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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By bbooker
ADV Rider Sighting, Carolina Bros BBQ, Ashburn, VA

You: leaving Carolina Brothers BBQ in Ashburn, VA, Sunday, 9/23 about 12:30. Riding a BMW GS(?). "ADV" and "FYYFF" stickers on back of your side cases.

Me: Standing on porch, dressed in push bike...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13,169
Views: 648,883
Posted By bbooker
Nike Missile Site

Nice tag & grab. For those interested in some cool history about that location and some of the other Nike sites around DC, check out my post from the VA Historical Markers thread....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 136,869
Posted By bbooker
Wow, that was an old post! IIRC, we didn't...

Wow, that was an old post!

IIRC, we didn't exactly follow that route, but in general, the roads in that area are good and much of the scenery is nice, especially if you're into the historical...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 136,869
Posted By bbooker
I'm definitely in. I'm taking advantage of your...

I'm definitely in. I'm taking advantage of your low standards: I'm a noob on gravel, and I will be on street tires. Thanks for organizing this. See you at Starbucks Sunday morning.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 136,869
Posted By bbooker
Father's Day sounds good to me. It turns out this...

Father's Day sounds good to me. It turns out this year we're celebrating FD on Saturday, so Sunday I get to do what I want!:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
The spreadsheet ...

The spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlR9em8kP_vodFBmbEt6ZFhuWXJrNFRLWUt2SHRzRlE)is current through this post.

You may have noticed that I have not been updating the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
This marker was recently erected on Lawyers Rd...

This marker was recently erected on Lawyers Rd between Hunter Mill Rd and downtown Vienna in Fairfax County. The location is about 2 miles from the first marker posted in this thread, T-46b...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By bbooker
Yes, lack of publicity is interesting. I heard...

Yes, lack of publicity is interesting. I heard about it only the day before they came through VA when the Washington Post ran an article about it, primarily focusing on the potential impact to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,213
Posted By bbooker
Thumb Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. That place is...

Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. That place is definitely on my list of places to visit.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By bbooker
America's 9/11 Ride

The America's 9/11 Ride came through Northern VA yesterday afternoon. The ride commemorates the victims of the 9/11 attack and raises money for scholarships for the children of first responders. The...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13,169
Views: 648,883
Posted By bbooker
New Tag

This one is just outside the RLD, but for about 5 min, you'll think you're in Fauquier County. (But you're not.)

I'm too short on time to edit the sign in the picture to make you play Wheel of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13,169
Views: 648,883
Posted By bbooker
Grabbed

I couldn't resist the low hanging fruit on the way to work this morning.

Corner of Bull Run Post Office Rd and Compton Rd.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13,169
Views: 648,883
Posted By bbooker
Grabbed!

Grabbed!

Corner of Bull Run Post Office Rd and Compton Rd.


Pics and new Tag after work today!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,696
Posted By bbooker
A Long Weekend in West VA, Maryland, and Southern Pennsylvania

A Long Weekend in West VA, Maryland, and Southern Pennsylvania

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=714068
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,696
Posted By bbooker
2-up to Canaan Valley, WV on a Versys

2-up to Canaan Valley, WV on a Versys

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602877 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602877)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,696
Posted By bbooker
Southeast Regional Forum Ride Report Links

I noticed that the Northeast guys have a sticky thread for posting links to ride reports in their region and thought it was a good idea. So let's give it a try here...

Let's use this thread for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-15-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 52,846
Posted By bbooker
WV, MD, and Southern PA

My wife and I spent the Independence Day weekend escaping the Washington DC heat by heading north to Pennsylvania. This was our second multi-night outing, 2up on our Versys. Our plan was to stay in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-15-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,694
Posted By bbooker
Thanks for sharing your pictures. Although I've...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. Although I've never ridden down there, I did spend a week in Puerto Aventuras with my family on vacation and visited Akumal while we were there. It's paradise. :deal
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-10-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,395
Posted By bbooker
Yes, I agree. Riding in the NOVA is not much fun,...

Yes, I agree. Riding in the NOVA is not much fun, but once outside the area, there's a lot of good options!



Thanks. I've been down that way, but not yet on the bike. I'm sure it would be a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-10-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,395
Posted By bbooker
Day 3 This was to be our last day of the...

Day 3

This was to be our last day of the trip. Little did we know that our plans would change. We had a tour of Fallingwater scheduled at 2:30, and we planned to head home after that since the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,395
Posted By bbooker
Day 2 We spent the 2nd day touring the area...

Day 2

We spent the 2nd day touring the area to the north of Confluence. Our first destination was the Flight 93 Memorial, with a stop along the way at Lower Humbert Bridge, one of the many covered...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,395
Posted By bbooker
A Long Weekend in West VA, Maryland, and Southern Pennsylvania

My wife and I spent the Independence Day weekend escaping the Washington DC heat by heading north to Pennsylvania. This was our second multi-night outing, 2up on our Versys. Our plan was to stay in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,448
Posted By bbooker
Donny - Looks like it was a great trip. Your...

Donny -

Looks like it was a great trip. Your photos are incredible. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
The spreadsheet ...

The spreadsheet (https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlR9em8kP_vodFBmbEt6ZFhuWXJrNFRLWUt2SHRzRlE&hl=en_US)is updated to this point.

Also, remember that if the marker has...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
The spreadsheet ...

The spreadsheet (https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlR9em8kP_vodDdTVzhPTGFjSHlHcUhIWkpnM1BfT3c&hl=en_US&authkey=CPH1nJoG)is updated to this point.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
Manassas Battlefield

What follows are some of the dozens of markers documenting the two Civil War battles of Manassas. (In addition to the ones in this post, there are many that have already been visited.) For those...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
Thanks for the heads up. When someone posts a...

Thanks for the heads up. When someone posts a marker that they tell me isn't in the spreadsheet, I usually confirm that it's not there myself. I guess somehow I missed it to.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
The spreadsheet ...

The spreadsheet (https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlR9em8kP_vodFp6UVdRRTd0VExYN1JzaTd4SVZoaEE&hl=en_US&authkey=CNHEgpYN)has been updated.

Also, I have added data to the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
T-41 Little River Turnpike

Little River Turnpike was built before the American Revolutionary War. It runs from Alexandria VA, to Aldie, VA. (The name Little River Turnpike comes from the Little River which flows through Aldie...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
B-262 First Confederate Officer Killed

As the marker says, John Quincy Marr was the first confederate officer killed in the Civil War. He was killed in June, 1861. You can read more about him here...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
B-26 Mosbyís Midnight Raid

This is one of 35 monuments and markers dedicated to Mosbyís Rangers in Northern VA. You can read more about Mosby and his exploits here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._Mosby).

Per...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
Great Posts!

Intothenew -

Great posts by you and Martha. I appreciate the extra pictures and info. That's a beautiful part of the state down there!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
The spreadsheet ...

The spreadsheet (https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlR9em8kP_vodHU2cnFOWDlOQVlySjlpMkNqU0dNd1E&hl=en_US&authkey=CPvXybYP)has been updated.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
This one is in the list, but perhaps the reason...

This one is in the list, but perhaps the reason you didn't see it is because it's in the visited section. Rocket Man bruced you in post 312.:D

Nice snag on the book though!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,833
Posted By bbooker
Tastroman - Looks like you had a great...

Tastroman -

Looks like you had a great trip. Thanks for the RR & great pictures!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
Spreadsheet is updated

After a long hiatus, I'm back in the Historical Marker business again. Thanks to EOD3MC for taking over the spreadsheet for me while I was away.

I have now updated the spreadsheet through the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,498
Posted By bbooker
I appreciate all of the kind words. My apology...

I appreciate all of the kind words. My apology for not responding sooner, but I've been slammed at work since the fall, and haven't been on the site much. In case anyone is still interested, I'll...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 140,488
Posted By bbooker
I'm out. Taxes this weekend. However, after a...

I'm out. Taxes this weekend. However, after a long, cold winter, I'm happy to be riding again and hope to make it to the next one. I also need to resurrect the VA Historical Markers thread.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-10-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,440
Posted By bbooker
Awesome ride guys! :clap My wife and I were in...

Awesome ride guys! :clap My wife and I were in those parts a few weekends ago. (See link in my signature for the RR.) Although my weekends until mid-November are now booked (coaching football), I'd...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 43,479
Posted By bbooker
Volunteer Needed

Historical Marker Enthusiasts -

I am looking for someone to take over the updates of the spreadsheet. I am coaching a youth football team, and based on past experience, know that my discretionary...
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