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I am thinking about trailering (enclosed) my 12 and a few other friends down to Deals Gap next year for a week long adventure. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

Before you get on my case about trailering the bikes there, I live in Toronto, Canada and plan to drive non-stop from here to there. Don't think I could last 15 hours non-stop on the bike and this way I don't have to worry about weather, cages, etc. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek">

How are the police towards speeding on this particular road?

Are there anyother similar roads in the vicinity?

Is is too hot in the summer months, or should we go in the Spring or Fall?

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i was there in may and the cops were out in force. video cameras then radio ahead to there buddies who pulled you over and cited. also were roadblocks at one point i went thru. just went thru again last month. they've since lowered the speed limit thru the gap to 30mph. was definitely crowded on weekend but great during the week

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I trailer also and im much closer that you. Law enforcment is much worse on weekends as is traffic,cages,cruisers ect. Weekdays are a blast ! Have fun...

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Hey Happy Camper, I live in Knoxville and am about an hours ride from the Gap. The weather question is really hard to answer. The last couple of years have been quite warm.. In fact it has been in the upper 80's and low 90's most of the summer.. It was in the mid 80's today.. We have had Christmas and it was below zero.. and we have also had Christmas and I was wearing shorts.
My opinion is the spring and fall are actually the nicest time to come down to ride.. You can time your trip to be in the area when the Redbud and Dogwood trees are in bloom.. It is just beautiful around here then..Also the Fall is beautiful if you can time it to see the leaves turn..The dead of summer is often just too hot for many riders to enjoy riding.. especially during the heat of the day.. I agree with the other guys who say to try and plan your trip during the week.. It really can get quite hectic on the weekend.. Especially when you have a bunch of "Flat Landers" trying to tame the Gap.. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol">
I am planning on staying at the new Mansion that was recently built with a couple other guys just for grins.. Here is a picture of it..Expensive, but not really that bad considering you can house up to 12 people..
Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.. I will say it really is an amazing place to ride..



www.smokymountainmansion.com

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And I prefer trailering because it saves your tires and less wear and tear you and the bike. Trailering alows you to bring tools, spare parts, more luggage, food for the trip, booze (most of the counties around there are dry) and when there is a group, others help out with the driving and cost of the transpotation down and back. Definitely plan on being down there during the week when it is less crowded, you'll enjoy it much more. There are plenty of other roads to ride besides 129, the Dragon, it's not very long and lots of work to ride fast. I like the Cherohala Skyway better because its much longer (40+ miles), very little traffic, very scenic (if you're ot going to fast to see it) and more turns than you'd care to try and count. Then it takes you toward GA where there are some other great roads, 68, 60, 180, etc. As long as the weather cooperates you'll have a blast. You should also consider WV, there are some great roads there too outside of Beckley, Huntington and Charleston. Early fall is a great time to go because it is not too hot, not too cool and you have daylight until at least 8 pm if you can last that long.

Have a great time a keep the board informed of when you're going, you just might get some 12R company!!

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The last time I went to the Gap, I was on a two week tour of the mid west and rode the bike from home. June...1999. I stayed in Cherokee N.C. for 2 days and hit the Gap both of those day. It was on a Monday and Tuesday 2nd week of June.
The weather was perfect...75 and sunny. Never saw any police in the Gap, and only one cruiser on the way over from N.C..Traffic was minimal, and only say 6 to 12 bikes. Blue Ridge parkway...now thats a different story. Crowded with campers and lots of park enforcement. I got nailed doing 45 in a 35....OH MY!!

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Won't get no shit from me about trailering. I'll throw the camper on the old Dodge, load the bikes in the enclosed snowmobile trailer and head out camping. Great way to ride new far away areas.

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