Dragon & Skyway Ride Report





Flicka

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Kris (Fishhook's son) and I took off for the mountains this morning. I remembered the :rulez: and brought back pictures.

After a pass over the Cherohala Skyway, we went into Robbinsville and paid a visit to Reba at the Phillips Motel.

Then we stopped by the APGI-Tapoco Cheoah Development aka Fugitive Dam. I also made a side trip to TVA - Fontana Dam after a couple of Dragon passes.

The CROT was busier than I expected for a weekday.

There were noticeable improvements on the Dragon. All of the pull-offs on the Tennessee side (most of the road) are now paved instead of gravel. We also saw an 18-wheeler. It was escorted by a patrol car and motorcycle from the Sheriff's office all the way to the North Carolina line, where two NC State Troopers took over. I don't know if this was a one time thing or what, but it was very nice. The motorcycle rode ahead of the truck and alerted oncoming traffic so there were no surprises or accidents.

Anyway, it was a good day. :beerchug:

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Rayabusa0818

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Great pics...I had lunch with your riding partner's dad today:) , but all he and Tim did was talk about getting touring bikes. I guess they are getting to old for Busas :whistle:
 

georgiabusa_05

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Yeah Don, who has the cruiser out of our bunch? O, and what did you ride to work today? :D :laugh:

Looks like you all had a nice ride. There was alot of people up at the gap on monday also.
 

sweet tea man

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where is the dam at that are in the 5th and 2nd pics? i know how to get to fontana dam, but neer got to go to that dam at the last bash.
 

Flicka

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Pic #2 is the Cheoah Development. The dam scene from The Fugitive was filmed here.

Pics #4 and #5 are Fontana Dam

Pic #8 is the Calderwood Development as seen from the Dragon Overlook.

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Flicka

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You people with all your bikes... I told the Mrs. that you talked about touring bikes. She said no before I could even ask. :banghead:
 

macon454

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Nice pics, Thanks, looks like it was a good time. :thumbsup:
 

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