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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2008, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Tail of the Dragon

I recently took a 3K mile road trip for work, and ran down the Tail of the Dragon on my way to ATL. This is an 11-mile stretch of US129Hwy with 318 turns.

For those who know, it was a blast! I highly recommend you make a trip there at least once in your life. I ran the Skyway too, it's just as much fun, but the turns are sweepers.

For those who don't know --> Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and Cherohala Skyway, Graham Co, NC

I took video of the ride, here are the links...

YouTube - 2006 Chevy Cobalt - Tail of the Dragon 023
YouTube - 2006 Chevy Cobalt - Tail of the Dragon 024
YouTube - 2006 Chevy Cobalt - Tail of the Dragon 025
YouTube - 2006 Chevy Cobalt - Tail of the Dragon 026
YouTube - 2006 Chevy Cobalt - Tail of the Dragon 027

...and here is a pic, courtesy of killboy.com....


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Good to see this topic come back. I might be taking the trip this year or next year.

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Wish I could go there...

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Wish I could go there...
Don't wish....Do it!

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Pacific Coast Highway

Don't feel too bad for Nugz, he's got some fairly decent stretches of road to travel.


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Ram Air Hood->GM CAI->2.4l Intake->GM Header->GMPP
Tranny Mounts->Short-Shifter
Sportlines->Shocks->Swaybar->Strutbar
Stocker 15's->205/60 Potenza Grid's
20% Tint->Rebadged->Livery
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As I said in the last thread, I live not too far from there. If anyone is gonna make a trip up there, let me know and I will come and meet you.
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Don't feel too bad for Nugz, he's got some fairly decent stretches of road to travel.
lol...Yeah I've never seen coastal highways so damn beautiful...

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i'm going to nc for my honeymoon in may and i'll deff. be taking that way either to where we are going or back, a girl i work with said she took it and it was insane, lol, i like insane. sounds fun.
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Where did you mount the camera?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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Camera

Look closely at the killboy pic. You can see the camera inside the car, right beside my head.

I mounted the camera on a 'sticky pod' to the inside of the driver window. Yes, it was a little in the way, but not too bad. This is why the video is canted a bit.

I broke the mount I had planned to use while trying to set it up that day.


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Tranny Mounts->Short-Shifter
Sportlines->Shocks->Swaybar->Strutbar
Stocker 15's->205/60 Potenza Grid's
20% Tint->Rebadged->Livery
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