It's gotten to the point that I don't really like going to Deal's Gap (The Dragon) anymore. Especially on the weekends. I just don't enjoy seeing the crashes and squidley behavior. I only live a couple of hours from there, so it's an easy trip, but once you've seen a few squid splats (and an occasional fatal one) and had to worry about some Johnny Racer Boy blowing a corner and getting in your lane, or running up your ass in a corner, it's just not that much fun anymore. If these nitwits would keep it to a pace that's sane for a public road, it would be a lot better for everybody. It's a great road, but it can definitely bite you, and it's even more dangerous because of people that seem to have no regard for other people on the road. If they want to kill themselves, I don't mind at all. I just don't like them trying to take me with them. One guy from Florida (I think) last year killed himself on the first set of corners on a ZX-something-or-other. He had trailered up with a buddy riding an old Honda CBX, and was apparently used to the two dimensional riding in Florida. Didn't last long when you throw in things like decreasing radius corners and mid-corner elevation changes. The Dragon is 11 miles and 318 corners. Lots of opportunities for a squid to do the zip-and-splat routine. There was even one incident last year (or maybe year before last) where one of the "visiting riders" got into an altercation with a local cager that ended up in a shooting, with the local getting shot by the biker. That kind of thing, plus the displays of insane riding tend not to do much for our welcome in that area.