What are great places and states (OTHER THAN CA) to ride?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by JimVonBaden, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. achtung3

    achtung3 Long timer

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    UTAH is one of my preferred choices, you can go around Utah from either west to east or v s, and go north to south v s, and be sure to take your time because there are more places to visit than you have time specially if you off road.:D
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  2. DAKEZ

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  3. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    I don't know why. All of Arkansas looks like this:
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    Nothing to see here. California is the best. Everyone should ride in California and not waste thier time here in fly-over country...

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  4. Jocassee

    Jocassee Petrolhead

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    Upstate SC. Within striking distance of WNC but without the hillbillyness and high gas prices.

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  5. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    I live in S.E. Idaho, and while we have some great DS riding, NORTH Idaho is where it's at if you want twisty pavement. Just pick about any non-superslab road, and it's good (but even I-90 from St. Regis to Cda is pretty good). Just watch out for logging trucks.
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  6. mongox

    mongox ARRRRGH!!!

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    Don't forget Hwy 12, Lola pass, One of the most spectacular scenic routes in existence, and the Lola motorway for the more adverturous.
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  7. Handy

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  8. mongox

    mongox ARRRRGH!!!

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    Ooops, thanks for the correction.
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  9. MOzarkRider

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    Only Half of Arkansas looks like that... Get over in the Ozark area... there are some hidden jems there. One road nicknamed the Arkansas Dragon is pretty good. Just as tight in some sections as the dragon and long legged sweepers in other sections plus its much longer... 50 miles instead of 13. Great Ride!!!

    Peel Ferry and MO-125 is probably my favorite road in the area. Along with Scenic 7 in AR - Although it can be busy with tourists, it has some great views.
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  10. St. Arbucks

    St. Arbucks Looking for clues...

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    Leaving out of Pueblo, CO (that sounds great all by itself!), take 96 West to Wetmore. Stay on 96 West up over the Wet Mountains towards Westcliffe, CO. As you crest the last hill past the Wet Mountains, hold on to your handlebars, because the horizon opens up into an incredible grassy plain with the next range of Rocky Mountains streched from north to south. Really, I have trouble keeping it on the road.

    After you get to Westcliffe (a lovely town with a few good shops, restaurants, and bars), take 69 North (really runs north-west) towards 50. From the intersection of 69 and 50, you have a choice: west towards Salida, or east to Canon City. Either way is cool, because 50 follows the Arkansas River as it makes its way out of the Rockies. Plenty of twisties and sweepers. And both towns are stunning.

    For the more adventurous, take 50 East towards Canon City, and just east of Canon, find Phantom Canyon Road (north), an awesome dirt road through incredible rock formations and tunnels carved for the small guage railroad of yesteryear. PCR will run you into Cripple Creek, and finally, to I-24, if you've had enough and want to make your way back to Pueblo.

    Have fun.
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  11. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Nope. Nothing to see here. Move along.

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  12. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    I discovered CO-69 and CO-96 sort of by accident in 2009. Leaving Salida, heading East, just decided to take 69 South after fueling at Cotopaxi and seeing the 69 highway sign at Texas Creek.

    Great ride! :thumb
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  13. InsideThePerimeter

    InsideThePerimeter North GA bound

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    Start in Dahlonega GA taking old 60 north all the TN line where it becomes 68 then to Tellico Plains.<o:p></o:p>
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    The go East on the Cherohala Skyway 165 changing to 143 at the NC border all the way to US 129.

    Go north on 129 to Deals Gap NC - Tail of the Dragon - ride up and back

    (my personal advice for The Dragon is don't go any Holiday or Sunny weekend, it's a zoo
    with packs of slow moving Harleys blocking the road with the Old Lady on the back showing her tits to Kill Boy at 20 MPH pissing off the crazy crotch rocket guys doing 80 MPH wheelies or the worst, old geezers in the BMW,Porsche,Corvette Car Clubs driving badly -- this also attracts both TN and NC State Tropers who are no fun - that said it's an awesome ride just not with 10,000 of your closest friends.

    Once back to the NC side take 28 - Moonshiners 28 East then right on 143 and south on 129 throught Murphy NC and Blairsville GA back to Dehlonega.

    This is the pavement route there is also a gravel road that crosses and mostly parrallels the Skyway and if you are feeling really lucky the Dirt Dragon back in the woods near Tatham Gap Rd is a lovely place to get really lost except don't go in Deer Hunting season.

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    This whole area is awesome - scenic 360 - the part of 28 Skipped here is good too.
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  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I'm saving this one for the spring! Nice!!!

    Jim :brow

    PS Do you have details for the "Dirt Dragon"?
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  15. Brian Keith

    Brian Keith Been here awhile

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    Zanesville to Marietta to Athens and back is great. All the roads in that area are fun to ride but this route takes you along the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. The roads are scenic, curvy and (mostly) well maintained. Hocking county is another great place.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bkglass/10594245115/" title="A Favorite Ride by brian glass, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3816/10594245115_cbdb8024bb_b.jpg" width="1024" height="729" alt="A Favorite Ride"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bkglass/4153773525/" title="Southestern Ohio Ride '06 - Vmax by brian glass, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2511/4153773525_870fd7f8fa_z.jpg" width="640" height="425" alt="Southestern Ohio Ride '06 - Vmax"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bkglass/4153772313/" title="McConnelsville Ohio '06 by brian glass, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2637/4153772313_1f3cf87a69_z.jpg" width="640" height="425" alt="McConnelsville Ohio '06"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bkglass/214409312/" title="The Max And Big Muskie by brian glass, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm1.staticflickr.com/85/214409312_91cb134b5f_z.jpg?zz=1" width="640" height="425" alt="The Max And Big Muskie"></a>
    Big Muskie. This roadside attraction isn't on that particular route but close enough to make a detour.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bkglass/214392306/" title="Ohio Farmland by brian glass, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm1.staticflickr.com/65/214392306_c340cfa7ef_z.jpg?zz=1" width="640" height="425" alt="Ohio Farmland"></a>
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