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Old 10-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #3661
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As a flatlander myself, I can vouch for twisty roads taking a toll on the mind and body. I recently took a trip out to WetFest and beyond and there were a few roads where I just had to pull over and take a break out of sheer mental fatigue. I think I dubbed it "twisty burnout" in my head. Throw a camera and some fatigue into the mix and that's quite the recipe.

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You found Highway 12 I see.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #3662
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You found Highway 12 I see.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:50 PM   #3663
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Not all that difficult IF the rider understands what they are getting into. Trouble comes from a few common scenarios such as...
Rode seventeen hours to get there,
Never seen any road nearly so twisty,
Overconfidence,
Got something to prove, or
Some combination of the above.

The ride is fun, period. If you're using it to test your manhood do a trackday!
This is a huge part in many wrecks on the dragon. It's the same here in Colorado on some of our twisty roads and when I was younger, I can't say I was much different. I would use both lanes because I thought the line looked much sweeter. I was lucky to survive it and not hurt anyone else while doing it. I then discovered racing and found that no matter what kind of day I was having, there was never an oncoming minivan in my lane!!!!
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:39 PM   #3664
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Wait 'til he takes a piss without washing his hands........
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:04 PM   #3665
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Where can I get one of those. Great for halloween.

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Ouch!

Even a minor bump would probably tear your nose off - apart from the lack of impact protection. Still someone must think it looks cool! How many of those do you sell a week?
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:46 AM   #3666
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You found Highway 12 I see.
Where?
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:51 AM   #3667
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You found Highway 12 I see.
Not even. Forest Road 19, between Westfir and Rainbow. I passed one other vehicle. Fan-friggin'-tastic ribbon of pavement.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:06 AM   #3668
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Where?
Lewiston, ID. - Lolo, MT. No tight corners like the Dragon just hours of sweepers with good views and great Rocky Mountain Smells.

This sign only gets you to the top of the pass and you are already 40 miles in at this point then there is another 40 miles on the other side.

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Old 10-28-2011, 07:24 AM   #3669
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Obvious photoshop - see how they put the cruiser rider on the right side of the road? Looks pretty real though.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:51 AM   #3670
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:00 AM   #3671
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You had me looking to see where it was until I read the caption.
Funny...
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:04 AM   #3672
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As a flatlander myself, I can vouch for twisty roads taking a toll on the mind and body. I recently took a trip out to WetFest and beyond and there were a few roads where I just had to pull over and take a break out of sheer mental fatigue. I think I dubbed it "twisty burnout" in my head. Throw a camera and some fatigue into the mix and that's quite the recipe.

John
Here's a route on the way to Deals gap that'll give you twisty burnout.

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Old 10-28-2011, 09:16 AM   #3673
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This is coming from someone who has done the Mulholland...but is the Dragon really that effing difficult?
Like a couple others said, it's freaking exhausting. I can't think of any roads in Cali that compare. I'm in good shape. I've done dozens of track days. Halfway through the Dragon I start thinking, "Fuck, when is this thing gonna end?!"

Edit: Thinking about it, part of it is the fact that you are enclosed by the trees the entire time. There's no time to recage your gyros. Out West it is much more wide open, even on very twisty roads.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:27 AM   #3674
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Might I suggest badminton... or perhaps, competitive cup stacking?
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:12 AM   #3675
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Like a couple others said, it's freaking exhausting. I can't think of any roads in Cali that compare. I'm in good shape. I've done dozens of track days. Halfway through the Dragon I start thinking, "Fuck, when is this thing gonna end?!"

Edit: Thinking about it, part of it is the fact that you are enclosed by the trees the entire time. There's no time to recage your gyros. Out West it is much more wide open, even on very twisty roads.
It's the only public road that I ever got "arm pump" like like I was in a Hare Scrambles. Happened SuperMoto'ing a couple of times, but never on the street.

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