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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 806,604
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
CB1100 not to be continued in US?

Been searching for a new bike and stumbled upon the CB100, Hondas' well kept secret. Yep, think it's the one for me.

Just read - final year of importation for the US market? Found that tidbit on...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 677
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Enjoy the ride west until you gotta turn back....

Enjoy the ride west until you gotta turn back. Too many destinations between you and Yosemite to see them all.
Forum: Americas 05-23-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
http://ncdistillersassociation.org NC...

http://ncdistillersassociation.org NC distillers association. Been working my way through the list.
http://virginianwhiskeys.com

In Galax VA (heart of some fantastic riding) there is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,988
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
See a large number of used large displacement...

See a large number of used large displacement cruiser style bikes listed on CL. Never been a fan of them but since a lot are the UJM brand I figure they are dependable.
Quite a few older mid mileage...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-20-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Mouth of Wilson Fries. Ivanhoe Draper ...

Mouth of Wilson
Fries.
Ivanhoe
Draper
Cripple Creek
Foster Falls
Indian Valley
Kibler Valley
Creek bBottom Brews on truck route 89 in Galax (beer and pizza break)
Mt Rogers
Forum: Americas 05-20-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
So many places to camp along the BRP you can't...

So many places to camp along the BRP you can't count them all. Generally at least one campground every 15 minutes or so.
Don't worry, just ride and enjoy. Many places about 150 feet off the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
You have an adequate budget to buy a good used...

You have an adequate budget to buy a good used bike. I'd suggest a mainstream (non-exotic) make simply for the availability of parts and service anywhere.See how many you can ride, sit on the others...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,845
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Buries Garden VA, forest service road has small...

Buries Garden VA, forest service road has small campground.
Grayson Highlands State Park.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Floyd VA is definitely worth a visit, especially...

Floyd VA is definitely worth a visit, especially if you can hit it on Friday night for the street music scene. Hotel Floyd quite a nice place, very mainstream. Floyd is a funky town worth visiting...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Been wearing aTriumph vented jacket for 11 years...

Been wearing aTriumph vented jacket for 11 years now, no problems. Can't justify replacing it because it's still in perfect shape. Good armor, good pockets.
Also wear a 3/4 length coat with liner...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Please explain. Test rode the XRx today and...

Please explain. Test rode the XRx today and contemplating purchasing this week.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Agree that the BRP is far more scenic the closer...

Agree that the BRP is far more scenic the closer you get to the southern end. Tough to make it that far in your timeframe though. I'm guessing that you want to reward yourself with a couple of fun...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Inn at Orcharg Gap, Fancy Gap VA. Volunteer Gap...

Inn at Orcharg Gap, Fancy Gap VA.
Volunteer Gap Inns and Cabins
Ambrosia Farm B&B Floyd VA. (Great area to visit for music on Friday nights)
Primland - if price is no object

All of these in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,452
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Same dilemma here. Retired a few years ago at...

Same dilemma here.
Retired a few years ago at 58 to spend more time riding, currently have a sidecar rig and an R1200GS. Sidecar rig is a blast, use it as my country roads cruiser and grocery...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5,100
Views: 847,711
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Charleston SC kid wanting ride.

http://charleston.craigslist.org/mcy/5010665503.html
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
How many people? What ages? What do you want to...

How many people? What ages? What do you want to do? If you're from the larger cities don't go too rural on your first visit - stores hard to find and there are no restaurants. Day trips to some of...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
BRP long slow winding road. Great restaurant at...

BRP long slow winding road. Great restaurant at Chateau Morrisette (MM171). Blue Ridge Music Center (mm213) good picnic stop and walk area. Mabry Mill (MM176?) has restaurant and scenic attraction,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Deals Gap is a destination point complete with...

Deals Gap is a destination point complete with bragging rights, T shirts, and merit badges. Go to get bragging rights like everyone else who then suggest other better areas. Weather is great this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Visit Floyd, especially on Friday night. Fifteen...

Visit Floyd, especially on Friday night. Fifteen minutes from BRP.
Plenty of dining and entertainment options within walking distance.
Nice place. Great riding nearby. For the mile marker area you...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Willville very popular, good place. Camp there....

Willville very popular, good place. Camp there. Cabins near Galax - kinda nasty these days, been for sale for a while. Try Lonesome Pine cabins in Fancy Gap. Plenty of other places in the area....
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
81 comes down south from Harrisburg PA while 77...

81 comes down south from Harrisburg PA while 77 comes down thru Ohio (with 79 sandwiched in the middle), they meet up in VA for a while, very heavily patrolled in VA. Have run both of them when...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
BRP is a great road, I suggest using it as a...

BRP is a great road, I suggest using it as a gateway to explore the region although it is a very good way to travel through.Abundant camping and plenty of very cheap cabins.Use it to get to the...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,045
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Why go on a trip together that the both of you...

Why go on a trip together that the both of you won't enjoy? If you truly want her to enjoy motorcycling as much as you do take take a trip in better weather.
Cancel this one.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Fun route, ridden the roads many times but was...

Fun route, ridden the roads many times but was never really trying to get anywhere on a specific day.

Yeah, beats the BRP if you have twitchy wrist syndrome.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,479
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Finally a tag game worth playing.

Finally a tag game worth playing.
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Heading west from Morehead City(Beaufort NC one...

Heading west from Morehead City(Beaufort NC one of my favorites) to Dragon area I'm guessing you'll head towards Asheville, if so add 15 minutes to your trip by taking Hwy 64 around Raleigh, the...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,010
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Both of the mentioned campgrounds cater to...

Both of the mentioned campgrounds cater to motorcyclists rather than school groups. Both are excellent places to spend the night with a like minded crowd. No similarity to downtown Daytona during...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
More wineries than you can count in the Niagara...

More wineries than you can count in the Niagara area, good place for brownie points with the ladies. Niagara on the Lake a tourist magnet - spend the night if you can in one of the B&B's, pleasant...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Wander up Hwy 16 from 421 / Wilesboro area into...

Wander up Hwy 16 from 421 / Wilesboro area into WVA then explore some. Section of 16 in the Tazewell / Hungry Mothers region lots of fun. New River Gorge area of WVA has good roads without a lot of...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,010
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
I live on the parkway and somehow or other seem...

I live on the parkway and somehow or other seem to ride it kinda frequently. In the summer bikes outnumber cars at least three to one.
Yes, they do enforce speed limits that are frustratingly slow....
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Heading south from Shenandoah area will let you...

Heading south from Shenandoah area will let you cruise thru rural Virginia, good riding and scenic but forces you through the populated urban belt of NC. Even the super slabs get ugly and frustrating...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Spring means really weird weather - like sunburn,...

Spring means really weird weather - like sunburn, tornados, and snow in the same day. March mighty iffy in the middle portions of your ride, northern portion you know about. Southern portion good....
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
A good way to enjoy the scenery is to stop and...

A good way to enjoy the scenery is to stop and look at it, fill up then.

On a motorcycle trip you know you can't bring everything - unless you tow your bike - and fuel is readily available along...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Visitvirginiamountains.com has some regional info...

Visitvirginiamountains.com has some regional info and maps of decent rides.
Outer banks are nice, total elevation change east of Raleigh NC for 150 miles is 8 feet. Section of OB from Pea Island...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,762
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Sika makes an epoxy caulk that prevents cracks...

Sika makes an epoxy caulk that prevents cracks from worsening.
I'd suggest sealing the seams around the house with a caulking - Sikadur or Sikaflex - to prevent water from pooling under slab. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,476
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Sidecar rig or Can-Am.

Sidecar rig or Can-Am.
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,675
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
My Ural Retro was 62.5", used a big box store 60"...

My Ural Retro was 62.5", used a big box store 60" trailer with low sides and two 2x6's under sidecar to raise for clearance to transport recently. Pain in the butt - 40 minutes to load and cut more...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Yes to Wheels through Time. Find Hwy 16 and...

Yes to Wheels through Time.
Find Hwy 16 and Hungry Mothers State Park in VA (Tazewell) on a map. If you don't want to travel the fast straight road then enjoy this area. Burkes Garden too.
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,744
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Asheville is great. Good food and excellent...

Asheville is great. Good food and excellent micro-brewery scene. Girlfriend would love Grove Park Inn but don't "find" it until you are almost ready to leave. Asheville is fun place. Yes to Wheels...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By 4PawsHacienda
Well I have an unusual suggestion of a place to...

Well I have an unusual suggestion of a place to stop. Ride the BRP and get off to visit an amazing private museum in Woodlawn (Galax area) VA. Located in the back of a clothing store called Harmons...
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