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dbworld4k 06-18-2012 08:45 PM

|| 1 Driver, 2 Days, 4 wheels carving up some mountain roads || *HD video*
 

Took off on a whim to drive 420mi to the Tail of the Dragon on the weekend of June 16th. I have been here during Spring 2010 and 2011, but not this year. Seeing as it was only a 6hour drive I figured why not? I love driving, and I love my car so it only made sense to head down on a random and spontaneous decision!

Footage was recorded using a GoPro Hero2 HD camera mounted on various spots on the vehicle, while driving US129 and the surrounding roads. If you are a true car enthusiast, you HAVE to experience these roads.

Hope you guys enjoy the clip! *th-up*

propr'one 06-18-2012 09:25 PM

*th-up*

Nice to see the pss's workin' like they 'spose

KIRASIR 06-19-2012 01:26 AM

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Nice! I was there with a friend at the end of April this year (co-driving).
Dragon is definitely a road that one must drive at least once in a life time.

The drive was 1400km each way through..:(

sproule905 06-19-2012 06:43 AM

Nooice! This is something I'd want to do on a street bike and not a car, but still cool to see!

Did ya get a tshirt?

fitter527 06-19-2012 10:46 AM

awesome video.i would have rather heard the engine than the music.looks like alot of fun.

740-iLL 06-19-2012 11:03 AM

Great vid!

///M_AMAZIN 06-19-2012 12:37 PM

Nice poke ...
Sounds like a fun trip

dbworld4k 06-24-2012 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1571615)
*th-up*

Nice to see the pss's workin' like they 'spose

Yup. Pretty damn cool, bu it's proof the rear springs are too damn soft :D
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Originally Posted by KIRASIR (Post 1571656)
Nice! I was there with a friend at the end of April this year (co-driving).
Dragon is definitely a road that one must drive at least once in a life time.

The drive was 1400km each way through..:(

It's worth it thought. A few of us make that trip down every year. 14hours isn't a long enough drive IMO! Then again something's wrong with me.
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Originally Posted by sproule905 (Post 1571673)
Nooice! This is something I'd want to do on a street bike and not a car, but still cool to see!

Did ya get a tshirt?

It's just as fun in a car. The lateral G's you experience if you drive the road hard are pretty intense. Some passengers even got nauseated in the past - myself included.
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Originally Posted by fitter527 (Post 1571709)
awesome video.i would have rather heard the engine than the music.looks like alot of fun.

That was the plan, but at those speed you barely hear the intake :(
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Originally Posted by 740-iLL (Post 1571713)
Great vid!

Thanks bro!
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Originally Posted by ///M_AMAZIN (Post 1571748)
Nice poke ...
Sounds like a fun trip

Yeah these V12 EVOs stretch pretty hard. Didn't realize the rear poked that much til I saw the angles. Fun = huge understatement.

PaulG 06-25-2012 02:26 AM

Excellent video!!! Thanks for sharing.

dbworld4k 07-07-2012 02:37 PM

Damn it. I wanna go back again. Lol.

sproule905 07-08-2012 09:33 AM

t shirt?

dbworld4k 07-09-2012 05:18 PM

^LOL! No, I didn't I have a few memorabilia from previous adventures at The Dragon over the years.

Steve30 07-09-2012 07:54 PM

I'm assuming you're using the gopro right? I just got the hero2 and I did a test video with it and got quite a bit of wind noise. Are you using the waterproof backing or the skeleton?

dbworld4k 07-10-2012 03:34 PM

Yeah I used a Hero2 as well. There was nothing to be done about the wind noise at high speeds :(

I believe I used the waterproof mount during this video.

njansenv 07-10-2012 04:19 PM

We had our honeymoon in the area, and spent quite a bit of time on the Dragon. Fantastic road, but there are other (arguably better) roads in the area with WAY less traffic/attention. It's a beautiful area, with the Smokey Mt. National park nearby and plenty of things to see and do. WELL worth the drive.


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