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Old 01-30-2011, 11:21 PM   #1
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Question Your most scenic ride ever in america?

If you could go back and redo, your all time favorite ride ever, and stay in that spot, for a week. Where would it be? Also if money were no object , where would you retire to? Let me grab the popcorn, this should be good.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:12 AM   #2
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most scienic ride

Every time I ride from my home town of Carl junction MO. To Alaska. I return. And start planning my next trip to return their. I've went other places East coast, west coast, Yellow stone, Grand canyon, Glacier national park' Smokey mountains , Rocky mountains. But the trip to Alaska has it all. Weather you take the Alaskan hyway or the cassier or go threw Banff to jasper and up that way the trip is an adventure and has it all. I like riding to the penisula Denali the Glenallen hy way. The scienery can't be beaten or at least I don't know where to go to find better. The people you meet along the way are great. The camping is good. As far as retirement goes prabably in a cabin close to a trout stream somwhere.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:50 AM   #3
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Not in Ride Reports. moved to the Regional Forums and have a look at Trip Planning forums as well.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:09 AM   #4
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Most Scenic Ride

I live in NW Montana but, hwy 550 in Colorado from Durango North to Ridgeway , turn left and go to Telluride , up over Lizard Head pass and on down to Dolores and Cortez .
Now that's a little ride that rocks !
That wiil be etched into my brain for a while - will definately be going over that route many more times in my life !

Next time will go much slower , spend way more time soaking it in .

You'll have to go try it yourself . enjoy
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:26 PM   #5
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Southern Colorado, Monument Valley, Zion, Bryce, Torrey.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:10 AM   #6
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Utah Hwy 12

Utah Hwy 12, Bryce Canyon to Torrey. Beautiful!
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:05 AM   #7
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I would say the route from the Salar de Uyuni to Laguna Verde in Bolivia.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:38 AM   #8
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I love New England. I love Colorado. I love the Texas hill country and BB. It wouldn't be fair to choose just one. Sorry
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:02 AM   #9
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Unfortunately It was a drive, not a ride. But we did a drive down Highway 1 along the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It is a spectacular bit of road and we did the trip over about 3 days. It was fantastic,absolutely fantastic.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:38 AM   #10
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Most scenic would definitely be Colorado for me - probably Redcone area.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:36 PM   #11
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I think the most memorable trips would be thru the Great Basin. Miles and miles of nothing but more miles. Always mountains on the horizon. Beautiful sunrise and sunset. I like the cattle areas better than the more desert stuff.
Western Alberta is like this, also Dillon MT area.

To retire...Not much better than where I live. Maybe Wallace ID. Leadore, ID. Nelson,BC. A couple places in Mexico.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:54 PM   #12
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West by God Virginia

Few years ago rented a cabin near Cannan Valley. Cabin had 3 bedrooms, kitchen, din ding, living room combo. No Tv or air cond...but didn't need either. Sat on back of a large estate with no other buildings around, along the proverbial babbling brook. Lots of shade, and high enough in the mountains that no ac was needed. Cost was....get ready....64.00 per night/4 or 16.50 per person per night!

Spent 4 days there and rode different routes each day. All were spectacular.
Spent the evenings plays cards and drinking beer with my buds. Best vacation I had in years. Trip over and back, via backroads, was through SE Ohio and eastern Ky. Both are great areas to ride as well. West Virginia is heaven for a rider.

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Old 02-14-2011, 04:50 PM   #13
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I love W.V. too...Its close for me, uncrowded and has more backroads than you could ride in a lifetime.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:46 AM   #14
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Highway 12 from Lewiston Idaho to Lolo Montana is unbelievable. Don't try it this or next year though. Conoco Phillips has been permitted to take "MEGA" sized loads Across 12 for the next year and Exxon has loads arriving in the Port of Lewiston for travel down 12 as well. Thanks, Idaho D.O.T
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:27 PM   #15
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Highway 12 from Lewiston Idaho to Lolo Montana is unbelievable. Don't try it this or next year though. Conoco Phillips has been permitted to take "MEGA" sized loads Across 12 for the next year and Exxon has loads arriving in the Port of Lewiston for travel down 12 as well. Thanks, Idaho D.O.T
Don't stay away because of that. The trucks only travel at night.
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