(06/15/2009)

Ron Blankenship (left) Chuck Richter (center) and Joe
Gallo at Deals Gap, North Carolina. The "Dragon" is
an 11-mile stretch of US Highway 129 with, count'em, 318 turns.

Grantsville's Ron Blankenship and friend Chuck Richter just completed a tour of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee on their motorcycles, riding just over 1500 miles in a week.

Ron says, "Chuck and I just returned from visiting his lifelong friend Joe, who lives in Highlands, North Carolina."

Chuck is the brother-in-law of Cleston Nicholas of Grantsville.

The trio takes a break at the highest point of the Blue Ridge Parkway


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