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Interesting Roads and Destinations
« on: December 27, 2009, 09:18:17 pm »
Motorcycle touring is my second favorite thing to do.  I am usually lucky enough to get out and do at least one lengthy tour a year.  In every tour, there are always roads and segments of roads that stand out.  In this thread, I'll post some pictures and videos from roads that others may like to check out.  I can guarantee you are not likely to be disappointed if you go take a look.  I won't get carried away on the pix, just enough to whet someone's appetite.  I'll add some more roads from time to time.  Everyone feel free to add their own roads if you like.

I'll start with Moki Dugway on UT261 north of Mexican Hat, Utah.  261 is paved except for 2.2 miles of amazing gravel switchbacks and views -










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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 09:30:16 pm »
Pretty cool road, very interesting terrain.
 What were you riding on that trip?


 Guess I should finish my ride story..
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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 04:15:15 am »

 Whar were you riding on that trip?

I was riding the red and white CBR1000F seen in the third pic.  Looking forward to your story.
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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 05:32:21 am »

 Whar were you riding on that trip?

I was riding the red and white CBR1000F seen in the third pic.  Looking forward to your story.

I was going to ask the same thing, but was pretty sure you rode the CBR and not the couch.  Nice road and bikes.

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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 05:38:57 am »
Oh sign me up for this thread! Great photos and great roads!! Good idea Greg...

(and Frank go finish your story!)

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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 01:57:15 pm »
I was thinking you were getting pretty close to the edge a few times, and I was hoping you were not going to go for an extra scenic ride...
nice country - but those roads really need a crash barrier or some sort of fence to stop the occasional accident imho.




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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010, 02:53:20 pm »
I was thinking you were getting pretty close to the edge a few times, and I was hoping you were not going to go for an extra scenic ride...

I wished I had gotten closer to the edge for a better angle when I watched the video later.  But when steering a sport bike one-handed on a steep gravel road while taking a video, a little prudence is probably a good idea. ;D
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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2010, 06:32:31 pm »
Nice footage, though I would not have done the one-handed thing - my stomach got a little queazy when I could see open sky and no road underneath from the footage.

Best bit was near the end when you passed the guy walking with the helmet going over the bridge looking over your left shoulder..... :D

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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2010, 05:23:32 pm »
Farm To Market 170 runs along the Rio Grande west of Big Bend National Park.  The park is very nice, but the best riding is outside the park.  FM170 is a rollercoaster of a road.  It is one of those roads that is difficult to read.  Many places along it gives no clue where it heads beyond the next curve or hill.  You have to be on your toes and concentrating to ride it at speed.  I highly recommend it but it can bite if you are not careful.  More great scenery.




An abandoned movie set right on the Rio Grande.  It has been flooded many times.  The buildings are full of sand.








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Re: Interesting Roads - Highway 152 New Mexico to Silver City
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2010, 08:46:08 am »
Highway 152 is maybe my favorite road in New Mexico. This section of the road is about 60 miles of non-stop curves and great scenery. There are a couple of cool old towns along the way. The video will give a good idea of what the road is like. That's how it is pretty much the whole way.  You can't go wrong with any of the side roads along the way, either -


Here are some pix. The cemetery is up the hill from Kingston, well worth the stop if old graveyards are your bag.  A Medal Of Honor recipient named James McNally is buried there.















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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2010, 10:57:57 am »
Glacier National Park 2009. A lot of road construction.....and a long way down :o

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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2010, 11:14:33 am »
FM170 is a great road! My family used to have property down in Terlingua... Was looking forward to riding out there and camping out, but alas, my stepdad had sold it... Still, West Tx is a beautiful place to visit, no doubt! Recommend whitewater rafting down the Rio Grande as well, at least when I was a kid and there was still water in the river, it was a lot of fun!
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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2010, 11:35:52 am »
Glacier National Park 2009. A lot of road construction.....and a long way down :o

Seaweb, that barrel roll at the end was cool.
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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2010, 05:13:23 pm »
Hey Jerry!  We missed that ???

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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2010, 11:16:57 pm »
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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2010, 04:28:00 am »
Great tip Srust and a place to look out! Thanks!

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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2010, 03:04:53 pm »
How about a great place on a great road .

Very nice.  I changed the name of the thread to Interesting Roads and Destinations.
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Re: Interesting Roads
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2010, 04:43:05 am »
Farm To Market 170 runs along the Rio Grande west of Big Bend National Park.  The park is very nice, but the best riding is outside the park.  FM170 is a rollercoaster of a road.  It is one of those roads that is difficult to read.  Many places along it gives no clue where it heads beyond the next curve or hill.  You have to be on your toes and concentrating to ride it at speed.  I highly recommend it but it can bite if you are not careful.  More great scenery.




An abandoned movie set right on the Rio Grande.  It has been flooded many times.  The buildings are full of sand.




I agree 170 west of the national park is a wonderful road and unpredictable in places at speed. We took it up to Presidio one morning in March 2008, enjoyed it so much that after lunch, we took it back the other way.


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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2010, 10:43:15 am »
Here is a cool little road in north central Idaho that seems to get overlooked.  The area has a lot of good roads and this one is easy to blow on by unless you notice it on the map.  It is about 25 miles of scenic and winding road running from near Kendrick, Idaho to the Dworshak Dam.  The video doesn't really do the road justice, but we were on the last SD card, so had to cut it short.  You can't go wrong with this one.



Kendrick, Idaho -






Along the way -








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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2010, 11:21:18 pm »
That looks great.  Nice photos, ofreen.

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That one reminds me of this one in Montana


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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2010, 02:17:46 am »
Awesome pics guys....very envious.... ;)

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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2010, 04:30:26 am »
I can add to this thread...this past weekend found a great road - Rt 113 over Evan Notch, ME and revisited another - Hurricane Mountain Road, NH....riding a VStrom 2-up fully-loaded after a camping weekend at Basin Campground, ME (just off Rt 113).

Not sure how to embed google maps but here you go...

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Evans Notch




looking down the empty road...



and riding it at 8.30am in the morning



Brickett House just off Rt 113..start of the hiking trails up Blueberry Mountain



and nearby are the slides where you can cool off after a good days hiking..



Basin Campground is opposite Brickett House down a dirt road



many covered bridges in the area



and some steep downhills nearby at Sunday River Ski area









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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2010, 08:33:44 am »
Thanks, guys. 

Great shots, Andy.  I have to get out east for some riding someday before too much time goes by.  Beautiful country.
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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2010, 09:25:14 am »
I am enjoying your shots as well Greg. Anytime you make it over here you can have one of my bikes to ride.

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