Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Actually the business people are the ones that wanted the state statutes written like that for them. Creates a nice monoply for them in the "dry" counties. The politicians and lawyers are just the tools who get paid by the business people.:rofl
  2. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    This is why I'm staying the hell off the dragon. For all intents and purposes it appears to have become a circus. All I need is for some darksider on his cruising barge wearing a novelty helmet, shorts and flip flops to run a corner wide and take me out. No thanks. You couldn't pay me to ride there.
  3. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    For the most part, I agree with what you are saying, but you do realize that your quote refers to accidents that happened on 143, not 129, right ?
  4. kneeslider

    kneeslider Long timer

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    Potential dragon slayers, slayed by the dragon, again!

    Over rated, well marketed road for only those who really know how to ride!

    I liked the "dragon" back when it was dirt, now I go out of my way to avoid it!
  5. Bleemus

    Bleemus Long timer

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    So the fatality was a car tire darksider. Guess the sidewalls of that tire didn't have much grip. He is truly now firmly on the darkside and his wife with cancer will have to deal with her ordeal alone. How sad.
  6. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    On the contrary, it is cleverly drafted to exempt only those particular types of businesses that the lawmakers wished to favor. There was nothing stupid about it. Corrupt perhaps, but hardly stupid to get a law like that passed for your clients....
  7. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    Understood. Both roads look like a damn circus then. I'll just stay away.
  8. RogerShakenbak

    RogerShakenbak Adventurer

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    The county of Swain is dry. I only live here. Within the city limits of Bryson City is the only place you can get alcohol. That's why the Exxon on the edge of town has beer and the corner store between Bryson and Cherokee on US19 at the intersection of Coopers Creek Rd doesn't. The city of Bryson voted it in, not the county. I can only assume that since there is alcohol sold in the county, the ABC doesn't consider it dry, but the county itself is dry.

    Until very recently, Jackson county/Sylva had the same arrangement. Within the Sylva city limits, you could purchase beer, wine and liquor. Last year, Jackson voted to sell it and now, the Exxon at the edge of the Cherokee Reservation sells beer and wine along with all of the other convenience stores and restaurants (those that decided to) in Jackson county, but outside the Sylva city limits.

    And yes, a horse stall qualifies as an "equestrian center." That along with the two tennis courts above the motel are the only reasons the DGMR can sell beer, not because they are in Swain county.

    The wooden stalls in the photo are the "horse stables" at DGMR.

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    The tennis courts are up the hill behind the motel.
  9. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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  13. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    Actually the darksider was a single vehicle hit, from what I read.

    The guy that ran wide was on a Triumph, no mention of his tire or oil choice though.

    Dragon, or not there is always the chance to come across some asshole riding way over his head.

    No matter how you look at it this whole story sucks.
    As far as the darkside thing goes, I could see maybe (ok not really) running one on a slab ride, but not on the dragon. WTF??
  14. ErikDK

    ErikDK Been here awhile

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    You've got the pictures to prove the shit you're babbling about?

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    Is that you? :ear
  16. NitroAcres

    NitroAcres MotoBiggots Suck

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    Gee, If it is such a GREAT idea, I wonder why MOTO GP bikes don't use that profile...? (Or any form of motorcycle racing on the pavement):rofl

    Yeah, 40,000 miles of tread life is wonderful..cost effective..wait, I can't think of anything else to justify the choice.
  17. ErikDK

    ErikDK Been here awhile

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    No, it's not me. It's an Iron Butt rider (BTW I can't see the point of that "sport")

    Point is that by the time he'd done 2000 miles of slab to get to the Dragon, a normal M/C tire would have had the same profile, but chords showing in stead of lots of rubber left.

    Yellow_wolf is currently trying out darksiding: http://gl1800riders.com/forums/show...darkside-try&p=4235927&viewfull=1#post4235927

    His first and only darkside try means that he's willing to try only one tire before deciding.
  18. ErikDK

    ErikDK Been here awhile

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    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    Proof of circus like activity.
  20. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    The whole darkside thing baffles me. Sacrifice handling, safety, and look like an idiot for tread life. Yes, I know, I'm close minded, don't knock it till you try it, blah blah blah. Is it any more stupid than putting motorcycle tires on a car? Let me guess, that's "totally different" mmmkay..