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    The "Official" Tail of the Dragon Thread

    Trying to get the word out for the 2nd Annual ST takeover at the Tail of the Dragon event on 25-27 September 2015.

    Check out the link below from our sister site for more info:

    2015 2nd Annual ST Takeover at the Tail of the Dragon

    The first run was great, looking to do a bigger run this year.

    Here's the current itinerary for the Dragon Run:


    22SEP17 is going to be a check-in day for most. A few of us here will be in contact with each other and may meet to eat something at the Wildwood Grill that evening. (Welch Rd, Fontana Dam, NC 28733

    23SEP17, 9:00am meet up at the Wildwood Grill, move out at 9:30am for the Cherohalla Skyway Run.

    1:00pm stop for lunch and social time at the Dragon's Den and Gill/Pub (17548 Tapoco Rd, Tapoco, NC 28871.) Gift Shop is also across the street.

    2:30pm start of the Dragon Run and photo opportunities.

    6:00pm dinner at the Tapoco Tavern (14981 Tapoco Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771)

    After dinner Fire Pit Social across from the Wildwood Grill.

    24SEP17 10:00am for some it'll be checkout and others time for more runs: Moonshiner, Devils Triangle, and Diamondback routes.

    Remember channel 2.3 on handheld two way radios. (Bring extra batteries)

    Another note, now it the time for those attending to start Pming each other for contact numbers........do not list contact info directly to the forum.

    Finally, this is not an all inclusive itinerary for the events. Things are subject to change but this is the current plan to be used as a reference.
    Last edited by Hoonigan; 09-21-2017 at 03:30 AM.
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    I've always wanted to drive the tail of the dragon. Hopefully once I get my RS!

    Have fun and be safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisp View Post
    I've always wanted to drive the tail of the dragon. Hopefully once I get my RS!

    Have fun and be safe!

    Same here. Maybe summer time next year we can all meet up and see what the RS can do on the tail.
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    I dare Ford to let loose the FoRS during the 2nd Annual Tail of the Dragon Run. (25-27 September 2015) We'll mostly be over in Fontana Village.

    There will be so many FoSTs and FiSTs there for the event it'll easily blend in and get some twisty time!

    There's quite a bit of Ford persons here in the forum that can make this happen.

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    I just finished up prepping and packing for the Dragon Run this weekend.

    This is going to be the second time I'm perusing Hwy 129 in two years.

    This year is going to be different since my daughter will be rolling with me in her TB FiST.

    Should be a great time and I'm looking forward to posting photos from the event.

    BTW, check out Killboy.com for event photos. Time period should be 25-27 September.
    Last edited by Hoonigan; 09-24-2015 at 05:02 PM.
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    Just back from the Dragon Run. My latest modification to the FoST:

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    My daughter successfully CONGUERED the Dragon in her FiST:

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    Waiting for the Killboy photos from our runs.
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    It would be a Vaca for me to get down there again but I would love to. When you do the run do you guys also spread out to surrounding roads or do any loops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crooked Letta View Post
    It would be a Vaca for me to get down there again but I would love to. When you do the run do you guys also spread out to surrounding roads or do any loops?
    @Crooked Letta

    I have to apologize for not seeing this post.

    This last meet up we did the Cherohala Parkway loop which was approx. 170 miles.

    The actual Dragon is just over 11 miles in length and normally we'll set out in a pack and stop at the bottom to discuss the route.

    Then we'll all head back up in teams of two or more to the top.

    Another road that most of us were on this year was the road from Fontana Village Resort. That road is just as impressive as the Dragon.

    Another note to consider, since you'd be coming down from MA you may consider the Snake.

    Here's the website: 421 The Snake - 33 Miles, 489 Curves, 3 Mountains, and 1 Valley
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    Now for the 3rd running, I'd like to take the FoRS, have the wife drive my FoST, and then have my daughter drive her FiST for the event.

    That there would be a true Dragon Run trifecta!

    I had two this year for the 2nd Annual Run.

    Anyone else interested in bringing their FiST, FoST, or FoRS for the 3rd Annual run?

    For planning, look at the 2nd-3rd week of September 2016.
    Last edited by Hoonigan; 11-17-2015 at 10:18 AM.
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    Depends if I get one by then. Not holding my breath anymore...
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