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Old 06-16-2011, 10:27 AM   #1861
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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.
The scads of tshirts, mugs, and other crap claiming you tamed the dragon, I guess.

Me, any fun curvy road around a sunny weekend is not a place to be. Unless you enjoy getting stuck behind the lost couple doing 15 in a convertable and parking before every blind turn.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:14 AM   #1862
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The scads of tshirts, mugs, and other crap claiming you tamed the dragon, I guess.

Me, any fun curvy road around a sunny weekend is not a place to be. Unless you enjoy getting stuck behind the lost couple doing 15 in a convertable and parking before every blind turn.
Just pass em. No problem.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:35 AM   #1863
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Just pass em. No problem.
I don't pass on double yellow, unless it is a scooter or pushbike hugging the white line.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:37 AM   #1864
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That place needs to be a federal highway... .
It already is. US route.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:47 AM   #1865
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It already is. US route.

..., like The Natchez Trace. I.e NO TRUCKS AND COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC ALLOWED


EDIT: Whaa? Well who the hell issues tickets on it? Park Rangers? I was told it was "The Man" a Federal man...


Saw a few townies and an unmarked but that was once and on the return from Tupelo.

Got the GF's pos Malibu up to 130 in one section Got a 45 minute bl... well... never mind, in another...
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:40 PM   #1866
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A year ago I would have told you that this road was on my bucket list. Yea.... not so much anymore.

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Old 06-16-2011, 01:48 PM   #1867
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unless it is a scooter or pushbike hugging the white line.

Law breaker! Lane sharing is illegal! HOW DARE YOU!
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:06 PM   #1868
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If your tires are on your side of yellow line but half the upper part of the bike and your entire torso as well as dragging knee is in the oncoming lane.... are you doing it wrong or do the tires make the call on what is acceptable?
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:13 PM   #1869
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..., like The Natchez Trace. I.e NO TRUCKS AND COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC ALLOWED
Never going to happen, it's too important commercially to the people that actually live there and in the surrounding area.

You would need to create something like an interstate to bypass it, which would probably end up killing the road itself by being placing on top of it.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:25 PM   #1870
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You would need to create something like an interstate to bypass it, which would probably end up killing the road itself by being placing on top of it.
Killing how? Economically Or functionally?

And serves any businesses that uses trucks up there right. I've seen the vids of the trucks left of center and how sharp the curves are, and potentially killing a motorcyclist, and any person wanting to place a business up there orta have his ass removed...

And I'm sure there is a government stipend or grant available somewhere to have it relocated...


Am I the only one that dreams of taking an old Xr250 up there and purposely putting it under the back wheels of a truck? (in my lane of course)

Hell man, I've tried working for it... And all I see on TV is lawyers telling me I could be rich...




Oh crap! Does this make it pre-meditated?
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:35 PM   #1871
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Killing how? Economically Or functionally?

And serves any businesses that uses trucks up there right. I've seen the vids of the trucks left of center and how sharp the curves are, and potentially killing a motorcyclist, and any person wanting to place a business up there orta have his ass removed...

And I'm sure there is a government stipend or grant available somewhere to have it relocated...


Am I the only one that dreams of taking an old Xr250 up there and purposely putting it under the back wheels of a truck? (in my lane of course)

Hell man, I've tried working for it... And all I see on TV is lawyers telling me I could be rich.

Oh crap! Does this make it pre-meditated?
Look up I-3. It's pretty much dead in the water, but one of the proposed routes is right through US129. It would replace the road. That's the kind of killing it would take. There wouldn't be a dragon anymore if that route had actually been picked and built.

There is a lot more to that area than just the dragon. TVA uses that road for commercial purposes to get to it's Fontana Dam. There are a lot of other small business in the the little towns on the other side of the mountains that get supplies through Knoxville and up US129. It's a route that is needed commercially long before motorcycles discovered it.

There's a lot of local trucks that can and do stay in their lane and out run the tourists.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:44 PM   #1872
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If your tires are on your side of yellow line but half the upper part of the bike and your entire torso as well as dragging knee is in the oncoming lane.... are you doing it wrong or do the tires make the call on what is acceptable?
The oncoming truck will tell you which bits are over the line
If your position was further to your own side of the road you could get around the bend faster and safer.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:36 PM   #1873
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I've seen the vids of the trucks left of center and how sharp the curves are, and potentially killing a motorcyclist, and any person wanting to place a business up there orta have his ass removed...
If the motorcyclists is riding AT the posted speed limit, he should have no problem slowing and stopping for a truck or any other vehicle left of center line.

Problem is, many motorcycles on that road are exceeding the limit.

So is it the truckers fault or the speeding bikers? I say blame lies with each....you play you pay.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:54 PM   #1874
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If the motorcyclists is riding AT the posted speed limit, he should have no problem slowing and stopping for a truck or any other vehicle left of center line.

Problem is, many motorcycles on that road are exceeding the limit.

So is it the truckers fault or the speeding bikers? I say blame lies with each....you play you pay.
you my friend, are smoking pot.

Of all the vids I COULD post, speed has not got one damn thing to do with it.

and last time I checked two wrongs do not make a right. So no, b/c a motorcyclist is speeding does it give a TT the right to be LOC.







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