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Dragon Raid 2019: Motorcycle Rally Evolution (Part 2)

Monday, September 9th: Have Knobbies, Will Travel Like Sunday, Monday’s weather report called for “hot and dry”; a welcome change from previous year’s Raids. At breakfast, the “Usual Suspects” were debating the best place to grab lunch. As is tradition, … Continue reading

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The Cherohala Skyway, back to the Mile High Legend: Triumph Dragon Raid 2016

At last year’s Raid, I only traversed “The Skyway” once, and only from Stecoah into Tellico plains (during most of which I had no idea where I was). I was hoping to take the Skyway as part of the route … 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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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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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 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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