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TOD (Day 3) Up and down the Dragon

Sunday, September 13, 2009

4pm. Made it to the cabin at Tellico Plains, TN, dropped off luggage and went straight for a solo ride to Tail of the Dragon. To get there and back, I must take the Cherohala (pronounced:/che-ro-hay-la/) Skyway, and it turned out to be every bit as interesting and actually more exhilarating than the TOD, maybe.

But, after nightfall, that same ride back in the dark was so much more technically demanding, stressful, scary, and exciting all at once!  The air in the hills (alt. approx. 5,000 ft.) had turned damp and cold, below 70, and no animal darted out across the roads, thank Heavens, except for a bird swooping down suddenly in front of me.

Tail of the Dragon. Man, that is difficult to describe.  Perhaps after I show you the video (soon), you will see what’s all the fuss about.  But I will tell you now, you (and your scooter) better get in shape and start planning your vacation.  Because you have just got to ride it to really experience the 318 curves in 11-miles.  And I have done it twice, just tonight.

Everything’s turning out to be much more than my wildest dreams. Going back with the group tomorrow! Posting soon so stay tuned._Lorenzo

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce permalink
    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 9:39 pm

    Way to go. I am staying tuned to hear more about the adventure.

  2. Denny permalink
    Friday, September 18, 2009 5:20 pm

    MORE?

    • Friday, September 18, 2009 7:49 pm

      Yes, of course, Denny! Just give me a sec…oh, my a*s, my back…..
      _Lorenzo

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