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. Prettyboy

    Prettyboy BFLB

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    1-575 got me the hell out of Atlanta and up into the mountains without much pain, and that was on my little 250.
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  2. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    Love and hate this road at the same time. Really nice sweepers, elevation changes and scenery with very low traffic for the greater NYC area. Unfortunately, it also has the highest density of deer and cops I've ever seen.
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  3. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    Here's a 50 mile stretch of IH10, bracketing the Pecos River, that actually has a couple of sweepers and some elevation change...

    http://goo.gl/maps/abNrg

    The other 1,750 miles have none...

    NFE
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  4. IRideASlowBike

    IRideASlowBike Banned

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    I-95 between New Haven, CT and Washington DC.
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  5. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    I despise the slab, but do remember I-26 from Johnson City, TN to Mars Hill, NC as being fun and scenic at 90+ mph. Highway 220 from Roanoke to Martinsville, VA is twisty for a four lane road. Too many cops though.
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  6. Vbird

    Vbird In Room 237

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    I've ridden I-70 in Colorado and it is great! I'll probably be on it again in a couple of weeks :evil. Also like the stretch of I-40 around TN/NC line as long as there hasn't been a rock slide or wreck.

    I-81 through Shenandoah Valley in Virginia is nice. So is I-90 from Missoula MT into Idaho.
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  7. Midnightventure

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    I agree with I70 in CO. I540 between Fayetteville Ar and Van Buren Ar is good too. Especially since you can take scenic 71 on one leg.
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  8. Midnightventure

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  9. mikem9

    mikem9 Wanderer

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    Someone mentioned I-40 near Asheville. I-26 also. Not bad if you have to slab it.

    Sorry for the large pic - not sure what I'm doing. (I'd like to use one of my +50 computer use exemptions:)

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  10. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    Agreed!

    ETA: I was a Grad Student at DU, but home was Grand Junction.

    One time I was headed back to school and a foot of snow had fallen in the canyon. It was 3 AM on Monday morning and I was the only person in the canyon, not even any snowplows. I had a '74 Duster that I had added a set of Cibie sealed beams, 6" amber fogs and a set of rectangular driving lights to. It was amazing to light up the canyon and "break trail" on virgin snow. I didn't see another car until Edwards.

    Just too many people on the Western Slope for something like that to ever happen again.
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  11. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    Da frozen tundra eh? 1.5 mile west of Lambeau
    Parts of I-80 in PA are scenic and wide open.

    Going east out of Seattle, I-90 I think is beautiful for slab.

    Definitely I-70 through central Colorado.

    Heck, even parts of I-90 through SD can be inspiring for the wide open stretches, make you feel small in this world.
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  12. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    Don't know if it has been mentioned, but Interstate 79 from Clarksburg WV to Charleston does not suck! 70 MPH speed limit, big sweeping curves, elevation and light traffic makes for an enjoyable ride....for a slab. Would be even more fun if the speed limit was 90! :deal

    Rick G
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  13. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    U.S. 151 between Dubuque, IA and Madison, WI isn't awful.

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  14. Dogscout

    Dogscout Been there done that

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    RT 19 from Beckley north to I79. You cross the New River and the mountains are nice to look at.
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  15. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    Surely you jest.....
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  16. phoenixdoglover

    phoenixdoglover Where to next?

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    This is the ADV site, right? That stretch of the Cross Bronx Expressway before you hit the GW Bridge is pure poetry. :evil
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  17. tmgs

    tmgs ...Trailers are for Boats

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    that is a good road!
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  18. tmgs

    tmgs ...Trailers are for Boats

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    yup I have to agree, I 80 I 90 and I 70 are not bad at all through those parts mentioned, I also like I 40 out west, you can make some good time and get some good scenery
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  19. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    I live up near the northern end of 395. I would tend to agree that it is reasonably pleasant for CT slab.

    Some stretches of I-91 in Vermont are nice too as far as scenery and lack of traffic.
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  20. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    In the event of the apocalypse, that would have some fantastic post-modern industrialist scenery, with some beautiful rainbow colored estuaries...

    short of that, I'd rather be towed behind a horse through sagebrush.
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