Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    I know they are paid for the mileage but could you explain to us why they take this road then?

    Few options of my own:

    1. They get paid for the mileage taking this shortcut into account; maybe not a "tidier" profit but an "even" profit at least.

    2. The contract doesn't take the shortcut into account so they save few miles and time. Win win scenario.

    3. The money is irrelevant because they are payed for actual mileage but their time is valuable; so they save something by taking the dragon.



    Why the hell would they take the chance otherwise?


    I don't really care what the reasons are...but you can't come here naming someone an idiot without any further informations to back up your claim.
  2. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    I am willing to bet that most of the truckers you see in these pics are first timers (on this road).
    If I got on a road this tight I would make sure I never went on it again.
  3. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    The link goes to a website warning about trucks and the Dragon. Out west, that sign would read "Trucks over 35 feet knigpin to axle PROHIBITED next XXX miles"'

    Originally, it may be much smaller commercial vehicles paid for that road to be paid. Now those taxes get used (in Oregon) to pave bypasses.
  4. EddMc

    EddMc are we there yet

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    This was my first thought when I saw those truck there. I remember last year a trucker got a huge fine for trying to go over McKenzie pass.
  5. windmill

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    The short simple answer,

    If it is a long haul truck load truck.
    They got really lost/confused, getting off the interstate freeway system will ultimately waste time, effort and money unless the destination is in the area. Shortcuts in a semi are a fools errand.

    If it is a local short haul LTL truck.
    It may be both the origin and destination are local to the area.

    In the 20+ years of being a truck driver, I have been in some crazy remote places, its never easy or fun, but sometimes it has to be done.
  6. gelandestrasse

    gelandestrasse Fidem Scit

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  7. Savoir-Faire

    Savoir-Faire Powered by Hate

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    That guy is so screwed.
  8. anotherguy

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    I would like to see the next few seconds.
  9. gelandestrasse

    gelandestrasse Fidem Scit

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  10. anotherguy

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    Solid skills and presence of mind. Or the end of an ass kicking streak of luck. Me I'd take either one.
  11. galland1

    galland1 n00b

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    Stayed on the gas and rode it out?
  12. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Nope. He's snapped the throttle shut, the bike sat up, and he's on his way over the high side........:lol3
  13. DAKEZ

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  14. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    If he didn't come off, it wasn't due to any skill on his part, he just got lucky. He's unassed the seat right there.
  15. gelandestrasse

    gelandestrasse Fidem Scit

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    It happens.
  16. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Sometimes, I'd rather be lucky than good.
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  17. anotherguy

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    Yeah I'll never turn down a lucky shot.
  18. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    From an obit of a Texas oil man:

    http://www.grahamleader.com/obits.asp?Story=22363
  19. wiliturk

    wiliturk Been here awhile

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    I bet he is in that rode because of three letters"G.P.S."!!!!:rofl
  20. Rufjeep

    Rufjeep Been here awhile

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    Gotta shamefully admit, I straightened out a corner on the dragon. If a camera would have been there, it would have captured me target fixated, scared shitless, and momentarily locking the brakes as I panicked. I was on the inside lane, and slid across the other lane and onto the far shoulder of the road.

    I was new to sport bikes and riding over my head as I tried to stay with a much more experienced rider. I was lucky, and it was a reality check.