Sympathy for the Devil aka Poot, Poot, the (magic) Dragon

Discussion in 'BearClaw Corner' started by Journeyman28778, Nov 5, 2019.

Tags:
  1. Journeyman28778

    Journeyman28778 "And this one is just right" ~ Goldilocks

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    508
    Featured Threads:
    22
    Likes Received:
    816
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Swannanoa, NC 28778 USA
    Ride:
    '11 Rocket III Roadster
    I knew better than to use the Dragon as part of route to see my buddy in Crossville, TN. There was a car show Saturday and it was a complete zoo. One nice new car (Lexus?) overtook a turn and went straight across the road into a tree- totaled. Just glad that I or someone else wasn’t in that opposing lane, which is surprising considering how crazy busy it was.

    The Dragon is just quite the scene. It’s the place to get your T-shirt, get your picture taken, and then to brag about it to your friends. Yeah, yeah, if you’ve never done it, OK, go, once. There’s just way too many Yahoos- I’m done with it and will take a longer route next time.

    Sunday, was much better. I did my second ever run on The Devil’s Triangle, which is just north of Oak Ridge. This is the place to go if you really want to be tested, even riding at a moderate clip. I shot some helmet cam footage, but as always it can’t come close to doing justice to the experience. Here’s what I put in the video description….

    You'd be wise not to push too hard, as you'll encounter undulating twisty road, unusual road banks, areas of poor pavement, gravel, wet leaves, and sudden drops to the side with no guard rails….. Maybe this is why I only saw three bikes and a handful of cars on the entire 44 mile run.

    Here’s a two-minute clip showing some of the terrain. If you’re ever out that way I highly recommend that you check it out.

     
    tribal, Troy, Paul Bryant and 9 others like this.
  2. EasTexRIII

    EasTexRIII Uneasy Rider

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    8,583
    Featured Threads:
    23
    Media:
    16
    Likes Received:
    17,232
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Tyler, Tx
    Ride:
    05 Rocket III, Trek Road bike, Trek Mountain bike
    That was one of the great rides @rainman & @sweettennbabe took us on during the RAA East 2018 out of Stearns, Ky last year - Yup, great riding
     
  3. Stillserving

    Stillserving Supercharged

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    452
    Featured Threads:
    4
    Likes Received:
    881
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Southern MD
    Ride:
    86' Magna, 2017 R3R
    I did the triangle, the dragon's tail, the dragon's back, the snake and a few others a few year's back in a big circular route w/ my brother. The devil's triangle is definitely a fun ride. The elevation changes, hairpins, drop offs w/ no guardrails, nonexistent shoulders, etc. made it a cool ride!
     
  4. TURBO200R4

    TURBO200R4 stand up straight and grab the world by the a$$

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    4,765
    Featured Threads:
    6
    Likes Received:
    3,910
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    TUCSON AZ
    Ride:
    07 rocket III classic
    i would defiantly need a buddy on that run. (just in case):whitstling:
     
    Old N' Grumpy and TRIIICK like this.
  5. 1K9

    1K9 Big Cruisers 4 Me

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    3,183
    Featured Threads:
    1
    Media:
    16
    Likes Received:
    3,511
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Clear Lake / Houston, Texas
    Ride:
    2007 Rocket III
    Yeahh that was a great ride. I ran over the fog line twice. Chit my pants. Shoulder.... hahaha just a sharp drop into the abizzzzz
     
  6. atlsrt44

    atlsrt44 Turbocharged

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    883
    Featured Threads:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1,672
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Location:
    Atlanta, Ga
    Ride:
    2018 rocket 3 roadster
    Yeah I avoid the dragon. Last time I did it was on like a Tuesday morning lol.

    I'll stick to the georgia dragon
     
  7. Journeyman28778

    Journeyman28778 "And this one is just right" ~ Goldilocks

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    508
    Featured Threads:
    22
    Likes Received:
    816
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Swannanoa, NC 28778 USA
    Ride:
    '11 Rocket III Roadster
    The Back of The Dragon (VA) is pretty sweet too, as is The Snake (NC) someone mentioned earlier. So many good routes, not enough time.

    Sorry to go Dragon bashing on ya'll, but I would be surprised if any locals on here would disagree.
     
    TURBO200R4 and rainman like this.
  8. Dr.D

    Dr.D Octane Boost

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    1,756
    Featured Threads:
    13
    Likes Received:
    3,413
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    Tazewell TN
    Ride:
    Indians and the R3 2014 Roadster
    I’m local and agree. We ride the Dragon if we have to to get somewhere. There are only so many routes over the mountains to NC. 441 super sucks for traffic and I really avoid it. The DT is one of the best and we ride it a lot. There are a couple roads in Hancock Co. that are equally as good with very little traffic. Make a date with us next year and we’ll ride them with you.:thumbsup:
     
  9. rainman

    rainman Seabee can do

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    3,214
    Featured Threads:
    127
    Media:
    45
    Likes Received:
    4,010
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    niota tn
    Ride:
    06 classic 2012 victory xr
    If u ride the triangle in the opposite direction it is a totally different ride
     
    TURBO200R4 and Journeyman28778 like this.
  10. Stillserving

    Stillserving Supercharged

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    452
    Featured Threads:
    4
    Likes Received:
    881
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Southern MD
    Ride:
    86' Magna, 2017 R3R
    Which way is better? When I rode it I started by the prison (riding clockwise-IIRC?). what's that the western side?
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice