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Old 06-18-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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|| 1 Driver, 2 Days, 4 wheels carving up some mountain roads || *HD video*


http://vimeo.com/44276568
Make sure to watch it in full-res

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!
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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Nice to see the pss's workin' like they 'spose
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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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..
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:43 AM   #4
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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?
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:46 AM   #5
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awesome video.i would have rather heard the engine than the music.looks like alot of fun.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #6
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Great vid!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:37 PM   #7
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Nice poke ...
Sounds like a fun trip
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:59 PM   #8
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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
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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..
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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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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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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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.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:26 AM   #9
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Excellent video!!! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:37 PM   #10
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Damn it. I wanna go back again. Lol.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #12
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^LOL! No, I didn't I have a few memorabilia from previous adventures at The Dragon over the years.
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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?
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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.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #15
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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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