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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 72,971
Posted By Rider2205
Scott - I'm out. Friend's father passed away and...

Scott - I'm out. Friend's father passed away and am heading to CT for funeral. Have a great time and thanks for organizing this.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 382,251
Posted By Rider2205
GREAT photo!

GREAT photo!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,763
Posted By Rider2205
Thanks for all the good advice. I had two days of...

Thanks for all the good advice. I had two days of fantastic riding on rental 1200GS from Eaglerider -- Tonto NF, Sedona, Jerome, Wickenburg. Lots of twisty pavement and dirt, changes in elevation,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,763
Posted By Rider2205
Thanks Morgan and good advice - Chaparral Suites...

Thanks Morgan and good advice - Chaparral Suites is already booked up for two of those nights in March. I will get on it!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,763
Posted By Rider2205
Scottsdale sounds great. Appreciate the good...

Scottsdale sounds great. Appreciate the good advice in this thread. I'm coming in March 15, renting a 1200 GS from EagleRider, riding on 16th & 17th, and then attending a conference for a few days....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5,930
Views: 280,702
Posted By Rider2205
Congrats! Will be very interested to hear how you...

Congrats! Will be very interested to hear how you like it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-17-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 382,251
Posted By Rider2205
Riding back roads in West Virgnia on Sunday....

Riding back roads in West Virgnia on Sunday. Occasionally encountered ice sheets like this. Our lead rider went down on this one - you can see the scrapes his GS1200 made in the ice.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,714
Posted By Rider2205
Had a great ride Sunday 1/15 in "refreshing"...

Had a great ride Sunday 1/15 in "refreshing" sub-freezing temperatures. (Thank you Mr. Gerbing!) 340 mi. through MD and WV with Jim Ford and several others who've taken his Riders Workshop classes....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By Rider2205
Bump for this in case any inmates are heading to...

Bump for this in case any inmates are heading to the conference (or just interested in riding out to the Greenbrier in WV on Sunday).
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By Rider2205
PSC Conference at Greenbrier Oct 2-4

Any riders planning to attend the Professional Services Council conference at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV, Oct. 2-4? Would you rather ride than play golf or do wine tasting on Sunday...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,714
Posted By Rider2205
That sounds like a great route! :clap

That sounds like a great route! :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,534
Posted By Rider2205
EC - Great ride report! I was following along on...

EC - Great ride report! I was following along on the iPhone but just read the whole thing on a big screen for the first time today. Great photos and info. Can't wait to get out to some of these...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,862
Posted By Rider2205
Good idea! ...

Good idea!

http://rider2205.smugmug.com/Other/Random/i-vbzvp6c/0/M/IMG3275-M.jpg

http://rider2205.smugmug.com/Other/Random/i-5rPWxsk/0/M/0079-M.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,975
Posted By Rider2205
Love this report. Have been there myself, on...

Love this report. Have been there myself, on reserve with that gnawing feeling that the day may get a lot longer and more complicated than expected! Great photos, beautiful country!
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By Rider2205
Thanks GG. Angolan officials tell me they are...

Thanks GG. Angolan officials tell me they are looking forward to seeing you and hosting you in one of their detention facilities at your earliest convenience.

Seamus, you must let me know when...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By Rider2205
Time to wrap this up with just a few more...

Time to wrap this up with just a few more photos...

http://rider2205.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Botswana-Motorcycle-Trip/i-DB5FvSX/0/L/1000642-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By Rider2205
High time to introduce our travelers. This...

High time to introduce our travelers.

This is Rauri, walking back to his truck and laughing after picking me and his bike out of the sand for the third or fourth time. He is a true friend!...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By Rider2205
Thank you all for the encouraging words! On to...

Thank you all for the encouraging words! On to the rest of the story.

The camping sites are basic, and you must bring with you all the fuel, water, and supplies that you need. We were extremely...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By Rider2205
Coincidentally, Piere, one of the Tracks4Africa...

Coincidentally, Piere, one of the Tracks4Africa principals, was with us, driving a bakkie because he is still recovering from a motorcycle accident. HIS Garmin knew where we were!
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By Rider2205
谢谢我敬佩劉・鄭的

谢谢我敬佩劉・鄭的
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By Rider2205
Kubu Island is a dry granite rock island in the...

Kubu Island is a dry granite rock island in the middle of the Makgadikadi Pan, part of the largest salt flat complex in the world. 16,000 square kilometers, these salt pans form the bed of an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,714
Posted By Rider2205
EC, Riteris (and anyone else interested)- the...

EC, Riteris (and anyone else interested)- the South Africa-Botswana ride report begins here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708177
Cheers,
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By Rider2205
Botswana salt pans - Kubu Island

GG and Rauri are brothers, South Africans who grew up along the Tugela River in Msinga, part of what was then the KwaZulu homeland. They learned Zulu without a hint of accent. I got to know them...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,714
Posted By Rider2205
Bottom line: great! Have to reopen a smugmug...

Bottom line: great! Have to reopen a smugmug account to do it justice with the photos. Will post a link here to the rr.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,714
Posted By Rider2205
I am also doing the Bob's / RawHyde off-road...

I am also doing the Bob's / RawHyde off-road clinic on Saturday. BluWolf - will look for you there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 161,320
Posted By Rider2205
Nice bike! I thought you were pretty fast already...

Nice bike! I thought you were pretty fast already on your 250!
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,933
Posted By Rider2205
The ST1300 is a fine bike, and I test rode one a...

The ST1300 is a fine bike, and I test rode one a few years ago -- just before I stumbled across the 950 Adventure and was bitten and thoroughly infected with Orange Disease! +1 on how helpful this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,714
Posted By Rider2205
Leaving tomorrow to go riding in South Africa and...

Leaving tomorrow to go riding in South Africa and Botswana :clap

Look forward to joining up with you after I get back mid July.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 161,320
Posted By Rider2205
:thumb :lurk

:thumb :lurk
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-11-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5,930
Views: 280,702
Posted By Rider2205
Cheers Spong and welcome. I drift in and out of...

Cheers Spong and welcome. I drift in and out of the forum and am by no means the Welcome Wagon, but I can say it is a great resource and I have met a bunch of helpful, friendly, and interesting...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-11-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,930
Views: 280,702
Posted By Rider2205
A new project under way, Dr. Frankenstein? :D

A new project under way, Dr. Frankenstein? :D
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 51,076
Posted By Rider2205
Aurel and Marion, you are even nicer and more...

Aurel and Marion, you are even nicer and more interesting in person! It was a great pleasure meeting you last evening. Best of luck and safe travels!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5,930
Views: 280,702
Posted By Rider2205
In! Love their ride report and look forward to...

In! Love their ride report and look forward to meeting them! Anything they need while they are here?
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 51,076
Posted By Rider2205
Fantastic ride report, photos, narrative! Hope to...

Fantastic ride report, photos, narrative! Hope to meet up with you tomorrow night in DC.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,543
Posted By Rider2205
That was a great ride! Thanks EC for leading the...

That was a great ride! Thanks EC for leading the way and picking super roads. Great to meet everyone and look forward to riding with you again. Chip, nice job on the video!

Until next time,
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,930
Views: 280,702
Posted By Rider2205
Great ride today. Thanks Error Cooled for...

Great ride today. Thanks Error Cooled for leading the way on some great roads!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5,930
Views: 280,702
Posted By Rider2205
See you there!

See you there!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5,930
Views: 280,702
Posted By Rider2205
I'm in! I love that route. Where and when to meet?

I'm in! I love that route. Where and when to meet?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 161,320
Posted By Rider2205
Got the files - thank you so much!

Got the files - thank you so much!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 161,320
Posted By Rider2205
David - just got the clutch fixed on the KTM and...

David - just got the clutch fixed on the KTM and had a good long ride Saturday. Can't wait to see the results of your efforts. If you don't mind sending out another peek when you have a chance,...
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