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Where's Bill?
June 28, 2009

Starting point:
Asheville, NC
Ending point:
Knoxville, TN
Weather:
Cold at 5,000' on Blue Ridge Pkwy; warm in the valleys; rain on the Dragon
Miles today:
211 / 7448 total
Total states:
16 + D.C.

Today's Video
Tail of the Dragon
(In the rain)

Trip Notes:
Go figure--22.5 days on the road and only a spritz of rain. The day I hit the world famous Tail of the Dragon, a very twisty road, it dumps.

This morning I finished Blue Ridge Parkway. This was the best section--rivers nearby and a route that dipped and snaked up to 6,000 feet.

Then it was down to the valley and up to Deals Gap where Tail of the Dragon begins. And today the rain began.

This 11-mile section of US-129 has 318 turns, reputed to be a major challenge. In a way it was, but with proper safety, especially speed, it was not that difficult. The fact that I made my run late Sunday afternoon probably reduced the risk of others on the road who don't drive carefully.   South Grade Road to Palomar Mtn is much more difficult.

Made it to Knoxville but at 6 p.m. The thunder and lightning began with rain not far off.

 

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