If anyone's looking for a destination weekend playground, I strongly encourage a look at "The Windy 9" in Athens, Ohio. It's essentially nine well known motorcycle roads that radiate outward from Athens, a quaint college town with biker friendly hotels and great food. Road #9 is the infamous Triple-Nickel itself (Route 555). These roads are Ohio's best kept secret. I've done the Tail of the Dragon and, sorry, but it doesn't hold a candle to the 555. I'm glad to have checked it off my list, but I've been back to the 555 close to twenty times but won't be back to the Dragon any time soon...318 identical 3rd gear turns in 11 miles versus every kind of curve imaginable, too many to memorize, in 82 miles.