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I read this on another forum. I have no idea if it is the truth or not. Just passing it along

This was posted by Darryl Cannon A.K.A. Killboy on the Deals Gap Yahoo discussion board. Just wanted to pass it along.



Posted by TNHP officer Cagle on his myspace page

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"Hey, just to give you a heads up for next season----we have a new captain in the knoxville district which covers blount county------ he has already told us that we will put a stop to the "race track driving" up on the dragon this year------so far what they have said is that the speed limit is 30mph and "ANYONE" caught going 50mph and up will be charged with reckless driving and will be jailed and their bike/car will be impounded--- --I am telling you this because i am trying to put the word out to everyone i know----or to people who know people that go up there-----I don't want to have to take people to jail for this---however I have bills to pay and I kind of like having a job---so never the less I have to do what i am told to do-----so the way i see it is that if killboy.com knows and you know and dealsgap.com knows and whoever else can find out can pass this along---it will benefit everybody--- -----feel free to copy and past this and let everyone know-------if you get caught up there it is only your fault because i am trying to pass the word along for everybody's sake-----we are not just going to come up from the bottom like in years past---they are gonna have us go through cherohala skwy in north carolina and come from the top down to the bottom----so no more free rides on your way back to the state line----they are gonna bring unmarked cars with radio's and have unmarked bikes up there----this will be a joint effort with blount county and the THP-----The entire THP motor unit will be brought in 2 people at a time(for a week long assignment) to be paired up with the local car----they plan on busting tail at least 3-4 times right off the bat---then they will sit back and see what takes place-----these orders came from Nashville Headquarters- --we have a complete brand new higher ranking structure from the very tip top spot down----they have said we will work until the problem is solved----just wanted to give you and your friends a heads up.......... SIGNED... .......Trp Cagle with THP assigned to Blount County Division---- (don't come crying to me if you get busted----cause I'm telling you now)"

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....Posted by TNHP officer Cagle on his myspace page.

EVERYONE WHO GOES TO DEALS GAP, PLEASE READ THIS, I'M TRYING TO HELP YOU ALL OUT.

Hey, just to give you a heads up for next season, we have a new captain in the knoxville district which covers Blount County. He has already told us that we will put a stop to the race track driving up on the dragon this year. So far what they have said is that the speed limit is 30mph and ANYONE caught going 50mph and up will be charged with reckless driving and will be jailed and their bike/car will be impounded. I am telling you this because i am trying to put the word out to everyone i know, or to people who know people that go up there. I don't want to have to take people to jail for this. However I have bills to pay and I kind of like having a job. So, never the less, I have to do what i am told to do.

So the way i see it is that if killboy.com knows, and you know, and dealsgap.com knows ,and whoever else can find out can pass this along, it will benefit everybody. Feel free to copy and past this and let everyone know. If you get caught up there it is only your fault because i am trying to pass the word along for everybody's sake. We are not just going to come up from the bottom like in years past. They are gonna have us go through Cherohala pkwy in North Carolina and come from the top down to the bottom. So no more free rides on your way back to the state line. They are going to bring unmarked cars with radio's and have unmarked bikes up there. This will be a joint effort with blount county and the THP. The entire THP motor unit will be brought in 2 people at a time (for a week long assignment) to be paired up with the local car. They plan on busting tail at least 3-4 times right off the bat. Then, they will sit back and see what takes place. These orders came from Nashville Headquarters. We have a complete brand new higher ranking structure from the very tip top spot down. They have said we will work until the problem is solved. Just wanted to give you and your friends a heads up.

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Trooper, I think it's time that you took your balls out of your wife's purse. Just because the Captain wants "maximum enforcement" (no discretion), does not mean that it's the proper way to handle the situation.

Maximum enforcement is an old, outdated LE model. Each contact must be looked at on an individual basis. The handling officer must use sound judgement in resolving the situation that is in the best interests of all parties involved. Sometimes it's appropriate to hammer someone. Sometimes it's not. But, the handling officer should make that judgement--not some captain, back in the station, humping a desk!

We have the training and experience to do what's proper and fair, now let's also have the intestinal fortitude.

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Trooper, I think it's time that you took your balls out of your wife's purse. Just because the Captain wants "maximum enforcement" (no discretion), does not mean that it's the proper way to handle the situation.

Maximum enforcement is an old, outdated LE model. Each contact must be looked at on an individual basis. The handling officer must use sound judgement in resolving the situation that is in the best interests of all parties involved. Sometimes it's appropriate to hammer someone. Sometimes it's not. But, the handling officer should make that judgement--not some captain, back in the station, humping a desk!

We have the training and experience to do what's proper and fair, now let's also have the intestinal fortitude.
your response here did no good, you would need to find the trooper that posted this where I think was killboy's site

all I did was pass along _possible_ information for those that will ride that area often during the year

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"BULLETIN: We have received numerous emails concerning the recent posting on the Internet by a supposed Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper warning of dire consequences on the Dragon this coming year for speeders. We do not post rumors on this site so we contacted Captain Ray Fletcher of the Knoxville Division Tennessee Highway Patrol. He confirmed as we had believed that some of the details in the post are completely false, such as the immediate arrest and impoundment of vehicles for speeding over 50 mph on the Dragon.

Captain Fletcher was not able to comment on whether or not the post was made by a Trooper, but some of the language, unusual statements and obvious errors as stated above make us believe the post was by someone other than who supposedly signed their name and position to it. Obviously a real Trooper would not jeopardize his job by signing such a post.

Captain Fletcher stated that the laws will be enforced on the Dragon as they are on all Tennessee roadways. Tail of the Dragon advises riders to obey the laws and they will have no trouble with the Tennessee Highway Patrol or Blount County Sheriff Deputies.

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From www.tailofthedragon.com this morning:

"BULLETIN: We have received numerous emails concerning the recent posting on the Internet by a supposed Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper warning of dire consequences on the Dragon this coming year for speeders. We do not post rumors on this site so we contacted Captain Ray Fletcher of the Knoxville Division Tennessee Highway Patrol. He confirmed as we had believed that some of the details in the post are completely false, such as the immediate arrest and impoundment of vehicles for speeding over 50 mph on the Dragon.

Captain Fletcher was not able to comment on whether or not the post was made by a Trooper, but some of the language, unusual statements and obvious errors as stated above make us believe the post was by someone other than who supposedly signed their name and position to it. Obviously a real Trooper would not jeopardize his job by signing such a post.

Captain Fletcher stated that the laws will be enforced on the Dragon as they are on all Tennessee roadways. Tail of the Dragon advises riders to obey the laws and they will have no trouble with the Tennessee Highway Patrol or Blount County Sheriff Deputies.

We will post relevant news as it occurs in the coming year. Watch for continuous updates."

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thanks AL, I didn't think TN had a go to jail policy for speeding,
But they can probably instanter you on almost any other moving violation. I went back and re-read the original post. It states violators "will be charged with reckless driving" which is different than speeding and is likely an arrestable offense. It's a bit stiff, but if they are trying to send a message.

The real question is whether the original post was real. It seems odd to me that a trooper would openly post such a message and then sign his name to it.

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....We have received numerous emails concerning the recent posting on the Internet by a supposed Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper warning of dire consequences on the Dragon this coming year for speeders. We do not post rumors on this site so we contacted Captain Ray Fletcher of the Knoxville Division Tennessee Highway Patrol. He confirmed as we had believed that some of the details in the post are completely false, such as the immediate arrest and impoundment of vehicles for speeding over 50 mph on the Dragon.

Captain Fletcher was not able to comment on whether or not the post was made by a Trooper, but some of the language, unusual statements and obvious errors as stated above make us believe the post was by someone other than who supposedly signed their name and position to it. Obviously a real Trooper would not jeopardize his job by signing such a post.

Captain Fletcher stated that the laws will be enforced on the Dragon as they are on all Tennessee roadways. Tail of the Dragon advises riders to obey the laws and they will have no trouble with the Tennessee Highway Patrol or Blount County Sheriff Deputies.

We will post relevant news as it occurs in the coming year. Watch for continuous updates."
Just so you guys know: The captain would be under no obligation to tell you the truth if a "crackdown" had been ordered.

Technically, you would have to research motor vehicle laws in Tennessee to see what violations provide for impound. In some states, 20 MPH over may constitute reckless driving--which is really weak, by the way.

The trooper would not be jeopardizing his job at all if he really made such a post. He may be a Dragon rider himself.

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Your response here did no good, you would need to find the trooper that posted this where I think was killboy's site

all I did was pass along _possible_ information for those that will ride that area often during the year

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Yes, Tom, I realise that said post was a "pass along." My panties just started wading because another (alleged) LEO was displaying his complete lack of intestinal fortitude.

That didn't work at the end of WWII (Nuremberg) and it won't work today, either!

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Just so you guys know: The captain would be under no obligation to tell you the truth if a "crackdown" had been ordered.
Absolutely correct. Consider, however, that any crackdown or reported crackdown would be in the interest of increasing public safety. If the dragon riders think that a crackdown is imminent, I think it safe to generalize that folks would be more cautious and compliance would be higher, at least initially. Think of the effect a parked cruiser has on the traffic around it. That police presence (and perhaps even the expectation of it) is on the force continuum for a reason, it does tend to effect the environment. There would have to be some perceived LE presence in the area, or the behavior would quickly revert to its prior state.

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Technically, you would have to research motor vehicle laws in Tennessee to see what violations provide for impound. In some states, 20 MPH over may constitute reckless driving--which is really weak, by the way.
Really, really, really weak, at that! I don't know Tennessee's vehicular statutes, but should an operator be arrested for a violation (or warrants, for that matter), it may be legally acceptable for the vehicle to be impounded incident to the arrest.

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The trooper would not be jeopardizing his job at all if he really made such a post. He may be a Dragon rider himself.
I disagree with the "at all" portion of this statement. The purported trooper's post may not be an enforceable action back at the agency, but it still could have ramifications against he officer if the post ticked off someone in the chain of command. I'm sure we have both seen unofficial sanctions of one sort or another in our careers.

I do not know what the crash numbers are for the purported target area, nor do I know what the politics behind the scenes may be. For that matter, we don't even know if the post is the real deal. If it is, arrest and impound may be harsh, and brings to mind the recent thread about agencies in FL seizing motorcycles from those who were charged with felonies. On the other hand, there is an obligation for the LEOs to comply with lawful orders, and there are processes for addressing grievances with orders.

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Not trying to stir anything up, but I'll add my $0.02 to the mix.


....Think of the effect a parked cruiser has on the traffic around it....

I disagree with the "at all" portion of this statement. The purported trooper's post may not be an enforceable action back at the agency, but it still could have ramifications against the officer if the post ticked off someone in the chain of command. I'm sure we have both seen unofficial sanctions of one sort or another in our careers....

On the other hand, there is an obligation for the LEOs to comply with lawful orders, and there are processes for addressing grievances with orders.
Yes, Tony, I've give you that. Said LEO would be given some "freeway therapy."

Lawful orders must be complied with, or it's insubordination--which is a terminable offense. Of course, any order removing all discretion from an officer would not be lawful. Same as telling an officer that he MUST write 10 tickets per day. Not lawful.

Now, in SO KA, a parked cruiser causes traffic to speed up and swerve--TOWARD YOU! Which is why I never leave my rear wig-wags on during a stop. Traffic will focus on those puppies like a beacon......."speed up and take out officer......speed up and take out officer."

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I spoke with officer Cagle via email and he said he did write it. He has since spoken with his LT and is trying to convince them that moderation will do more good than slamming the area with 8 officers. We will see what happens...
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Now, in SO KA, a parked cruiser causes traffic to speed up and swerve--TOWARD YOU! Which is why I never leave my rear wig-wags on during a stop. Traffic will focus on those puppies like a beacon......."speed up and take out officer......speed up and take out officer."
Target fixation, you probably no more about it than most any one else here being in LE

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Ive done the dragon about six times, I think the roads themselves keep the speed down. All I know I was going as fast as I thought I could handle into some of those corners and I was no where near 20+ over, but I was on an rt that weighs a lot more than most sportbikes. I also was there on vacation and didnt want to die, not being used to such roads living here in Illinois I took it pretty easy.

One thing that makes me curious though. I have said in other posts I am a motorcop, many times we get speeding complaints that are unenforceable due to the layout of the roadway. In my recollections of the dragon there are only a few turnouts and places to park in order or get the speed of the approaching vehicles (via radar or lazer). Even unmarked cars hafta be parked somehere I would think as a practical matter enforcement would be difficult at best. Unless of course they are plannin on waiting for you at either end via roadblock. Thats just my $.02 worth on the subject.

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Ive done the dragon about six times, I think the roads themselves keep the speed down. All I know I was going as fast as I thought I could handle into some of those corners and I was no where near 20+ over, but I was on an rt that weighs a lot more than most sportbikes. I also was there on vacation and didnt want to die, not being used to such roads living here in Illinois I took it pretty easy.

One thing that makes me curious though. I have said in other posts I am a motorcop, many times we get speeding complaints that are unenforceable due to the layout of the roadway. In my recollections of the dragon there are only a few turnouts and places to park in order or get the speed of the approaching vehicles (via radar or lazer). Even unmarked cars hafta be parked somehere I would think as a practical matter enforcement would be difficult at best. Unless of course they are plannin on waiting for you at either end via roadblock. Thats just my $.02 worth on the subject.

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I spoke with officer Cagle via email and he said he did write it. He has since spoken with his LT and is trying to convince them that moderation will do more good than slamming the area with 8 officers. We will see what happens...
No, sound judgement will do more good than unreasonable enforcement! A basic writing class wouldn't hurt, either.

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"Hey, just to give you a heads up for next season----we have a new captain in the knoxville district which covers blount county------ he has already told us that we will put a stop to the "race track driving" up on the dragon this year------so far what they have said is that the speed limit is 30mph and "ANYONE" caught going 50mph and up will be charged with reckless driving and will be jailed and their bike/car will be impounded--- --I am telling you this because i am trying to put the word out to everyone i know----or to people who know people that go up there-----I don't want to have to take people to jail for this---however I have bills to pay and I kind of like having a job---so never the less I have to do what i am told to do-----so the way i see it is that if killboy.com knows and you know and dealsgap.com knows and whoever else can find out can pass this along---it will benefit everybody--- -----feel free to copy and past this and let everyone know-------if you get caught up there it is only your fault because i am trying to pass the word along for everybody's sake-----we are not just going to come up from the bottom like in years past---they are gonna have us go through cherohala skwy in north carolina and come from the top down to the bottom----so no more free rides on your way back to the state line----they are gonna bring unmarked cars with radio's and have unmarked bikes up there----this will be a joint effort with blount county and the THP-----The entire THP motor unit will be brought in 2 people at a time(for a week long assignment) to be paired up with the local car----they plan on busting tail at least 3-4 times right off the bat---then they will sit back and see what takes place-----these orders came from Nashville Headquarters- --we have a complete brand new higher ranking structure from the very tip top spot down----they have said we will work until the problem is solved----just wanted to give you and your friends a heads up.......... SIGNED... .......Trp Cagle with THP assigned to Blount County Division---- (don't come crying to me if you get busted----cause I'm telling you now)"
I am laughing at how much attention this e-mail has gotten not only on this site. This has been a great PR tool. All I have to say is if you are not speeding you have nothing to worry about.
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Interesting thread.....however, in most states citation quotas are legal. You just have to call them something other than a quota such as a "measurable standard of activity". A law enforcement agency, especially one charged with highway safety, will almost always have some form of a citation quota. Otherwise some officers will go out and do nothing for an entire shift. If you work on an assembly line don't you generally have a set rate of "widgets" to make? Call it what it is, a quota. I must say from what I've seen of the Dragon I'm surprised they haven't cracked down long before this. Nice of the Tenn. trooper to forewarn everybody, but it won't mean a damn thing later on when people start flying down the Dragon because all those little A.J.s will have forgotten about the warning issued by the trooper. Rick H.
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Doesn't matter to me, I'm gonna' spend every penny of my tax refund this year and then polish up my new Ural sidehack rig and head for the 'Gap in the Spring and wind that bitch out as wide open as she'll go.

Of course, when I do, I'll have 120 people behind me honking incessantly because they want to pass, and the trooper who sent the email will have to give me a "Junior Trooper Badge" six hours later when I finally complete the 11 miles, at an average speed of about 19 mph, but I REFUSE to be dictated to by "THE MAN...!"


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Doesn't matter to me, I'm gonna' spend every penny of my tax refund this year and then polish up my new Ural sidehack rig and head for the 'Gap in the Spring and wind that bitch out as wide open as she'll go.

Of course, when I do, I'll have 120 people behind me honking incessantly because they want to pass, and the trooper who sent the email will have to give me a "Junior Trooper Badge" six hours later when I finally complete the 11 miles, at an average speed of about 19 mph, but I REFUSE to be dictated to by "THE MAN...!"


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Don't forget the WW1 aviator's leather helmet, white scarf & goggles! If you get er rollin and drop it into neutral you should be able to hit the speed limit on the way down.

go ahead and laugh, Morley...but I've decided to go full blown "stunta!"

I've got my Icon jacket, my jeans that are six sizes too big to droop and show off my boxer shorts, construction boots that I'll only lace up half way, I might not even WEAR a helmet and if I do, I ain't fastenin' it, I'm gonna' strap in a boom box for the latest Jay-Z album, and don't be surprised when my pics adorn killboy.com as I first wheelie that bad boy, then later do the first ever photo-captured stoppie on an '07 ural!

Word up! Yo, yo. And shit!

And there's no way I'm gettin' MY pimped ride confizzleskated by the Man, just imagine the radio traffic...

"12 Alpha Zero to Dispatch."

"Go ahead 12 Alpha Zero."

"Request vehicle check on texas license plate for late model URAL sidehack, B-U-R-N-O-I-L"

(laughing on other end)

"12 Alpha Zero, what's your '20?"

"High speed pursuit on route 129 westbound..."

(more laughing)

"Hold for supervisor, 12 Alpha Zero..."

"12 Apha Zero, this is the Shift Sgt., please confirm your current status."

"To confirm, I am in high speed pursuit of a late model Ural sidehack with texas plates B-U-R-N-O-I-L, westbound on route 129, four miles west of Deal's Gap Resort, do I have permission to continue pursuit?"

(laughter in multiple voices)

"12 Alpha Zero, uh, precisely WHAT SPEED is the violator travelling?"

"Will confirm momentarily at the next straightaway, decreasing radius switchbacks are making the pursuit extremely dangerous..."

"12 Alpha Zero, what is your current speed, confirm!"

"I have him locked on RADAR at 20.9 mph, shall I terminate pursuit, please confirm!!!"


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go ahead and laugh, Morley...but I've decided to go full blown "stunta!"
Oh, I'm not laughing. I'm serious. The leather helmet, scarf and goggles would really "complete" the look of the Ural with hack. Ever see 1941? J Belushi steals the army courrier's cycle & sidecar rig, still wearing his helmet & scarf after crashing his P40. That is my "vision" of what someone would/should look like on the dragon riding something like a Ural.
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What is great about this that this "threat" of enforcement has spread as wild fire. It is on all web sites that I hang out. The best part of this is the PR that it is getting and I tell you that some will slow down on the dragon, because of the rumor mill. Sweet. So I going to start my own and say that we are doing the same enforcement in my home town. You guys crack me up.
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What is great about this that this "threat" of enforcement has spread as wild fire. It is on all web sites that I hang out. The best part of this is the PR that it is getting and I tell you that some will slow down on the dragon, because of the rumor mill. Sweet. So I going to start my own and say that we are doing the same enforcement in my home town. You guys crack me up.
Hmmmm = I wuz gonna mark your home town on my maps as a place to avoid at all costs, butt I can't find *can not say, FL, USA* anywhere!!
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Hmmmm = I wuz gonna mark your home town on my maps as a place to avoid at all costs, butt I can't find *can not say, FL, USA* anywhere!!
See, you must go the speed limit when you cross the border or we will be all over you and impound your vehicle. I think there was thread about Florida taking motorcycles in pursuits. So, do not be afraid on the "Dragon", but Florida, and Bike Week is in a couple of weeks. Be afraid, be very afraid.
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dammit jim, I'm a doctor, not a (whats the rest of the quote?)

well shit, that guy already beat me to the punch, I guess I'll have to just get a zx-14 and throw a 20-shot dry NOS on it, and let Car-64 try and keep up with me on the Gap...


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Rode the Dragon and the Cherohala yesterday, (sunday), never saw anybody.
Snow on the Cherohala, but the roads were clear, now got to wash the salt off of the bike, man they really keep salt on that road during the winter months.

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Re: deals gap/Cherohala Crackdown

Did The Dragon On The 18th Of This Month. In The 11 Mi. Six Of Them Sitting At Just The Right Spots And 4 Of Them Cruising. But None On The Cherohala
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Could be cuz this thread is almost two years old....

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Nice resurrection of a dead thread.


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Nice resurrection of a dead thread.
They guy rides the Dragon on the 18th of this month (October, 2008) and sees 10 cops in 11 miles. Now it was a Saturday, and lots of riders are trying to get in one last good ride before the weather turns, but it sounds to me like the original topic is still valid.

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Re: deals gap/Cherohala Crackdown (2007 Thread)

I was at Deals Gap in mid Septmeber and Im gald all the cops were on 129, cause all the other roads were wide open. There were A LOT of cops on 129 thats for sure
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