1st off, thanks Russ for a great ride. All in all, I ended up with about 100 miles of gravel and connector roads.
I didn't take as many pics this time, mostly just at the stops, but here are some:
Mills River campground at 10am (I was fashionable late - but at least I was not last
). 12 bikes total.
"collecting" after the first road
some stopped a few hundred feet earlier
Wolf Mountain Road (my new favorite road in this area)
on the new Tiger
a bit later Joe's bike decided to disintegrate: first his exhaust fell off, then he lost his kickstand spring
since he shouldn't be caught in the woods without a spark arrestor, we suggested to him to take the parkway home (he'd fit in just fine with the Harleys
well, one mile down the road we caught up with them: flat tire
(sorry - I should not laugh)
we left a tube and pump behind and carried on
the last "survivors" (people dropped out at various stages)
To bad the road I found was voted down as "we would get the bikes impounded"