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Old 09-06-2011, 10:30 AM   #2836
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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 Check out the bit of asphalt from Prescott, AZ to Jerome, AZ, especially the part that starts at Mingus West - Click here
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #2837
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Agreed on watching the zoo...it's good to go there and kibbitz and talk. I do try to bend through there when traversing, even though I ususally don't even ride the gap...I like the folks.

The guys we're all busting on were the same ones who came and helped me pick my bike up when the center stand broke putting it up for the night...just sayin'.

Folks are cool when ya meet em up close. And who else doesn't want to stay at a place that had to write up a sign like this:

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Old 09-06-2011, 10:57 AM   #2838
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Folks are cool when ya meet em up close. And who else doesn't want to stay at a place that had to write up a sign like this:
I worked in the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.
People would spread crap on the walls of the stalls.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:10 AM   #2839
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Do you ever turn right?
My cruiser has smaller chicken stripes.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:15 AM   #2840
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:24 AM   #2841
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I've ridden with PFFOG and he can ride.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:42 AM   #2842
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What are chicken stripes?
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:42 AM   #2843
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:43 AM   #2844
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:05 PM   #2845
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I LIVE in the mountains, ride in curves every day and my pilot road 2 tires have 4500 miles on them and still have all kinds of life left in them. Looking at your photo of your bike on a trailer I would suspect either that tire is really old with a lot of miles or is old and has been subjected to parking lot burnouts to show off for the squid crowd. I may be mistaken though lol.

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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!

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Old 09-06-2011, 12:22 PM   #2846
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Looks as though you like to burn your doughnuts to the left....or you bike's frame has been severely tweaked.

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Old 09-06-2011, 12:23 PM   #2847
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You need at least a ratty pair of jeans to do that.







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Old 09-06-2011, 12:28 PM   #2848
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Look at the bright side; Doc doesn't have to waste any time digging that bothersome fabric out of the wound....he can go straight to the gravel and grit.

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Old 09-06-2011, 01:45 PM   #2849
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There are all kinds of twisty roads around, but Deals Gap is a scene, a destination. Lots of bikes. Lots of fun stuff to look at. Kinda like a bike night. It's fun, despite what all the middle-aged hand wringers around here say.
I have to agree. Because of all the hype, you can meet interesting people from all over the world who have come there to ride it. It is a really fun road to ride if you like curves and you can catch it at the right time. The problem is that it has become so popular that it is not easy to find a time it is not full of road slugs and cops.

It is also an interesting place to see all kinds of exotic bikes and cars although it seems that as it gets more crowded, there are fewer sport bikes and more Harleys.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:05 PM   #2850
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I LIVE in the mountains, ride in curves every day and my pilot road 2 tires have 4500 miles on them and still have all kinds of life left in them. Looking at your photo of your bike on a trailer I would suspect either that tire is really old with a lot of miles or is old and has been subjected to parking lot burnouts to show off for the squid crowd. I may be mistaken though lol.

Tire had 50 Miles on it when I unloaded at Meadows of Dan VA, that is 10 days and 2700 miles later. Burn outs couldn't do one if I tried, it is a BMW boxer, and was loaded with bags and packed for camping. Front was also worn out in the same mileage, so it is from brisk riding, not throttle abuse.

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Looks as though you like to burn your doughnuts to the left....or you bike's frame has been severely tweaked.
The picture makes it look like there was lot of RH tread, in reality it might have measures a mm , not much left anywhere. As far as alignment, the LH side of a spirited riders tires will always wear first, as lefts are longer, thus faster, and with better sight lines acceleration a little more through the corner.

In '07 I had a NEW Pirelli corsa 3 that I cleaned off in 3 days and 1100 miles!

Just hard riding twisties, on an 90 hp bike, that weighs 500lbs, sans me and gear. Believe me NO spinning it up possible.
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