Lair of the Dragon??? Lets call it what it is Deal Gap

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Nitzo, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. DirtyRider

    DirtyRider Pessimistic Optimist

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    Hey Joe!! Yes, the KLR is still in pieces. I need to get it back together, but after this long, I'm not even sure if I could remember what went where!! Give me a call some time, we need to ride!
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  2. Steve W.

    Steve W. Boxer Pilot

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    I agree it's Deal's Gap. Back in the '70's we rode our Honda 550's and 750's through that area a lot and never thought about it. Just another curvy road. I remember stopping at the "Crossroads of Time" gas station. Then one of the magazines (Cycle??) did a piece about the road as a hidden race track. It hasn't been the same since. Last time I went up there the road was clogged with pirates.
    Cheers
    Steve 01GS 78S
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  3. Okeedokee

    Okeedokee Cranky Bastard

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    The beginning of the end of anything good is when it starts to get talked up.
    My solution to the problem: Look for my own little "honey holes".
    Be it places that are good to fish, good to hunt or good to ride.
    THEN, I KEEP IT TO MYSELF!
    I know better than to believe that I have discovered any place in this old world we live in. But it's damn fun to pretend like I did!
    And when others stumble upon one of "my" spots, it's cool to hear how they love it for their own reasons.
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  4. rush2112_2112

    rush2112_2112 Been here awhile

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    Couldn't have said it better. Heck, we go up 68 to Tellico and do a round trip on the Skyway which is sooo much more fun than 129. :D
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  5. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    how long ago was that?

    I started riding up from Wilmington in 1976 on my brand spanking new XT500C :eek1 and it was paved then, or I'm having a senior moment?

    450 miles one way on a 500cc single with a 2.3 gallon tank, floppy front fender and old school square block trials tires and all my camping stuff strapped on the back.

    you have no idea the bad thoughts I have about my first ex destroying all my photo albums
    :kboom
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  6. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    it would be NC28

    like "Devil's Stairs" is Buck Creek Gap (NC80)

    "Diamondback" is NC226A

    'the Snake" is Iron Mountain (US421)

    "Devil's Triangle" is Oliver Springs/TN116
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  7. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    maybe Rider?

    I forget, but knew it wouldn't turn out well
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  8. Zrexrob

    Zrexrob Fla Mountains...yep!

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    Next thing ya'know someone will be taking pics of you slaying the dragon and selling them in the interwebz:deal
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