10-06-2011, 12:36 PM
Re: Tail of the dragon advice
You need to be aware of law enforcement throughout that entire area.
I got a ticket on Hwy 28 between Deals Gap and Fontana Village by a cop stuck in traffic going the other way who could have not gotten any accurate gage on my speed (as well as the other 2 vettes I was traveling with who also go tickets). On another trip a "lagging car" got nailed when he sped up on a straight section on Hwy 129/72 on the north side of the lake.
Off the dragon it is local revenue generation............. I got 3 letters from local lawyers within a couple of days after getting my ticket. I sent him something like $250, he got it reduced to 5 over and I just had to pay the fine, and it never showed up on my record. $250 for the lawyer, $200 or so to the local county, and nothing on my record. Everyone ends up happy, or sort of.
I would also suggest 129/72 on the north side of the lake over to 411. More of a great sweeping road than the the Dragon.
Cherahola is a great drive to.
BTW, I never plan to go back and do the Dragon again................. just way to crowded, crazy, and too great of a chance to get in trouble one way or the other. You got to do it at least once, just be careful.
As a final side note, doing the Dragon in my CooperS was actually more fun than the CaymanS. Small and nimble is what the Dragon all about. I did both trips with the same group of friends that drive Vettes, and at no point could they pull me in the Mini (or Cayman of course).
__________________ In2Esses 2006 CaymanS - Black/Black
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Last edited by In2Esses; 10-06-2011 at 12:42 PM.