I have something to say on this matter but I will digress till a later time. However, no one is a perfect driver or rider. We see trucks on the same type roads in CO all the time. It all goes back to being mindfull of what you are doing and where you are.
Edit: RIP for a fallen Rider.
Never Trade the Thrills of Living for the Security of Existence.
Never been to the dragon (never been to alotta places)...in past years there has been more traffic there than ever, including police (on bikes) handing out tickets (read this on a few forums). It's hard to have fun on a road like that when you have to worry about trucks/cars, LEO's, and even your fellow biker behind you..the dragon is a magnet for everything good and bad, I'll stay way.
I dont know if am the only one bugged by the wording the writer uses. "motorcycle died on the way to the hospital after his motorcycle hit a truck" the truck hit his motorcycle.
i feel bad for the rider.
RIP. I am personally scared of any road with blind corners simply because of ongoing traffic on my side. By the time you see them, it'll be the last thing you see.
That trucker in the video looks lost. Those guys get paid for rolling, not idling. He's wasting time, losing money, and is probably cursing himself for getting his big rig stuck on that road. They are like any other group, some good and some bad. At least he's going super slow and trying not to kill anyone - more than I can say for some of the rigs I see plowing through city streets in Miami.
I can see the rational for the drivers making the attempt. It probably looks like a sweet shortcut that will save them HOURS on the map they picked up at the Pilot station. Reality is in the Chaos video posted above.