Yeah not fun. I did Cades Cove on a bike about 25 years ago with some friends, and was like never again. Made the mistake of doing it in a car about 16 years ago as well thinking it might be better....I was wrong. This time for real never againI hit Cades Cove today after work. Beautiful but I wouldn't want do it again on the bike. That 11 mile loop had my hands aching sitting in traffic. 4 mph. Want to pratice slow speed that's the place to do it. Had ride half way home in the dark with tinted visor.