10 Best Motorcycle Roads in US?

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

  1. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Super Thread.

    Wouldn't it be cool if someone had all this info as Garmin GPS routes? :evil

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  2. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  3. Blacknblue

    Blacknblue "I'm outa' here."

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    Saturday I'll be doing 36 From Fortuna California to Red Bluff. I haven't ridden it before. Robert frost, when asked what his favorite poem was replied:"The one I'm working on."
  4. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    I drove Hwy.36 in Ca. this fall and I am still sore from all the twists and turns to complete this epic road. A classic ride. And I was on 4 wheels. Would love to ride on 2.
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    upweekis Long timer

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    Far from anybody's favorite, but if you find yourself in S. Indiana, ride Hwy 62 from Madison East. The "Chief Whiteye trail"
  6. sassage

    sassage Wanderer

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    except they lower the speed limit to a crawl to save the lives of the dipsticks that can't keep themselves out of the ditch....much more fun after Sturgis is over
  7. klavdy

    klavdy Truth Is Eternal

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    Ooo yeah, Leggett 101 to 1,that's a fine road, so too is the 20 from Willits down to Fort Bragg, and the Skaggs Springs.
    Here's a video I took of them.

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  8. BEEMERPECKER

    BEEMERPECKER Just Lookin'

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    +1 on the Dragon - not at all enjoyable to ride anymore.

    Many super routes from the Ceasars Head State Park area to Hot Springs.

    If you're from the area you know what I'm talking about: if not, stick to the Dragon and keep the POPO busy.
  9. ysup

    ysup Motorcycoholic

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    1. And another vote for CA State Rte 36 (Hwy 101 to I-5) - for giggles, west to east, turn around and ride east to west.
    Same road, two great experiences. I've already told my family I want my ashes dropped along this road.

    2. CA State Routes 299 & 3 - Redding to Weaverville to Yreka (ok, two roads, but one route

    3. CA State Rte 128 (Hwy 1 to Hwy 101) - with a stop or two for tasting the better things .

    4. And another vote for Utah State Rte 12

    5. CA State Rte 89 - end-to-end (unless it's fire season)

    6. WA State Rte 20 - end-to-end (watch for the speed traps around Republic and the traffic headed eastbound to Winthrop on Friday and Saturday :becca )

    7. BC Hwy 6 (from US/BC border to Vernon, BC) - jawdropping fun

    8. CO State Rte 550 (Durango to Ridgway) - time this one with the Horizons Unlimited meeting)

    9 & 10 - TBD
  10. sfwo79

    sfwo79 euroromper

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    Rt. 100 Vermont should definitely be on the list. Nothing like it on a sunny day in October when the leaves are peakin'.

    May I also add Fish Rock Road, Sonoma County, CA?
  11. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte™

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    Probably 205, but MN Hwy1 from Ely to Lake Superior. Hurry before they straighten it out.
  12. chadwc

    chadwc Adventurer

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    I plan on riding across the country in May and I am going to try to hit up as many of these roads as possible, so keep em coming guys. Some one already said mine but 144 in PA is probably the best ride I have been on so far.
  13. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Might want to avoid the pass roads in May, most would likely still be getting snow that early. Or dress warm. :deal

    Be sure to post your pictures to the "Pictures of Cold Rides" thread... :vardy :lol3
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=408528&page=4

    This is June 07 going from Walden Co. through the pass to get to Poudre Canyon and on to Ft.Collins. (not me, just stolen from the above thread)
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  14. chadwc

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    I am leaving from maryland in mid to late May so hopefully by the time I hit the rockies it is a bit warmer. I am planning on taking lots of pics and making a ride report as well. I already called all the states I plan to hit and got a free state highway map. gonna do it old school with no GPS.
  15. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    If you want an adventure use a map. If you want a spread sheet mentality use a GPS. I still believe wandering off the beaten path beats the heck out of a planned/plotted computer voice telling me where to turn. IMO.
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  17. ny-wolcott

    ny-wolcott Been here awhile

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    A friend of mine was at Glacier NP on Memorial Day w/e some years back and found the park workers digging down through 10 feet of snow to get to the ROOF of the visitors center at the pass at the top of "To The Sun" road (Logan Pass).
  18. mick

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    It's not a single road, but the route from Dinosaur colorado to fruita colorado. Goes through ranch lands and over Douglas pass. There are many little side attractions and interesting things along the way. Beautiful area and great road variety.
  19. LostMan

    LostMan Fükengrüven

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    —Gold Country: I recently rode California Hwy 49 from Placerville to Sonora to Mariposa. Beautiful ride. There is an interesting section between Sonora and Mariposa the local's call the "Little Dragon." :evil There are several passes over the Sierra's in the area which were closed due to snow. (Monitor Pass, Sonora Pass & Tioga Pass.) Need to go back and do those. Nonstop twisties and scenery.

    —Also hard to beat a ride across Death Valley. From the West start at Lone Pine or Olancha and across Hwy 190 to Death Valley Junction at Hwy 127. Hwy 178 is also great scenic road S/SE back to Hwy 127.

    —+1 on the Lost Coast Road for pure excitement & beauty CA Hwy 211. Entering from the South provides the most thrills for a first timer IMHO.

    —A Northern California ride that has it all starts (for me) in O'Brien, OR. Take the Happy Camp Road south over the pass to Happy Camp, CA at Hwy 96 then W/SW on Hwy 96 to Somes Bar and head S/SE up the S. Fork Salmon River canyon to Cecilville then continue to Callahan, CA at Hwy 3. Turn North and head to Fort Jones, CA. Take a left on the Scott Bar Road and continue North back to Hwy 96. Turn Left (W) to return to Happy Camp or right (E) to Yreka, CA. Enough scenery, deep canyons, shelf roads and twisties to wring you out for the day. (All paved. Giant fish in Salmon River deep pools.)
  20. 2slow

    2slow Road toad

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    There are great roads everywhere, thanks for listing so many. My favorite is sort of a redundant listing since so many people are familiar with it: Naciemento-Ferguson Road from Fort Hunter Liggett to Cal 1. Best ridden in the early afternoon when the ocean is lit but you're not yet riding into the sun. So beautiful it hurts.