I did the TOD. Just the experience of being on that famous road was good enough for me. There was plenty of other traffic, including cars, and the gathering at Deals Gap was an interesting collection of bikes and people. The photographers were at select corners, but it made it easy to get a souvenir of my ride.
However, there are plenty of great roads all the over country. I was in Idaho a couple of months ago and had rented a SG in Boise. I just wandered over into Oregon looking for back roads and found route 245, Dooley Mountain Hwy, just west of Baker City. An isolated road over a couple of mountains with twists and turns that rival any other roads I have been on. The views overlooking the valleys and mountains as I climbed up and down were great.
Other roads in both Oregon and Idaho were fantastic.
Just look for the little traveled back roads on a paper map in your travels, sometimes you'll find a gem.
in my garage now...
2007 Dyna Screamin Eagle ... SOLD !
2011 RGU Merlot SunGlo