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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Deals Gap Knee Dragging.

Boosted this from another forum. It's a good 2 minutes of your time.





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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 08:39 PM
 
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That's AWSOME!

I'm so stoked for June... though I can't ride like those guys I'm still gonna have a blast!
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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 08:48 PM
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now that's hawt!

maybe one day i'll get that good and ride the dragon.

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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 09:06 PM
 
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Draggin on the Dragon, nice!
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wow .... cant wait till i go there in june
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post #6 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 10:07 PM
 
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wow, that was a great vid of some quality riding.
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post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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Damn, those guys were boot'n. Nice vid.
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WOW!!!

Someday I hope to ride like that. Great vid. Can't wait til June.
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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 11:33 PM
 
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That's like me the whole time I'm there. I can't wait till June, and the trip after that later on this year.
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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Damn, those guys were boot'n. Nice vid.
Yeah...doods were motoring thats for sure. I love the dood just straight power wheelying out of those corners too.



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Yeah...doods were motoring thats for sure. I love the dood just straight power wheelying out of those corners too.
I've done that a lot on the dragon, but I really don't like to because the next twisty comes up so quick. Also ya never know who is on your side of the lane coming from the other direction.
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I've done that a lot on the dragon, but I really don't like to because the next twisty comes up so quick. Also ya never know who is on your side of the lane coming from the other direction.
Def. true. Especially the last wheely he does. He's motoring over into that left lane. My wife thought he was dumb as hell.



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Man, I've been on the Dragon, and watching guys hang it out there like that makes me cringe! Riding like that, it is only a matter of time before one of them goes down, and there is NO runoff at the gap! If they don't have a close encounter with an oncoming vehicle (either entering their lane or vice-versa), they're gonna meet a tree, a cliff face, a sheer drop off, or some combination thereof.

Fun to watch, but you guys be careful when you head out there. It is far from the controlled, safety-oriented environment that is the track.
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post #14 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-27-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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Man, I've been on the Dragon, and watching guys hang it out there like that makes me cringe! Riding like that, it is only a matter of time before one of them goes down, and there is NO runoff at the gap! If they don't have a close encounter with an oncoming vehicle (either entering their lane or vice-versa), they're gonna meet a tree, a cliff face, a sheer drop off, or some combination thereof.

Fun to watch, but you guys be careful when you head out there. It is far from the controlled, safety-oriented environment that is the track.
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Exactly. That Tree of Shame didn't just appear. Those are actual pieces off of actual crashes.

Stole this from http://www.tailofthedragon.com/dragon.html.

FATALITIES:
2006 - Two deaths: One rider went off road and hit tree another low sided into an oncoming vehicle.
2005 - Three deaths: All three deaths involved failing to negociate corners - two went off the mountain and one slid into an oncoming vehicle.
2004 - Two deaths: Both deaths apparently caused by speed and then overbraking.
2003 - No deaths: There were several deaths in the surrounding area of the Dragon, but none that we know of on the 11 miles of the Dragon itself.
2002 - Two deaths: On June 16 a 29 year-old Dale Bently a Valkyrie rider from Michigan died on the Dragon. The rider was passing a car near the Horns of the Dragon when he wrecked and suffered fatal head injuries. The second death occurred on Sunday August 4 when Lendry R. Obanna Jr., 24, of Jacksonville, Florida, lost control of his 2000 Yamaha R6.
2001 - Two deaths: The entire Blount County (home of the Dragon) saw a total of four motorycle fatalities in 2001. The total includes the deaths of a 27-year-old Knoxville man who died March 10 in a collision on Old Knoxville Highway in Rockford, the May 5th death on the Dragon, the July 5th death of a 43-year-old Maryville man in an accident on Happy Valley Road, and the October 27th death on the Dragon.
2000 - One death: Blount County had four motorcycle deaths in 2000 including one fatality on the Dragon.
1999 - One death: Only one motorcycle death in 1999
1998 - No deaths: No fatal motorcycle crashes in 1998.
1997 - One death: A single motorcycle fatality is listed in 1997.
1996 - One death: A single motorcycle fatality in 1996.
1995 - Two deaths: In 1995, two men died in separate July 3 motorcycle crashes on the Dragon during the July 4 holiday weekend.
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I learned to kneedrag on the dragon. Plan on getting a mount anywhere camera to get some cool angles of riding on the dragon.

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Good find.
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be still my pounding heart, man I am so excited!!!!

(nervous, a lil scared, but stoked!!!!)
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be still my pounding heart, man I am so excited!!!!

(nervous, a lil scared, but stoked!!!!)
Will this be your first time then??

When are you going?
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Will this be your first time then??

When are you going?

Yes indeedy!! My first time ever!!!

I am going June 7-10, for the "Unofficial TWF Rally"...

are you near there?
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I'll have to post that date for the riders here to see. Charleston is about 7 or so hours away. There's a group from here that try to go up there at least once a year.

I did my first run in June. HOLY COW was I nervous. I made the mistake of reading up on the crashes before we left. It took me forever to make it to the top. No corner workers, no emergency crash crew, no one to clear the debris, no flags for crashes. I was terrified. Fortunately there was a group of hogs in front of me, so I couldn't be blamed for the slow traffic. A girlfriend of mine went down and luckily a tree caught her before the drop off did.
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