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Old 08-29-2013, 12:16 PM   #31
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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 08-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #32
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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon on CO is probably the best I have ridden.




This is my commute Gypsum to Carbondale every day... It's nice in the truck but I LOVE to use the bike instead.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:35 PM   #33
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As far a scenery goes, once you get out of metropolitan areas, I find interstate highways more scenic than 2 lane roads, views are more open and not so closed in with trees that you can't see past growing almost up to the edge of the road
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:48 PM   #34
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I-15 heading out of Nevada into Utah, Virgin River Valley. It is a short stretch but beautiful and twisty!
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:00 PM   #35
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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon on CO is probably the best I have ridden.




The old road was better.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:30 PM   #36
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I-15 heading out of Nevada into Utah, Virgin River Valley. It is a short stretch but beautiful and twisty!
Virgin River Gorge. Interstate 15's short run through Arizona between Littlefield, AZ and St. George, UT.

Another good slab stretch is I-80 between Salt Lake City and the Wyoming border.

This segment serves as a great contrast to what may be one of the absolute most boring stretches of slab in the world. I-80 from Tooele, UT to Wendover, NV.

I'll give another recommendation for I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, and I-84 through the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, OR is also wonderful.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:55 PM   #37
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I-35 from San Antonio, Texas to Dallas, Texas
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Agreed, "IF", you like looking at the ass end of two eighteen wheelers for 5+ hours.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:35 PM   #38
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:33 PM   #39
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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon on CO is probably the best I have ridden.




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Old 08-30-2013, 04:27 PM   #40
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The old road was better.
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Was about to say the same thing
Amen and amen! I loved that little two lane down by (and sometimes under) the Colorado River.. should have run the Interstate over Cottonwood Pass.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:01 PM   #41
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1-575 got me the hell out of Atlanta and up into the mountains without much pain, and that was on my little 250.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:31 AM   #42
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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 08-31-2013, 02:14 PM   #43
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I-10 from Jacksonville to Arizona
Here's a 50 mile stretch of IH10, bracketing the Pecos River, that actually has a couple of sweepers and some elevation change...

http://goo.gl/maps/abNrg

The other 1,750 miles have none...

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Old 08-31-2013, 02:18 PM   #44
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I-95 between New Haven, CT and Washington DC.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:58 PM   #45
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I despise the slab, but do remember I-26 from Johnson City, TN to Mars Hill, NC as being fun and scenic at 90+ mph. Highway 220 from Roanoke to Martinsville, VA is twisty for a four lane road. Too many cops though.
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