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I am headed to the Dragon first chance I get this Spring. I am sure it is better to go on a weekday instead of weekend. Does anyone have an opinion of the day of the week that it is least travelled? And how do you get these pictures?
 

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I am headed to the Dragon first chance I get this Spring. I am sure it is better to go on a weekday instead of weekend. Does anyone have an opinion of the day of the week that it is least travelled? And how do you get these pictures?
killboy.com is where I've been looking and linking to. He posts a "Weekly Highlights" collection of the best shots. But he also has a link where you can buy your own shots based on what date you were there and what type of bike/car you were in.
 

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Weekends are typically busier especially in the afternoon, although I've been through on a busy Saturday afternoon and it's not bad. The busier times have more of the photographers there however. There are several photographers that cover the Dragon and Cherahola Skyway. They typically have a banner hanging with the name of their website. You can go to their website to find your pictures. They categorize them by cars, sport bikes, cruizers, etc. It is important to know the date and approximate time you drove through there and you should be able to find your pics. They typically take 5-10 pics as you drive through, then you can pick the pictures you want and order the high-res images. If you just want one it may be about $5-6 or say three for $15, something like that. A few sites that do pictures in the area of the Dragon are 129Slayer.com, Killboy.com, us129photos.com, tailofthedragon.com. Check out their sites and rates.
 

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Weekends are typically busier especially in the afternoon, although I've been through on a busy Saturday afternoon and it's not bad. The busier times have more of the photographers there however. There are several photographers that cover the Dragon and Cherahola Skyway. They typically have a banner hanging with the name of their website. You can go to their website to find your pictures. They categorize them by cars, sport bikes, cruizers, etc. It is important to know the date and approximate time you drove through there and you should be able to find your pics. They typically take 5-10 pics as you drive through, then you can pick the pictures you want and order the high-res images. If you just want one it may be about $5-6 or say three for $15, something like that. A few sites that do pictures in the area of the Dragon are 129Slayer.com, Killboy.com, us129photos.com, tailofthedragon.com. Check out their sites and rates.
We have the same thing here on Mullholland highway in Malibu, they have some In San Diego too. I have a shot of every bike i have owned from them on the wall in my garage. Ours are only there on the weekends though.
 

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We have the same thing here on Mullholland highway in Malibu, they have some In San Diego too. I have a shot of every bike i have owned from them on the wall in my garage. Ours are only there on the weekends though.
Is Mullholland where all those rnickeymouse videos are from. Look like a cool place.
 

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The Dragon is a cool road but more so for sport bikes and the like, not really a cruiser road. The curves are really tight so you gotta watch for stuff to drag if you are mounted low. I've seen firsthand a few cruisers off the road due to inexperience in tight curves, they bottom out and flip across the road into the ditch. At the Gap, that can be a problem when the ditch is the edge of a wooded cliff.

I actually prefer some of the surrounding roads such as the Cherahola Skyway, Hwy 28 and the Foothills Parkway north of the Dragon. Nice sweeping curves and you can cruise along at a nice easy clip. Of course the Blue Ridge Parkway is always a must when you are riding in the Appalachians.
 

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The Dragon is a cool road but more so for sport bikes and the like, not really a cruiser road. The curves are really tight so you gotta watch for stuff to drag if you are mounted low. I've seen firsthand a few cruisers off the road due to inexperience in tight curves, they bottom out and flip across the road into the ditch. At the Gap, that can be a problem when the ditch is the edge of a wooded cliff.

I actually prefer some of the surrounding roads such as the Cherahola Skyway, Hwy 28 and the Foothills Parkway north of the Dragon. Nice sweeping curves and you can cruise along at a nice easy clip. Of course the Blue Ridge Parkway is always a must when you are riding in the Appalachians.
I am a little concerned about that as well and I definitely have the Cherohala Skyway and Blue Ridge Pkwy in my sights. I do prefer gentler sweeping curves to tight twisty roads, but I guess I just want to give it one shot to say I did it.
 

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That's a stock turn signal, it just looks bright orange because it caught the light just right.

How big is the dude in the third pic? That C50 looks like a Sportster with him on it!

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Actually it is a reflector. I know because mine "magically disappeared."
**** Gremlins...
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Hey cool, browsing the M50 forum and stumbled across the actual pink Rhino-liner bike (actually she said its called Line-X ) .
Not sure if you can see the pics unless you're a member, I joined over there awhile ago.



New pipes on the market! - Page 2
 

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Not me. Here's my pic from Saturday:



And here's my friend Robbie on his 99 Intruder 1500:

 

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Thanks Whisky, I meant to look for your pics since I read about you going to the gap last weekend and dealing with the rain.
I was going to drop them in this thread, but I could have sworn the title was Volusias on the Dragon. :bigoops:

It was just coincidence that it happened to surface again... or maybe it was fate... :shades:
 

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Returned to ride it again last Friday. Was just as much fun the 2nd time around.



I had no idea how close my pipes come to dragging on the right side, but the floorboard does scrape first. :)

 
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