Meh, the Dragon. It's a jerk-off playground. Give me the Cherohola anyday or the BRP, I had much more fun.
The Dragon was just a technical PITA. I don't need to be running the Connie at 8 grand on the tach just to negotiate a road. It was fun though. Have to do it once I guess and put your little dragon sticker on the bike.
hmmmm have to differ here, maybe it's something to do with the difference between a connie and a feej?
I'd much prefer the Dragon and would do it in 3rd gear pretty much the whole way (2nd in those really tight 350's). Plenty of torque for the corners and run it up to 7 or 8k in the straights... for a second or two, hey anybody can go fast in a straight line, no point in that.
The issues with the Cherohala or BRP, imho, is that yer gonna need to be going about 90 if you want to lean that bad boy over. The Dragon is peg scraping heaven. Technical? you bet yer arse, probably one of the top technical roads to ride in our Country. I love it.
+1, The Dragon is where people who need to be seen/photographed ride. IMO too many cops, Harleys, car clubs, trucks, newbies slaying the dragon to get T-shirt/sticker. Its actaully a dangerous road due to the other vehicles on it.
I rode it 20+ years ago when the speed limit was 55 and very few knew of it. It is just a tourist trap now.
I much prefer US28 south of 19/74, it's twisty, scenic, under patrolled, and still 55 MPH.
Not if you go during the week. And pretty early morning. I've ridden on early weekdays and sometimes seen not a single other vehicle. Other times as little as 2 or 3 tops. I wouldn't go on a weekend, almost like asking to crash.