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Update - Deals Gap In May

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    Talking Update - Deals Gap In May


    The possible dates would be to have the house is:
    Either
    Sunday May 11 - Sat May 17,
    Or
    Sunday May 18 - Sat May 25
    We can have the house the first week or the second week, or half and half.
    The first week is the Sunday May 11th thru the Saturday the 18th,
    Or Sunday May 19th through Saturday May 24th.

    But I need an answer exactly when we decide to go immediately. Right now the owner is holding both weeks for us till I get answers from everyone.
    So Lets start a poll right now Majority rules.

    BTW: The house will have the hot tub in by the time we stay there!! No Extra $$ either!!

    COST: The house is $850 with 6 or more ppl, the house sleeps 12 comfortably, there is a nice spot for tents and room for air mattresses as well. The cost of the house will be divided evenly amounst everyone that goes. Everyone is responsible to cover there portion of the entire rental for the week. If we get too many ppl and ppl volunteer to camp out the cost will be a little cheaper for you. Only if the house gets filled up.

    The best bet I see is leave on Saturday before noon arrive early to mid day Sunday, spend the week, then return the following Saturday, getting you back midday Sunday, and back to work Monday. The weekdays are better for riding anyways, less site seeing people on the good roads!
    Anyone agree?

    A deposit will be required this year, after I got stiffed by one prick last year. HE BETTER HOPE I DONT RUN INTO HIM, IF I DO HE BETTER HAVE SOME $$ ON HIS PERSON....
    I will determine the Deposit amount when I get cost confirmation about the house. The deposit will be returned to you when I get it back form the owner the day we leave.
    Here is a link to the house we rent.
    www.thetreetops.com

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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    Here is a Map of Deals Gap, just in case you are thinking of not going. It's my understanding that this has been classified as the most technicle road in the USA! 318 turns in 11 MILES!!

    This is only a very small taste of the increadible roads down in NC/TN as well as GA. Not to mention the scenery is unbelievable!

    Save this picture to your pc and use a picture studio or something to blow the image up to see it better. But you can get an idea by looking at the extremely twisty red line with site markers extruding for boh sides.
    318 turns in 11 MILES!!

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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    I can work around either schedule, this far in in advance.

    If its mothers day again, I can call my mom long distance just as easy from North Caroilina as I can from New Hampshire.

    I would say I prefer the earlier date, but not enuf so that I want to vote on the issue.

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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    After I saw the map picture in Mike's post, I got out my copy and began daydreamin. In the past three years, I have made about 20 passes thru the Gap, although I have made more runs from south (Crossroads of Time) to north(Tabcat Bridge), I think I do the run better in the other direction. I think it's cause every time when I am heading downhill towards the end, I misjudge The Whip and then the Rocket Corner, both fun corners in the other direction.

    The scariest moment I have had was heading from north to south and on the blind hairpin at mile 3, I met the Swift's meat packing truck halfway in my lane, he was creeping out even further onto my side and I was doing about 45, in the virge of scraping pegs (the sides of my boots were scraping). I came close to launching myself over the 1000 ft drop into Calderwood Lake

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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    I thought I heard somewhere that the authorities lowered the speed limit to 35 MPH. I guess it really doesn't matter but I thought I would throw that in for thought. I lived there for 5 years and never went up there, Although I did some awesome rides with the gang from Charlotte,NC. I'd like to go what are the deposit numbers?
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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    Originally posted by Dannyboy
    I thought I heard somewhere that the authorities lowered the speed limit to 35 MPH. I guess it really doesn't matter but I thought I would throw that in for thought. I lived there for 5 years and never went up there, Although I did some awesome rides with the gang from Charlotte,NC. I'd like to go what are the deposit numbers?
    Danny
    my experience is that the LEO's are very lenient with out of state bikers, it is a very big part of their economy.

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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    I need a list of attendies to give estimated #'s?
    One list of Possibles, and one Definates?
    I need a Deposit and Definate Answer no later than March 1. I would prefer to have the answer now but we will leave time for others to decide to join.
    I am sending out the house Rental Deposit Monday to the owner to hold the house.
    Also vote in the poll for which week people can go please. It will be easier to follow than the thread.

    Est Deposit is $40. For now.
    Final cost minus not subtracting the deposit would be as follows.
    Deposit will be returned the last day in case of any damages or phone bill.
    If we get 8 PPL or more.
    W/8 = $118.76 ea
    W/9 = $105.56
    W/10 = $95 ea
    W/11 = $86.36
    W12 = $79.17 ea
    Cost of house reduces if less than 8 ppl
    W/7 = $ 121.43 ea
    W/6 = $ 141.67 ea
    W/5 = $ 170 ea
    W/4 = $ 212.50
    Right now I think we have 4 Definates?? Plenty of time to drag more out. COME ON THIS IS AN INCREADIBLE PLACE TO RIDE YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!! Plus look how cheap it can be to take a vacation and do what you love for a week....

    Cut and past in Reply + place your name.
    Definates:
    Mike R
    Doug T
    Randy O

    Thinking about it :

    Thanks,
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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    Hey Mike,
    Are those prices for the week?
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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    Originally posted by Dannyboy
    Hey Mike,
    Are those prices for the week?
    Danny
    YES this is incredibly affordable, now's the time to tell your employer when you want to take vacation.

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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    Yes, like Randy replied. Those are the prices for the entire week! Go to the web site for the house to see, but the pics do not due it justice. The house is fantastic and excellently located for hitting all the increadible roads, as well as hitting the Gap every day! The Gap is so close you would not belive it!

    www.thetreetops.com


    LETS GO!!!!!

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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    Same place as last time huh? Sweet... put me on the list for NEXT year...

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    Re: Update - Deals Gap In May

    Here is the final Date.

    Sunday May 18 - Sat May 25

    Here are the definates I know of right now. Add your name to the list,if your thinking about it, put your name there and % chance your going. Please tell me asap if your definately going.

    Thank you.

    Myself
    Randy O
    Doug T
    Mick % ?
    Mick's friend % ?

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    Re: Re: Update - Deals Gap In May

    Originally posted by Half Squid
    Here is the final Date.

    Sunday May 18 - Sat May 25

    Here are the definates I know of right now. Add your name to the list,if your thinking about it, put your name there and % chance your going. Please tell me asap if your definately going.

    Thank you.

    Myself (Half Squid)
    Randy O
    Doug T
    Mick % ?
    Mick's friend % ?
    BenSV 75%
    Unless there is some emergency situation at work I have approval to take vacation that week. I'd like to join up with whoever is going to ride down.

    Ben

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    Re: Re: Re: Update - Deals Gap In May

    Originally posted by benSV
    Unless there is some emergency situation at work I have approval to take vacation that week. I'd like to join up with whoever is going to ride down.
    Dates Sunday May 18 - Sat May 25

    Myself (Half Squid) 75% ?
    Randy O
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    Mick % ?
    Mick's friend % ?
    BenSV 75%

    I May run into the same issue with work Ben, I hope not..
    Gald to see you join, lets hope we all are able to go.
    Well I am off to Ottawa tomorrow on an emergency job, I will follow up when I return?? Dont know when maybe 2 weeks???


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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    Just noticed this morning that the Samnet/SRNE trackday is on May 19th so this is a conflict in case anyone was trying to do both.

    I was planning on trying to do all 3 but I guess the trip will keep me happy.

    Ben

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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    bump

    We have the house reserved for May 17-24

    We still have room for more

    Garanteed you will have some of the best riding you have ever experienced

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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    Time to pay the piper people...

    I am home and have sent in the deposit.
    Now what I need is to know who is going so I can tell you the total cost for the house, and what I will need as a deposit. If you want to give me the full amount up front that is fine too. The reason for the depost is in case someone backs out, the rest get stuck covering for your share including myself.
    The deposit amount will help this to not hurt as much. This is a non refundable deposit amount. If you pay in full I will give you back your money minus the deposit if there is a 2 week notice that you can not go.

    Please respond ASAP and I will follow up with amounts as fast.

    Thank you.
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    just let me know how much and where, I will prolly send you the whole amount.

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    Yes please PM/email me the information and I will send you the money, I am committed to going.

    Thank you,
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    Dood let me know how much money.
    Also you got to come check out my new house moving April 12th!

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    Cool, as soon as I get confirmations from the others I will forward the info. Accually i will put a post up with my E-Mail for those who do not have it and take the costs details and other such details off list.

    Hey Doug, If you help me move this weekend I can come help you. I think you will make out hugely on this deal though. I threw most of my furniture away and am having my new couch and recliner delivered and my cousin is helping me with my new bed room set some night this week after my carpet is installed tuesday. The rest is pretty much just boxes. I moved everythin out myself in 2 afternoons with my truck. You guys will have to see the condo it looks awesome everything is brand spankin new.

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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    Dannyboy? Where you interested in going? We have 6 people right now, which is bringing the cost down!

    Everyone else:

    To play things safe and get this rolling I am going to say a $50 Deposit.
    I myself already sent in the deposit for the house. So it would be nice to have your deposits as soon as possible, say by April 11th. Is that fair? E-Mail me off list if there are any concerns or questions.

    SO send along some $$ and wait till you get your full moneys worth experiencing Deals Gap and all the other increadible roads in and around NC TN and GA.

    E-Mail me and I will forward you my Address.
    miker77@earthlink.net

    Thanks,
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    Update - Deals Gap In May

    Bump

    We still have room for more

    I'm kinda wondering if among those going if there is an extra space in a truck or trailer.

    also if somebody has a tow vehicle but no trailer, I am willing to rent one for the week if.

    No big deal, riding my SV all the way isn't a problem either, I'm just trying to save a couple thousand miles of wear on my bike tires.

    If I ride, I'll prolly leave about midnight to arrive at the house 7:00-8:00 pm on the 17th

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    I had made no plans to trailer, is everyone trying to trailer now?

    Randy if you're going to ride I'll go with you I guess. That will be a new thing for me to leave in the middle of the night and ride for such a long period of time but I would much rather do that then ride down with my bike on a trailer.

    edit: If I'm going to be the only person riding down I will probably take a lot longer to get down, as it seems a lot safer to ride with at least one other person.

    Thanks,
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    Ben... if start & finish witnesses can be arranged, and you complete 1k within 24 hours, you can become member of Ironbutt Association. I did it last year in 19 hours, pretty much kept a 75mph pace. stopped 9 times for gas, you have to keep log og stops and receipts. Leaving at midnight allows you ride the dark hours when you are fresh and more familiar with roads, it also schedules you to avoid any metropolitan areas during commuter traffic. however the last few miles are very very twisty and you will be tired.

    I want to ride straight thru, cause I am on the cheap for this vacation

    you will get a good nites sleep after and experience awesome twisties the next day & week, nothing even close to comparable locally

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