After traveling nearly 600 miles I arrived at the world famous Tail of the Dragon. Before setting off down the twists and turns that lay before me I was informed of SEVERAL POLICE CARS that were spotted heading down the road. Needless to say after 11 hours of riding the last thing I wanted to do was get a ticket or worse yet crash and have a nearly 600 mile walk back to Jacksonville, FL. So I set out to enjoy this wonderful road yet again with that in mind.
Just cruising the Gap and enjoying every turn along the way. There was a biker down about 3/4 through the run, when I saw him next they were placing him on a gurney and putting him in an ambulance. Hope he recovers fully! Never like to see a fellow rider go down. Thankfully he did have on full leathers.
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Street Killers: Insane Deals Gap Crash
Guy takes a nasty crash off the side of a mountain on his F4i. All filmed
with GoPro cameras at Deal's Gap ( The Tail of The Dragon).
You can see the rut he hits which locks his front tire and causes his rear
to slide out, he then somehow saves the bike from going over with him.
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Tail of the Dragon - Semi Truck Meets 11 Miles of Curves
The one thing that I didn't want to encounter on my trip to the Dragon was
a semi-truck. Well, my wish didn't come true. Lucky for me it was going in
the same direction I was.
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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
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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.
Deals Gap 4-hour Rescue P1
Motorcycle crash on the Dragon US129, head-on crash with a van, Saturday 8
November 2008, Mile Marker 1.5. Harley rider from Michigan was not ticketed
for crossing the centerline. Compound leg fracture, blood loss, broken hip,
broken fingers, shock, hypothermia. Student with Rural Metro Corporation
ambulance. Lifestar not allowed to land at Calderwood airport added 30
minutes driving time. Unkown why it took 3 hours for Rural Metro to move
victim, who was not off the highway.
Truck kills biker on the Dragon
Court says Deals Gap Dragon speed limit is 65 mph
THP Trooper busted for perjury at speed trap
THP trooper paid over $100,000 salary
Speed limit 65 MPH on the Dragon at Deals Gap Part 1
Speed limit 65 MPH on the Dragon at Deals Gap Part 2
TDOT Safety Audit Review bans business on US129 at Deals Gap Dragon
Biker tickets increase 11,400% on the Dragon at Deals Gap, death rate
increases 1,000% due to lack of medical response
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Tail of the Dragon 2011
Tale of the dragon, 318 turns in 11 miles, entire road from the base of the
mountain in tenn. to the store, 2003 GSXR 1000
Motard vs CBR1000 Deal's Gap
These three riders were our motel neighbors from deal's gap. The man on the
CBR (kindly recording for us) is a coach for team promotion out of Eastern
They recorded a fun run up the gap for us so that we could capture some
motard action. Amazin stuff.