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You probably know the Fontana Village restaurant has an excellent Thanksgiving Day dinner. I took my whole family there last year. Enjoy the curves (if the weather is good, I'll be looking for a Speed RS). :) 馃憤
Yeah, I do know that the restaurant offers that, but we will not be up there until Thursday night. Hoping to hit the hill Friday and/or Saturday, depending on the weather.
 

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Been a long time since I鈥檝e been there. I rode my Kawasaki Z1000 from near the Pacific Ocean in Oregon to NC just to hit The Dragon. What a thrill that entire experience was. The Smokey Mountains are one of the few places I would consider leaving the PNW for.
I just sold my Z1000 a few weeks ago so that I could get a new Speed Triple. I rode that bike for nearly 10 years, but never a journey that big. Hats off to you, pal.
 

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Thank you and I hope you enjoy the new Speed. I had an 05 Z1000. I had it for about 10 years as well. Put almost 30k miles on it. I sold it this summer when I bought my 09 Speed Triple. I will always love that bike and cherish the memories but the Speed is more inline with what I want now. Doesn鈥檛 have the big top end but so much torque it just makes me laugh. Here鈥檚 a picture of mine below. I did a lot of modifications.

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Mine was a 3rd gen, 2010. I loved that bike and since we have a cabin 12 minutes from The Dragon, that's what I built it for. Loved riding that bike up there, and the surrounding roads. The majority of the miles on the bike were either The Dragon, or Moonshiner 28. Looking forward to my first trip with the Speed this weekend.
Here's a little shot of the Z.
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