I'm a few pages late in saying so, but thanks for posting the pictures and link to your RR. This picture is amazing!
I can't imagine any roads being much better than these. One of my all-time favorite pictures was one you posted in an annual summary a year or two ago. IIRC, it was a slightly misty overlook down a steep hillside with trees that had blazing red leaves. I went looking for it but couldn't find it.