Trip To The Tail Of The Dragon


 

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Last week I rode my Harley with my riding buddies Bob and Dave, to the “Tail Of The Dragon”. For those who do not know what or where it is, it is an 11 mile road with 318 corners and travels through Tennessee and North Carolina.
We rode 2,281 miles From Houston to the “Tail” and back. On leaving and returning to the Houston area it literally pissed down with rain, the rest of the trip was steaming hot, one needed to cover up from the heat of the sun but it was gorgeous. Because of all the rain the trees and pastures were a brilliant green.
The States we passed through were Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee. This means I have done most of the States in USA only a few to go.
The roads in this country are so great for riding. (Take note Aust and NZ, they know how to build roads here). The scenery magnificent,different in every State.

Back to the “Tail”. I have to tell you I was shaking in my boots after doing the 318 turns, I bet my normally very low blood pressure was sky rocketing, but on the way back the 318 turns did not seem quite so daunting. 636 corner tally. After the “Tail” the ride back to Murphy included another 200 or more turns but less stressful in my opinion.

Here is a graphic picture of the “Tail Of The Dragon”

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I had to have a cigar before I headed off.

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Bob With the Dragon

Bob With the Dragon

Me With the Dragon

Me With the Dragon

Me riding the

Me riding the “Tail Of The Dragon”

Bob in front of me

Bob in front of me

Unfortunately my bike was making funny noises at this stage so when I got back to Houston I had to take it to the Harley shop for repair. Like a big repair hopefully I get it back in a couple of days.

It was a great trip and look forward to doing it again and all the other rides in the area.
Thank you Bob and Dave.

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If ‘Blue’ my Fat Bob keeps playing up the Harley V-Rod my next bike!

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  1. Comcast

    Lesley: Great article!!! Thanks, Bob

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