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Old 05-19-2012, 07:25 AM   #11281
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Back to ADV Killboy fail...

Does crashing your GS into a responding ambulance count? (He rode away, we can make fun of him, right?)
http://www.wbir.com/news/article/220...-on-The-Dragon

Dave doesn't have Friday's pics up yet.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:32 AM   #11282
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Back to ADV Killboy fail...

Does crashing your GS into a responding ambulance count? (He rode away, we can make fun of him, right?)
http://www.wbir.com/news/article/220...-on-The-Dragon

Dave doesn't have Friday's pics up yet.
That was one of those F800GS's. Wheel bearings probably went out right at that moment, or he lost the rear from all the oil pouring out of the valve cover gasket.


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Old 05-19-2012, 07:37 AM   #11283
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:47 AM   #11284
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Ain't this the truth! I have new tire in my garage right now waiting to go on. The old on from the side looks brand new as well. From the rear, well:



That is what happens when you ride 36 miles a day to work and back home, and the only two curves are the entrance/exit to work and my subdivision.

You got a tire like that around Tyler?? Oh, uhmmm, yes, yes you do.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:56 AM   #11285
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:23 PM   #11286
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You got a tire like that around Tyler?? Oh, uhmmm, yes, yes you do.


Not quite sure what you're getting at...

But, I don't think it was this thread that I mentioned that the only riding I get to do is my commute. With three kids and all the stuff they do (plus the fact that they are awesome and I just want to be with them), I really can't get away for a ride that often. Well, I could, but then I would have to sacrifice other things. Motorcycling is great, but it is far from my top priority. For now, I am happy with just commuting. I'll get more twisty stuff as time goes on, but I am very content right now. The above picture is a side effect of what I am able to do now.

All that said, yes, there are some pretty twisty roads in east Texas if you know where to look.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #11287
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20 a year on one 11 mile road. They should put that on a sign at both ends, with all their pictures, along with the family pics...maybe others would not treat it like a race track.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #11288
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20 a year on one 11 mile road. They should put that on a sign at both ends, with all their pictures, along with the family pics...maybe others would not treat it like a race track.
You read it wrong. There were 20 deaths through April of last year, 28 through April of this year.

I'm afraid it's only a matter of time before this road gets straightened, closed, or neutered in some way.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #11289
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20 a year on one 11 mile road. They should put that on a sign at both ends, with all their pictures, along with the family pics...maybe others would not treat it like a race track.



By the end of April 2011 THP says 20 people died in motorcycle accidents in Tennessee.
Numbers for the entire year declined 18% over 2010.



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Old 05-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #11290
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You read it wrong. There were 20 deaths through April of last year, 28 through April of this year.

I'm afraid it's only a matter of time before this road gets straightened, closed, or neutered in some way.

"By the end of April 2011 THP says 20 people died in motorcycle accidents in Tennessee."
what did i get wrong? now wait a second...
now I dont understand any of it...

"By the end April 2011, 20 motorcyclists died on the road. THP says at the end of April 2012 that number rose to 28."

So, from April 2011 to April 2012 it was 28? or 28 SO FAR in 2012?
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #11291
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20 a year on one 11 mile road. They should put that on a sign at both ends, with all their pictures, along with the family pics...maybe others would not treat it like a race track.
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You read it wrong. There were 20 deaths through April of last year, 28 through April of this year.

I'm afraid it's only a matter of time before this road gets straightened, closed, or neutered in some way.

I heard it as that many moto deaths in the state for the year, not at the Dragon.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #11292
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"By the end of April 2011 THP says 20 people died in motorcycle accidents in Tennessee."
what did i get wrong?
Tennessee has more than 11 miles of roadway.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:28 PM   #11293
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"By the end of April 2011 THP says 20 people died in motorcycle accidents in Tennessee."
what did i get wrong?

The WHOLE state is more than 11 miles.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:29 PM   #11294
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Tennessee has more than 11 miles of roadway.
not according to this thread...

I missed the "Tennessee roads" part untill I un-muted the sound, then reread it.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:31 PM   #11295
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Many people confuse deaths from as far away as 100 miles as being "on the Dragon". The Tail of the Dragon is only 11 miles long and the following facts pertain only to those 11 miles. There are more motorcycle deaths on other roads in Blount County Tennessee than there are on the Dragon each year.
2011 - One death: August 3 Tennessee sportbike rider run over by 18 wheeler at mm 5.
2010 - One death: August 28 South bound sportbike rider off road and hit tree. Another death at Wheelie Hell in August technically not on Dragon.
2009 - Five deaths: HD rider from Miami went off road, reason unknown (possible heart attack). Friends and LEOs searched several hour before finding body. A female HD rider died at mm 5.0 when she went off the road. Another female died a month later in the same area. A 66 year old Goldwing rider died near mm 8. A 49 year old died two months after crashing at the Hump.

Source:http://tailofthedragon.com/dragon.html
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