Nope...not the "Tail".....done that one twice. This past Friday, a friend and I decided to try out the "Back of the Dragon". Read about it in a MC mag. This lovely little stretch of road is located in south-western VA, right off I-81. Exit 45 (16N) off I-81 takes you into Marion. Follow Rt. 16N out of town. The riding begins at Hungry Mother (some name) State Park. You end up going over a mountain, across a valley and over a second mountain and end up in Tazewell. It is a different ride than the Tail of the Dragon. This one is 32 miles long and can be pretty challenging (depending on how fast you drive). It has more diverse curves than the Tail of the Dragon, and they are a bit more spread out at places.....but it is an intense ride. I had smells coming from my bike that I have never smelled from her before. Oops....that there's the odor of burning break pads. The great part......NO TRAFFIC, NO CONGESTION.....I was able to ride as fast (or slow) as I wanted, and the scenery was beautiful. We ended up doing 875 miles that day. A beautiful ride to and from the Dragons Back. Here's a YouTube video of the "Back"