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Old 11-21-2008, 12:34 PM   #91
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Are you guys who live in NorCal trying to keep the best bits to yourselves....?
Dude! YES WE ARE! It keeps the rif raf and 5-0 from polluting them!
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:45 PM   #92
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Dude! YES WE ARE! It keeps the rif raf and 5-0 from polluting them!
Ok, I was just wondering. Similarly, I keep telling English riders that there's no point in them coming up to Scotland as the roads here aren't worth a damn.......
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:06 PM   #93
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If you've never heard of "The Happy Camp Highway", Highway #96, you've not ridden a true mountain road. Basically east west, from Interstate 5 @ Yreka, CA, to Willow Creek, CA.

Then again, "The Leggatt Express", where Highway 1 and 101 split off, this extremely challenging section takers you out to the coast. Serious road.

And, here's hoping Windy Ridge opens up again on the east side of Mt. St. Helens, truly the best road in North America.
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Did Happy Camp about a month ago for the first time. Amazing piece of asphalt. The stretch near Hamburg reminded me of Hwy 12 along the Clearwater...
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:20 PM   #94
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In addition to the MANY good roads mentioned in the past several pages....

The "Oh my god" highway just outside Idaho Springs Co. & Rt. 128 in Utah from Cisco to Moab along the Colorado River.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:58 PM   #95
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Thank God for the Dragon.
It keeps the tourists and amatuers from clogging up the good roads.
Amen to that!!
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:36 AM   #96
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If you've never heard of "The Happy Camp Highway", Highway #96, you've not ridden a true mountain road. Basically east west, from Interstate 5 @ Yreka, CA, to Willow Creek, CA.

Then again, "The Leggatt Express", where Highway 1 and 101 split off, this extremely challenging section takers you out to the coast. Serious road.

And, here's hoping Windy Ridge opens up again on the east side of Mt. St. Helens, truly the best road in North America.
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+100 on the "Leggatt Express" - it was an amazing slalom! I couldn't stop grinning the rest of that day! Now I'll have to go and try the others you mentioned!
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:54 AM   #97
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anything NOT paved/cemented...
You can close the thread now
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:38 AM   #98
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anything NOT paved/cemented...
You can close the thread now
If only it could be.... I never understood the "pave the world" motorcycle stickers.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:30 PM   #99
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If only it could be.... I never understood the "pave the world" motorcycle stickers.
Pavement is for the p/u to get the 2 smokers to where the REAL riding is....

OR

Riding the DS to the fun stuff
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:16 PM   #100
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+1 Also known as the "Poudre Canyon". It was listed on some motorcycling magazine's Top 20 list in the '80's, and it was where my wife had her "eureka" moment and realized her motorcycle felt more stable (and was a lot more fun) when it was ridden aggressively. Riding 70+ in unending, twisty, 35 mph zones will do that for you.

Now that this road starts almost literally in my back yard, and I've ridden it so many times, it sometimes seems boring.

There are many great dirt roads in Colorado and high mountain passes that I still have to ride and explore. Some on my list include the Alpine Loop from Lake City to Ouray, more passes around Ouray/Silverton, Leadville, and some little-travelled roads in Wyoming.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:21 PM   #101
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Thank God for the Dragon.
It keeps the tourists and amatuers from clogging up the good roads.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:56 PM   #102
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i've done all those but my list was big grand daddy ones.
they all are SWEET!!!


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Are you guys who live in NorCal trying to keep the best bits to yourselves....?

No-one has mentioned - Tunitas Creek Road, China Grade, Fairfax to Bolinas Road, Stewart's Point to Skaggs Springs.....etc.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:58 PM   #103
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incredible road but speeds are low and usually traffic is high.



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+1 Also known as the "Poudre Canyon". It was listed on some motorcycling magazine's Top 20 list in the '80's, and it was where my wife had her "eureka" moment and realized her motorcycle felt more stable (and was a lot more fun) when it was ridden aggressively. Riding 70+ in unending, twisty, 35 mph zones will do that for you.

Now that this road starts almost literally in my back yard, and I've ridden it so many times, it sometimes seems boring.

There are many great dirt roads in Colorado and high mountain passes that I still have to ride and explore. Some on my list include the Alpine Loop from Lake City to Ouray, more passes around Ouray/Silverton, Leadville, and some little-travelled roads in Wyoming.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:00 PM   #104
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+100 on the "Leggatt Express" - it was an amazing slalom! I couldn't stop grinning the rest of that day! Now I'll have to go and try the others you mentioned!

that's the road the heads to the coast near town of westport & southern end usal road correct?

if so that is a killer road!

wait just realized that is the next road south to the coast. also done that and yes very curvey.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:02 PM   #105
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In addition to the MANY good roads mentioned in the past several pages....

The "Oh my god" highway just outside Idaho Springs Co. & Rt. 128 in Utah from Cisco to Moab along the Colorado River.
oh my god is cool but way too slow going, same for colo river rt. too many tourist heading to moab.
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