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    Deal's Gap - 2017


    The Tree Tops house is booked for the week of June 11th through the 17th.

    This trip is GO and FULLY BOOKED (unless we get 4+ more to rent a second house next door).

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Confirmed! I don't give a hoot what date, in like Flynn.
    A house with A/C and or screens in Windows!!!! Wouldn't mind a different location either.
    I'll ask my friend about her Aunt's houses. I believe the houses are close to the Murphy area.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Some interest displayed from here as well. Dates not really important, can probably do just about any time.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    How does this trip work?
    Do y'all just do a group ride there, spend time, and ride back, or what?
    I'm interested, if I'm in a feasible part of the country at the time.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    I only went once. But we all trailered/trucked down.
    I hear Randy makes a ride of it. Me, I'm in with the guys trailering.

    Rent the place for peanuts for the week. Trailer down on the weekend. Non-stop, swapping through turns at the wheel. Crash, rest up. Day rides M-F. Anywhere you want to. Pack up and return flight that weekend. Back to cold, harsh reality the next Monday.

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    We trailer down. I find that it's the best way to get the most enjoyable riding out of the week.

    People have ridden down in the past, or ridden home. It's not for me. I like my tires sticky and fresh when I arrive as you tend to go through a set during the week if you push.

    Recently we've been leaving Friday night after work, drive straight through in a caravan (ish) and arrive in Robbinsville Saturday around noon/1. Get stocked up at the Ingles, head to the house, crash out and relax the rest of the day. Take an easy ride into town to shake off the cobwebs for dinner at El Pacifico. Back to the house for a good night of sleep.

    Rest of the week is sleep/ride/eat/relax/swim/eat/ride/drink/sleep. You can do whatever the hell you want. I tend to lead a bunch of rides throughout the week for those interested. I just ask, as the person who puts together the trip, to let someone know where you are going and when approx we should expect you to return. If you don't show up, and make no communication otherwise, we stop riding, pack up the trucks, and go looking for you. It's happened in the past. Not often, and thankfully nothing bad ever happened as far as harm to someone, but it has happened for reasons like getting lost or having a mechanical.

    If you have "a get off" (ah WHUT?), you have people to help. But we aren't going to help you sulk (provided you are ok). The ball busting will begin as soon as we are confident you haven't been harmed badly. Then we'll "fix" your bike with duct tape and make you ride like that for the rest of the week.

    There tends to be a load of ball busting and general idiocy. We like to ride fast when appropriate, but safe and smart. Riders of all ability levels have joined us and had a good time. No pressure to ride fast or slow. Pressure is only to ride at YOUR pace and not get over your head. Much easier to wait at the next turn for 30 seconds than to spend half a day fixing a bike that's gone down. We're cautious of cops, but do make passes

    Meals can be with the group in the house, at a restaurant, or go off and do your own thing. For a vacation, it's whatever you want to make it.

    Swimming at Cheoah Point being a total creeper to the locals is a requirement though.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I only went once. But we all trailered/trucked down.
    I hear Randy makes a ride of it. Me, I'm in with the guys trailering.

    Rent the place for peanuts for the week. Trailer down on the weekend. Non-stop, swapping through turns at the wheel. Crash, rest up. Day rides M-F. Anywhere you want to. Pack up and return flight that weekend. Back to cold, harsh reality the next Monday.
    Cool. OK, I'm in, tentatively.
    If I'm back in NH at the time, I'll probably ride down on the weekend; it's only 1000 miles or so -- easy 2 days.
    If I'm still here in St. Louis, I'd just ride down myself and meet y'all there.
    If I'm somewhere else, then something else.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilB View Post
    How does this trip work?
    Do y'all just do a group ride there, spend time, and ride back, or what?
    I'm interested, if I'm in a feasible part of the country at the time.

    PhilB
    I've been down 7 or 8 times

    first time taking 3 days to get there, secondary roads to Front Royal , then Skyline Drive & BRP the rest of the way, camped at CROT for 3-4 days then 4 days getting back thru TN, VA, KY, WV, OH & PA on secondary roads (6200 miles in 10 days)

    second year, I did an IBA SS1000 & BB1500 to Ft Pierce, FL then I rode back to meet the group at the TreeTop house ( this was first time a group from NESR went down)

    the next year, I loaded onto a truck with another rider (his truck) for the trip down and back

    year after that, I rode down along with another rider, took about 50 miles of Skyline drive but got back on highway cause the ridgline was socked in with shit weather but clear sailing on 81

    another time I trucked down with my son, all the other times I rode straight thru, takes me 21-22 hours (about 1200 miles) all highway to Knoxville, with last 30 miles being the dragon and Joyce Kilmer road

    last time I went, I had one of the other riders bring my spare wheels in their truck so I could get more dirty riding in

    I have only been there on my SV650, not on my V-strom yet

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    my gf graduates college may 20th, so please not that weekend, but im in for sure otherwise. may also not hurt to bring down liquor or beer for the week in a cooler if you have space in the truck. then you can just grab ice locally. not that the ride to tellico is boring or anything, but itll save trying to pack large quantities of booze into a backpack or someones luggage, hahaha.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Personally, I enjoy the "relaxed, not ripping at all, no really, let's just take it easy" ride over to Tellico and back.


    Plus, I have cavernous Caribou Case luggage on the Wee now. I could fit two 30's easily with room to spare.

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    i just scored a sw motech luggage rack used on ebay for $55 shipped now ive just got to find a cheap topcase.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Personally, I enjoy the "relaxed, not ripping at all, no really, let's just take it easy" ride over to Tellico and back.


    Plus, I have cavernous Caribou Case luggage on the Wee now. I could fit two 30's easily with room to spare.
    like the beer run that i gave you guys a 30 min headstart on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    like the beer run that i gave you guys a 30 min headstart on?
    Yeah, speaking of "make sure you tell someone where you are going so we don't have to go out looking for you in the dark on the Cherohola"

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    i was on track to beat you guys home, when the road ended and my alt route was dirt. i wouldve called but the service there is like 1G

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    If one did want to go but did not have a trailer and really didn't want to drive down to NC on a super sport are there people going down with extra room on their trailer?

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    If I don't find a person willing to take me to support the trip and haul myself& gear, I'm either risking driving my Truck down, or possibly renting a truck.

    At this time I do not have a trailer. Loading everything for 2 people/ 2 bikes would be tight, but possible without anything in tow.

    Where are you located?
    I am slightly South of Worcester.

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    I am in Burlington VT I've got a 2004 gsxr 1000 and I can pack light if need be haha

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    June 10th-17th is looking like the ticket. Current proposal one house, filled up with rude smelly stupid people who like motorbikes and making fun of each others shortcomings.

    Confirmed:

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    I'm pretty sure I'm going to be in with the girlfriend just for Deal's Gap.

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    The Point house (newest house on Ron's place) has been reserved for June 10th through the 17th. I'll let you all know how much you owe as soon as I find out.

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    Sooooo Nice!!
    Now what will I be Bringing for a Street bike??

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Besides Street Riding, Here is a change of pace for anyone bringing a Dirty Toy.

    This place is Close for the Dirty Toys! But doesn't really give information about use of Dirt Bikes?
    Upper Tellico OHV Area

    We can Ride here, but sounds more scenic, than Challenging.
    The Wayehutta ATV Trail System of North Carolina

    Here is a list of other places in NC, But have not looked at what is close to Robbinsville..
    North Carolina ATV Trails Page 1

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    Total for the house is $1640 for the week, Saturday till Saturday. That makes is $275 a person for the week.

    Deposit is due, $50 each. Send them to me, theiglu at gmail dot com via Paypal. If you need to mail a check instead, PM me for an address.

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    Gus310 - Paid
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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Who are your 6 confirmed attendees?

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