Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dragon 2015

I'm just wrapping up a week-long, seven state, three-thousand mile motorcycle trip. The first day of my trip was a painful 565 mile trek from Tampa, Florida, through Georgia, to Walhalla, South Carolina. When riding in North Carolina and East Tennessee, I usually go to Walhalla first  because it's strategically located to pickup US Highway 28, better known as Moonshiner28, one of the best, curvy and scenic 100+ mile riding roads in the Southeast. In addition, Moonshiner28 runs directly into the beginning of the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap.

The Dragon is only a small part of this day-long, 225 mile ride that also includes the Foothills Parkway and part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. In fact, the Dragon only makes up 11 miles of this route somewhere in the middle of this great day of riding.

Before you get to the Dragon, there are a number of great places to stop along the Moonshiner. One is the Bridal Veil Falls, that's just 35 miles out from Walhalla... say nothing of the green forests, mountains, streams and lakes.

Hanging around the Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort is a good time, checking out the bikes and talking with the other riders before heading out on the Dragon.

Killboy photo...

And, of course, gotta get the Dragon sticker!

I'll have more information on my trip in later posts. Stay tuned!

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