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Will Avila
post Aug 3 2011, 01:21 PM
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I pledgerized this from another forum.

So how many of you guys here been thru any of these..?
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post Aug 3 2011, 01:28 PM
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The Natchez trace? lol That list sucks.

Where is GA hwy 60? The cherohala skyway? The blue ridge freakin' parkway? Skyline drive?
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post Aug 3 2011, 01:31 PM
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What a bullshit incomplete list. I've ridden a lot of great motorcycle roads since joining HST and attending all these rallies... Two of the greatest rides I've ever had didn't even make this list...so I'm calling the list bullshit.

My #1 favorite road to date has to be US HWY 12 running from Lewiston Idaho to Missoula Montana. Just check it out on google maps and see how it snakes through those mountain gorges for over 100 miles with white water river running off to the side the whole way. WE MUST DO A RALLY HERE SOMEDAY!

#2 for me has to be Chief Joseph Memorial Hwy running from the North East corner of Yellowstone down to Cody Wyoming....You know those roads that they show in car commercials that have one "S" bend curve after another and when you climb out of the valley you can see the whole tangled mess stretch out below you in a big zig zagging line?...That is what this road is all about.
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post Aug 3 2011, 01:38 PM
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Here's a shot from the Chief Joseph...as good as my cheap camera can do. This is all the same road...and just a small sample of it.

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post Aug 3 2011, 01:43 PM
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sweet view....
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post Aug 3 2011, 01:44 PM
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Here's one from HWY 12.

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post Aug 3 2011, 01:45 PM
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here is one of the Cherohala.
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Another near the beginning of 12 in Idaho.

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post Aug 3 2011, 01:52 PM
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Here is a nice road affording great vision in Nebraska . . . I think BD rode this one:
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post Aug 3 2011, 01:53 PM
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QUOTE(Spurrs @ Aug 3 2011, 02:52 PM) *
Here is a nice road affording great vision in Nebraska . . . I think BD rode this one:


I'd sell my bike too, if that were the only thing around.
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post Aug 3 2011, 02:33 PM
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Here's one from State road 826 in Miami Dade


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QUOTE(Spurrs @ Aug 3 2011, 01:52 PM) *
Here is a nice road affording great vision in Nebraska . . . I think BD rode this one:


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Clay,

Those pics look bad ass... You're right we'll have to plan something out there...
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The wife and I are going on roadtrip in September, We are thinking about heading towards Arkensaw any of you have input?

Planning about 10 days on the bike.
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post Aug 3 2011, 05:38 PM
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To answer the question, I've (we) have been on 5 of them. All great rides if you are a desert rat like us

Cal Rt. 1 Pacific Coast Hwy obviously
Rt. 66 as far as New Mexico a couple of times
Az. Rt. 15
Nv. Rt. 375
US Rt. 550 in Colorado
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post Aug 3 2011, 05:45 PM
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Natchez and PCH.

Natchez can be dangerous because you'll fall asleep on the bike.

I agree with Fred, that list is inadequate. LOTS of great roads near around his neck of the woods.
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The Million Dollar Highway (US-550, Durango to Ridgway, CO)
Did love this one. But it's hard to find a bad road in that country.
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I am told the blue ridge is awesome. I rode on it but it was really bad weather, for me, so I didn't look any further than the bike in front of me. Someday.....
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QUOTE(Jarhead @ Aug 3 2011, 05:17 PM) *
The wife and I are going on roadtrip in September, We are thinking about heading towards Arkensaw any of you have input?

Planning about 10 days on the bike.



TONS of good riding here -

personally, can't wait to go back to Eureka Springs, Petit Jean, Russelville, hwy. 7......

there are some good websites to help you narrow things down:

check this out!

here's another one!

you're going to have a great time!
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post Aug 5 2011, 09:25 AM
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QUOTE(SeaHag @ Aug 3 2011, 01:31 PM) *
What a bullshit incomplete list. I've ridden a lot of great motorcycle roads since joining HST and attending all these rallies... Two of the greatest rides I've ever had didn't even make this list...so I'm calling the list bullshit.

My #1 favorite road to date has to be US HWY 12 running from Lewiston Idaho to Missoula Montana. Just check it out on google maps and see how it snakes through those mountain gorges for over 100 miles with white water river running off to the side the whole way. WE MUST DO A RALLY HERE SOMEDAY!

#2 for me has to be Chief Joseph Memorial Hwy running from the North East corner of Yellowstone down to Cody Wyoming....You know those roads that they show in car commercials that have one "S" bend curve after another and when you climb out of the valley you can see the whole tangled mess stretch out below you in a big zig zagging line?...That is what this road is all about.



two great choices ... but I heard that you need to watch out for Elk .. they "like" bikers (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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Soooooooooo many roads......so little time.
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Gotta agree that there are tons of great roads for riding. HWY 20 and HWY 2 in Washington are great. Combine the two and you have the Cascade Loop.
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QUOTE(karstman @ Aug 3 2011, 02:28 PM) *
The Natchez trace? lol That list sucks.

Where is GA hwy 60? The cherohala skyway? The blue ridge freakin' parkway? Skyline drive?


I agree...screwed up list!!
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QUOTE(Spurrs @ Aug 3 2011, 11:52 AM) *
Here is a nice road affording great vision in Nebraska . . . I think BD rode this one:



You know, when he got tired of riding on this road, he could always ride on the other one. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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The Navejo reservation was ...... well sorta kinda cool!
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Gotta add this one, and it starts right at home. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/bike.gif)

http://www.motorcycleroads.us/roads/ca58.html
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I have to agree with Clay about Chief Joseph Hwy. It's amazing and his picture as beautiful as it is doesn't do justice to that spectacular ride. Beartooth Hwy which connects with CJH is also spectacular.

My favorite, however, is southern Utah's #95 connecting Blanding with Hanksville, 126 miles of the most beautiful desert riding one can imagine. I actually put the pedal to the metal and hit over 125 mph on the road just for fun.

The Million Dollar Hwy in Colorado is stunning but the altitude (over 12,500 ft. in places) makes the ride tricky and treacherous for some.

Yes, the list is bullshit!
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