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Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, NC

June 18, 2012 | By More

Ever heard of a stretch of road called “the tail of the dragon”? How about “the tree of shame”? The Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, NC is a curvy stretch of road with 318 curves in 11 miles. There are other favorites in the area, but this one is pretty well-known. If you’ve ever been to the International Motorcycle Show, you’ve surely seen a booth or two with information on this popular destination for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Here’s a guy on a Yamaha Warrior tearing up the dragon. I sure wouldn’t be going that fast. That is one twisty piece of asphalt ribbon.

The “tree of shame” is a conglomeration of motorcycle wreckage from the “tail”. It can be seen in these two videos:




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Linda Carruth is a freelance illustrator and designer who enjoys riding her motorcycle. Her professional work can be seen at, but her motorcycle, humorous, and motivational designs are available at,, and at

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