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      04-08-2012, 08:49 AM   #23
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I don't know why I torture myself reading posts like this- It just makes me *need* and E90 M3 more and more.
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      04-08-2012, 08:49 AM   #24
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looks like fun.
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      04-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #25
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Nice write-up and pictures of your journey ... thanks for sharing
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      04-08-2012, 10:27 AM   #26
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Nice read.

I actually live in Ooltewah and have never gone to the Tail of the Dragon even though I'm so close. In fact I just heard of this famous road last year. I plan on going soon.

Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, and yeah, you need to get out there. You're lucky to have such an amazing, world class road so nearby. Be safe and watch for Troopers and bikers...

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The need is both perceived and real! It's a great car on so many levels, but based upon your sig you look like you're doing just fine. Enjoy.

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Nice write-up and pictures of your journey ... thanks for sharing
Definitely was and thank you!
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      04-08-2012, 10:43 AM   #27
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      04-08-2012, 10:45 AM   #28
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We just missed each other

I was on the Dragon from March 29th through April 1st. I actually thought highway 28 or the "moonshiners run" was great also. Greater distance between turns and the ability to build more speed. The parkway through the smoky mountains national park was also great for photo ops.
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      04-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #29
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I was on the Dragon from March 29th through April 1st. I actually thought highway 28 or the "moonshiners run" was great also. Greater distance between turns and the ability to build more speed. The parkway through the smoky mountains national park was also great for photo ops.
Sweet... I'll keep that in mind for next time. In my research I'd seen that there were a number of great roads in the area, but I only had time for one, so the Dragon it was.

Like I said, I think I will go back for a couple of days to drive the Dragon again and explore surrounding roads.
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      04-08-2012, 11:52 AM   #30
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Great trip! I have a good friend who lives in Maryville, TN...that place is like a playground with the roads, the park...and only 45 minutes from Dollywood (ha!).

Next time you go, I recommend picking up Benton's Bacon, if you haven't done so before. You can find it in some specialty shops. Best bacon on the planet.

Were the redbuds/dogwoods in bloom yet?
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      04-08-2012, 12:21 PM   #31
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Makes me want drive up the West Coast from San Diego to Canada. Oregon does not have a straight road.
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      04-08-2012, 02:06 PM   #33
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The US countryside is truly epic, we need more awesome write ups like this!
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      04-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #34
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I took that drive (after following Route 66 to the coast) in June 2010 in my then sDrive Z4 35i, was a fantastic and unforgettable trip. If you do make sure you drive the coast stretch midweek it's a big traffic jam on weekends

I will do it again next year in my M3
I did it with the wife in her 08 Mini Cooper S/MT. Was a blast. I drove a 1000miles in one day.
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      04-08-2012, 02:19 PM   #35
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Great thread! Thanks for that
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      04-08-2012, 02:34 PM   #36
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Great write-up and pictures! Sounded like quite the road trip. Props
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      04-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #37
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really enjoyed the read!
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      04-08-2012, 03:07 PM   #38
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So lucky.

And we're all so jealous.
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I've been on most of the best roads in the US, and the Dragon is by far the best.

It's truly unbelievable. If you're lucky enough to get there on a day with little to no traffic, it's a religious experience.
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Great trip! I have a good friend who lives in Maryville, TN...that place is like a playground with the roads, the park...and only 45 minutes from Dollywood (ha!).

Next time you go, I recommend picking up Benton's Bacon, if you haven't done so before. You can find it in some specialty shops. Best bacon on the planet.

Were the redbuds/dogwoods in bloom yet?
Thanks. I'll pass on Dollywood but take the bacon! Thanks for the recommendation. I have no idea on the redbuds/dogwoods... sorry.

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really enjoyed the read!
Thanks for all of the kind words! Happy you enjoyed.

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So lucky.

And we're all so jealous.
Agreed and very grateful.

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I've been on most of the best roads in the US, and the Dragon is by far the best.

It's truly unbelievable. If you're lucky enough to get there on a day with little to no traffic, it's a religious experience.
EASILY the best road I've ever driven, and I've done my share as well.

Was there first thing on a Wednesday morning, and pretty much had it to myself.
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      04-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #41
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The reason there are so many exotic cars in Miami is the place attracts all of the useless rich playboys in the US.
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      04-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #42
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Man you were in my back yard. Next time try to plan your trip to the naples/Bonita area in early feb that's when the big Ferrari show is down on 5th ave. I think there were over 150 this year.
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      04-08-2012, 08:23 PM   #43
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DAMN only one car went by you the whole time!!! This would have been great information to know before you took the route!! Then maybe you could have actually gone fast
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Great trip and nice write up
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