Yeah those old bikes are a trip to look at sometimes. Amazing how far technology has come. There's a little bike museum in downtown Warm Springs, GA that has a bike from 1912 I believe and the headlight is an actual flame fueled by kerosene with a mirror behind it.
Did you ride the BRP? That's my favorite road in the entire S.E. That route from Maggie Valley to the Pisgah Inn just south of Asheville is stunningly beautiful.