US129- Tail of the Dragon

Deal's Gap and back

Photoshopping bugs off the windshield took about as much time as scraping them off in real life
Looking through the corner
Ain’t Mizuchi pretty? Dangerous and pretty…
Killboy photographers are sprinkled throughout the 11 mile stretch of Highway 129
You either slay the dragon or return limping
And he emerges victorious

The Tail of the Dragon aka Deals Gap aka Highway 129 in North Carolina is an 11 mile stretch of treacherous, pristine, twisty road that invites petrolheads from across America. Some (myself) are barely trying to make it to the end and back, others (California motorcycle nuts) bring their thoroughbred racing machines via trailers, with racing slicks that you wouldn’t want to use anywhere but a track, just to set lap records. It takes about 15 minutes to complete, go figure… The Tree of Shame shown in the last image is a monument to the vehicles that have been wrecked in the attempt

Photo credits: Killboy

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