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Tail of the Dragon Drive

Listed under Road Trips in Appalachian States, United States.

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This is a favourite of many a motorcycle and car driver, a mountainside 11-mile road, Route 129, which includes 38 curves amid the mountain forest. The path zigzags its way up and down from Tabcat Bridge to Deal’s Gap, with its highest elevation being 1962ft. With or without the somewhat beautiful surroundings (including The Fugitive’s Cheoah Dam, down which Harrison Ford dives), the sharpness of the turns and inclines of the climbs in the desolate little area of the Appalachian Mountains are greatly rewarding to every adrenaline seeker. 30mph speed limits now apply, if caught.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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