Author Topic: Insane Dragon run!  (Read 7802 times)

Offline DannyL

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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2011, 08:48:08 pm »

, I don't get it? What were all those guys doing around him and holding on to him even out on the street??

Glad I wasn't the only one that was confused.....

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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2011, 08:59:54 pm »
It looks like, to me, that the bike tipped over 2 more times out in the road even with all the outrigger help... ???

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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2011, 09:04:11 pm »
It looks like, to me, that the bike tipped over 2 more times out in the road even with all the outrigger help... ???
Maybe he's a good candidate for a Spyder  :pukeface:

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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2011, 01:32:26 am »
Good chit mang! ;D
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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2011, 04:29:13 am »
That is the worst part of Deal's Gap... Pirates can not ride.

I had a group ride yesterday and I chose DGMR as a break point.
In forty minutes of sitting on the porch there were two Pirate Ships that listed to one side.
It is amazing how many pirates it takes to upright the one when it falls. They need to take the Honda Goldwing school.

I heard a story from a couple of weeks ago.
There was a pirate and his HUGE first mate got on board, then the ship listed to the left and fell into the Ship next to it.
Then the left ship took out the next and so on, and so on....
Until there were about twenty Pirate Ships laying on their side in the parking lot.
I have not seen pictures, yet. I am sure someone got some...

Waiting to see them on www.slayerhater.com

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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2011, 06:32:13 am »
I think they were trying to push-start him.
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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2011, 07:58:56 am »
Lots of fun, and some funny.  But I'm going to have to be one of those party-poopers who pushes his old-man sensibilities onto everyone around him. 

A couple of years ago, I was riding the dragon on a Saturday. (Won't do that again).  I live pretty close, and so I can ride it pretty much any time I want to.  About 4-5 miles in, I came upon an accident scene.  Some squid, who thought he was as skilled as the rider in that original video, had crossed the centerline, laid his sport bike down, and slid into the path of a gentleman on a BMW ST bike.  (At that time I rode a Valkyrie Interstate, so I was not familiar with the BMW product line, nor did I understand that his fellow was my sworn enemy.) 
While the punk was walking around, crying about how banged up his bike was, the BMW rider was laying on the street, moaning in severe pain.  I was first on scene, and I flagged down several others to help.  We set up "flag men" to warn the traffic, and sent one rider down to find a cell phone signal.  I was trying to keep the rider calm and as comfortable as possible without moving him or removing his helmet.  It was very hot, and we managed to shade him, and give him water to sip on.  I'm pretty sure he had at least one broken leg, one broken arm, a broken collar bone, and he said his back hurt.  I made it my job to keep all the well meaning fools from trying to move him until the ambulance could arrive.  One woman tried to push me out of the way, she wanted to pick him up and move him to a more comfortable spot further from the road.  I run about 280, so I did not push easily.  She announced that she was a Nurse, so I needed to accept her judgement.  But since she was trying to move an injured man, without making any attempt to assess the extent of his injuries, I stopped her.  (in fact, I told her it was nice of the Veterinarian she worked for to give her the weekend off.  She could have been stuck feeding the boarded animals.)  After nearly 3 hours, an ambulance arrived, and I filled them in on what I knew, then moved into traffic control.  This permanantly impacted my ability to enjoy the Dragon.  It also limits my ability to appreciate the achievements of people like that rider who started this whole thread.   One mistake, and someone could have been hurt badly, or even killed.  That video would not have been nearly as fun to watch.

I appreciate the photographers on the Dragon.  Heck, my avitar is from a US129 Photos picture.  But I have to agree with another member, videos like this make every moron with $2000 to buy a used 600 think he's that rider and should be able to do the same thing.  This type of riding belongs on the race track, not a public roadway.  (pulling on my nomex suit, give me just a sec...)
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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2011, 06:04:32 pm »
Your two examples clarify what I'm saying, those two "sports" are practiced on a closed circuit.

I would be a hypocrite if I said I was perfect and always acted appropriately.

However what I have done is a far cry from doing Moto GP  on a public road.

why would you think Where it takes place has any meaning to someone who wants to try it?  just picking your brain!  does not matter if its a sport or not or where someone saw it.

 should runners go to the track instead of running in traffic? pedal bikes?
should there be a track day for them instead of risking their life and yours when they run out in front of you? many other examples are out there.

while I understand your view of safety as all of us do. we can hardly blame the actions of one crazy person(on or off track) for our own bad decisions in life.
should this dragon run be on a track. yes!  is this dragon run any different in the eyes of a young speed freak then seeing a moto gp race?  I doubt it, was not for me when I was young. grew up with moto gp as most did.
 I'm sure if tracks were everywhere and cheaper we would see less of it on the street. but thats just not the case. 

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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2011, 06:42:33 pm »
Lots of fun, and some funny.  But I'm going to have to be one of those party-poopers who pushes his old-man sensibilities onto everyone around him. ....

 But I have to agree with another member, videos like this make every moron with $2000 to buy a used 600 think he's that rider and should be able to do the same thing.  This type of riding belongs on the race track, not a public roadway.  (pulling on my nomex suit, give me just a sec...)
Wow you dissed me and backed me up in one post!  :chugbeer:

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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2011, 07:46:06 pm »
WAY too much time hanging across and wheels across the double yellow. Great skills, but absolutely no sense. Dude, take it to the track before you hurt someone.
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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2011, 02:44:00 pm »
I think they were trying to push-start him.
I wonder if any of the pirates knew to put it in 3rd gear? Didn't look like it.
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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2011, 04:16:19 pm »
WAY too much time hanging across and wheels across the double yellow. Great skills, but absolutely no sense. Dude, take it to the track before you hurt someone.

On the track he would have been in the sand/gravel, might have hurt himself. Here he still has the other half of the road!

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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2011, 06:26:29 am »
Maybe he's a good candidate for a Spyder  :pukeface:

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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2011, 09:11:41 am »
Wow you dissed me and backed me up in one post!  :chugbeer:
DannyL, I really don't know much about you, so I'm surpised that I managed to diss you.  Please tell me a little about yourself, and I'll try to diss you much more thoroughly next time!   ;D
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Re: Insane Dragon run!
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2011, 09:40:39 am »
DannyL, I really don't know much about you, so I'm surpised that I managed to diss you.  Please tell me a little about yourself, and I'll try to diss you much more thoroughly next time!   ;D
I'll prepare a lengthy bio as soon as I feel like typing 53 years of boring history!   :rotflmao: