RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Snake (Aka US-421 in Tennessee)

Dec 07, 2013 View Comments by

 “The Snake” is one of several iconic “named” motorcycle roads in the southern Appalachian Mountains. I personally feel it is more fun for longer than the Tail of the Dragon, The Rattler, and many of the other famous motorcycle roads in this area. Scenery: Spectacular views of Shady Valley, TN, which roughly marks the halfway […]

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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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Virginia State Route 16 Becomes the “Back of the Dragon”

Nov 04, 2012 View Comments by

Looking to duplicate the marketing success that U.S. 129, the famous “Tail of the Dragon,” has become, the Tazewell Virginia County Board of Supervisors announced that Virginia State Route 16 will be designated as the “Back of the Dragon.” Crossing between Tazewell and Smyth counties, Route 16 boasts 260 curves over 32 miles and has […]

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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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