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Old 01-11-2014, 09:32 AM   #26071
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A few of us like to go thru the dragon at sundown, then ride the Cherohla at night. This make a nice 175 mile loop.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:40 AM   #26072
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Some ppl enjoy that road so they keep riding it. I love it. During peak season I hit it more at night when the traffic and popo are gone.

I enjoy the fire pit and listening to ppl talk about their day of riding and their machines.

It is an escape from my own reality, especially at the overlook on a clear deserted night. That is where I go to clear my head.

Local, tourist, weekend warriors, 1%'ers, every walk of life... it is a special place where we all come together despite different views and beliefs. We are united as 1 for 11 miles at a time.

Yeah that is cheesy but at the core, that is the way it is.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:45 AM   #26073
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okay, you got me... why am I looking at the tree o shame as a response to my last post?
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:48 AM   #26074
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Some ppl enjoy that road so they keep riding it. I love it. During peak season I hit it more at night when the traffic and popo are gone.

I enjoy the fire pit and listening to ppl talk about their day of riding and their machines.

It is an escape from my own reality, especially at the overlook on a clear deserted night. That is where I go to clear my head.

Local, tourist, weekend warriors, 1%'ers, every walk of life... it is a special place where we all come together despite different views and beliefs. We are united as 1 for 11 miles at a time.

Yeah that is cheesy but at the core, that is the way it is.
The fire pit at night:



Not sure what they were talking about here but I don't think it was riding

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Old 01-11-2014, 09:53 AM   #26075
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what did you expect them to do when they found out you were from Alabama?

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Old 01-11-2014, 09:59 AM   #26076
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what did you expect them to do when they found out you were from Alabama?

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Old 01-11-2014, 10:05 AM   #26077
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okay, you got me... why am I looking at the tree o shame as a response to my last post?
Ha, I was looking for a better pic from our last trip, of one of our guys standing on a picnic table straddling the fire pit, but I couldn't find it in my photobucket. So I grabbed another from that trip
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:44 AM   #26078
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Holy crap! I thinkI just found someone more tedious than a beer snob. An "I rode the Dragon before it was the Dragon" snob.
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Don't sell me short, I'm a beer snob also. That's why I don't hang out at "the scene" and suck down Bud Lights. The scene is a circus worth seeing for those who haven't seen it.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:07 PM   #26079
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Some ppl enjoy that road so they keep riding it. I love it. During peak season I hit it more at night when the traffic and popo are gone.

I enjoy the fire pit and listening to ppl talk about their day of riding and their machines.

It is an escape from my own reality, especially at the overlook on a clear deserted night. That is where I go to clear my head.

Riding it at night is a pretty special thing. I love it.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:15 PM   #26080
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The Dragon and Buds

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Don't sell me short, I'm a beer snob also. That's why I don't hang out at "the scene" and suck down Bud Lights. The scene is a circus worth seeing for those who haven't seen it.
I remember the first time I rode that 11 mile section of 129 back in the early 70s. I had never heard of the road ,I just found it while out on a weekend camping ride. It was special to me then, as were Buds, neither one has much appeal to me now.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:30 AM   #26081
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Riding it at night is a pretty special thing. I love it.
I rode it at night, in the rain and in the fall with a bunch of wet leaves on the road. We didn't do it intentionally, we had some poor planning. But riding the dragon at night is very special
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:57 PM   #26082
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$15,000 motorcycle, $50 of safety gear (if you can call those helmets safety gear), can't afford two headsets (let alone a proper intercom or helmet speakers)
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:02 AM   #26083
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Ha, I was looking for a better pic from our last trip, of one of our guys standing on a picnic table straddling the fire pit, but I couldn't find it in my photobucket. So I grabbed another from that trip
I'm confused...
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:11 AM   #26084
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$15,000 motorcycle, $50 of safety gear (if you can call those helmets safety gear), can't afford two headsets (let alone a proper intercom or helmet speakers)
Those vanity helmets are worse than useless. They can give someone a false sense of safety... They provide virtually no impact absorption whatsoever.

i suppose they might keep the bugs out of your hair...
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:12 AM   #26085
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$15,000 motorcycle, $50 of safety gear (if you can call those helmets safety gear), can't afford two headsets (let alone a proper intercom or helmet speakers)
It's true.
Some of use spend every dime we have on an MC,
and don't have much for much else.

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