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Old 01-09-2017, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default I need the Tail of the Dragon in my life. Daily.

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Any of the roads around that area would be an amazing commute to work. So many curves, elevation changes, and quality surface roads down there.

Having the camera mounted on a gimble shows off the speed and turn angles so well. Nice video
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The tail of the dragon is an absolute blast to drive.

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I drove the mazda 3 through there and the smoky mountain national park. Was amazing and worth it vs taking the automatic fiesta. Hope to take the Z out there one of these springs as there is a yearly Z meet at the Tail.
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That area is a 100% must drive for a car or bike person. But go during the week. The number of cars/bikes on there during the weekend is crazy.
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Where is @greasy he would enjoy the hell out of that video.
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Fake. I didn't see any crowds in that video.
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The tail of the dragon is an absolute blast to drive.

I could stare at Dale's tail all day
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:14 PM   #10
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Fake. I didn't see any crowds in that video.
That was our second time through the dragon. We already knocked the crowds down the side of the mountain the first time through lol.
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It's videos like that that remind you how much it sucks to live in a flat area with no scenery and roads that are torn to shit. Lol
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:34 PM   #12
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4V COBRA seems like the right car for that to me
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You know, if you go to a track day at even a local track (flat AF) you would likely have way more fun and not end up behind bars. Would be DOPE to live by it though, but it really wouldn't be fun unless you can just go nuts.
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You don't have to go balls out. It also is a big help if you know the limits of your car and yourself. We usually have a blast at 1/2 - 3/4 speed. Then do a 7/8 run or two the few days we are down there.

Even at 3/4 speeds, you have such an adrenaline rush. Because there is no runoff, you can see drop offs down the side of the mountain, the elevation changes and banked turns are happening WAY quicker than they do on a track.

Then run the thing at night. I think it took us like 45 minutes to run it at night compared to the 12-14 minutes it takes during the day. You can't see shit because your headlights are pointing 2 feet in front of you or in the tree tops. It is insane.

The track is a blast. But this is something different altogether. Just as you can skydive in a building with a big fan or you can jump out of the plane. Both give you an experience, yet they are something very different on the senses.
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The biggest thing you have to worry about is the big trucks that get stuck on the tail with no where to turn around and the bike clubs. You'd think those super bikes could stay in their own lane...
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You also will not end up behind bars. You may get a speeding ticket in 2 or three spots that a cop might be able to have his radar on you. The risk is crashing. Every year we see bikes being dragged up off the mountain. Crashes are very common. Especially on bikes.
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The biggest thing you have to worry about is the big trucks that get stuck on the tail with no where to turn around and the bike clubs. You'd think those super bikes could stay in their own lane...
The trucks are much less of an issue since the one side does not allow them up there anymore.

Bikes and cars in their lanes is another issue. Crossing the double yellow line is a BIG no-no. I swear I have been far in my lane and have a biker almost hit me. His wheels are on his side of the double yellow lines but the rest of the bike, his body and head are in your lane by a good amount. Those guys are nuts.
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That's what all those crosses and flags are from...Blood mountain is also littered with them.
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My Mom lives right by there. My Dad (rip) used to take his corvette on that puppy.
If anyone wants to go down there let me know. Could make a nice trip of it.
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LOVE LOVE LOVE it down there! We took our first motorcycle trip down last June and it was one of the best trips I have ever taken. No words can describe how awesome it is around there to ride. We are already planning our 2017 trip down beginning of June.
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Hopefully be able to get down there myself this year. Been wanting to drive that forever.
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ya know.. i've rode the dragon 5 times. up, down, late, early, crowded, empty. all of it, and i prefer the blue ridge parkway. there are soooo many good roads the dragon is surrounded by it's hard to pick.
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is great too. It is a very different road. More relaxed with it's sweeping turns. The Cherohala Skyway is another great one right there as well.

There is a lot of great roads in that area. We went exploring the surrounding area a few times. Plenty of other roads that are less dangerous than the Tail that are still enjoyable.
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