Category Archives: Dragon Raid

Back Across the Skyway, War Stories, and Solitude: Triumph Dragon Raid 2016.

A while back a close friend of mine moved down to Chattanooga to take a new job. He and I served together in the sandbox back in ’04; obviously we don’t get to talk as much as we used to, … Continue reading

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A New Tire in a Pinch: Triumph Dragon Raid 2016

Now that the first snow is starting to fall in Dayton… I’m finally circling back to the rest of my photos and video from “The Raid”: Three days of hooliganism (albeit “cruiser” hooliganism) had taken a heavy toll on the … Continue reading

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Moonshiner 28, Blue Ridge Parkway, Gravel, and the Kitchen Sink: Triumph Dragon Raid 2016

Having checked the Dragon and Cherohala off the list for 2016, I was chomping at the bit for the Moonshiner (NC-28 into Franklin) come Wednesday morning. The morning was the usual routine, leisurely (but delicious) breakfast at the Iron Horse, getting my … Continue reading

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The Tail of the Dragon, US-129: Triumph Dragon Raid 2016

  At some point this year I vowed “come hell or high water”, I was riding a different motorcycle to this year’s Dragon Raid. As such, with Rosie taking up residence on the porch, riding  a sportier chassis across “The … Continue reading

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The Road to Oskar Blues Brewery: Triumph Dragon Raid 2016

During these year’s Dragon Raid, it goes without saying I rode many of the same routes that I covered last year. That said, while the roads didn’t change a whole lot, the way they feel under a new motorcycle certainly … Continue reading

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2016 Triumph Dragon Raid: Round Trip to Deal’s Gap

Normally I’d say that the trip down and trip back to the Dragon Raid are distinct events, however this year’s commute to and from the Raid was one of the most challenging motorcycle trips I’ve taken. Obviously this was no … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2016: Preview

Back to back motorcycle trips certainly hasn’t helped my writing. It has (hopefully) provided me with some new photos and video, and probably a few decent stories. This year’s Dragon Raid started out on the wrong foot, with me melting … Continue reading

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