well, this was the first time I could get a connection to the internet since I got here. A few things. Yes, its my first time. The wireless is hooked up do a dialup modem.. haha.
first things first. I came with 2 guys that rode from montreal. They slept at my place saturday, and we came down sunday. Sleeping in teh durango sucked. we have these REALLY ewird bites all over. They're like extremely small mosquito bites, but they're all over. I have maybe 16 between my wrist and my elbow just on one hand. The two guys were from kawiforums.com, but one rides a raven r1. he came down for the r1 convention, and holy god there's a ton of them. I think right now, at this very moment there's in the nieghborhood of 65 parked in the street outside the cabins, and there are 2xx registered.
We ran the cherohala skyway sunday, and it was an AMAZING road. you guys were right that you cant go wrong with any road around here, but its so twisty its annoying to drive a car. the a pillars get in teh way. skyway is maybe a 45, or 50mph, and I saw triple digits with no worries of going off. I was in a pack of 16 bikes, one guy just stood it up, staright into a sweeping right. It was teh nicest r1 in the pack, raven with carbon fairings, seat, screen, etc etc etc. The front clip is somewhere int eh mountains, but it was ridable back. we putted back towards town, a 2 hour ride back, and we got the slow down from a LOT of bikes comin up. sure enough, the rest of the pack that didnt see the first wreck got in one themselves. This one was BAD. a decreasing radius right, and one guy just lowsided from what it looked like. the bike went and lodged under the guard rail. the subframe ripped the gastank right off, and was sitting above the front wheel...imagine that. the guy was laying about 30 feet away on his back with a towel. he bounced off the rail. ended up getting airlifted somewhere. broken pelvis, they dont know if he's going to walk again. needless tosay we came back and ditched the bikes for the rest of the night. No recks today, we jdust ran the gap 4 times, and ran to another country to get boozy, since this is a dry county. i think its stupid because i dont drink, but hwatever, it was a fun journey. the gap is very cool. very very cool. I was worried before i came that it was a ROAD... no track day, you cant trust anthing etc. well, they keep it in very good shape. there are no gravel in the 11 miles, and no really sketchy turns.
this is just an amazing vacation. the first day was a little sketchy, but al in all, i have a cool cabin, cool guys here, everyone is so nice, and i cant wait to ride for the rest of the week. enjoy the shitty michigan weather, roads, and lack of turns..