I wasn’t expecting it to be that good.
I’d heard it was overhyped. Whoever said that was dead wrong. Absolutely the best ride I’ve ever been on.
I started in Robbinsville NC and went North around Fontana Lake which is not the typical way that most riders go. It came recommended and so I gave it a shot. So glad I did. It was so beautiful and a great warm up.
Then I stopped at the massive cluster of motorcycles waiting to go on the Dragon. It was fun to hobknob with other riders. I was officially the rider from the farthest distance.
I rode the dragon from east to west and then whipped around and did it back the other way. I may have scrapped my floorboards just a little.
I then rode back the other way to Robbinsville, just to try it. The first way is better.
I’m now grabbing lunch and gas then I’ll go back to ride the dragon one more time to get to Marysville.
It’s been a great day so far.
Looking down on Fontana lake. It takes all of your willpower to pull over and get off the roller coaster. When you do though you are rewarded with views like this.
Looking back up the road from that same spot.
The lake is so clear I could see the bottom, about 20 feet down.
This ugly guy keeps getting in my shots.
A very small portion of the bikes at the start point.
Don’t crash. They’ll put your bike parts on this tree.
Yep. 318 curves in 11 miles. It’s a workout. I had to remember to breathe.
They have “professional” photographers who take your picture. I’ll look through their website later to see if any are worth getting. If so, I’ll post one up.