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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 03:15 AM
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Posted By BluRidgeRider
Weekend Ride - Lexington BBQ

I can include some dirt/gravel roads or not depending on who says they are in for the ride and what the overall consensus is for "some dirt/gravel" versus "all pavement". Either is fine with me.
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Is he a Harley guy? Numa

Is he a Harley guy?

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Weekend Ride - Lexington BBQ

Am thinking about planning a ride that will loop over back roads east of the Queen's City, through the Uwharrie National Forest on the east side of Baden Lake, up to Lexington for a BBQ lunch and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Joe was kind enough to loan his trailer to his...

Joe was kind enough to loan his trailer to his "friend who goes to Southern Maryland" one time when the friend wanted to transport a V-Strom.

This trailer pulls very nicely and it was easy to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-18-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Please pass along my thanks to your son for his...

Please pass along my thanks to your son for his service to our country. Our service men and women make possible our freedom to move about on two wheels at our leisure. That should not be taken for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
See you this evening. Numa

See you this evening.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Keep an eye out right here. The group is very...

Keep an eye out right here. The group is very good about posting ride dates and details.

And please join the group for one of our third Thursday's at Hawthorne's Pizza Uptown on 7th. The next...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I'm headed out of town this weekend, but will...

I'm headed out of town this weekend, but will catch up with you when I get back.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
If I make it tomorrow night -- still up in the...

If I make it tomorrow night -- still up in the air at this minute -- I will bring you a cigar. If either of us don't make it tomorrow we'll do it another time.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Congratulations on 38 years of marriage! Quite...

Congratulations on 38 years of marriage! Quite an accomplishment.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
From my Eighteen Years in the Making thread: ...

From my Eighteen Years in the Making thread:



It was a great time and well worth the wait! I became a grandfather a few weeks ago. The first time I got a chance to meet him, I asked my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By BluRidgeRider
It was a great time and well worth the wait! I...

It was a great time and well worth the wait! I became a grandfather a few weeks ago. The first time I got a chance to meet him, I asked my daughter and son-in-law for permission to teach him how to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Glad that you both were able to ride with us...

Glad that you both were able to ride with us yesterday. It was a great day of riding at a very nice pace. Hope you'll join us again soon.

I will be in touch to discuss getting together for that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
You are correct. I should have added, "give or...

You are correct. I should have added, "give or take a minute".

Numa
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-12-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 175,307
Posted By BluRidgeRider
My son (following) and me (leading) at Deals Gap...

My son (following) and me (leading) at Deals Gap on our first overnight motorcycle trip together.

http://i.imgur.com/7vC3FQT.jpg

For a full ride report on our trip, click on -- "Eighteen Years...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Fallston Meet Location

We will meet you at the intersection of Routes 182 & 18 -- northeast corner -- at 9:37 AM.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
We always encourage everyone to ride their own...

We always encourage everyone to ride their own pace. Don't want anyone riding over their head and getting hurt. On rides where we are moving at a sporting pace, the faster riders go to the front...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Hope that can join us. Don't succumb...

Hope that can join us.



Don't succumb to the wilds of Wisconsin. Safe travel back and hope to see you on the 17th at Hawthorne's.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Hope that both of you can join us. Numa

Hope that both of you can join us.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Yes; we will jump on I485 at Rt74 near Matthews...

Yes; we will jump on I485 at Rt74 near Matthews Fun Machines and will follow I485 to I85. See you at Johnson Rd.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Hope that your son and you can join us on Sunday....

Hope that your son and you can join us on Sunday. Those roads will be fun on your KLR and his DR.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Sunday, April 13 - Adventure Bike Ride

Koolranch is anxious to get his beautiful new KTM 1190 dirty for the first time, so we're planning on heading up to ride fire roads north of Morganton on Sunday. We will probably ride Table Rock Rd...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
That's a pretty view from up on Morrow Mountain! ...

That's a pretty view from up on Morrow Mountain! The last time I was up there, I saw a rattlesnake. It crawled across the road right in front of my V-Strom.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Augie and James: Sorry for the missed turn early...

Augie and James: Sorry for the missed turn early on and the closed gate at Sam's Knob.

Here are a couple more photos:

The bikes at Sam's Knob.

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

Curtis...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Wow! That's a beautiful bike. It even makes you...

Wow! That's a beautiful bike. It even makes you look younger.

Hopefully, next weekend will feature equally nice weather and schedules will permit a nice ride. Looking forward to seeing your...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Sorry, but some of the route we have planned for...

Sorry, but some of the route we have planned for tomorrow will involve dirt/gravel up in the mountains.

We will plan an all tarmac ride in the near future.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Sunday, April 6 Ride

Angie and I are planning to ride on Sunday. Meet at the usual place -- Bojangles at Bessemer City exit off I85 -- with kick stands up at 9:00 AM.

We don't have an exact route planned yet, but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,980
Views: 329,449
Posted By BluRidgeRider
SMIBville

"SMIB". Haven't heard that acronym for a while. I grew up in Chuck County; just north of Pax River.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Today's Ride

Larry (KLR650), Alan (DR650) and I (DL650), met in Bessemer City and rode out to Forest City where we met up with Loren (F650). Loren led us on a most excellent ride in the mountains west of Forest...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Sunday's Street Bike Ride

We will have a second meet location in Forest City at the McDonalds near the intersection of Routes 74 and 221A at 9:45 AM.

111 Wells Dr
Forest City, NC 28043

35.316964, -81.858083

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Street Bike Ride - Sunday, March 30th

The forecast calls for 2+ inches of rain tomorrow. Looks like Sunday will be the day to ride -- 62 degrees and only a 10% chance of rain.

Larry (Flasher), Loren (Opa) and I are planning to meet...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
That was a fun get together! And yes, thank you...

That was a fun get together! And yes, thank you Joe and Katoom for buying drinks for everyone.

Koolranch: Thanks for bringing out your sweet RD. Listening to you warm it up and pull out of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Thank you for making me the butt of your joke. ...

Thank you for making me the butt of your joke.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I did receive my certificate, license plate...

I did receive my certificate, license plate backer, patch and pin several weeks ago. I installed the license plate backer shortly after it arrived.

http://i.imgur.com/knl3tNw.jpg

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Takes me to the Cycle World web site. If you're...

Takes me to the Cycle World web site. If you're concerned, just Google "Honda CB1100 Deluxe" or go directly to the Cycle World site.

What kind of half-ass virus protection considers a motorcycle...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
New Honda CB1100 Deluxe

Dual exhausts, sixth gear ratio, bigger gas tank, retro stitched-seat cover, new instruments, beautiful red paint and other improvements. Check it out:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Hawthorne's Pizza

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening at Hawthorne's. Looks like we'll have good weather for riding to the meet location.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I do not have any Bokeh effect examples taken...

I do not have any Bokeh effect examples taken with my Fuji and it absolutely will not do everything your Nikon will do. But I do have plenty of examples of photographs I have taken with it (and its...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Insert and turn the key, press the starter button...

Insert and turn the key, press the starter button and ride. Add gas as necessary.

It's really quite simple!



DSLRs are wonderful, but they do take up a bunch of space. That's why I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 126,125
Posted By BluRidgeRider
My little Fuji F900EXR pocket camera does a...

My little Fuji F900EXR pocket camera does a pretty good job. Most all of those are "as shot", I.e. un-retouched. Three of the photos -- the two ice photos and the view "looking south on the west...
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