Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: NE Kentucky, United States
I Survived The Tail of the Dragon
On my recent trip south to the beautiful mountains of northern Georgia, I took a detour around the Smokies and came in to the western side of the Tail of the Dragon.
I had a great ride and no issues although there were a few turns that I did not do to my satisfaction, but I can say I did not cross the double yellow line or go in the grass! This is definitely a ride that one must respect their abilities and keep their speeds within those parameters.
I stopped at Deals Gap and got my picture taken with the Dragon Statue along with getting a T-Shirt and Patch.
After admiring many awesome motorcycles and getting a quick lesson in French from two Canadian riders, I continued south on the Moonshiner 28.
I really enjoyed the Moonshiner 28 too. It had curves that were not quite as tight and allowed you just to ride and enjoy the scenery.
My 2004 VTX1300c handled the trip wonderfully. The new Pirelli MT66 tires I had installed just before the trip performed very well. The stock seat is the only thing that gave me grief and I tried to ignore it. I am likely going to get a Mustang seat soon.