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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    oh, this is perfect... just a short jaunt from I-70...

    i believe that i've ridding 131 before, as my sister used to live in Steamboat Springs.

    thanks! oh, any video of Flat Tops available???

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    Oh yeah, there are vids of the Flat Tops, 131, etc.

    Noting your criteria "another aspect is that they are good alternatives to the slab when you're trying to get somewhere while wanting for a nice detour at the same time"... there are other kind hearted and scenic dirt/off road journeys going the same direction as I-70, and not far away either, like linking the Colorado River Road and Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway together...

    Just north of I-70, along the mighty river

    On the east end, this I-70 paralleling ride skirts the heights of the Gore Canyon...


    Things are more pastoral elsewhere along the way...
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    Great Rive road, Starts at lake Itasca to New Orleans

    I have been giving much thought to a ride down the Mississippi, it is a senic By way and takes ten days, of course at the end is New Orleans...

    type in "great River Road"

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    that's my planned ride for next summer except starting in Venice LA (where the road ends along the Mississippi) and finishing at Lake Itasca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    I am working on that!

    this is a nice detour if you're riding from/through Atlanta on your way to Bloomsburg next summer.

    oh, and West Virginia is next!

    ian

    I'd be interested in that route to PA. Where wll it be available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    I am working on that!

    this is a nice detour if you're riding from/through Atlanta on your way to Bloomsburg next summer.

    oh, and West Virginia is next!

    ian
    That's a lot of "Slab" through Virginia. Hwwy. 11 runs all the way through the State too. Take a little more time and see something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle L B View Post
    That's a lot of "Slab" through Virginia. Hwwy. 11 runs all the way through the State too. Take a little more time and see something!
    that was a quick and dirty.... mainly to concentrate on something near Atlanta. i just plotted the route from Atlanta to Bloomsburg and then started dragging the route to some good roads through the southern Appalachians.

    if you know of some good adventures through virginia.... don't be shy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodrow823 View Post
    I'd be interested in that route to PA. Where wll it be available?
    http://bit.ly/dEafIj

    The central feature of this route is the Williams River Road... a real nice dirt road that starts on the Highland Scenic Byway (WV150)

    after the Williams River Road, the route takes you all the way to Marienville, PA via pavement... starting point of the GS Gypsy Tour.

    nice views!

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    we're just cranking them out

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    Canyon roads in Colorado

    I found some really nice canyon roads in Colorado while I was there last year for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

    Here are the pictures.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    Paul and I love Cottonwood Pass near Buena Vista, Colorado. The west side is an easy dirt road.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySD9X8lcp2Y&feature=fvst

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    I lived in Gunnison for a couple years. Ever tried the other way from Tin Cup to Buena Vista on Co 267 through the town of St Elmo? not sure I would call it a road though, and don't try it in mud season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphillips66 View Post
    I found some really nice canyon roads in Colorado while I was there last year for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

    Here are the pictures.

    thanks, man.

    now, my question is "where are the routes?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    thanks, man.

    now, my question is "where are the routes?"

    ian
    ian... This would be the Shelf Road. A sweet ride on an old wagon route between Cripple Creek and Canon City.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szBoaOdupg0

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    Central and SE Oregon

    Greetings,

    Looking for these kinds of rides in central and SE Oregon. Will be passing thru in mid to late May, 2012.

    Thanks.
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    Adventure riding heaven.

    Quote Originally Posted by brbenham View Post
    Greetings,

    Looking these kinds of rides in central and SE Oregon. Will be passing thru in mid to late May, 2012.

    Thanks.
    you definitely want to spend some time in the Hells Canyon area.

    I rode through on my way to Redmond in 2010, and a significant chunk of the main road through the area (FS39, aka Hells Canyon All-American Road Scenic Byway) was washed off the hill and into the river. This is no doubt fixed by now.

    Hat Point is a great day-trip, but it does feature a campground with an impressive view of the Seven Devils on the Idaho side of the canyon, as well as a view of the Snake River.

    Depending on your riding skills, check out the Hess Road, which will take you down to the Snake... and to where you can cross over into Idaho if you want.

    West of that area there are several beautiful scenic byways, most all are paved. I rode the Blue Mountain Scenic Byway and found a number of fantastic camping locations along the way.

    The Oregon Back Country Discovery Route is something to consider. Advanced skills required. Use a SPOT if you ride alone. I personally wouldn't ride this alone.

    This ought to get you started...

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    The Seven Devils, as viewed from Hat Point.


    The Snake River
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