Tag Archives: Tennessee

March Moto Madness: Scrambler Adventures

Friday, March 23rd 02:54 AM I woke to the sound of my own teeth chattering. I’m not entirely sure when and for how long I actually slept. Hands exhausted from holding my sleeping bag closed with a death grip, I … Continue reading

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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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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 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 1 – The Mile High Legend

Even after a long ride the day prior, I was chomping at the bit to get out on the road, yet rapidly reminded that they don’t call them the “Smoky Mountains” for nothing. While not the case all year, the … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: How the Beast got its name

For folks that hadn’t already figured it out, the Triumph “Dragon Raid” is named after the prime location where it takes place. While I took it for granted that it might be common knowledge among motorsports enthusiasts, for folks that … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: Day 0 – Southbound (Part 2)

Continued from Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: Day 0 – Southbound (part 1) When word made its way around the office that my “big trip” to the Dragon Raid this year was upon me, most folks told me to be careful, especially … Continue reading

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Preliminary Riding report: Ad hoc Smoky Mountain Trip

I have a buddy with a standing rule: “If you see my motorcycle on a trailer… call the police –because it’s stolen!” An excellent rule, which I plan to live by… no sooner than I said that, fate called my … Continue reading

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