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Old 11-17-2012, 01:31 PM   #18584
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Originally Posted by ddlewis View Post
Mickey, I know you know this curve.. Heading west, it's a fairly serious right hand curve on the top of a hill. It seems to me like 270 of a circle and it's very round like a circle and there is almost always gravel on it. also the inside of the circle is a grassy clearing, outside - trees.

You are correct. I checked it just to confirm yesterday. You can never know too much about Rte 56. I'm constantly studying it. The curve is about 1-1/2 miles West of Rte 626. I alway's approach this curve very cautiously because there is always gravel in this turn. Also approaching it from the west the curve flatens out on the down hill side and effectively becomes an off camber turn half way through it. This is a deceptively lethal curve from either direction especially if you are really cooking. Here's some shots of it for those not familiar with it. Be very careful on this very deceptive curve !!

Approaching from west side.

Looking West at apex:

Apex Looking West:

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