Chaos on the Dragon
July 19, 2008 video of truck crossing 318 curves in 11 miles on the Tail of
the Dragon, while THP ignores lane violations. This video is COPYRIGHT
PROTECTED. No reproduction or use of this video is allowed without our
written permission. TAIL OF THE DRAGON, LLC
Deals Gap "Tail of the Dragon" on a Gold Wing
This is a video of us riding our Gold Wings through the entire length of
the Tail of the Dragon (US 129, Deal's Gap), plus a few miles before "the
overlook". Our lines are not great to say the least, but part of the reason
for taking toe video was to learn from it. We don't pretend to have talent
just because we have experience (which is a common and dangerous
The tail of the dragon
one of my favourite songs...It's my own mix...we all now it's not a big
deal....but it's sounds pretty good..... I think ;)
-if you don't like slide shows, please still give it a go as the song is
the priority in this video.
-IT IS NOT THE GRANTURISMO 2 soundtrack, as that one has car sounds, while
this has bike sounds....the son is the same though.
If you don't like it, foxtrot, oscar.
You Go Where You Look
On the "Tail of the Dragon", on October 16, 2012, a bike crossed the center
line and crashed into an oncoming car. Both vehicles were totaled, but
both men are reported as "okay." I offer this video as an illustration of
the fact that, on a bike, you go where you look. ANYONE can make a
mistake. The toll when one is made involving a bike is usually higher than
anyone wants to pay.
Ban 18-Wheelers On The Dragon at Deals Gap, NC.
U.S. 129 a.k.a. "The Dragon" is a road connecting Tennessee and North
Carolina. A favorite of motorcylists & sports car drivers, it has 318
hairpin turns & switchbacks in 11 miles, making it one of the most
challenging roads to ride in North America, let alone the world.
Thousands of motorcyclists & sports car owners flock here each summer to
conquer the dragon, and pump millions of dollars into to local economies of
Sometimes, tractor trailers mistakingly get on this road, not realizing
they cannot stay in their lanes, and all hell can break loose during
This video is footage I shot in 2006 at The Dragon, many of you have seen
my first video from this footage called "TRUCKS ON THE DRAGON" on YouTube.
I have re-edited this footage into a 60 second argument against allowing
18-wheelers on this road.
Enjoy, and let me know what you thought!
Tanami - Road from Hell
The Tanami Track is one of Australia's infamous roads cutting across the
Tanami Desert linking Central Australia with the Kimberley Region. This
documentary is an excerpt from a longer one made by film maker Bruce
Honeywill in 2001 / 2002. Writer / Producer / Camera: Bruce Honeywill;
Narrated by Jim Pilgrim; Copyright Bruce Honeywill and ProCam Australia.
Ducati 1199 Panigale tackle Tail Of The Dragon ~ Deals Gap 129
This is not the most exciting Dragon video out there nor my most spirited
ride ever, but it's the most exhilarating ride I've ever had...my first
time riding The Dragon's Tail :-).
This video is has minimal editing to eliminate pauses or very slow traffic,
but included all my scary moments....a learning tool for me and you maybe.
MY RIDING IMPROVES MIDWAY THREW THE VID :-)...and the ride gets better each
time. Unfortunately I only had time to ride it once, but I vow to return
and ride her again :-). Like, Subscribe and Share.
I expect some to comment and bash some of my gear changing choices, but
watching vids can not truly prepare you to ride this infamous piece of
asphalt and it's twists, elevation changes and eye opening cliffs !!. I'm
riding a V Twin so I had to experiment with different gears and speed to
find the bikes sweet spot....anyway, enjoy :-).