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That would be awesome!
 

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Then even with the gap being patrolled as it is, you'd likely shat yourself being passed by a trio of triple digit machines in very tight and very blind curves.

It's a good place to get killed even if you aren't on the edge.
 

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Then even with the gap being patrolled as it is, you'd likely shat yourself being passed by a trio of triple digit machines in very tight and very blind curves.

It's a good place to get killed even if you aren't on the edge.
 

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Its a very fun road killed by popularity. Damn shame. That's one thing about the innernets and the fast spread of information... everyone knows about it. Many years ago I rode with a couple of other friends midweek. Very little traffic, very fun. I wouldn't bother going there now. It must be a zoo on weekends. That, and those stupid photographers that hang out there....

Hillclimbs... that's what I want to try next year. There's a few in NE, and I know a couple of others that ride them. Sound like fun. Closed private road up a mountain, one rider at a time.
 

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Its a very fun road killed by popularity. Damn shame. That's one thing about the innernets and the fast spread of information... everyone knows about it. Many years ago I rode with a couple of other friends midweek. Very little traffic, very fun. I wouldn't bother going there now. It must be a zoo on weekends. That, and those stupid photographers that hang out there....

Hillclimbs... that's what I want to try next year. There's a few in NE, and I know a couple of others that ride them. Sound like fun. Closed private road up a mountain, one rider at a time.
 

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Many similar impeding morons have had met with very unpleasant ends for less stupid things than blocking up the gap with a rented truck, much less trailer.

Don't be that fool.
 

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Many similar impeding morons have had met with very unpleasant ends for less stupid things than blocking up the gap with a rented truck, much less trailer.

Don't be that fool.
 

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Originally posted by HackAsaw

Like many Tn roads, the Dragon is lavishly blessed with the taxer payers asphalt and paving crews.

It has many technically correct curves with respect to banking and radii while others show concessions to the stubborn mountains thru which it was carved.

Has only recently become under fire by law enforcement and for years has been the place for unbridled speed orgies.

I've enjoyed many, of the two and four wheeled variety. There are many on this planet that are indeed insane and many of them ceased being so on the Dragon.

The death and injury count climbed to the point as to be sanctioned resulting in the loss of federal road money, so it's a different gig now.

F you missed it...... tough, I doubt it will ever be the same.

There are MANY similar roads throughout the state and my shop is on a very fast one that as of now, seems to be free of constables willing to make high speed chase.


Our roads here are why the very under geared Land Of UK pushrod bikes couldn't hold up.

55mph gearing is miserable on 100mph roads.




Have you ever done push mountain, to the west?
 

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Originally posted by HackAsaw

Like many Tn roads, the Dragon is lavishly blessed with the taxer payers asphalt and paving crews.

It has many technically correct curves with respect to banking and radii while others show concessions to the stubborn mountains thru which it was carved.

Has only recently become under fire by law enforcement and for years has been the place for unbridled speed orgies.

I've enjoyed many, of the two and four wheeled variety. There are many on this planet that are indeed insane and many of them ceased being so on the Dragon.

The death and injury count climbed to the point as to be sanctioned resulting in the loss of federal road money, so it's a different gig now.

F you missed it...... tough, I doubt it will ever be the same.

There are MANY similar roads throughout the state and my shop is on a very fast one that as of now, seems to be free of constables willing to make high speed chase.


Our roads here are why the very under geared Land Of UK pushrod bikes couldn't hold up.

55mph gearing is miserable on 100mph roads.




Have you ever done push mountain, to the west?
 

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It was a small ryder truck, Really just an extended van and a come along car trailer towing a toyota corolla. Fit well within the yellow lines on every curve. I wasn't one of those tankers you see taking a turn across both lanes at the end of a blind corner. The only way I would have even been remotely a danger is if you were impatient and wanted to pass, or you crossed the double yellow looking for an apex (which is common). It was on a wednesday in november so nobody was there, we literally had the road to ourselves - I think I passed maybe one or two cars.
 

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It was a small ryder truck, Really just an extended van and a come along car trailer towing a toyota corolla. Fit well within the yellow lines on every curve. I wasn't one of those tankers you see taking a turn across both lanes at the end of a blind corner. The only way I would have even been remotely a danger is if you were impatient and wanted to pass, or you crossed the double yellow looking for an apex (which is common). It was on a wednesday in november so nobody was there, we literally had the road to ourselves - I think I passed maybe one or two cars.
 

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I have a good personal friend ...who I watched do a two year..mid-life R1 Saga in textbook fashion. Bought the bike ..(said "go to a track day school").... he bought goodies for the bike...(I said "go to a track day school)...he bought the leathers... (I said go to a track day school) .... he would come in the bar boring me silly for hours with talk about how to ride and how good he was getting (I said go to a track day school)....he bought more goodies for the bike, more gear, read more books, talked more about how he was almost getting his knee down ... ( I said go to a track day school)... He took all his HP, Bling, Gear, magazine article skillz, down to the dragon .... came back with a wrecked bike in a pickup, numerous injuries to his 280 lb out of shape 45 year old body and hasn't riddent a motorcycle since ( last spring). Still whines about his injuries (nothing serious), looks like a beaten man. Just plain classic, by the numbers of how NOT to get into sport bike riding.
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I have a good personal friend ...who I watched do a two year..mid-life R1 Saga in textbook fashion. Bought the bike ..(said "go to a track day school").... he bought goodies for the bike...(I said "go to a track day school)...he bought the leathers... (I said go to a track day school) .... he would come in the bar boring me silly for hours with talk about how to ride and how good he was getting (I said go to a track day school)....he bought more goodies for the bike, more gear, read more books, talked more about how he was almost getting his knee down ... ( I said go to a track day school)... He took all his HP, Bling, Gear, magazine article skillz, down to the dragon .... came back with a wrecked bike in a pickup, numerous injuries to his 280 lb out of shape 45 year old body and hasn't riddent a motorcycle since ( last spring). Still whines about his injuries (nothing serious), looks like a beaten man. Just plain classic, by the numbers of how NOT to get into sport bike riding.
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quote:Originally posted by Geeto67

quote:Originally posted by ukTony

ive heard a lot of talk about deals gap, but what exactly is it and where is it?
Here is your fellow countryman Rick Brett blowing up a triple on the gap while keeping up with an aprilla:
yeah ive seen that video of Prick brett , as we unaffectionately call him round here.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Geeto67

quote:Originally posted by ukTony

ive heard a lot of talk about deals gap, but what exactly is it and where is it?
Here is your fellow countryman Rick Brett blowing up a triple on the gap while keeping up with an aprilla:
yeah ive seen that video of Prick brett , as we unaffectionately call him round here.
 

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Why do you guys call him "Prick Brett"? I take it it is not in a friendly way.

I've met him a few times, and aside from driving up the price of kawasaki triples by taking them all out of the US, he seems nice.
 

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I've been all over the area. The best stuff is kept under wraps.
I will however suggest seeking out the bald river falls.

Fast, only as long as your inner ear is good and you know you don't fall prey to vertigo.


quote:Originally posted by bender

Originally posted by HackAsaw

Like many Tn roads, the Dragon is lavishly blessed with the taxer payers asphalt and paving crews.

It has many technically correct curves with respect to banking and radii while others show concessions to the stubborn mountains thru which it was carved.

Has only recently become under fire by law enforcement and for years has been the place for unbridled speed orgies.

I've enjoyed many, of the two and four wheeled variety. There are many on this planet that are indeed insane and many of them ceased being so on the Dragon.

The death and injury count climbed to the point as to be sanctioned resulting in the loss of federal road money, so it's a different gig now.

F you missed it...... tough, I doubt it will ever be the same.

There are MANY similar roads throughout the state and my shop is on a very fast one that as of now, seems to be free of constables willing to make high speed chase.


Our roads here are why the very under geared Land Of UK pushrod bikes couldn't hold up.

55mph gearing is miserable on 100mph roads.




Have you ever done push mountain, to the west?
 

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quote:Originally posted by Geeto67

Why do you guys call him "Prick Brett"? I take it it is not in a friendly way.

I've met him a few times, and aside from driving up the price of kawasaki triples by taking them all out of the US, he seems nice.
you just answered your own question geets ;)
 

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After many years of riding, and a few track days, I spent a week in the Smokey Mountains....every morning took a trip up and back on Route 129 and then hit a bunch of other great roads in the surrounding area... I'd love to live in those mountains, but I have to admit, there are some nice roads in the NY hills as well (Catskills, Berks, Adirondacks)... the exact locations are state secrets however...
 
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