Thanks, JB2 and Fullcyc. I appreciate that you took time to respond.
Great information about the Falls, Fullcyc. I'd been out there looking for good Miata roads during my "no bike" days, but haven't explored the area extensively. I will follow up on your ideas as soon as I get the chance--probably going to be a while now that my semester is getting started. That iron bridge sounds exactly like the kind of thing I go looking for. Might even be getting hungry for bologna.
JB2, I like the idea of hidden gems in our backyard. It isn't likely that I'll get any big adventure rides in for some time...too many life things in the way, but looking more closely at where we live seems like a reasonable alternative.
I look forward to meeting up with you both and getting some riding done.