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Sounds like the son locked up his rear brake, slid, and dad went over trying to miss him.
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i dont know why they crashed, but it sure seems like there has been more and more crashes on the dragon (cruisers)
TBH, in Blount County The Dragon is far from the worst road for motorcycle accidents. There are roads around here that are more open, with longer straights and many riders really push the limits. One news report I saw shortly after moving here featured a sportbike rider being clocked on radar by a THP Officer at over 170mph while the news crew was actually filming. The report didn't hold back on showing that cruisers are sometimes just as bad.

One fact that speaks to how 'dangerous' The Dragon isn't, is that fatalities are very rare on US129 between the river and the NC line, yet Blount County was averaging one motorcycle fatality every 48 hours last summer. A common motorcycle accident is coming into corners way too hot and crossing the double yellow mid-corner into oncoming traffic and being hit. This mistake is just as easy to make on a cruiser, the whole terrible event just happens a little slower.

A friend from New Zealand recently visited and on seeing some of the more brazen motorcycle antics on roads around the county said; "Their balls are bigger than their brains!". Sadly it's true, many riders just leave their intelligence at home when they come here to ride and then, all too often, leave their blood on our roads.

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i dont know why they crashed, but it sure seems like there has been more and more crashes on the dragon (cruisers)
TBH, in Blount County The Dragon is far from the worst road for motorcycle accidents. There are roads around here that are more open, with longer straights and many riders really push the limits. One news report I saw shortly after moving here featured a sportbike rider being clocked on radar by a THP Officer at over 170mph while the news crew was actually filming. The report didn't hold back on showing that cruisers are sometimes just as bad.

One fact that speaks to how 'dangerous' The Dragon isn't, is that fatalities are very rare on US129 between the river and the NC line, yet Blount County was averaging one motorcycle fatality every 48 hours last summer. A common motorcycle accident is coming into corners way too hot and crossing the double yellow mid-corner into oncoming traffic and being hit. This mistake is just as easy to make on a cruiser, the whole terrible event just happens a little slower.

A friend from New Zealand recently visited and on seeing some of the more brazen motorcycle antics on roads around the county said; "Their balls are bigger than their brains!". Sadly it's true, many riders just leave their intelligence at home when they come here to ride and then, all too often, leave their blood on our roads.
I think we just hear more about the crashes on the dragon. The big ones almost always require airlift out so they get more attention. I am actually surprised there are not more fatalities then there are. It can get crazy up there!

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