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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 160,113
Posted By BluRidgeRider
For those of you requesting the files, please see...

For those of you requesting the files, please see EC's post above from 6/27/14.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
We saw a group of pirates out saving lives with...

We saw a group of pirates out saving lives with their loud pipes on Saturday while we were at Ferguson Supply south of Hot Springs. It worked; nobody died at that intersection while said pirates...
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 753,414
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I really like those 35L Storm cases. They hold...

I really like those 35L Storm cases. They hold plenty of stuff, but don't stick out too far. I rode a 435 mile mountain loop on Saturday that included about 40-50 miles of dirt/gravel fire roads. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-15-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,080
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Very nice photos, Loren! That route included a...

Very nice photos, Loren! That route included a just the right mix of twisty pavement and fire roads. Good company and good fun added in made for a great day of riding! Thanks for leading the ride....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Saturday's Ride Report

Those of you that stayed at home in your footie pajamas -- warm under your Snuggie -- watching Gilligan's Island re-runs missed a great day of riding. Here's the scoop.

Met Augie and Jon in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,490
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Jon's R100GS. http://i.imgur.com/FsLPaFw.jpg...

Jon's R100GS.

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

Jon.

http://i.imgur.com/ZLbx591.jpg

Tarmac in front.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,490
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I wasn't too worried when I woke up yesterday...

I wasn't too worried when I woke up yesterday morning to damp roads. Over the past few days leading up to Saturday the forecast for rain had ratcheted-up to predict an 80-90% chance of precipitation...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,490
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Thank you. I'm glad you're enjoying the thread....

Thank you. I'm glad you're enjoying the thread. As you read, I started my son off real slow and have worked him up over time to progressively more challenging riding conditions. My father always...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,490
Posted By BluRidgeRider
In their present state, the KLR is much faster...

In their present state, the KLR is much faster than the Apache helicopter. But I'm sure that Apache saw its share of adventures in its day.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Okay; here's the deal. This weekend's adventure...

Okay; here's the deal. This weekend's adventure touring ride is scheduled for Saturday morning. We will meet at the Bojangles at the Bessemer City exit (Exit 14) just off of I-85 on Route 274 at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
The helmet looks very nice! Please be sure to...

The helmet looks very nice! Please be sure to post up some pictures of the luggage racks, dry bags and tank bag once you have them installed on your KLR.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Interesting! We're hearing from three MIAs --...

Interesting! We're hearing from three MIAs -- NitroRoo, EvanADV and Mongle -- in a two-day timeframe. All three of you should join us at Hawthorne's on Thursday, Sept 18th.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Hope to see you at the next Hawthorne's...

Hope to see you at the next Hawthorne's gathering, Evan. It has been a while.

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,554
Views: 385,475
Posted By BluRidgeRider
So, now that you're back safe and sound, I would...

So, now that you're back safe and sound, I would be interested in hearing your opinions about the diminutive Sportster and your travels aboard it.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
It has been too long! Be sure to stop even if...

It has been too long! Be sure to stop even if you don't recognize any of the motorcycles. The inventory has almost completely changed since you last joined us.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
That's a great name for Joey's new ride, "The...

That's a great name for Joey's new ride, "The Yellow Pelican".

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
At present, Sunday is looking like much better...

At present, Sunday is looking like much better weather. Good luck with the rifle match!



Please tell your parents the Hawthorne AdvRiders say "hello".

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Weekend Ride

Augie and I are planning to put together an adventure touring bike ride for this weekend -- either Saturday or Sunday depending on how the weather plays out. Some pavement and some dirt/gravel. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Here's my train encounter from today. ...

Here's my train encounter from today.

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

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Not bad guessing for a relatively new transplant!...

Not bad guessing for a relatively new transplant!

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
So, I'm guessing this one is at Morrow Mountain. ...

So, I'm guessing this one is at Morrow Mountain.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Was this photo taken in Oakboro? Numa

Was this photo taken in Oakboro?

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
How are you coming along with getting your new...

How are you coming along with getting your new V-Strom setup like you want?

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,554
Views: 385,475
Posted By BluRidgeRider
That's funny as hell! Numa

That's funny as hell!

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
That photo was taken on Rt 218 in New Salem. I...

That photo was taken on Rt 218 in New Salem. I was through there at approx. 1 PM today. Wish I had passed through earlier so I would have seen you. Glad that your wife is doing fine and is back in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
http://i.imgur.com/cHNkbiv.jpg Numa

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

Numa
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 753,414
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I took my first overnight trip two weekends ago...

I took my first overnight trip two weekends ago using my new Caribou saddlebags. The 3-day trip was almost all mountain riding and covered roads in North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina. It...
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 753,414
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Urban Caribou

Here are a few photos of my Caribou-equipped KLR in an urban setting.

http://i.imgur.com/CmV2I2F.jpg

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

http://i.imgur.com/tzwpCYa.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,490
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Urban Photos

Went for a short ride today in the area around Monroe, NC looking for some urban settings to snap a few photos of the now completed KLR 650. Here's what I came up with today.

...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13,510
Views: 1,335,226
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I am not particularly mechanically inclined, but...

I am not particularly mechanically inclined, but have found over the years that I can fix any motorcycle-related problem with just a credit card.

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,554
Views: 385,475
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Wow! From a safety standpoint, how many ways...

Wow! From a safety standpoint, how many ways could that have gone wrong?

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
I strongly agree with your design philosophy! ...

I strongly agree with your design philosophy! Build it right one time -- and 'right' means over-engineered -- and enjoy it forever.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
This looks like a very cool event! Wish I could...

This looks like a very cool event! Wish I could go, but my company's annual meeting is taking place on Saturday, October 4th -- right in the middle of the Expo. Bad timing for me.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Those bags look to be plenty rugged! Bet they'll...

Those bags look to be plenty rugged! Bet they'll make really good vertical skid plates. That Tiger is looking good!

Numa
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,490
Posted By BluRidgeRider
When I was a boy, there was a stunt/daredevil...

When I was a boy, there was a stunt/daredevil driver named Joie Chitwood who traveled around the country with his Joie Chitwood Thrill Show. When one of my buddies crashed on his motorcycle, we...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4,554
Views: 385,475
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Very nice photos, Kevin! Ride safe and keep the...

Very nice photos, Kevin! Ride safe and keep the reports coming.

Numa
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13,510
Views: 1,335,226
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Very nice photos! The KLR is a truly versatile...

Very nice photos! The KLR is a truly versatile ride.

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-01-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Just got back into town from Key West. That was...

Just got back into town from Key West. That was my first time visiting Key West. Interesting place. Very good night life, excellent food and wonderful people watching. Chickens running around all...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Hope that it heals quickly. How'd that happen? ...

Hope that it heals quickly. How'd that happen?

Numa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 200,313
Posted By BluRidgeRider
Sorry! Those items are presently on back order. ...

Sorry! Those items are presently on back order.

Numa
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