Took of work early on Friday and Hit the Blue Ridge Parkway due to sweet weather. Drove about 35-40 miles on the BRP up to the Peaks of Otter without so much as seeing a squirrel. Got to the Peaks, stretched my legs and turned around. About a mile south of there I was in a hard left hander when I spot, not a suirrel, not a rabbit, not a oppossum, not even a deer, but one helluva huge black bear in my lane. On coming Honda CRV blocked my Left option and the drop off to the right made me think twice. Locked it up and managed to stay on bike. The bear walked off the right shoulder as is nothing had happened. The guy in the cage pulls up and asks if I was OK. Aside from having to remove my jeans and the seat from my nether regions....yeah I was ok. Rest of trip home was much slower.