......came across this thread a couple years ago & just stumbled upon it again. I've perused your expliots here; nice to see you're still hard at it....enjoying life on a bike.
My GF and I live in North Alabama and cruise the Smokies, Central & S.E. Tenn, North Ga. etc...I'm a long time rider. No Valk though, R12R Beemer.
We haven't yet figured out how to meet up with other motorcyclist like you guys seem too.
Anyway, enjoyed reading your trips. Getting a few good ideas on places to visit. Just wanted to tell you thanks for the great info and fun read. Good luck to ya and, maybe we can run into ya in the coming riding season.