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post #31 of 96 (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 04:55 PM
 
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Two of my favorites are


1. mines road (livermore) to patterson road (fast seepers) hit interstate 5 (south) to Tesla road you cruise right by carngie (moto x track) back into livermore great 100 mile circuit

2.highway 9 from los gatos all the way to santa cruz about 30 miles seems short but probably the funnest ride you will have in nor cal.
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post #32 of 96 (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 05:19 PM
 
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my favorite road happens to be where my mother in law lives real incentive to visit(just kidding, the inlaws are really a blast).
They live in Boone north carolina on the parkway. ride from Boone at 421 south to blowing rock. great elevation change, good speed, lots of bikes.
if so desire head further south towards asheville and return.
it trully is a different ride in the opposite direction.

just watch out for the park rangers and the motorhomes.

p.s. a ticket here is a federal offense national park and all no state or county judge were talking a full on magistrate

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This desert spot is great! Hardley any cars and great curves -- an added bonus is if you mis-judge a curve, you just hit sand and you don't die dropping 1000 feet down.



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best ride in Washington has got to be North cascades Hiway!!!
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Two of my favorites are


1. mines road (livermore) to patterson road (fast seepers) hit interstate 5 (south) to Tesla road you cruise right by carngie (moto x track) back into livermore great 100 mile circuit

2.highway 9 from los gatos all the way to santa cruz about 30 miles seems short but probably the funnest ride you will have in nor cal.
I don't know how these compare, but have you ridden Foothill and/or Niles Canyon just off of 680? Those are the best I've found so far, but only because they are part of my commute.

Also, Vasco road is kinda fun...barring any traffic.

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post #36 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-08-2002, 07:57 AM
 
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I have to throw in another vote for SE Ohio. Lotsa twisties and in most places, you can do hundreds of miles of twisties all in a couple counties. My current favorite is SR 676 from Chesterhill / Bartlett / SR555 to Marietta.
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post #37 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-08-2002, 09:05 AM
 
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Ah, stupid computer...

I just wrote a long post but it got deleted... here goes the short version.

If you are anywhere around Austin Texas you owe it to yourself to try FM 1431 between Cedar Park and Marble Falls. It's an amazing road, 40 miles of twisties, hills, and great views. Whether you want to get really aggressive or just cruise (I was MANY goldwings in the vicinity) it's *great* fun. Take my word for it and get back with me with your thanks, maybe we'll meet up for a ride there sometime.

Secondly, if you want real scary stuff, try FM 2222 through the heart of west Austin. Probably you already know the road if you are in the area and into driving fast. Hills, blind corners, mildly decreasing radius curves... it's MMM MMM good. Sportbikers are usually here going warp speed in both directions...

If you continue on to where 2222 crosses 360, at the next light you can get on City Park Road... more hills, great lake views, deer (everyone's favorite!) and some really tight stuff (20mph marked turns). Just follow it until you come to the park by the lake, then turn around and go the other way.

All three road are well noted as motorcyclists' favorite crash and burn roads, but use a little bit of sense and you can have a good time and get home in one piece

Cosmo,

I totally agree with you about cops... On 1431 I passed as many bikes as cars, the influx of touring bikers seems to be a huge boon to the local economy (why else would anyone travel to Marble Falls, TX). So of course the cops still want to hang out and harrass anyone coming through the area. I'll probably get flamed, but since 9-11 I think the 'hero' thing has gone to many (not all) officers heads in a huge way. I think some of them really believe they are saving truth justice and the American way by giving my a ticket for safely operating my motorcycle at anything over the marked speed.

The way I figure it, as a motorcyclist, my chances of seriously injuring someone in a car are pretty much nil. So if I ride too fast or do anything stupid, it's really only my own life I'm endangering. Do I need the cops to protect me from me? NO.

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I was on 50, 250 and 33 among other roads through WV this Sunday, all the way to Harrisonburg, VA form Pittsburgh. 50 is super fun but 33 was just awesome. Especially when we got closer to VA. Newer pavement. It's so twisty an beautiful through there with little patrolling.

Dad should elaborate on this one, he was the ride leader and know these roads like the back of his hand...
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in 2000, we went to Laguna Seca for the superbike races. At that time, I had JUST bought a 2001 R-1. My bike was used as the prototype bike for Huge Industries Racing. In return for letting them use my bike to display their prototypes, my room & boad was taken care of in Monterey, CA. Another part of the deal was that I got to ride as much as I wanted for 24 hours on the beautiful Monterey roads. That was the best ride I've ever had. I was left behind by my riding partners, who were all pro racers at the time, but I was cool with that. In a way, I think that they missed the point of riding in some of the most beautiful country in the USA, y'know? Anyway, I rode for 20 of those 24 hours, stopping fo a quick nap at a bed and breakfast in Selina (Just south of Monterey) and I really enjoyed the roads. I mean, every time I looked around at the scenery, it was like a postcard. I don't ride on the street anymore, but my next streetbike purchase will most certainly be a VFR, so I can take that same ride again with my best friend. It was really unbelievable...life changing, even!
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post #40 of 96 (permalink) Old 05-09-2003, 06:45 PM
 
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Best Curves...

Did a major (meaning 6000 miles in 8 days) road trip last summer from here in Sask Canada (flat prairie=squared off tires) out to west coast and down to San Franciso. By far the best was on high way #1 in California from Legget to Fort Bragg, some serious twisties and brand new pavement. Scared my self when I dragged pegs and scraped my exhaust can for the first times.

Great Post!!! Real handy for planning this summer's trip, plan to haul our bikes to Ohio then ride south and east to the Smokey Mtns. Can hardly wait!!

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