Just got mine in November. There are some great roads in that area. Be sure to check out Old 105 and Table Rock roads. I wasn't sure what the roads were like up there so this past weekend I started exploring Uwharrie National Forest just on the other side of Albemarle. Found a nice camping spot. I'm taking my KLR in early Saturday morning for its break-in checkup. If I get it back in time and the weather's good I'm tempted to strap a tent on it and head back up there for a short camping trip. Here's a couple of pictures from the area.
The roads are flatter and there aren't as many views but it's all new to me and exploring is the best part. My only regret with the KLR is that I didn't get one 20 years ago.