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Forum: Photos 07-01-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 578,091
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Technically it's the insurance company's bike,...

Technically it's the insurance company's bike, but it was mine last month when I took the picture.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/englishjr/DSC04093.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-28-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thanks, Sheldon. It's worth making the effort to...

Thanks, Sheldon. It's worth making the effort to get out there. If you've never been out west it's something you cannot comprehend from just seeing videos and photos. I don't believe there is...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Part 3 is up. This one contains the best of the...

Part 3 is up. This one contains the best of the best of the trip.

<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3wqSiAQKyeg" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 127,195
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Kevin, so sorry for your loss.

Kevin, so sorry for your loss.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Part 2 <iframe...

Part 2

<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/whx_vMIUazE" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-16-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Sooner or later I'll get a chance to download the...

Sooner or later I'll get a chance to download the actual route from the GPS and will post it out here.

I highly recommend it...except the deer part.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-15-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thanks. I'll start on making that real soon.

Thanks. I'll start on making that real soon.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-15-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Working my way through the videos I shot. Going...

Working my way through the videos I shot. Going to take several parts to get through all of it. Finished part 1 yesterday.

<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Tsln6Gg4SMs"...
Forum: Photos 06-11-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 578,091
Posted By Dirt_Dad
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/englishjr...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/englishjr/DSC04088.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/englishjr/media/DSC04088.jpg.html)

Wife's bike and mine. Makes this shot good on many levels.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-09-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thanks...we had a nice ride through your beloved...

Thanks...we had a nice ride through your beloved Kentucky. Never realized how wide your state is. Took most all the day to get through it.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-08-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thanks, guys. It will be a hard trip to top. ...

Thanks, guys. It will be a hard trip to top.





As long as you do CO, WY, MT, and SD you'll see the best of what we saw. Don't miss Bear Tooth.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
The answer is at the bottom of this report: ...

The answer is at the bottom of this report: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1071170
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-07-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Day 15: Souix Falls, SD to Uhaul Conditions: ...

Day 15: Souix Falls, SD to Uhaul
Conditions: cold and foggy, becoming partially clear
Ending mileage: 5222

Foggy and quite chilly. Speed limit has slowed to 70mph and the fog through...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-07-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Day 11: Jakson Hole, WY to Island Park, ID ...

Day 11: Jakson Hole, WY to Island Park, ID
Conditions: Cold and cloud covered in the morning. Breaking out into a beautiful day
Miles: GPS mileage: 3891

Morning was cloudy heading to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-07-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Day 8: Colorado Sprngs to Estes Park, CO ...

Day 8: Colorado Sprngs to Estes Park, CO
Conditions: warmest day with temps into the low 70sl
Miles: no longer tracking: GPS mileage: 2949

Ride up to Mt. Evans, but it is closed due to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-07-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Day 5: Durango, CO to Rifle, CO Conditions: ...

Day 5: Durango, CO to Rifle, CO
Conditions: Sunny to start, then rain and lightening
Miles: 301

Million Dollar highway: Spectacular! Amazing views. Nice weather this morning. Walking...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-07-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Big Loop - VA to NM,CO,UT,ID,WY,MT to DEER

This all started when we (wife, daughter, me) were watching the Colorado episode of Aerial America. It was fascinating, and by they time they were showing the giant swing out over the canyon my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I'm working on a ride report. When I get it...

I'm working on a ride report. When I get it finished I'll give you a link. I don't want to hijack the Romney thread.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 127,195
Posted By Dirt_Dad
So sad to hear the news. Sincere condolences.

So sad to hear the news. Sincere condolences.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Hi all, I had the chance to stop at Romney today...

Hi all, I had the chance to stop at Romney today to drop off my slightly wrecked Tenere (long story) and talk to Kevin (owner). He told me how the school was very pleased to have the opportunity to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-29-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Hi guys, I'm away from the computer most of the...

Hi guys, I'm away from the computer most of the time for the next week or two. But Heather did send a photo to go with the news and wanted everyone to see it.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Interesting idea. Something definitely worth...

Interesting idea. Something definitely worth exploring.

We already know we're going to put out the call for volunteers to work the event at the dealership next year. It's grown to the point that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Greatt RR. Glad to hear you're planning a return...

Greatt RR. Glad to hear you're planning a return visit. Me too. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I've tried to think of the best way to express...

I've tried to think of the best way to express the tremendous growth in donations directly from the riders. I'm a visual guy, so this helped me understand just what was accomplished.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-12-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
fyi... I know everyone is wondering, what did we...

fyi... I know everyone is wondering, what did we collect for the school?

The accountants are tabulating away in the back room. Will have the numbers soon.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-10-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Thanks, Rudderfeet. It does help. I know...

Thanks, Rudderfeet. It does help. I know everyone involved wants this event to continue to improve every year.

I'll make sure Romney gets your comments.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I don't think I've ever taken so few pictures for...

I don't think I've ever taken so few pictures for a 4 day ride. Had to grab some from the video.

Friday
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/englishjr/20150501_115427.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Where to begin? What a great event! Full of the...

Where to begin? What a great event! Full of the awesome members of the best motorcycle community around. That is not hyperbole. Repeatedly during the weekend I heard Larry say with some amazement...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Back home. Thanks to everyone who came to...

Back home.

Thanks to everyone who came to make this the biggest and best Camp N Ride event yet.

I won't have a chance to wrap thing up from my perspective this evening, but will get something...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I like the looks of that one, too. But only...

I like the looks of that one, too. But only Suzuki brought bikes this year. Big tractor trailer right out the front door.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Pretty good group growing already. Rode by the...

Pretty good group growing already. Rode by the Koolwink and there are a number of bikes out front.

I have one update to the bikes available for riding this time. The Suzuki truck is already...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I'll be heading over to Romney shortly. I should...

I'll be heading over to Romney shortly. I should be there by mid-afternoon. Don't expect to be posting much of anything until Sunday. A few parting thoughts...

If you have not printed your ICE...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
For those arriving early and watching the...

For those arriving early and watching the weather, I heard from Romney today. They are installing a 20x40 tent on Thursday morning. So if there is rain, there is still a place to be dry and relax...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
A few final thoughts as we all get ready to roll....

A few final thoughts as we all get ready to roll.

If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to read the Welcome document here: Welcome document link...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Arrival Information ...

Arrival Information

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc294/englishjr/2015_Romney_1.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/englishjr/media/2015_Romney_1.jpg.html)

Considering how this event has...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Rt72 and River are parallel to each other. Rt72...

Rt72 and River are parallel to each other. Rt72 is the amazingly twisty road up the hill from River, which runs....along the river. River is only reachable by Rt72.

Rt72 is a scenic road, not a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I was thinking about your situation. If you...

I was thinking about your situation. If you really want to do that route, there is a parking lot/boat ramp on Mt Storm Lake, right next to the power plant. That would be a pretty good place to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
Okay, we're about a week away from kicking off...

Okay, we're about a week away from kicking off the party. There are a couple of questions out to Romney right now, then Wreckchecker and I will start getting out the final per-arrival info. But...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I do want to highlight that the route you are...

I do want to highlight that the route you are looking at neither starts nor ends near Romeny. You can probably add another 75+ miles round trip to that 114 miles for that particular route. I only...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 28,559
Posted By Dirt_Dad
I agree, I believe there is going to be a pretty...

I agree, I believe there is going to be a pretty good number of people arriving on Thursday. I'm planning to be there mid to late afternoon Thursday. I'm not sure what ride I'll be doing on Friday,...
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