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Gonna ride the Dragon next week. Brother and I plan to be in the area on Wednesday. Other than that I hope to find one of those snake churches for a service and hit Nashville Music scene for a nite. Probably ride back North thru Bardstown and Whiskey row. Any suggestions for other fun in central TN or KY that won't involve a hospital? We have blocked out Wed to Sun. Any suggestions welcomed.
 

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If you are making a trip to the dragon you might want to check out the cherohola skyway as well as the hellbender (now called the moonshiner 28) if you are looking for good twisty mountain roads with great views.

A good ride is to take a pass or two through the dragon then head south on 129 to 143 (gas station on the corner and it heads to cherohola skyway) cross the 60 miles on the skyway and grab a bite to eat at the tellico beach dairy queen (A TN version of DQ with great cheap food) then head to 360 (turn right) takes you to venore (another possible gas stop) once in venore (turn right on 411) take 411 back to 72 (another right) and that will take you right back to 129 north of the foothills parkway by a few miles. I know it sounds like a lot of hastle to keep up with the directions but it makes for a great afternoon's ride with lots of twisties and mountain views.

If you are staying anywhere near pigeon forge or gatlinburg a trip through the smoky mountain park and a trip across the foothills parkway will get you to the dragon from the northern side of the smokys.

I've been going to deal's gap a few times a year since early 1995....back before it was in every magazine and travel brochure.

If you need a few maps or more info on good rides in the area around the dragon visit www.tailofthedragon.com and click on any of the maps and info on the left hand side.

If you've never been there before here's a pass on the dragon I shot back in March of this year with the car....had to break into 2 parts due to length of the video and youtube rules.

http://youtu.be/PCSZ0o069Lg <--- part 1

http://youtu.be/JbePhonCyqA <--- part 2

http://youtu.be/rh1A6h30miw <---- bridal veil falls on the moonshiner 28

Dragon Slayer 129
 

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Thanks for the links and utube dragon slayer. I watched 4 minutes of part 1 and decided I wanted to see the rest in person for the 1st time.

Retro08..I will send you a note Tuesday evening.
 

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My son and I did the dragon and the skyway last October...the best trip we've been on. If you're gonna spend time in Nashville, get downtown and go to the Wild horse saloon. Get there before 6 or so and no cover. They have great food, and free live music. The bands are great.
 
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