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Old 05-09-2012, 10:42 AM   #10816
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Went to the dragon at the end of March (sorry Beto, was gonna make a sign for you and Lemieux ). ....
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so, do you guys buy all those pics you post? (i did buy the three above, just to support the photogs). I couldnt see where you get the thumbnails without buying them?
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:03 AM   #10817
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They are only forbidden on the NC side. No such thing on the Tennessee side. They can ride the Gap all day on the Tenn. side if they could turn around somewhere.
I've searched and searched for validation of this. The only place I see it mentioned is in several links to Ron and Nancy's site "tail of the dragon," where I can't find anything about it.

If trucks are "banned" then it must only be along the Nantahala portion, but still that's just silly.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #10818
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I've searched and searched for validation of this. The only place I see it mentioned is in several links to Ron and Nancy's site "tail of the dragon," where I can't find anything about it.

If trucks are "banned" then it must only be along the Nantahala portion, but still that's just silly.
earlier in this thread there are links to news stories on it and somewhere there is a picture of a very large sign that says No Trucks.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:32 PM   #10819
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I've searched and searched for validation of this. The only place I see it mentioned is in several links to Ron and Nancy's site "tail of the dragon," where I can't find anything about it.

If trucks are "banned" then it must only be along the Nantahala portion, but still that's just silly.
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earlier in this thread there are links to news stories on it and somewhere there is a picture of a very large sign that says No Trucks.

Only on the NC side for now.

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Old 05-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #10820
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There is also a sign on US129 just before 143 splits off toward the Cherohala, because they are allowed on 129 in the town of Robbinsville where 143 heads north until it splits off west. The map isn't very clear on that.

Bold black are the no trucks over 30' zone.


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Old 05-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #10821
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There may be signs banning trucks but I have heard that they are not enforcing it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:22 PM   #10822
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I've searched and searched for validation of this. The only place I see it mentioned is in several links to Ron and Nancy's site "tail of the dragon," where I can't find anything about it.


Ordinance number is on the bottom of the sign.

http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/statemap...uckrestrix.pdf

And if you're interested in reading the emails from the guy who was instrumental in getting the signage placed, here you go: http://slayerhater.blogspot.com/2011...utta-here.html

That wasn't Ron and Nancy, DGMR, Killboy, or any of the others that used my picture, who got the signage up, it was a concerned citizen with no financial motive. He's not looking for credit, but plenty of others seem eager to take credit for his work.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:42 PM   #10823
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I bet he rides more than half the "experts" on here, me included!

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I think you're right. I've seen him in AR on the Pig Trail (Hwy 23). Maybe he calls somewhere around AR home especially since he has all the Hog stickers. I doubt that he trailered it to the picture site.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #10824
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:10 PM   #10825
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:29 PM   #10826
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As Beto's post above shows, this road is simply inappropriate for trucks over a certain length. Not trying to infringe upon anyone, those vehicles simply have no business being here.

A little irony: the truck in the first image is from "Outlaw Express".
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:30 PM   #10827
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I don't get this. Why waste your time following the flatbed? I'd pull over, get some water and let the semi go on ahead.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #10828
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I don't get this. Why waste your time following the flatbed? I'd pull over, get some water and let the semi go on ahead.
maybe that's the "fail" part?
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:47 PM   #10829
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It'll take that semi near 45 minutes to get through the gap. You can a) pull over, take a break, take a nap, wait a little longer, and then go. Or b) cruise behind and possibly (probably if it's a weekday) find a spot where it's safe to pass that 10mph semi on the double yellow and enjoy the rest of your ride. Yes I know that's blasphemous to consider breaking the law and passing on the double yellow.....it's common here.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #10830
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This corner snags a lot of riders



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