Sounds like we cohabitated the same zip code for at least a weekend.. Yes, it's a beautiful area and it's hard to beat the backroads in this part of the country for lazy, destination-less motorcycle rides..
Just ordered a Vanson Model B in Octagon this past weekend. So stoked, they make a fantastic jacket!!
I did get some miles on in the Smokies with my wife this past weekend. We keep our T100 out there for weekends when we drive up, but still want a bike. The weather was amazing..
We've got a cabin in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and it's probably the best thing I've ever done. There are drawbacks though, including:1) You need a monitored alarm system since professional thieves will know where to target recreational use properties and your cabin WILL get broken into. That adds cost.2) Insurance costs a good bit, because most cabins are not close to neither fire stations nor fire hydrants.3) Electricity can be unreliable because of all those...
Here's what I'm riding these days, Harley Davidson Sportster 1200. Excellent in the twisties and such a nimble little bike it makes my heart sing..
Triumph Bonneville, just because a Triumph was the first for me:
And last, Softtail Slim. I can't say enough about this bike. I've had softtails before, but this one is just sheer joy on wheels..
Swapped out stock pipes for these Pythons: