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Old 10-28-2011, 11:42 AM   #3676
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Might I suggest badminton... or perhaps, competitive cup stacking?

Well he is from Florida, so a pass of the GAP is more corners than he will see in a year in his state.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:43 PM   #3677
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You guys are mean! Lucky I'm positively brimming with self-confidence.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:08 PM   #3678
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:15 PM   #3679
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Well he is from Florida, so a pass of the GAP is more corners than he will see in a year in his state.
LOL! Well, we get to practice on the interstate on/exit ramps! Thats the main reason Im riding d/s these days.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:48 PM   #3680
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:37 PM   #3681
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What am I missing.
Looks like bad body position to me.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:45 PM   #3682
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The rider in front of the Glow-helmet rider is out-of-bounds and braking "in" the curve. Points go to the Glow rider for picking his own line.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:48 PM   #3683
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Looks crazy on a wet road with that much load on the bike...
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:13 PM   #3684
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Well I'll tell you one thing, his taillight is out.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:13 PM   #3685
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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.
About 3/4 of the way through the Dragon on my one and only trip there, I was starting to feel the same way. A couple of years later, checking out some possible shortcuts for a 48-state ride, I found myself on US250 eastbound out of Moundsville, WV. Hit the first turn at the east edge of the city at about 3:00 AM. By 4:00 AM I realized that Deals Gap is just a warmup for this highway. When I finally reached Fairmont, near I-79 at the east end of that particular stretch, it was obvious that the only thing Deals Gap has going for it is the curves being close enough together that you don't lose count as easily.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:27 PM   #3686
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About 3/4 of the way through the Dragon on my one and only trip there, I was starting to feel the same way. A couple of years later, checking out some possible shortcuts for a 48-state ride, I found myself on US250 eastbound out of Moundsville, WV. Hit the first turn at the east edge of the city at about 3:00 AM. By 4:00 AM I realized that Deals Gap is just a warmup for this highway. When I finally reached Fairmont, near I-79 at the east end of that particular stretch, it was obvious that the only thing Deals Gap has going for it is the curves being close enough together that you don't lose count as easily.
Sometimes it's the road, sometimes it's the conditions. I was on some state highway (286?) between Cairo IL and Paducah KY one night when an ambulance appeared in my mirrors. I didn't know the road and it was way too narrow and curvy to pull off, so all I could do was gas it and hope for the best. I didn't want to make the ambulance pass me on that road. I eventually hit a town and the ambulance didn't follow me through.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:24 AM   #3687
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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.
I have been on MANY roads with much more motion/effort required to negotiate and which go on for much further. You might want to rethink your next trip - Try Kansas.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:36 AM   #3688
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This place is chock-full of bad-asses. Chock-full. Honey badger would be a little freaked out.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:14 AM   #3689
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:29 AM   #3690
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