Hi There, I was referring to Skyline drive which is a national park here at Shenandoah.
It depends on how far we can go. If it is one day trip, then I would just do Skyline all the way to Charlotsville and back, or take Skyline down to 33 west and do a loop back to 55 through Seneca rocks (this is a 500 mile day trip \
But you would have to commit like 2 to 3 days for a one day trip...
I get the season pass($30) since I tend to go there a couple times a year for a hike or scenic drive with family.
I do agree with you though. It is too slow, my bike just doesn't like being locked at that speed, so I usually go 5 over. I think the bike is happier at 40-45.
Blue Ridge Parkway is the best, but I won't enjoy it for a road trip, will take me two plus hours to get there.