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Deal's Gap - 2017

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017


    Quote Originally Posted by PhilB View Post
    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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    Phil, as Randy mentioned the trip down is absolutely rideable. Skyline Dr and the Blueridge are beautiful, they do suck in crappy weather though. When I ride it I'll head South after work Friday and stay in PA, hit Front Royal VA early and enjoy. If I'm camping Skyland is great, Millers Camping has no frills but it's in a good spot. More into a hotel? Blowing Rock hands down. Restaraunts, shops, a nice downtown, and usually free concerts on the common.
    It's a great trip, even if you do it one way and slab or take a different route back. Make sure the camera is charged, every turn is a scenic vista (don't stop at all of them though!)

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Clayton. I may try to join you guys next year if the dates work out. we are heading down the same day you are heading home this year. I would love to have the GSXR down there but no way am i riding it there..
    This year our trip will hit the dragon but we are planning on riding down and back to the Ozarks.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by REDST View Post
    Clayton. I may try to join you guys next year if the dates work out. we are heading down the same day you are heading home this year. I would love to have the GSXR down there but no way am i riding it there..
    This year our trip will hit the dragon but we are planning on riding down and back to the Ozarks.
    You are welcome to join next year! Dates are flexible, we don't do a certain week each year.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    New dining option looks promising in Robbinsville right down the road from the Bo'Jangles!

    We are very excited to welcome the... - Tail of the Dragon | Facebook

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    Open bed is spoken for. Full again!

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    6 weeks to go. Y'all ready?

    Plans for getting there?

    I'm still planning on driving down with .5Squid in the trusty old little Tacoma. Gotta put a new tow hitch on it before then, original one is just a bit too crumbly.

    Thinking we are going to leave mid-day or early Saturday, drive all day and maybe grab a hotel Saturday night. Finish the drive Sunday. We can get into the house at 2:00.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    I'm driving down with my brother and towing our bikes. Not sure on when we'll leave yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punjistick View Post
    I'm driving down with my brother and towing our bikes. Not sure on when we'll leave yet.
    OK, my brother has training for work he cannot miss on the 12th, so at this point we are planning on leaving right after it ends, around 3PM, and driving straight through.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Ok, thanks for letting me know.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Under 3 weeks to go....


    New center carrier bearing installed in the truck. Pulled the truck 15' out of the garage after I finished and promptly snapped the fucking e-brake cable. So that's on order.

    SV has new Q3's on it, fresh fork oil. Waiting on a nice quality spanner wrench to re-adjust the steering head bearings, then she's ready. Still gotta remember to get it inspected!



    How's everyone else's prep going?


    Tentative plan for me and Mike is to leave early on Saturday, drive straight down to Durham NC. Stay at Jay's house (while also dropping off a bike he's buying up here that we're draggin down for him), then get up on Sunday and make the nice relaxing 5 hour drive.

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    New Q3's on and have a chain I need to put on still, then the only thing left to do it's an oil change and maybe wash it. Lugging it down in the back of my dad's Titan and making a 2 day trip out of it.

    Ok, so the dates are 11th through 17th? The last thing posted was 10th, so just confirming because I was planning on showing up Saturday lol.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Yes, it's Sunday (2:00pm the house is open) until Saturday.

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    Ok, great, thanks for confirming that. Can't wait!

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    My mind is already there.

    My truck is having other thoughts though, lol. Now I got a CEL. And my radio backlight flashes with the left directional. Just in time for the trip!

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Fixed the wiring issue and replaced the e-brake cable.

    I can almost taste the sweet tea.....

    Don't forget your swim trunks/sandles and a decent beach towel!

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    New Scooter is all Ready to go. Nice New Plate, Phone Charger/Cradle installed. I'll be learning how to ride this beast down there!

    I already started gathering and getting gear organized.
    I'll stop by AAA this week and grab new maps!

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    Any requests for movies?

    I can load up a hard drive to bring down.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Anyone else have a Sena that's going?

    Mine is all set to go. If someone else has one, I can lead and they can run sweep. If not, no big deal.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Anyone else have a Sena that's going?

    Mine is all set to go. If someone else has one, I can lead and they can run sweep. If not, no big deal.
    You guys aren't using coms on these rides yet?! It doubles the fun really as you can crack jokes all day.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    Few of us are, but there are quite a few holdouts.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    It's even more fun dirt riding

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    This cheap vacation is turning into an expensive vacation. Just purchased Sena dual pack and some textile riding pants and jacket.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    We'll make up for it by buying the cheapest booze ever. Doesn't even come in a bottle, they just pour it into your hands.

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    We could spend even less on women, but after last time, that may not be a good idea.

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    Re: Deal's Gap - 2017

    A small expense avoided, I just barely still fit into my textile pants! Everything's a little snug! thankfully it looks like it's going to be warm enough so I will not have to worry about layers!
    Weather is mid 80 during the day, A few days of possible thunder showers (That's Normal) We just ride in the opposite direction!
    Everybody have rain gear? Unless it's a complete washout a little rain isn't stopping me.

    extended Forecast:
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