The 38 minute video below is a complete US 129 Tail-of-the-Dragon motorcycle road trip going South. We started from the 72/129 junction @ the potty break pull over, right next to the Chilhowee Lake recreation area. This is a twisty, winding, turning journey that goes all the way to Deals Gap Tee Shirt stop; at the Tennessee – North Carolina border. WARNING if you’re Pregnant, have High Blood Pressure or are prone to Heart Attacks, DO NOT WATCH!!! It’s not for the faint of heart….
We got to the Tail-of-the-Dragon – US 129 starting point around 5:30PM. Conveniently their is a pull over right at the start of it, complete with potty’s. Ann was in the lead, so I stayed on her bikes butt the whole time up. I have to say, even in my weakened bruised condition, the Dragon was much easier to traverse on my scratched up motorcycle; then it was the other night in our mVan. We pulled over a few times to let the “Hot Doggers” speed by, but for the most part it was a very uneventful road. Got to the Deals Gap area an hour later @ 6:30PM. Did a Geocache at Deals Gap and hung around for about an hour looking at all the weirdity’s . Left for our Robbinsville motel just as dusk was settling in. See the 25 minute video posted below, for the 2nd half, end of our US 129 Tail-of-the-Dragon road trip.
This 25 minute video is the second (easier half) of US 129 the Tail-of-the-Dragon road trip. Taken from our starting point @ Deals Gap Tee Shirt shop back South to our hotel in Robbinsville North Carolina. This half of the ToftD only has a few twisty turns. If my right shoulder wasn’t so darn sore & I wasn’t all bruised up, I could have done it in reverse.