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Old 02-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #7531
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Did you stay in your lane the last time you were here???




Edit: Excuse me you have never been on this road.
It's true, if you hit this road in attack mode, you're guaranteed to screw up at least a few times and cross the yellow. However, I've only ever done it by running a bit wide, never by cutting the corner like those in the picture. And the few times I did it, I cursed and beat myself up about it for quite awhile after.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #7532
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:36 PM   #7533
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kicking dirt on the road




but fortunately there are good samaritans out there

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Old 02-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #7534
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Poor driving by morons who watch too much racing on TV.
When I ride or drive, I make believe the double yellow line is made of razor blades.
Dog shit covered razor blades.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #7535
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Poor driving by morons who watch too much racing on TV.
When I ride or drive, I make believe the double yellow line is made of razor blades.
Dog shit covered razor blades.


I believe the yellow line is a recommendation to downshift and gas it.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:43 PM   #7536
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Poor driving by morons who watch too much racing on TV.
When I ride or drive, I make believe the double yellow line is made of razor blades.
Dog shit covered razor blades.
You too hugh?
It's really bad when there is fresh skiff of snow obscuring the lines. My question: When somebody crosses that line, what the hell they gonna do when another vehicle is coming at them? The divsion is there fore a reason.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:48 PM   #7537
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It's true, if you hit this road in attack mode, you're guaranteed to screw up at least a few times and cross the yellow. However, I've only ever done it by running a bit wide, never by cutting the corner like those in the picture. And the few times I did it, I cursed and beat myself up about it for quite awhile after.
Back in the day, before it became the dragon, I always rode it in the attack mode. I only crossed the double yellow when I wanted too. Crossing the double yellow when there's a clear sight line and no traffic won't kill you. Blowing the corner and crossing the double yellow on the exit is just asking for it.


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Poor driving by morons who watch too much racing on TV.
When I ride or drive, I make believe the double yellow line is made of razor blades.
Dog shit covered razor blades.
Since the double yellow is actually made of yellow paint, I don't hesitate to cross it when there's a reason to.....such as passing traffic moving at a glacial pace
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #7538
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You too hugh?
It's really bad when there is fresh skiff of snow obscuring the lines. My question: When somebody crosses that line, what the hell they gonna do when another vehicle is coming at them? The divsion is there fore a reason.
Lean more and hope you left enough lean angle in reserve before hard parts hit.
This is assuming the infraction was caused by going wide. If it's because you cut the corner like these jackasses, just easily put yourself back where you're supposed to be.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:53 PM   #7539
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Since the double yellow is actually made of yellow paint, I don't hesitate to cross it when there's a reason to.....such as passing traffic moving at a glacial pace
the razor blades magically go away when there is a spot worthy of a pass
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:44 PM   #7540
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:46 PM   #7541
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on the edge

One stupid or ill-timed move and they'll go down like dominoes
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:57 PM   #7542
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I believe the last bike be counter leaning.
Or something?

I luv the way they are looking thru the turn.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:59 PM   #7543
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The only negative aspect to riding in California is that we pay the full passenger car rate to register bikes, leading to both my KLR and my V-Strom costing a couple bucks more a year than my cage since in the DMV's odd method of calculating value, both are worth more. It's still cheaper than almost any other civilized country, though--I can put up with $90 per bike per year.

Otherwise, yeah.. No inspections, lanesplitting, real motorcycle parking spots in some cities with relaxed restrictions vs. car parking, drivers who are somewhat used to motorcyclists, etc. make this a pretty great place to ride.

I did have to take the written test when I moved here, but we do that for car licenses too. If you can't pass a DMV written test you have no business on the damn road.
My 07 DR650 was $33, the 07 FJR was $42 last year. It goes down every year. My Honda ST 1100 was $28. Alabama is cheap, not much here anyway, just empty county roads with rolling hills. Stinking gas is up to $3.36 from $3.25 this week, I bet Cali gas is more...

At least I can make Tellico Plains in 4 or 5 hours riding across N GA. I think I'll head up to 129 in March and see if the dragon is still there. It doesn't get old, I've ridden it so many times I've lost count. I still enjoy the Cherohala more.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:01 PM   #7544
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on the edge



bringing a spare?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:01 PM   #7545
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I believe the last bike be counter leaning.
Or something?

I luv the way they are looking thru the turn.
counter leaning would help in this case to put him back where he belongs in the lane
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