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Old 08-28-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Stretches of Slab that Don't Suck on the Bike

I know most of us would rather ride some lovely two lane back country road, but sometimes you have to get on the slab.

What stretches do you find yourself saying "this is pretty nice, for slab"?

I would say that I-395 from north of Norwich, CT almost to Worcester, MA is pretty nice. Good scenery, generally not that crowded, sweeper-ish stretches.

Also, I-190 heading towards Wachusett Mtn in Mass.

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Old 08-28-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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We have a Highway 395 out here on the California/Nevada border that is interesting too. High Sierra on one side, sage brush desert on the other, with lots of Gold Rush history along the way.

Another one is I-5 from Lake Shasta, CA to the Canadian border. It is heavily forested most of the way, with lots of snowy peaks and lakes to look at.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #3
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Definitely I-40 West of Asheville, way too much fun to be considered "slab"
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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Definitely I-40 West of Asheville, way too much fun to be considered "slab"
Agreed ! :
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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Rt 89 in NH. After exit 5 not much traffic, many nice views, elevation changes, some sweepers, not a lot of "enforcement". Stay on 89 over the border in to VT and you get even less traffic and maybe better views, more "enforcement".
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:02 PM   #6
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I-35 from San Antonio, Texas to Dallas, Texas
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #7
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The Taconic.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taconic_State_Parkway
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #8
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Taconic is very nice, goes up the Hudson River valley.

Get rid of all other vehicles and the Saw Mill Pkwy and Merritt Parkway (Rt15) are pretty fun and decent scenery for CT.

Are we talking just highways here?? Major Roads? Non-major roads? Backroads with pavement?

Do you want scenery, fun and twisty? There's a lot of places that are boring as hell but look real nice...

I remember driving Rt 1 (PCH) in california and hit a "moving land mass" section and launched my rental car at least a foot in the air over where the road had sunk down. That was wild. Anyone familiar with these? Fantastic Road.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:31 AM   #9
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Taconic is very nice, goes up the Hudson River valley.
Love and hate this road at the same time. Really nice sweepers, elevation changes and scenery with very low traffic for the greater NYC area. Unfortunately, it also has the highest density of deer and cops I've ever seen.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #10
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Definitely I-40 West of Asheville, way too much fun to be considered "slab"
Was just there on Monday. I have to agree with you.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:01 AM   #11
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Definitely I-40 West of Asheville, way too much fun to be considered "slab"
Especially after it crosses the TN border. ;)
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:20 PM   #12
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TCH from Port au Basques, NL headed east has a few good vistas.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:52 AM   #13
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U.S. 189 between Orem and Heber Utah then hooking up the the I-80.

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Old 10-04-2013, 07:42 AM   #14
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Definitely I-40 West of Asheville, way too much fun to be considered "slab"
Depends on how far west of Asheville you are.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #15
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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon on CO is probably the best I have ridden.




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