Tell me more about these rides in N.C. & TN. My friends and I have been coming to NC for the last 5 years, it is sort of a memorial ride for a buddy of ours. However, I do not know of the Roan, or other rides in Shady Valley. Currently, my favorite ride is taking the Northern part of 28 off of 74 down to Cashier. I also pass many waterfalls on the way. My friends like the Dragon's Tail, but I prefer other roads. We usually come down in July/Aug. and our 08 trip is scheduled for July 27 08. Let me know what roads you like and why.