913
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Some of my buddies had Rupp mini bikes during the...

Some of my buddies had Rupp mini bikes during the timeframe I was trying to convince my father to let me get a bike. A Rupp was what I was telling him I wanted, but because one of my father's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Spent Friday night in Morganton and there was...

Spent Friday night in Morganton and there was frost on the ground when I got up at 4 AM to begin getting ready. About 31 degrees with a light wind blowing up on the mountain.

A number of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-08-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Got to Wiseman's View on the west side of...

Got to Wiseman's View on the west side of Linville Gorge at 5:55 AM this morning so I could watch the sunrise with my wife and try out my new camera in the low light conditions of early morning.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,913
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Sunrise Over Linville Gorge

I've been wanting for a while now to get up to Linville Gorge early enough in the morning to watch the sunrise over the Gorge. Figured this would be a good weekend to do that as it would give me an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,913
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Thank you for all of the kind words! I do think...

Thank you for all of the kind words! I do think I'm a very lucky man to be blessed with such a great family.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Wish I could go, but already had plans before I...

Wish I could go, but already had plans before I learned about the show. I have never attended, so I can't vouch for how good a show it might be. But I do love WWII aircraft. I hear they plan to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-07-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,913
Posted By BluRidgeRider
New Camera

I purchased a new camera this week. A Nikon DSLR to augment my easy to carry/use Fuji pocket camera. I plan to spend the weekend learning the menu system and operating controls and will begin using...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Warbirds Over Monroe

The air show is here in Monroe this weekend. Shot the photo below this morning.

http://i.imgur.com/5NlqKHN.jpg

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,813
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Who is that guy? Some serious skills! Looks...

Who is that guy? Some serious skills! Looks like an ISDE contender, but with saddlebags.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-03-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Get yourself healed up. I will take you there. ...

Get yourself healed up. I will take you there.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-03-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Glad you like the photos. Those were taken...

Glad you like the photos.

Those were taken sans pole mount, but while standing from an elevated vantage point; the Jocassee Lake photo taken from Jumping Off Rock.

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,913
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Here are a couple more photos from yesterday's...

Here are a couple more photos from yesterday's ride.

http://i.imgur.com/Wv32bWX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Kk5VwLx.jpg

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-03-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
A couple more photos from yesterday's ride. ...

A couple more photos from yesterday's ride.

http://i.imgur.com/Wv32bWX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Kk5VwLx.jpg

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Here are some more photos from today's ride which...

Here are some more photos from today's ride which featured some of the best fire/gravel road riding I've seen in the area. Some very challenging surfaces today, mixed in with great scenery.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,913
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Today's ride was a perfect example of why...

Today's ride was a perfect example of why adventure touring bikes are so compelling. I met two of my riding buddies early this morning in Bessemer City. We headed down I85 into South Carolina and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-31-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Bingo!!!

Nice pull!

http://i.imgur.com/xYTy8Vs.jpg

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,913
Posted By BluRidgeRider
My office is located just a few miles away from...

My office is located just a few miles away from my house. So close that it doesn't make since to regularly commute on the motorcycle as it would take longer to put my riding gear on/off than the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-31-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Guess The Backdrop

http://i.imgur.com/OgaL4Y9.jpg

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Nice report! I would like to give those trails a...

Nice report! I would like to give those trails a try some day, but need something smaller than my KLR to do so.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-28-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
My GoPro Hero3 has occasionally done the same...

My GoPro Hero3 has occasionally done the same thing. (Interestingly, my GoPro Hero2 has never had that problem.) Be sure to update the firmware and hopefully the most recent version will work...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-28-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Would love to have you join us. Time to take...

Would love to have you join us. Time to take that Tiger out for a romp!

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-28-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Jumping Off Rock Adventuring Touring Ride

I have planned an adventure touring bike ride with Opa for this Sunday, November 2nd. This ride is big adventure bike suitable with approximately 30 miles of off road riding. This will be an all...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-27-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Now that would require some balance! Numa

Now that would require some balance!

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-27-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
My Hero3 Black Edition -- pictured -- has a...

My Hero3 Black Edition -- pictured -- has a remote. I can either use the remote or set the GoPro to take a picture every 5, 10, 15, etc. seconds. I haven't weighed it, but I'm guessing it is 15-20...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-27-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 233,636
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Here's a photo of the head of the mount. Notice...

Here's a photo of the head of the mount. Notice the nested poles within a pole just below the camera mount. Each section of the pole has a locking button that holds it in place.
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