Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    The scads of tshirts, mugs, and other crap claiming you tamed the dragon, I guess.

    Me, any fun curvy road around a sunny weekend is not a place to be. Unless you enjoy getting stuck behind the lost couple doing 15 in a convertable and parking before every blind turn.
  2. Roam

    Roam If you want to

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    Just pass em. No problem.
  3. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    I don't pass on double yellow, unless it is a scooter or pushbike hugging the white line.
  4. Noone

    Noone Long timer

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    It already is. US route.
  5. IheartmyNx

    IheartmyNx Ihave2draft

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    ..., like The Natchez Trace. I.e NO TRUCKS AND COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC ALLOWED:D


    EDIT: Whaa? Well who the hell issues tickets on it? Park Rangers? I was told it was "The Man" a Federal man...


    Saw a few townies and an unmarked but that was once and on the return from Tupelo.

    Got the GF's pos Malibu up to 130 in one section Got a 45 minute bl... well... never mind, in another...:knary
  6. FirstPath

    FirstPath Long timer

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    A year ago I would have told you that this road was on my bucket list. Yea.... not so much anymore.

    Scott in Shoreview
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  7. IheartmyNx

    IheartmyNx Ihave2draft

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    Law breaker! Lane sharing is illegal! HOW DARE YOU!
  8. larry0071

    larry0071 Been here awhile

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    If your tires are on your side of yellow line but half the upper part of the bike and your entire torso as well as dragging knee is in the oncoming lane.... are you doing it wrong or do the tires make the call on what is acceptable?
  9. ReactorTrip

    ReactorTrip glows in the dark

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    Never going to happen, it's too important commercially to the people that actually live there and in the surrounding area.

    You would need to create something like an interstate to bypass it, which would probably end up killing the road itself by being placing on top of it.
  10. IheartmyNx

    IheartmyNx Ihave2draft

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    Killing how? Economically Or functionally?

    And serves any businesses that uses trucks up there right. I've seen the vids of the trucks left of center and how sharp the curves are, and potentially killing a motorcyclist:wink:, and any person wanting to place a business up there orta have his ass removed...

    And I'm sure there is a government stipend or grant available somewhere to have it relocated...


    Am I the only one that dreams of taking an old Xr250 up there and purposely putting it under the back wheels of a truck? (in my lane of course)

    Hell man, I've tried working for it... And all I see on TV is lawyers telling me I could be rich...

    [​IMG]


    Oh crap! Does this make it pre-meditated? :D
  11. ReactorTrip

    ReactorTrip glows in the dark

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    Look up I-3. It's pretty much dead in the water, but one of the proposed routes is right through US129. It would replace the road. That's the kind of killing it would take. There wouldn't be a dragon anymore if that route had actually been picked and built.

    There is a lot more to that area than just the dragon. TVA uses that road for commercial purposes to get to it's Fontana Dam. There are a lot of other small business in the the little towns on the other side of the mountains that get supplies through Knoxville and up US129. It's a route that is needed commercially long before motorcycles discovered it.

    There's a lot of local trucks that can and do stay in their lane and out run the tourists.
  12. Oilybimmer

    Oilybimmer Long timer

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    The oncoming truck will tell you which bits are over the line :deal
    If your position was further to your own side of the road you could get around the bend faster and safer.
  13. blk-betty

    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    If the motorcyclists is riding AT the posted speed limit, he should have no problem slowing and stopping for a truck or any other vehicle left of center line.

    Problem is, many motorcycles on that road are exceeding the limit.

    So is it the truckers fault or the speeding bikers? I say blame lies with each....you play you pay.
  14. IheartmyNx

    IheartmyNx Ihave2draft

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    you my friend, are smoking pot.

    Of all the vids I COULD post, speed has not got one damn thing to do with it.

    and last time I checked two wrongs do not make a right. So no, b/c a motorcyclist is speeding does it give a TT the right to be LOC.


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  15. eSONG

    eSONG Been here awhile

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    fun times..

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  16. blk-betty

    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    You live in TN so I assume you have ridden that stretch of road.

    I have but I confess only on a couple of those ill-handling, poor braking, no clearance Harleys.

    At the posted speed limit I would have no problem avoiding any of the those trucks posted in those videos, nor would the vast majority of riders on that road.

    You right, speed has nothing to do with the trucks driving LOC, but it had everything to do with trucks potentially killing motorcyclists as you contend.

    Honestly, the road is not that dangerous and if you believe it is you should probably stay away.
  17. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    YOU would have no problem avoiding the truck, but there have been cases of bikes stopped for a truck, only to have the truck pinch them in a corner before they could back peddle fast enough to get out of the way.
  18. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    If some recreational group decided your area was a good place to play and wanted to kick your home and business out how would you feel?

    Don't you think the people who live there should make that decision?
  19. BUBB

    BUBB lynch not Zimmerman

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    The "road" may not be that dangerous, but some the riders certainly are. See those skid marks off my <s>left </s> right hand? The Dragon is full of them. (there are some looooong ones on the Cherohala....)

    [​IMG]
  20. blk-betty

    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    I think this sums it up pretty well.

    Riders without the requisite experience and riders going too fast.