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post #1 of 14 Old 03-16-2010, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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US 129 aka: The Dragon is closed due to rockslide

The title says it all. Not much information available for when it will reopen. Here is an article from the Asheville Citizen Times: Dragon Closed

We are running out of routes to get to Tennessee

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Do you know which side of Parson Branch Road is affected?

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Pretty soon we'll have to go through Georgia, or even worse, Alabama, to get to TN. Hopefully they can get it cleared up and safe in time for prime riding season.

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There's more info at:

http://www.tailofthedragon.com/

Including a link to a web cam that has pictures of the contruction. Looks like a major job.

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Some folks just don"t get the message:

"I didn't see it"
Those plastic under-body pieces can be a real pain when servicing, anyways.

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What is that guy...like a C Cup??

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Do you know which side of Parson Branch Road is affected?
I'm not too sure. They didn't give too much information regarding where

According to the Park website: The Cades Cove Loop Road will be closed to all use, including hiking, biking, and auto touring, from March 1 - May 21, 2010

Looks like you can't even have fun on Parson Branch right now either.

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What is that guy...like a C Cup??

BTD.
You know, I noticed that but didn't want to be the first to mention it.

Breast enlargement in men is often associated with chronic marijuana use. This may explain his inability to turn his paranoid focus away from the LEO and to the real threat before him. Maybe he was also sharing a doggy treat with his traveling companion.

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I'm not too sure. They didn't give too much information regarding where

According to the Park website: The Cades Cove Loop Road will be closed to all use, including hiking, biking, and auto touring, from March 1 - May 21, 2010

Looks like you can't even have legal fun on Parson Branch right now either.
Corrected for you.

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