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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 06:52 PM
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I rode that road a couple of years ago. You're right, great ride, not much traffic and very enjoyable.

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Just got back from the Smoky Mountains, rode the Dragon and Cherohala of course but was turned on to Wayah Rd from a fellow HOG member and all I can say is OMG, it is incredible! Makes the Dragon look like a gekko .

Its mostly shaded, very little traffic and a variety of curves and elevation changes, this is truly a gem of a ride!

http://www.wayahroad.com/

http://goo.gl/maps/hPY2

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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 07:41 PM
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seemed like a third gear road.?!!?.
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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 07:23 AM
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Just got back from the Smoky Mountains, rode the Dragon and Cherohala of course but was turned on to Wayah Rd from a fellow HOG member and all I can say is OMG, it is incredible! Makes the Dragon look like a gekko .

Its mostly shaded, very little traffic and a variety of curves and elevation changes, this is truly a gem of a ride!

http://www.wayahroad.com/

http://goo.gl/maps/hPY2

Just found this road at the beginning of November and wanted to share it with other riders. Here are the local directions to it: From intersection of U.S. Hwy-64 West and U.S. Hwy-23/441 North in Franklin take Hwy-64 West towards Murphy, NC for 3.8 miles to "Old Murphy Rd.(SR 1448) on your Right (Wayah Bald sign). After you take the exit, continue down the hill for just under 0.2 miles to Wayah Road (SR 1310) on your Left ("Loafers Glory" gas station will be at the intersection of Old Murphy Rd. and Wayah Rd, so you'll know where to turn). Great ride to put on the list if you are in the area.

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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 07:47 AM
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Done the Tail of the Dragon and wasn't impressed at all!! The road is full of inexperienced riders that pay too much attention to photo guys trying to sell you a pic. IMO the TOD is a joke and there is a lot better places to wear out your tires then at the TOD. I will never go back to TOD but the rest of the roads in the area are very enjoyable to ride. Glad you enjoy it though.
Tells us what your REALLY feel, mark. (sorry mike)

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and, grind, thanks for the vid.. i'll look into the GP3+.. engine guard, less vibration.. yes.

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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 08:57 AM
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Tail of the Dragon (Hype?)

Hwy 129 Deal Gap Riding North

Riding South on Hwy 129 Deals Gap

Personally, I feel the Tail of the Dragon is more hype than anything else. Several roads that are more fun, as in switch backs and tight curves in the area, both sides of the TN/NC line.
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