All of the "stings" appear to have taken place during summer weekends when the place is overrun with bikers. If you ride Mon - Thu, you'll probably not even see any LEOs. In the Spring there is probably even less concern.
We were just up there Fri. thru Sunday and didn't have any problems with leo's. There was a car on the gap Saturday, but we didn't hear of anyone getting stopped. For the amount of bikes concentrated on the good roads, i would say there isn't really too much of a concern.
We were worried about the same thing last 3 trips out (July 4, early & late Sept), but only saw the sheriff patrol cruising thru once or twice each day - no actual 'enforcement' that we heard of.
Make sure to slow down before approaching the Overlook, since that's where they most frequently 'shoot radar'.
I'm also making it a practice (sometimes) to turn around before the overlook, as that is where they usually scoop up people in the 'stings'.
Just like every time you swing a leg over the bike - roll of the dice!
Do ya feel lucky, punk? Well - DO YA!!
Like Gummo said, We barely even saw a cop until sunday. While coming up 28 into the Gap we came thru a left hander really quick and saw a cop sitting on the side ofthe road. We all slowed down and he didn't even bother coming after us.
There was a bit of enforcement on the gap on saturday, but they both left around 4pm.
We have a family thing in Gatlinburg this weekend and decided to haul the bikes from Dallas rather than fly - so we could ride the area.
Thanks for all the past info in the various forums. Hope to see some of you in the coming days. Wave if you see us, Me: Red/Silver MV and wife: a black...
I'm heading down to the gap for the first time in May. Curves aren't my strong point (I live in Indiana!) but I have several years experience riding otherwise, and hope to learn a lot.
Any advice for a noob to the area?
done the dragon last couple of years on my xl 1200.first time with my son on the back. last year just me. sold the bike recently so i duno what i will bring if get down this year.
a great place.
the torque of the 1200 really pulls you through them esss's!
i would suggest harley to anyone...
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