I am finally getting the chance to take a trip to Deal’s Gap. I will be heading down on July 26, spending 2 full days there, and heading back on July 29. Anyone who would like to join is more than welcome. The dates are set, but I’m just starting to look at accommodations. Any suggestions would be welcome.
The plan is to take 81 south to Maryville, TN on Wednesday and stay at the Dragon Pitt Inn(should be there by 11pm or so). Get up and run the tail on day 2, spend the night and then take 2 days to come back on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. So far it’s just me and a buddy who lives around the corner from me. I love my F4i, but this is gonna be a trip for my ST1300. . .
I’ll be getting on where it intersects with 66, around Strasburg, VA. I’m coming from Northern Virginia. If I every take my F4i I’m gonna trailer it down. I’m toast after 2 hours of hwy riding on my F4i. The ST is awesome on the highway and the twistes. I’ve actually found that I ride harder on my ST than on my F4i. . . it’s kinda weird. When I run the mountains on my F4i I have at least an inch of chicken strips, but on my ST I run all the way up to the sidewall.