Yes, this shows that squids are not always of the younger age. I found it a bit painful to watch knowing it wouldn't be long and most likely he would not make it through to the end, and he didn't disappoint! But if it wasn't Deal Gap, for him it could have been turning into his driveway!Squirrel, wot they call squids now I think.
I think he should have followed the first Harley's he passed and maybe he would have learned something. But I also think he is one of those that just have to learn the hard way. Unfortunately, however many crashes it takes for him to learn, he is a hazard to everyone else in his path!Man, his whole ride was one heart-stopping panic-inducing fear fest.
In my neck of the woods we have Rte 191 Coronado Trail, which used to be Rte 666 The Devil's Highway. From Morenci, AZ at the south end to Alpine, AZ at the north end, 90 miles with about 450 corners and switchbacks. Similar to the Dragon, but high desert mountain torraine with many blind turns. It predominately is climbing from the south and descending from the north. From about 4,000 foot elevation at Morenci to the south to a bit more than 9,000 foot at Hannagan Meadows and Alpine at the north. The road surface is not very well maintained and like the Gap, it is better to run it during a week day to avoid the pilgrims and weekend warriors. Also similar to the Gap, as @oldenslow points out there are many other roads within a 100-150 miles that are more enjoyable in my opinion, such as Big Lake Road (extremely fast sweepers with a race track like surface), to the southwest is Tortilla Flat, Rte 88 Apache Trail which has been recently resurfaced with some flatter desert turns and twist. And then to the west is the excellent Rte 89/89A that starts north of Wickenburg climbing Yarnell Hill across to Prescott, then climbing up to Jerome and over to Cottenwood, which is another 90 miles of hundreds of turns, curves, corners and switchbacks with a relatively nice road surface.I've driven the road twice in a car, with the result that I vowed to myself never to ride it on a bike. The reason -- crowds of numbskulls like this guy. There are probably 100 roads just as good or better within a 100 mile radius of the Tail of the Dragon -- and you can ride them without seeing more than a handful of other bikers. Even a highly-skilled rider is a fool if he rides full-out on a road he is unfamiliar with.
Reading the text on the Youtube post, some guys helped him and when he asked for help on repairs, they asked for the video and they were the ones that posted it.One big thing I noticed - no one stopped to help him. That says something about the way he had been ridding, pissing everyone off.
I don't, Eagle. I've just had a couple of rough days, saw this video, and compounded with other vids' I've seen of new riders, I assumed. And we all know the true meaning of ass u me, right? I was just on a rant for some reason. Sorry.
Thank You @ketchboy for the clarification, nothing to be sorry about, you could easily be correct. I just didn't see it in the video description or any other place and thought maybe you had additional insight.I don't, Eagle. I've just had a couple of rough days, saw this video, and compounded with other vids' I've seen of new riders, I assumed. And we all know the true meaning of ass u me, right? I was just on a rant for some reason. Sorry.
I agree....He started out okay, but then someone threw him a curve.