I don't need your laxative & like others that have "been there"(many times in my case), I was sincere & had a valid message but glad you're ride was good/safe. FWIW, I'm really glad the dragon exists as it does which keeps many other spots the quiet & super rides they happen to be.
Those of you who enjoy western N. Carolina riding, take the time to run the "Old Murphy Road." It far surpasses Deals Gap in length and natural beauty. And, try and stay at the Balsam Inn, Balsam, NC, just off the Blue Ridge. It is over 100 years old and very lovely.
Last week I found a road in the North Carolina mountains that is far better than the Old Murphy Road or the Dragon but I'm not telling where it is.