The Dragon -- speed limits and speed traps

Discussion in 'Tail Of The Dragon II Meet Septeptember 2013' started by Bruce Bartlow, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Monk

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    One thing about the Dragon vs's other public roads is the ppl that run the store "Tail of the Dragon" go out in the morning and check out the road, and will put quick-dry down where/if needed, sweep areas if needed. The photo-guys will warn you if somethings going on up/down the road(kind of like flaggers on a track, but not that well). If there's a semi on the road and you pay attention to ppl in the lay-bys/on comers/photo-peeps/etc. ,they'll let you know. What the real problem is, is the on coming cars/bikes that can cross the line at any time mostly because of lack of skill, as opposed to the speeders that stay on their side most of the time, and cut where it shouldn't be a problem to on coming traffic. Back to riding durning the week, and I don't like the idea of taking a car on that road, because there's no room to get out of the way. MC only for me, thank you very much.
     
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    Also.....alot of the oncoming bikers will wave at you if you need to slow down for up coming cops or if there are issues on the road ahead.

    There were a couple of people on Sat picking up trash. My passenger yelled out, "Thanks!".
     
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    I let the fast people go first so they can get tickets :pimp:
     
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    Good point, I do that pretty much where ever I go. When driving semi's we use our CB's to find a lead&trail(cb talk front door & back door).
     
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    More Tail maps:

    120mileLoop.jpg dragontailmap3.gif dragontailmap3.gif 120mileLoop.jpg
     
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  8. KennyGS

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    The Dragon is like any other place, where it is sensationalized and maybe a bit overhyped. Yes there are stories, pictures, and even videos of scary incidents, but the vast majority of visitors have a positive experience there.

    Although the primary reason for being there is the driving and scenery, our group primarily attend to hang out and spend time with each other. Eating, playing, talking, etc. are most of the experiences that we remember when looking back each time.
     
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    Forgive me for the noob question but what city and state is the dragon in?
     
  10. KennyGS

    KennyGS How may I help?

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    You can see on the map above that everything happens on the TN/NC border, triangulating in between Robbinsville, Tellico Plains, and Vonore.

    The actual Tail of the Dragon overlaps the TN/NC border near Deals Gap
     
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    Ok thanks. Thinking about attending one of these days.
     
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    How 'bout this september?
     
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    Wow. Totally didn't see that post lol. My bad, I use tapatalk and don't see notifications when users tag me in a post. Let me see what I have going on closer to September. That would be perfect though as that's my birthday. Any specific days during September I need to shoot for?
     
  14. KennyGS

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    COol! There are a bunch of us that'll be there that have September birthdays. Mine's on the 9th.
     
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