I agree . We drove the northern part of the Pacific coast highway . Was really an experience . Guy noticed my "I road the tail of the dragon" patch and said he always wanted to do it. Told him the road your on now makes the tail look like a kiddy trail. Not many places you can see face to face the guy behind you on the hairpins like therePurdy GW. I'm really liking the new GW ... or as some call it, the ST1800.
I only went back in 2011 because some coworkers had never been. It's over-rated IMHO ... too much internet hype. There are several better roads if you like the twisties where the speed limit is not 35 MPH. Look up RT16 between between Marion and Tazewell, VA.