Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :huh How is this positive? And what "sport"? He isn't racing, he is riding down a twisty highway.
  2. edge2edge

    edge2edge Evil Scotsman

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    Well he has fame, he rides well, appears to have an open mind, and is portraying adventure travel across the globe in a positive light to a very wide viewing audience. As for terminology motorcycling is indeed a sport in many ways, perhaps less so on the street, but certainly meets the definition in terms of this thread.:deal

    As for riding the dragon, I think it meets the definition of sport...especially considering your part of the audience.:D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport

    Safe journeys...
  3. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Yeah, and now The Dragon is going to get overrun by more squirrels who saw his show and wanna be.

    Feh.

    --Bill
  4. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    Which is what ruined Deals Gap when Rider Magazine publicized it.

    It was much better riding in the late 70's when only a few of us knew and rode to it.

    Hell much fewer of us riding at all back then.

    Sometimes I feel old :gerg
    So I go for a ride :ricky

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  5. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Bill,
    Kinda late to worry about that. You been up there lately on a sunny day?
    Take a number.:rofl
  6. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    I know, that rant is like trying to sweep the ocean back. But I'm a curmudgeon-in-training (a CIT) so I'm compelled to grumble.

    Take a number, get in the parade.

    --Bill
  7. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    I rode it a few times, but not anymore, too frustrating. I am glad it is so popular, as it keeps all those off the better roads in the area.
  8. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    I 've ridden it 3 times during weekdays and there wasn't more than 10 or 15 other vehicles on the road with us,in the mornings there was no one . Stay away from Fri-Sun and its still a blast. Shit,now I guess I fucked that up.:lol3
  9. edge2edge

    edge2edge Evil Scotsman

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    Those squirrels seem to provide lots of entertainment in this thread, do they not?:norton:freaky

    I have rode the dragon a few times, all during the week, and it was not too bad. Great road but there are just too many other good roads and sights to see to stay in one location, IMHO.:D
  10. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Oh, absolutely.

    Where else could you get the best in synchronized squidding?
    [​IMG]

    Or the latest in Dry 'Pits?
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    Or-- and this heah is a Zork favorite [​IMG] --

    The Baby Gatling?
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  11. edge2edge

    edge2edge Evil Scotsman

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    Now that was a :rofl moment Bill! The people next to me think I am weird, but hey I like to laugh!:lol3
  12. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Well, except for the shitty 70's technology bikes. But since you still ride one, then yeah, it was much better riding it back then :rofl
  13. alekkas

    alekkas Long timer

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    So this thread has permeated my brain a bit.

    Few days ago riding home through the snowies, I see a moose. Full on brakes to pull over and get that pic. Last second, see the road ends and a six inch drop to a foot of gravel then the edge. Inside my helmet I hear, "had to lay er down..."


    Didn't but almost. Laughed my self through that pic and the next few miles.
  14. EKinOR

    EKinOR Been here awhile

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    There are actually four of those that you pass. And they get ignored with great frequency.
  15. KaHOnas

    KaHOnas One big piston

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    I ignore them frequently since, if you were to put all my vehicles bumper-to-bumper, I doubt they'd equal 35'.
  16. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    Hey it was a blast on a new 1975 XT500C with square block trials tires

    And FYI my Tiger's title says it's a 2000.

    [​IMG]

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  17. patiodadio

    patiodadio Motorcyclist

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    My wife and I took our first ride thru Deal's Gap in the summer of 2000 aboard our trusty ol' Concours. It was about mid-day and I think we only met one other bike. There wasn't anyone taking pictures back then ether. We have made the trip many times since then and its has gotten really busy down there.


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  18. Huzband

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    Yeah, that's never happened before.
  19. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Me, too. My Dad introduced me to this road in the late seventies when I was living in Athens, Tn. I had Thursday afternoons off, & would take this road as the long way 'round to lunch in Gatlinburg. I always laugh now when someone asks if I've ever ridden the dragon.
  20. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Yes I know. I was warned by a bicycle rider about a bus-style motor-home one time.

    When they do get caught by the Staters The LEO's Impound their vehicles and fine the shit out of them though. (I have witnessed two getting caught) :D