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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Going to the Gap!!

Finally, I get to go to the Gap!!! I've been dying to go for over 2 yrs now, but the POS ex bf wouldn't allow me to go. Now that I'm happily single, I've made plans with a friend to hit the Tail of the Dragon. The date, so far, is set for June 16-17th but I may leave that Thursday. We rented a place with 2 bedrooms and baths, jacuzzi etc etc... http://www.sunsetcottage.com/ (I stayed at this one last Dec for my B-day http://www.sunsetcottage.com/spiritofthevalley.html and LOVED it!!))

If any one wished to join us or will be any where in the area, let me know. The more the merrier!! Weeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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Make sure to remind me and Ill ride out.

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Well you know when you go you have to take a lot of pictures.....I want to see the "wreck tree" from what I'm told it's called.
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Well you know when you go you have to take a lot of pictures.....I want to see the "wreck tree" from what I'm told it's called.
That would be The Tree of Shame



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lmao what a tree!

We should start a singles thread. What do you think jappysRR?
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Thats awesome Jappy..you are going to absolutely love Deals Gap. Riding the dragon is an experience every rider should get to do. Its one of the most amazing pieces of asphalt in the world. 318 turns in 11 miles, just doesnt get any better than that!!

Im heading back down there for a week in July, 15-22. I cant wait either!

Take lots of pics, and remember, there's tons of roads to ride on besides the Dragon. You gotta ride Cherohala Skway as well, talk about breathtaking views !!
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lmao what a tree!

We should start a singles thread. What do you think jappysRR?

Hahaha..... Not a bad concept.... I do sense some bad puns and double meanings in regard to throttle control
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Take lots of pics, and remember, there's tons of roads to ride on besides the Dragon. You gotta ride Cherohala Skway as well, talk about breathtaking views !!
The Skyway is cool but lots faster and lost easier to get into trouble.

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lmao what a tree!

We should start a singles thread. What do you think jappysRR?

ha! ha! ha! oh my God, I could see it now, the official "I hate men/women" thread... just a little place to bitch about your spouse/ex spouse etc etc.. lol

I'm going to ride the Tail, but also any other road I come upon. Sense I'll be in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area, I have TONS of roads to hit. Last time I was up there, I spotted quite a few I need to hit. I made a mental note of where they were at.. I cant wait!!

I'll re post when the time gets closer. If ppl would like, let me know if you want us to get a bigger cabin. We can get ones the sleep 2-8...if more ppl chip in, its rather cheep!!
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WOO HOOO!! Your going to have a blast Jappy! We will be down there 2 weeks prior to you - otherwise would have been great to meet up!
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Finally, I get to go to the Gap!!! I've been dying to go for over 2 yrs now, but the POS ex bf wouldn't allow me to go. Now that I'm happily single, I've made plans with a friend to hit the Tail of the Dragon. The date, so far, is set for June 16-17th but I may leave that Thursday. We rented a place with 2 bedrooms and baths, jacuzzi etc etc... http://www.sunsetcottage.com/ (I stayed at this one last Dec for my B-day http://www.sunsetcottage.com/spiritofthevalley.html and LOVED it!!))

If any one wished to join us or will be any where in the area, let me know. The more the merrier!! Weeeeeeeeeeee!!!

THAT'S AWSOME!... I'll be... I'll be.... in the desert!

Take some pics for those that can't go!
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That would be The Tree of Shame



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what's up with the exhaust on that bike to the right?! looks like it's VERTICAL?!
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what's up with the exhaust on that bike to the right?! looks like it's VERTICAL?!
Looks as if the whole tale is bent upwards. I'm betting its another bike the Dragon has bitten and was parked at the tree for the shot.

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We will be down there 2 weeks prior to you - otherwise would have been great to meet up!
I asked Twisty to give me a reminder but you may have too.

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WOO HOOO!! Your going to have a blast Jappy! We will be down there 2 weeks prior to you - otherwise would have been great to meet up!
UGH!! No!! Ok, I'll see what I can do to push the date back. I think one reason for the date is because the person I'm going with gets his sick days back around June. Dang! I so wanna meet other women that actually ride and are not all talk. Shoot, shoot shoot!!!

I'll honestly see if there is anyway to push it back. Problem may be getting another cabin. These things fill up so dang fast. If I can Pippi, see if you guys would want to split the tab on a 3 or 4 BR cabin. I have the site in the first post. If we have 3-4 ppl or couples, we'll be paying around $50 a piece. And the places are super nice. All we'd have to do is bring food or not if you so chose to eat out.
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Jappsy

They usually stay a little closer so they can devote more time to riding rather than fighting tourist traffic.

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They usually stay a little closer so they can devote more time to riding rather than fighting tourist traffic.

true.. I thought about that, but I also have my secret way around all that crapola.... From where the cabin is located you can take back roads to get there. Doesn't take more then 30 Min's. and you get to ride the kick butt roads out there as well. Oh well, just thought I'd throw it out there just in case.
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I asked Twisty to give me a reminder but you may have too.
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man, I wish I could get a cabin there, that 15 miles from maryville is a hard ride.

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Finally, I get to go to the Gap!!! I've been dying to go for over 2 yrs now, but the POS ex bf wouldn't allow me to go. Now that I'm happily single, I've made plans with a friend to hit the Tail of the Dragon. The date, so far, is set for June 16-17th but I may leave that Thursday.
You'll have a blast. We've been there several times and are heading back down to Tennessee on June 17th for the Honda Hoot. We always make it a point to do the Gap. The ride is awesome, as it sitting around the campground and watching the bikes come in and out.

And here's a pic from the Cherohalla.



The rider was okay, but had broken his arm, and you can see him sitting, facing the guard rail. He was pretty shaken up, though, and the rider with him kept going, probably unaware that his buddy was down. So, Jappy, do be careful. The more spirited your ride, the more you have to keep on your toes. But frankly, the riding down in TN is fantastic.
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