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Old 09-19-2011, 09:21 AM   #15
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Pick the right week and you will see some color.
This was November 5th, way past normal prime of 3rd week in October, so it can be hit or miss on the colors.

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Old 09-19-2011, 09:36 AM   #16
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Went on the dragon with my 25' Airstream. Do not reccomend it at all. The bicycles and motorcycles make trailering very, very difficult and dangerous. You end up going at bicycle speed for long periods because you dare not to pass them and take a chance of a head on with a motorcycle if you swing across the center a little. Or pushing the bike off the road if the tail swings out that way. Everybody is just real uncomfortable if you go that route with a trailer. And the cars and motorcycles caught behind the trailer get mad. I do truly wish I had not gone that route.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:44 AM   #17
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Pick the right week and you will see some color.
This was November 5th, way past normal prime of 3rd week in October, so it can be hit or miss on the colors.


Great picture! Thanks for sharing.

The sourwood trees here are turning red, that is the sum and substance of fall color thus far, but still very, very pretty.

We will not be in this exact area in 2-3 weeks for full fall color, but I can imagine it will be absolutely spectacular.

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Old 09-19-2011, 09:56 AM   #18
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Tough to imagine this being fun in any way pulling a trailer.
I'd go drop it off at campground and return.



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Old 09-19-2011, 10:40 AM   #19
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I agree.

That's why we tow nothing, we like the freedom of being small and compact.

The Interstate handles curves very well, although we have found a few roads that prohibit vehicles over 20', which excludes us. And, that is fine.

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We had to buy a couple of prints. This one is my favorite.

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Old 09-20-2011, 07:18 AM   #21
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We had to buy a couple of prints. This one is my favorite.

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That's the way to lean into the curve Maggie!

Back in my serious riding days (25,000 miles a year) we'd run the Dragon numerous times over some beautiful Fall weekends. The store (Crossroads of Tiime back then) at the beginning/end of the run on the NC side was owed by a colorful guy named Pete Leary.

Those were interesting times.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:04 AM   #22
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A great stretch of road indeed, I did that 100 mile loop on my bike on many occasions, but my common sense has replaced the raging testosterone of my youth and I have probably added several years my life because of it !...Don't think I would want to carry the Airstream through there though, mainly because of some of the bikers. Some of those guys on crotch rockets are insane !!
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That's the way to lean into the curve Maggie!

If you look closely, you will see that Doug-the-master-driver is at the wheel. I would not have tried to drive this road. He can drive anything.

That's me in the shotgun seat, with Lily sprawled across my lap. 45 pounds, and thinks she's a lapdog when we are out on the road. Likes to be close to grandma, also to look out the front and side windows and see where we're going.

There has been on the news here that 4-5 bikers died over the weekend in central TN, were in a trailer and using a faulty generator.

Be careful out there, folks.

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Thank's for the Pix. Beautiful. Now I want a Can Am even more !!! Look's like lot's of Fun.
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Today we drove the "Tail" with our 16' Bambi! What a blast! I would recommend that if you want to try this while towing an Airstream wait for a Rainey, foggy off season day. We saw just one other car during the ride! Dorsey took lots of video so that will be an upcoming YouTube posting. It really was beautiful, even in the fog.... This video is a pitiful little thing I took.
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I can't believe you did that towing a trailer!



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Hi Maggie,
The most harrowing part of the trip was not the actual "Tail of The Dragon" but the road we found leaving Pigeon Forge. I think it is Mill Creek Road. I really wondered what we were in for as this was just a feeder road I had never heard of.

Turned out to be a nice ride and the fact there were no other cars on the road made it all sort of anticlimactic in the end, more an exercise in practicing slow speed trailer handling skills. I would happily do it again!

There are lots of things I would attempt in a 16' Bambi I wouldn't think of trying with a larger unit.... advantage 16'

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Well, this may prepare you for the California coastal highway, if you take a mind to go. . Absolutely spectacular.


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