Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Jacksonville, NC 28540
Originally posted by Vash
Here is a simple solution. Close the road. Charge admission, allow all traffic to run one way only. It already has more reputation than it knows what to do with, and the state gets to make a few bucks, while enthutaists get safer conditions.
The problem is it's the short route from Robbinsville/Fontana into Tennessee. So they want it open for traffic.
In all reality, people have to stop treating it like a racetrack. You can have a good time at or relatively close to the speed limit. I can run the place at a pretty decent pace, and I get passed all over by guys going 20+ mph faster than me, dragging knees and elbows all over the double yellows.
I'm on a fence on this one. I know it's a great road that attracts people from all over, but at the same time, if they want to run that fast, there are lots of tracks, and 185 for a track day beats the fines or accidents that you can get into on The Dragon.
1991 FZR 1000 - built 1040 with race cams, Akrapovic full exhaust, and mild suspension work
2004 YZF R1 - Graves full exhaust, velocity stacks, BMC race filter, and Power Commander. Rear Ohlins. Forks rblt with Race Tech springs and Gold Valves.
2005 20th Anniversary V-Max (0098/2000) - T boost,
2005 YZF R6 track bike - Graves full exhaust, Race Tech suspension
Last edited by DanQ; 01-27-2008 at 09:01 AM.