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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
If anyone is looking for an excuse to ride this...

If anyone is looking for an excuse to ride this season, the GLMC Grand Tour kicks off next week. This will be my 7th GT - even with a deployment in 2011-2012 I managed to get my points in!
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By StarWolve
This will be #7 for me. I finished in 5th place...

This will be #7 for me. I finished in 5th place back in 2009. This will be my Dad's 3rd GT - it's a great excuse to get out and ride!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
I'm still available to ride Sunday. If no one...

I'm still available to ride Sunday. If no one plans anything else, I might just ride the trails around the Mt Holly dam on the DRZ for a couple hours. (Dirt bike only - definitely not a big bike...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Looks nice! I've been researching those as an...

Looks nice! I've been researching those as an eventual DRZ replacement as well - but I still have a lot to learn before I need to upgrade from the DRZ.

What's the maintenance like on those? The...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
And I do love those roads. TKC's are going on.

And I do love those roads. TKC's are going on.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
I'm okay with whatever duration we go with - just...

I'm okay with whatever duration we go with - just let me know if we're hitting dirt so I can put the knobbies on. I need to do my spring service on the Uly Saturday, so it'll be easy to swap them out...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
I'd be up for a ride Sunday. If we're doing...

I'd be up for a ride Sunday. If we're doing mostly asphalt, I'll leave the scorpion trails on. Let me know if we're hitting dirt and I'll mount the TKC's.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Had the DRZ out yesterday. Explored some trails...

Had the DRZ out yesterday. Explored some trails around Mt Holly. There's some nice riding, but would be way more if it wasn't "posted" or had "no trespassing" signs....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
That's why she's on the 250. I'm pretty sure I'm...

That's why she's on the 250. I'm pretty sure I'm can outrun it on my pedal-powered roadie!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
My girl is taking the MSF course this weekend. I...

My girl is taking the MSF course this weekend. I guess I need to register the Virago 250 for her now...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 993,649
Posted By StarWolve
I have 2 sets of wheels, with Scorpion trails as...

I have 2 sets of wheels, with Scorpion trails as my street tires. The tkc's are noticeably rougher on the highways, but are still stable at speed. I've run mountain twisty roads with them, just...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 993,649
Posted By StarWolve
Some pics. Since I picked up a DRZ400, my Uly...

Some pics. Since I picked up a DRZ400, my Uly hasn't really been on the dirt much. Still, it's the most ridden bike in the stable. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Already called them. Nothing that large. I'm...

Already called them. Nothing that large. I'm probably going to have to weld two 6' tables together.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Sure. Started the last of the paint yesterday. ...

Sure. Started the last of the paint yesterday. Probably another 4 weeks to paint and settle everything, but it's coming along. Also - if anyone knows where Ivan find a 12' stainless steel table to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Not as often as I should. Both of my MTB's need a...

Not as often as I should. Both of my MTB's need a tune up from sitting for a couple years. My roadie gets used a couple times a month in the summer, but I prefer to run instead of pedal for my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Warn Zeon 10 Synthetic. I figure it might be...

Warn Zeon 10 Synthetic. I figure it might be handy to have on ADV rides too - if I end up trailering the DRZ somewhere, we would have the Jeep for recovery.

JCR does 7% off for a military...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Mines a two "car" garage - but you'll probably...

Mines a two "car" garage - but you'll probably never see a car parked in it. Full of 2 wheeled toys instead.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/12/ec90a4f827a66679cb2b017839f143ab.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Just ordered a winch for mine. JCR Vanguard...

Just ordered a winch for mine. JCR Vanguard bumpers are next. I also picked up a lifetime warranty - planning to keep it for a long time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
I'd like to ride Sunday - not sure where, but I'd...

I'd like to ride Sunday - not sure where, but I'd like to stay close so I can get some other work done. I finally finished painting the workbench frame in the garage, so I'd like to put in some time...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-07-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
What type of trip/riding? My options are the...

What type of trip/riding? My options are the Buell Ulysses (easy to carry lots of gear, sucks on anything more than fireroads) or DRZ400 (much better off-road, seat is uncomfortable and limited...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Charlotte: Ride Planning, 3rd Thursday Pizza-Meet and General Hooliganism

I have gerbing glove liners, jacket liner, and heated grips. Comfy down to 20 degrees so far, with a mesh jacket over it.


If it's too cold to get a decent ride in on Sunday, I'll be in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
That was Chris. He broke a chain shortly after...

That was Chris. He broke a chain shortly after that and had to call his wife to pick him up in the truck.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Sorry about the ride - it got a little easier in...

Sorry about the ride - it got a little easier in the higher elevations, but then real hard again on some other sections. My DRZ took a few naps, but only really got hung up on one log crossing the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Little bike. Some deep ruts, mud, etc. single...

Little bike. Some deep ruts, mud, etc. single track and trails.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Location to link up has changed. Berry hill...

Location to link up has changed. Berry hill school at noon.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-29-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Charlotte: Ride Planning, 3rd Thursday Pizza-Meet and General Hooliganism

I don't think that the locals were too worried about it, but I'll be more discrete in the future. As far as I know, none of the trails were posted, and there's s lot of guys in the area who keep...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-29-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Saturday ride: Airport Trails Rally point:...

Saturday ride: Airport Trails
Rally point: Dixie Grill and Grocery, 9115 Dixie River Road, Charlotte, NC 28278 (tentative - subject to change)
Time: 12:00, Saturday, January 31st
Vehicles: Dirt...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Charlotte: Ride Planning, 3rd Thursday Pizza-Meet and General Hooliganism

There was one guy on a blue and white DRZ.

Broke in my DRZ - she's not so clean anymore!
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/847fb812442c9426ecf97c7e407e50f1.jpg
Videos to follow later.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Link up is Dixie Grill around noon, if anyone is...

Link up is Dixie Grill around noon, if anyone is looking for a last minute ride today. Dual sports, probably hitting the airport trails.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Mine is still a daily driver, but I'm hoping to...

Mine is still a daily driver, but I'm hoping to lift it 2.5" and add a winch this year. Rebuilding my 5x8' trailer too, so that the whole setup will be a good "base camp / recovery vehicle" for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
The plan right now is to explore around Long...

The plan right now is to explore around Long Creek. Hopefully I can find some decent trails locally. I know there's lots of guys on atv's around here, so it's just a matter of finding the trails.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
If no one else wanted to go, I was just going to...

If no one else wanted to go, I was just going to explore around the long creek / Shuffletown area. I don't know where to access the airport trails, but I'd like to get there eventually.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/22/21db052...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/22/21db052bff24961622fca57a4f4d4864.jpg
A little meatier than the stock trail wings.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
If 485 was done, that'd be nice... I'm near...

If 485 was done, that'd be nice...

I'm near huntersville. Was hoping to explore near the airport but willing to travel a bit. I'm still a rookie on dirt, so hoping to take it easy and get some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Work cancelled my Sunday "DR Exercise" so I'm...

Work cancelled my Sunday "DR Exercise" so I'm planning to make the day a "D R exerciZe" day. (See what I did there?!)

Planning to mount some knobbies and find some local trails around Charlotte...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Charlotte: Ride Planning, 3rd Thursday Pizza-Meet and General Hooliganism

Me too.

I'm not always able to go (Army reserves takes a lot of my weekends) but I will go whenever I can. My goal this year is work on off-road skills and the DRZ is ready to go. Let me know...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Wasn't me - I take Mt Holly/Huntersville and Old...

Wasn't me - I take Mt Holly/Huntersville and Old Statesville rd to avoid 77 North on my way to Davidson. But the DRZ is yellow (and Blue - for now. Changing some pieces and recovering the seat to go...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/15/2069a4f...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/15/2069a4f9273d20b7f7524dc1f9fcef01.jpg

Cold ride into work this morning. That's frost on my jacket from riding through fog. No heated grips on the DRZ,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Charlotte: Ride Planning, 3rd Thursday Pizza-Meet and General Hooliganism

If anyone wants to meet to ride in tomorrow, I'll be leaving Davidson around 17:30 (5:30 PM for you civilians types!) and taking 77 most of the way. Riding the DRZ, most likely.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 281,428
Posted By StarWolve
Charlotte: Ride Planning, 3rd Thursday Pizza-Meet and General Hooliganism

Wow - that's a great price for a carbon helmet - a little flashy on the colors, though! (Hopefully the 2014 solid colors go on sale soon). I might be picking up one of those up if I don't see...
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