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Old 07-05-2013, 07:19 AM   #22051
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Yeah, and now The Dragon is going to get overrun by more squirrels who saw his show and wanna be.

Feh.

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Those squirrels seem to provide lots of entertainment in this thread, do they not?

I have rode the dragon a few times, all during the week, and it was not too bad. Great road but there are just too many other good roads and sights to see to stay in one location, IMHO.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:45 AM   #22052
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Oh, absolutely.

Where else could you get the best in synchronized squidding?


Or the latest in Dry 'Pits?


Or-- and this heah is a Zork favorite --

The Baby Gatling?
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:58 AM   #22053
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Now that was a moment Bill! The people next to me think I am weird, but hey I like to laugh!
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:23 AM   #22054
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Which is what ruined Deals Gap when Rider Magazine publicized it.

It was much better riding in the late 70's when only a few of us knew and rode to it.
Well, except for the shitty 70's technology bikes. But since you still ride one, then yeah, it was much better riding it back then
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #22055
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So this thread has permeated my brain a bit.

Few days ago riding home through the snowies, I see a moose. Full on brakes to pull over and get that pic. Last second, see the road ends and a six inch drop to a foot of gravel then the edge. Inside my helmet I hear, "had to lay er down..."


Didn't but almost. Laughed my self through that pic and the next few miles.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #22056
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There are actually four of those that you pass. And they get ignored with great frequency.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:14 PM   #22057
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There are actually four of those that you pass. And they get ignored with great frequency.
I ignore them frequently since, if you were to put all my vehicles bumper-to-bumper, I doubt they'd equal 35'.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #22058
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Well, except for the shitty 70's technology bikes. But since you still ride one, then yeah, it was much better riding it back then
Hey it was a blast on a new 1975 XT500C with square block trials tires

And FYI my Tiger's title says it's a 2000.



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Old 07-05-2013, 03:29 PM   #22059
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Which is what ruined Deals Gap when Rider Magazine publicized it.

It was much better riding in the late 70's when only a few of us knew and rode to it.

Hell much fewer of us riding at all back then.
My wife and I took our first ride thru Deal's Gap in the summer of 2000 aboard our trusty ol' Concours. It was about mid-day and I think we only met one other bike. There wasn't anyone taking pictures back then ether. We have made the trip many times since then and its has gotten really busy down there.


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Old 07-05-2013, 08:14 PM   #22060
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Yeah, and now The Dragon is going to get overrun by more squirrels who saw his show and wanna be.

Feh.

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Yeah, that's never happened before.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:22 PM   #22061
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It was much better riding in the late 70's when only a few of us knew and rode to it.

Hell much fewer of us riding at all back then.

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Me, too. My Dad introduced me to this road in the late seventies when I was living in Athens, Tn. I had Thursday afternoons off, & would take this road as the long way 'round to lunch in Gatlinburg. I always laugh now when someone asks if I've ever ridden the dragon.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:23 PM   #22062
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There are actually four of those that you pass. And they get ignored with great frequency.
Yes I know. I was warned by a bicycle rider about a bus-style motor-home one time.

When they do get caught by the Staters The LEO's Impound their vehicles and fine the shit out of them though. (I have witnessed two getting caught)
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #22063
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Me, too. My Dad introduced me to this road in the late seventies when I was living in Athens, Tn. I had Thursday afternoons off, & would take this road as the long way 'round to lunch in Gatlinburg. I always laugh now when someone asks if I've ever ridden the dragon.
Back in the day when you could commute on that road.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:28 PM   #22064
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Back in the day when you could commute on that road.
And back then the pavement was chip-seal.
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