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JoeyBones 09-06-2011 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by slartidbartfast (Post 16783093)
So you had a nice long ride, spoiled with disappointment by "The Gap"

I probably should have worded my post differently. I went through the Gap last weekend with a buddy who had never been and we were in the area. I knew it was going to be crowded, but at the moment I went through (one time one direction) it was worse than I thought it was going to be. But I had a great weekend and if I hit the Gap again, it'll be off-season on a weekday.

No regrets, no disappointments - it just is what it is.


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Originally Posted by Jim Moore (Post 16793930)
I don't understand. What's the problem with that? I did most of it in first gear on my GS last time I was there. Second gear was just too high for most of those turns.

In the past I've gone through there mostly in third. I probably should have said "10 to 20 miles an hour all the way through" this time around since shift points differ. I did see some people rolling the other direction at a pretty good clip, so if I had hung around..... who knows?

As it was I jumped on 28 and had the road almost to myself (my buddy headed back to TN) all the way to SC over two days with some side trips - an awesome ride that trumped even the mostly-empty Cherohala early on Saturday morning.

Roam 09-06-2011 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by AustinJake (Post 16796236)
strips

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...osVanRobin.jpg

Roam 09-06-2011 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by enduro0125 (Post 16796126)
I've ridden with PFFOG and he can ride. :deal


Looked like huge chicken stripes on the phone. I can see it's been ridding to edge on the computer though.

IheartmyNx 09-06-2011 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Blur (Post 16796231)
:y0!


What are chicken stripes?


A-HAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

IheartmyNx 09-06-2011 08:23 PM

DAKEZ and Lemmi? Lexi? should be along shortly to tell you you're doing something wrong...


something prolly along the lines of "good form" and expecting the unexpectable... Or some other magic 8 ball mumbo jumbo... or something else patronizing.


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Originally Posted by PFFOG (Post 16795016)
There are dozens of BETTER roads within a 100 mile radius. But the GAP is the famous one that every pirate, racer wannabee, car club etc dreams about, because of the marketing and its fame.

I have been going to the area for several years at least once a year for a week and a half at a time. I always waste at least one to 1-1/2 sets of tires in that time (2500-3000 miles), and have only ridden the GAP once in the last 5 years, and that was to get where I was going, not to ride the road.

Here is a week old Pilot Road 2 at 2700 miles, it was new when I arrived in southern VA, as you can see, plenty of twisties in the area!

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1273184051.jpg


JeffS77 09-06-2011 08:49 PM

left side being worn more so than the right is normal ...generally because the crown in just about every road

lemieuxmc 09-06-2011 09:10 PM

It is generally considered good riding form when the only part of your bike ground down is the tire tread.

Truly, you should have known... :wink:

DAKEZ 09-06-2011 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by IheartmyNx (Post 16800187)
DAKEZ and Lemmi? Lexi? should be along shortly to tell you you're doing something wrong... something prolly along the lines of "good form" and expecting the unexpectable... Or some other magic 8 ball mumbo jumbo... or something else patronizing.

:thwak

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Originally Posted by lemieuxmc (Post 16800485)
It is generally considered good riding form when the only part of your bike ground down is the tire tread.

Truly, you should have known... :wink:

Not if you ride a criuser with foot boards... Those things need to be ground down to a knife edge. :wink:

lemieuxmc 09-06-2011 09:35 PM

Only you hard ridin 1%'er types! :clap

DAKEZ 09-06-2011 10:36 PM

2%'r :lol3

PFFOG 09-07-2011 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by lemieuxmc (Post 16800485)
It is generally considered good riding form when the only part of your bike ground down is the tire tread.

Truly, you should have known... :wink:

I will disagree, the footpegs, centerstand spools, and brake lever are fair game too. As long as not during a crash.

PFFOG 09-07-2011 08:15 AM

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Along with the occasional cylinder head, and knee puck :D



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Jim Moore 09-07-2011 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ParrotheadJeff (Post 16795728)
I'd like to go to Deal's Gap sometime in the future just to see everything there. Until then, I think I've discovered a pretty twisty road this past weekend :wink: Check out the bit of asphalt from Prescott, AZ to Jerome, AZ, especially the part that starts at Mingus West - Click here :deal

89A north of Sedona is also fun, as is 89 south of Congress. Goddammit, I miss Arizona.

ParrotheadJeff 09-07-2011 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Moore (Post 16804642)
89A north of Sedona is also fun, as is 89 south of Congress. Goddammit, I miss Arizona.

Thanks for the info - I'll have to look those up when I get down there again :wink:

Jim Moore 09-07-2011 12:50 PM

And the road up to Arizona Snowbowl if you end up in Flag.


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