Tag Archives: Dragon Raid

6 Reasons to Attend The Dragon Raid

The week after Labor Day will be here before we know it; for longtime Moto Adventurer followers, you know that’s my annual week-long vacation to Deal’s Gap for The Dragon Raid motorcycle rally. This year I’m hoping to see some … 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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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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Motorcycle Events recap and plans for next year

As a moto-aholic it goes without saying that I attend a number of motorcycle related events each year. I would say I generally split my riding time (somewhat) equally between solo riding, group riding, and organized events. Of course, not … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: Day 7 – The Long Ride Home

At dinner Saturday night I was enjoying steak along with  good company, while at the same time deciding if I wanted to take the long way home, or just burn it up the freeway with the boys. Figuring that it … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: Day 6 – Bridal Veil Falls and the Saturday Night Party

By day six, I estimate that most folks, having been at the lodge since Sunday night, had probably hit the majority of their favorite destinations. Having already checked two items off my moto bucket list, and having nabbed low angle … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: Day 5 – More Twisties, Oskar Blues Brewery, and back to the BRP

Despite the soupy morning air, the outlook for Friday was a lot better than the previous two days. My buddy Jon, who joined me for the trek down to the Iron Horse, put together a route down through Brevard to … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: Day 4 – Wayah Road, Moonshiner 28, and a wet Dragon

The forecast for Thursday morning was even more sketchy than Wednesday. Waiting for the roads to dry out from the overnight showers, I loitered around the lodge a bit that morning before meeting up with a couple of buddies to … Continue reading

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Random Blurbs: Editing photos and video

I told myself the best plan would be to sit down and write every evening during the Dragon Raid… knowing full well I would be drinking and socializing. That’s the way the chips fall I guess. At any rate, I’m … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: Day 2 – Tigers Across the Blue Ridge

Tuesday morning started out very similar to Monday, a few guys talking about a good destination, suddenly a group mysteriously formed; and again, me just along for the ride. Getting my stuff set up for the day, fussing with the GoPro … Continue reading

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