Nice report. Some of that scenery looks very familiar since I live in the Greensboro NC area and often ride up to Hanging Rock State Park and then up to the Blue Ridge Parkway through Tuggle's Gap stopping at Mabry Mill. How do you like your 919? I see it as sort of a successor to my bike (2002 CB750) and often think about picking one up.
2001 Honda ST1100
2002 Honda Nighthawk 750 (sold)