Just returned from Deals Gap!!!!
Wife Heather and I were down there for about a week. We trailered the bikes down from CT - what a long friggin' trip! The poor old Explorer wasn't liking the load it was pulling.
Had a great time down there. Tail of the Dragon is unbelievable! You cannot imagine this road until you ride it! We had Rick of Lone Wolf video our ride one day. If any of you have been down there or are going down there, say hello to Rick. This is one guy who absolutely rips on a bright yellow Gold Wing.
I can't say that we were as blazingly fast as some of the locals. We did have a great time learning the road and railing through the corners and did not have to make any contributions to the Tree of Shame. The only casulty was my front fender which developed a crack for some unknown reason. Anyone got a Titanium front fender hanging around?
We stayed at a little place in Robbinsville but had several lunches and fill-ups at the Deals Gap resort. What a cool bunch of people. In fact, just about everyone we met down in the South was friendly. We also rode the Cherohala Skyway and Route 28 south from the Gap. I don't think there is a straight road in that area. Everywhere you go - up mountains, down mountains, 15-20 mph turns. Crazy!
I recommend to everyone that if you haven't been, GO! You will not be disappointed by the riding. Over 900 miles (one way - we put about 2400 miles on the truck during this trip), and I would pack up and go again in a heartbeat.
I'll try to get some pictures up soon.