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Old 09-23-2012, 07:41 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Not in any special order but these are some of my favorites:
1) California 58 from Bakersfield to Santa Margarita once you are in the mountains.
2) Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Nova Scotia
3) US 550 From Montrose to Durango Colorado
4) Top of the World Highway from the Yukon Territory to Tetlin Junction Alaska
5) The Denali highway Alaska
6) The Great Ocean Road south of Melbourne Austalia
7) The White Rim Trail -- Moab Utah
8) Highway 20 from Lake Tahoe to Ft Bragg California
9) Almost anywhere on the South Island of New Zealand (its worth the trip)
10) The Cherohala Skyway from Tellico Plains Tn. to Robbinsville NC
11) Most backroads in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine
12) The going to the Sun Highway in Glacier National Park
13) Colorado National Monument Road outside of Grand Junction Co.
14) The Black Hills area
14) The Ozarks
14) Texas Hill Country
Damn there's a lot of good places to ride!!!!!
Would love to make it to the Alps someday.

I was on a bike trip this past week and stumbled across a great road. Virginia Route 16 in western Va. From Tazewell Va. to Marion Va. it is nice and twisty with great pavement and NO traffic. Its kind of like the "Dragon" but longer (about 33 miles) and not jammed packed with cruisers putting along.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:44 PM   #52 (permalink)
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HWY 33 in California leaving ojai and heading nowhere is hands down one of the best roads in the world.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:09 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Agreed, klutke. Even after you're out of the twisties, dropping down into the Carrizo Plain is impressive. Taking 166 to Santa Maria from there is a good scenic ride.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:56 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Rattlesnake Grade, Washington Hwy. 129 -- 13 miles, 110 curves from Lewiston, Idaho, southwest into Oregon.





I've done the Dragon. This is better, but they don't take your picture.
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Rattlesnake Grade, Washington Hwy. 129 -- 13 miles, 110 curves from Lewiston, Idaho, southwest into Oregon.





I've done the Dragon. This is better, but they don't take your picture.
When I first did the Dragon about 30 years ago it was just a neat road. I stopped by there on a trip earlier this year and it is just one giant "Cluster F____" I'll never go back. Your road looks MUCH better !!!
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I agree, the Dragon is a way overcrowded and needs to be paved.

Best roads for me personally are scenic, quiet, copless, and curvy.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #57 (permalink)
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The smaller highways of East Tennessee are amazing. The Dragon starts here, Blue Ridge Parkway, highway 66, The Cherohala Skyway, The list goes on...
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California Highway 36

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:45 AM   #59 (permalink)
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The smaller highways of East Tennessee are amazing. The Dragon starts here, Blue Ridge Parkway, highway 66, The Cherohala Skyway, The list goes on...
I try to get to that area at least once a year.
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