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klaviator 09-01-2011 12:34 PM

And the rest of the story.

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klaviator 09-01-2011 12:37 PM

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I just posted these to show that some sportbike riders do stay in their lane:lol3

ride4321 09-01-2011 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichBeBe (Post 16757687)
Funny, I was in the area and rode through some of the dragon this summer. I was stuck behind some super slow Goldwings, and Harleys and I ended up making a u-turn and not even finishing the ride. I was getting frustrated and when I get frustrated I do stupid things. Like passing like that vette (assuming the sight line made it dangerous), and then ripping. Better to retreat than hurt myself so I bailed and played on some other roads in the area.
I was at Indy this weekend and saw someone wearing this shirt and I thought of all of the destination roads that I have ever ridden.
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/im...nd_jok_whi.jpg

That's an awesome graphic but I'm not paying $10 for shipping either. If I can find that pic online somewhere I'll make my own shirt.
Question: Why is that guy getting passed:hmmmmm

pilot815 09-01-2011 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by klaviator (Post 16763499)

He is probably highly respected among them for "layin her down."

RichBeBe 09-01-2011 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ride4321 (Post 16763824)
That's an awesome graphic but I'm not paying $10 for shipping either. If I can find that pic online somewhere I'll make my own shirt.
Question: Why is that guy getting passed:hmmmmm

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/pr...FamilyId=21225

IheartmyNx 09-01-2011 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by pilot815 (Post 16764422)
He is probably highly respected among them for "layin her down."


And +5 points for everytime "old lady" was used:lol3

TheWorstKind 09-01-2011 06:46 PM

Just got back home after a nine day get-away, including spending Sunday - Thursday last week at Deal's Gap / Iron Horse Lodge. The place still rocks, with all the different roads, and, yes, I am a Tail of the Dragon fan - I really do like that particular road. When I'm out there, I do enjoy RIDING, certainly not at a 100% committed pace, but still rather briskly. A KLR 650 will go surprisingly quick out there (or any curvy terrain). Passing on the Dragon wasn't much of an issue, as the chrome brigades seemed to be fairly well seperated, making them easy to pick off. On the Cherahola Skyway, though, it was a bit of a different story. One time, after I came out of the woods, about halfway down the CSW, I decided to head over to Tellico. After a handful of delightful fast sweepers I caught about twenty of the pretty, shiny bikes. The last few roadblockers were all over the place, and the KLR just didn't have the umph to make any safe passes - picking them off one by one would probably have unsettled some of them if I would have had to move in amongst them due to oncoming traffic. So, I slowed down, enjoyed the scenery, and just waited for the return trip to enjoy the higher speeds the CSW provides.

I only had two oncoming HDs encroach my lane while out there, not too bad for the amount of time I spent out there. The only crash victim I ran into was a sportbike rider; he was certainly a grown-up, probably in his early forties. He was going a little fast, thought that an oncoming bike was leaning into his lane (even though he said the oncoming bike did not actually cross). He said it caused him to take his eye of his path and apply the rear brake, hence he crashed. The feller did not wear proper boots, and his right ankle was totally raw. Ouch.

Runs up and down the Dragon after about 5:00 pm were pretty much hazzle free. Did pick off a couple of them fancy big BMW dirtbikes :D(btw, I really want one, and I'll get one this winter), but those gentlemen waived me by.

Each one of us ought to ride well within our limits, so that we have something in reserve when a bad situation develops. I didn't have too many issues, but when I did, I'm glad I had some reserve left. Having said that, the point of this whole post is: get out there and enjoy the place. It is still awesome! :clap

Tennessee, by the way, has unfortunately paved most of the Forest Service roads in the area. :cry

ParrotheadJeff 09-01-2011 08:25 PM

<iframe src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/ejMOjD9fh9g?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" width="480"></iframe>

Hey, it's not all fail on the Dragon :D

JimVonBaden 09-01-2011 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ParrotheadJeff (Post 16766916)
<IFRAME height=390 src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/ejMOjD9fh9g?rel=0" frameBorder=0 width=480 allowfullscreen=""></IFRAME>

Hey, it's not all fail on the Dragon :D

:clap :thumb

Jim :brow

lemieuxmc 09-01-2011 08:37 PM

But they make such a cool popping sound when you hit them...

UpST8 09-01-2011 08:39 PM

Good stuff :D

gelandestrasse 09-01-2011 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by lemieuxmc (Post 16767004)
But they make such a cool popping sound when you hit them...

Do you tire of torturing and killing small animals?

slartidbartfast 09-01-2011 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ParrotheadJeff (Post 16766916)
Hey, it's not all fail on the Dragon :D

I picked up one of those little fellas in the middle of the Natchez Trace a couple of weeks ago. He had crossed the double yellow so was endangering himself and other road users.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...e/P1030395.jpg

IheartmyNx 09-01-2011 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by slartidbartfast (Post 16767204)
I picked up one of those little fellas in the middle of the Natchez Trace a couple of weeks ago. He had crossed the double yellow so was endangering himself and other road users.


Did you let him off with a (ADVrider) finger wag and warning? Or properly tax dat azz?


Was it one of those, so-long-a Peterbilt-can-pass double yellows? Or was it a hairpin so tight, I don't care if you're Lance Armestong* on a pitbike it aint safe, yellows?





































*B/c Amy's dead, and that would be in poor taste....

lemieuxmc 09-01-2011 09:32 PM

Hmmm... tastes like Python!


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