ADVrider

ADVrider (http://www.advrider.com/forums/index.php)
-   The perfect line and other riding myths (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23)
-   -   Killboy failure Dragon Fest (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454662)

ReactorTrip 03-16-2012 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldPete (Post 18225967)
He said his best time on The Dragon one way was 11 minutes and isn't the Dragon 11 miles?

Most people time the just over 9 miles between the store and the overlook. The official dragon length can be a lot different depending on who you ask. It was originally tabcat bridge to fugitive dam. Some people think it's the CROT to the bridge and some just do CROT to Overlook. Most times you hear are from either the CROT or overlook to the other one and back, then divided by 2, which is about 9.2 or 9.3 miles one way.

DiabloADV 03-16-2012 08:16 AM

PHP Code:

Yellow Wolf is back on a new yellow wingToo fast for the camera riderMarch 102012 

It's only a matter of time...anybody that pushes that close to the limits is just counting down the days.:waysad

Beto 03-16-2012 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReactorTrip (Post 18229525)
Most people time the just over 9 miles between the store and the overlook. The official dragon length can be a lot different depending on who you ask. It was originally tabcat bridge to fugitive dam. Some people think it's the CROT to the bridge and some just do CROT to Overlook. Most times you hear are from either the CROT or overlook to the other one and back, then divided by 2, which is about 9.2 or 9.3 miles one way.

Ah!... 9.2 miles in 11 min => 50 MPH

outlaws justice 03-16-2012 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiabloADV (Post 18229792)
PHP Code:

Yellow Wolf is back on a new yellow wingToo fast for the camera riderMarch 102012 

It's only a matter of time...anybody that pushes that close to the limits is just counting down the days.:waysad

How close to Who's limits. I am sure his limits and abilities are different from yours and mine.

OldPete 03-16-2012 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beto (Post 18229802)
Ah!... 9.2 miles in 11 min => 50 MPH

Still quick i suppose, having never ridden it. :eek1


Looked it up on the SV board. His stock rear damper was revalved & resprung.

Reminds me of the old joke.

What is an elephants rear legs doing when his front legs are doing 50mph? Hauling ass!

klaviator 03-16-2012 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiabloADV (Post 18229792)
PHP Code:

Yellow Wolf is back on a new yellow wingToo fast for the camera riderMarch 102012 

It's only a matter of time...anybody that pushes that close to the limits is just counting down the days.:waysad

I have no doubt that there have been people saying the same thing about him for many years.:D

ReactorTrip 03-16-2012 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiabloADV (Post 18229792)
It's only a matter of time...anybody that pushes that close to the limits is just counting down the days.:waysad

You could say "it's only a matter of time" for all of us. We do a dangerous hobby, no matter if we are pushing limits or not. You can get smacked by a car doing under the speed limit in the middle of town.

We are all going to die, some just choose to push the risk envelope just a little more than the rest of us because they rather live life to the fullest.

Bikehigh 03-16-2012 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by outlaws justice (Post 18230301)
How close to Who's limits. I am sure his limits and abilities are different from yours and mine.

They have deer in that part of the country? Shit happens, and he doesn't seem to be leaving himself much of an out for when it does.

klaviator 03-16-2012 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bikehigh (Post 18230970)
They have deer in that part of the country? Shit happens, and he doesn't seem to be leaving himself much of an out for when it does.

You could just be cruising along on a straight road, not riding anywhere near your limits and still be taken out by a deer. So what's your point?

Beto 03-16-2012 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bikehigh (Post 18230970)
They have deer in that part of the country? Shit happens, and he doesn't seem to be leaving himself much of an out for when it does.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that there are more squids than deers out there... :wink:

klaviator 03-16-2012 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beto (Post 18231108)
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that there are more squids than deers out there... :wink:

We have a shit load of deer down here. However, I don't recall ever seeing a deer at Deal's Gap. All the squids and straight pipe cruisers probably scare them away:D

Bikehigh 03-16-2012 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by klaviator (Post 18231148)
We have a shit load of deer down here. However, I don't recall ever seeing a deer at Deal's Gap. All the squids and straight pipe cruisers probably scare them away:D

Not on those off season days when he's averaging 60.

ReactorTrip 03-16-2012 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by klaviator (Post 18231148)
We have a shit load of deer down here. However, I don't recall ever seeing a deer at Deal's Gap. All the squids and straight pipe cruisers probably scare them away:D

There are deer at the Gap. Boars and Bear too. I have personally run through a gaggle of turkey at about 40mph while passing a fellow motorcyclist too. Must of been about 30-40 of those bitches covering the road too. Never seen anything like it before or again.

To see the animals, run at dusk/dawn/night. They are a lot more common then.

Beto 03-16-2012 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by klaviator (Post 18231148)
We have a shit load of deer down here. However, I don't recall ever seeing a deer at Deal's Gap. All the squids and straight pipe cruisers probably scare them away:D


and....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6...604408f3_z.jpg

too :eek1

lethe 03-16-2012 11:22 AM

The wildlife down there that has gotten in my way was primarily turkey and squirrels.
The thing I'd fear hitting most would be a wild boar, that would be like hitting a short wall.


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014