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Fastest Time Through Deals Gap?

318 Turns in 11 Miles.. but just a little over 9 Miles to the Overlook:

LEGEND: The record time for riding the Dragon is nine minutes.
True to some extent. There are riders past and present who can run the Dragon from the Overlook to the Crossroad of Time (9.3 miles) in nine minutes and change. These riders have been riding the Dragon for more than 10 years and know every nuance of the road. This was the original timed section for records back in the 1990s when Deals Gap Riding Society was formed. To be official one had to make the run from the Overlook to the Crossroads, turn around, and return to the Overlook. The total time was divided by 2. WARNING !!!! DO NOT TRY TO SET A NEW RECORD ON THE DRAGON ---- SERIOUS INJURY WILL RESULT AND YOU WILL NEVER BE THE FASTEST RIDER THERE ANYWAY.


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Anyone got any vids of people trying for the time?
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Wish I did. I have seen a video on the NET of some guys on Pocket Bikes hauling butt through the Dragon!

Deal's Gap >> Also Knows as the Tail Of The Dragon


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go to www.killboy.com lots of stuff there.

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2. WARNING !!!! DO NOT TRY TO SET A NEW RECORD ON THE DRAGON ---- SERIOUS INJURY WILL RESULT AND YOU WILL NEVER BE THE FASTEST RIDER THERE ANYWAY.
I agree. Trying to make a record time at the Dragon is just asking to eat ****. A lot of people die there year in and year out. And as many bikers as there are that go there...there are also quite a few cages that go there to drive and go over...WAY over the center lines...SPLAT!



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I like to go to the Dragon on Weekdays when it isn't so crowded.

MYTH: Riders die every week at the Dragon.
We have kept an accurate count of the deaths on the Dragon since 1995. The total count is 12., for an average a little better than 1.3 deaths a year. That is too many, but compared to the number of riders who come each year it is very low. We know of no deaths in cars or trucks

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Not talking about deaths in cars and trucks, talking about deaths by cars and trucks. I heard a story about some car who had to turn around, pulled a U turn in the exit of a turn, and some dude with a chick on the back came around hit the hood of the car, and one of them died (can't remember which one)



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Your Right >> Cagers do make the place scary at times. Thats why I prefer to go to the Gap on Weekdays only or in the off season when the weather is good!

Scariest crap I see is when other bikers or cars come over into my lane. That happens every time I ride through the gap.

I still Love that place!! :lol2:

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I love the Gap too. If you have never been its soooo worth it.
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i would frickin love to go, and truly hope to someday. i just live so damn far away from it.... grrr.... :(
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I have done some riding out West and I have to say that Deals Gap is about as good as anything in the Country >> with the exception of the Pacific Coast Highway

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TWT is going to have a spot on the tail... Looking forward to watching that! Going to run it next summer. What is resonable? 18 minutes?

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Be safe people, it's just a 2 lane road. No glory or honor to be had dying to break a non-important record.

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Yep, you aren't getting paid to ride it so it's not worth dying over, but it is one hell of a time. The Blue Ridge parkway is also awesome and it is a lot longer.

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Love the Skyway. Not crazy about the traffic at Deals but as others have said, better during the weekdays.

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shady valley, mountain city tennessee...

im 15 minutes away...thats my favorite place to ride ;-)
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We ran the gap last summer during the week several times...I forget what times the kid did but it was under 11:00 minutes, and that was to the store at the bottom. It helps to have a racing background if you are serious about running it...and mid mornings during the week are the best time to do it and really enjoy it. It is a great road, and I grew up just 25 miles away.

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2. WARNING !!!! DO NOT TRY TO SET A NEW RECORD ON THE DRAGON ---- SERIOUS INJURY WILL RESULT AND YOU WILL NEVER BE THE FASTEST RIDER THERE ANYWAY.
I agree. Trying to make a record time at the Dragon is just asking to eat s**t. A lot of people die there year in and year out. And as many bikers as there are that go there...there are also quite a few cages that go there to drive and go over...WAY over the center lines...SPLAT!
Not to mention an F-250 pulling a 10 ft trailer............ That sucked.
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