The rain has finally arrived. So glad I decided to ride the Tail of the Dragon yesterday. Going to hang out at the hotel as long as possible then I have a 28 mile ride to my lodging at Travelowe’s Motel. in Maggie Valley. Why such a short ride day? Originally, I was going to spend yesterday hanging out in Gatlinburg, come to Cherokee for the night, and then ride the Tail of the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway, ending up in Maggie Valley tonight. But, when I saw how busy Gatlinburg was I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and head to the Tail of the Dragon. It was a very good decision.