During this year's Sturgis rally, I rode Spearfish canyon in both directions, and did the Needles hiway as well. Those were my favorites among the many sides trips I did in the Black Hills. I've heard a lot about Deal's Gap and the area around it in TN/NC and am thinking about making a trip east next year to ride that area. Would appreciate comments from anyone who has ridden both areas. How do they compare? Thanks!