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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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.
motorcycle crash wreck
On board with Pablo riding 03 R6
Followign a local guy in his civic on Hwy 129 "Tail of the Dragon"
My crash at the gap
I'm the guy in the black/white suit. My friend is following behind me
filming. The part that gets played over and over...that's the part where
my friend bounces his bike of my back when I crash. lol
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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Complete Tail of the Dragon Deal's Gap WET on a Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Navigated the Tail of the Dragon in Tennessee and North Carolina Tuesday
afternoon, May 5th on wet road. A group of 17 of us nose to tail went
through it. This is part 1 of 3 of the complete dragon. I had to break
them up into 3 segments because YouTube has a 10 minute limit per clip.
All completed the Dragon unscathed and with great excitement. For the
record, I never once went over the yellow line. It appears that way
occasionally on the video due to the camera position while leaning into the
curves, but the yellow was not crossed.
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
Bitten by the Dragon
Motorcycle crash on the Tail of the Dragon. Got greedy with the throttle
coming out of a turn and broke traction on the rear tire. Rider was fine
and bike was slightly scratched.
Dragon Tail (w/ Badass RX-7)
This RX-7 just ROARS in front of us outta nowhere. We were in my bf's old
EVO X MR in this vid
For details about the RX7, Please visit
Big thanks to user Iamvezm for sending me the link :)