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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By peejman
Thankfully they've finally changed the...

Thankfully they've finally changed the designation and made the 53' trailers illegal in both TN and NC (129 & 28 in NC). I think it's a 30' max trailer length now, though there's still several areas...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
I want to be there sunday if I can get a kitchen...

I want to be there sunday if I can get a kitchen pass.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Sounds like a great idea to me. It's baseball...

Sounds like a great idea to me. It's baseball season and I'm coaching 2 teams so my Saturdays tend to be booked. Ill get away if a can.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By peejman
129... It's a state highway. Make a sighting...

129... It's a state highway. Make a sighting pass, stay in your lane, ride at a speed you're comfortable with, use the pull-offs when necessary, watch for on-coming idiots, and wave to the cops. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By peejman
I doubt you'll see significant snow. Chilly and...

I doubt you'll see significant snow. Chilly and rainy is definitely possible, so be prepared for that.

Asheville to Tellico and back will be a long day. There's no gas on the Skyway between...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Pig & Chick is awesome! It was our favorite BBQ...

Pig & Chick is awesome! It was our favorite BBQ joint when we lived near there (yes, including Ridgewood). Save room for dessert. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it as my young'uns have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By peejman
Yes, you can do a 129 & Cherohala Skyway loop...

Yes, you can do a 129 & Cherohala Skyway loop from Asheville in a day. Take 74 to 28 to the skyway to Tellico. Then 360 to Vonore, and 411 to 72 to 129 south.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Maybe it's the art of mis-direction...

Maybe it's the art of mis-direction...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By peejman
Cowpens is a neat place. I have family in the...

Cowpens is a neat place. I have family in the Spartanburg area.

There's so much around the Asheville area, it's hard to narrow it down.

From Asheville, head north. Take 63/209 to Hot...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
So 209 is the "rattler". Interesting. I guess...

So 209 is the "rattler". Interesting. I guess that's more fearsome than the dreaded "hellbender". Used to ride 209 all the time when I lived up that way. It was definitely a fun road but the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Tire pressures are a compromise of several...

Tire pressures are a compromise of several factors... Traction - lower pressure gives better traction, to a point. Heat - lower pressure makes the tire run hotter, reduces load capacity, and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,001
Posted By peejman
Good stuff. I've gotta find some time to get out...

Good stuff. I've gotta find some time to get out and learn my way around.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
The head shake behind semi's may not be the...

The head shake behind semi's may not be the bike... The air coming off the back of a trailer can set up a phenomenon called vortex shedding. It can cause or exacerbate that left/right motion..
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By peejman
Balsam Mtn and Heintooga roads make a nice loop...

Balsam Mtn and Heintooga roads make a nice loop to the north. Sure looks like there's plenty of stuff to the southwest, in the vicinity of Slyva and Franklin. I haven't ventured that far south.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
That's my single biggest concern with the water...

That's my single biggest concern with the water cooled bikes. They always seem to hang the radiator right out there just asking for it to get whacked. I've never understood why they don't put any...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
I have at work on the odd occasion, mostly just...

I have at work on the odd occasion, mostly just for removing small dings. I've also used sandpaper wrapped around the tip of a flat blade screwdriver. It's a pain but better than nothing. A tap is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
They'll work reasonably on big internal threads...

They'll work reasonably on big internal threads like your M24. Not so much for smaller ones. A tap is better regardless.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Thread file......

Thread file... http://www.amazon.com/Allstar-Performance-ALL11039-Metric-Thread/dp/B003BZLK6O

Though it sounds like blustar has you fixed up.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Any of this......

Any of this... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998366

Wish I could join you. Unfortunately my heathen employer doesn't think "Good Friday" is a holiday.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 40,173
Posted By peejman
Not yet. April 10th.

Not yet. April 10th.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 40,173
Posted By peejman
Pants are always optional.

Pants are always optional.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 40,173
Posted By peejman
I wouldn't get there at 3am unless you just enjoy...

I wouldn't get there at 3am unless you just enjoy sitting in your truck in the dark and pouring rain. The rain should be gone by 7am.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,456
Posted By peejman
I've already got a wedding to attend between...

I've already got a wedding to attend between baseball games that weekend. :cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 651
Posted By peejman
Ah, Grad's cabin then I bet. It's in a sweet...

Ah, Grad's cabin then I bet. It's in a sweet spot, you'll love it.

64 along the Ocoee is nice and you'll pass by where the Olympics were years ago. Avoid it on weekends unless you like...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 651
Posted By peejman
If you get down into NGA, check out Brasstown...

If you get down into NGA, check out Brasstown Bald, Helen GA... Hwy 180, 60, 348, ... you can make a loop or two around through there. Beautiful country.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Breaks state park in KY. Rock Island park south...

Breaks state park in KY. Rock Island park south of Nashville. Vogel state park in NGA.


The place formerly known as TWO.... http://twowheelsofsuches.com
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 220,200
Posted By peejman
Looks vaguely familiar. Somewhere near East...

Looks vaguely familiar. Somewhere near East Miller's Cove, Walland-ish?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Pizza.... I've always heard that Big Ed's is...

Pizza.... I've always heard that Big Ed's is really good, but never been there. Tomato Head has good pizza (good everything). Pizzeria Venti in Vonore is really good. Barley's pizza is good. Be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Neither one of us will be there, though not for...

Neither one of us will be there, though not for lack of want. D's son's and my Dad's birthdays are both the 28th. I've thought about trying to do a day ride to MMM, but that'll be a last minute...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
My brother-in-law was riding in a UTV that rolled...

My brother-in-law was riding in a UTV that rolled twice while doing stupid drunk things in the dark. It landed on his right elbow on both revolutions. He had surgery to repair it at least twice and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Mucho Sucko! Shoulder injuries suck, been there....

Mucho Sucko! Shoulder injuries suck, been there. Heal up fast.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
I didn't have to avoid any pot holes or salt...

I didn't have to avoid any pot holes or salt while chasing the kids around the yard on saturday. Though I did have to dodge a few land mines strategically placed by the dog. :eek1

Unfortunately...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
It was 70 deg and almost sunny yesterday. Now...

It was 70 deg and almost sunny yesterday. Now it's completely shitty again. This sucks. :cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
I understand about keeping the wife sane. ...

I understand about keeping the wife sane.

There's campgrounds at Frozen Head and Big Ridge parks but I don't know if they're open.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
KOA in Townsend or Sevierville/Pigeon Forge are...

KOA in Townsend or Sevierville/Pigeon Forge are nice enough. http://koa.com/campgrounds/townsend-great-smokies/

I think Indian Boundary is still closed for the season. Cades Cove campground is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-26-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
I was sorely tempted but I figured I'd completely...

I was sorely tempted but I figured I'd completely destroy my yard in the process. And after shoveling 4 driveways, I was too tired. .
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-26-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Is it spring yet? :becca

Is it spring yet?



:becca
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
Bummer on the crash. Your bars look like mine do....

Bummer on the crash. Your bars look like mine do.

I pulled my bars off, put them in a vice, and used another cheater pipe to bend them back. They're not perfect but better. I was shocked at how...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 71,910
Posted By peejman
You're gonna have to get some sort of snorkel,...

You're gonna have to get some sort of snorkel, mask, something to get your breath out of the helmet.

It's also possible that you're keeping yourself too warm. If you're nice and cozy warm, your...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By peejman
It's a common misconception among locals too. ...

It's a common misconception among locals too. Fontana is more widely known just because the town has the same name and it's proximity to Deals Gap. Fontana is known for its unique spillway...
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