My wife is so cool I can't believe it. When Mike called and suggested we hit the road for a quick trip to the Tail of The Dragon I thought I would be left behind for sure. Mike mapped out the some of the best roads in three states ending in Piegon Forge,Tennessee. We met up on Hwy. 76 after an early morning assault on 197 woke me up. With a great route, the trip to the Dragon was as much fun as being there! When we arrived at the Dragon we found the store closed for the season. From the store we rode at a good pace with light traffic and most cars moving over quickly. At the over look we met a father and son on Blackbirds and an interesting fellow on a custom Yamaha. We all rode from the overlook back to the store and then over to the Foothills Parkway before parting ways with the fellow on the custom. After some good food and a short ride down the strip we said our goodbyes to our friends on the Blackbirds and relaxed. Just after sunrise we made our way back across The Foothills Parkway heading for the Dragon. What we found was an empty stretch of road dry and unpatrolled that morning. When we ripped into the store it was my fastest ride on the Dragon thanks to the fact that we only saw about ten cars the whole length of the Dragon, all going the other direction. The Cherahola was next followed by a return to the best unknown road in N.Carolina! From Franklin we rolled back to Atlanta.