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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.
Ooof! I hate it when that happens.
Oil on a turn is one of my most basic fears. Scary stuff that.
Nice to see you getting out Sil. Looks like Shane feels the same.
Let's just go ahead and get this over with: He had to lay 'er down
Heal quick, I hope it's not broken. I'm gonna wring the shit outta that GS before I take it to Hunter's shop.
On a serious note, I saw that spillage in every curve coming down the mountain, like somebody forgot to put the fuel cap on after filling, and it was sloshing out in the corners. Just something else to be wary of when we ride.
Especially in the rain!!
Damn Shane! Heal up well!
Glad it wasn't worse. Heal quickly.
Hope its not too bad Shane!! Let us know please if Barb and I can help you in any way. Will call you later on Monday.
Silke, I have seen a lot of waste oil being dumped on Madison backroads recently. It appears to me that someone has something like a truck with an oil barrel or small tanker and they open a spout at the bottom and drive up the mountains, usually at night, and dump waste oil. It can sometimes leave a streak for miles and surely this would not be an accidental spill. This appears to be going downhill but I have seen that as well if the tank was full and just opened. We have been watching for this and will get a tag number and report if we see it happening. Its very slick when fresh and for weeks when damp or wet. Its hard to see in the rain so very dangerous. This is happening in Haywood too...saw lots of it yesterday and Saturday! Ed
This makes more sense, I was looking at the streak in the previous pictures, and it didn't make sense. If it were a cap left ajar, the oil streak would be to the outside of a corner, and when following this one it crosses to the inside at the apex. I agree looks intentional to me.
A quick question, have the authorities in either county been alerted?? If the offender was caught, seems like reckless endangerment charges would be appropriate, and if someone killed, manslaughter might be charged too.
As far as a tag number, if I saw it and knew it was intentional, a better idea would be said truck with driver found at the bottom of the river.
Glad it wasn't worse, Shane. Heal quick
Also glad you were there, Silke... as bad as the situation was, it had to be a great luxury to have a friend roll up.
Not convinced - it's a very steep part, and the oil was only present in the steep sections. I think, if you really try to spill on purpose you'd spill everywhere otherwise it just takes too long
Also, because the turns on this road are tight and have a lot of rafting trucks/trailers going up and down, I would also start wide - within my lane - and get close to the apex (unless you don't know the road and blow the turn).
I know what you mean!
Get well Shane..
Shane ..Heal fast fully and well...
Dang that sux....
Here is another view. The oil starts pretty much where is was standing and tapered off towards the end
I am so sorry. Heal quickly. As a previous poster said, it's great when friendlies roll up on the scene.
I once followed a truck that was spilling oil all over 209.
Urgent Care took x-rays and confirmed a "jagged nasty collar bone break". Now the guys are on the hunt for an orthopedist in AVL that will see him and fix him up.
Any suggestions from the locals
ugh. Good luck and heal up quick.
I think Carol is satisfied with the way her ankle came out. Dr. King, at that hospital at the bottom of 209 on 74, I forget the name...
A good friend from Charlotte was in a bad wreck in TX, on his way back from Baja, Surgery is today or tomorrow in AVL.
The guys at Eurosport BMW referred him to a cracker-jack Orthopedic in AVL, and he came with credentials strong enough for him to travel to AVL, vs getting surgery in Charlotte. Might want to give them a call over there, and see who they recommend.
Found it in another forum: Dr Large at Mission Hospital in Asheville
If that doesn't work, best way to find the best Dr is to ask a nurse that works in a hospital, or ask a PT, they can separate the wheat from the chaff for you.