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Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 80,773
Posted By UtahJim
Rt vs fjr

For those of you who have ridden or owned both, I just tested a 2013 FJR for about an hour today. Great bike but a bit heavy at slow speeds and the steering feels a bit heavy for what I am used to. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
I'm running the Grand Tour...

I'll be sure to share some photos of my grand tour of GA this year. Who knows, one might end up in this game.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 309,250
Posted By UtahJim
I know where that is...

Darn it. Have to go back to work tomorrow.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Sorry I was busy

I just finished my first SS1000 at the IBA gathering in Jacksonville. What a great time. I highly recommend attending this event next year. It always coincides with the end of bike week. It's very...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Thank you

Thanks Terry. I have a great location in mind if I can grab this again. It's bike maintenance today in prep for the Souther Swing SS 1000 in March.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Wicked Somebody please move this thing

We are going to have to rename this the Macon Ga and surrounding area tag if this doesn't move. I tried to pull it west to Newnan and the dang thing bounced right back. I'm out for a ride today but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Nice video

He did a good job on the video. The aerial stuff was particularly cool. :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-23-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
King Leonidas was ruler of this city-state of...

King Leonidas was ruler of this city-state of Ancient Greece, which fought with just 300 men at the Battle of Thermopylae.

Enjoy

Terry[/QUOTE]

Dang it. I was trying to pull this thing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Good job...next....

I'm looking forward to the new tag. I'll be back on the bike on Monday. Going camping this weekend.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Here's a dead giveaway hint

The Battle of Xxxxxx xxx was fought July 30, 1864, in Coweta County, Georgia, during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. Edward M. McCook's Union cavalry, on a daring raid to sever...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Here's the New One - Those Damn Yankees

In keeping with the theme of "The War of Northern Aggression" here is the next tag. This picture is not much to look at because all the interesting parts are on the hiking trail. No motorized...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Here it is. More to follow

http://harrelljim.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-Photos/i-dFLXV3k/0/M/image-M.jpg


Nice ride from home.... Now back west.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Found it!

Good hints. I found it. Getting ready to head east now. :freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Next

I'm ready for the next one. Hopefully it's not too Far East. I'm heading out tomorrow and this will give me a goal.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-18-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Hint appreciated

I was going to grab the antique store but I knew it would not be around that long. I need some two wheel therapy as well. I'm not too familiar with this river so I couldn't begin to tell you what...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
I'm Ready

I'm ready for the next one. I hope I can break away tomorrow and pick it up…:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-01-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
I'm in for lunch

I'm in for lunch if somebody puts one together but my schedule changes month to month as well.

I knew where these last few were but we still have a sheet of ice in front of my house and a lot of...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-29-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 508,381
Posted By UtahJim
Tent space south of Atlanta Georgia

3+ acres for tents.
Large garage
Working on guest quarters above garage with shower
Basic tools
Fire pit
Grill available
Please call ahead. I have a crazy schedule...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Oh well...

I was hoping to grab that tree. I'll have to see where this ends up next week when I'm off.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Ok, I'm in.

I love some good seafood. Set the date and I'll be there if I'm not working.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Food is always good

Somebody fill me in here. Who is Chef Jerome? I'm always up for good places to eat.
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8,703
Views: 3,374,547
Posted By UtahJim
Natchez Trace Last April

Took a while to get this photo up, but here it is. It was a fun trip…

http://harrelljim.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Natchez-Trace-2013/i-NrNg9hQ/0/M/tracevstrom-M.jpg
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-09-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21,532
Views: 1,855,696
Posted By UtahJim
Just mounted a pair

I just put a set on my VStrom and love them so far. Only about 500 miles on them and not a ton of off road. I'll get to it if it ever thaws out in GA.
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8,703
Views: 3,374,547
Posted By UtahJim
I'm 5'8" with a 30 inch inseam as well and I put...

I'm 5'8" with a 30 inch inseam as well and I put a Corbin seat on my 2011. I love the seat. Best money spent on the bike. The Corbin has turned this into an all day bike for me and I don't have...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 251,822
Posted By UtahJim
Got the book

Just got the book and about 100 pages in. Good recap of the adventure. Next time start with photos. Lots of photos. :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 309,250
Posted By UtahJim
:rofl:rofl:rofl That KTM is looking too...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

That KTM is looking too shiny. I do like the blue/orange combo though. Too tall for this rider. My next bike will be more of a sport touring model (while keeping the VStrom)...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3,433
Views: 539,696
Posted By UtahJim
Not a fan of the Tenere

I did a test ride on the Tenere and didn't care much for it, but that's just my opinion. I was thinking about selling me DL-650 and buying the Yamaha. I did like the smooth shifting and feel of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Will it ever stop?

If this rain doesn't stop I'm going to build an ark. I'm on vacation this week and there doesn't seem to be anywhere to escape the rain.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 349,934
Posted By UtahJim
Rain...rain. I'm sick of it.

I would love to ride if this rain ever stops. It has been raining here in Newnan for three days. I'm going to head to savannah this Thursday if it ever clears up.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,142
Posted By UtahJim
Sorry about the delay

The computer that had the files crashed and life has gotten in the way. I will try to DI up some notes and complete this over the next few weeks. Sorry for the delay.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-20-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,128
Posted By UtahJim
Amos' BBQ and Biscuits

This place is in Ball Ground Ga at the junction of 369 and 372. A nice road to cut east/west in north GA avoiding I20 and Atlanta traffic. The food was good, the service great and the prices hard to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-05-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,128
Posted By UtahJim
Rose Hill Seafood

I always ate there when I was a kid. I haven't been there in years, but I'll be sure to fill everybody in when I go back.

Another great one is Macon Road BBQ. I did a ride down there with a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-03-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,128
Posted By UtahJim
Gotta work

Unfortunately my schedule has me working Wednesday through Saturday all month. I would love to be there. I am going to do the Grand Tour of GA in September in one big loop with a brief diversion to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,128
Posted By UtahJim
Thanks. I just found this thread

This is a good one. I'll be adding a few places in the near future. I did the Banning Mills thing with my son. It was fun but kind of expensive. :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,142
Posted By UtahJim
Day four - we complete the trace

After a really good night's rest we woke up to an amazing sunrise.

http://harrelljim.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Natchez-Trace-2013/i-g3hc7xG/0/M/camp3_3-M.jpg

What a nice peaceful campground....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,142
Posted By UtahJim
Night Three - Davis Lake Campground

After a few more undocumented stops we made our last fuel stop for the night. We pulled off at mile marker 243 for Davis Lake. In keeping with our requirement for electricity and a warm shower we...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-12-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,142
Posted By UtahJim
Last photographed stop on day one of the trace

We made a few more stops along the Trace on day one. I regret not taking more photos, but some of the stops were quick stops for fuel since "Top" (Dennis' VTX) didn't get great millage. I averaged...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-12-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,142
Posted By UtahJim
Sunken Trace mile 41.5

After about a half hour enjoying the great weather and chat with ridesahd, we geared back up and headed a few miles down the road to the sunken trace. It's a short hike off the parking area to see...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-12-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,142
Posted By UtahJim
I'll take you up on that Brent. Let's get these...

I'll take you up on that Brent. Let's get these two V-Stroms together and do some riding.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-12-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,142
Posted By UtahJim
Day three, the first stop.

We didn't make it too far up the road before we hit our first point of interest.

At mile marker 15.5 you find this: Mount Locust
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