That's a beautiful area! We have friends that live in the Bristols and we usually take 58 over the mountains and through Damascus to get there, and start back going across Shady Valley a little further South. (I can't remember the route number off-hand.) 58 is a very enjoyable ride, as are many roads in that area. What do they call it? The Great Python or something? We used to know a guy that had a "camp ground" up there called "Bear Claw" and it was motorcycle friendly. Haven't heard from him in a few years though so I don't know if he's still kicking or not.