I have been riding for about 3 years, so I am a newbie. Mostly on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the surrounding areas, and rural roads around Richmond VA. I have been riding a 2003 SV650 standard and recently purchased a Versys 2014 with ABS. For the past two years I have gone to Robbinsville NC and the tail of the dragon starting at Roanoke. Once traveling down the Blue Ridge Parkway and once by Route 221. Last year we rode about 1500 miles and this year 2000 miles during the trip. There is some great riding around Robbinsville. If any of you are in the area I would love to hear from you.