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Trophy Roads...Post your favorites here
« on: March 01, 2014, 07:07:18 pm »
Thanks to Northkaibab for the idea. Roads that the Trophy would shine on, or that you've rode.
I'll start....

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/48.0698055,-124.2812357/48.1766026,-124.2148028/48.0978566,-123.5400995/@48.133572,-123.910674,11z/data=!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m0!1m0?hl=en-US

I rode this a couple years back, awesome two lane twisty, and fantastic scenery.
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 07:36:40 pm »
Central Oregon is a lot of high desert, and the roads wind through ranch land with rugged, mountainous terrain. This stretch is great fun.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/44.9958325,-120.2147662/44.9086264,-120.7203685/@44.9461237,-120.6048518,11z/data=!4m3!4m2!1m0!1m0
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Re: Trophy Roads...Post your favorites here
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 07:45:45 pm »
Cherohala Skyway in Tennessee and North Carolina...Beautiful mountain scenery, fast sweepers, lots of twists. Great ride in an area with lots of great rides.

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 02:41:04 am »
On May 18th, 1980 Mt St Helens in the Gifford Pinchot Natl Forest of Southern Washington erupted. My buddies and I rode up there this past fall to get a closer look. 34 years ago now.... Spirit lake is still filled with tens of thousands of dead trees.


The landscape for miles around is blasted and scarred. Its amazing. The ride up there is quite something. The road is very rough and twisty.


The land all around the volcano is very very slowly in motion as the mountain rebuilds its dome. If you ever get the opportunity, ride up and take a look. Its awe inspiring.


https://www.google.com/maps/dir/45.7151536,-121.8297398/46.3244347,-121.9728325/46.2819774,-122.0813539/46.2301828,-122.150226/@46.4993839,-121.9981523,13z/data=!4m6!4m5!1m0!1m0!1m0!1m0!3e0


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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 03:00:36 pm »
I'll kick in a few nominations from the (sometimes under-appreciated) U.S. states of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

1) US Rte. 6 from Scranton to Warren Pennsylvania. Lots of open scenery with woods and (eastern US) mountains, not too much traffic and plenty of small towns with "good eats". Great, leisurely two-day ride, but do-able in one. Overall, there are very few bad motorcycle roads in northern PA and the state actively promotes motorcycle tourism.

2) In Ohio, State Rtes. 83 / 78 from Millersburg (in Amish Country, watch out for horse-drawn buggies and slippery poo deposits on the road) to Glouster. These are two fabulous "twisty" roads with lots of elevations changes, not much traffic (except that 78 is overrun with motorcycles on Fall weekends). Both roads are predominantly rural. South of I-70, Rte. 83 has a fabulous combination of straight and twisty / up-down sections...perfect for the Trophy. You'll love that triple howl! From my home in Akron, I can ride these two roads out and back in one day, or mix them with some of the other fabulous roads in the southeast part of the state.

3) Again in southeast OH, state Rte. 26 from Marietta to Woodsfield. Insanely twisty, mostly rural, but not as many elevation changes as 83/78. Some riders have favorably compared this road to the (far more famous) "Tail of the Dragon", but I have yet to ride the "Tail", so I can't say for sure.

4) Finally, in east central OH, state Rte. 60 from Killbuck (yes, that's the name of a town...sounds like someplace in Oz, doesn't it?) to Dresden. Again, insanely twisty but without as many elevation changes and a bit more traffic than the other roads I've mentioned.

Now, if we can just get this dang WINTER out of the way.... :190:


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Re: Trophy Roads...Post your favorites here
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 06:29:42 pm »
I second northkaibob's choices and toss in 555 "the triple nickel" from Zanesville to RT 50. Another is RT.16 through West Virginia to Marion Virginia. There are great roads all over the country, those are two of my favorites in my area.

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 11:30:50 pm »
A57 Snake Pass between Sheffield and Manchester is pretty good. Did it again yesterday. Had a great day out, 8 hours in the saddle.

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2014, 11:52:36 pm »
SE QLD roads are not too shabby for variety and scenery especially along the ranges close to the coast.
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