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Old Mar 9th 2018, 05:54 PM   #1
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Anyone do the "Back of the Dragon"?

I'm looking to do my bi-annual trip from NY down to the Tail of the Dragon and a friend was talking about trying the "Back of the Dragon".
Does anyone have any experience here or recommendations?
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Old Mar 10th 2018, 11:00 AM   #2
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Yes I've do it a couple of times, fun road. Just be careful up near Tazewell, lots of coal mining and they drop an almost invisible coal dust on the road which can be a bit slick.
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Old Mar 10th 2018, 02:02 PM   #3
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I‘ve only done 129, but 28 from walhalla is my way up there.

Ran cherohala once in the rain, with 2” standing water and 40 degrees F. That sucked a bit
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Originally Posted by Phl View Post
Ive only done 129, but 28 from walhalla is my way up there.

Ran cherohala once in the rain, with 2 standing water and 40 degrees F. That sucked a bit
Phl, I too did Cherohola in the rain. Worst ride ever. I girl that rode with us went down on a hard low side wipe out when the water run off was also pulling the rocks out of the shoulder and onto the road. A recipe for disaster. Glad she escaped with a badly bruised shoulder. I was in front on a Harley and almost lost it too. Amazed I didn't go down too.
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