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Old 08-03-2017, 05:38 AM
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:02 AM
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Thanks Jeff for sharing your ride with us. I love your choice of roads, they are the kind of highways I love to ride but- but- but. It seems like I never have enough time to take the more scenic, slow down and enjoy roads. Since I retired I am doing alittle better, but I have to keep reminding myself itís not all about the destination.

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Old 08-06-2017, 05:37 PM
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Re: Thanks!!

Jeff,
Thanks for ride report & fine photos.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:04 AM
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Lure of the (other) Dragon

Well there I was, minding my own business. Had stayed overnight in Beckley WV as I often do. Last day of the trip, headed home to Atlanta.

Ride plan was Erie PA to home on US19. A nice road with real good scenery. I kept on US19 through Bluefield WV into Bluefield VA then Tazewell. Just past Tazewell that's when the lure of the wild got the best of me. Maybe it was the combination of tackling the Back of the Dragon -or- maybe it was the thought of beef brisket at Wolfe's BBQ in Marion VA. Anyways, I took the bait and deviated. A really twisty sucker. And the beef brisket was about as good as you can get outside of Texas.


Just couldn't pass up a southbound run on the Back of the Dragon


If you haven't ridden NC16 you should. It is highly twisty and highly technical like many of the roads around here.
Makes the stuff out west look pretty tame. After the FUN RUN I ended back up on 19E and then 19 into Asheville for an easy blast home from there.

XSEast folks rode this in June during the Rally. A Fun road to test your riding skills.
Tail of the Dragon in NC and Back of the Dragon in VA are equally good, equally challenging and equally treacherous if you mess up. btw: U58 Big Hill, Mountain Top, Mouth of Wilson, Independence is one crazy ride too. Another ride to take if you are looking for some major technical stuff.


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