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Forum: Trip Planning 05-10-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 36,545
Posted By Rave
Interesting...

Just found this thread and thought I'd share a few random thoughts. Take them for what they're worth (not a darn penny)... and not trying to offend anyone here or start a flame war...just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,915
Posted By Rave
Sounds good but maybe too late. I'm leaving the...

Sounds good but maybe too late. I'm leaving the area permanently in two weeks, and I'm solo with my 6 year old until then. If I can get a babysitter lined up before that, I'll shoot you a PM.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,915
Posted By Rave
Tried heading up Daniel but forward progress was...

Tried heading up Daniel but forward progress was halted by the sludge.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/27/d538ae4737a580d55fd2f76e862b4ea6.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,915
Posted By Rave
Made it out there today. Wasn't chewed up but it...

Made it out there today. Wasn't chewed up but it was way too muddy for me to do anything. This was on Dickey Bell. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/27/cc3e52cb7177f963deae3a9de4e30689.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 80,784
Posted By Rave
Tales from East TN

Fact Kray. You speak fact.

It almost seems that this is what ADVrider has become/hosts. Check out any of the other regional forums and threads and the commentary is the same as you reference....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Rave
DuPont state forest near Brevard had great bike...

DuPont state forest near Brevard had great bike trails of varying difficulty. I don t know if it's a "can't miss", but it's a lot of fun. There are copious forest service roads that would take you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13,237
Views: 718,920
Posted By Rave
~

A friend passed this along to me, and it may work for you. I've only ridden a few parts of it, so I'm not much of a help on describing it to you. Hope it helps some.

Good luck.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-07-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,189
Posted By Rave
Hey man, glad to see your eagerness in getting...

Hey man, glad to see your eagerness in getting people to ride. I might offer a few pointers, as I see you're pretty new to ADVrider and this thread (but obviously not to riding because you got a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rave
The smooth factor is what you'll grow to like the...

The smooth factor is what you'll grow to like the most and it's what will get you. Be careful- you'll get so comfortable being stable and controlled at speed that you'll look down and forget your...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Rave
Food?

Your ride looks good for their skill level. Like MossyCreek said, you could be riding all day. I don't recall any significant (or good) food options on your path once you leave Cosby. I think you'll...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By Rave
Thanks for the detailed write up. Been wondering...

Thanks for the detailed write up. Been wondering about this product.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Rave
If you have time, check out my track I made. The...

If you have time, check out my track I made. The middle half of it lays out a lot of what is described above including hwy 32 and some neat trails nearby. All of it is day trip or two. The file can...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-19-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rave
That makes a lot more sense. I was researching...

That makes a lot more sense. I was researching hard trying to figure it out, and I could only find splash dams from the early 1900s. They were all over up in that area, but mostly made from wood. Lit...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 80,784
Posted By Rave
GPX files

Hey folks, long time lurker here. I created a thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1030465) that may be helpful to some of you for planning local rides. I've got a lot of work to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,359
Posted By Rave
New Route

Thanks for this thread. This has been helpful.

If you all are interested, I've created a route in the area that maps out some of these trails here...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-13-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rave
Dandridge, TN to Mountain Trails & Twisties

Dandridge to Mountain Trails & Twisties Planning Notes
(printable version here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/11WcSt0AbGX-nRfxRQv_2Jw9UgEQQ4fKzJQi9gaDFcLM/edit?usp=sharing))

**I keep having...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-15-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 35,820
Posted By Rave
You sir make us fellow GSers proud. Can't wait to...

You sir make us fellow GSers proud. Can't wait to read the ride report. Looks like the water level was right at the intake.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 09-29-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 35,820
Posted By Rave
Well said my friend. Pics look good, and it looks...

Well said my friend. Pics look good, and it looks like you've got a great crew to ride with. I can't wait to ride that next spring. Keep the pics coming and have a safe ride.

Nathan Rave
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-02-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,189
Posted By Rave
~A temporary solution

Here's a temporary solution for those still wanting to get out there but have reached an end pass with the current situation (it is what it is for now). A number of you have PM'd me, and so I thought...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 08-02-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 35,820
Posted By Rave
Thanks

Thanks for creating this and keeping it going. Looks like my dad and I are probably going to run this next spring.

Nathan Rave
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,189
Posted By Rave
Why not post publicly on ADVrider?

So, why exactly can't the BRT be publicly shared on ADVrider? (Yeah, yeah, I get that David said....... and I've respected his request as well). I'm just saying that, from this point forward, it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,189
Posted By Rave
Try MotionX GPS. Predownload the topo maps before...

Try MotionX GPS. Predownload the topo maps before you leave home (free). The app can also broadcast your position/updates to a distro list once it touches a cell tower. Not a bad idea if you're...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,189
Posted By Rave
Good luck then. I took my GS on the trail last...

Good luck then. I took my GS on the trail last year and it was definitely an adventure. I recommend you read my post on the trail and some of the comments/photos by A.M.E. subsequent to my post. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Rave
Iron mountain trail. Starts in downtown damascus...

Iron mountain trail. Starts in downtown damascus here: Dropped Pin
near Appalachian Trail, Damascus, VA 24236
http://goo.gl/maps/ZveEx


Get google maps zoomed in and you can follow the trail...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,679
Posted By Rave
Agreed. My first motorcycle tire change was a set...

Agreed. My first motorcycle tire change was a set of K60s on a 1200GS. Used three basic tire irons, soapy water, and some elbow grease. The whole tire change process took about 1 & 1/2 hours with...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 10-11-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,499
Sticky: Tet
Views: 157,891
Posted By Rave
Got the PDF. Thanks.

Got the PDF. Thanks.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 10-11-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,275
Sticky: TetS
Views: 122,695
Posted By Rave
Got the PDF. Thanks.

Got the PDF. Thanks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,304
Posted By Rave
Great ride report man and great video as well. I...

Great ride report man and great video as well. I did watch most of it. I appreciate the comments about the "GS rider". We had it a little better when we rode through, as the last rain was a day...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,189
Posted By Rave
Ride MTRA, put the "adventure" in 990 Adventure...

Ride MTRA, put the "adventure" in 990 Adventure and get that orange beast nasty:evil It won't be practical or prudent which is exactly why you should do it.



BOIKE333, I think I'll be headed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,189
Posted By Rave
[QUOTE=NitroRoo;22064789]Some fantastic pictures...

[QUOTE=NitroRoo;22064789]Some fantastic pictures and stories being posted! Thanks to everyone who took the time to share.

Some friends and I...

NitroRoo,

I frequently trailer my bike up to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,189
Posted By Rave
[QUOTE=Am.E;22049662]Ok, here are a few pics, and...

[QUOTE=Am.E;22049662]Ok, here are a few pics, and my attempt at a write-up starts here:

http://amytracker.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/blue-ridge-trail-damascus-to-460-day-1/
Am.E,

Read your ride...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-06-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,189
Posted By Rave
Starbucks

Well, my ego is certainly on high. Never has a BMW rider on ADVrider enjoyed so much positive commentary. Let's keep the post around for another week and see what happens:huh And for the record, I'm...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-29-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By Rave
High Country Motorcycle camp-...

High Country Motorcycle camp- http://www.highcountrymotorcyclecamp.com/

Fancy Gap Cabins and Campground-...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 1,191,682
Posted By Rave
Many thanks for the wisdom. I had to reread your...

Many thanks for the wisdom. I had to reread your post a few times to fully commit it to the hard drive, and then it hit me, "Oh yeah, that makes sense". I used to have a HobieCat sailboat and the...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 1,191,682
Posted By Rave
Thanks DiscoDino. That's definitely a good...

Thanks DiscoDino. That's definitely a good pointer, and I'll definitely keep that mind next time I break this out of the toolkit. In retrospect, it looks so obvious. We were in somewhat of a rush, so...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 1,191,682
Posted By Rave
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/16/juzu3ymu.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/16/juzu3ymu.jpg
For what it's worth to the group, A friend and I both carry similar z-drag/pulley setups on our bikes as part of our toolkit (this is a toolkit thread...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,189
Posted By Rave
Got the files

Error Cooled,

Thanks for the files. I'm hoping to run the trail soon and get some pics up.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9,554
Views: 1,434,256
Posted By Rave
More on the 39 tooth

I would definitely recommend to anyone considering a sprocket change to opt for the 42 rear or 16 front. I just put a 39 on the back of my 200, and it has pretty much limited it to a highway bike....
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9,554
Views: 1,434,256
Posted By Rave
2005 Dr 200

Here's my 2005 DR-200. It's ran great and taken a few beatings to say the least. I added to it, of course, and the mods have served me well. Thanks to all of the others in the thread who have posted...
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