Tennessee Bans Trucks on “Tail of the Dragon”

Jan 12, 2015 View Comments by

Anyone who’s ridden U.S. 129, the famous “Tail of the Dragon” between North Carolina and Tennessee, knows the dangers posed by tractor-trailers on this narrow and incredibly twisty mountain road. In some places along the 11-mile stretch, it’s impossible for such a long vehicle to make the turn using only one lane. This has resulted […]

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Horton Hears a Horn: What Dad Would’ve Done

Jul 11, 2013 View Comments by

And with the addition of the horn the final piece is in place. After three months of repairs and several days in the garage poking and prodding the KLR, my preparations are complete. My dad’s KLR, the bike that dragged him kicking and screaming out of the garage and onto the trail, is ready to […]

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Tail of the Dragon

Mar 04, 2013 View Comments by

“Hey Nick, you are getting really low on that bike. Let me get a picture of you dipping into a turn.” I set up at a corner where my friend Nick just scraped the pegs on his rented KLR. This should be a good spot I think. I have one eye on the viewfinder of […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Moonshiner 28

Jun 08, 2012 View Comments by

This issue’s featured Bucket Road begins at Deals Gap (aka the Tail of the Dragon) in western North Carolina, passes through northern Georgia and ends some 103 miles later in Walhalla, SC. Since the road carries the designation of Route 28 in all three states, it will be hard to get lost. This road had […]

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Cherohala Skyway

Jun 04, 2012 View Comments by

The Cherohala Skyway (U.S. 165) is fast becoming a favorite in motorcycling and sports car circles. The scenic byway, finished in 1996, stretches 51 miles (from the town of Tellico Plains, TN, to the city limits of Robbinsville, NC) and climbs to 5,400 feet. The twists and turns on the Skyway are a road enthusiast’s […]

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