I was looking at a few Youtube videos of The Dragon, the 11 mile stretch of US 129 that winds 318 turns through Deals Gap between North Carolina and Tennessee. There are many of them, but I found this one to be quite laid back and enjoyable. Make sure your volume is on.
Everyone here seems to be on their best behaviour. Then there are guys like these:
This is one of my favourite riding areas. I hope you enjoy.