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Old 06-22-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
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Thornton Gap Report- US 211 aka Squid Alley

for the non-VA people, that would be US 211 from Sperryville to Luray VA crossing the Shenandoah National Park at the first place south of mile mark 0; which is at Front Royal, VA.

Deals Gap revisited. The powers that be have dropped the speed limit to 45mph. People at Mountainside Market say the locals are tired of hauling sports bikes and body bags off the mountain every weekend.

They are talking about cameras in the trees, if this doesn't work.

Also, on the weekends, the LEO's are stopping all bikes and checking paperwork, registration, license, etc.

so be careful out there boys and girls
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Old 06-22-2004, 07:55 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up...I guess I won't be going there anytime soon..If I can resist.
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Old 06-22-2004, 07:59 PM   #3
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the locals were saying it's fine during the week. I always found early Sunday morning is a really good time.
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Old 06-23-2004, 01:34 AM   #4
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I rolled through with my loud obnoxious supermoto since the crackdown and had no problems.

211/Thornton's Gap is a great place to ride through. It is NOT a good destination. The squids get there and go up/down/up/down pinning it in the straights.

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Old 06-23-2004, 04:06 AM   #5
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I rolled through with my loud obnoxious supermoto since the crackdown and had no problems.

211/Thornton's Gap is a great place to ride through. It is NOT a good destination. The squids get there and go up/down/up/down pinning it in the straights.

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yep.

they are headed down the same path as Deal's Gap.
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Old 06-23-2004, 04:24 AM   #6
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yep.

they are headed down the same path as Deal's Gap.
I noticed the change to 45mph Saturday morning but forgot to mention it here; thanks for the update.

The lack of imagination exhibited by the 211 squids never ceases to amaze me. It's a fun few corners, but it's only a few corners. Go for a ride, you idjuts!
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Old 06-23-2004, 04:33 AM   #7
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yep.

they are headed down the same path as Deal's Gap.
Color me unimpressed with DG. Too short, too far away.

209 better ! Hell, a 450+ mile backroad ride is better.

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Old 06-24-2004, 04:39 AM   #8
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I noticed the change to 45mph Saturday morning but forgot to mention it here; thanks for the update.

The lack of imagination exhibited by the 211 squids never ceases to amaze me. It's a fun few corners, but it's only a few corners. Go for a ride, you idjuts!



hey Peppie, are you getting this???
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Old 06-27-2004, 08:25 PM   #9
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Color me unimpressed with DG. Too short, too far away.

209 better ! Hell, a 450+ mile backroad ride is better.

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Gotta differ with you on DG. I just rode it a few weeks ago on my '99 F4. It was the perfect road for that bike. very enjoyable. 209 is defiinitely more technical, but not nearly as smooth.

Thanks for the heads up on thornton gap. I haven't run it in awhile Freak, but usually head up there one weekday a month just to get my fill.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:36 AM   #10
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[QUOTE=twistedmind] 209 is defiinitely more technical, but not nearly as smooth.

Where is 209?

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Where is 209?
It runs south from Hot Springs, NC.
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It runs south from Hot Springs, NC.
Thanks "call me peaches", since my typing and logging in abilities are so errant.
btw, what's up with the "call me peaches" bit?
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:18 AM   #13
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btw, what's up with the "call me peaches" bit?
Nothin' much. Steve and harpoon thought it amusing when I ordered a side dish of peaches at lunch in some West Virginia diner. Thenceforth I was "Peaches." Easily amused, those two are.
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We can start callin ya Buffy if you prefer.

PS One has to be easily amused to ride with you lovelies.
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We can start callin ya Buffy if you prefer.

PS One has to be easily amused to ride with you lovelies.
Yah - I prefer Tim as "Buffy".

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