You Go Where You Look
On the "Tail of the Dragon", on October 16, 2012, a bike crossed the center
line and crashed into an oncoming car. Both vehicles were totaled, but
both men are reported as "okay." I offer this video as an illustration of
the fact that, on a bike, you go where you look. ANYONE can make a
mistake. The toll when one is made involving a bike is usually higher than
anyone wants to pay.
S2000 going to the dragon
My friend driving the passenger's S2000 up towards Tail of the Dragon
(US-129). Car is modified with the following: RPF-1 18x9/10 +35; Greddy
CBE; coilover suspension; bride seats; tune by Forged Performance in GA
Truck Accidents Compilation Winter 2013-2014
Icy road truck crashes compilation 2013 with original sound only.
Please be careful on the roads! Never consume alcoholic beverages before
driving. This is the most frequent cause of serious accidents. If you
drink, use a non-drinking designated driver, a taxi, or sleep over.
Follow street signs and traffic lights, but use your judgment too. Don't
try to beat red lights. And expect others to try to do so, so give them
time to go through, particularly trucks that have trouble slowing down.
Always stay at a safe distance from other vehicles. A general rule is the
farther you are from them, the safer you are.
Trucks are a special hazard. Give them extra room. They cannot see other
vehicles as well as you can in a car. If there is an accident between a car
and a truck, the driver of the car will be the one most at risk.
Icy roads can cause you to lose tire traction even more so than when
driving a car in the rain, making them one of the top causes of car
accidents. A number of drivers lose control of their cars and get into
accidents when the roads are icy. Technology can help, but it will not
solve all the problems of icy roads.
Deals Gap "Tail of the Dragon" on a Gold Wing
This is a video of us riding our Gold Wings through the entire length of
the Tail of the Dragon (US 129, Deal's Gap), plus a few miles before "the
overlook". Our lines are not great to say the least, but part of the reason
for taking toe video was to learn from it. We don't pretend to have talent
just because we have experience (which is a common and dangerous
Kyle Petty banned from Deals Gap Dragon
Kyle Petty Charity Ride banned from riding the Dragon US129 at Deals Gap
Court says Deals Gap Dragon speed limit is 65 mph
THP Trooper busted for perjury at speed trap
THP trooper paid over $100,000 salary
Speed limit 65 MPH on the Dragon at Deals Gap Part 1
Speed limit 65 MPH on the Dragon at Deals Gap Part 2
TDOT Safety Audit Review bans business on US129 at Deals Gap Dragon
Biker tickets increase 11,400% on the Dragon at Deals Gap
Ducati 1199s Panigale & CBR600RR Lowside On The Snake | Johnny5sWorld
On a cold Sunday there were 4 lowsides that I knew of, this is the video
for two. Sorry for the shaky footage (more details below)
CBR600RR - Q2 Tires, track bodywork ziptied together. Rider was on cold
tires moments before lowside. Pressures were also too high for the weather.
No injury to rider, just cosmetic damage to the bike.
Ducati Panigale - 1199s was a rental from racyrentals.com, rider was from
out of town and only had two days on the bike. bike was damaged heavily
from frame, forks, wheels & bodywork. Rider only had minor bruises and road
rash to right forearm. Bike carried full coverage from rental so a $2500.00
vehicle waiver will be charged for the damage.
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Footage Captured: GoPro Hero 3+ http://GoPro.com
Video Edited: Sony Vegas Pro 12 (Platinum Edition)
Audio Created/Edited: Fruity Loopz/VirtualDJ (DJ Rinzler)
Speed is in MPH.
"I came in to hot and want onto the double yellow and just washed out" -
ZX-10 Crash on The Dragon
My GoPro on my buddies zx10 as he follows me through the Gap. His rearset
drags sending the bike off the side of the hill.
Edit: Crash is at the end of the vid.
Street Killers: Insane Deals Gap Crash
Guy takes a nasty crash off the side of a mountain on his F4i. All filmed
with GoPro cameras at Deal's Gap ( The Tail of The Dragon).
You can see the rut he hits which locks his front tire and causes his rear
to slide out, he then somehow saves the bike from going over with him.
I've opened all comments to be posted without approval just so I don't have
to read the non-sense anymore. Check out all our other videos.
Ban 18-Wheelers On The Dragon at Deals Gap, NC.
U.S. 129 a.k.a. "The Dragon" is a road connecting Tennessee and North
Carolina. A favorite of motorcylists & sports car drivers, it has 318
hairpin turns & switchbacks in 11 miles, making it one of the most
challenging roads to ride in North America, let alone the world.
Thousands of motorcyclists & sports car owners flock here each summer to
conquer the dragon, and pump millions of dollars into to local economies of
Sometimes, tractor trailers mistakingly get on this road, not realizing
they cannot stay in their lanes, and all hell can break loose during
This video is footage I shot in 2006 at The Dragon, many of you have seen
my first video from this footage called "TRUCKS ON THE DRAGON" on YouTube.
I have re-edited this footage into a 60 second argument against allowing
18-wheelers on this road.
Enjoy, and let me know what you thought!
Deal's Gap Evo chase
Giving the motor hell in 2nd gear.
**speed is in kilometers per hour of course* This road has a 30mph speed
****For those of you wondering, the car had 66k miles on it when this video
was posted. As of 7/20/12, it has 116k miles on it...motor has never had
any issues. Car still has the original clutch, original diff, and original
wheel bearings. Driving the car like this occasionally apparently has no
long term effect on the drivetrain. Hate on. ~ s2kLOL ****