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Old May 14th, 2019, 03:33 PM   #1
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Our own Triple Jim and his daughter rippin up the "Dragon" at Deal's Gap, NC. Damn she can ride the wheels off that 250!

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Old May 14th, 2019, 04:44 PM   #2
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Old May 14th, 2019, 05:24 PM   #3
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Daughter was on the 250, and I was on the Yamaha DT100 for those who didn't know.

Funny when the fast bikes passed us. We usually keep it down to about 40 since the whole Dragon has a 30 MPH speed limit. The turns are still plenty of fun at that speed, but we don't get tickets, and going fast in the straights isn't really much fun anyway.
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where's all the stop lights? stop signs? shopping centers, shopping malls, van driving soccer moms, texting, weaving idiots?

Hey, looks like you had fun down there. That DT was haulin' butt, eh Jim? Impressive. Sure looks like Ducati country.
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Old May 14th, 2019, 08:33 PM   #6
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where's all the stop lights? stop signs? shopping centers, shopping malls, van driving soccer moms, texting, weaving idiots?

Hey, looks like you had fun down there. That DT was haulin' butt, eh Jim? Impressive. Sure looks like Ducati country.

The DT100 ran pretty well. The increased exhaust duration didn't hurt the bottom and mid at all. Georgia got 67 mpg with the 250 carbs you rebuilt, too. We checked a couple tanks.

You would have a blast on a Ducati there. Next year's meet is May 3rd to May 10th. If you think you want to attend, let me know.
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Wow, 67 mpg most impressive. Looked like quite a number of bikes are attracted to the area, with the influx it brings income, financial stability to the local area? That hotel looked packed.
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Looked like quite a number of bikes are attracted to the area, with the influx it brings income, financial stability to the local area? That hotel looked packed.
This was the 20th annual 2-stroke meet, and we reserve the whole Deals Gap Motel for the week. We already have it booked for next year. I've attended for ten years so far.

You're right about the area. That whole region is motorcycle-friendly and caters to the needs of riders.
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Nice! It looks gorgeous there, both the scenery and the road.
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Daughter was on the 250, and I was on the Yamaha DT100 for those who didn't know.

Funny when the fast bikes passed us. We usually keep it down to about 40 since the whole Dragon has a 30 MPH speed limit. The turns are still plenty of fun at that speed, but we don't get tickets, and going fast in the straights isn't really much fun anyway.
Not encouraging doing anything illegal, but I've gone ~60 through some corners there and 90+ past a bike cop and he didn't even turn his lights on. I've never seen anyone get a ticket who stayed in their lane and in control.
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Not encouraging doing anything illegal, but I've gone ~60 through some corners there and 90+ past a bike cop and he didn't even turn his lights on. I've never seen anyone get a ticket who stayed in their lane and in control.
It must have been a while for you then. Guys in our group as well as others have gotten tickets in recent years for 10 mph over or more. They sit at a hairpin turn and point their radar guns at anyone approaching in either direction.
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it would make sense that with such an influx of bikes, speeding will be evident, if not rampant. the Dragon being so well known, its not a secret that some street racing will, in fact, occur.

The local constabulary are obliged to enforce, while the funding aids their budgets. A simple fact of life.
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They get a death or two there each year, so mainly the cops just try to hold that down so they don't get blamed for contributing to the problem.

One day last week one of our guys came back saying that he saw a guy on a Harley get a ticket. We were all shocked until it came out that it was for crossing the line. That day the cops were giving out tickets for crossing the center line, but not for speeding.
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They get a death or two there each year, so mainly the cops just try to hold that down so they don't get blamed for contributing to the problem.

One day last week one of our guys came back saying that he saw a guy on a Harley get a ticket. We were all shocked until it came out that it was for crossing the line. That day the cops were giving out tickets for crossing the center line, but not for speeding.
LOL, that was me. We had to laugh.......
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LOL, that was me. We had to laugh.......
Lane told me about it. I guess you guys were both there at the time.
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It must have been a while for you then. Guys in our group as well as others have gotten tickets in recent years for 10 mph over or more. They sit at a hairpin turn and point their radar guns at anyone approaching in either direction.
I was up there last fall on the bikes, and during hurricane Florence in my Miata. I try to go to the dragon every year. Now that it's only 4 hours away taking the car there is not a big deal at all. The bike needs to be trailered though.
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This was the 20th annual 2-stroke meet, and we reserve the whole Deals Gap Motel for the week. We already have it booked for next year. I've attended for ten years so far.

You're right about the area. That whole region is motorcycle-friendly and caters to the needs of riders.
i may have talked to you jim, about 7 years ago. my wife and I was up at the gap during, or directly before or after the two stroke meet. i was admiring some old smokers, and a few guys was ribbing me about having socks that was older than I was. lol
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i may have talked to you jim, about 7 years ago. my wife and I was up at the gap during, or directly before or after the two stroke meet. i was admiring some old smokers, and a few guys was ribbing me about having socks that was older than I was. lol
Cool. It's amazing how many guys in the motorcycle world drift through the meet. Come on by next year, May 3rd - May 10th.
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Ja-Moo just sent me this to give to my daughter. (thanks very much John)
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She literally hauls ass on that 250!
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