Charles and I rode up Hwy 16 "Back of the Dragon" to Tazewell VA early Friday morning. We explored several new roads around the area and then worked our way over to Princeton WV. Saturday we checked out the "Dragon Roars" festival. There were local motorcycle dealers present (BMW, Triumph, Ducati, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Yamaha). The Monster Energy stunt team demonstrated aerial stunts. Also there were bike and car shows, road map companies, and motorcycle safety companies present. We covered around 560 miles and rode some very curvy roads.
We stopped by Thompson General Store and the Back of the Dragon information center located in downtown Tazewell. Both are great places to buy tee shirts representing the road. Next year there will be a newly constructed information center, I expect there will be more people attending the festival. There are many other twisty roads besides Hwy 16 to ride in the surrounding area. Our route is shown below.
Charles took some great Go Pro footage that will be posted at a later date!!!
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