Larry the Cable Guy visits Fontana

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  1. N2MINI

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    Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy

    Airs: Aug 7, 9:00-10:00PM EST
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    Visits Fontana Dam
    Then he braves epic carsickness to slay "The Dragon", the nation's windiest highway that sports 318 curves in 11 miles. Finally, Larry hikes a portion of the Appalachian Trail to get to the majestic Fontana Dam in North Carolina.
     
  2. Crashton

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    I figured Larry would ride a full dress Hardly Ableson across the dragon while holding up all other traffic. :ihih:
     
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    Guess I was the only one who watched huh... Nothing major but was kinda funny watching him take a ride down the Dragon, showed the tree of Shame, talked to Killboy. got an inside tour of the Dam, plus got to see as they released water thru it for the 1st time since 2009 !!!!
     
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    DVR'ed it last night. I'll watch it some time in the future. I'd guess it would be fun. Git er done!
     
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    I enjoyed the show. Have to show it to the kids later so they can see the dam. They wanted to go inside it this last trip but it looks like this is the closest they will ever get.
     
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    I watched it last-night, it was good. It was funny watching them flash people going by Killboy.
     
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    Watched it(but then I've seen them all). Saw some things I've never had the time to do while down there, like the cave. He does have the balls to try things he's not to happy about.
     
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    #8 Z06_Pilot, Aug 8, 2013
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    I recorded and watched it. Just an incredibly dopey segment on the Dragon. I can't stand the hayseed in the first place, so I probably had my mind made up.

    Driving a mini van, crossing the double yellows regularly, and him in the passenger seat howling for 20 minutes like a little girl because it's too curvy of a road for his delicate constitution...

    Not one drop of testosterone in his body

    But other than those flaws, it was great :biggrin5:

    I have a lot of respect for that road and I felt like that were denigrating it with their shenanigans

    now, if he would have driven it in a real vehicle, and really worked at it, while providing some of his folksy humor, that might have been entertaining...
     
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    Watched it the other night thought that it was very interesting and Larry does a good job at making you laugh. Those who have done it know what it is all about, but there are a lot of people who have no idea such a road exists.
     
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    Pretty soon there won't be any of those people left. :lol: I know it's selfish but every time the Dragon gets more media attention I just think about how much less enjoyable it's going to be with more traffic.
     
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    Unfortunately, you are right. On the other hand, you learned about from sonmeone and contributed to the problem you raise
     
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    I suppose there's some truth in that. To some extent, though, it's not the "enthusiast" traffic that gums up the roads as much as the average everyday people coming up to check out "that crazy road we saw on the Larry the Cable Guy show!!"

    Eh, you get my point.
     
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    And this is why people that know the Dragon do not drive the Dragon Fri afternoon, Saturday or Sunday.:wink:

    That's the time when all the rookies and tourist wreck and the LEO'S write lots of tickets.
     

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