It has been at least five years since the last time I was up here in the mountains. It is a beautiful place to visit with spectacular views and, of course, some fantastic roads.
This morning I got up early and headed out to Deal’s Gap to do my first run on the Tail of the Dragon in five years. I took it easy on the out run, giving myself time to recall as much of the road as I could. On the trip back I pressed it much harder really getting into the road and the turns. While there are 318 turns and many of them very tight, they are all nicely banked giving you substancial grip as you throttle your way around each bend.
Here is a photo from the drive after my return run. It is not the Dragon, but like many of the roads around here it is full of curves and fantastic views.