Stretches of Slab that Don't Suck on the Bike

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by davidbeinct, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    just kidding :D
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  2. Dr Klaun

    Dr Klaun Been here awhile

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    You can stop at Eugene, OR for that trip... The rest is rather straight, flat and too much traffic / cops.

    I-84 east of Portland through the Columbia Gorge is about as scenic as it gets with sweepers.

    I'll second the I-90 sections from Northern ID to Missoula
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  3. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    I68 from I70 to I81 through Northern Maryland, 4-6 lanes divided 65mph limit and sweeping curves many elevation changes, not bad for a "slab"
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  4. DAKEZ

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    +1 Also I-5 between Cottage Grove (Just South of Eugene) OR. and on Into CA.
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  5. Wlfman

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    I-40 just a few miles west of the TN/NC state line to about mile marker 20 in NC is pretty fun for an interstate.

    This is a short section of it:
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  6. Okie Preacher

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    Was just there on Monday. I have to agree with you. :thumb
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  7. ozmoses

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  8. shovelstrokeed

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    Much more fun going the other way. Ahem, at speed.
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  9. davidbeinct

    davidbeinct Been here awhile

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    I think that your definition is spot on. The pics posted qualify as slab, and, while I'm sure there are nearby surface roads that would be more enjoyable, those don't look monotonous to me. That's the kind of stuff I was looking for when I first posted.

    David B.
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  10. Schnickelfritz

    Schnickelfritz pick, grin, repeat

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    Yep. Just rode this last fall. The 50 miles north of Helena is great, too. Would have preferred to take the twistier, slower, parallel Old US 91/Craig Frontage Rd, which sticks closer to the river bends, but didn't have the time that day.
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  11. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    Taconic is very nice, goes up the Hudson River valley.

    Get rid of all other vehicles and the Saw Mill Pkwy and Merritt Parkway (Rt15) are pretty fun and decent scenery for CT.

    Are we talking just highways here?? Major Roads? Non-major roads? Backroads with pavement?

    Do you want scenery, fun and twisty? There's a lot of places that are boring as hell but look real nice...

    I remember driving Rt 1 (PCH) in california and hit a "moving land mass" section and launched my rental car at least a foot in the air over where the road had sunk down. That was wild. Anyone familiar with these? Fantastic Road.
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  12. BadKarma

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    This is my commute Gypsum to Carbondale every day... It's nice in the truck but I LOVE :clap to use the bike instead.
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  13. randyo

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    As far a scenery goes, once you get out of metropolitan areas, I find interstate highways more scenic than 2 lane roads, views are more open and not so closed in with trees that you can't see past growing almost up to the edge of the road
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  14. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Asbestos

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    I-15 heading out of Nevada into Utah, Virgin River Valley. It is a short stretch but beautiful and twisty!
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  15. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    The old road was better.
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  16. Nevada

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    Virgin River Gorge. Interstate 15's short run through Arizona between Littlefield, AZ and St. George, UT.

    Another good slab stretch is I-80 between Salt Lake City and the Wyoming border.

    This segment serves as a great contrast to what may be one of the absolute most boring stretches of slab in the world. I-80 from Tooele, UT to Wendover, NV.

    I'll give another recommendation for I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, and I-84 through the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, OR is also wonderful.
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  17. khager

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    Agreed, "IF", you like looking at the ass end of two eighteen wheelers for 5+ hours.:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  18. warrior1677

    warrior1677 Been here awhile

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    I-10 from Jacksonville to Arizona :eek1
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  19. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Was about to say the same thing :freaky
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  20. BadKarma

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    Amen and amen! :cry I loved that little two lane down by (and sometimes under) the Colorado River.. should have run the Interstate over Cottonwood Pass.:deal
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