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PostSubject: Tail of the Dragon   Tail of the Dragon I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 27, 2018 6:48 am

Just got back from doing the tail of the Dragon plus 600 miles of mountain roads.
That will kick your butt big time. But am going back soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail of the Dragon   Tail of the Dragon I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 27, 2018 10:10 am

ItBeMe wrote:
Just got back from doing the tail of the Dragon plus 600 miles of mountain roads.
That will kick your butt big time. But am going back soon.

cheers cheers how was the LEO population? My son said they are cracking down on the speed and more so on weekends.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail of the Dragon   Tail of the Dragon I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 27, 2018 11:03 am

We go up to Maggie Valley, every time we come to America, which is usually about once every two years. Can't get enough of that area, although the "Tail of the Mouse" Wink is just a few gentle curves with not much in the way of views. Much better riding roads in the surrounding areas, but of course everyone needs to ride it once!!


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PostSubject: Re: Tail of the Dragon   Tail of the Dragon I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 27, 2018 12:31 pm

ONCE was enough for me. TOO fast or I'm too slow.

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PostSubject: Re: Tail of the Dragon   Tail of the Dragon I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 27, 2018 5:09 pm

ItBeMe wrote:
Just got back from doing the tail of the Dragon plus 600 miles of mountain roads.
That will kick your butt big time. But am going back soon.

Went there in June on the CTX. Will go back this fall on the swing. Beautiful area!

Cherahola skyway was my favorite...
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PostSubject: Re: Tail of the Dragon   Tail of the Dragon I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 27, 2018 5:51 pm

Very good roads in that area. It's been over 10 years since road the tail of dragon.
Hotel in Pigeon Forge for a few days end of Labor Day weekend everyone was leaving when we got there. PERFECT.
One morning valleys filled with fog but when we got up a little in elevation full sun and looking down was like a snow covered landscape. Never forget that!!!! Smokies.

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PostSubject: Re: Tail of the Dragon   Tail of the Dragon I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 28, 2018 5:28 am

Next time try the Back of the Dragon. Virginia Hwy 16 (Marion to Tazewll VA). 3x longer than the Tail, just as technically challenging & fun, stunning views, minimal traffic and I didn't see one LEO over 4 days of riding there. If you like camping, I recommend Hungry Mother State Park at the start of Hwy 16 in Marion (they have cabins too). Lots of hotels and shopping in Marion. This area remains a hidden gem.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail of the Dragon   Tail of the Dragon I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 28, 2018 6:19 am

We stayed at the IronHorse Motorcycle Lodge The place is super.
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