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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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triumphs bit by the dragon...

Ouch! Such a nice Trophy!

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I took my Sprint on the Dragon........... 2 passes, un-bitten.
For anyone who has been in that area you know the "Dragon" is just one section of one road, and there are a lot of roads.
If you like "shocking and startling" try the Diamond Back ( Rt 226A) in Little Switzerland off the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a section of this route which is Rt 226 and ..... well that is the startling part.

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I wish you hadn't posted that. I'll be down there in two weeks with a bunch of guys. I talked my dad into lending his Trophy to a friend of mine who's been away from riding for a couple years.

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Had my Triumph at the dragon a month ago, left no parts there, had a great time. I think I did about 11 runs, if you count both directions separately. The other roads are better, in my opinion, but I do like the Dragon, ESP early in the morning, mid week!

PS, every run was a bit faster, I guess it's good I left when I did, lol!!!!


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I took my Sprint on the Dragon........... 2 passes, un-bitten.
For anyone who has been in that area you know the "Dragon" is just one section of one road, and there are a lot of roads.
If you like "shocking and startling" try the Diamond Back ( Rt 226A) in Little Switzerland off the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a section of this route which is Rt 226 and ..... well that is the startling part.
Thank you sir! I'll be in Marion this weekend, and I'll be sure to ad it to the list. It looks tasty!
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Went last October and was unbitten, drug a knee on almost every turn and probably did 50 passes if I did one.
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A group of us ride up twice a year and while I do the Dragon, I enjoy a route that is called the Moonshiner 28. Lot's of great twisties that are a riot on the Sprint and on my Tuono. There are so many good roads up there to ride and I agree that middle of the week is better either early in the season or beginning right about now after school starts back up. Early October is also a great time and when it's off season you can find decent hotel rates in Helen.

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I took my Sprint on the Dragon........... 2 passes, un-bitten.
For anyone who has been in that area you know the "Dragon" is just one section of one road, and there are a lot of roads.
If you like "shocking and startling" try the Diamond Back ( Rt 226A) in Little Switzerland off the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a section of this route which is Rt 226 and ..... well that is the startling part.
Is that the road big Lynn lodge is on? if so we rode that road and holy **** it was amazing. Its a short run from the BRP to the lodge, and that section was good, so one day after riding we kept going past the lodge and I was saying when is this going to end, it was such a great road and it just kept going. We stopped at a little deli/town store and they had t-shirts and bumper stickers promoting the road.

No issues withthe road, but I did hit a turkey as 6 of them decided to cross the road in front of me, fortunatley for me I got one before it could try to get airborn so I hit it with my tire and didnt damage my bike.
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A group of us ride up twice a year and while I do the Dragon, I enjoy a route that is called the Moonshiner 28. Lot's of great twisties that are a riot on the Sprint and on my Tuono. There are so many good roads up there to ride and I agree that middle of the week is better either early in the season or beginning right about now after school starts back up. Early October is also a great time and when it's off season you can find decent hotel rates in Helen.
I rode to Walhalla on 28. Great road. (As are so many roads in that area) The only problem there is 64, and Highlands in particular.
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I was there in July and not bitten! US129 and 28 are great roads indeed, but I particularly enjoy the Cherohala Skyway the most! It is 165 in TN and 143 on the NC side. It connects to 129 just north of Robbinsville NC. All those highspeed sweeping curves really do something for me!

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