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Old 08-27-2014, 09:12 PM   #31846
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I wonder why the NC and TN DOTs went to the trouble of adding so many pull offs?
So many????

Ask me there aren't enough!!!
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:28 PM   #31847
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Couldn't he have used the rear brake? Or maybe he finished his braking before entering curve and has his fingers back on the grip?
Maybe he's so unsquiddy he doesn't brake at all.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:36 PM   #31848
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So many????

Ask me there aren't enough!!!
The people who need to use them don't. Wouldn't matter if there was hundred more.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:00 PM   #31849
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The people who need to use them don't. Wouldn't matter if there was hundred more.
Maybe they're tiny little passing lanes.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:50 PM   #31850
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The problem is when they're riding unpredictably with no good sight line for a safe pass...
Who knows when they'll decide to straighten a curve or run wide, or both in the same corner...

Plenty of room up the inside for a supermoto
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:05 PM   #31851
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The last time I rode the dragon a guy on a HD bagger pulled out just in front of me as we were leaving the parking lot. I thought to myself, "This will be painful!" But we were very lucky with traffic, as in almost none, and he set the perfect pace from start to finish. Neither of us had any "Oh Shit!" moments and we waved at Killboy as we went by.

We pulled over at the overlook and chatted with each other for about half an hour. He said he lived fairly close by and had run it many times. I congratulated him on his pace and he said thanks. I rode back over the Cherohala and down 28 to Clemson. I wasn't as smooth on my Wee as I was following him. Excellent rider.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:11 PM   #31852
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I get that a lot when I ride the Hog, if they can keep up.

The bike itself is not the problem. The rider is.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:58 AM   #31853
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:26 AM   #31854
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So many????

Ask me there aren't enough!!!
What, you wanna three lane the Dragon?
Remember back in the 1990s when there was talk of straightening out the Dragon?
BTW, I'm 30 minutes from Deal's Gap in NC.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:51 AM   #31855
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There will always be talk about doing this or that to the hill.

3 lanes could be fun... Dedicated passing lane or motorcycle version of a truck lane.


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Old 08-28-2014, 07:10 AM   #31856
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The last time I rode the dragon a guy on a HD bagger pulled out just in front of me as we were leaving the parking lot. I thought to myself, "This will be painful!" But we were very lucky with traffic, as in almost none, and he set the perfect pace from start to finish. Neither of us had any "Oh Shit!" moments and we waved at Killboy as we went by.

We pulled over at the overlook and chatted with each other for about half an hour. He said he lived fairly close by and had run it many times. I congratulated him on his pace and he said thanks. I rode back over the Cherohala and down 28 to Clemson. I wasn't as smooth on my Wee as I was following him. Excellent rider.
When I meet cruiser riders doing well, I make it a point to tell them.. I figure if anything they can help nudge other cruiser riders in the right direction as far as skills.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:12 AM   #31857
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A dedicated "bicycle lane" for Cruisers?

Or, just leave well enough alone... :)

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Old 08-28-2014, 07:13 AM   #31858
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When I meet cruiser riders doing well, I make it a point to tell them.. I figure if anything they can help nudge other cruiser riders in the right direction as far as skills.
Anyone ever do it to you? Tell you how well you're doing, to keep it up, good job?

You don't think you're being, you know, really condescending?
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:18 AM   #31859
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Anyone ever do it to you? Tell you how well you're doing, to keep it up, good job?

You don't think you're being, you know, really condescending?
I had an acquaintance tell me after riding twisty southern ohio roads on my C10, "I bet you'd be pretty damn fast if you didn't ride such pieces of shit!"

I took that as a complement.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:20 AM   #31860
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Bad cruiser riders aren't the problem. There are bad riders on all types of bikes, there just happen to be more cruisers on the road, ergo more bad cruiser riders. I've seen a boatload of idiots on sport bikes too.

I think I've seen more pictures of cruisers on the wrong side of the road in this thread, but I also think I've seen more sport bikes in the ditch, or with a bunch of broken and bent parts, than cruisers.
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