Deals Gap will always be a special spot for me and motorcycling. It was the first BIG bike trip I ever went on in my early days of sport biking. It became a habit to head down there for a few Memorial weekends and a couple labor day trips.
My buddy Jim said he was doing the trip this year and I was in since me and the ZX-10R haven't played rough for a few years. The plan was to truck the bikes down (I know the journey is part of the ride, too bad) and day one was pretty freaky a hour north of Indianapolis Indiana. All hell broke loose with lightning and tornado sirens blaring as me and my friend Mike who was following me on his ST1300 were hiding out in a gas station. The worst part was the guy working there said it was leveled twice!! :0 What would be the chance of a third??? That night we got to Indy safely but not after seeing two semis tipped over in ditches and trees torn up.
It was funny seeing the faces of riders when they saw the Ninjas parked in front! :)
After that I was done going fast and Jim caught up to me and we hit traffic so slow my cooling fan was running and Jim pulled off and we headed back to load up the bikes.
Things to remember when doing the gap or anywhere that curves are plentiful. Always ride within YOUR PACE!! Also the YELLOW line will kill you, stay off it and keep your body away from it when leaning left. Besides all the folks that will be coming the other way liking your lane more that you. Be Safe!!