10 Best Motorcycle Roads in US?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by FotoTEX, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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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
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  2. Absolut

    Absolut KG6TWI

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  3. Patrol

    Patrol VALE 46!

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    I just got back from riding The Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and the surrounding areas of Tennessee and North Carolina. Easily the best ride I've experienced. Unfortunately one of our group wrote off his bike on Cherohala and sustained fairly serious injuries. A wood gauardrail saved him from a 5100 foot freefall but left him with broken ribs, shoulder, collarbone, concussion, etc. Even with that clous looming over us it was the best ride of my life and should not be missed.
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  4. LongWays

    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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    Pretty much any road that is not in Kansas...
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Not in Ride Reports, let's try it in the riding forum.

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  6. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    I can say for sure, the Alaska Highway is not a ten best road. It is very straight and boring.
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  7. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    Those all sound good. No need for anyone to come to Arkansas to do any riding. Nope, no reason at all. Nuthin here but gravel and inbreds. Ya'll stay there. :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  8. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    Along with the crazy gun-toten inbreds there is hail, lighting and tornado's. And for you campers, mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers. Oh and snakes, ya know, many stores actually sell snake proof boots. All those other roads are way better.

    Rod
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  9. Midwestdude

    Midwestdude Rideaholic

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    Anything Rt 28 in NC

    Taking a guard rail on the Skyway would have to hurt at those speeds..Hope he heals up soon..
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  10. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Did not mean to exclude you neighbors in Arkansas. Just rode 21,23,215, & 7 and they are all great roads, was hard to limit it to 10 rides. Besides if I keep this secret quiet it will be better for you-less traffic for you to contend with. As far as listing Alaska Highway-for pure adventure riding it is hard to beat. Where else can you share the road with a Griz?
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  11. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    • California 108 Ebbets Pass

    • California 4 Sonora Pass

    • California 120 Tioga Pass

    • California 198 Generals Hwy.

    • Montana Glacier NP. Going to the Sun Rd.

    • Montana/Wyoming 212 Beartooth Pass

    • California Rt36

    • Colorado Rt550 Million Dollar Hwy.

    • VA/N Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway

    • Idaho 12 Lolo Pass/ WA. 129 / OR. 3 Rattelsnake Pass- Hells Canyon
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  12. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    Ping me next time you're up this way. Have you ridden Push Mtn yet? Or up into southern MO?
    Push Mtn is AR 341, also known as the AR-Gap. US 160 between Theodosia, MO and Forsyth, MO is awesome. MO 125 from Reuters, MO to Sparta, MO. US 160 east from Alton, MO to wherever you wanna stop. :eek1
    AR 9 between Allison, AR and Melbourne, AR. AR 58 from the intersection of AR 69 through Guion to AR 14.
    There's so many. And a lot of great gravel roads in between 'em all.
    I'll be back later, gotta make out a route for this weekend. :clap
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  13. Uncle Ernie

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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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  15. mike1952

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    Spearfish Canyon and Needles Hwy in the Black Hills of SD and the Beartooth Hwy in Wyoming and Montana (just beyond Chief Joseph Hwy)
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  16. sangfroid

    sangfroid Been here awhile

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    US421 between Lexington, KY, and Boone, NC (except for the bit through Bristol, TN)

    US52 from Huntington,WV, to MT Aire, NC (except for the bit through Wytheville, VA)

    US119 from Charlston, WV, to Pineville, KY

    KY11 from Maysville to Williamsburg

    US441 from Pigeon Forge, TN to Athens, GA (a zillion little towns, tho')

    US127 from Lexington, KY, to Chattanooga, TN

    KY32 from Louisa to Flemingsburg

    WV10 from Huntington to Princeton

    BEAN
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  17. rpclark

    rpclark Been here awhile

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    Most any road in S.E. Ohio
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  18. DAKEZ

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    Lewiston, ID. to Missoula, MT.
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  19. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    that's easy, but i've been everywhere man...and that includes all over the east
    ...the west is best!!!

    co:
    -141 - dolores canyon
    -550 - san juan skyway

    ut
    -12 - torey to zion

    mt
    -beartooth
    -glacier

    id
    -12 - miles o curves

    az
    -191 - miles o curves part2

    ca
    -sonora pass - oh my
    -36 - miles o curves part 3
    -matole rd - lost coast
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  20. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    I like to run across Fort Mountain in N GA from Chatsworth to Ellijay and back (pick up some fresh seafood at Jolly Roger's to bring home aand cook for dinner). It is a perfect after-work ride, pavement excellent, and the curves are perfect. I run this road as a kid in my 70 'Cuda so I know every inch of it like the back of my hand.

    US 64 from Brevard, NC to Hayesville, NC is another favorite of mine.

    Cherohayla Skyway

    Suches, GA to Vogel St. Park (Wolf Pen Gap)

    Blairsville, GA to Turner's Corner via 129?

    Morganton, GA to Suches GA via Hwy 60

    Townsend, TN to Cherokee, NC

    BRP from Cherokee, NC to Asheville, NC

    Helen, GA to Hiawassee, GA

    Ocoee, TN to Reliance, TN, to Tellico Plains, TN
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