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seruzawa 11-04-2006 06:21 AM

Re: America's Best Motorcycle Roads
There aren't any good ones in Utah.

oldtim 11-04-2006 06:40 AM

Re: America's Best Motorcycle Roads
Idaho 21/75. Start in Boise and go north on Idaho 21 through Stanley, a small mountain town. Get on Idaho 75 and go south through Sawtooth National Recreation area, through Ketchum and Sun Valley. You can continue South to Twin Falls and back to Boise in I-84 or you can cut east on Idaho 20 for a ride through rolling hills and high desert to I-84 and back to Boise on the interstate. Or If you want a really long ride, go north instead of south on 75 at Stanley and go up through Salmon to Missoula Montana.

The only cautions are that 21 near Boise is down in a canyon and it is fairly heavily traveled between Boise and Idaho City, a small old mining town. Take care because cares have been known to take the turns wide. The other is that this is Idaho not California so there is a dearth of guard rails on the mountain roads.

Either of these rides will give you spectacular mountain views, much of the roads are not too heavily traveled and there are small towns along the way for gas and grub. There is a large elevation gain as you get into the Sawtooth mountains. Watch for the "county Mounties" more so than the State patrol because there are more of them on the smaller state roads. The people in Idaho are friendly, we have a lot of riders so come to Idaho for some beautiful riding.

Buzglyd 11-04-2006 06:40 AM

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And none in San Diego/Imperial county either.

Buzglyd 11-04-2006 06:43 AM

Pick up a copy of "Motorcycle Journeys Through California" by Clement Salvadori.

It has been an invaluable resource for me and I've done most of the trips in it except for the few in the far reaches of Northern California.

Fenton 11-04-2006 07:00 AM

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What an outrage! Crescent City is wonderful.

Fenton 11-04-2006 07:04 AM

Re: America's Best Motorcycle Roads
I think stringing days together to hit a few Passes in California then run 89 up into Lassen, west to the coast and your call north or south.

WanaBRacr 11-04-2006 07:06 AM

Re: America's Best Motorcycle Roads
highway 1 in california between morro bay and monterey. i'm not religious, but it is definitely god's country out there.

jmortensen 11-04-2006 07:49 AM

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Highway 229 in California. This is a short 8 mile road between highway 41 and 58. It's a super smooth road that winds through rolling hills and oak trees.

Highway 58 is the better known motorcycle road, but 229 is my personal favorite. Every time I ride it, I feel like a kid getting off a roller coaster at an amusement park. I just want to immediately jump back in line and ride it again.

The_AirHawk 11-04-2006 08:13 AM

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redlinepilot 11-04-2006 08:23 AM

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I found that Mad Maps ( had a great selection. I purchased all of them.

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