Thanks for the offer, but I'd prefer to ride down. Last year I went on a 1300 mile trip with a buddy to Canada, this will be significantly longer I think but I'm willing to risk it.. I'm planning on doing quite a bit of maintenance before leaving LOLPossibly go with us, we are renting a trailer that can accomodate 6 bikes, taking a truck to pull it and following in a 5 seat sedan. Thus eliminating the 800+ miles of highway to get there and in the worst case of a wreck or break down, no one would be faced with huge towing/repair bills. We havent picked the weekend yet, but would most likely do a Thurs-Sunday trip.
I'm thinkin 2 days travel to get down to the gap and 2 days in the area then just highway back.. I was planning a Mon-Thurs + Fri traveling back but you think I should move that ahead a day?There is no good ones in the area. But go down south another 3hrs or so to ATL and you have the best joints in the country!!!
I'm 1.5hrs from Deals Gap.
Recommending going Sun-Wed...less cops in the area.
Your Suby is ugly, bugeye FTW
Nice, did you stay at a motel there or something in Pigeon Forge? I wanna find a place that's like a bar/hotel so one night I can get **** faced and spend half the next day recovering :icon_lol:Not sure how much riding you want to do, but when I rode the gap, I stayed in Pigeon Forge so that I could get alcohol, and have stuff to do at night. It is a bit of a ride over to Deals Gap from Pigeon Forge, but an awesome ride. I think it is redlight 3 or 4, make a right, and you are on tight twisties for an hour and some change, and the directions to get there are simple. You come out on US 129 (the road that the Gap is on) about 1/4 of a mile before the start, so you don't have to worry about THP stopping you, since you can run the speed limit which I think is 25 now, for the 1/4 mile without being completely miserable.
^That's more fun to ride than 129 IMO. I love fast sweepers!!!As far as other roads, I do not remember the name of the 2 you hit if you stay in Pigeon Forge, but they are nice, as is the Cherohala highway. The Cherohala is an awesome ride, and something different from the slow, and tight curves of the gap. Imagine 100mph+ sweepers that just never end, and you have the Cherohala.