in 2002 a deer crossed just a few feet in front of me in a tight curve on skyline drive(might have been brp). i will never forget that.
i had no expectations for virginia before visiting. when i got there skyline drive and brp blew me away. gorgeous. the plan was to ride the whole thing in two days, right to the smoky mountains. how naive we were.
when in dc we rode through a yellow light and got stopped by police. he told us that in dc going through a yellow is illegal. i asked why they have yellow at all, why not just go straight to red??? the policeman took it the right way and just gave us warnings. i still have that souvenir pinned on the wall of my garage.
enjoy your ride.