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Old 08-16-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Petition to restrict Trucks on US129 (Tail of the Dragon)

Not sure this is the right place for this but here goes!

Here is a link to a petition being circulated to remove transport trucks access from us 129 aka The Tail of the Dragon. If you have never been on this road, you are surely missiong out on the best road I have seen in North Amreica for all bikes. It is 11 miles filled with 318 curves, in the mountains.

The problem is that it is 1 lane each direction, with little or no shoulder available. Many times truckers driver it and they end up taking both lanes up and usually the shoulder if it is in that area. To further the danger, there is almost always a blind corner within meters/yards of you, and often double blind corners. There have been fatalities here, as well as very serious injuries.

I would like to request help from everyone here, to help rid this road of the dangers of transport trucks. They have aternate routes, its just this is the most direct so they take it to save time. Please fill out the petition if you agree. It doesnt matter where you live in the world, one day you may be riding this fantastic stretch of road.

Thanks!!!!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/ikes-law-restrict-use-of-us-highway-129-to-non-commercial-vehicles?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_peti tion&utm_term=own_wall
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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Petition to remove Trucks from US129 (Tail of the Dragon)

Here is a link to a petition being circulated to remove transport trucks access from us 129 aka The Tail of the Dragon. If you have never been on this road, you are surely missiong out on the best road I have seen in North Amreica for all bikes. It is 11 miles filled with 318 curves, in the mountains.

The problem is that it is 1 lane each direction, with little or no shoulder available. Many times truckers driver it and they end up taking both lanes up and usually the shoulder if it is in that area. To further the danger, there is almost always a blind corner within meters/yards of you, and often double blind corners. There have been fatalities here, as well as very serious injuries.

I would like to request help from everyone here, to help rid this road of the dangers of transport trucks. They have aternate routes, its just this is the most direct so they take it to save time. Please fill out the petition if you agree. It doesnt matter where you live in the world, one day you may be riding this fantastic stretch of road.

Thanks!!!!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/ikes-law-restrict-use-of-us-highway-129-to-non-commercial-vehicles?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_peti tion&utm_term=own_wall
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
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Petition to remove Trucks from US129 (Tail of the Dragon)

Here is a link to a petition being circulated to remove transport trucks access from us 129 aka The Tail of the Dragon. If you have never been on this road, you are surely missiong out on the best road I have seen in North Amreica for all bikes. It is 11 miles filled with 318 curves, in the mountains.

The problem is that it is 1 lane each direction, with little or no shoulder available. Many times truckers driver it and they end up taking both lanes up and usually the shoulder if it is in that area. To further the danger, there is almost always a blind corner within meters/yards of you, and often double blind corners. There have been fatalities here, as well as very serious injuries.

I would like to request help from everyone here, to help rid this road of the dangers of transport trucks. They have aternate routes, its just this is the most direct so they take it to save time. Please fill out the petition if you agree. It doesnt matter where you live in the world, one day you may be riding this fantastic stretch of road.

Thanks!!!!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/ikes-law-restrict-use-of-us-highway-129-to-non-commercial-vehicles?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_peti tion&utm_term=own_wall
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:10 PM   #4
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Petition to remove Trucks on US129 (Tail of the Dragon)

Here is a link to a petition being circulated to remove transport trucks access from us 129 aka The Tail of the Dragon. If you have never been on this road, you are surely missiong out on the best road I have seen in North Amreica for all bikes. It is 11 miles filled with 318 curves, in the mountains.

The problem is that it is 1 lane each direction, with little or no shoulder available. Many times truckers driver it and they end up taking both lanes up and usually the shoulder if it is in that area. To further the danger, there is almost always a blind corner within meters/yards of you, and often double blind corners. There have been fatalities here, as well as very serious injuries.

I would like to request help from everyone here, to help rid this road of the dangers of transport trucks. They have aternate routes, its just this is the most direct so they take it to save time. Please fill out the petition if you agree. It doesnt matter where you live in the world, one day you may be riding this fantastic stretch of road.

Thanks!!!!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/ikes-law-restrict-use-of-us-highway-129-to-non-commercial-vehicles?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_peti tion&utm_term=own_wall
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:10 PM   #5
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Petition to remove Trucks from US129 (Tail of the Dragon)

Here is a link to a petition being circulated to remove transport trucks access from us 129 aka The Tail of the Dragon. If you have never been on this road, you are surely missiong out on the best road I have seen in North Amreica for all bikes. It is 11 miles filled with 318 curves, in the mountains.

The problem is that it is 1 lane each direction, with little or no shoulder available. Many times truckers driver it and they end up taking both lanes up and usually the shoulder if it is in that area. To further the danger, there is almost always a blind corner within meters/yards of you, and often double blind corners. There have been fatalities here, as well as very serious injuries.

I would like to request help from everyone here, to help rid this road of the dangers of transport trucks. They have aternate routes, its just this is the most direct so they take it to save time. Please fill out the petition if you agree. It doesnt matter where you live in the world, one day you may be riding this fantastic stretch of road.

Thanks!!!!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/ikes-law-restrict-use-of-us-highway-129-to-non-commercial-vehicles?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_peti tion&utm_term=own_wall
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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Petition to remove Trucks from US129 (Tail of the Dragon)

Here is a link to a petition being circulated to remove transport trucks access from us 129 aka The Tail of the Dragon. If you have never been on this road, you are surely missiong out on the best road I have seen in North Amreica for all bikes. It is 11 miles filled with 318 curves, in the mountains.

The problem is that it is 1 lane each direction, with little or no shoulder available. Many times truckers driver it and they end up taking both lanes up and usually the shoulder if it is in that area. To further the danger, there is almost always a blind corner within meters/yards of you, and often double blind corners. There have been fatalities here, as well as very serious injuries.

I would like to request help from everyone here, to help rid this road of the dangers of transport trucks. They have aternate routes, its just this is the most direct so they take it to save time. Please fill out the petition if you agree. It doesnt matter where you live in the world, one day you may be riding this fantastic stretch of road.

Thanks!!!!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/ikes-law-restrict-use-of-us-highway-129-to-non-commercial-vehicles?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_peti tion&utm_term=own_wall
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:12 PM   #7
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Petition to remove Trucks from US129 (Tail of the Dragon)

Here is a link to a petition being circulated to remove transport trucks access from us 129 aka The Tail of the Dragon. If you have never been on this road, you are surely missiong out on the best road I have seen in North Amreica for all bikes. It is 11 miles filled with 318 curves, in the mountains.

The problem is that it is 1 lane each direction, with little or no shoulder available. Many times truckers driver it and they end up taking both lanes up and usually the shoulder if it is in that area. To further the danger, there is almost always a blind corner within meters/yards of you, and often double blind corners. There have been fatalities here, as well as very serious injuries.

I would like to request help from everyone here, to help rid this road of the dangers of transport trucks. They have aternate routes, its just this is the most direct so they take it to save time. Please fill out the petition if you agree. It doesnt matter where you live in the world, one day you may be riding this fantastic stretch of road.

Thanks!!!!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/ikes-law-restrict-use-of-us-highway-129-to-non-commercial-vehicles?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_peti tion&utm_term=own_wall
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:13 PM   #8
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Petition to remove Trucks from US129 (Tail of the Dragon)

Here is a link to a petition being circulated to remove transport trucks access from us 129 aka The Tail of the Dragon. If you have never been on this road, you are surely missiong out on the best road I have seen in North Amreica for all bikes. It is 11 miles filled with 318 curves, in the mountains.

The problem is that it is 1 lane each direction, with little or no shoulder available. Many times truckers driver it and they end up taking both lanes up and usually the shoulder if it is in that area. To further the danger, there is almost always a blind corner within meters/yards of you, and often double blind corners. There have been fatalities here, as well as very serious injuries.

I would like to request help from everyone here, to help rid this road of the dangers of transport trucks. They have aternate routes, its just this is the most direct so they take it to save time. Please fill out the petition if you agree. It doesnt matter where you live in the world, one day you may be riding this fantastic stretch of road.

Thanks!!!!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/ikes-law-restrict-use-of-us-highway-129-to-non-commercial-vehicles?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_peti tion&utm_term=own_wall
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:58 PM   #9
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Squids are more dangerous imho, and the reason I'll not return to 129. Trucks a close second I guess.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #10
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Be careful...

Be careful! It wasn't that long ago and the AMA was fighting to get the road opened back up to motorcycles.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:39 PM   #11
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:35 AM   #12
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Petition to remove Trucks from US129 (Tail of the Dragon)

Petition to remove Trucks on US129 (Tail of the Dragon)
Here is a link to a petition being circulated to remove transport trucks access from us 129 aka The Tail of the Dragon. If you have never been on this road, you are surely missiong out on the best road I have seen in North Amreica for all bikes. It is 11 miles filled with 318 curves, in the mountains.

The problem is that it is 1 lane each direction, with little or no shoulder available. Many times truckers driver it and they end up taking both lanes up and usually the shoulder if it is in that area. To further the danger, there is almost always a blind corner within meters/yards of you, and often double blind corners. There have been fatalities here, as well as very serious injuries.

I would like to request help from everyone here, to help rid this road of the dangers of transport trucks. They have aternate routes, its just this is the most direct so they take it to save time. Please fill out the petition if you agree. It doesnt matter where you live in the world, one day you may be riding this fantastic stretch of road.

Thanks!!!!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/ikes-law-restrict-use-of-us-highway-129-to-non-commercial-vehicles?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_peti tion&utm_term=own_wall


And yes teddar this does pertain to you and your area. This is for safety of all motorcyclists. I hate to be the bubble buster for you, but I saw Washington and Cali plates when I was there and I am from Caanda. People come from all over, and should be aware of such things. So, as you can see, this is a movement to save our brothers lives, and I still fail to see you issue with this.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:37 AM   #13
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Petition to remove Trucks from US129 (Tail of the Dragon)

Petition to remove Trucks on US129 (Tail of the Dragon)
Here is a link to a petition being circulated to remove transport trucks access from us 129 aka The Tail of the Dragon. If you have never been on this road, you are surely missiong out on the best road I have seen in North Amreica for all bikes. It is 11 miles filled with 318 curves, in the mountains.

The problem is that it is 1 lane each direction, with little or no shoulder available. Many times truckers driver it and they end up taking both lanes up and usually the shoulder if it is in that area. To further the danger, there is almost always a blind corner within meters/yards of you, and often double blind corners. There have been fatalities here, as well as very serious injuries.

I would like to request help from everyone here, to help rid this road of the dangers of transport trucks. They have aternate routes, its just this is the most direct so they take it to save time. Please fill out the petition if you agree. It doesnt matter where you live in the world, one day you may be riding this fantastic stretch of road.

Thanks!!!!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/ikes-law-restrict-use-of-us-highway-129-to-non-commercial-vehicles?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_peti tion&utm_term=own_wall
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:57 AM   #14
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I was on the ferry to Manitoulin last week, and got to chatting with two US riders.

One of them told me how his friend was killed on the Dragon, when he came around a curve and hit a transport truck that was taking up both lanes.

Hi slid under the truck and then was run over by the trailer wheels.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:24 AM   #15
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Not sure this is the right place for this but here goes!
The right place would likely be ONE THREAD in the Southeast Regional since that is where the road is located. Or ask a mod to move it to JM for you if you want all of ADV to comment on it for you.

In the mean time, all of your threads have been merged and moved to SE. If you want to delete the duplicate posts in this thread, that is up to you.

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