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What is your favorite road to ride on and why?

This question was suggested by s-hawk. Thanks for the great suggestion!

My favorite road by far is the Cherohala Skyway. I love those fast, big, sweeping curves.
 

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Luv2RideFast said:
My favorite road by far is the Cherohala Skyway. I love those fast, big, sweeping curves.
I have to agree. Awesome views, very smooth, minimal traffic and excellent curves make this my favorite road too.
 

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Toss-up between the Cherohala Skyway and the Blue Ridge Parkway. For the reasons mentioned, long sweepers and nice view. Road the Blue Ridge for the first time on a bike during the 2000 Smackdown. :cool: Hwy 28 from Deal's Gap to Franklin, NC is a pretty darn good one too. Close to a three way tie. ;)
 

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I can't remember exactly, but I am pretty sure the road is Triangle Road in North Virginia. We must have road up and down that road 100 times easily, so we were so used to going there, I never paid attention to signs, heh. If you live near there, and haven't been on it, it's worth it. From I-35, you exit Triangle Road. If you go right onto it, about 1 mile down is the entrance to Quantico Marine base. If you go left, it's the smoothest, cleaniest, beautiful stretch of twisties I have seen. There are very few cars that drive this piece of road, and believe it or not, we have never seen a cop on this road. This road has some elevation changes, many relatively slow speed turns, two straights with a wide sweeper between them. The only thing to watch out for is one turn that says 15 MPH, and if the road is clean there, you can go through it like a bandit, but I reccomend going very slow, as cagers constantly run onto the shoulder kicking dirt and gravel onto the turn. I have heard of so many riders dumping there because of it, it's just not worth it. The road was my buddy and mine own personal Isle of Man :D We knew it so well, it was basically a race track.

If you get out that way, I highly reccomend it.
 

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Good question,Kiddo!!
I think it is pretty hard to narrow this down to just one favorite ride. There are so many different routes and they are special in their own ways!!:)
Here,in my area if you haven't ridden the North Cascades Highway,then you haven't done THE ride yet.
But,also, other great rides here are to go to Mount Baker National Park or the ride to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. Or how about the ride along the Oregon Coast Highway 101?? Or Chuckanut Drive......so many favorites.....so little time....they are all so special!!!!!
Boy, I am really starting wish for summer now!!:eek::D

JIM
 

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my favorite stretch of pavement is loudon, but my favorite road is one that only ne pa riders would know.

it's the roads (there's actually two different directions you can go to finish it, both fun, one faster, one tighter) that go over larksville mountain. very challening, it has 1st gear near-180's, a couple of 3rd gear (wide open) sweepers. it's an awesome road.

as a side note, this is a common sportbike road. and the most common crashing point is at the cemetery. it's creepy, but last year three guys i know either hit the fence surrounding it or went into it (good thing they took out the archway).

[Edited by cbrf2boy on 01-22-2001 at 01:02 PM]
 

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My favorite road? I dont think I've ridden on it yet :( But I liked the Track ALOT and learned alot being on it, so I have to say the track is my favorite so far. I think when Im older and have the time to go on cross country rides I will find some nice ones.
 

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katana600 said:
Here,in my area if you haven't ridden the North Cascades Highway,then you haven't done THE ride yet.
But,also, other great rides here are to go to Mount Baker National Park or the ride to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. Or how about the ride along the Oregon Coast Highway 101??...
JIM
I have found the Hurricane Ridge road (and the whole drive to Port Angeles) full of cars regardless of time of the week, etc.
Highway 512 out to Mt. Ranier National Park is terrific (on a weekday) all the way up to Paradise, especially when the mountain is out. The east and west ends of Oregon Highway 20 looks to be a blast. It was fun in my wife's Civic, so you know it'd be great on a bike.
 

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My favorite road? I dont think I've ridden on it yet :( But I liked the Track ALOT and learned alot being on it, so I have to say the track is my favorite so far. I think when Im older and have the time to go on cross country rides I will find some nice ones.
I'd have to agree on this one. After being on the track, there's just no comparison to the streets. You may not get the cool scenery, but when you're going that fast, you don't really have time to look around anyway :D

If I had to pick a road, in Arizona, so far it would be the section of 89 from Yarnell to Prescott, lots of nice twisties (mostly low speed) and they take you from High Desert to lush pine forests (White Spar Mountains) so you get to see it all! An awesome ride and its only about 1.5 hours to get to the start of that ride from downtown Phoenix.
 

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I'd have to agree with Kyle, Tony, and Will. My favorite strech of pavement would have to be Laguna Seca. Nothing comes close to the giant drop of the corkscrew. :)

But to keep with the thread my favorite "real" road in Arizona would have to be the same one that Will mntioned (It's nickname is "White Spars") a ton of tight 10-20mhp twisties. Hey what can I say... I like the tight stuff. ;)
 

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I also like the track the best, but for riding on the streets it would have to be 33 in Ojai. But I also like the ride to the Rock Store (cause I don't ride it every day).:)
 

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Another vote for tracks

And Laguna Seca in particular. I just started getting on the track last fall, but I'm hooked. Let me be the fifth person on this thread to state that riding on the street seems pretty lame after getting on the track.

However, there are still some excellent roads around. My favorite is Highway 140 from Mariposa, CA, into Yosemite National Park. Highway 41 north from Mariposa to Highway 120 is spectacular too, and gets very little traffic.

I can't remember the name, but there's backroad running from Madera, CA, to Highway 41 outside Oakhurst that is the next best thing to a roller coaster. Blind uphill turns that swoop into downhill turns, very little traffic, and no cops. I get lost half the time I try to find the road, but it's a great way to get to Oakhurst without fighting tourons in their RVs. Oakhurst is near the Southern entrance of Yosemite National Park.

But after being on the track I now consider public roads as means to a destination, not destinations in themselves. Still, I'll take a deserted twisty road over a straight highway every trip. Some things you just never outgrow. :D
 

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It's a tie between hwy 550 between Durango and Ridgway Co or Deckers road(hwy 126/67) between Pine Junction and Woodland Park.Every type of road you could ask for and scenery to match.
 

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I'm feeling jealous reading about all these fantastic sounding roads. My favourite road is currently under feet of snow. Pickering to Whitby across the North Yorkshire Moors in England has got everything - first gear 180s' to flat out sweepers. Watch the Isle of man TT Mountain section to get some idea. The Downside is that the Law is now also aware of it.
 

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My favorite road to ride is the Deals Gap Dragon, Rt US-129 on the Tennessee/North Carolina Border. The reason I like it is 318 turns in 11 miles, and I can get my most extreme lean angles there, without having to go so fast that clocks start to slow down. The down side is that there is quite a bit of traffic at times, both bike and car, and there is an occasional patrol car along the road (sometimes about 75 feet below the road). On a nice weekend, there could be 100 bikes at the Crossroads of Time, and when you get tired of the same 11 miles, you can do the Cherohala Skyway to Tellico Plains and back, then head down Wayah Road to Franklin, then run back up to Deal's Gap on Rt 28. All fantastic roads, but the Dragon is still the nastiest.
 

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I live in Bar harbor Maine and my favorite road is the park loop road in Acadia national park. It's 27 miles of twisties and a great view. the tourists are gone and the loop is wide open!!! Anyone else ever driven the loop>
 
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