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Old 04-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #226
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Yeah, the John Day area is a huge playground for 2 wheels. I actually like the stretch of 218 between Antelope and Shaniko. If you are on 218, it is worth going all the way to Shaniko. Pretty much any road out there is great. 19, 207, 218, 402, 395, you just can't go wrong. Since pretty much every road in the area has to either follow a creek, or go up and down the canyon walls, they are all good.

Plenty of good stuff on the west side of the state too. 53, 62, 224/22, 242, 126, even 20 is a good ride once you get past sweethome if you heading east. Pick a route between 2 places that aren't big cities, and you usually will find a good road. That isn't even touching on some of the smaller roads in the gorge, that you can just go play on, ride 15-20 miles up and back down, and go to the next one.

The east end also has some great stuff, the hells canyon / wallowa area is amazing.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:37 PM   #227
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Shut up fool!!!

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Most of the best OR and WA roads aren't on that list. I guess the PNW folks are keeping the good stuff a guarded secret. I won't be the one to ruin it by telling people where we all go to ride. Although I did see OR242/126 mentioned in a couple of posts.



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Old 04-08-2012, 10:43 PM   #228
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Yeah, I got tricked into it by those sneaky Canadians! They baited me by talking about John Day. Crap, I think I just let everyone in our fair state down by giving out a few places to ride.

Ignore what I said, our state sucks, nothing to see here, move along.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:46 PM   #229
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... And it rain 360 days a year.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:59 PM   #230
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... And it rain 360 days a year.
That it does, and those other 5 days it is only "Partly Sunny"
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #231
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That it does, and those other 5 days it is only "Partly Sunny"
Actually, only three days are "partly sunny," the other two are "partly cloudy."
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:08 AM   #232
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And you can generally count on the 5th of July to be one of those days.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:47 AM   #233
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I don't know why everyone is complaining-- Oregon is empty, it's too far away, nobody ever goes there, you'll have it all to yourself, etc., etc.

When people ruin a secret road* out here on the East Coast, however... that calls for the death penalty.

* Fully knowing there ARE NO secret roads out here anymore
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:33 AM   #234
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Here are my memorable ride

Oregon Hwy US Hwy 101 between New Port and Florance.

Utah Alpine loop

Oregon McKenzie Pass

North Carolina, Boone west
Idaho, Idaho City Moores pass
Washington, Mt St Helen

Alaska, Top of the World Hwy Dawson to Tok
Oregon, old Hwy 30 in the Columbia River Gorge

Oregon, the old Sitka stage road Winston to Myrtle Point
Texas, Big Bend national and state park
Texa,s Bandera the Texas hill country
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:17 AM   #235
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Besides the BlueRidge Parkway, I would have to say rte 100 in Vermont. I read that in the fall its is amazing with all the scenery changing. I have only driven it in winter in my truck and it was still amazing.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:58 AM   #236
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:44 PM   #237
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6 gaps of VT

http://www.northeastcycling.com/six_gaps.html
This is a pedal site but the maps and info are good. A great day trip in the fall there is something for everyone. Highly recomended.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:19 PM   #238
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Has anyone removed Natchez Trace Parkway from the Top 10 list yet? It's OK, but not worthy of a Top 10. Maybe, for historical reasons only, a top 10. As a motorcycle road, BOOORRRRIINNNNGGG!!!!!
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:40 PM   #239
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Awsome thread! So many roads, so little time. A couple of my standouts aside from some of the obvious ones already posted.

Hwy. 89 from the Grand Tetons to Bear Lake in Ut.

14 Alt. from Sheridan to Lovell, Wy.

Rt. 9 from Washington, Ut. through Zion NP.

Rt. 1 through coastal Me.

Last but not least, I was lucky enough to catch the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia in peak fall color. Absolutely breathtaking!
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #240
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Has anyone removed Natchez Trace Parkway from the Top 10 list yet? It's OK, but not worthy of a Top 10. Maybe, for historical reasons only, a top 10. As a motorcycle road, BOOORRRRIINNNNGGG!!!!!
I completely agree. I haven't ridden it in TN yet though.
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