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Is that the bike that met the horse running across the road?
Nope, that's one prior -- my 2014. My last trip to the Dragon was in October of '16. I was just playing with the new site format and thought I'd show off some of my favorite pictures of me on the bike.
 

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Nice work ! Looking very calm and poised while riding that beauty into the curves (y)(y)
 

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There's not a speck of dirt on that bike!
 

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Great photos tearing it up! I've never been there. I'm looking to go at some point and see what all the fuss is about. It would be nice to have photos like that, are they easy to acquire?

On another note, I grew up in Northern California in a small town called Weaverville. Some of the best riding in the US (if you like twisties) is in that area. In particular, Route 299 from Whiskeytown lake outside of Redding to Eureka is just amazing, I highly recommend it if you your ever in the area. I'll have to compare The Dragon with that section of 299. Anybody who has ridden both let us know how they compare! :)
Is the Dragon popular because it's east coast and there just aren't many roads like that out here?

Here is a very small part of that section in CA for reference.

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Great photos tearing it up! I've never been there. I'm looking to go at some point and see what all the fuss is about. It would be nice to have photos like that, are they easy to acquire?

On another note, I grew up in Northern California in a small town called Weaverville. Some of the best riding in the US (if you like twisties) is in that area. In particular, Route 299 from Whiskeytown lake outside of Redding to Eureka is just amazing, I highly recommend it if you your ever in the area. I'll have to compare The Dragon with that section of 299. Anybody who has ridden both let us know how they compare! :)
Is the Dragon popular because it's east coast and there just aren't many roads like that out here?

Here is a very small part of that section in CA for reference.

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I drove through there in early January towing my GTL on a trailer through a snowstorm the day after having my RDL built. I had made a note I wanted to come back and ride those roads in the summer months!
 

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Great photos tearing it up! I've never been there. I'm looking to go at some point and see what all the fuss is about. It would be nice to have photos like that, are they easy to acquire?

On another note, I grew up in Northern California in a small town called Weaverville. Some of the best riding in the US (if you like twisties) is in that area. In particular, Route 299 from Whiskeytown lake outside of Redding to Eureka is just amazing, I highly recommend it if you your ever in the area. I'll have to compare The Dragon with that section of 299. Anybody who has ridden both let us know how they compare! :)
Is the Dragon popular because it's east coast and there just aren't many roads like that out here?

Here is a very small part of that section in CA for reference.

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Hopefully, it was my latest trip there and not my last! I Googled Weaverville and it certainly looks like you grew up in motorcycling heaven. Very nice. Some of the roads coming out of the Sequoias are incredible, that I know. The Dragon is a fantastic road, no doubt about it, but there are many, many great motorcycling roads in that part of the country. Of course, that's true of much of California and the western U.S., too. So many roads, so little time!
 

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There's not a speck of dirt on that bike!
LOL! I knew I was going to get my picture taken so, of course, I combed my hair, straightened my tie, and made sure my suit was freshly pressed. ?
 

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Nice ! Looks like your driving light is skimming the pavement.
Ha! Not quite. That said, if you zoom in on that first pic you can see that my boot -- my "feeler" -- IS skimming the pavement. That's about as far as I'm willing to lean the big girl! Geez, I want to ride those kinds of roads again! Motorcycle nirvana.
 

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Great photos tearing it up! I've never been there. I'm looking to go at some point and see what all the fuss is about. It would be nice to have photos like that, are they easy to acquire?

On another note, I grew up in Northern California in a small town called Weaverville. Some of the best riding in the US (if you like twisties) is in that area. In particular, Route 299 from Whiskeytown lake outside of Redding to Eureka is just amazing, I highly recommend it if you your ever in the area. I'll have to compare The Dragon with that section of 299. Anybody who has ridden both let us know how they compare! :)
Is the Dragon popular because it's east coast and there just aren't many roads like that out here?

Here is a very small part of that section in CA for reference.

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I'm in Santa Clara and will try to head up 5 to 299 sometime this spring. Thanks for the tip!
 

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Great photos tearing it up! I've never been there. I'm looking to go at some point and see what all the fuss is about. It would be nice to have photos like that, are they easy to acquire?

On another note, I grew up in Northern California in a small town called Weaverville. Some of the best riding in the US (if you like twisties) is in that area. In particular, Route 299 from Whiskeytown lake outside of Redding to Eureka is just amazing, I highly recommend it if you your ever in the area. I'll have to compare The Dragon with that section of 299. Anybody who has ridden both let us know how they compare! :)
Is the Dragon popular because it's east coast and there just aren't many roads like that out here?

Here is a very small part of that section in CA for reference.

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I'm a huge fan of the Dragon (the whole area really, Dragon's just the Crown Jewel because there's no crossroads or driveways.)

They photograph pretty much everyone, you just need to go to the website, choose your style of bike, and then scroll through the chronologically listed photos for sale. (There no hurry, either.) Downside is the roads are busy till about 6 o'clock, then most of the Harley's are gone (no offense, but they just don't perform like the big K, and are painfully slow to follow.) And after 6, the photographers go home too.

That being said, I found Northern California even more fun. The corners aren't as tight, but this allows for a whole lot more speed, which is fun AF, and the roads I stumbled upon to fall in love with weren't anywhere close to as busy.

I doubt the Dragon will disappoint you, but I don't think you'll find it as extraordinary as most of us who live in boring riding States.

I only got photos from when I rode into town last Summer, still loaded for Bear, so not as cool as the OP's.
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@Bill Ward, that's a mighty fine looking bike you've got there! I see you've gone to the dark side. ;)
 
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