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Old 07-12-2012, 02:08 PM
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If you dont hear from me again - then I probably hit a tree or fell off a cliff...





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Deals Gap!!! I've ridden it twice. Once was a weekend it was packed. I saw two bikes that had gone down. Try and ride it on a week day. Have fun and ride safe!!! Tight turns for your big beast
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Have a great time mate!!!!
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Weekends are busy.....

I wont get up there until Sat night - making a few stops on the way up.....

Will probably avoid the Dragon as much as possible - there are better cruising roads ....

But I shall slay her a few times during the week.....

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...have fun, triple, and I'm sure you know that NC cops patrol that road for anything resembling speeding....watch out for them as much as for the cliffs!
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I ride the Dragon often but avoid it at all costs on the weekends. Too many Isle of Man wannabe road racers riding way above their capabilities for my tastes. That being said, the Dragon is a great ride and you can scare the bajebers out of yourself on every other turn.

There are many great mountain roads in North Georgia, North Carolina and East Tennessee that are just as challenging without all the kamikaze traffic.

Have fun and be safe - and don't forget the QuikClot.
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that makes me want to get a bike.
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The dragon is serious.

There are some nutjobs on it on the weekends. Be careful!
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Have a great time. That is a beautiful area you are going to. If you're bored take the kids over to Fontana Dam. It's pretty cool standing at the top looking down, then drive around and look up from the bottom.
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Going up I75 thru Marietta???
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Not sure how far you want to go but if you have a chance, ride the "snake" (421) from Boone NC to Bristol TN if you get a chance. Just a thought.
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
If you dont hear from me again - then I probably hit a tree or fell off a cliff...




You can't pull that with that vehicle.

Have a great trip. Looks like a fun road, but I'll take the car.
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
Going up I75 thru Marietta???
Stopping in Jacksonville to see a friend first.... One day we will break bread - probably in Jupiter or Bimini

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Not sure how far you want to go but if you have a chance, ride the "snake" (421) from Boone NC to Bristol TN if you get a chance. Just a thought.
Thats a great area - I have friends in Banner Elk.... But this trip we are staying SW...
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Originally Posted by Marlin009 View Post
You can't pull that with that vehicle.

Have a great trip. Looks like a fun road, but I'll take the car.
Believe it or not the Land Cruiser can pull 8500 #.....

Meet us there with the car - we rented a big house on the lake ... Room for all THT

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Good luck stay off the "tree of shame" lol.
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Just don't ride like this nut bag...........now this is lane splitting!!!


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A bit off topic but the "yellow wolf" is basically the king of the dragon, on a 1800 Honda Gold Wing. Listen to the boards scrape both on his bike and the photographer's bike. Sounds like sharpening knives. Sorry if a little off topic.

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I don't wanna bust your bubble but it's pouring rain up here.
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Now that I actually appreciate life - I no longer ride like a suicidal maniac as I did in my 20's....

Not that I dont twist the throttle a bit - but its a Harley - all bark and no bite ....
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Originally Posted by Gator56 View Post
I don't wanna bust your bubble but it's pouring rain up here.
I hear its moving off Saturday .... We wont get there until late evening ...

And I packed my rain gear

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