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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 05:00 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
Sat. Morning

I am going to head out for a long one, probably before 10am. Always subject to change, but I think that I will head for Eagle Rock, then on to Clifton Forge and Douthat State Park area. Smith Creek...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29,546
Views: 1,559,978
Posted By draley
The Super Tenere is a 600 lb. beast also. I...

The Super Tenere is a 600 lb. beast also. I thought that my KLR was too heavy but the S10 makes it seem light.

The fact that it weighs 50% more and cost almost 3x my KLR, it causes me to be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 04:32 AM
Replies: 29,546
Views: 1,559,978
Posted By draley
I bought the ST and I love it. A friend of mine...

I bought the ST and I love it. A friend of mine bought a Triumph Tiger 800XC and I must say, it is awesome too. Note that the 800XC has the same hp (95) as the ST (1200). I think the ST has more...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 03:59 AM
Replies: 29,546
Views: 1,559,978
Posted By draley
Yes, Rt. 60 Long Mountain Wayside is directly...

Yes, Rt. 60 Long Mountain Wayside is directly across from Swapping Camp Rd.

However, let me suggest that you go past the wayside and continue on Rt. 60 (2.2 miles farther) to Pedlar...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
Keep an eye on this thread. I post an APB...

Keep an eye on this thread. I post an APB sometimes when I'm heading out for a long day of riding. :ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
Dang-it, Man!! But, I was just at DB on...

Dang-it, Man!!

But, I was just at DB on Saturday and purchased a new growler full of Turbo Cougar. :beer
I really enjoyed the company, the dusty trail and the pace.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
Sorry we missed ya, Steve. Here is the trek. Me,...

Sorry we missed ya, Steve. Here is the trek. Me, AB13, cpeebles1 and another (non-inmate) left Greenwood Restaurant after TVR breakfast and we did a dirt tour heading to Devil's Backbone Brewery. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
Heading out forest now. I will make it to the...

Heading out forest now. I will make it to the breakfast
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
When are you planning on leaving? I was...

When are you planning on leaving?

I was contemplating going to the TVR Breakfast at Greenwood Restaurant in Troutville this morning, but it is an hour away and I may not get going in time for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
Yesterday's 200+ mile track with Super Tenere...

Yesterday's 200+ mile track with Super Tenere (draley), KLR (Tim Bradley) and DR (cpeebles1 for the last leg).
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByF-5fStmsocTmM3Nm5PU3pzLVFpNEYwYnN5UXh3UkxZOXNZ/edit...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-04-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
Perfect Riding Day!!

I am planning on riding most of the day today. Mix of back-road blacktop, dirt, gravel, whatever else I find interesting.

I will be leaving shortly from Forest, VA.

This is my plan in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-04-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 29,546
Views: 1,559,978
Posted By draley
:hmmmmm :amazon Ok. Thanks for...

:hmmmmm

:amazon

Ok. Thanks for letting me know.

Try again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTGlmYUcWQM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTGlmYUcWQM)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29,546
Views: 1,559,978
Posted By draley
The point you have found for Staton Creek Falls...

The point you have found for Staton Creek Falls is the bottom where it feeds into the Pedlar River. You want to be at the top, which is on Fiddler Green Rd. It also intersects with Pedlar River Rd....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
Riding in the forest is just my little way to...

Riding in the forest is just my little way to enjoy Mother Nature. But, you never know what she might throw at you. Here is what I ran into on Sunday at Staton Falls. :eek1

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29,546
Views: 1,559,978
Posted By draley
Staton Falls

Here is what me and Burtonrider3889 found in a Staton Falls on Sunday.

You just never know when Bambi is going to jump out of the woods. :eek1:evil
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29,546
Views: 1,559,978
Posted By draley
37.768216, -79.236543 = Staton Falls. Very near...

37.768216, -79.236543 = Staton Falls. Very near to where this photo was taken.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29,546
Views: 1,559,978
Posted By draley
37.779947, -79.182196 = The intersection of...

37.779947, -79.182196 = The intersection of Alhambra Rd., Coffeytown Rd., Appalachian Trail, Tower Rd. and Wiggins Springs Rd.

Here is a 200 mile trek that I did on Monday that included Wiggins...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29,546
Views: 1,559,978
Posted By draley
For a drive in the truck, it doesn't get much...

For a drive in the truck, it doesn't get much better than Alhambra Rd. It meanders along a mountain stream. It is very woodsy and shady and the road is a well maintained dirt/gravel surface. At the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
:ear

:ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
June 30 thru July 6

I am off this week, so I will be out riding in the forest quite a bit. I can usually be found riding the FS roads surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway, somewhere between Rt. 43 (Buchanan - Bedford -...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 21,090
Posted By draley
I am usually out and about in the mountains...

I am usually out and about in the mountains around here on the weekends and I would enjoy the company. But, I am heading to the beach tonight so I'm out this weekend.

Thanks for posting...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
Tag. Gone Fishin' ...

Tag. Gone Fishin'
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Showing damage. You sure...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
Grab ...

Grab
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/07/yvy8yza7.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 119,285
Posted By draley
Have a great adventure, Denis. I too, will...

Have a great adventure, Denis.

I too, will be looking forward to your pics and ride reports. :lurk
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
Roanoke Rabbit

:ear

Is this one of those, "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission." deals?? :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
How about a new Roanoke Rat...er...Rabbit? He is...

How about a new Roanoke Rat...er...Rabbit? He is quite expressive when you touch him inappropriately.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/31/dehunere.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
That new XTZ is hard to resist, especially if I...

That new XTZ is hard to resist, especially if I have to slab it very far.

The XTZ doesn't have off-road tires...yet.:muutt And, the KLR is 200 lbs. lighter, so it is definitely more fun and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
New Tag ...

New Tag

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37.235245, -79.288268
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
Grab I found the area occupied with a few young...

Grab
I found the area occupied with a few young ladies. They probably were a little uncomfortable when I arrived, but luckily I was able to quickly find the RAT and explain my reasons for being...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 144,740
Posted By draley
maps

I received the files today. Thank you.
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8,379
Views: 1,596,960
Posted By draley
Laugh Read your "Not Exactly Roughing It". Loved it. ...

Read your "Not Exactly Roughing It". Loved it. Great writing style and humor.

I am no longer a young man and I've got to admit to myself that sleeping in a tent and eating beans and burnt...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8,379
Views: 1,596,960
Posted By draley
Eh? Training

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc505/rdraley/Super%20Tenere%20Pics/20140503_141517.jpg (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/rdraley/media/Super%20Tenere%20Pics/20140503_141517.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
You should have studied those coordinates on...

You should have studied those coordinates on Google Maps on your home computer first. But then, it wouldn't have been so much fun finding the secret entrance.:lol3 Good job.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
Cool! A ride he won't soon forget. That's what...

Cool! A ride he won't soon forget. That's what it's all about. :thumb
Prolly needs that turbo to dodge beltway traffic. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
Tag. Tee it up. ...

Tag. Tee it up.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/19/qudugare.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/19/6uby3yhy.jpg


So, here is something else to discover while you're hunting the RAT:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
Grab ...

Grab
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/19/jy8a7eba.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/19/aqe2e3eb.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
Thumb :clap Nice day for a little forest run, eh?

:clap Nice day for a little forest run, eh?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 45,336
Posted By draley
H14, Nice running into you in Lynchburg...

H14,

Nice running into you in Lynchburg today. :wave Your Twisted Throttle T-shirt gave you away.:huh

A visit to CCC is on my bucket list, but it will always be a last minute or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-16-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 36,821
Posted By draley
Tag. ...

Tag.

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