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post #1 of 11 Old 07-16-2008, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Been wanting to head down to the Dragon for my first time. I can handle the road I think, but I've heard from people lately that they have been sending out helicopters to catch speeding bikes.

Is it realistic to really ride the Dragon these days, like the youtube videos? Or are you more likely to get your bike impounded these days?

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-17-2008, 12:27 AM
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Two local groups have headed down there a couple of weeks apart and said it was being watched on the Tennessee side. It's a roll of the dice for you. You might hit a clear period, or they may be all over it.

Everybody should ride the Dragon once to say they've done it. After that, it's just another road. Head down to Louisville and take Highway 22 from Crestwood to Falmouth Kentucky. It's about 100 miles of dragonesque roads without the hype, traffic, and enforcement.

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Two local groups have headed down there a couple of weeks apart and said it was being watched on the Tennessee side. It's a roll of the dice for you. You might hit a clear period, or they may be all over it.

Everybody should ride the Dragon once to say they've done it. After that, it's just another road. Head down to Louisville and take Highway 22 from Crestwood to Falmouth Kentucky. It's about 100 miles of dragonesque roads without the hype, traffic, and enforcement.

+1. There's lotts'o GREAT riding in the area. Pick up the "Mad Maps" motorcycle roads of the area. If you are riding the Dragon the middle of the week is best. Stop in the store (on the southern end) and chat with the other rides for a road report to see if the Dragon has any current "road hazards" you should be aware of. Have fun!

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post #4 of 11 Old 07-17-2008, 04:50 AM
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These 2 sites will give you plenty of dragon info-

http://killboy.blogspot.com/

www.tailofthedragon.com
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Was there in June......... Zero issues Mon thru Thur.

2 patrol cars at end of Dragon..... actually cool cops.

As long as you ride the Dragon, and NOT treat it as a race track, you will have no issues with LEO

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Go during the middle of the week, don't ride over your head and find the better roads in the area.

If you want to ride fast while learning and being safe, take your bike to the track. NESBA offers a free introduction to track riding with very little in prep for you or the bike.

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Go to a track day.
No cops, no drivers.

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I would be more concerned with other riders that don't know what the hell they are doing coming the other direction....

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And no Dogs, gravel, grannies,farmers, semis , red necks with oi lelaking vechicles etc. -

Yo ucan have fun up there, but, just keep the hooliginism to a min.

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I was just there last week. Didn't see any cops and minimal traffic. It had just stopped raining though so that may have kept some folks away. The trees are much too dense for a helicopter to be of any use for catching speeders I would think. I'd recommend you take a ride though at a relaxed, legal pace to scope out the road, then if all is clear have fun, just stay in your lane, be prepared to find your lane blocked in blind turns by cages or poorly ridden bikes and don't get too squidly in the straights. The turns are plentiful and tight enough that you can have serious fun without going terribly fast.

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I got a ticket for improper passing a couple weekends back, for passing at regular speed on a double yellow line.. they were all over everone that weekend.. No fun to ride anymore. U have to watch ever move u make or get stuck with a big hefty fine.

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