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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-21-2018, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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2018 trip to the Tail of the Dragon

We just got back from a week of riding the Tail of the Dragon and the Smokey Mountains. The bike handled great and we were able to dodge the rain almost completely. The riding is tremendous down there and if you haven't ever done it, you need too! We stayed in Robbinsville, NC just south of the Dragon and had a blast. We stayed at the Dragons Rest cabins south of town and it was very nice stay if you like rustic. The two wheel in right next door now has a restaurant called Moonshiners that had awesome food AND they serve alcohol!!!
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Sounds like you had a great time! Very cool. Nice pics btw.
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Nice! Reminds me of last year.
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We just got back from a week of riding the Tail of the Dragon and the Smokey Mountains. The bike handled great and we were able to dodge the rain almost completely. The riding is tremendous down there and if you haven't ever done it, you need too! We stayed in Robbinsville, NC just south of the Dragon and had a blast. We stayed at the Dragons Rest cabins south of town and it was very nice stay if you like rustic. The two wheel in right next door now has a restaurant called Moonshiners that had awesome food AND they serve alcohol!!!


Great trip! Did it in 2015. Have a pix in about the same spot. Hope you guys were able to make it to Wheels through Time in Maggie Valley.


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Great trip! Did it in 2015. Have a pix in about the same spot. Hope you guys were able to make it to Wheels through Time in Maggie Valley.


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We were there in 2015 as well! We did make it up to Maggie Valley as well. That collection is amazing!
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We were there in 2015 as well! We did make it up to Maggie Valley as well. That collection is amazing!


Can't beat the Blue Ridge Parkway as well! There are many great roads out there.

We did Nashville for a few days and then the Jack Daniels tour on the way to the dragon. It was great!


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Patriot - Where did you get the American flag on saddle bag? Is it painted on, or a stick on? I have been trying to find something to have put on the bike and I really like the Flag on the bag look. It is not screaming at you and has a classy look. Nice bike by the way.
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We rent a cabin every year in the smokeys. It's my favorite place to ride.

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We rent a cabin every year in the smokeys. It's my favorite place to ride.

Great pics. Do they have people set up along the route taking pics or did someone take them for you?

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Looks like an awesome trip!
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