"The other thing I learned from the trip is depsite the weather, soreness, etc, the bike is the best way to see the country. Sitting in a climate controlled car is like watching the world on a big screen TV. It's beautiful and all that, but you aren't really involved. You don't notice the weather changes, the cool or hot pockets of air and your view is largely obstructed. On the bike you are an active participant with your surroundings."
My girlfriend compared the ride on a bike to watching it all in HDTV!! Nothing like it on a bike!!!
I just missed you guys, was at the Dragon on Sunday. Next time you make the trip plan a ride on the rest of SR 28. From Deals Gap to Walhalla is a little over 100 miles of twistys that rank right up there with the Dragon. I rode it from Seneca, SC to Deals Gap, man it was a fun ride!!