Will definitely have to check that loop out. Just got back to Raleigh after riding around Pisgah the past few days with Dad. Highlight was Maple Sally Rd., 105/Wiseman's View, and Guinness beef roast at Six Pence in Blowing Rock. We took a number of out-and-back FS roads which were awesome...and some were closed unfortunately. Need to figure out where I can see when things will be clsoed, etc. Also stopped and talked to the folks at Betsey's. Epic ride. Covered about 400 miles in the past two days, including 100% back roads out of Winston to get up there. By far the most I've ridden the XRL since I bought it in July and we got to know each other alot better. I LOVE this bike! Dad's 450L did awesome too. We were both running the Tusk tires and they were great in all conditions.