Decided the weather was perfect for visiting the sleeping beastie. Light traffic, probably no more than a dozen bikes seen rolling and another dozen parked at either end. Deal's Gap is doing a major remodeling to the store, and is closed until February. Road was in very good shape with only one turn in the Dragon proper (very near the NC line) with very light gravel drug across it, and a place that looked like a tree had been cut and removed just North of the overlook. A great day to ride!