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The Turtle has been shaved!!

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    The Turtle has been shaved!!

    Took a couple passes on T**** Road yesterday and that helmet sized bump just after the right hander is now a square low spot. Just a little low and far better then the "turtle" was! Many corners had leaves and pine needles so that was probably my last trip over this year..........

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

    Nominee: Best Thread Title of 2014

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

    That bump surprised me a few times. Did the town flatten it?

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NPDCPA View Post
    That bump surprised me a few times.
    You only hit it once; then it is permanently seared in your brain to stay the fuck away it

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

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    Yeah the title had me hoping for better things too. Good luck with your bump.

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

    I'm the only one here who doesn't know what T**** road is... Someone pm me!!

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

    I'd be curious to know who exactly did it, I'd bet a dollar it was a rider who "knows a guy".

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

    Quote Originally Posted by caloots View Post
    I'm the only one here who doesn't know what T**** road is... Someone pm me!!
    It's an overrated "secret" road in upstate someplace.

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

    Quote Originally Posted by G21forme View Post
    I'd be curious to know who exactly did it, I'd bet a dollar it was a rider who "knows a guy".
    I didn't stop to look at it and probably couldn't tell anyway. Whoever did it cut a square out of the road and repaved it but left it a little low. Possibly for expansion......

    I know that thing has taken a few people out in the last few years.

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

    Quote Originally Posted by G21forme View Post
    I'd be curious to know who exactly did it, I'd bet a dollar it was a rider who "knows a guy".

    No, there was repair work done on T Rd in a few spots. Don't know if it was the town or the state, but it was definitely sanctioned work. It was done a couple of months or so ago.

    But prior to that, someone had painted warning marks on the pavement again. Some of those are still there, outside of the square that got cut out of the road.

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NPDCPA View Post
    That bump surprised me a few times. Did the town flatten it?
    county maintained road

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

    Copied from another site= This it ??
    =Mount Assoverteakettle: Coming from the west side of the T Road there is a danger lurking. Once you experience it you will not forget this sneaky little bastard. Mount Assoverteakettle is a nasty bump the size of a small microwave oven that seems to move from location to location. Some riders say it hides in the shadows waiting to strike out at motorcycles. Some say a deranged scooter rider was brutally murdered on this road and his soul is trapped in the road seeking revenge. Attempting to avoid this nearly invisible hazard is fruitless. Other riders have hunted down Assoverteakettle and even painted it blaze orange but the next day the paint is gone. You’ll ride for miles scanning the pavement for Assoverteakettle and you’ll start to feel confident that its hunting other motorcycles this day. You’ll settle into your seat, begin to relax and slowly pick up speed to enjoy the otherwise perfect riding. This is when Mount Assofteakettle will strike from the darkness. It will reveal itself only a yard from your front tire. It will stare directly into your wide open terrified eyes as you hit it. You may think I’m exaggerating here but once I could of sworn that I heard a distant giggle when I hit it. You’ll brake, swerve and stand up on your foot pegs but its too late. Your forks will compress sharply bottoming out and sending sparks of pain up your forearms. You back and neck will jerk widely and you may go airborne for a few yards. Needless to say your balls will be a crushed to a bloody mess and the rest of your junk will feel like lightning hit it (not in the good way either).

    Luckily, Mount Assoverteakettle only seems to hunt in the lane heading east. It took us a few years to figure that out so from now on we’re only riding west on the T Road.

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    Re: The Turtle has been shaved!!

    ^^^ That's a good one.

    I've actually been through there enough times that I remember where the Turtle is located, and now even with it gone I still automatically ride a tight line through that corner to avoid it.

    Funny thing was a couple months ago when I was showing the road to one of the new Bike Night guys. I had explained that you need to be careful of the Turtle… and then as we were rounding a different corner, there was an actual turtle crossing the road.

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