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I made my first trip to the gap and it was unbelievable!! I am already in the planning of the next trip. Here is the BMW that lost control of the tight RIGHT hander and was fortunate enough to hit a tree instead of finishing the journey into the 20ft. drop off.

I will say one thing, the cops around the gap were around but very unoticable. But, I realized after my FIRST run through the dragon that its no question that they should be patrolling, having "sting" operations going on. I notice so many squids in one day it made me sick. But hey, your free to do what you want and suffer the end result. I passed three bikes and two cars the entire two day I was there (just on the dragon). And they were completely safe passes. I just don't care for all the blind passes that I saw that day. :confused
 

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How do you know they were squids and not just a local yocal?? I have been called a dumbass, moron, squid, and many other names up there for passing people on the inside on a "long" straight that dives into a sharp turn, etc. etc. But you know what, everytime I've had someone curse me out or give me the finger was when they thought I shouldn't be doing what I was doing, but on the other hand I know that road and I knew where I was and what I could do. What may had been a pass on a blind turn for you may not had been one for me. Just a thought to pass on to you.

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How do you know they were squids and not just a local yocal?? I have been called a dumbass, moron, squid, and many other names up there for passing people on the inside on a "long" straight that dives into a sharp turn, etc. etc. What may had been a pass on a blind turn for you may not had been one for me. Just a thought to pass on to you.

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Well then I guess you would classify as a squid in my book !! No offense. But like I said, no wonder there is problems with police on the dragon. IMO
 

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ugh, here we go again....I thought that the broken record player got thrown out. Think what you wanna think, but I assure you sir, I am no squid and that I am always within my riding abilities on the Dragon. I am a safe rider as well as a courtous rider, but all at the same time, a very fast rider.

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ugh, here we go again....I thought that the broken record player got thrown out. Think what you wanna think, but I assure you sir, I am no squid and that I am always within my riding abilities on the Dragon. I am a safe rider as well as a courtous rider, but all at the same time, a very fast rider.

~ Tyler
FANTASTIC!!! I hope the next time a BMW comes around a turn like the one did on sat in the thread I started, you aren't making your pass!!
 

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I was there that day and saw the BMW and his friends(mr2,miatas and a truck) run the dragon way faster then they should've.We were setting at the overlook when they came though,went back to CROT and saw the crash.His friends stayed for the rest of the day and didn't learn anything.
Has for "squids" I didn't have any problems.I watched my mirrors and allowed a few by and also passed a few after they motioned me by.
I only had a truck towing a boat cross into my lane,but I was in control and merely moved over.
I will be back for many more weekends.
You ride your pace and I'll ride mine,meet you at the end.
 

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Wait a minute,what is your difinition(spelling) of a "squid"?Is that you in your avatar?hahahahaha.You must've been passed by someone on a "lesser" bike and pissed you off.Rideing a sportbike like it was designed to be run is "squidly" but wheelieing it isn't?In the spring I am bringing down a Z-50 clone(street legal) to ride though,I bet I'll be faster then I was on the Daytona(minus straight away bursts)I'll wait til you motion me around before I pass you.Just watch your mirrors you will only see my helmet.Bike is about 20 inches high.
 

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Wait a minute,what is your difinition(spelling) of a "squid"?Is that you in your avatar?hahahahaha.You must've been passed by someone on a "lesser" bike and pissed you off.
Yeah thats me! I needed one pic of me doing a wheelie and there it is.... backroad, nobody around and full-gear. The two days I was at the Dragon, I would say I was in the Top 80% of the fastest riders while I stayed in MY LANE dragging knees. Definition of a squid that I saw on the Dragon, refer to the begining of the thread. I don't care who's doing what when and where, I was just pointing out why I see there's a problem with enforcement.
 

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I didn't even attempt to drag my knee,jeans don't offer much protection,lol.I did get to the edge of my tires and touched my boot once.I just got a local track so I need to get leathers for track day and return to Deals gap.
 

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VTWINENVY said:
Well then I guess you would classify as a squid in my book

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Teabagger said:
Wait a minute,what is your difinition(spelling) of a "squid"?Is that you in your avatar?hahahahaha.

VTWINENVY said:
Yeah thats me! I needed one pic of me doing a wheelie and there it is....
Hello POT...this is kettle :laughing YOU'RE BLACK :rolleyes


VTWINENVY said:
backroad, nobody around and full-gear.
Yeah whatever :rolleyes, justify yourself however you will....you're still being a squid and need to be ticketed just the same :rolleyes

Dude I've got MANY a cop buddy who would even consider you an extreemest :laughing

RELAX!! At the gap there are riders that know the road and it's curves and traffic like the back of their hand. Even I in my limited exposure (I go for 4 days every spring and fall) can look thru the trees 4-5 curves ahead and see if it's clear. So more than likely you were passed cause you were pokin along and they could see beyond your turtle pace and knew it was clear.

And YES you can tell the cars that might try to clip you thru the trees and see they are nuts. Just gotta know what curves to pass in and where you can see thru the next curvess thats all.

Besides..we're ALL squids in some form or another. To hold yourself up on a pedistal thinking you do no wrong is just dumb. You wheelie, you speed...both can be dangerous to others (squidly) in any given situation.


My advice......wear thicker panties...they bunch up alot less ;)
 

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I so wanna meet/ride with you Caster!! You are my hero!! :hail :love2 :kittylove :kittylove

~ Tyler
 

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:laughing no way I could hang with a stud on an R6 yo! :laughing
LOL!!! Nah, I'm just a poser. Go up into parson's branch and shave rubber off my tires and grind my knee pucks on rocks so I can go pose at the CRoT! :laughing :laughing :laughing

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:laughing I have my "secret ride times" when I love to be on the dragon ALONE so I can rail...NOBODY ON THERE :eek and might pass one or 2 cars coming the opposite direction, but never a bike :thumb

I rail it al least 4 times while I'm up there.....tunnel vision ... .hyper-ventilating ..... sweats....you know, total concentration in "my groove" but noone has ever seen that. Generally I go up at "the secret time" with one other person (a very good rider) and he hangs for a few curves, then I'm gone till the overlook ;)

Once there I breathe and sit back and wait for him....he calms down and we head back to the Crot for another break.

Generally only get one run up and back in that narrow window :(

The rest of the day we spend around blount county away from the massive squid-topia that has developed and head back to the crot in the late afternoon in the truck (too dangerous on the bike....plus truck to possibly pick up our buddies who have crashed :laughing ) to chill at the Crot on the new deck to listen to all the newbies talk about how fast they went :laughing


I love my special trips alone....the ONLY time I go track speeds on open roads.... the rest of the time it's just way to dangerous to even consider goin fast :shake

The down side of that is noone knows just how fast I go thru there :laughing and with my small penis and shallow delicate ego I have to have confirmation :laughing :rolleyes

Nah...to tell the truth I have never seen the speedo or even timed myself thru there......just the tunnelvison and hyper-ventilation is a rush enough :D
 

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I am in total agreeance with you Caster. The secret time is that absolut only time I go balls to the wall up there. Other times, I'm clicking along at a good pace, but never like I am during the secret time. ;) And the rush of having the tunnel vision, hyper-ventalating type breathing, pulling off your helmet and being drenched in sweat like you just got done with some rough wild sex is absolutely the best. :D :cigar :cigar :cigar I mean, I've gotten to the points to where I passed a buddy of mine on the side of the road with him waving and screaming at me to stop because something messed up on his bike and I never saw him.

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:laughing yeah I've been there :laughing


You know I never knew there was a picnic area up there till it got popular and people started slowing me down :shake

Going thru it in the truck is TORTURE and take like 4 hrs...but you see just how beautiful the scenery is though :cool
 

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:laughing There's a pic-nic area??? :laughing :redflip :redflip

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I rail it al least 4 times while I'm up there.....tunnel vision ... .hyper-ventilating ..... sweats....you know, total concentration in "my groove" but noone has ever seen that. Generally I go up at "the secret time" with one other person (a very good rider) and he hangs for a few curves, then I'm gone till the overlook ;)

Thats because he was on a Katana :redflip
 

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My "Secret Time" is when no-one else is home and I can use the interent for what it was made for........ PORN.hahahahaha.I will be returning in May.You know I thought about how cool it would be to run it without leaves and be able to see further ahead.
Caster,Cycle World forums guys comeing down on May 18,even Hacksaw(maybe)hahahahhaha.:D
 
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