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Old 11-05-2006, 04:21 AM   #51
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:52 AM   #52
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I gotta second that 250 recommendation. But hell, just about any road in Western Virginia or West-by-God-Virginia will put a smile on your face. In addition to 250, please feel free to sample 119, 50, 33, 16, 9. The nice thing is, they all link up at one point or another. And, if you do happen by this far east, check out the well paved/maintained Sky-Line Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just watch your speed on those two.



And, for the guy who questioned, in another news clip, why motards are built that way, the answer is to be found on those roads listed above.
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:45 AM   #53
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Got some real nice roads you don't people to know about, eh?
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:01 AM   #54
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By all means, avoid Northern California. Hiway 16 going south from hiway 20 to Winters is a nightmare of curves, with very few cars available to stop and render aid, should you know it. South of the Indian Casino, you can be sure the CHP will be around to help out, however. Heading west from Healdsburg on Dry Creek road will likely get you lost, unless you find the sign to Stewards Point. It's informally known as Lake Sonoma speedway for the first fifteen or twenty miles, if you like that sort of thing. After that, the road deteriorates, eventually down to one potholed lane, then gets all Deals Gap on you before you get Stewards Point. If you need gas, get it. Seem to remember it being a ways to the next station, either way. 128 from Cloverdale to Van Damme is a bummer too. There's a corner there, out past Navarro, that we call Brokeback Corner. A friend of mine, in an excess of exuberance, sailed off the cliff there, and landed in an English couple's campfire, back when the Dead Sea still felt fine. His was the SECOND bike that had landed there that evening. Ahhh, memories!
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:13 AM   #55
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Yep, 299 is wonderful, home of the spotted owl. If you go North, you will be able to pick up 199 for a very pretty ride into Grant's Pass, if you go South, you can get yourself onto Hiway 1. If you're into bridges, just stay on 101 North. Oregon has some bridges that are true works of art. I took a bunch of photos, but it would probably would have been better in this case, to have had my car, with the sunroof open, and my wife taking pictures, because that's the only angle where you can see the way the structure interlaces over your head. Some are like an open air cathedral. They are all made out of stressed cement, because of the salty enviornment. I went down to the little beach under one of these bridges, and even from that angle, where only people from that angle can see them, there are little embossed bits, keystones, if I remember right. They were built eighty years ago, at more or less the same time.
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:48 AM   #56
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Highway 25 from Hollister south; lunch in Coalinga ("coaling station #5" as it was for the railroad that built the town) dinner in Sequoia National Park outside your tent under the stars.
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:57 PM   #57
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Hiway 25 is one of those road I was hoping wouldn't get mentioned. It sort of parrallels 101 to the East before teeing into 198. If you go East from there, you end up in Coalinga. (I always thought it was Coaling Station A, instead of 5, but no matter.) If you turn West at that same point, you can actually cross under 101 at San Lucas and catch some very satisfactory roads the sort of parrallel 101 on the West side. It's all ranch country, with live oaks scattered every hundred feet or so, which is what the whole Central Valley looked like a hundred years ago. Gas and places to get a cold drink (It's HOT in them thar hills) are few and far between, but it can make for very rewarding riding, all the way to Paso Robles. You can take 46 to the coast, which is also a good road, and end up on Hiway 1 at Cambria, which is where it starts getting good. 1 has always been a hit or miss thing for me personally. In Summer, it may stay foggy all day long, and the RVs and such can make life difficult, but along about October, middle of the week, it can indeed be a religious experience. Do I hear an Amen?
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