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Old 09-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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Dragon "Saturation" enforcement this weekend 13-15 Sep

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/se...r-enforcement/


State troopers on motorcycles will saturate U.S. Highway 129, especially the section called “The Dragon” in the upcoming weekend because of two events expected to bring a deluge of riders to the area.

Motorcycle riding troopers from Tennessee Highway Patrols districts in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Cookeville and Fall Branch will converge on the federal highway during Sept. 13-15, according to the state Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

A $71,116.79 grant from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, which covers a period from Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2013, will pay overtime funds to the motorcycle officers

The decision to saturate “The Dragon” with motorcycle officers was prompted by two events this weekend expected to bring heavy motorcycle traffic to the challenging road. In Maggie Valley, N.C., the “Thunder in the Smokies” event will be under way and in Pigeon Forge the “Fall Rod Run” will be held.

The Dragon is an 11-mile section of U.S. Highway 129 that attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world because of its 318 curves. According to the state, one motorcyclist has died so far this year on U.S. Highway 129.

Officials said the state troopers will especially be alert for aggressive and reckless driving, speeding, impaired driving and seat belt use for four-wheel vehicles. Authorities expect to have a sobriety checkpoint established on U.S. Highway 129 on Saturday.

More details as they develop online and in Wednesday’s News Sentinel.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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So if they are there to enforce the speed limit, does that mean the cruisers will have to actually go faster?
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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They overlooked the other rally based at Iron Horse Lodge, Dragon Raid is also this weekend. We didn't ride the dragon last year on this weekend due to all the slow ass cruiser crowd. We had just as much fun running all the other fine roads in the area.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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They overlooked the other rally based at Iron Horse Lodge, Dragon Raid is also this weekend. We didn't ride the dragon last year on this weekend due to all the slow ass cruiser crowd. We had just as much fun running all the other fine roads in the area.
2 years ago we tried to get a couple of HD's to follow us up into the BIA roads in Cherokee.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #5
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2 years ago we tried to get a couple of HD's to follow us up into the BIA roads in Cherokee.
FYYFF you got whipped into not going this year so we don't wanna hear stories of years gone by you FF.

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Old 09-11-2013, 06:05 PM   #6
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FYYFF you got whipped into not going this year so we don't wanna hear stories of years gone by you FF.

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Hah!! Well, it's hard to ride in a skirt.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:08 PM   #8
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Already saw quite a few last weekend...
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