The first time I road the gap was when I found it by accident in 1980?? Well the last time I was at the gap, a year and 1/2 ago, it was kind of crowded on a Monday.
I had a much better ride home than my time at the gap. 5 hours to 100 miles as the crow flies .
It has become a destination for many riders. There are MANY great roads in N GA, W NC, the SC escarpment and E TN.
I'm looking forward to finding more roads in E TN myself. Lets see the Gap is 150 miles away, the boring way, and shady Valley is 40.