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This is a discussion on TN: US 129 within the Fun Drives forums, part of the Regional Discussion category; Outside Gatlinburg TN there is a road known as The tail of the Dragon or US 129 it is an ...

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    TN: US 129

    Outside Gatlinburg TN there is a road known as The tail of the Dragon or US 129 it is an 11 mile stretch of 2 lane blacktop with something like 318 curves. Unfortunately, I when I drove it I was driving my girlfriend's Pontiac Sunfire so it wasn't as much fun as it could have been. But if you are in the Gatlinburg area and want to take a few hour drive i recommend lookin this place up.
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    Lots of threads already on here about the Dragon. I edited your title to include the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smorris View Post
    Lots of threads already on here about the Dragon.
    I was gonna say...I thought everyone knew about ToTD.
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    Stop telling people about it, cars just get in the way of the motorcycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mf645 View Post
    Stop telling people about it, cars just get in the way of the motorcycles
    Same could be said for the motorcycles. Tons more horror stories about cyclists crossing double yellows and wrecking.
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    rsutton has a couple of cool videos of runs on the Dragon tail

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    I'm going to the Tail of the Dragon in September!

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    Sorry i said something about the road that you the almighty already knew about. I'm new and haven't had time to read every post on the site. And the bikes were in my way and I was in a sunfire...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silversubi03 View Post
    Sorry i said something about the road that you the almighty already knew about. I'm new and haven't had time to read every post on the site. And the bikes were in my way and I was in a sunfire...
    I learned about this road many years ago, way before I ever came to this forum. It's common among all motor enthusiasts, which is probably why you got the response you did. Don't take offense.


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    As per my understanding, there is a specific turn on the ToTD in which, at the conclusion of the turn, there is a hill. Supposedly this hill has been responsible for sending many sportbikes into an old oak tree, where they remain to this day. I should very much like to see this some day: an Oak XMas Tree with motorcycles for ornaments.
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