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    AMA Announces AmericaÔÇÖs 15 Best Motorcycling Roads



    Two in Montana; none in Alaska. Must have limited their choices to the part of the United States that is just in America????

    15. Washington Route 129 and Oregon Route 3, Clarkston, Wash., to Enterprise, Ore.

    14. Ohio Route 170, Calcutta to Poland.

    13. California Route 58, McKittrick to Santa Margarita.

    12. U.S. Route 33, Harrisonburg, Va., to Seneca Rocks, W.Va.

    11. Natchez Trace, from Natchez, Miss., to Nashville, Tenn.

    10. Angeles Crest Highway, California Route 2.

    9. U.S. Route 12, Lolo Pass, Idaho and Montana.

    8. California Route 36.

    7. Cherohala Skyway, North Carolina and Tennessee.

    6. Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana.

    5. California Route 1, Pacific Coast Highway.

    4. U.S. Route 550, from Ouray to Durango, Colo.

    3. U.S. Route 129 ÔÇö The Tail of the Dragon ÔÇö on the North Carolina-Tennessee border.

    2. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina.

    1. Beartooth Highway, Montana and Wyoming.

    Full story here.

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    Whew................Glad they left all my favorites off, let the crowds flock to a dozen roads and I will be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pffog View Post
    Whew................Glad they left all my favorites off, let the crowds flock to a dozen roads and I will be happy.
    me, too.

    i rode seven of these this summer. the only one i've not ridden is #14

    good picks, though.

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    Many of those roads would make my list in regards to just beauty, but not my top M/C roads list because of the amount of traffic you enounter on them.

    The ones I have been on, are roads that everybody should do at least once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    Many of those roads would make my list in regards to just beauty, but not my top M/C roads list because of the amount of traffic you encounter on them.
    Which is why number 13, California Route 58, McKittrick to Santa Margarita, is one of my favorites although I usually turn northwest toward paso Robles instead of going all the way to Santa Margarita. I have never seen more than 2 or 3 vehicles on that road when I've been on it. I typically ride it in the spring on the way from Death Valley to Paso Robles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    Which is why number 13, California Route 58, McKittrick to Santa Margarita, is one of my favorites although I usually turn northwest toward paso Robles instead of going all the way to Santa Margarita. I have never seen more than 2 or 3 vehicles on that road when I've been on it. I typically ride it in the spring on the way from Death Valley to Paso Robles.
    58 is sweet

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    The only one of those I've done is the VA/WV 33. It is mighty fine but I think VA/WV 16 might be better.

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    Enterprise Oregon to Clarkston Wa. is crazy good.

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    Smile

    3 of them I've done (more than once).

    Probably pick up another 3 or so more this summer.

    Interesting list.
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    We've got 8 of them, headed to CA shortly and will catch a few of theirs.

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    An Honorable Mention should go to Skaggs Springs Road (aka Skaggs Springs International Raceway).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4FRO...eature=related

    It's one constant sweet spot! Wonderful high speed sweepers for miles and miles and miles.


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    Both of those look kind of boring Lee...where's the straight parts?
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    That list was compiled by one sport bike rider and two pirates wearing doo rags .

    The Natchez trace is a nice mostly straight 45 mile per hour road through tall trees and the tail of the dragon isn't even the best road in that county.

    Some of them are actually good motorcycle roads and others are just roads that people talk about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Both of those look kind of boring Lee...where's the straight parts?

    IIRC, on Skaggs there's about 100yards at mile 6 and another 50 around mile 11. :




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