Our day started fairly early Thursday morning September 15. It was cool and rainy, that’s why we are all bundled up for our 200 mile ride to Eastern Tennessee. Some of the best motorcycling roads in our country are located around Townsend, and that is our destination. The “Tail of the Dragon” is just one of the many roads in that beautiful part of the world. It is called the Dragon because of it’s 318 curves in just 11 miles! This attracts bikers (and sports car owners) from all over the country that want to ride it at least once so they can say they did. I had never done it before this trip, and it has been on my “roads to ride” list for years.
OK, so we may not be pretty, but we are fairly warm. Besides, it really didn’t matter, we had a lot of excitement and expectation that provided adrenaline to keep us going. Tom and Barbara were our Road Captains, and did an incredible job of getting us safely there!
Tom giving us some last minute instructions before we pray and hit the road
Nothing like Cracker Barrel soup when you are cold and damp!
Yes, that is rain! No worries, I’m shooting the brand new Nikon Coolpix AW100…totally waterproof! (only $379.00)
The owners of this shop are incredible people! They allow us to set up our tents for two days in their parking lot and treat us like family while we are there. They have a great selection of Motor Clothes especially “Dragon” shirts if you are looking to add to your collection.
Here is a look at our set up. Breakfast all the staples, Krispy Kreme’s coffee and juice. Later in the day: ice cold water, G2, popcorn, snow cones, and candy. We had another table set up where they could take anything or everything. Biker bibles with stories, bibles alone, tracks, maps of the area, , sunscreen, and lots of other goodies.
So much more to tell, but I will do that in the next entry.