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Old 09-26-2004, 05:47 PM   #1
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Talking Slaying the Dragon....with video

Ok....here we go, thanks to my buddy jb10fan!



Okay, so Donille and I (and my sister and brother-in-law) took a drive down route 129 in Tennessee and North Carolina...a little section of road known as the Dragon's Tail. This road has 318 curves in 11 miles and attracts sport car and motorbike enthusiasts from all over the country. Well, Donille's SVT handled like a champ! (Thank God for the new tires!) We all had a blast, except my Bro in law who didn't want to take the Dramamine and ended up not feeling too well. Here's a quick video of one (of the two) motorcycles that just pulled over to let us pass. Yup, we were outrunning bikes out there!

One condition of him hosting this video for me is that you all "right click" the link and "Save as", when viewing it.

Dragon's Tail Video (right-click and save-as)

Here's a quick pic, though...




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Old 09-26-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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Old 09-26-2004, 10:00 PM   #3
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Re: Slaying the Dragon....with video

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I can host it for you, e-mail me jb23fan@earthlink.net
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Old 10-13-2004, 11:52 PM   #4
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Check the original post! Video now included!
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Old 10-14-2004, 02:11 AM   #5
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Old 10-14-2004, 02:12 AM   #6
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I don't mean to burst your bubble but that rider on the bike sucked. SVT or not a focus will not out run a bike in the twisties. You can never tell now a days what type of rider is on a bike, had it been me I would have passed you on the inside after I let you pass me. There are too many young riders out there that go out and buy a shit hot bike but don't know how to ride. h3ll I would of taken you on the outside.

Nice video though, I just couldn't live with that comment.
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I second you rocky on the bikes....ever since Biker Boyz and Torque came out, they've ruined what it means to ride. PS..i hate hayabusa's....congrats to anybody that owns one, your bike can go in a straight line fast, woohoo, how bout you follow me around a turn?
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Great Video and that SVTF was just too hot! Minus all the bugs off the front end.

We had a blast, everyone should drive a road like that at least once in their life, it's such a thrill and the site's were beautiful.

Yes there were quite a few bikes there, and yes some did not know how to ride, we got behind one particular one that not only did not pull over, but was unstable on his riding, or so it seemed. I will not go into detail about the stupid SUV drivers that drove like they were on a tour. *rolleyes* LOL!

Now before the bike talk brings this thread off topic, yes I'm aware that a SVTF can't out run, nor out handle a bike, my ex has a bike, believe you me I've tried to race him out of fun with no such luck what so ever, even on a head start.

Besides it was just a matter of respect for a driver to pull over on that road and let the faster traffic pass, hence why the bike pulled over in the first place.

Now to get back on topic, my girl revamp got some skills, taking the turns like a pro, getting a good feel for the road and the car Amanda took on the Dragon's Tail with no problems. I more so enjoyed hanging on for dear life, listening to Sarah scream out her excited/scared profanity from the back seat while Amanda was driving. Really it was a great adventure, one of the best I've ever experienced. Thanks Girlie!
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ROFL 'Hanging on for dear life'

I like that, Anytime one of my friends gets in my car it's time to show them why I bought the car, CAUSE IT HANDLES LIKE A CHAMP. They always ask why there are oh shit handles everywhere in the car. I let them figure it out for themselves. Nice video, I'll see if I can't get some of the mountain going up 259 to Smithville from Poteau in Oklahoma.

From the video it looks as though she's a well equipped driver, she picked a line in the corners and stuck to it. That's one of the most important things, tracking through that corner and making the car go where you want it to.

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Donille was the one driving in those segments, I was the one trying to hold onto the camera and remain upright at the same time. My apologies for my moment of distraction when the biker pulled over. LOL I was watching him and forgot i was filming for a few seconds...
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