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Old 09-04-2006, 09:47 AM   #1
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Deals Gap Pics

Godsukis thread for his trip got me looking and another forum a guy had these pics. That place looks sick!
It must not be a big deal for the guys who live in that area, but I know its a fantastic place for sportbikes. Just look at the pics.

http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/View...x?a=316329&s=0

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Old 09-04-2006, 02:45 PM   #2
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Been there several times but Arkansas is better and closer.
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:34 AM   #4
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Been there several times but Arkansas is better and closer.
agree. headed back sept 15th-17th for a hayabusa meet.
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:43 AM   #5
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Been there several times but Arkansas is better and closer.
Where in Arkansas and how are the cops?
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:23 AM   #6
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I have been several times and I only saw cops in the bigger towns...never on the twisties.

There are a lot of roads...Way too many to list. But here are some of the best. HWY 7 north of Hot Springs Village to Harrison, Hwy23 the Pig Trail from Ozark to Eurika Springs and 123 near Mt Judea. The whole state is a Deals Gap. Traffic is very minimal. You might come across a total of 10 cars!

I can produce a map if someone wants to plan a trip up there.
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A friend of mine has gone there and said it was awesome. How long does it take to get to get to the good roads from Houston? Also what is the pavement like?
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I am trying to figure out why deals gap has become such a place to be when I have been all over Nor Cal with less traffic and more roads?
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To get to Arkansas, it'll take about 8 hours in a car/truck hauling bikes. Then you can stop and unload and ride just about anywhere. The pavement is on par with racers road. Very nice.

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I am trying to figure out why deals gap has become such a place to be when I have been all over Nor Cal with less traffic and more roads?
It is just the mecca type of thing to do. Yeah it is nice. The scenes are beautiful. The 318 turns in 11 miles seems to be the draw. But there are many more fun places to ride that are closer. I think Deals Gap is so popular because most of the people that go there have never been to Arkansas! Lol. Deals Gap is cluttered with bikes and cars on the weekend and it isn't very much fun to ride. When I would go, I would ride the Gap early in the morning and then go ride the rest of the area during the day once the traffic picked up.

It is still a very memorable moment in my life. My signature pic and avatar were both taken on the gap. And if you haven't been, you have got to go at least once.
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Where in Arkansas and how are the cops?
Head 59N and keep going until you get to Texarkana. Turn east on the freeway (don't remember which, to lazy to look it up I am heading to work in 5min) and 30 min later you are in Arkansas. That place is like the scenic drive capital of the south ozarks.

They have a highway system that starts in the Southwest part of the state and leads straight to state capital (Little Rock, nearly the almost easterly part of the state) then jack knifes straight back to the Northwesterly part of the state. The highway system, i speak of, is the major freeway system, which bypasses the much more jagged direct routes adding more mileage to the full trip. But alot of the direct routes are paved by the hillsides and ranch lands of the state.

Most of them are two-lane only(one direction each lane) and if you slip off a side of one of them you might not get help for a half hour or bit later. Most of the bigger cities are fewer and far in between. I have relatives that live up in Harrison and my cousin is in the volunteer fire dept up there.

My pop hates driving directly because it takes so long and if you get stuck behind and 18wheeler u may be coasing behind him for a while. Lots of twists(and shade ++) but really questionable the next time you will run upon another gas station. Most of the cager folks are riding the major freeway so congestion is out of picture on the scenic route unless there is an accident or something.

Sorry for the banter and misspellings but tried to type this fast so I could head to work. Have fun.

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