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Deal's Gap 2012

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012


    5 Days Mother Fuckers!!!!!

    I'm ready to leave now!

    Trailer is set to go! New Wheel bearings installed and greased, even installed bearing buddies caps. All the lights are in perfect working order, Ramp latches repaired, bike chocks Bolted down!

    I'm going to organize all my gear and tools through the week and be ready ahead of time. No last minute running around before this trip for me!

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Uhm....check Killboy and DGMR websites for updates....I don't know WHCH way isaac is going but if it heads that way at all there will be debris on the road. The locals clean it up but sometimes it takes a little time. Only 1 of the tracks heads it back toward the east coast.

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    looks like its headed west so no worries

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    4 more days. Checked my tire pressure yesterday and topped off the fuel on my way back right before the monsoon hit down here. Friday after work I am outta here.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    So where/when do we want to meet up for the caravan?

    We should be ready to roll by 7:30pm or so from Fitchburg.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    I'll have to look at a atlas & see where we cross paths. Hows your route starting out? Still heading to the tapanzee instead of the GW bridge? I assume your starting off 91 S.



    If you take 91 south we will not get close to one another until CT.
    If you take the pike to 84, we can meet on either of those routes at a rest area. I am taking the pike from rt20/146 Worcester to 84.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    I found my folder with all my past trips routes! Lots to choose from as well as whatever else we pick out from looking on maps, or we can wing it.

    I have to get a few State maps as all those are 10 years old. & Georga map is rips up.

    HAve to sign up for AAA before we leave so I will take as many maps as I can get.

    Tonight completed: Found many past routes we have done listed with miles and some with time it took. found a few state maps, route to get to house (SAME!) Installed CB and tested it. Spare trailer wheel holder installed with tire! Repaired air chucks.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    So where/when do we want to meet up for the caravan?

    We should be ready to roll by 7:30pm or so from Fitchburg.
    You should meet in Front Royal, VA and head South from there

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    As for the trip down there I think my normal route looks the most clear.

    Route is:
    84
    684
    287 To Tapanzee
    Cont 287
    78 W Cont 78/22 W
    81S (For a LOooooooong ass time) From PA all the way just shy of Knoxville TN
    Then 40 West
    rt66 W
    71S
    441
    74 W
    Cont 74 & 19
    Then 129 North to the house!



    Found a site for road construction for major interstates. Looks Like VA has all of it. Nothing too major, closings are mostly at night which is light traffic wise so we should be ok. MD looks clear on 81 all the way.

    Main page to find construction:

    MD: http://www.chart.state.md.us/TravInfo/Default.aspx
    PA: http://www.511pa.com/TravelDelay.aspx
    VA: http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/re...-printable.pdf

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    We are coming from Fitchburg and heading down 190 to the Pike and 84. Mike, we can meet up with you guys anywhere along your route.

    I was thinking of doing the Ashville route to get into Robbinsville instead of going 129. Traffic on Labor Day weekend through the gap while towing a large trailer would suck.

    I prefer the Ashville route anyways. Wouldn't want the new guys to see the Dragon in a truck before we hit it on the bikes

    Well, that and it is faster than going Knoxville route.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Just to let you know, FastLane told me that I can't use my normal transponder to go through tolls south of New York while towing. Must have a separate transponder for that. It's free to get one, just may want to check first with them.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Oil change in SV done, Wee going tonight. Trailer gate removed to save weight. Little Taco will be worked pretty hard as is with a 1k lb trailer and 3 bikes.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    your trailer weighs 1k lbs?

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Technically no, it weighs 920lbs empty. I was just rounding up. Though I did add the spare tire and 3 sections of e-Tracks which brings it up to well over 1k.


    What can I say, she's a pig. But she'll haul a clean ton of 16ft lumber, and that's what I needed it primarily for.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    my 5x10 trailer weighs 400#s. with the storage box and 2 SVs, the total weight is probably about 1500#s

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    What's the police presence like down there these days.

    My buddies and I went 4 or 5 years ago. We had a blast!

    The following year when we planned to return it looked like an army of LEO had descended on the place.

    I never considered it from that point on . . . never looked back . . . and I am sure many other people did the same.

    Have they come to their senses yet there?

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Just was talking to a co-worker here. She had mentioned wanting to learn how to ride last year and I was following up after not seeing her all summer.

    She hasn't learned to ride yet.

    I mentioned I'm heading to Deal's Gap. Has she heard of it?

    Yes. In fact, she'll be there this weekend staying at the resort at the Crossroads. Her boyfriend rides and she did a week down there already this summer riding on the back!

    Small world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    my 5x10 trailer weighs 400#s. with the storage box and 2 SVs, the total weight is probably about 1500#s
    My trailer is nearly 7x12, floor of all 2x10 PT.

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    God I wish I was going.

    Have fun, be safe, bring me back some boiled peanuts.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by KB View Post
    God I wish I was going.

    Have fun, be safe, bring me back some boiled peanuts.

    KB
    You know a guy who is going and leaving 4 bikes at home, just snag one of his and head down, hahaha!

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Intrepidse17 View Post
    You know a guy who is going and leaving 4 bikes at home, just snag one of his and head down, hahaha!
    That's not the issue, he likes racing too much. Boooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    My trailer is nearly 7x12, floor of all 2x10 PT.
    so its 2ft wider and 2ft longer.....and nearly 600#s heavier?LOL

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    so its 2ft wider and 2ft longer.....and nearly 600#s heavier?LOL
    84 sq ft of heavier planking vs 50 sq ft, heavier deck requires heavier rolling gear, weight adds exponentially

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    84 sq ft of heavier planking vs 50 sq ft, heavier deck requires heavier rolling gear, weight adds exponentially
    that makes less sense than the fact that mine is aluminum and his is likely steel

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    All steel frame, 15" wheels, etc. she can hold 2000 lbs.

    Isn't yours aluminum Ox?

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    Yeah, aluminum. There ya go.

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    aluminum and i think its rated for 2500-3000 (i cant remember) 15" wheels. i offered it up for the trip but mike wants to keep the back of the truck open.

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