|12-09-2012, 09:42 AM||#271|
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Martinsville, VA
My list based on personal experience thus far to include both ride-ability (curves) and views:
BRP/Skyline in the fall (Appears NC has the curves but I think VA has the views). Just wish the speed limit was a little higher.
Dalton Hwy riding through the Gates of the Arctic.
PCH (seems Hwy 1 North of SF has the best curves. Hwy 11 in WA was a great start to the PCH if traveling southbound)
Hwy 550 in the Spring when there's still snow on the mountains.
Beartooth (would've been better not getting stuck behind an RV)
Sequoia NP riding past the trees.
OR Hwy 227 (discovered this by accident but it sure was a blast!)
CA Hwy 199 from Grants Pass to Crescent City. Zooming inches by the Redwoods in the curves was an experience!
Any pass in the San Juan Mountains.
Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper. B-e-a-utiful views!
I'll probably revise this once I discover more of the East
|12-09-2012, 09:55 AM||#272|
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Sudbury Ontario
Warning: When you pull into Cimarron, the town sign says "Gateway to the Plains". You'll look around at the mountains and think, wtf!
Trust me. They aren't fibbing. Your one turn away from being able to see Amarillo.
04 FJR1300, 2013 CRF250L
I have a job, I explore, I follow every little whiff.
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|12-09-2012, 09:55 AM||#273|
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Winlock, Washington
North Cascades Highway (WA State Route 20) and Oregon's McKenzie Highway (OR 242). Can't beat them.
|12-09-2012, 10:17 AM||#274|
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Bend, Oregon summer, Snowbird in winter
They repaved much of OR 242 a year or two ago so it's in nice shape as far as bumps go. Gravel on the corners is always a problem because the road is so narrow that cars pretty much have to run a rear wheel off the pavement to remain in the right lane.
The Aufderheide Road between Hwy 126 and Hwy 58 is also excellent and can be done as a part of a loop with Hwy 242.
I live in Bend and do these roads quite often.
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