Went down Kentucky 7 to 9 to 1 to 23 to Norton Va. 7 and 1 were decent sportbikey roads, but a lot of thin lanes and big drop offs. 9 is a highway. 23 is a highway, but in southern tucky it is somewhat scenic with a lot of big gentle sweepers that keep things interesting.
Next day took Va/Tennessee 70 over to 11 to Johnson city. 70 was a fantastic piece of pavement, though one part up in Va threw me. The road V'd back on itself with another part going straight. No stop signs anywhere in any direction and no signs that I noticed to warn of the dastardly change in direction. Just glad no one was coming the other way. Next, it was up to Bristol and across 421 "The Snake." This was 30 something miles of great switchbacks only interrupted by someone occasionally leaving their property or school buses that haul pretty good ass around the corners. This road leads to Boone NC.
From there is was down the BRPW and across the dragon to Alcoa. I rode with a guy and his son for a lot of that bit. The old man was on a Guzzi ST of some sort, the son on a BMW 1200GS Adventure. At the end we stopped for gas and the father came over and said that some friends had tried to get him to ride a Victory but he didn't think a bike that big would be any fun. After he followed us around for awhile, he said I changed his mind...
Finally, it was up to Cumberland to spend a final night up the street from the falls.
Along the way I met a couple guys on Harleys who expressed interest in my bike. I told them it has 18k miles with nothing required besides oil and tires. They seemed to think that was groovy.
I saw 3 Visions on the BRPW going north and a Vegas running up I-75 in Kentucky. I'd say the most popular thing these days was adventure bikes. Seems everyone was on those things. I do envy the tall people nowadays...