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Old 12-09-2012, 10:42 AM   #271
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My list based on personal experience thus far to include both ride-ability (curves) and views:

BRP/Skyline in the fall (Appears NC has the curves but I think VA has the views). Just wish the speed limit was a little higher.
Dalton Hwy riding through the Gates of the Arctic.
PCH (seems Hwy 1 North of SF has the best curves. Hwy 11 in WA was a great start to the PCH if traveling southbound)
Hwy 550 in the Spring when there's still snow on the mountains.
Beartooth (would've been better not getting stuck behind an RV)
Sequoia NP riding past the trees.
OR Hwy 227 (discovered this by accident but it sure was a blast!)
CA Hwy 199 from Grants Pass to Crescent City. Zooming inches by the Redwoods in the curves was an experience!
Any pass in the San Juan Mountains.
Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper. B-e-a-utiful views!

I'll probably revise this once I discover more of the East
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:55 AM   #272
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One of the best routes I've ever been on was across northern New Mexico, US 64 from Farmington to Cimarron, with an overnight stop in Taos. Hours and hours of non-stop scenery, canyons, alpine passes, and desert landscapes. Everything but traffic!
I rode into Taos from the West. Looked like it would've been really great, except for the fact that it was full dark when I did it. I will say the deer and animals are very considerate about crossing the road at night staying tightly bunched together in synchronized herds. Taos to Cimmaron is pretty good up through Eagles Nest. I did that on in the daylight.

Warning: When you pull into Cimarron, the town sign says "Gateway to the Plains". You'll look around at the mountains and think, wtf!

Trust me. They aren't fibbing. Your one turn away from being able to see Amarillo.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:55 AM   #273
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North Cascades Highway (WA State Route 20) and Oregon's McKenzie Highway (OR 242). Can't beat them.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #274
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They repaved much of OR 242 a year or two ago so it's in nice shape as far as bumps go. Gravel on the corners is always a problem because the road is so narrow that cars pretty much have to run a rear wheel off the pavement to remain in the right lane.

The Aufderheide Road between Hwy 126 and Hwy 58 is also excellent and can be done as a part of a loop with Hwy 242.

I live in Bend and do these roads quite often.


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Old 06-13-2013, 09:05 AM   #275
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I moved to another server. Here is the updated link:

http://cycloid.ca/moto/10_best_motoroads.html

Oh, and.... Bump! ;-)
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #276
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I can't believe the LIE to Belt Pkwy to Staten Island Expy to I95 south hasn't made anyone's list.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:35 PM   #277
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WooHoo they left out the real fun twisty ones! My favorite roads are still safe!
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:41 AM   #278
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I guess my two faves are in Canada, so I'll scratch the Canol roads and replace them with the Denali Highway and a sweet little road through the Escalante Wilderness that runs for 110 miles northeast from Glen Canyon dam called the Smokey Mountain Road. It has two water crossings and is quite primitive dirt after weather has taken its toll. Best be on a small dual sport.


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All time best: North Canol Road; Ross River > NWT Border (dirt)
2nd fav: South Canol Road; Johnson Crossing > Ross River (dirt)
3. Utah Rt 12 end to end
4. Top of the World Hwy; Dawson YT > Tok, AK (dirt)
5. 89/89a; Wickenberg > Flagstaff, AZ
6. Apache Trail, AZ; end to end (part gravel)
7. US 93; Twin Falls ID > Wells, NV (lonlier then 50)
8. WY 14/16; Sheridan > Greybull, WY
9. Kankamagus Hwy (NH112); Woodville > Conway, NH
10. Sonora Pass, CA
10A. Redwood Road; Castro Valley > Oakland (trail of tears)
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:21 AM   #279
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WooHoo they left out the real fun twisty ones! My favorite roads are still safe!
Did you type this after copying other's contributions in this thread?
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:15 PM   #280
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Did you type this after copying other's contributions in this thread?
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OK I will give a couple Guenella pass CO, and rt 445 in PA
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #281
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Lots of roads to try out, a few I have enjoyed, most not yet made it to them. There is a looping route in NM that takes you from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array west of Socorro, NM down to Gila, NM, (60 to 12 to 180), to Silver City, NM and then north to Gila Cliff Dwellings, NM (180 to 15 to 527). The road from Silver City to Gila Cliff Dwellings is about 46 miles, but it is one of those roads where you are usually afraid to look off as you go up and down through the gears and lean into innumerable curves and a straight now and then, uphill, downhill, forests where the sunlight turns into a giant strobe as you go through. Wonderful ride, and when you get to the Dwellings you take some large breaths and realize your self-admonishments to stop squeezing the bars were not heeded, lol.

Also the road from Carrizzozo down through Lincoln, NM and eventually to Roswell is a great road, and you can stop and see where Billy the Kid lived and rode, etc. Cooler times of the year are better, and you can go from desolation to green pockets of lushness, to plains with multiple dust devils sweeping across the land, to more desert to ponderosa forests, to rocky, ancient abodes, pretty much a perfect trip :).
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #282
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Lots of roads to try out, a few I have enjoyed, most not. There is a looping route in NM that takes you from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array west of Socorro, NM down to Gila, NM, (60 to 12 to 180), to Silver City, NM and then north to Gila Cliff Dwellings, NM (180 to 15 to 527). The road from Silver City to ....
I'll add that any rider that is not local to this area take a few extra moments to zoom out on the GPS when they see this sign:



If you ignore it, and see this sign:



You may want to get your streetbike out to the paved road. NF Road 150 thru Gila NF is not normally passable by a 700lb beast such as a C14. Great riding for lots of other bikes, though.

It's only 15% grade downhill with loose dirt and gravel...



If you ignore my advice and take your streetbike thru this road, you may see this sign:



There is lots of great riding on the pavement around this area, just pay attention to what the big picture is.

It was the hardest day of riding I've ever had...I've ridden over 300k miles.

YMMV

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Old 06-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #283
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North Cascades Highway (WA State Route 20) and Oregon's McKenzie Highway (OR 242). Can't beat them.
242 is still closed.
To all you Dragon tail riders... You can have your wimpy little 11 miles of bliss. I will take this 75 mile gem.

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=L...ra=ls&t=h&z=10


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Old 06-17-2013, 11:40 AM   #284
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EDIT: OPEN AND FANTASTIC!!! Pavement on the West side is a 10! East side is an 8.5!!! Views were absolutely breathtaking!!!

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:48 AM   #285
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I'll add that any rider that is not local to this area take a few extra moments to zoom out on the GPS when they see this sign:



If you ignore it, and see this sign:



You may want to get your streetbike out to the paved road. NF Road 150 thru Gila NF is not normally passable by a 700lb beast such as a C14. Great riding for lots of other bikes, though.

It's only 15% grade downhill with loose dirt and gravel...



If you ignore my advice and take your streetbike thru this road, you may see this sign:



There is lots of great riding on the pavement around this area, just pay attention to what the big picture is.

It was the hardest day of riding I've ever had...I've ridden over 300k miles.

YMMV

Good Point! Not sure why it never crossed my mind to warn about that, lol.
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