Yeah, it's a pretty popular destination. Not a real good idea to get in a big hurry unless you have a death wish.
As experienced as you are, you'd complete the 11 miles in no time.
"Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap with 318 curves in 11 miles: America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road. Designated US 129, the road is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest with no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper your travel."