By the time I was heading out around 11 the place was pretty crowded. It almost looked like a weekend. I was glad I was headed for some less crowded roads. I took 28 to Franklin where I had lunch at Subway. Then it was some of my favorite twisty roads for a while I ended up at Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground. What a change from Deal's Gap. This is a much nicer campground also surrounded by great roads but there were no crowds here. When I got to the Campground I decided to try to adjust my chain which I had noticed earlier was loose. I couldn't loosen the Axle nut and ended up bending the cheap axle wrench that came with the bike. I ended up going to Lowes and buying a 1/2 inch rachet. I had been meaning to get one anyway. I also got a 27mm socket. I was able to break the nut loose with that and adjust the chain. I was a little concerned since once chains start stretching the tend to go fast. The chain was also getting noisy. The next morning I headed out to ride some of my favorites. I headed over to 209 towards hot Springs and then took a right on one of my favorite roads. . This was my first time riding it on a street bike. . . This part of the road is gravel but no issue on street tires. I could easily ride this on on of my scooters. . At this point it becomes a really fun paved twisty road. I doubt many sportbikes ride it because of the gravel section. I have never seen another bike back here except those riding with me. . . Then I headed towards some of my favorite roads that are virtually unknown except for locals. No T shirts, no photographers, very little traffic,no cute names to make them sound awesome. Just curves and more curves that rival the best of the T-shirt roads. On my way I saw a road that I had never ridden before. How was it? Lets just say it had a few curves . I did get some of that 20% of rain that was forecast. Although I got out of it pretty quick it wet down the road. Super twisty wet roads with leaves on them are just not my idea of fun so I didn't get to ride everything I planned on. I ended up going through Hot Springs and south on 209. I stopped at a scenic spot and checked my chain. It had loosened up on those 120 miles I had ridden so I adjusted it again. Now I was worrying about how long my chain would hold up. I decided to cut my trip short The next morning I packed up and headed for home. I took this pic of the creek by the campground before I left.