10. Blue Ridge Parkway


The only bad thing about this route is its ridiculously low 45 mph maximum speed limit. Maintaining that speed is difficult on a vintage bike let alone a modern two wheeler. I’m guilty, as I’m sure many others are too, for exceeding the speed limit, and taking my chances of incurring a very pricey ticket. I got lucky, many don’t (Troy didn’t). If you manage to avoid law enforcement or just have the wherewithal to go that slow, the Blue Ridge Parkway is an exceptionally beautiful stretch of road, especially in Fall. Corners are, of course, plentiful and challenging. Enjoy!