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Deals Gap - Jan. 12th

Just back from a ride across the Cherahaulass Skyway and Deals Gap.

Ran across a little ice on the road on the N. Carolina side of the Skyway - Nothing too bad,
but I was really ripping it up on the Tennesee side when all of a sudden I saw it...oops, time to slow down.

About a dozen bikes up at Deals Gap today...some crazy old man on a KTM 525 Super Motard was flying through there, but using both lanes - not sure how he's lived that long.

My K1200S did pretty well up there...surprised a couple of the sportbike riders that routinely do track days. The front end up came up a few times, getting on it, exiting uphill curves...hey where'd my steering go?

Anyway, a very nice break from ol' man winter.

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Just back from a ride across the Cherahaulass Skyway and Deals Gap.

Ran across a little ice on the road on the N. Carolina side of the Skyway - Nothing too bad,
but I was really ripping it up on the Tennesee side when all of a sudden I saw it...oops, time to slow down.

About a dozen bikes up at Deals Gap today...some crazy old man on a KTM 525 Super Motard was flying through there, but using both lanes - not sure how he's lived that long.

My K1200S did pretty well up there...surprised a couple of the sportbike riders that routinely do track days. The front end up came up a few times, getting on it, exiting uphill curves...hey where'd my steering go?

Anyway, a very nice break from ol' man winter.
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I know the old man, he is over 60 and probably one of the 10 fastes guy's on the gap. I've never seen him use both lanes.
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I'm in Alabama. I can't wait for my time off and the weather to coincide so that I can head out to the Cherohala and Deal's Gap.

My Avatar is from last summer when I had a VFR.
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...some crazy old man on a KTM 525 Super Motard was flying through there, but using both lanes - not sure how he's lived that long.
I know that guy too - not his name but I rode with him. Met him on the last overlook and then we ran the Foothills Parkway together. I learned a LOT following him and I was following him with an ever increasing distance as he ran away form me. That ole man was absolutely AWESOME! On the gap he held one of the straightest lines I have ever seen and he never even got close to the center line.

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...surprised a couple of the sportbike riders that routinely do track days.
You'ld be surprised how often I've done that on a KR. These bikes really handle well on the street and the roll on power is teriffic.

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Why do you torture us northern riders like this I won't get any of my bikes out of the garage for a while yet with the snow, ice and salt on the roads. Enjoy the riding
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Why do you torture us northern riders like this I won't get any of my bikes out of the garage for a while yet with the snow, ice and salt on the roads. Enjoy the riding
Yeah, but when we have several months of near 100 degree/95% humidity days in the summer you can taunt us with impunity.

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