I just can’t get enough of the Deal’s Gap area and the great Smoky Mountains. Shawn and I had a great time (be sure to check out the photo gallery called Deal’s Gap in the links above) and I did *not* want to come back home! There’s no better feeling than that of having the bikes packed and being on a trip.
We headed out early Saturday morning and were lucky enough to miss rain (though we wisely stopped at our shop--Honda/Suzuki/Yamaha of Cool Springs--and picked up two sets of Frogg Toggs rain gear first). Before checking in at the Kickstand Lodge, we stopped at our favorite mountain oasis: the Hellbender Pitstop and met up with some friends from the Beginners & Beyond motorcycle forum.
Later in the weekend, I had Yellow Wolf film my dragon ride (I truly love riding the Dragon, though I get super nervous each time). Since I’m doing a track day at Barber next weekend, I wanted to film a before and after Dragon ride to see if my cornering skills improve after a day of racing school. Wish me luck!