I'll be riding down and around the deal's gap on the week of April 8th with a buddy. We will be riding from the low thirties. Last year we had some snow flurryes below freezing in the white Mountains but it lasted only a couple of hours. so I you see a couple of riders still wearing the electrique kit on the 81 near Harrisburg, don't worry we're about to take it off :-).
From Montr?®al Qu?®bec right down to Bryson city. Planning riding the dragon in the middle of the week and may be reach Nashville via the Jack Daniels distillery to go back in the cool air. My Buddy is a little musician and I like whisky. We make a top trio LOL . 8 to 10 day trip depending of the weather and our mood.
One reason why I envy the Harley crowd, the merchandising. Anywhere you can find Harley T-shirt with the location name and bring it back as souvenir. It's harder for us beemer to find something casual to wear. I have my bmwoa turtle neck ! If you could forward me some good location I'll make a point to go there. The stuff I buy says Goretex, Kevlar, Aramid, dryteck etc... Last time I went to Miami Daytona they had nice T-shirt and I finally bought those bmw technic brief so I could show my wife's best friend my briefs when she showed us her latest. But hers were nicer than mine.
I've been down the Deal's gap a few time and I'm looking for family dining, and reasonnable lodging. I tend to steer off the tourist trap. We'll start with a motel in Harrisburg, after the Rosewood inn in Bryson city, for a few days (Base camp) for the surrounding roads. It's the way up we.ll have to improvise a bit.
If you have good adress to lunch or just see things please post your suggestions.
I'll keep in touch with the forum during my trip so if you happen to be nearby may be can meet and have coffee. My accent is much worse than my tiping :-)