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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 24,448
Posted By nick_t
i got the invite from the AL Cowboy. i'll do my...

i got the invite from the AL Cowboy. i'll do my best to make it up there after work on Wed. i need to meet more fellow dixie riders...:freaky


cheers!
nick
Forum: Racing 07-21-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By nick_t
sorry i missed the race, but i saw that black...

sorry i missed the race, but i saw that black Lamborgini tearing up the streets in Birmingham on Sunday. WICKED!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,017
Posted By nick_t
that's a pretty slick engineering idea -- the...

that's a pretty slick engineering idea -- the spokes don't even meet the rubber. nice!

of course, across the channel you've got the brits, using tubes in tubeless tires (yes, that is what the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 38,382
Posted By nick_t
someone said earlier that standing up makes the...

someone said earlier that standing up makes the cagers realize that there is a real PERSON on the bike, not a hunk of metal flying down the road.

i can't agree with this more.

to verify this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By nick_t
montgomery = flat country. boring. ...

montgomery = flat country.

boring. :norton:D:D:D

j/k -- hope you have a blast!!

cheers@!
nick
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By nick_t
too bad i missed it. i would have just liked to...

too bad i missed it. i would have just liked to see the course and cheer on some motos. have to catch it next year...

nick
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By nick_t
not much in the way of camping on this side of...

not much in the way of camping on this side of town. check out Tannehill State Park as well. Oak Mountain should be available on a weekday night.

I should clear off the area beside my house and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,619
Posted By nick_t
i just read Desert Solitaire and The Monkeywrench...

i just read Desert Solitaire and The Monkeywrench Gang for the first time. Great writing!!

jealous of your trip, here in dixieland...

thanks for the RR!!

nick
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,253
Posted By nick_t
really?? that's awesome, GSBS!! you got a...

really??

that's awesome, GSBS!! you got a publisher already?

go bama!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By nick_t
Bham craigslist is the dregs. not many people in...

Bham craigslist is the dregs. not many people in the area know about the wonders of craigslist yet. 'tis a pity.

if i were coming to town, i'd stay in either the Tutwiler or the Redmont...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,253
Posted By nick_t
i'm in birmingham, but from your avatar pic, i'd...

i'm in birmingham, but from your avatar pic, i'd guess you are in enterprise?

do you fly helicopters?? :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,216
Posted By nick_t
i hear ya, Cowboy. i have a minor debate...

i hear ya, Cowboy.

i have a minor debate in my head everytime i pull up to a building i need to visit. it's the worst here in downtown B'ham. half the cops I talk to say it's OK to park on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,107
Posted By nick_t
i haven't been up in Northwest AL on my bike, but...

i haven't been up in Northwest AL on my bike, but if you can make it over to the Bankhead National Forest, the road on the eastern side of the Sipsey Wilderness, State Hwy 33, is called the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,058
Posted By nick_t
where's that plant in Bessemer, DeBandi? ...

where's that plant in Bessemer, DeBandi?

it's not the one off Arkadelphia/78, right by the interestate, is it? I tried to get into that one, but got some bad vibes from the site.

and where...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By nick_t
bummer on no-interest. i was out in San...

bummer on no-interest.

i was out in San Diego on business all last week, and made it to the Anza-Borrego for one night of camping on Saturday night (the 9th). what an AMAZING place. i'm thinking...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-18-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,172
Posted By nick_t
as soon as i get a off-road capable machine, i...

as soon as i get a off-road capable machine, i will speak up more often.

lots of good dirt roads east of town, though. wouldn't be too hard to get covered in our famous red dirt...

good luck!...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By nick_t
awesome. thanks, Flintstoner. I think i see a...

awesome. thanks, Flintstoner. I think i see a Sport Chalet nearby the airport.

AdvRider rocks. :clap:rofl:clap

cheers!
nick
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By nick_t
Source for Camp Fuel around Anza-Borrego?

Hello all --

I'm flying in to San Diego on Saturday, Feb 9th, and immediately heading out to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good outdoor store or similar...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By nick_t
bump. i'll be out in San Diego in a couple...

bump.

i'll be out in San Diego in a couple weeks for a four day conference, and want to rent a bike for at least a day to go explore the Anza-Borrego area. Eagle Rider looks like the best (the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,797
Posted By nick_t
hells yeah to another Alabama report!! ...

hells yeah to another Alabama report!! :clap:clap:clap

rock and roll, my southern friends.

nick
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,999
Posted By nick_t
yeah! more Alabama REPRESENTIN'!! the guy...

yeah! more Alabama REPRESENTIN'!!

the guy who built the cross farm passed away a few years back, and his family is keeping up the legacy. the place looks very spooky, but they are nice people. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,859
Posted By nick_t
ahhhh....great to see Birmingham representin'! ...

ahhhh....great to see Birmingham representin'!

thanks for the write-up, deBandi. perhaps one day we could meet and talk a little about the mining history of the area?

have a great holiday!!
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-20-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,124
Posted By nick_t
bump for a nice RR in 'Bama. deBandi -- are...

bump for a nice RR in 'Bama.

deBandi -- are you aware of the Red Mountain Park project? we're opening an 1100 acre park in the middle of Birmingham, highlighting the mining history and cultural...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,691
Posted By nick_t
yep, i'm 6'2" here, and ride the Bonneville...

yep, i'm 6'2" here, and ride the Bonneville everyday. it may be slightly cramped, but i love it.

nick
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,217
Posted By nick_t
ha! i can't take long trips now, but in two...

ha! i can't take long trips now, but in two years the only debt i'll have is my mortgage, and working for the state means i get to retire on full benefits in 20 years, setting my retirement at the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,694
Posted By nick_t
orpheus, i've heard of your tank troubles on the...

orpheus, i've heard of your tank troubles on the TriumphRAT.net site. Glad to see it in action.

thanks for representing us British bikers.


cheers!
nick
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-08-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By nick_t
i'll attest to this one as well. nice...

i'll attest to this one as well. nice campground, close to a grocery store/civiliaztion if needed, and 276 is a great road.

if you're there on a Thursday, go up through Brevard and stop at the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,264
Posted By nick_t
i don't know, man....if you failed, consider that...

i don't know, man....if you failed, consider that a pretty good attempt!

here's to wishin my cubicle-bound butt was on a volcano in the mediterranean!!

all the best,
nick
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-01-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,301
Views: 2,469,717
Posted By nick_t
holy crap! i almost filled my waterbottle from...

holy crap! i almost filled my waterbottle from that fountain! i noticed the sign and told my friends to beware the fake drinking fountain.

we were on the way south from Callahan to San...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By nick_t
i work at an urban university, and my commute...

i work at an urban university, and my commute takes me straight through the main pedestrian thoroughfare.

too many cute college girls wiggling around on the sidewalk mean i plow into the nearest...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,871
Posted By nick_t
i did the same thing!! ...

i did the same thing!!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2234/1553174627_7ce4ff9f55.jpg

did i mention that almost all of the bikes in the museum run?
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,871
Posted By nick_t
gadget -- i have no doubt that they do. ...

gadget --

i have no doubt that they do. honestly, i've never stepped foot in the giftshop (i live within spittin distance of the actual bikes -- why buy a book?).

i'll be there again for...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,018
Posted By nick_t
nice trip. man, those rock formations out in...

nice trip. man, those rock formations out in utah are just insane. what a thrill to ride through 'em on a bike.

thanks for sharing.

nick
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,871
Posted By nick_t
i'm sure there are some Dakar bikes there (I...

i'm sure there are some Dakar bikes there (I can't remember them all), but there is not a dedicated off-road section. IIRC, the only well-defined areas in the museum are the military bikes, the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,985
Posted By nick_t
i used to work in the Pisgah National Forest...

i used to work in the Pisgah National Forest (Pisgah Ranger District) south of Asheville, and rode the BRP every day to get to our trailhead (i was on the trail crew, fixing your trails)

we were...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 159,128
Posted By nick_t
nice Che shirt! good timing. I hope you...

nice Che shirt! good timing.

I hope you have a great visit to the states, Chanderjeet. You're getting to do what a lot of us natives dream about.

If you come through Birmingham, AL, let me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,268
Posted By nick_t
long distance backpackers call it "Trail Magic"...

long distance backpackers call it "Trail Magic" -- when things are bleak, or your tired and wondering why you keep going, the skies open up and a rainbow appears above a waterfall. "Trail Magic"!!
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,833
Posted By nick_t
it's unfortunate and, in many ways, obscene, that...

it's unfortunate and, in many ways, obscene, that someone will plop $20K on a bike and let it sit unridden. i will never spend that much money on something and not wear it out in every way.

in...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,867
Posted By nick_t
i don't know much, but if i were looking for a...

i don't know much, but if i were looking for a new bike, i'd be looking for the same thing you are. we are very similar in physical size, and bike characteristic preference.

i'd buy the new...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,006
Views: 364,898
Posted By nick_t
when was that taken? and was it at/near DeSoto...

when was that taken? and was it at/near DeSoto park?? nice to see the colors turning after one helluva hot summer...

cheers!
nick
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