Did this trip in 8 days during my spring break (April19 -26) I'd like to thank my friend for inspring me on making this trip happen. He and his friend actually did a similar route, starting three days before me. The trip for me was not about riding per se since most of it was slabbing(except Tennessee part) but about getting places and meeting people. Here are the highlights of the trip Day 1, NYC to DC. Rain in the forecast but I was prepared rocking those stylish boots: A warm welcome to a friend's house: Day 2, DC to Tennessee Brought a spare half helmet with me just in case and took my friend in TN for her first motorcycle ride: Johnson City, TN has a few nice bars with lots of tight pant hipster folks and traveling bands: Day 3, Tennessee to Birmingam, Al Woke up early and rode some beautiful roads. My friends from NYC who started the same trip three days before where on their way back and we agreed to meet up in TN . Met up with my friends: And guess which way we headed: Yep, rode Deal's Gap and even though we took it easy, I fell in love with that road. We were lucky that there were just few people there that Thursday morning. Had a nice Mexican dinner. Was very nice to hang with friends but we had to split up: boys north, me south, to stay in a hotel at Alabama.