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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Hoodis
Miserable would be a better description of 441...

Miserable would be a better description of 441 through the Park during tourist season. GSMNP traffic is much worse than RMNP traffic in my experience.
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Hoodis
You might want to consider this variation on your...

You might want to consider this variation on your first day, unless you really like the Interstate:

https://goo.gl/maps/xITjy

Or here is another option:

https://goo.gl/maps/MXNk4

The...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By Hoodis
I did the Goldvalve/spring modification to the...

I did the Goldvalve/spring modification to the forks on my 97 1200 Bandit, along with a GSXR shock. Totally transformed the bike. More comfortable and much better handling.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-04-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By Hoodis
Ducati Greensboro a couple of weeks ago and now...

Ducati Greensboro a couple of weeks ago and now Meyers (not that there was really anything similar between the two). Sigh...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,030
Posted By Hoodis
I had a 2003 SV1000s, followed by a 2006 DL650,...

I had a 2003 SV1000s, followed by a 2006 DL650, both of which I put about 12,000 miles a year on. Five years ago I got a 2009 Monster 1100s which now has 45,000 miles on it. Most of my rides are...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-10-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Hoodis
[... Beware though, it's not casual trail...

[... Beware though, it's not casual trail riding. :deal :D It is easily one of the best places I've ridden though.[/QUOTE]

Similar thoughts about the Iron Mountain Trail out of Damascus, Va. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,764
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/10...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/100_0265_zps7553b1fb.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/100_0265_zps7553b1fb.jpg.html)

I still miss it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-30-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 49,268
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/10...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/100plus2500s1_zps500f3450.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/100plus2500s1_zps500f3450.jpg.html)

June 1975 - getting ready to head...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Hoodis
Watch the lower shock bolt bushing. That's the...

Watch the lower shock bolt bushing. That's the only thing that I replaced on my 2001 after 3 seasons of enduros (other than tires, brake pads, chains, etc.).
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-24-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 114,082
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1380_zpse3cd670c.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1380_zpse3cd670c.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 201,841
Posted By Hoodis
Near the big tree across the trail (at least 2...

Near the big tree across the trail (at least 2 weeks ago) about 1/2 mile from Whitetop Rd.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1818_zpsd4b46151.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By Hoodis
Adventure Ride - Pineola

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/RonsRide2014_zps9febb5a4.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/RonsRide2014_zps9febb5a4.jpg.html)

More information:

"Both east &...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hoodis
Agree.

Agree.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5,241
Views: 476,613
Posted By Hoodis
Did you stop at the Fox Creek General Store?

Did you stop at the Fox Creek General Store?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Hoodis
Right now I have a 450EXC, a DR650, and an...

Right now I have a 450EXC, a DR650, and an M1100s. A new 1190 Adventure would be a very nice addition - particularly for 2-up rides in the mountains. My problem is that I don't want to get rid of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Hoodis
I rode the Adventure yesterday in the heat and on...

I rode the Adventure yesterday in the heat and on the straight and SLOW roads on the loop from Scott's shop. Asheville should be a better place to try these bikes. I wish I had $17,000 burning a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By Hoodis
Plenty of "off-road stuff." Probably more than...

Plenty of "off-road stuff." Probably more than you really want...

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MlNjrX3Q3fA" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,495
Posted By Hoodis
Coal Creek Dual Sport coming up soon

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MlNjrX3Q3fA" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlNjrX3Q3fA&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 238,902
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1819_zps2090525e.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1819_zps2090525e.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-30-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By Hoodis
Be sure and stop at Fox Creek General Store in...

Be sure and stop at Fox Creek General Store in Grant (16 & 658). Excellent food and Flat Ridge Road is sweet.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 201,841
Posted By Hoodis
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,750
Posted By Hoodis
It's more fun in the snow: ...

It's more fun in the snow:

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/snow12_zps4964b160.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/snow12_zps4964b160.jpg.html)
Forum: 2 smokers 04-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 383,970
Posted By Hoodis
More or less in order...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/100plus2500s1_2_zpse31b4a6c.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/100plus2500s1_2_zpse31b4a6c.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 29,226
Posted By Hoodis
39,000 it is - the lighting was abysmal and the...

39,000 it is - the lighting was abysmal and the display is sketchy.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-06-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 150,603
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1821_zpsdfdb9208.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1821_zpsdfdb9208.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-06-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,764
Views: 483,909
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1818_zpsd4b46151.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1818_zpsd4b46151.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 29,226
Posted By Hoodis
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IM...

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1826_zps1e8922f3.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/gnoxon/media/IMG_1826_zps1e8922f3.jpg.html)
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By Hoodis
Last snow?

Last weekend we tired to do the SW Virginia dual sport thing, since the seasonal horse trails close to bikes on 3/31. Met Callison and Turtlemoye in Sparta on the way to Raccoon Branch on 16. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Hoodis
Brown Mtn.

If you are going to ride at Brown you would be well advised to get a permit. The Forest Service enforcement guy has been known to be less than gracious.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24,482
Views: 1,646,262
Posted By Hoodis
There was a little snow today. Sorry about the...

There was a little snow today. Sorry about the seat.

Iron Mtn.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1818_zpsd4b46151.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,141
Posted By Hoodis
I had an SR500 for a while (about 6,000 miles)...

I had an SR500 for a while (about 6,000 miles) back in the late 80s and regret selling it. I have put about 40,000 miles on a DR650 and it is a better street bike than the SR, not to mention a kinda...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Hoodis
The very first enduro I rode started from a bike...

The very first enduro I rode started from a bike shop in the middle of Etowah. I think it was 1971.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 167,740
Posted By Hoodis
Looks pretty wet-like up in SW Virginia this...

Looks pretty wet-like up in SW Virginia this weekend. Next weekend is the last chance on the seasonal trails till October.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 21,174
Posted By Hoodis
Are you talking about NE or SW of Locust Gap? ...

Are you talking about NE or SW of Locust Gap? Cracker's Neck area on the TN side?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 21,174
Posted By Hoodis
It is my understanding that there are several...

It is my understanding that there are several "Stone Mountains" in the general vicinity of Boone? May I ask where this particular mountain resides?

Thanks...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 167,740
Posted By Hoodis
Horse trails in the morning - that tree looks...

Horse trails in the morning - that tree looks familiar:
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/gnoxon/IMG_1776_zpsfeae262f.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 167,740
Posted By Hoodis
Thinking about next Sunday. A couple of days ago...

Thinking about next Sunday. A couple of days ago the seasonal horse trails were in great shape - no ice and not too much slop. Need to see how the forecast plays out, as I look outside at ice on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By Hoodis
Who buys a bike to ride in a straight line? I...

Who buys a bike to ride in a straight line? I have 39,000 miles on my M1100s and am looking forward to another 39,000.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-09-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 77,751
Posted By Hoodis
http://imageshack.com/a/img19/2954/1001362wr.jpg ...

http://imageshack.com/a/img19/2954/1001362wr.jpg

When I got back into riding after a few years as a mature young man (oxymoron?) I found a sweet 1980 YZ250 that looked very much like your 465. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,755
Posted By Hoodis
" That said, it's no where near the brainless...

" That said, it's no where near the brainless bike my Honda 919 or Suzuki DL650 are."

I've put almost twice as many miles on my M1100s (39,000) as I did on my DL650 (20,000) and I can't imagine...
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