18 Wheeler on Dragons Tail - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
The Funny Papers got some funny stuff? Make us laugh.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
Guns prevent pollution
 
spoil9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Niles, IL
Posts: 3,403
Location: Niles, IL
Sportbike: 1996 YZF-600, 2006 Huffy
Years Riding: May '08 - Oct '12
How you found us: smartrider
           
18 Wheeler on Dragons Tail

Video is a couple years old, but it was posted on a model rail-road forum I'm a member of and thought that it would be better appreciated here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebQP4SgFGgM


- Will

"Knowledge is Power. Power Corrupts. Study Hard. Be Evil."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul View Post
Our life is a non-stop ride to our death.
spoil9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 09:42 AM
I am the Stig.
 
JRobbins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,763
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: 09' Triumph Daytona 675, 06' Triumph Thruxton, 74' CB360
Years Riding: Some say he's been ridin motorcycles since before they were invented... all we know is he's the Stig
How you found us: Met Chills while rockclimbing.
         
I wonder what that truck driver was on ... yeah I think 318 curves in 11 miles would be a great idea to do in a freakin' 18-wheeler, why not?
JRobbins is offline  
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 09:46 AM
TERRAdactyl
 
catwlights's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 6,648
Location: Aurora, IL
Sportbike: 07 600RR
Years Riding: on the street since 01
How you found us: accidentally stepped in it
           
Send a message via Yahoo to catwlights
I guess you have to be there to understand how difficult it is for trucks to get around those roads...

Terra
STT Staff
Midwest Instructor
www.sportbiketracktime.com


Pushing the Limits of Life's Opportunities
catwlights is offline  
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 09:50 AM
Armed law abiding citizen
 
Dave13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Posts: 19,055
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Sportbike: '74 Yamaha RD350
Years Riding: idk
How you found us: Google
           
This guy sucks as a trucker. I saw several cones still standing.
Dave13 is offline  
post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 09:54 AM
I don't know...
 
Germany's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Streamwood
Posts: 5,208
Location: Streamwood
Sportbike: more than one... one less now...
Years Riding: not long enough
How you found us: Some girl was talking about it.
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRobbins View Post
I wonder what that truck driver was on ... yeah I think 318 curves in 11 miles would be a great idea to do in a freakin' 18-wheeler, why not?
Quote:
Originally Posted by catwlights View Post
I guess you have to be there to understand how difficult it is for trucks to get around those roads...
I have to say this, as I drove back in Germany every once in a while a logging and oversize trucks on roads like this...
If you take the wrong turn, sometimes there is NO way back.
That's what's called bad planning. If we had to run in places that tight with lots of traffic we had a car block the road in front of us.
Yes this is bad and should not happen, but the guy is just doing his job, in this case a poor job...
I wonder how many times he thought OH-shit!

#19
Germany is offline  
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 09:55 AM
Registered User
 
Derick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,264
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: R6
Years Riding: Its my first time ;)
How you found us: Leghumpers Anonymous
       
Derick is offline  
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 09:55 AM
Bug
Ridiculously Good Looking
 
Bug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 32,746
Location: Gold Coast
Sportbike: Sportbike?
Years Riding: No F'in Idea
How you found us: 4 & 6
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRobbins View Post
I wonder what that truck driver was on ... yeah I think 318 curves in 11 miles would be a great idea to do in a freakin' 18-wheeler, why not?
Um, if I do not get this there by this time, I do not get paid - If I drive "around" this, I will not make it and my family will not eat - He is on what's called Life

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW, what a RIDE !!"
Bug is offline  
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:01 AM
Registered User
 
iamnotgreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 12,529
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: 2003 Aprilia Mille R Colin Edwards / 01-02 Ninj ZX6r Tracktoy / 2003 SV650
Years Riding: 12
How you found us: some guy at the IBM credit union told me about it
           
I took this back in 2004 with a handheld point and shoot
I shut the camera off when I started thinking I was going to record someone dying on the road in front of me - passed the truck and came up on a group of bikes I slowed down.

A friend of mine was behind the truck the whole way

-- the trucker was driving faster before he saw me videotaping him - he flipped me off when he passed my by at the end waiting for my friend.



there is a whole website dedicated to deals gap truckers with lots of pics from killboy - google deals gap truckers

edit: it was posted above.

that weekend I was there 4 people were killed in one accident, two goldwings riders and passengers killed - a truck crossed center and hit them head on (not a semi)

Last edited by iamnotgreg; 05-21-2010 at 10:06 AM.
iamnotgreg is offline  
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:02 AM
The Halo hides my Horns
 
Lonely Raven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Posts: 12,690
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Sportbike: SV650
Years Riding: 1 year
How you found us: Google
           
Holy Epic-Fail!

aut cum scuto aut in scuto

http://www.firespeedtactical.com

My ZenFolio Gallery: www.LonelyRaven.ZenFolio.com
Lonely Raven is offline  
post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:02 AM
Registered User
 
kblack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 1,647
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: my husband's
Years Riding: my husband or the bike?
How you found us: Yahoo
           
Send a message via AIM to kblack
That's what makes me so nervous when i watch vids of you guys racing through the dragon, or even staved rock, for that matter. Though you may know the roads, you never know what some lunatic is doing around the next blind corner.
kblack is offline  
post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:04 AM
TERRAdactyl
 
catwlights's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 6,648
Location: Aurora, IL
Sportbike: 07 600RR
Years Riding: on the street since 01
How you found us: accidentally stepped in it
           
Send a message via Yahoo to catwlights
Quote:
Originally Posted by kblack View Post
That's what makes me so nervous when i watch vids of you guys racing through the dragon, or even staved rock, for that matter. Though you may know the roads, you never know what some lunatic is doing around the next blind corner.
Not even lunatic. They just can't make the turns... flat out.

When I had my head-on collision there in 06, someone died in the same spot I crashed exactly one year prior because they hit a pickup coming around that corner.

Terra
STT Staff
Midwest Instructor
www.sportbiketracktime.com


Pushing the Limits of Life's Opportunities
catwlights is offline  
post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
Guns prevent pollution
 
spoil9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Niles, IL
Posts: 3,403
Location: Niles, IL
Sportbike: 1996 YZF-600, 2006 Huffy
Years Riding: May '08 - Oct '12
How you found us: smartrider
           
Wow, got some ninja posting going on here.

- Will

"Knowledge is Power. Power Corrupts. Study Hard. Be Evil."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul View Post
Our life is a non-stop ride to our death.
spoil9 is offline  
post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:11 AM
Registered User
 
kblack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 1,647
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: my husband's
Years Riding: my husband or the bike?
How you found us: Yahoo
           
Send a message via AIM to kblack
Quote:
Originally Posted by catwlights View Post
Not even lunatic. They just can't make the turns... flat out.

When I had my head-on collision there in 06, someone died in the same spot I crashed exactly one year prior because they hit a pickup coming around that corner.

Didn't mean they were all lunitics, just saying that some people don't take as much care, or use as much forethought, as they should.
kblack is offline  
post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:17 AM
Bug
Ridiculously Good Looking
 
Bug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 32,746
Location: Gold Coast
Sportbike: Sportbike?
Years Riding: No F'in Idea
How you found us: 4 & 6
           
If this is the corner I think it is and you are heading the same direction as the truck, you can carry SOOOOOO much speed thru this turn and that pavement is perfect which then leads to a SWEET right hander sweep - I love that road

Jrock would be able to identify
Attached Images
File Type: jpg truck01.jpg (10.8 KB, 27 views)

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW, what a RIDE !!"
Bug is offline  
post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:17 AM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Germany View Post
I have to say this, as I drove back in Germany every once in a while a logging and oversize trucks on roads like this...
If you take the wrong turn, sometimes there is NO way back.
That's what's called bad planning. If we had to run in places that tight with lots of traffic we had a car block the road in front of us.
Yes this is bad and should not happen, but the guy is just doing his job, in this case a poor job...
I wonder how many times he thought OH-shit!
Hahaha yep. I took our 48' trailer up to Lookout Mountain in Tennessee on our way down to Daytona, and had no idea the road narrowed and got steep as hell. I was praying nobody was coming down, because I had it pinned and wasn't gonna stop or back down the road either. It went even steeper at one point, and I kept hammering so I would make it, and I ripped one of the bogey wheels off the back and creased the trailer in the middle just a bit. That was quite a day.

------->> Best motorcycle shop ever!

http://www.chicagoperformance.com/
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:25 AM
The Violator
 
Troy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lombard
Posts: 4,101
Location: Lombard
Sportbike: A little bit of everything.
Years Riding: Not nearly enough!
How you found us: On a ride in Colorado
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by spoil9 View Post
Wow, got some ninja posting going on here.
Yep. I was in the middle of posting a few of the obvious responses before others did, then got stuck on the phone. By the time I finished, all the things I was trying to get across had already been mentioned...

Sadly, this should be enforced much more heavily. I'm sympathetic to Joe driver getting paid, but I'd rather his family miss a few meals than see a rider die.
Troy is offline  
post #17 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:29 AM
I am the Stig.
 
JRobbins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,763
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: 09' Triumph Daytona 675, 06' Triumph Thruxton, 74' CB360
Years Riding: Some say he's been ridin motorcycles since before they were invented... all we know is he's the Stig
How you found us: Met Chills while rockclimbing.
         
Quote:
Originally Posted by Troy View Post
I'm sympathetic to Joe driver getting paid, but I'd rather his family miss a few meals than see a rider die.
exactly
JRobbins is offline  
post #18 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:29 AM
TERRAdactyl
 
catwlights's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 6,648
Location: Aurora, IL
Sportbike: 07 600RR
Years Riding: on the street since 01
How you found us: accidentally stepped in it
           
Send a message via Yahoo to catwlights
The thing is, though... in other places... like off of our "island" there are common tight spots everywhere that roads need to be shared with all sorts of vehicles. Hell, look at the Road To Hana in Maui. The fact is that they are free to drive that road just as much as we illegally bastardize it.

Terra
STT Staff
Midwest Instructor
www.sportbiketracktime.com


Pushing the Limits of Life's Opportunities
catwlights is offline  
post #19 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
Guns prevent pollution
 
spoil9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Niles, IL
Posts: 3,403
Location: Niles, IL
Sportbike: 1996 YZF-600, 2006 Huffy
Years Riding: May '08 - Oct '12
How you found us: smartrider
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Troy View Post
...I'm sympathetic to Joe driver getting paid, ...
Wait, It's Joe Driver?

So it's Joe Driver,
Joe the Plumber,
Joe Rider,
Soldiers are referred to as Joe's,

WTF

- Will

"Knowledge is Power. Power Corrupts. Study Hard. Be Evil."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul View Post
Our life is a non-stop ride to our death.
spoil9 is offline  
post #20 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:32 AM
Irony helps us play!
 
Arch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: N'ville
Posts: 29,510
Location: N'ville
Sportbike: 2000 F4
Years Riding: Long enough to know better
How you found us: some hot MILF whispered it in my ear
           
Does he drink a cup of Joe? Ew!

Everyone Exaggerates

We're being taken for a ride... agaaaaaaain.....


Best Auto/Moto Insurance | Motorcycle Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
Arch is offline  
post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:34 AM
Bug
Ridiculously Good Looking
 
Bug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 32,746
Location: Gold Coast
Sportbike: Sportbike?
Years Riding: No F'in Idea
How you found us: 4 & 6
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Troy View Post
Sadly, this should be enforced much more heavily. I'm sympathetic to Joe driver getting paid, but I'd rather his family miss a few meals than see a rider die.
I agree 100% but the REAL sad part is that many riders get on that road and go nuts and treat it like their own little TT - So, when railing thru a turn at 3x the posted limit and head on into the front of a truck, who is really to blame? - Granted, the truck might be over the line, the bike might have run wide? - This is still a public road and even though bikes like to think it is theirs alone, it is not

If you are on a bike and going the posted thru there, you can stop in time for just about anything - It is when cats got batshit through there (guilty) that the trouble arises

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW, what a RIDE !!"
Bug is offline  
post #22 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:35 AM
Registered User
 
project15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Wheeling, IL
Posts: 855
Location: Wheeling, IL
Sportbike: 1998 GSX-R600
Years Riding: 4th season
How you found us: Sportbikes.net
      
If they really didn't want trucker's taking it, they should put a low clearance bridge at the entrances to stop trucker's from going through.

-Chris
project15 is offline  
post #23 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:40 AM
Registered User
 
Derick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,264
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: R6
Years Riding: Its my first time ;)
How you found us: Leghumpers Anonymous
       
Quote:
Originally Posted by project15 View Post
If they really didn't want trucker's taking it, they should put a low clearance bridge at the entrances to stop trucker's from going through.
do you live in Chicago? Low bridges dont seem to stop them from trying anyway
Derick is offline  
post #24 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:46 AM
The Violator
 
Troy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lombard
Posts: 4,101
Location: Lombard
Sportbike: A little bit of everything.
Years Riding: Not nearly enough!
How you found us: On a ride in Colorado
           
I highly doubt anything will change. I'm sure the local law & politicians sympathize with the truckers on this. We are nothing but a thorn in their side.
Troy is offline  
post #25 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:47 AM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derick View Post
do you live in Chicago? Low bridges dont seem to stop them from trying anyway
I tore out the first two feet of a McDonald's drive thru awning about ten years ago with a box truck. You should have seen how fast that head poked out of the little window.

------->> Best motorcycle shop ever!

http://www.chicagoperformance.com/
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #26 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:53 AM
I am the Stig.
 
JRobbins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,763
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: 09' Triumph Daytona 675, 06' Triumph Thruxton, 74' CB360
Years Riding: Some say he's been ridin motorcycles since before they were invented... all we know is he's the Stig
How you found us: Met Chills while rockclimbing.
         
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicago Performance View Post
I tore out the first two feet of a McDonald's drive thru awning about ten years ago with a box truck. You should have seen how fast that head poked out of the little window.
hahaha I saw sumtin like that happen in Oak Park, a guy in a penske rental truck got it completely stuck under the Green Line ... all these cops where standing around like wtf? It totally demolished the truck, I wish I took pictures.
JRobbins is offline  
post #27 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:56 AM
Registered User
 
Derick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,264
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: R6
Years Riding: Its my first time ;)
How you found us: Leghumpers Anonymous
       
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicago Performance View Post
I tore out the first two feet of a McDonald's drive thru awning about ten years ago with a box truck. You should have seen how fast that head poked out of the little window.


you actually stopped? Power through
Derick is offline  
post #28 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:56 AM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRobbins View Post
hahaha I saw sumtin like that happen in Oak Park, a guy in a penske rental truck got it completely stuck under the Green Line ... all these cops where standing around like wtf? It totally demolished the truck, I wish I took pictures.
Scared the living shit out of me too. Luckily I could just back out and take off.

------->> Best motorcycle shop ever!

http://www.chicagoperformance.com/
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #29 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:58 AM
Irony helps us play!
 
Arch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: N'ville
Posts: 29,510
Location: N'ville
Sportbike: 2000 F4
Years Riding: Long enough to know better
How you found us: some hot MILF whispered it in my ear
           
You can be right and still be dead.

Everyone Exaggerates

We're being taken for a ride... agaaaaaaain.....


Best Auto/Moto Insurance | Motorcycle Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
Arch is offline  
post #30 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 05:48 PM
I'm always learning......
 
SloRoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Southwest Suburbs
Posts: 5,778
Location: Southwest Suburbs
Sportbike: 2k14 FLHXS, 1981 FXE, 1949 HD EL Panhead, Yami PW80
Years Riding: Long, long, long, long, long time.
How you found us: GPS
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by project15 View Post
If they really didn't want trucker's taking it, they should put a low clearance bridge at the entrances to stop trucker's from going through.

Ding ding ding WINNER!!!!!

Synthetic Lifelike Organism Responsible for Observation and Logical Learning - SLOROLL

Remember there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over. Zappa 1974

And I said....."Look here brother, who you jiving with that cosmik debris? Now is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho? Zappa 1974
SloRoll is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome