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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Another Dragon run?

While surfing the web I came across this, www.backofthedragon.com and I was wondering if anybody drove this in a smart. Supposedly 216 curves in 32 miles, It runs from Tazewell, Va to Marion, Va and sounds like it might make a nice weekend get together for Va and NC smart drivers. It looks like rt 16 is very close to WVa. It might make a side trip for northeasterners to/from the OTD IV. I want to try it this spring but make a weekend out of it.
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While surfing the web I came across this, www.backofthedragon.com and I was wondering if anybody drove this in a smart. Supposedly 216 curves in 32 miles, It runs from Tazewell, Va to Marion, Va and sounds like it might make a nice weekend get together for Va and NC smart drivers. It looks like rt 16 is very close to WVa. It might make a side trip for northeasterners to/from the OTD IV. I want to try it this spring but make a weekend out of it.
Sounds like a lot of fun. Id be up for such a run.
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It's 318 curves in 11 miles. A lot of fun even if raining. Be careful tho - It can snow up there near the border into late Spring.
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Cool. A different Dragon and closer to home. Actually, a much more northern section of Rt 16 runs right through Clay County where I live and it keeps going all the way to the Ohio river near Marietta, OH. Those are some rural areas of WV and it's probably similar through VA. Should be nice and twisty!
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This does sound like a good run, only about 5 hours from Northern Va!
I'll watch the thread for updates!
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Hmmm, what a thought.
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It's 318 curves in 11 miles. A lot of fun even if raining. Be careful tho - It can snow up there near the border into late Spring.
That's the tail of the dragon, we're talking dragon's back, 216 curves in 32 miles. Not as curvy, different location, not as well known, also in Va not NC
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Lessee, if I left after work on a Friday, drive rt 58 until dark, find a motel and drive it Saturday morning...yeah it's doable, maybe twice, then back on 58 to home. Yeehaa! Road trip! maybe even get a dragonmaster sticker fro the 'Rover
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I thought of something bad

I got it. We have The Tail - The Back - what about the Head with those teeth and the fire. Our plastic bods and limited warranty don't have a chance. That would be bad to the bone - or charcoal...whatever.
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I got it. We have The Tail - The Back - what about the Head with those teeth and the fire. Our plastic bods and limited warranty don't have a chance. That would be bad to the bone - or charcoal...whatever.
Isn't there a volcano somewhere with a fun drive to the top? Oregon?
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