Tail of the Dragon

Written by admin. Posted in 2012 Stories from the Road

Go east a little north, more east, I picked a road through Arkansas that at first glance looked like a good one to carry me into Tennessee. I really wasn’t paying attention to the map, the road signs and the gps died early in the morning so it was kind of a no map day. I go through a little town with a lot of civil war history and was about to pull over when I crossed a small bridge and Holy Crap; Missouri? How the heck did that happen and oh yeah I better pull over and don the brain bucket. I pull over and look at the map, I am sure this was a show on “how the states were made” but wasn’t expecting this peninsula  dangling down in Missouri and I wasn’t thinking I was this far north. My first view of the great river happened in New Madrid.

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It wasn’t long before I was in Tennessee;

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The locals all came out to meet me!

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Now it is time to hit some good old backroads and head for the Smoky Mountains.

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About a week before I really knew I was going to be able to take this trip, I read an article about the 10 best motorcycle roads in the USA.  A road called the “Tail of the Dragon” in the Smoky Mountains that is in both Tennessee and North Carolina was number one. I knew then I had a destination. The blog is all about the journey but lets skip ahead a bit and ride the Dragon!!  http://www.youtube.com/embed/O41K-mtIt8U” Yep the camera was strapped to my head, this video was only the first few minutes of the road known as the Dragon. 311 curves in 11 miles and I did it twice so 622 curves in a couple of hours. Going to sleep good tonight!

I am going to enjoy the next couple of days enjoying the area so the blog will be spotty and I will pick it up again in a few days when the scooter does an about face and heads for the black hills of south dakota

Enjoy

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Comments (4)

  • Hardtail

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    That video is awesome!! My heart would start racing when you accelerated and going into corners. It started putting me into a trance as if I was going for a ride up on the “Tail of the Dragon”. Very Cool!!!

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  • swiftwater

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    Looks like you have a pretty good grip on the handlebars. What happened to the”Iron Cross” sometimes known as “Look Ma, No Hands!”

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    • admin

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      No wonder my hands and fingers are so tired, I had to give up the no hands deal, well I am trying to give it up.

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  • Debbie Weiser-Bertoldo

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    Love this video, love you Cole!

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