I'm in Maryville (east TN) about 30 minutes from Deals Gap and happy to be a forum member. Riding the 'Tail of the Dragon' weekly is my fun routine. It's tough work but someone has to do it. I'm retired and have three bikes--'16 BMW R1200RS, a '15 Ducati Hypermotard and a '16 BMW S1000XR. If any of you plan a Dragon trip, perhaps we could meet at Deals Gap Resort and ride the awesome twisties hereabout. Cheers!