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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2017, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Tail of the Dragon

Had a fun trip to the Tail/ US129 with some cruiser-riding buddies. They drove a lot slower than I wanted to, but it was a good intro to the mountain road scene for sure.

My poor wife was perched on the back of my red 06 for the entire 7 hour ride. She stuck it out like a champ though, never failing in her job of leaning and looking over my inside shoulder.

Im gonna try to upload a few low-res shots of our day from us129photos.com

If you're ever in the Tennessee or North Carolina area I would definitely recommend a visit. We'll be going back again very soon.






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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-20-2017, 12:02 PM
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looks like a fun trip! Definitely want to do that trip sometime. Nice pics too!

Are we there yet?!
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Looks fun, man i can't believe you guys lasted 7hrs 2 up. You all are some troopers. And LOL to the guy texting and driving

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Great stuff !!!! And also, great pics.. The dragon is definitely a bucket list item for all who ride on two wheels... Hope you two had a blast !!!

Was fortunate enough to be able to go this last Sept. 2000 miles, 6 days. Left from NE WI, and stayed in Robbinsville NC... The area is literally crisscrossed with amazing roads to ride. US hwy 129 is just one on a rather long list.. Chief among them is the Cherahola Skyway.. Great ride. i did it on a 650 lb. BMW sport touring rig.... And the technical aspects of these roads, literally kicked my ass...

Can't wait to do it again on a 400lb CBR !!!!
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Thinking about making this trip this summer on my '07. Haven't heard anything but positive remarks in regards to the tail of the dragon. Like the pics too!
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We really want to do it again this summer. Might rent a cabin for a few nights. So fun!!

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Got a place somewhat in the Tennessee/North Carolina area rented for 9 days in May and another for 5 days in October. Love going down to the area; the Gap is great but there are so many roads down there to ride you’ll never get tired of it.

If I can convince the wife to let me go without her, I may even go in late August as well......

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