|Why is this man smiling? Because he's leaving the motel in Lexington en-route to the Dragon.|
Our triennial family reunion is in the Smoky Mountains again this year. That's how I discovered the Tail of the Dragon. Having heard about it, I took the opportunity of the 2011 reunion to check it out. It didn't disappoint: this will be my seventh attempt at slaying. The GoPro battery is charged, and my cuz is bringing one of his toys.
I had hoped to take my Mustang, to see if I can handle a broadsword as well as Watchtower does. It can be done: I've seen him do it. But, to put it another way, trying to slay the Dragon with a Mustang seems to me to be like doing a gymkhana in a Winnebago.
However, the weather in KY and TN is not cooperating with my Doesn't See Rain Rule for my 'Stang. So I will again attack the Dragon with a Bowie Knife--my Civic Si. The ideal weapon for slaying is a Stiletto: a small rear-drive car with strong torque, to rotate the car in mid-corner. But the grin factor remains high in my Si.
Having become a Dragon regular (plenty of previous posts), I may not return with much that's blogworthy. Amazingly, there are no car or bike club events scheduled for the next two weekends. That bodes well for unobstructed passes mid-week. And you never know what or who you might see in the parking lots of the DGMR and the TotD Store.