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Old 09-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #46
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I've ridden I-70 in Colorado and it is great! I'll probably be on it again in a couple of weeks . Also like the stretch of I-40 around TN/NC line as long as there hasn't been a rock slide or wreck.

I-81 through Shenandoah Valley in Virginia is nice. So is I-90 from Missoula MT into Idaho.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #47
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I agree with I70 in CO. I540 between Fayetteville Ar and Van Buren Ar is good too. Especially since you can take scenic 71 on one leg.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #48
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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 09-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #49
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Someone mentioned I-40 near Asheville. I-26 also. Not bad if you have to slab it.

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Old 09-03-2013, 01:50 PM   #50
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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.
Agreed!

ETA: I was a Grad Student at DU, but home was Grand Junction.

One time I was headed back to school and a foot of snow had fallen in the canyon. It was 3 AM on Monday morning and I was the only person in the canyon, not even any snowplows. I had a '74 Duster that I had added a set of Cibie sealed beams, 6" amber fogs and a set of rectangular driving lights to. It was amazing to light up the canyon and "break trail" on virgin snow. I didn't see another car until Edwards.

Just too many people on the Western Slope for something like that to ever happen again.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:07 PM   #51
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Parts of I-80 in PA are scenic and wide open.

Going east out of Seattle, I-90 I think is beautiful for slab.

Definitely I-70 through central Colorado.

Heck, even parts of I-90 through SD can be inspiring for the wide open stretches, make you feel small in this world.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:15 AM   #52
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Don't know if it has been mentioned, but Interstate 79 from Clarksburg WV to Charleston does not suck! 70 MPH speed limit, big sweeping curves, elevation and light traffic makes for an enjoyable ride....for a slab. Would be even more fun if the speed limit was 90!

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Old 09-27-2013, 12:48 PM   #53
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U.S. 151 between Dubuque, IA and Madison, WI isn't awful.

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Old 09-27-2013, 02:29 PM   #54
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RT 19 in WV

RT 19 from Beckley north to I79. You cross the New River and the mountains are nice to look at.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:49 PM   #55
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I-95 between New Haven, CT and Washington DC.
Surely you jest.....
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:08 AM   #56
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I-95 between New Haven, CT and Washington DC.
This is the ADV site, right? That stretch of the Cross Bronx Expressway before you hit the GW Bridge is pure poetry.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:17 AM   #57
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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.

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that is a good road!
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:19 AM   #58
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Parts of I-80 in PA are scenic and wide open.

Going east out of Seattle, I-90 I think is beautiful for slab.

Definitely I-70 through central Colorado.

Heck, even parts of I-90 through SD can be inspiring for the wide open stretches, make you feel small in this world.

yup I have to agree, I 80 I 90 and I 70 are not bad at all through those parts mentioned, I also like I 40 out west, you can make some good time and get some good scenery
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:53 AM   #59
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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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I live up near the northern end of 395. I would tend to agree that it is reasonably pleasant for CT slab.

Some stretches of I-91 in Vermont are nice too as far as scenery and lack of traffic.
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Surely you jest.....
In the event of the apocalypse, that would have some fantastic post-modern industrialist scenery, with some beautiful rainbow colored estuaries...

short of that, I'd rather be towed behind a horse through sagebrush.
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