Had the opportunity to ride the MABDR a couple weeks back....incredible ride with the leaves changing. We had great weather (only one full day of rain), awesome traction and spectacular scenery. Hit the Cherohala and Tail of the Dragon on the way back south to cap off the ride. I thank gpskevin for the work he has put into the tracks...(MABDR - gpsKevin Adventure Rides) - copied them over into Gaia GPS and ran it on the phone the entire time, no issues with a Garmin backup. HIGHLY recommend this ride for the Africa Twin, its like this trip was built for the AT. Good mix of twisty country roads and off road. You can camp, hotel, or both, plenty of great historic places to see and awesome food along the way.