Hell Roads - Tail of the Dragon

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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 both states. Sometimes, tractor trailers mistakingly get on this road, not realizing they cannot stay in their lanes, and all hell can break loose during motorcycle season. 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! Peace! -zen

Hooligan Busted at tail of the dragon
First run of the gap landed me with a ticket...57 in a 30...all a part of it...more vids of the gap and parsons branch to come had a great weekend

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 assumption).

Bloody motorcycle crash on the tail of the dragon.08-06-11
Motorcycle crash on the tail of the dragon