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Old 11-24-2008, 11:07 PM   #106
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I don't believe I have seen Independence Pass and Trail Ridge Road!
agreed on the scenery BIG TIME...
big bummer with traffic.

IMO the best roads have scenery, curves and no fucking tourist!
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:34 AM   #107
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Don't know if this one has been mentioned.

Hwy 96 off 299 west of Redding, Calif. Willow Creek to Happy Camp to Interstate 5. It really doesn't get much better. No traffic, runs along a river much of the way, not too tight and plenty of sweepers and good vision, which means you can twist the throttle.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:15 PM   #108
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MA 112 North, to VT 100 North, to Canada. Turn around, ride back.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:33 PM   #109
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HWY 12 thru the panhandle of Idaho. I've been all over these United States. This is the best road I've rode to date. NW Arkansas is great as well. HWY 123 is a best kept secret in Ark.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:33 AM   #110
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HWY 12 thru the panhandle of Idaho. I've been all over these United States. This is the best road I've rode to date. NW Arkansas is great as well. HWY 123 is a best kept secret in Ark.
Yes, I've done Hwy 12 as well, great route!
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:31 PM   #111
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Number 12, Lolo Pass in Idaho

This is 77 miles of twistys, light traffic
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:26 PM   #112
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This is 99 miles of twistys, light traffic
fixed.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:14 AM   #113
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A few that I enjoyed

WA:
Hwy 101
Hwy 2

OR:
Hwy 101
the run up to Crater Lake

CA:
Hwy 1 Leggatt to Fort Bragg was fun (the best part for us was Leggatt to the coast)
Yosemite
Sonora Pass
Redwood Hwy
WA - Hwy 20 past Ross & Diablo lakes is also a nice run. Chuckanaut Hwy along the coast North of Seattle going to Vancouver is a nice coastal run.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:20 AM   #114
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My Fav Routes

All time best: North Canol Road; Ross River > NWT Border (dirt)
2nd fav: South Canol Road; Johnson Crossing > Ross River (dirt)
3. Utah Rt 12 end to end
4. Top of the World Hwy; Dawson YT > Tok, AK (dirt)
5. 89/89a; Wickenberg > Flagstaff, AZ
6. Apache Trail, AZ; end to end (part gravel)
7. US 93; Twin Falls ID > Wells, NV (lonlier then 50)
8. WY 14/16; Sheridan > Greybull, WY
9. Kankamagus Hwy (NH112); Woodville > Conway, NH
10. Sonora Pass, CA
10A. Redwood Road; Castro Valley > Oakland (trail of tears)
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:48 PM   #115
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WA - Hwy 20 past Ross & Diablo lakes is also a nice run. Chuckanaut Hwy along the coast North of Seattle going to Vancouver is a nice coastal run.
Thanks, I keep meaning to do Chuckanut, but I'm not down there terribly often and am often in a hurry to get past that stretch or I'm heading to Whidby Island. I rode it on a 10-speed back in '84 while on a bicycle trip, lotsa fun!!
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:22 PM   #116
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Top of the World Highway is to me the road that ADVers dream about. Remote,Beautiful,Not much traffic,Wildlife,Gravel, Cute Canadian Customs Lady. And Beer at Chicken,AK. Who could ask for more?
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:31 PM   #117
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Thanks, I keep meaning to do Chuckanut, but I'm not down there terribly often and am often in a hurry to get past that stretch or I'm heading to Whidby Island. I rode it on a 10-speed back in '84 while on a bicycle trip, lotsa fun!!
Sorry I didn't get any shots of the road but these are from our ride to the coast last year on the DRs, along Chuckanut...











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Old 12-03-2008, 04:49 PM   #118
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BC Canada has to be the most beautiful place on this planet. You are lucky to be able to ride there. But, you already know that.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:59 PM   #119
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BC Canada has to be the most beautiful place on this planet. You are lucky to be able to ride there. But, you already know that.
Uh huh, and it's all new to us, we just moved here in Sep, main reason being we love to ride and riding in the prairies sucks.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:25 PM   #120
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What do you riders consider to be the best roads to ride in the US? Here is my list, what is yours?

PCH Hwy.1
Chief Joseph Highway
Alaska Hwy.
Million Dollar Highway
Tail of the Dragon
Cherohola Skyway
River Rd. Texas
Natchez trace
Monument Valley
Arches NP
Iron Mountain (Pigtails) Road - Black Hills, SD; Ever been on a 360-degree bridge, or a road whose lanes separate through a mountain forest?

Chief Joseph/ Beartooth Pass - Cody, WY to Red Lodge, MT; So many curves it wore me out before Red Lodge. Made me choose Mountain Dew over beer...

Sandy Beach Rd - Glendo State Park, WY; A short, curvy local road with varietal and and rather spectacular scenery, which tends to be covered either with tourists or de-icing sand depending on the season.

Switzerland Trail - West of Boulder, CO; A boulder-strewn mountain road with beautiful views of boulder-strewn mountains, and one heluva workout on a freshly-fueled 1150 GS Adv.

Vannocker Canyon - Black Hills, SD - Curve after curve after curve, and if it's during Sturgis, bike after bike after bike...
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