Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    NO! NO! JimVonBaden was correct. NOTHING at all to ride near Marion, Va. Just a few dead straight roads that senior citizens use to get to the local Piggly Wiggly. :wink:
  2. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    Once they finished stripping away all the coal in WV the state was completely flat. They straightened all the roads. Didn't you get the memo?
  3. Go Irish75

    Go Irish75 Been here awhile

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    :rofl
  4. GoGo Gadget

    GoGo Gadget Long timer

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    No. Not at all. I don't have a 30-30. Oh, wait a minute. You said or, I thought you said and. My driveway is only 100yds or so, but the mile of gravel road getting to it freaks out my Nancy Boy sportbike friends.
  5. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    unfortunately this is true, 90% of WV was subjected to mountain top removal and valley fills. Sadly this pic was from my ride in the mountains of WV last weekend:cry No reason to come here anymore, its all just reclaimed mine property, straight roads and rolling fields...
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    WESTRIDE 010 by Rider_wv, on Flickr

    WV used to be a wonderful place to ride but it looks more like nebraska now:cry:cry
  6. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    Uh huh. I spent 4 months in Petersburg last year on a contract job. That's what it looked like alright. Straight and flat.
  7. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    And that map a few pages back of that hideous road in Oregon... Be warned: 5 of the 6 rain free days this year are already booked with Bicycle tours. :deal

    I know the one that isn't but, well... OK, I am open to taking bids but it really isn't that special. :D
  8. lethe

    lethe Long timer

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    Nothing good in PA either any pictures you've seen to the contrary have been photoshopped and any videos (including my own) have all had unpaved and/or twisty roads CGed in.
    Long Island is the destination now, everyone should crowd in there further.
  9. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Word has it that the Federales are Permitting a rim-cut strip mine on the TN side of The Dragon. Roadbed will be about 300' wide with a straight 4-lane road with lots of space off to the side for trinket shops and boutiques...

    :lol3:rofl:lol3
  10. filmfan

    filmfan Been here awhile

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    Same with roads in New Hampshire.
    Dead flat no curves anywhere:wink:. Well, maybe a few once you get off the 10's of 1000's of miles of freeway.

    You want curves, best to stay on the Dragon, don't come looking in NE, none of that to see here, move along :D
  11. Beto

    Beto RustyGasket

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    Oh... you guys have to come to Delaware... this one has 13 curves:

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  12. EddMc

    EddMc are we there yet

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    Didn't you hear the road is closed, gates at both end and they never plan to open them again.:wink: Part of some forest plan to close all road in the trees.
  13. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    Well then come down to Houston...we a A curve, and it's only 300 miles to the next one

    no matter what the tires start as - they all end up looking like darksiders
  14. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Ain't this the truth! I have new tire in my garage right now waiting to go on. The old on from the side looks brand new as well. From the rear, well:

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    That is what happens when you ride 36 miles a day to work and back home, and the only two curves are the entrance/exit to work and my subdivision. :cry
  15. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    Better get your camera and stake out your spot! Before you know it there will be a bike or two riding by every few days!
  16. Treadless

    Treadless seeking adventure

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    :dhorse :evil :rofl
  17. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    You must have WV confused with Kansas!:deal

    Jim :brow
  18. Wheedle

    Wheedle I love inflatable fun!

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    Welcome to Georgia... same shit here. Mile plus long straights with good visibility and no intersection roads or driveways... double yellow. And they have this nice habit of arbitrarily lowering the speed limit too.
  19. OldPete

    OldPete Be aware

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    We know it is all about raising revenue.

    That is why playing cops & robbers is a life long necessity. :1drink
  20. thetable

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