Well, sure enough, W. NC is infested with Hardleys. Riding is packs seems to be the preferred method. Got behind one rider with his chick on the back and low and behold I didn't pass him on Hwy. 28. He was actually doing a helluva job on a road that does require some level of skill to ride. He was making some tracks. Spoke with him at The Gap store and he was a nice guy. They're out there.