Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Deals Gap on the Tail of the Dragon

 As posted yesterday, the Tail of the Dragon is an 11 mile stretch of US 129 that runs from Tennessee to North Carolina, through the Smoky Mountains.  Deals Gap is a motel/pub and grill/store "Motorcycle Resort" that serves the motorcycle-riding public and is located at Deals Gap, North Carolina.  We concluded our drive of the dragon's tail by stopping at the Gap for a quick pit stop.

 As noted yesterday, the myths abound, and there are tales of scores of riders killed every year, although other sources indicate it is only one or two--not minimizing the one or two, but it is a far cry from 20-30.  According to the Blount County Rescue Squad, there is an average of 1400 vehicles per day, and an average of 2.5 deaths per year.


Next up, we'll mosey on down some more twisty turns to Cheoah Dam on the Little Tennessee River.


Beth said...

Love the art work! Looks like a mini-Sturgis.

Suzassippi said...

Great isn't it? There were sooooo many of them! It was fun to see where all they were from, as many of them were in a club and had on their jackets with the club names.