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Old 06-08-2011, 04:39 PM   #1846
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It's extra fun in the dirt cause you can tuck the front then catch it with the throttle.

That happened to me on pavement a few weeks ago. Hung a left onto an entrance ramp WAY too hot, peg folded completely up, held it there, hit a small ripple in the pavement, center stand hit and jacked the bike, front end washed out, I felt the bars start to flop, I gassed it and the front caught, got the backend out a bit and did the worlds sloppiest drift ever accomplished on a motorcycle. Whew, those folks sitting at the red light sure got a show. Riding in snow and ice has helped me infinitely when the roads are wet or even dry.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:47 PM   #1847
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Always good advice.


When in doubt........GAS IT!!
I can still hear Gary Bailey screaming at me...GAS IT!!!!!!!

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Old 06-08-2011, 04:56 PM   #1848
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I bet he is in that rode because of three letters"G.P.S."!!!!
Even before GPSes were popular, truck drivers unfamiliar with the area tried that route because their dispatchers told them to. When my dad drove long haul he dreaded that part of the country, because he never knew what his dispatcher was going to get him into next.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:58 PM   #1849
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Always good advice.


When in doubt........GAS IT!!
I can still hear Gary Bailey screaming at me...GAS IT!!!!!!!

The strange thing was i didn't even have time to think about it. I went from "oooh shit" to, "hmm i'm upright going wide open down the entrance ramp." Pure instinct. At least on snow things happen in slow motion, this entire event was over in less than half a second. I really wish someone got that on camera though. Probably wouldn't have saved it if a camera was watching though.

But throttle has saved me more times than brakes, thats for sure.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:06 AM   #1850
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:15 AM   #1851
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Even before GPSes were popular, truck drivers unfamiliar with the area tried that route because their dispatchers told them to. When my dad drove long haul he dreaded that part of the country, because he never knew what his dispatcher was going to get him into next.

That place needs to be a federal highway... Like The Trace... NO TRUCKS ALLOWED!

Damn the youtube vids of that place makes my blood boil... Squids, Cops and trucks...

Yep, just where I wanna go to enjoy a nice ride.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:50 PM   #1852
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Damn the youtube vids of that place makes my blood boil... Squids, Cops and trucks...
I'm just glad they're all grouped up in one place.

It would suck if they were dispersed out over all the other good roads...
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:10 AM   #1853
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There is so much "American rider" in that picture that I don't know where to begin...
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:18 AM   #1854
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I started with the chin fat...
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:34 AM   #1855
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:35 AM   #1856
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Wow, Magnum (PI) has really let himself go.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:38 PM   #1857
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:23 PM   #1858
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I'd almost bet those Super Sherpa's got to US129 strapped to the back of an RV.

my guess is rentals. There is a place up on the Cherohala that rents Kawasakis... I think a place in Tellico Plains rents bikes too.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:54 PM   #1859
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I didn't have an urge to ride this road given all the stupidity that I'd heard about. However, after looking at these pictures I'd have to say that I'm not shocked about the lack of skill, but I am shocked that riders on this road may very well get taken out by other riders

I don't see the appeal when the other road users are so much of a threat.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:57 PM   #1860
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Somewhere I read a great account of someone doing the Dragon midweek on a gloomy day. Nobody was there so he was able to start slow and work his way up to some pretty fast rides, and without worries about encountering someone in the wrong lane. I just can't understand that--what are these folks thinking? Sure, I've overcooked it once in awhile and ended up on the wrong side of the line, but these pictures seem to indicate that folks just ride that way normally. Unfortunately, a lot of folks are susceptible to peer pressure and if there is a crowd going fast they think they have to go fast to save face, even if they really don't have the skills to go fast, and I'm not excluding myself from that group. It's one reason I prefer to ride by myself--no peer pressure to get me in trouble.
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