Category Archives: Dragon

Off-road in The Smoky Mountains

A friend from Tennessee invited me for a weekend of fire-roading in the Smokies, and as a new Ohlin ‘Adventure’ shock had just been added to the Tiger, off I went. The 800xc is dirt-able with Anakee 3 tires and … Continue reading

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Tigers in the wild

Rob & I happen to be on a pair of ’14 Triumph Tiger 800 XC for this trip; he has several bikes. With a 200 mile range, we stop about every 3 hours for fuel & a stretch. We have … Continue reading

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Anatomy of The Dragon

2012: Tail of the Dragon on the Bonneville with Andrew; 2013: Tail visit again with Frenchy, Andre, and Antonio, this time with blue Tiger; 2014: Tail again for IBA BunBurner 1500 with Frenchy, Matt & Ariel; 2015: Back of The … Continue reading

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Bun Burner 1500 completed!

Sunday September 28 at 5pm the four of us rolled into the Exxon station in Summit, NJ with 1,502 miles in 34 hours and 45 minutes, successfully completing the riding portion of the Iron Butt Association’s Bun Burner 1500. We … Continue reading

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BunBurner 1500

This weekend four of us are making a combo BunBurner 1500 (1500 miles in 36 hours) and Dragon Run. The Dragon happens to be about 760 miles from NYC so we’re meeting at the Alexander Hamilton Rest Stop on the … Continue reading

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Dragon

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Day 2:

We got rolling a little bit late, about 8:30, and didn’t arrive at the Dragon until about 12:15.  We pulled into the Deal’s Gap motorcycle resort and picked up our obligatory stickers, patches, and pins.  Since we hadn’t eaten since … Continue reading

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De Minimus

This is a quick trip, under 72 hours total, from 4:30am Mon until about 7pm Weds. I am not bringing much beyond a long sleeve t-shirt and Gerbings gear for the early morning departures each day and my normal road … Continue reading

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The Route

Our route with stops: Here is the key part of the trip, the 120 miles of the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway:

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Return to The Dragon

Last September 27, a buddy and I took off for legendary biking destination The Tail of the Dragon in Tennessee: http://www.skylinedr.wordpress.com Our friend Frenchy just called for an impromptu Dragon run over 3 days, 9/23-9/25. That’s 600 miles/10 hrs hiway … Continue reading

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