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Old 10-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #76
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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!)
OK, with that qualifier...... :)

Also true if you have come from Denver via I-70.....the slab starts to get "not too bad" east of Salina. Between Denver and Salina it's better to be a passenger, so you can take a nap. The one thing that makes it interesing is realizing that you're riding just inches above an ancient seafloor.

I like riding I-84 east from Ogden, UT, and then taking I-80 across Wyoming. A beautiful canyon followed by several mountian passes, with the accompanying views. The climb out of Laramie, WY is particularly fun.

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Old 10-15-2013, 05:24 AM   #77
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Laugh

There are stretches of the PA turnpike - all along its length across PA- that don't suck too bad. Riding thru the tunnels at 100 MPH (or so ) is a gas.

Also, ditto to I-40 in Western NC/ Eastern TN, out as far as some distance west of Chattanooga. All of the interstates in that area are much the same- I-26, I-77 from I-81 down into NC ain't too shabby. I-81 thru VA was mentioned but boy the traffic there overrides much of the "fun".
I-64, W of I-81 thru western VA into WVA is also OK...

Obviously, most people aren't going to relish slab riding. In an ideal world, we'd all have plenty of time to meander around endlessly on the back roads... BUT when ya gotta get somewhere fast, it's pretty tough to beat the Eisenhower Interstate System. For a quickie connector hop, a skip, or to get a jump on a day... IMO ain't nuttin wrong with a slab shot.

I've been on I-70 all across Colorado. From Loveland Pass to Grand Junction really is pretty sweet. From Kansas City to Denver.....









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Old 10-15-2013, 08:09 AM   #78
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In the Midwest all slabs are pretty much hell on earth. That said, US131 in central Michigan is pretty nice. Lots of forest, great color in the fall.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #79
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I79 through Virginia, WV, and western Pa. But the best part of that is when you take US19 through WV at Beckley.

Also +1 for I40 around Asheville, NC
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #80
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This is the ADV site, right? That stretch of the Cross Bronx Expressway before you hit the GW Bridge is pure poetry.
Ha! On one my first visits to NY several years ago for business, my rental car broke down there. It was on the Bronx side of the bridge. It was in the days when we wore suits. I walked into a neighborhood with bars on the windows right off the expressway to look for a phone. It was an adventure!
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:23 PM   #81
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Ha! On one my first visits to NY several years ago for business, my rental car broke down there. It was on the Bronx side of the bridge. It was in the days when we wore suits. I walked into a neighborhood with bars on the windows right off the expressway to look for a phone. It was an adventure!
And you left there alive????



Anyway, how about the short section of I-93 through Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. An interstate that is single lane each direction.

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