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Old 04-16-2011, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ride (not Drive) the Dragon

Anyone ride the dragon regardless of whether you've driven it? Heard it's one of the most technical and challenging rides (as witnessed by the many, many fairings hung on tress and sh**). If so, what were you on? Tell us about it!

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Old 04-24-2011, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have ridden the dragon on a modded 2004 sv650s and a 2010 Triumph Daytona the past two years and will be back again this year with my Daytona. It is a very technical road however the difficulty is all based on the speed you try to go through it at. If you take it slow and easy and don't get sucked into trying to ride as fast as anyone else it's fairly easy just a lot of turns. If you pick up the pace it gets more challenging and a lot more tiring too.

It is the most exciting and intense road I have ever ridden and why I'll make the trip down every year just to ride it and all the other amazing roads in that area.


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Old 04-24-2011, 08:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tore it up on a 2006 Honda VFR. It was ok, but a little too much slower traffic. There are lots of nice rides in the area that arent so over-ridden
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I haven't ridden it but there was a lady on a motard that was flying. She got up on my bumper so I let her past and after two turns she was gone
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Yeah, im doin that this summer on my motard. im finally comfortable with scrapin my pegs at 60 mph.
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Wats the dragon?
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Wats the dragon?
its a road.. tennessee/north carolina area 318 turns in 11 miles...mecca for motorsports Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, motorcycle and sport car two lane tourism serving Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, Cherohala Skyway, Moonshiner28, Devils Triangle, and Six Gap North Georgia.
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Perfect for sports enthusiasts!!! It has much in store with all the excitement and fun.
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Its US 129. Just got back from my second time being there. Its better then the last time. Another good road is the cherohala skyway. Awesome road as well.

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i have ridden it in the back of an rx-8 [i live 15 miles from it] first trip ever there he felt good an the way back and got it sideways a few times [crazy guy]

ps a simi with no trailer did 30 or almost the whole way back and reg cars had to pull over for him
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