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.Really like that idea Oscar. The dragon is going to be very busy on a Saturday! I do not think the dragon is very difficult if your smart and are not trying to break any speed records. The thing that messes people up is there are sport bikes zipping through there and your instinct is to drive faster. They will pass you and ride beside you so you got to be on your toes. Some great views from the dragon but it really isn't bad if you take your time.
 

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.Really like that idea Oscar. The dragon is going to be very busy on a Saturday! I do not think the dragon is very difficult if your smart and are not trying to break any speed records. The thing that messes people up is there are sport bikes zipping through there and your instinct is to drive faster. They will pass you and ride beside you so you got to be on your toes. Some great views from the dragon but it really isn't bad if you take your time.

We all get together Thursday and decide. Let’s keep it “democratic” lol. When I say “democratic” I mean what it should really be, not what it turned into these days lol


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I here ya my friend! Everyone’s input is important and we’re all adults and our inaugural event. We can plan out the days activities and we’re going to have a blast! I think it’d be fun to find out where the good restaurants are and enjoy dinner together, just a thought.


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I think that’s a good point nurtaeff. I was going to suggest Thursday night that after the tour of wheels through time on Friday, those who feel confident enough to ride the dragons tail should go as the word is the weekends are the worst time to ride it. Those who aren’t that confident would be less intimidated maybe riding it together on Friday and do individual rides on Saturday. Just a thought, but I’m up for doing what the majority wants to do and we keep it as simple as possible. Maybe those who’ve ridden the dragons tail like GArider could give their input.


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KP sorry just finding this thread. I have a lot of input. First if anyone wants to do the tail it is actually better when busy it keeps the speed down and there are a lot of police out there to keep the speeders down and the crazy riders. Even in my video you can see the number of times we had slowed down for vehicles and slower bikes. There are many pull offs. The only real reason this road is technical is the speed you push it into the turns and the number of turns there are. If you go at your speed and meet at the end there shouldn't be any issues for anyone that can ride. There are a few side roads but this is a one ride from deals gap to the overlook pull off. If the end meet up is made everyone should be good if someone that is a better rider should be the sweeper and if you take it back folks could switch positions. There is really no cell coverage so communicating by phone is not an option so helmet communication or CB is the only way. Unless you decide to assume to that the group or part of the group will use the pull offs to rest or catch a breather before continuing. On my very first ride I use the pull off with a few in our group and the best rider out front and he had to turn around and come back to see if we were ok.
I have said this before and it was great advice " don't try to keep up with your riding buddies".
Anyway looks like Friday 21st is Maggie wheels through time museum and Saturday will be the ride to wherever. I too liked the Cherohala Skwy is very nice ride. There are many nice roads in that area check out the motorcycleroads.com site.
Anyway I hope to make it but I won't be able to make it both days so I need to pick a day and meet up with everyone.
 

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Anyway I hope to make it but I won't be able to make it both days so I need to pick a day and meet up with everyone.

Thanks for the input GArider! If you have to pick a day I suggest you pick Friday. I think that will be the most eventful and exciting day. Just my .02



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I'm not a speed demon. Generally just do the posted speed limit. I have no issues with anyone that wants to ride faster though. Be my guest, I'll catch up with you eventually.

Or if you guys want to split into groups of faster and slower riders I'm good with that too.
 

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Yes GARider, thanks for the input. That’s just what we were looking for. I’ve never ridden the tail and that’s where it helps to get input from someone that has. I’m in agreement with nurtaeff, Friday would probably be the best day to come on by. Thanks again for your input.


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Thanks for the input GArider! If you have to pick a day I suggest you pick Friday. I think that will be the most eventful and exciting day. Just my .02



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nurtaeff - thanks I would really like to be there on Friday but looks like I can only make Saturday at this point. ☹
 

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I'm not a speed demon. Generally just do the posted speed limit. I have no issues with anyone that wants to ride faster though. Be my guest, I'll catch up with you eventually.

Or if you guys want to split into groups of faster and slower riders I'm good with that too.
Either way there is fun to be had by all. Regardless of riding ability or how fast or slow a rider is the group should stay with the least experienced rider so everyone has the group/team riding experience. Besides it looks good when you have a good group in formation.
 

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Yes GARider, thanks for the input. That’s just what we were looking for. I’ve never ridden the tail and that’s where it helps to get input from someone that has. I’m in agreement with nurtaeff, Friday would probably be the best day to come on by. Thanks again for your input.


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KP - YAW. This is a fun road and I have had the opportunity to ride there many times, it is one of the perks of living close to it. The first time I was nervously cautious and prayed for cops around every turn so I had a reason to keep it in check.
Anyway I would like to meet Friday but I won't be able to and Saturday is best.
 

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This sounds like it is going to be a BLAST!...however, myself will be leaving on Saturday...promise to SWMBO. So I can have dinner with her.


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I here ya my friend! Everyone’s input is important and we’re all adults and our inaugural event. We can plan out the days activities and we’re going to have a blast! I think it’d be fun to find out where the good restaurants are and enjoy dinner together, just a thought.


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There is a really good Mexican place in Maggie. There is also a breakfast place that serves all you can eat for $7.
 
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