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I know it's hard on a national forum to get much participation but just curious how many members would be interested in a weekend trip in and around the Deal's Gap area?

I was part of the Ducati.ms gap trip a few years ago. It was weird at first as I didn't know anyone but actually made a friend or two in the end plus I'm not really a Ducati "guy". Hahhaha
 

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I've been wanting to go, this would be a great excuse!
 

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I went up last year and i was expecting a cruiser and squid nightmare but it was actually fun. i got to see several harley guys flop over in the parking lot before even making to the road and a few race suit wearing sportbike guys going 15mph around the corners but overall no giant trucks on the wrong side of the road or anything scary.

The road is a lot like all the roads where I live but it was fun going out and seeing all the other bikes. I stayed at the two wheel inn the first 3 nights (TWO WHEEL inn) which has a little mini garage for your bike. The place is set up to ride your bike in the garage attached to your room, a two wheel INN. Guess what, myself and one other guy rode their bikes there and EVERYONE else trailered their bikes there lmao! Trailering your bikes to a motorcycle resort? Come on! Some of the guys trailered their bikes from the same state or a neighboring state, now that was funny as ****.

My gf decided to ride with me instead of taking her bike so we were 2up the entire time but it was a lot of fun. We had 3 harley guys trying not to use pull offs on us (everyone else was nice and did use them) but I fixed that buy simply flying up on them after they rode past 2 or 3 pull offs going 10mph. I would rev the bike and go up on them pretty quick to give them a scare and 2 finally pulled off and I gave them a thank you wave. The 3rd had a big parade going behind him and was a major *** so I just passed him on a spot that had a clear view (took about .5 seconds to get around his slow *** lol)

I also stayed at the actual deals gap resort. Both places were fun, the two wheel in was nicer and loved the garage and spotless room and the deals gap was a little more fun being right in the center of things and no one bothered the bike. If I go back I think I will split it up the same way, half the time at the two wheel and half at deals gap.
 

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I'd consider hauling the bike down just so I can take my SM too.
 

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Deals gap does nothing for me, it's only a couple of curves, in what, 11 miles? not so thrilling to me. the only attraction for me is having the ability to get some good pics from Killboy.

I am blessed to have the devils highway in my backyard. Formerly known as Route 666 in central eastern Arizona. In the days of political correctiveness, it is now called hwy191. The stretch I ride is about 100 miles long, and has well over 5000 curves, and probably 3500 ft elevation change from start to finish. Gorgeous scenery as you crest the peaks, and lush forests as you bottom between the hills. An awesome ride I love to do at least 3 times a year. Its a serious workout.
And the best part, no cops, no tourists, and NO wannabes. It's pretty much deserted!
All it needs is a good photographer ;-)

So you guys have fun over at the gap, if you ever make it out to the southwest, give me a ring, I'll take you out to some of the best the desert has to offer.
Check out my SpringFast ride. Every May we ride the Devils Highway. It's quite a ride...
 

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Hey you're in my hometown. I live in Sellersburg, IN (sadly).
Yeah, we've met once at least at a louisville-sportbikes gathering when I had the 1098. I've only been on a handful of their rides though. Didn't care for blasting down straights in populated areas at 100+, and passing cars in curvy sections on double yellows :)
 

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I try to ride the Dragon once every year or so. First rode it in 1990. Was there this past September. Go during the week, when school is in session, unless you want to deal with the slowpokes slowing you down and the Marc Marques wannabees running up your ***.
While you're in the area, also ride the Cherohola and the Devil's Triangle.
I'd love to do a group ride, but not in the cards this year.
 

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Plan to attend this year 30 April to 3 May if weather is nice. I will haul though...coming from STL, the ride there would be cool, but riding back after a spirited weekend on those curves may not be as fun.
 

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Yeah, we've met once at least at a louisville-sportbikes gathering when I had the 1098. I've only been on a handful of their rides though. Didn't care for blasting down straights in populated areas at 100+, and passing cars in curvy sections on double yellows :)
Ahhh yes, I do remember.

I hate those rides as well which is why I don't ride big group rides much anymore, unless I'm leading...then the "fast" guys get mad cause I ain't goin' fast enough. Hahaha...
 

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Not sure where devil's triangle is, have to look that up! I'm planning on heading down to Blood Mountain again, only been once and it was pretty fun. Weekdays is the way to go for sure. Best time I ever had on the dragon was Thanksgiving day morning :D Only other person I saw was someone lost at the inn at the corner of 129 and whatever.
 

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I'm in.....I live a couple hrs away so I'll be there. let's set a date and get this thing organized. It would be nice to see a group of N1Ks
 

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I'm pretty busy until the middle to the end of August. Unless someone want to setup something else before then I'll have to wait a bit. Tentatively I'm thinking the weekend of August 29th.
 
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