North Georgia Forest - Truck Warning!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by mikem9, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. x2468

    x2468 Adventurer

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    whoa, this is starting to get creepy. like that horror movie with the trucker that hunts down those kids and taunts them on the CB radio
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  2. mikem9

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    Talked to some of my riding buddies yesterday regarding the truck. They said it was definately a very faded red, almost maroon color. The ones I talked to didn't remember the faded stripes, but that doesn't mean they weren't there.

    If you have an incident of this type and get the tag, pm me and we can compare tag numbers.
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  3. evilted

    evilted Been here awhile

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    I think some people watch too many movies. Especially right handed people without auto-clutches.


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  4. delta21

    delta21 Been here awhile

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    Not to be a Monday afternoon quarterback, but If that happened to me I would just stop and let the guy go on down the road, or not go on down the road(your wearing padded gloves and helmets and knee pads) then get into a chase situation. I mean think about it, he's chasin 'cause your runnin!
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  5. mikem9

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    You had to be there to understand the dynamic. Wasn't that simple. He was flat trying to run over the front guys. If they would have stopped, it looked like he would have run over them. For those of us in the back, we couldn't just stop or turn the other way, because someone was trying to run over our buddies.

    I know what you are saying - but in a case like this it's not that simple. If I would have been alone, it would have been much simpler.
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  6. delta21

    delta21 Been here awhile

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    Like I said I'm not judging, just throwing an opinion out there. usually chases with bikes and cars the bikes lose, it sounds like we need to triangulate this guys whereabouts and turn him over or turn him out one of the two. I'd be up for it.:ear
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  7. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    just post it... it is on the truck for all to see... just give the tag # so we all know...:jive
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  8. mikem9

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    Bump. Has anyone run into our friend in the mountains lately?
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  9. mile0321

    mile0321 Recon Marine

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    What man? No mission impossible 360 nose wheelies while popping off two shots to the head? I guess it looks easier than it is...:rofl

    Ok...valid point. It sucks you would have to stop & confront this lunatic. Runs the risk of him mowing you down with the truck. Still rather be armed than not!
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  10. Mike Honcho

    Mike Honcho Got Beaver?

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    This is some good info fo sho! We ride up there all summer and I will keep me eye out for this fellow. We have had only one incident up in that area and the guys was drunk :loadedoff his rocker and thought he owned the forest.... wonder if he bought him a new pickem'er up truck???
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  11. wiseanhyzer

    wiseanhyzer Long timer

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    This thread is a little disturbing to read. I hate it that there are a few drunk assholes in trying to run motorcycles off the road. I just recently got back into motorcycling. I've only been up there one time (last September maybe) on my bike. But I've been camping up there for years. I know the roads well from a pickup truck myself. I've run into some SHAAAAAADY dudes riding around.
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  12. ETrider

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    I don't understand why you and your friends haven't reported this guy to the authorities already. Are you waiting for him to kill somebody or what?

    :huh
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  13. mikem9

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    I hope the details in former pages of the thread make clear that the incident was fully reported and on file with the Sheriff's department. It was reported the first day it happened. Did you not see that? Long story short, it's hard to prosecute a case like this with no crash or injury. Frustrating! That's why we were asking to see if anyone else had similar encounters. Also, just wanted to alert everyone for safety reasons.
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  14. ETrider

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    You're right, I missed it the first time but went back and re-read the beginning and found it.

    Good luck,hope this guy gets arrested before somebody gets hurt.
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  15. Bearded Hooligan

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    I get the impression that many of the locals in Suches "own" the place. I have to drive, in my truck, across the montains a couple of times in the last month or so and every time I get stuck behind a local who recklessly drives on the wrong side of the road. This is happening in many blind corners without any thought. I get the feeling that this is something they do frequently. It is scary driving behind them, much less meeting them mid corner going the other direction. More than once I have seen a close call when following one of these locals where they almost hit head on mid corner with another car. My experience has been in the evening each time. Recently, I was behind a local who was doing this and would actually swerve toward the center line everytime a bike would becoming from the opposite direction. I bet if they actually met on the road, lets hope not, it would be reported that it was the motorcyclists fault. Be safe out there its a crazy place.
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  16. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Hell, Josh, Richard told us yesterday that this week or next they will be 'tar snaking' the northern part of 60 past TWO just like the southern part already is. There's not a doubt in my mind that they're not just repaving it just to slow the bikes down.
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  17. Bearded Hooligan

    Bearded Hooligan Moto Addict

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    What for? Didnt they jsut repave that area?! Its like a freakin' billiard table now!
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  18. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    They paved north of the county line.

    What for? To slow us down, son, try to keep up! :lol3
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  19. nowgrn4

    nowgrn4 Rainmaker

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    We have a second home near upper Bear Paw off 294,West of Murphy.I have ridden extensively on/off road for 17 years in the area.One must be hyper-cautious when riding up in this area in the fall.I can't tell you how many times I have smelled that sticky-sweet aroma of some locals secret garden patch when out in the middle of nowhere.I can't get out of there fast enough.This topic is never discussed in polite company much less with"outsiders"like myself.This crop is the livelihood for some in the area and can not be taken lightly.To them it is practically a matter of survival.
    I am by no means defending Redranger but I'll bet he is in his own sick way protecting his "Turf".
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