Day two at the dragon! For all of our dragon run coverage, CLICK HERE.
We awoke Saturday to a light dusting of snow in Bryson City, but thankfully nothing major! However, we were a little worried about what the higher elevations would bring.
Here are a few shots of the cars that were in town for the Dragon Run with us. Many of these guys drove through the night in salt and snow to get here!
A few of our non-Mustang participants.
Saturday morning drivers meeting.
After scraping the snow and ice off, we headed out for our first stop for gas in Robbinsville, North Carolina. We went through some snow on the side of the road at higher elevations on our way, but nothing major.
The lady at the gas station said there was five inches of snow up on the skyway, but without real proof, all we could do is press on!
We arrived at our first destination, The Tail Of The Dragon and head inside to grab some official souvenirs a the Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort.
The tree of shame, hopefully there are no Mustang parts here at the end of the day!
And then, it was time to tame the dragon. I don’t have any photos because obviously I was driving, but I do have tons of go pro footage. As of writing this however, I don’t have it uploaded yet, but when I do, it will all be posted HERE.
We stopped by the lake to regroup, catch our breath and share a few fist bumps after the awesome experience of running the dragon!
From there, we headed back through the dragon for a more “spirited run”. We met back at Killboy’s and then headed back across the street to grab a bite to eat at The Dragon’s Den Pub.
If you are in the are, The Dragon’s Den Pub is a great place to eat. They got our group of almost 30 in and out in less than a half hour, plus the food is pretty dang good too!
After lunch, we headed out for the Cherohla Skyway, “The Mile High Legend”. As we climbed in elevation, the temperature quickly began to drop. By the time we reached the summit, it was 28 degrees.
Our initial plans were to run the skyway all the way to Tellico Plains, TN, then stop on the way back for a roadside picnic. But with the temperature as cold as it was we aborted that lunch plan in favor of the warm meal we had earlier at the dragon’s den, so for time’s sake we just ran to the summit and then turned around and came back. A few pictures from the top, plenty of snow up there!
The ride down the mountain was a little more sketchy than the right up. Much of the snow hadn’t melted off the inside lane that was still in the shade so we some turns were certainly more interesting than others!
Once down we stopped to top off with gas and then headed back for Bryson City.
After a hard days work, some of our pony’s got a much deserved bath before dinner!
Donnie from Boosted Performance being a sweet heart and washing both his new 2015 as well as Travis’ 2014.
And then it was time to eat! It’s safe to say no one went away from this cook out hungry! Thanks to Rick and everyone who helped out man the grill!
How many SEFB members does it take to put together a “no tools required” simple grill?
Let the feast begin!
Big thanks to Travis for bringing us some of his new Jack Daniels ribs from his company Spartanburg Meats!
As the sun went down, it quickly got cold! But no problems, where there is fire, there is heat!
Need more wood!
And then the fire started……But hey, we were warm!!