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Old 09-06-2011, 03:46 PM   #2851
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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.

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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.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:22 PM   #2852
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:24 PM   #2853
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I've ridden with PFFOG and he can ride.

Looked like huge chicken stripes on the phone. I can see it's been ridding to edge on the computer though.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:07 PM   #2854
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What are chicken stripes?

A-HAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:23 PM   #2855
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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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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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Everybody's always talking out the side of their mouths about our "dependency on foreign oil", what about our dependency on cheap china crap? Who exactly again is killing our dollar?

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Old 09-06-2011, 08:49 PM   #2856
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left side being worn more so than the right is normal ...generally because the crown in just about every road
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:10 PM   #2857
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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...
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:26 PM   #2858
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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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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...
Not if you ride a criuser with foot boards... Those things need to be ground down to a knife edge.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:35 PM   #2859
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:36 PM   #2860
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:14 AM   #2861
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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...
I will disagree, the footpegs, centerstand spools, and brake lever are fair game too. As long as not during a crash.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:15 AM   #2862
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:43 PM   #2863
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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
89A north of Sedona is also fun, as is 89 south of Congress. Goddammit, I miss Arizona.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:47 PM   #2864
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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
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:50 PM   #2865
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And the road up to Arizona Snowbowl if you end up in Flag.
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