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ok....so what are some of the favorite roads around the country that you folks just love to ride? or perhaps a favorite round trip ride that you do. Many of us may just be looking for some new adventure to some other area of the country and would like local input on the best places to ride.

For me, I have a trip that we do each year to Deal's Gap. Deal's Gap is a unique road and gets lots of press of it's own, but the route we take up and back is great. After going across SC11 heading west from Gaffney, we take 276 up through Caesar's Head State Park, up through Brevard NC and one up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. 276 from Brevard up to the Parkway is particularly fun with a few hairpins and lots of great curves.

From there it's west on the parkway all the way to 441 in Cherokee, NC. Then after a short run west on 74, it's up 28 to Deals Gap for the weekend of fun riding on area roads.

Coming back, we always take NC1310. it's a great curvy little road with LOTS of good scenery, and then usually take 64 east going back through Highlands and on to Brevard. Check out the waterfalls near Highlands NC! Then it's south on 276 back down to 11 and head east toward home.
 

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The Beartooth Pass coming from RedLodge. :D
 

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Windy Ridge on the back side (East) of Mt. St. Helens. about 1000 tight curves in 25 miles.
 

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NCDave,

Come up to Winston-Salem, go north on US-52 to the Hwy 8 exit, follow it north towards Danbury. Stay on Hwy 8 north until you get to a wide spot in the road called "Woolwine,Va.".

Turn right onto Va 40 goings towards Rocky Mount, Va. Then hang on for a ride. It's every bit as challenging as 129, a little longer (roughly 17 miles), the road surface isn't as pristene as the Dragon, but it's still good road.

When we go that way we usually will make the right turn onto 40, go until the twisties run out and turn around at a little gas station just past the (I swear I'm not making this up) the Moonshine Museum. Then go back to Hwy 8 and continue north to the BRP.

There is a little resteraunt and hotel at the Hwy 8/BRP intersection thats worth stoping at before you go on.


Another fun loop in 421 out of Boone towards Shady Valley, Tn. Take a right at the Country Store onto 133 and follow it through the worlds shortest tunnel and on to the intersection of US 58 and 133 in Va. Turn right onto 58 east and go until you find a suitable spot to 'turn down'. We like going to 93 and following it into Sparta, then do the 21, 901, 64 thing back to the house.

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The Kootenays,.......pick any road.
Especially from new denver to Kaslo.......more local to me I like the Paul lake road.....the sunpeaks road, and highway 5A south from kamloops to the rowing club has some incredible corners, and scenery.
I have dragged pegs many times on that stretch....even on my KLR and the pegs are dang high on that thing.
 

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Especially from new denver to Kaslo.......more local to me I like the Paul lake road.....the sunpeaks road, and highway 5A south from kamloops to the rowing club has some incredible corners, and scenery.
I have dragged pegs many times on that stretch....even on my KLR and the pegs are dang high on that thing.
You're right about Hwy 5A, we've ridden it from Merritt up to Kamloops, what a great flowing empty road that is.

And we did a West Kootenay loop this summer (stayed over at Ainsworth) and I love that road from Kaslo to New Denver, especially since it's been re-paved.
 

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You're right about Hwy 5A, we've ridden it from Merritt up to Kamloops, what a great flowing empty road that is.

And we did a West Kootenay loop this summer (stayed over at Ainsworth) and I love that road from Kaslo to New Denver, especially since it's been re-paved.
Yup just be cautious of the wooden bridge on a slight corner about 2/3 the way to the kaslo end.
Even dry its a bit slick, but 3 drops of rain and its worse than ice....them planks are smooth and slick....my pal crashed on the bridge, and crashed badly.
 

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The Kootenays,.......pick any road.
Especially from new denver to Kaslo.......more local to me I like the Paul lake road.....the sunpeaks road, and highway 5A south from kamloops to the rowing club has some incredible corners, and scenery.
I have dragged pegs many times on that stretch....even on my KLR and the pegs are dang high on that thing.
I'm looking forward to trying these roads, but till I do it has to be Oregon Hwy 66, between Klamath Falls and Ashland.

klamath falls, or to ashland, or - Google Maps

I have dragged pegs many times on that stretch....even on my KLR and the pegs are dang high on that thing.
With knobbies screaming in protest no doubt! :)
 

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Yup just be cautious of the wooden bridge on a slight corner about 2/3 the way to the kaslo end.
Even dry its a bit slick, but 3 drops of rain and its worse than ice....them planks are smooth and slick....my pal crashed on the bridge, and crashed badly.
We rode the whole route this past summer, in the pouring rain. It was a slow haul, but still good.
 

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the road from Belfry to the turn off to da Chief Joe Highway
 

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ok....so what are some of the favorite roads around the country that you folks just love to ride? or perhaps a favorite round trip ride that you do. Many of us may just be looking for some new adventure to some other area of the country and would like local input on the best places to ride.

For me, I have a trip that we do each year to Deal's Gap. Deal's Gap is a unique road and gets lots of press of it's own, but the route we take up and back is great. After going across SC11 heading west from Gaffney, we take 276 up through Caesar's Head State Park, up through Brevard NC and one up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. 276 from Brevard up to the Parkway is particularly fun with a few hairpins and lots of great curves.

From there it's west on the parkway all the way to 441 in Cherokee, NC. Then after a short run west on 74, it's up 28 to Deals Gap for the weekend of fun riding on area roads.

Coming back, we always take NC1310. it's a great curvy little road with LOTS of good scenery, and then usually take 64 east going back through Highlands and on to Brevard. Check out the waterfalls near Highlands NC! Then it's south on 276 back down to 11 and head east toward home.
Sorry NCDave, I screwed up my first post, you said local. Do not come here to ride, unless you want a whole lotta this...


straight as far as the eye can see. :-(
 

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I'm looking forward to trying these roads, but till I do it has to be Oregon Hwy 66, between Klamath Falls and Ashland.

klamath falls, or to ashland, or - Google Maps


With knobbies screaming in protest no doubt! :)
A bit, but strange as it sounds the TKC80's stick really well on pavement.

Trick is the right air pressures....a bit too much, or little and they get squirmy....but air them to say 24 front and 26 rear, and they rock on pavement.
But have to air them down to get good grip offroad.
 

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the 101 -112 loop when its not wet and cold its perfection
 

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Old Hwy 30 through the Gorge in Oregon, up to Cascade Locks across the river to Carson. Through Carson to Wind River and back around 503 past Cougar, down to Amboy, back into Vancouver and home. Old Hwy 30 has Crown Point (you've seen pics from me and Sakigirl), numerous waterfalls (Multnomah falls). The bridge from Cascade Locks to Washington (Stevenson) is kinda spooky because it is metal grating.

Then there is SR 12 in Washington that is beautiful. Then the Oregon/Washington Coast can't be beat.

Around Mt. Hood/St. Helens/Rainier.

Man we have beautiful country and some real nice roads here in the PNW.
 

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A bit, but strange as it sounds the TKC80's stick really well on pavement.

Trick is the right air pressures....a bit too much, or little and they get squirmy....but air them to say 24 front and 26 rear, and they rock on pavement.
But have to air them down to get good grip offroad.
I was actually surprised at how well the DeathWings on the DRs work on pavement as well. I was kinda nervous at first leaning them over but they do stick very well. I guess it's the lighter bikes, my riding buddy had TrailWings on his V-Strom 1000, and it was very scary leaning that thing over. He rides 99% street so put some ME880s on there and transformed the bike.
 

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Old Hwy 30 through the Gorge in Oregon, up to Cascade Locks across the river to Carson. Through Carson to Wind River and back around 503 past Cougar, down to Amboy, back into Vancouver and home. Old Hwy 30 has Crown Point (you've seen pics from me and Sakigirl), numerous waterfalls (Multnomah falls). The bridge from Cascade Locks to Washington (Stevenson) is kinda spooky because it is metal grating.

Then there is SR 12 in Washington that is beautiful. Then the Oregon/Washington Coast can't be beat.

Around Mt. Hood/St. Helens/Rainier.

Man we have beautiful country and some real nice roads here in the PNW.
I forgot about that one, that was another great road we did on that same trip. :)
 

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Ooo. Another one is the 199 from Grants Pass Oregon to Crescent City California and down into the Redwoods in Eureka on 101.
 
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