During our forum runs in late September, never had an issue with law enforcement. The only time I saw the police was after a motorcyclist crashed after crossing the centerline resulting in a broken leg, had to be evac'd off the mountain by ambulance after the police temporarily shutdown the Dragon. Earlier in the season it does get crowded with all of the auto/bike clubs that come out.It is a great road. However, with all of the traffic and the ridiculous police presence, it is nowhere near as fun as it used to be.
You're more than welcome. Wish I still lived down that way so I could still drive it. Back then, I had a sport bike as well. It's an EPIC road. I've driven the Tail of the Dragon as well, and have to say I rate them as equals as far as the best roads I've ever been on. Would be nice if there were no police, motorcycles, log trucks, bicycles, idiots to ruin it, but that's the world now. I used to ride it with a buddy of mine, and make a day of it. It's a "take a buddy" ride for sure. 600 turns in 35 miles, and there are places where there are drops well over 1000 feet, and not many guard rails at all. My buddy laid his bike down once and damn near went off a 250 foot drop. I've come around a corner just to see a log truck in my f'n lane. Sharted on that one, and damn near put my bike into a rock wall. I think I'd even want to drive that with 2 people, at least. If you sail off a cliff, at least someone can go for help. Lose bikers there somewhat regularly.... near Tahoe ... I'll have to put this on the list. Thanks Gokart3!
Nice route... Swing by for a car wash and microbrew.