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Old 08-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #16
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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, 02:21 PM   #17
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None of them. Ever.


Too many good alternate choices around here to waste time on a freeway. I'll only ride on the freeway if I have to be somewhere at a certain time and haven't left enough time to get there on the interesting roads, or sometimes towards the end of a long ride and I just want to get back home. But in neither of those cases to I think the slab is even a little bit nice.
close that mind a little tighter, you wouldn't want any new thoughts seeping in.
I70 in glenwood canyon ( as pictured above)is spectacular. i also believe it's the only place where they stacked the lane to preserve the view.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #18
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I-15 mt

I-15 between Butte and Helena, Montana would be the first on my list of favorite slab I have ridden. Very nice scenery and some nice sweepers.

I-24 between Monteagle, TN and Chattanooga, TN is not too bad for slab.

Will second the other comment on I-40 between I-81 and Asheville, NC. Great sweepers combined with elevation changes.

Second the comments on I-70 in CO west of Denver. Scenic.

I-77 between I-81 and Charleston, WV gets an honorable mention.

I-64 between I-77 and I-81 in WV/VA gets an honorable mention.

And of course, I-10 in FL....no, just kiddding!
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:41 PM   #19
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I would say the longest Slab/Highway that is remotely interesting to ride is I 77 from NC to North of I 70 in Ohio is okay to ride on a Harley or any big cruiser,or Sport Touring bike on a pure Sport bike not to much.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:44 PM   #20
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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   #21
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I-35 from San Antonio, Texas to Dallas, Texas
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #22
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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.
You can stop at Eugene, OR for that trip... The rest is rather straight, flat and too much traffic / cops.

I-84 east of Portland through the Columbia Gorge is about as scenic as it gets with sweepers.

I'll second the I-90 sections from Northern ID to Missoula
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:20 PM   #23
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I68 from I70 to I81 through Northern Maryland, 4-6 lanes divided 65mph limit and sweeping curves many elevation changes, not bad for a "slab"
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #24
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If you have to use it.... I-90 between Coeur d'Alene, ID and Missoula, MT is not bad. Scenic and has some corners to go around.
+1 Also I-5 between Cottage Grove (Just South of Eugene) OR. and on Into CA.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #25
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I-40 just a few miles west of the TN/NC state line to about mile marker 20 in NC is pretty fun for an interstate.

This is a short section of it:
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #26
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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 08-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #27
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The Taconic.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taconic_State_Parkway
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:07 AM   #28
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I24 dropping from Monteagle into Chattanooga basin is fun at speed.
Much more fun going the other way. Ahem, at speed.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #29
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Maybe we need a definition of what "slab" means.

To me, that's a divided, limited-access highway with at least two lanes each way. Highway 101 up by Willits or Leggett is a two-lane highway and hardly qualifies as "slab" in my book.
I think that your definition is spot on. The pics posted qualify as slab, and, while I'm sure there are nearby surface roads that would be more enjoyable, those don't look monotonous to me. That's the kind of stuff I was looking for when I first posted.

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:00 AM   #30
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I-15 between Butte and Helena, Montana would be the first on my list of favorite slab I have ridden. Very nice scenery and some nice sweepers.
Yep. Just rode this last fall. The 50 miles north of Helena is great, too. Would have preferred to take the twistier, slower, parallel Old US 91/Craig Frontage Rd, which sticks closer to the river bends, but didn't have the time that day.
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