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Just got back from riding the back of the Dragon... Rt 16 between Marion & Tazewell.
First time riding it on the k1200lt... Had a blast and can really throw it around those twisties.

Awesome ride and will be even better when I get my Russell seat on it in October!!
1000 miles in two & half days puts a strain on the old @rse cheeks!!
 

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Just got back from riding the back of the Dragon... Rt 16 between Marion & Tazewell.
First time riding it on the k1200lt... Had a blast and can really throw it around those twisties.

Awesome ride and will be even better when I get my Russell seat on it in October!!
1000 miles in two & half days puts a strain on the old @rse cheeks!!
I heard about the Back of the Dragon last year. I have relatives in Bluefield VA and have considered riding up to see them and having a run at it while there but it is a long ride for me to get there. I normally cage it.
 

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I heard about the Back of the Dragon last year. I have relatives in Bluefield VA and have considered riding up to see them and having a run at it while there but it is a long ride for me to get there. I normally cage it.
Definitely worth your while. I rode this from Marion to Beckley and it was a fun ride. Stopped at a couple covered bridges and had a great ride. I much prefer this to Tail of the Dragon which is way over rated. This has nice road for the most part and very light traffic and no cops.
 

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Yea. I've done that road. Very nice and less crowded. Another one is Rt 60 from outside Charleston WV to Hico. Also a fun one is Rt 50 between I 79 in Clarksburg WV and Gormania. Stop at the roadside store in Rowlesburg called coolspring park. If Mr Haney from green acres built a roadside store, this would be it. They have a little diner inside with good roadside eats. While your there. Shop around. It's very interesting. Pick up a cured ham or a sack of bacon.
 

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i did the tail of the Dragon ( california / Oregon ) on my Duke and waiting to try it on the LT after i get use to chucking 1000lbs around
will put my go-pro on and share
 

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I've rode it twice in the rain. Maybe someday it will be dry when I ride it again. Great road & a few good views.
 
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