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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31,275
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Posted By MADSTROM
I already know and have ridden them all. I can...

I already know and have ridden them all. I can take most of the day just to get out to the BRP. My objective was to get out to Blue Grass Valley and there's only so much daylight this time of year.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By MADSTROM
If you mean Blue Grass Valley, probably but you...

If you mean Blue Grass Valley, probably but you never know. I've ridden out there in the middle of the winter and just picked my way through there very carefully. It's even prettier with snow on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
More than ever! :ricky:ricky:ricky You are...

More than ever! :ricky:ricky:ricky You are welcome to give it a test ride. Just let me know.:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Ride to Blue Grass Yesterday

400 miles of :ricky:ricky:ricky

Here's a link to my posting in Day Rides.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25499049#post25499049...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By MADSTROM
Last Trip to Blue Grass Valley of Virginia before the Polar Vortex arrives

I rode out to the Blue Grass Valley of Virginia yesterday (11/12/2014) before the "Polar Vortex" descends upon us and screws up the roads for the rest of the winter. Total ride was 400 miles in 8...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Bicycle vs Ferrari Surprise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WREyAicJXkM&feature=player_embedded
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Rawhyde Video

Check out this video:

http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/sava/index.html
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-02-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Swannanoa (mansion)

I took a tour of it about 20 years ago. I just stumbled into it when I followed the road up above the Howard Johnson. It wasn't even open to the public then but they still gave me the cook's tour....
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,607
Posted By MADSTROM
The sadlle bags and probably the mounts are from...

The sadlle bags and probably the mounts are from a CBX.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Yes ... I got about 4 short videos of them going...

Yes ... I got about 4 short videos of them going round and round. :ricky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
[QUOTE=pplassm;25285575]Just got back from Barber...

[QUOTE=pplassm;25285575]Just got back from Barber Vintage Festival. if you haven't been there, yet, put it on your list. There were an estimated 90,000 people there.

Same here. 1,600 miles in 4...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-03-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
For those who just can't get to much horse power.

http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/the-psychotic-300-hp-kawasaki-ninja-h2r-is-a-hellcat-o-1640740797
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Atlantic Leather - They are in the shopping...

Atlantic Leather - They are in the shopping center at Gaskins & Broad a few doors down from Martins. Call me if you want details.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-20-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 1,081,357
Posted By MADSTROM
You will pleased with the difference a sheep skin...

You will pleased with the difference a sheep skin makes.
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By MADSTROM
You made the same decision I made a year ago and...

You made the same decision I made a year ago and I have zero regrets. I looked at the 12 & 13 models but just couldn't get warmed up to the new design. I like you had thousands of dollars and 7 years...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
$1,400.00:eek1:eek1:eek1

$1,400.00:eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
I highly recommend Green Front's in Farmville....

I highly recommend Green Front's in Farmville. You will find a huge selection of quality furniture at VERY reasonable prices. You can get quality furniture at Haynes pricing. They routinely self at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
I think the count is usually about 100-150. It's...

I think the count is usually about 100-150. It's not a big rally and it's in a great spot.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Cross over into WV and you can immediately add...

Cross over into WV and you can immediately add several hundred more miles of gravel/dirt and even goat trails.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 1,081,357
Posted By MADSTROM
Lake Sherando Rally is this weekend.

<TABLE id=post24936141 class=dg-post cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD id=td_post_24936141 class=dg-post-content> Is anybody going this year?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Sherando Lake Rally this weekend!!!

Is anybody going this year?

http://www-rbmwr-com.rmctools.com/?stp=article_display&article_id=336

http://madstrom.smugmug.com/Other/Sherando/i-65ssJKL/0/X2/H0040193-X2.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Here's a few more shots from that day. ...

Here's a few more shots from that day.

http://madstrom.smugmug.com/Other/Hattons-Ferry-5-5-2012/i-SH7kQLh/0/X2/DSC00254-X2.jpg


Motley Looking Crewe :lol3...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Congrats ... It also took me 7 trips before I...

Congrats ... It also took me 7 trips before I made it across on the ferry. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
. I'm very familiar with Lake Sherando. ...

.

I'm very familiar with Lake Sherando. It's the first place I ever camped at 60 years ago. I was just pointing how primitive camping up on the Big Levels is. It looks like a shanty town at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
I've seen quite a few cars/vans camping up top of...

I've seen quite a few cars/vans camping up top of Big Levels. It is primitve with no faciities. The turn off is on the BRP at Bald Mountain Overlook just a few miles south of Sherando Lake. But, why...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Hey Jimmy. I'll ride out just to say hi.:ricky..

Hey Jimmy. I'll ride out just to say hi.:ricky..
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Works for me. I'm in.

Works for me. I'm in.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
That's why Chuck and I have jumper cables on our...

That's why Chuck and I have jumper cables on our bikes. I learned the hard way. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
:lurk I'm a probable ... I'm just not in to...

:lurk I'm a probable ... I'm just not in to "Getting Dirty". I'm spending more time actually seeing what I used to just blow by in the past. :ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
The only water up there are the big mud holes...

The only water up there are the big mud holes :lol3.
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By MADSTROM
You are doing a good job. :thumbup Great pictures...

You are doing a good job. :thumbup Great pictures ... Take your time it's a lot of work I know. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
:lol3:lurk I love to ride Rte 56 because it is...

:lol3:lurk I love to ride Rte 56 because it is such a challenge of all my riding skills. Some of my suggestions are to check road surface condition on one round trip. Then ride it again and ride it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Goshen Pass (Rte 39) was washed out and closed...

Goshen Pass (Rte 39) was washed out and closed down last weekend from wash outs the previous week. They were driving steel beams horizontally under the road bed to re-enforce it. I took a long detour...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-10-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
There's a red one on the floor at Ultimate...

There's a red one on the floor at Ultimate Cycle.:wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
What the 4th July means!

An old friend of mine sent this to me and I have to share it.

http://www.youtube.com/v/6TPgJSZf5Vw?version=3&autohide=1&autoplay=1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Did you go into Sprocketz next door?...

Did you go into Sprocketz next door? http://www.richmondsprocketz.com/ (http://www.richmondsprocketz.com/) They were carrying a good slection. That's where I bought my Shoie Neotec and they matched...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
I have several times. I just bail out from I-81...

I have several times. I just bail out from I-81 at Ironto. It just eats up the curves in there. I've run my Wee Strom through there a few times as well. There are some great roads in that area.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31,275
Views: 1,792,531
Posted By MADSTROM
Thanks for the thought but I'm committed for...

Thanks for the thought but I'm committed for Saturday. My wife and I are going to Christiansburg for my grandson's 9th birthday.
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,551
Posted By MADSTROM
Here's my 3/16/2008 review of the Vendramini...

Here's my 3/16/2008 review of the Vendramini Marathon Steel boots from the thread "I want a pair of boots that do it all"


Vendramini Marathon Steel Review
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Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 460,032
Posted By MADSTROM
http://madstrom.smugmug.com/Other/My-New-V-Strom/i...

http://madstrom.smugmug.com/Other/My-New-V-Strom/i-Vsfshpk/0/X2/DSC01314-X2.jpg

http://madstrom.smugmug.com/Other/My-New-V-Strom/i-3vnBjRP/0/X2/DSC01318-X2.jpg

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