How To Ride - Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap (2023)

The Tail of the Dragon is not a difficult road to ride. And with a few tips and tricks, it can be an unforgettable experience.

TRUCKS ON THE DRAGON. It is now illegal for trucks longer than 30 feet to operate on the Tail of the Dragon. However, it is not uncommon to see trucks that are either lost or using US129 as a shortcut. Read the historyof this long battle to ban trucks on the Tail of the Dragon.

Trucks are usually traveling slow allowing you time to take precautions. Watch for signals from traffic coming at you. Many times they will escort a big truck over the Dragon and wave a warning to you to pull over. Ignore these warnings at your own peril.

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