I went for a 70 mile loop ride this weekend in the mountains of Western NC. I still have the motard set up on my KTM but surprisingly the Pilot Powers do well on the gravel fire roads. I rode a 50/50 mix of gravel roads and Blue Ridge Parkway. A very nice day for riding but it was a little cool on the BRP.
For those that know the area, my route was; I went to Bent Creek followed the gravel road to the Mills River campground, out Yellow Gap road (14 mile gravel) to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stopped at a few overlooks on the BRP around Pisgah Mtn. and back via hwy 151 to Candler, NC.
BRP bridge at the top of Bent Creek going to Mills River.