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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,945
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Posted By BluRidgeRider
Merry Christmas from Chesapeake, Virginia! Be...

Merry Christmas from Chesapeake, Virginia! Be safe and have fun.

Numa
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-21-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 55,477
Posted By BluRidgeRider
My 2013 KLR650. ...

My 2013 KLR650.

http://i.imgur.com/8ycvmmT.jpg (http://imgur.com/8ycvmmT)

Numa
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Suzuki DR650 http://i.imgur.com/r18BTjK.jpg...

Suzuki DR650

http://i.imgur.com/r18BTjK.jpg (http://imgur.com/r18BTjK)

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Looking forward to seeing everybody tomorrow...

Looking forward to seeing everybody tomorrow night!

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
We need to schedule a ride to cover the route you...

We need to schedule a ride to cover the route you worked on with Sam.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Welcome to Charlotte! WE MEET-UP ON THE...

Welcome to Charlotte!

WE MEET-UP ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT HAWTHORNE'S (1701 E. 7th ST). AROUND 6 PM FOR MOST FOLKS BUT SHOW UP WHEN YOU CAN! THE NEXT MEET IS THIS THURSDAY, DEC....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Today's route took us up NC80 outside of Marion,...

Today's route took us up NC80 outside of Marion, we crossed over the Eastern Continental Divide and then headed up to Micaville. From there, we traversed a pretty gnarly and narrow paved road and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,608
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Spent the day riding in the mountains today with...

Spent the day riding in the mountains today with three of my buddies -- Augie, Loren and Bill. I decided to ride my V-Strom as it was closest to the garage door and already in need of washing. Our...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,608
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I'm glad you like the crash bars. They do look...

I'm glad you like the crash bars. They do look orange in certain light, but they are actually red to go along with the red trim in the 2013 livery.

There are many good roads in this area. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 04:29 PM
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Posted By BluRidgeRider
Today's Ride

Only four riders braved the early morning cold to ride today. Augiedog, The Opa, BC61 and I had a nice ride today and the temperatures increased to a very comfortable level as the day went on. We...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
It will be colder in the mountains than it will...

It will be colder in the mountains than it will be in Charlotte. I will not be wearing electric heated gear -- I almost never do -- but Augie, Larry and Loren usually do wear electric heated gear.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Looking forward to it, Bill. Portions of the BRP...

Looking forward to it, Bill. Portions of the BRP and the road to Mt. Mitchell are still showing closed, so the route will probably need to be altered somewhat. Looks like beautiful riding weather...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-11-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 7,640,312
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Hey, isn't that Lindsay Mills -- Edward Snowden's...

Hey, isn't that Lindsay Mills -- Edward Snowden's ex-girlfriend?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Thanks! I will keep monitoring that site for...

Thanks! I will keep monitoring that site for updates up until our ride time and we will alter our route accordingly.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Interesting read. We will keep our eyes open. ...

Interesting read. We will keep our eyes open.

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,608
Posted By BluRidgeRider
This World Lost A Good Man

I haven't ridden for a few weeks now. That's why I haven't been posting lately. I had planned to go riding on Saturday, November 22nd after taking care of some work over in Oakboro, but I received...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Would love to have you join. Just come on out to...

Would love to have you join. Just come on out to either meet point. PM me if you need additional info.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Adventure Bike Ride -- Saturday, December 13th

Augie, Loren, Alan and I are planning an adventure bike ride for this Saturday. (Larry will probably also attend, but work may interfere with his plans.) The ride will include some fire roads north...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
That is a nice road! The Opa led us on a nice...

That is a nice road! The Opa led us on a nice adventure route in that area a few weeks back that featured about 40 miles of off-road riding on both sides of Route 209. Very nice day of riding.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Welcome! We'd love to have you join the group at...

Welcome! We'd love to have you join the group at one of our 3rd Thursday gatherings. Also, watch the thread for posted rides and feel free to join one by showing up at one of the meet points.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
That's what riding buddies do. If we did that to...

That's what riding buddies do. If we did that to the women in our lives, they'd be offended.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Just squirt some WD-40 on it. Numa

Just squirt some WD-40 on it.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-27-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
That's great news, Bill! I know that will make...

That's great news, Bill! I know that will make today special for your family and you.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-26-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Nice photos! Knowing that you are somewhat of a...

Nice photos! Knowing that you are somewhat of a BMW bigot, I'll have to take your comments about the F800GT with a grain of salt. I think I'll need to ride one myself to form an accurate opinion.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
You were missed last evening. Hope your progress...

You were missed last evening. Hope your progress continues at a good pace so you can join us next month.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-21-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Hawthorne's Last Night

We had a good turnout last evening in spite of the fact that some of the regulars were not able to attend. New, first time attendees stepped up to the plate and filled in the gaps. I think I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-19-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
We always have room for another inmate;...

We always have room for another inmate; especially another KLR rider.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I was in Maryland over the weekend and rode my...

I was in Maryland over the weekend and rode my V-Strom back to NC on Sunday. Snapped the photo below on Route 301 while headed home and arrived in Monroe just before dark.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,608
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I went to Maryland over the weekend to visit...

I went to Maryland over the weekend to visit family. My wife needed to stay the whole week as the college where she worked before joining me in North Carolina (NC) asked her to work for a week to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
The chains on my 2006 V-Strom -- I bought it new...

The chains on my 2006 V-Strom -- I bought it new and it now has close to 100,000 miles on the clocks -- have all lasted between 20,000 and 24,000 miles. I have always cleaned the chain with a brush...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
A dyno reading shows my KLR now has 125 HP after...

A dyno reading shows my KLR now has 125 HP after switching to Spectro Z chain lube with Zinc. It also now gets 133 MPG.

Impressive!

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Sorry I can't join you this weekend. Headed to...

Sorry I can't join you this weekend. Headed to Maryland tomorrow morning. Will be riding my V-Strom back to Monroe on Sunday. Will keep it in NC a little while to get a few things taken care of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I use this to clean the chain: ...

I use this to clean the chain:

http://i.imgur.com/CYWLSxC.jpg

And this to lubricate the chain:

http://i.imgur.com/bz8RZIw.jpg

That Spectro Z is great! It comes out white and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Busy with work this Thursday night, but I do plan...

Busy with work this Thursday night, but I do plan to attend the next Hawthorne's meet-up on Thursday, November 20th. Hope to see as many of you as possible at Hawthorne's for the 5th Anniversary of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
My pleasure! It was good seeing you. Looking...

My pleasure! It was good seeing you. Looking forward to having a cigar with John and you on your front porch once you get home.

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,608
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Thanks for the suggestion! I have already picked...

Thanks for the suggestion! I have already picked up a new set of rain pants as a temporary solution, but some day I need to come off the cash to buy a good quality full riding suit like those...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Looks like a great day of riding! Both bikes...

Looks like a great day of riding! Both bikes look very dirt worthy.

Where were you riding?

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,608
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Some of my buddies had Rupp mini bikes during the...

Some of my buddies had Rupp mini bikes during the timeframe I was trying to convince my father to let me get a bike. A Rupp was what I was telling him I wanted, but because one of my father's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Spent Friday night in Morganton and there was...

Spent Friday night in Morganton and there was frost on the ground when I got up at 4 AM to begin getting ready. About 31 degrees with a light wind blowing up on the mountain.

A number of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-08-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,945
Views: 245,554
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Got to Wiseman's View on the west side of...

Got to Wiseman's View on the west side of Linville Gorge at 5:55 AM this morning so I could watch the sunrise with my wife and try out my new camera in the low light conditions of early morning.
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