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Old 10-04-2013, 07:01 AM   #61
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Definitely I-40 West of Asheville, way too much fun to be considered "slab"
Especially after it crosses the TN border. ;)
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:02 AM   #62
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Route 8 is quite nice without traffic through the "All American Valley"

I like route 8 even better to the north where it's no longer a highway up through Mass, but seems like we're talking 4+ lanes or more.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:42 AM   #63
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Definitely I-40 West of Asheville, way too much fun to be considered "slab"
Depends on how far west of Asheville you are.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #64
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Live near many sections of twisty lonely interstate - Utah & West Colorado. But, even the posted 50mph stretch on I70 in Glenwood only gets interesting at 80-100 mph... too fast for cages with cell phones to resist calling you in, and still no significant lean angles just risk of pissing people off. Too many 2 lane smooth deserted back roads around here to bother with interstate, unless I gotta get to Denver/SLC to catch a plane or such.


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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.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:30 PM   #65
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+1 on I-90 in Montana... some of the only Interstate i've seen a 45MPH caution sign on that wasn't for construction.

I-15 from St. George, Utah through the top corner of Arizona is great for about 15 miles.


I-80 between Salt Lake City, UT and Evanston, WY get nice and twisty for a bit.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:37 AM   #66
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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.
Of course, there is the ultimate slab along that stretch.

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Old 10-05-2013, 10:10 PM   #67
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Holy cow, no one has mentioned I-17 between Flagstaff and Phoenix? Within two hours and about 150 miles you go from tall pine trees and mountains, to Plateaus and canyons, through Cactus and hills and finally into low desert. It's a great ride/drive and I've always loved it. I-40 on the New Mexico / Arizona border is beautiful. As other's have said, I-5 through San Jose and going up through lake Shasta is quite beautiful but in that part of the country I like to stick to the backroads, hit up highway 1 and the lost coast, etc.

I-70 west from Denver is beautiful and I-84 from Ogden Utah to Boise Idaho is just breathtaking, use to go through there a lot.

My least favorite interstates would be I-70 through Kansas (holy balls pull my eyeballs out and let me die that's boring), ANYTHING leaving Casper that's an interstate is mindnumbingly boring being as you are smack dab in the middle of no where and I-20 going through Texas from the 10 split *until you hit Dallas* is just, horrible.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:20 PM   #68
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TCH from Port au Basques, NL headed east has a few good vistas.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:52 AM   #69
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U.S. 189 between Orem and Heber Utah then hooking up the the I-80.

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #70
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Live near many sections of twisty lonely interstate - Utah & West Colorado. But, even the posted 50mph stretch on I70 in Glenwood only gets interesting at 80-100 mph... too fast for cages with cell phones to resist calling you in, and still no significant lean angles just risk of pissing people off. Too many 2 lane smooth deserted back roads around here to bother with interstate, unless I gotta get to Denver/SLC to catch a plane or such.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:46 PM   #71
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191 from Rock Springs to Vernal.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:30 AM   #72
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I70 in Kansas is pretty for much of the year. Sure no trees, but us flatlanders see the variety in the landscape.
You are a nutter.
The turnpike is a better "scenic" ride, and that's only because of the general lack of billboards.

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:42 PM   #73
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Some of these have been mentioned, but not all:

I-64 in WV. (Try to run it west bound as the sun rises behind you. It's magical to watch those old mountains wake up.)

I-68 in MD and WV.

I-15 in AZ.

US 26 / 89 along the Snake River from Jackson, WY to the Idaho line.

I-80 west into Park City UT, and Hwy 40 south out of Park City to Fruitland, UT.

I-5 between northern OR and Redland, CA, though there are a few flat and boring parts in OR oddly enough.

I-84 west bound into Scranton, PA (no shit), and I-81 south out of there all the way through VA.

I-540 between MO line and Fort Smith, AR.

Hwy 61 from St. Louis, MO north to Hwy 27 on into IA, until I-80 in Iowa City. Very pretty rolling country side to admire, even though the road is fairly straight.

I-64 through KY, IN, and IL to Mt. Vernon.

And Yes, I-70 in KS (If you have just suffered Hwy 40 across the NW part of CO, and Hwy 34 in the NE CO with the feed lots that run for miles, you will find I-70 across KS to be just lovely!)
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:32 PM   #74
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While it's a crazy nut-house, I-10 from Houston past San-Antonio, It's nice if you like to do 90+ and be JUST keeping up with traffic and once outside San-Antonio, the view gets really nice.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:54 AM   #75
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On Saturday, I rode to Wilkes-Barre, PA from Northeastern CT and traded my Concours for a W650. I had forgotten that the stretches of I-84 in Putnam and Duchess counties, NY are fairly pleasant bits of slab - particularly at dawn when there is no traffic.

It was also interesting riding the same stretch back-to-back on two different bikes in the same day; it was perfunctory on the Concours and was work on the W.
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