It actually felt nice and cool, at 4 AM when I left the man-cave for the rendezvous with some of the buds. Destination: North Carolina and the Tail of the Dragon. Now for some of you this is a “been there…done that” thing. For those of you who are new to long rides, the Dragon is one of the mecca’s for bikers, much like Daytona, Leesburg or Sturgis, ND. I’ll skip the rather uneventful boring ride up and pick up at our destination just outside of Cherokee, NC. Our gathering of friends took over a little 50’s style motor court called the “Gear Head Inn”.