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PFFOG 05-19-2011 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by enigmatic_redhabu (Post 15955188)
Colorado has a many and many curvy, narrow, exposed and tighter switchback roads than that.................k.


I will beg to differ, NO road in CO is as twisty as the stuff in the Smokies, and yes you have hairpins, but few switchbacks, there is a difference.

shu 05-19-2011 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by outlaws justice (Post 15956018)
THIS road is 13 miles with NO Driveways, and NO intersections. Yes there are many other great roads, but none that can make those claims and also be that curvey. I rode a lot of nice roads in that region, but always watching for driveways and intersections

13 miles? I know of one that's 100 miles with NO Driveways, NO intersections, NO traffic, NO state patrol and is twisty the whole way. But I'm not tellin'. :D

.........shu

Ronin ADV 05-19-2011 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by PFFOG (Post 15956385)
I will beg to differ, NO road in CO is as twisty as the stuff in the Smokies, and yes you have hairpins, but few switchbacks, there is a difference.

You obviously haven't been on the road between Silverton and Ouray. I'd say there's a few switchbacks and twists in there. Still not as good as the Sierras though. :evil
On second thought, I'm lying. Nothing good or twisty at all out here in the West. Stay back east, ride the Dragon.

henrymartin 05-19-2011 08:16 PM

There are plenty of twisty roads in NH, VT, western MA....Now, the Dragon is okay. It's nice and all, but the traffic (and posers) outweigh the enjoyment. When I went down there (yes, lured by the promos and promises like an idiot), I had much more fun on the Skyway, and the surrounding roads. Am I glad I did it? Yes, sure. Would I do it again? Yes, but not anytime soon. There are many roads out there to discover and enjoy, and most are safer (what i really mean is with less idiots) than the Dragon.

PFFOG 05-19-2011 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by WW Ronin (Post 15956531)
You obviously haven't been on the road between Silverton and Ouray. I'd say there's a few switchbacks and twists in there. Still not as good as the Sierras though. :evil
On second thought, I'm lying. Nothing good or twisty at all out here in the West. Stay back east, ride the Dragon.

The million $$ highway, been on it at least a half dozen times, nice road, but NO where near as technical as many in the smokies.

Twistiest road I know in CO is from Canon City to Cripple Creek, but it is dirt.



Don't get me wrong, CO has some fun roads and the scenery can't be matched in the US, but lets face it, engineers and covered wagons made most of the paved roads in the Rockies, the deer and Indians made most in the East, but the winner of road engineering is the Goats and Cows, in the Alps.


This is the one of the sharpest on the 550, a nice wide hairpin

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THIS is a switchback!


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farqhuar 05-20-2011 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by SgtDuster (Post 15952731)
But even if there's nothing wrong in doing it, even if you really have clear line of sight, even if this or that...what's the point? Why would you choose to use both lanes? This is the real question. It always was.

Pretty obvious actually. The people who do it are the slow riders who are only quick in a straight line. They don't like being left behind by their mates who are quicker through the twisties, so they straighten out the twisties in order to catch up.

ReactorTrip 05-20-2011 07:06 AM

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THIS is a switchback!


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We have some of those in Tennessee

PFFOG 05-20-2011 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by ReactorTrip (Post 15959137)
We have some of those in Tennessee

Not as tight as that one, especially difficult when coming out of the tunnel, as there is a bend inside that only allows you to see the corner 10' from getting there!

Jim Moore 05-20-2011 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by enigmatic_redhabu (Post 15955188)
Colorado has a many and many curvy, narrow, exposed and tighter switchback roads than that.. I guess I am so used to riding in those kind of roads, so I thought it was odd to seeing pics of people crashing and falling off from just a little switchback.

Not just curvy. Crazy curvy. Makes the Million Dollar Highway look like an interstate. There are small stretches of roads in the West that are simliar, but nothing I have ever seen is like the Dragon.

The other thing that makes the Dragon (and most other roads in the East)tricky is the vegetation. It really cuts down your sightlines. It's completely different from riding in the West.

univibe88 05-20-2011 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by ReactorTrip (Post 15959137)
We have some of those in Tennessee

That is a great looking road. All decreasing radius. Where is that? I was just in TN and missed it :(

Ronin ADV 05-20-2011 08:27 AM

You are all right of coarse. There is nothing twisty out here. Nope. Nothing to see. Move along. Stay back east.
:D

BEEMERPECKER 05-20-2011 08:43 AM

We've got a curvy road in Florida too.
 
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...CKER/CURVY.jpg

windmill 05-20-2011 09:06 AM

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SR129/OR3

About 90 miles, and almost no traffic. :wink:

DAKEZ 05-20-2011 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by WW Ronin (Post 15959726)
You are all right of coarse. There is nothing twisty out here. Nope. Nothing to see. Move along. Stay back east.
:D


And it rains EVERY SINGLE DAY in Oregon and the roads here suck. :nod

Truckin_Thumper 05-20-2011 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by BEEMERPECKER (Post 15959872)


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I will be planted in Sanford.....I gotta get something wiff knobbies.....Ocala NF and all


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