Deals Gap

Discussion in 'Road Trips/Touring' started by FLHXDAN, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. FLHXDAN

    FLHXDAN Member

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    I would like to hear from others that have done the "tail of the dragon". We are planning to ride it over the July 4 weekend this year.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Dan

    There are numerous posts on this subject, try a search and you will be reading for a while.
     
  3. glyd-n

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    I heard it was over-rated.. Don't know but it sounds like fun.
     
  4. trickydoc

    trickydoc Active Member

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    ain't no fun on a hog dogging crotch scooters. rode it several times its cool, but too many crazys. don't know if its back open after the rock slide. I bet someone here knows.
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    July 4 weekend is NOT a good time to ride the dragon. It will be testosterone city.
    The latest reports I have seen is that it's open from the NC side to the slide area, (almost the whole length), but you must turn around and go back. There might be a cop on duty that weekend.
    Just for grins, google "deals gap/the dragon" or go to youtube and search the same. Some interesting pics.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010
  7. RetNavyHD

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    was there 2 weeks ago and it was still closed, ride was ok i you really want a challenge take Parson Branch Road in Cades Park to the Dragon very interesting! Cross creeks, dirt roads or as the park sign calls it "primitive road"

    RetNavyHD
     
  8. RogerT

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    I haven't done it on the Harley .. but did it year before last in my 350Z. I
    had a blast. It really keeps you on your toes. Of course .. I wasn't going
    the speed limit. I did it real early on a Friday morning .. and there were
    no cops.

    The Monday after I was there .. I guess I guy on a Harley did himself
    in.

    I can't imagine getting too aggressive on it with a bagger ... but it's really a cool area and a gorgeous drive through there. Sure would be worth the ride.

    Rt
     
  9. Redfish-Joe

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    If they are open it will be busier than K-Mart during a blue light special.:D
     
  10. kyhdman

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    Ret NavyHD been there done that on parson branch rd. last fall talk about white knuckle riding we both were riding 2 up almost went down twice there were some pretty good size limbs across in place when we were headed up the hill every one should try it at least once LOL