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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Shadow puppets

Shadow puppets
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I was actually pretty frustrated by the wind, but...

I was actually pretty frustrated by the wind, but it was a good ride all the way. I never go the easy way. I was getting nasty turbulence and 26-31 mpg on 64 and watching the fuel gauge...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Ramp-A-Roni Roll???

Ramp-A-Roni Roll???
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 05:57 AM
Replies: 33,204
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Good question. I should not have been on that...

Good question. I should not have been on that road loaded nor alone and I did both. I think I was embarrassed to cut off the dump truck only to find a blocked road. Without the pressure of being in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 03:09 AM
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Views: 47,486
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Good eye. I was not expecting to ever ride her...

Good eye. I was not expecting to ever ride her again but nothing had contact except crash bars, luggage and barkbusters. She was running and spinning the rear when I cut her off.


Sent from my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 07:03 PM
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Views: 47,486
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
My Ride to Laurel Fork 2015

I do not recall ever getting myself into so much trouble that I needed assistance. On the way to Laurel Fork I did. Ordinarily I think I would save myself the public embarrassment and keep this to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I bet he had a cold time. Hammock, DRZ... Good...

I bet he had a cold time. Hammock, DRZ... Good kid. I have yet to hear a complaint from him.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:54 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Not mad at all. Spilled my guts before I knew it....

Not mad at all. Spilled my guts before I knew it.
Thought I might owe you for my "couch" time. She was not upset at all. Just left her phone at home all day, but did not need it so didn't bother...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 33,204
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Ride to Laurel Fork 2015

I do not recall ever getting myself into so much trouble that I needed assistance. On the way to Laurel Fork I did. Ordinarily I think I would save myself the public embarrassment and keep this to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 12:58 PM
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Views: 47,486
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Don't ask me how I remembered that. I can't...

Don't ask me how I remembered that. I can't remember half of what I need to remember. I wish I could take the mental acuity I get while riding with me elsewhere.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 12:29 PM
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Views: 47,486
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I might have seen you on 250 just before 28. Red?...

I might have seen you on 250 just before 28. Red? With "Rough Country" across the top of the windshield maybe? And with a tall radiator guard thingy? Three or four adventure bikes just ahead of you?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I had a fun and eventful adventure and could not...

I had a fun and eventful adventure and could not get in touch with my wife and family Friday at our meal stops where I had wifi. It was making me anxious and I decided staying for two more days with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33,204
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Here are some teasers of my upcoming clip "Ride...

Here are some teasers of my upcoming clip "Ride to Laurel Fork 2015". As usual I am struggling with technical difficulties. I love electronics but they hate me. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 47,486
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Spring Frolic in the Forest (Laurel Fork) April 23-26 2015

Here are some teasers for my upcoming video clip "Ride to Laurel Fork 2015".


http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/26/ed4d18714d55f8b65d3e0df6b358c567.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2015, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Iceman, you can be my guinea pig anytime!:lol3

Iceman, you can be my guinea pig anytime!:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33,204
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Chuck, I am curious what time you made it...

Chuck,

I am curious what time you made it home. I rolled in at 3 after taking a 20 min stop outside Staunton to winter up for 64. How much time did you guys shave from the scenic route we took?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 47,486
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Hey! Thanks. We stopped just before the Staunton...

Hey! Thanks. We stopped just before the Staunton limits and I put a second thin layer on top under the heated liner and stuck toe warmers on my wet toes and retired the summer gloves for some vague...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33,204
Views: 2,027,242
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Scoot (Triumph and Moto Guzzi)

I like Scoot and everyone there. I bought a scooter from them a few years ago for the girlfriend who is now my wife. The scooter did not work out, but she and I are still scootin' along. I stopped in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33,204
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I think I managed to upload the same update...

I think I managed to upload the same update numerous times filling the memory. F'ing Garmin! I should have had the option to add 70 languages in text and spoken in 4 personalities each since it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33,204
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Made it to work somehow. Probably need to wake up...

Made it to work somehow. Probably need to wake up soon.:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 33,204
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Is the only way to get a Garmin device fully...

Is the only way to get a Garmin device fully updated to go a step at a time? And by step I mean download update to device, unhook from cpu, turn devie off, turn device on, turn device off, hook up to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
It is a 3-4 season camping trip for sure. Things...

It is a 3-4 season camping trip for sure. Things seems to be lining up for me. I still have to buy food, pack etc. but the other hurdles seem to be defeated.

Edit- Looks like I am riding out solo....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Dang. Now you have me second guessing myself. I...

Dang. Now you have me second guessing myself. I am abandoning both work and family who both need me. I need a mental health day or three like you wouldn't believe. My son who is three was going to go...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 09:21 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I should be heading to LF early Thursday but plan...

I should be heading to LF early Thursday but plan to take a lot of back roads and dirt to get there. No rush to get there. I just need some good riding time and some countryside to put me at ease....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33,204
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Glad you are "ok". A lot of luck went your way...

Glad you are "ok". A lot of luck went your way today. It is totally worth it to stop, backtrack if needed, and move those widow makers from the roads. They get really hard to spot soon when the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Yeah. Sometimes just dumping the tank, draining...

Yeah. Sometimes just dumping the tank, draining the carb and starting with some new fresh gas is all it takes. Old gas can run rough especially on a cold engine. I am lazy too and start with fresh...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33,204
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Valve check???

Valve check???
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33,204
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Look at the chair again. It has only two legs and...

Look at the chair again. It has only two legs and just waiting for a victim. Thanks for the tarp info. These were waiting on my front porch today but not going on until after LF. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I just saw this chair and immediately thought of...

I just saw this chair and immediately thought of Chuck

http://www.campmor.com/Product___46154

20% off one item at Campmor through 4-16. Code = REWARDS I am thinking of grabbing a Kelty Noah...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
is that polite ol' man slang for "my...

is that polite ol' man slang for "my grandbabydaddy"?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,007
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Tag ...

Tag
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/12/9fe5c4db482e1defc2a6f21a0c5782fa.jpg
When regular Billy is not enough sometimes you have to go around back. Urban legend has it that the odd circular...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,007
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Ga-Raab! ...

Ga-Raab!
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/12/8961773c1acaa5978d162e9ff0921937.jpg
Time to get pumped up! Old Atlas statue which once stood across the street at an upscale Spa. Horsepen south of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
yes and a decent amount with a crunchier feel...

yes and a decent amount with a crunchier feel than the original soft click of a few months ago. It is not a whole lot of play nor actually crunchy, but in reference to how it was at last check that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33,204
Views: 2,027,242
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
The 800 is getting a suspension upgrade sooner...

The 800 is getting a suspension upgrade sooner than expected and budgeted. After feeling some movement/knocking laying on the tank bag while crossing the 360 bridge into Tappahannock yesterday and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33,204
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/56725cca88...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/56725cca885deb6f8b0f54fbfa948dfd.jpg


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 33,204
Views: 2,027,242
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I rode east and picked up the va tag early this...

I rode east and picked up the va tag early this morning. Went to the Sunnybank ferry which was not in operation. Doubled back to the Merry Point ferry and caught a ride and made it home by lunch. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9,576
Views: 587,442
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Tag photo ...

Tag photo
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/668ca777cd541c1fff305828263e3d6e.jpg
At this Point it is not sunny, but it is Merry. And yes, another ferry.
NON tag photos...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 05:42 AM
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Views: 587,442
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Grab. Matthews county. ...

Grab. Matthews county.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/975b36b4d4c4ae751457a4c656542c44.jpg


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33,204
Views: 2,027,242
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Going to have to be very early as I have to be...

Going to have to be very early as I have to be home by lunch which I just found out is NOT at two. The Hatton Ferry does not open until April 18th. Looking into the other two or maybe a ride out to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33,204
Views: 2,027,242
Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Anyone up for a small ferry run tomorrow?...

Anyone up for a small ferry run tomorrow? Hatton's or the other two that are near each other out on the Northern Neck???
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