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Yellow Wolf , I am coming to Knoxville this weekend on business. I am having to come in the cage. I am thinking about loading the KLR and bringing it with. I 've never been to the Gap and would like to make a run or two before heading back to Texas. I would really like to meet "The Dragon Slayer" while I am there. :lol:
Coming from Knoxville, what town do I put in my GPS to get to the start of the Dragon?
Thanks, Don
 

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Taken from the Deals Gap web page.

Deals Gap Web Page said:
Physical Address

We are located at 17548 Tapoco Road, Tapoco, NC 28771

Driving Directions

We are on US Highway 129 where it meets North Carolina State Road 28, just south of the Tennessee and North Carolina State line. We are 18 miles north of Robbinsville, NC.

GPS Coordinates

N35*27.968' by W083*55.174'

From the North:

From I-81 merge onto I-40 West towards Knoxville, TN.

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From I-75 head south, and exit at I-275 south towards Knoxville, TN. Merge onto I-40 West and stay in the left lane of the two lane exit. This will put you in the correct lane for your exit.

Once you approach Knoxville, TN look for exit number 386B, marked "US 129 / Smoky Mountains". Follow US 129 south for approximately 54 miles. Watch for the US129 signs. Always follow signs for US129. It will turn at a few intersections where the main road continues straight, so you will miss it if you are not paying attention! As you approach North Carolina, you will ride the Dragon, and it's 318 curves in 11 miles, and then you will see the state line and the "Welcome to North Carolina" sign. We are on the left once you enter North Carolina.

From the South:

From the Atlanta area take I-575 north until it ends and merges into the 515. Follow the 515 north. From the 515 take the 60 North/East towards Murphy. At this point the road will have merged with US highway 129. Stay on US 129 North. We are located 18 miles north of Robbinsville, NC.From the East:

Follow I-40 from Asheville to exit 27 marked "Waynesville / 74 " Stay on 74 west until you see the signs for North Carolina state road 28. Exit right onto 28 North. This roads ends in our parking lot.

From the West:

Take I-40 to Knoxville, look for exit 386B and follow the directions above in "From the North."
 

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Thanks,Fuse. Are those directions to the Store?
 

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Yes that will get you to the store. The Deals gap store is at the intersection of US 129 and NC road 38.
 

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Head to Maryville south of Knoxville on Alcoa Hwy (129). Pick up US 411/129 south. 129 turns left off of 411 about 3 miles later. Enjoy the ride!
 

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i prob. wont be there,am working by appt. only these days or sundays if the weather is good!

good luck and have a great time!!!
 

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motorcyclemom40 said:
Yes that will get you to the store. The Deals gap store is at the intersection of US 129 and NC road 38.
She meant HWY 28 and 129. :wink:
 

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What part of knoxville will you be staying?
 

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Wimpy, I am going to be at a M/C Dealership on Kingston Pike by about 8:30 or 9:00. I don't have any plans of where to stay. I am leaving Texas before noon,I hope, on Friday,and plan to be home Sat. night or early Sunday morning. I am going to be traveling without my wife so I will be in charge :lol: .
I hope to be ready to leave Knoxville in time to run the Gap a time or two and still get home by Sunday a.m.
 
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