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Old 06-27-2011, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Top 10 Best Motorcycling Touring Roads


'I've been everywhere, man; I've been everywhere, man; across the deserts bare, man; I've breathed the mountain air, man; of travel I've had my share, man; I've been everywhere.' —Johnny Cash

Even for Johnny Cash, it would be a mighty feat to ride America's 3.9 million miles of highways, byways, avenues and alleys to get, as the song says, "everywhere." Although sometimes it may feel like we've traveled every road worth a ride, the biker DNA bubbling in our blood tells us there is, somewhere, the spectacular road not taken.

Not that we haven't tried to ride everywhere. Aside from a few heated water-cooler debates, varying levels of certifiable psychosis, polite differences of opinion and immeasurable variables of riding style, the staff at Motorcycle.com carefully considered its 300 or so years of collective biking experience and named these the Top 10 touring roads in the U.S., although no peaceable agreement could be made as to order, except for the fistfight averting alphabetical.

Print this, stuff it in your leather shirt, get off the couch and on your bike, and find some adventure.

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Old 06-28-2011, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Been everywhere man...

Haven't been everywhere yet man. But currently sitting having breakfast in New York city. For a country guy, riding the streets of manhattan is wonderful.
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I have ridden in 16 Eastern US states, and part of Canada. By far the best "Bike Roads" I have been on are right here in my home state of West Virginia. The Appalachian mountain range has a network of roads that fit many styles of riding, and all designs of bikes. If you get a chance, check it out. You will not be disappointed.
Hope to get West of the Mississippi soon, maybe the Rocky Mountians, and see what they have to offer.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have not been to a thousand of road trip, did some in Canada some in USA and a few in France and Switzerland and to me the blueridge area sits the top 3 number on in the alpes around Mont-Blanc.... I am planning to have a ride in Arizona next spring so i will see then!!!

I am going back in jully for a road trip in Switzerland hope I find new places to ride!!!!
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I've traveled a range of rides and a lot of miles touring, particularly the past 17 years. This has included 3 months touring through Germany, Ireland, South England, France, Austria, Czech Republic. These were fascinating tours and the countries remarkable - but for riding / touring options, I still believe the most exceptional country for touring, experiencing the landscape, sights, challenge of the ride and range of possibilities is definitely NEW ZEALAND!!!!!!!!
Because I come from there, you may well think - bias is a strong factor and no doubt it has some influence, but in all honesty the landscape, roading and experience of open-road touring in New Zealand is spiritual. The potential to enjoy a remarkable country on roads that allow for exceptional empathy and harmony of the rider with their bike is, I believe, unprecedented.

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I went in Australia in 1982 but did not go to new Zealand.... it is a bit far from here but wish i will visit your place eventualy!
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Minor detail/not picky but I think Hank Snow was ahead of Johnny Cash with "I've been everywhere"....
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Anytime you're down this way, you'd always be welcome to contact me to discuss touring possibilities, preferences and options.
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I have just recently completed a holiday trip to Kaernten.
The trip around the GrossGlockner was one of my hightlights. But then again a lot of this part of Austria is just wonderfull.
A great climate , just south of the Alps, Udine (IT) just 50km away .
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The guys over at Motorcycle.com had it right about the wonderful Pacific Coast Highway. Its a fantastic route. But, they missed out on some great roads just a bit more north of the PCH that I love.

Head up north from California to Washington State and keep going over the border to beautiful British Columbia Canada (by water ferry to Victoria, or by land to Vancouver... or both).

The pictures are from Port Angeles, Washington USA just before the ferry ride to Victoria B.C. Canada. And then crossing the border from Vancouver BC Canada, into Seattle Washington USA.



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