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#713800 - 11/04/17 11:29 am My favorite road!  
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I call it the Gravel Dragon, about 22 miles of backwoods fun...

And 463 turns!

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#713858 - 11/04/17 8:07 pm Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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Thanks for that OB1, we need more pics like those on Britbike showing what brings pleasure to local members. What lies at each end of that lane. Is it a tourist attraction or a lumber fire break?


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#713874 - 11/04/17 10:46 pm Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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Just a simple forest road in North Carolina, would be doable on most any bike.

Today's ride, little different! Got to ride some private trails today, was a little wet...


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#713934 - 11/05/17 4:43 pm Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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If we had roads like that nearby I would have never put my RMX in mothballs


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
#713945 - 11/05/17 6:32 pm Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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Ohio?
Not all that far from good riding.
I traveled 5 hours to get away from the flat coastal SC to ride, just outside of Lenoir NC.


Lots of quality dual sport riding most everywhere.
Now, for the no tags crowd, the Hatfield-McCoy trails system is quite the draw.
www.trailsheaven.com

They have 5 trails systems spread out through WV coal country.
Many aligned with small towns that ignore street illegal dirt bikes {as long as you have some sense} and let you ride into town for a sandwich or gas.
Lodging of all kinds has sprung up around it, restaurants too; quite the economic boost for the areas.

There are other trail systems, Spear Head, Royal Blue, Windrock {just visited there a few weeks back}, Durhamtown


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#713953 - 11/05/17 7:21 pm Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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Hi Guys
Speaking of Ohio. I absolutely love the ride from Cable camp ground to Tappan lake. I wish I had pictures. Maybe next summer. Jeff

#713954 - 11/05/17 7:22 pm Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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western ohio is the beginning of the great plains. flat, straight, and horizontal. a place for speed, rather than handling.

i'm in appalachia, the eastern part of that same state. curves, hills, and spectacular scratching roads. i'm lucky, because all the roads where i live are great motorcycle roads, two minutes from my doorstep. the price i pay is snow.

when i lived in california, with no snow, i rode the canyons and ridges of the santa cruz mountains. there, the price i paid was crowds and congestion. and i mean crowded as only california can be crowded.

i like it here better, but it's not an unalloyed mix.


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#713958 - 11/05/17 8:00 pm Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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I'm on the western side, all flat lands every tillable acre is planted. If I go an hour south you do get into some twisty hills, nothing off track that I'm aware, mostly state forest


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#714460 - 11/10/17 6:55 am Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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Thanks for posting!
My favorite road is still Georgia 180 between Hiawassee and Suches. Beats the heck out of the Dragon!
Plenty of good road In that area, no reason to deal with tourists on Harleys.


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#714631 - 11/11/17 4:29 pm Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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Just got back from a family visit to SW Virginia. If your ever in the Salem/ Roanoke Co. area, take a ride up Sugarloaf Mnt Road rt 692. Multiple tight, very tight banked switchbacks, simply fun on a small bike. Sorry no pictures.

#714733 - 11/12/17 12:06 pm Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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These days, one could probably ride north to south on either coast on gravel, and I'm sure there are multiple dirt tracks across the USA. Around here in south central Pennsylytuckey, there are miles and miles of forest roads just like the above. Makes total sense to own a scrambler or dual sport motorcycle. Unlike West Virginia, local towns in PA would not tolerate unlicensed bikes on streets and roads....
although there are few police forces out in them hills. State Police would be the only enforcers, as the small towns and villages no longer have money to employ a police force, or even a single officer. In the state forests, the "police" are forestry and fish & game officers.


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#714855 - 11/13/17 7:45 am Re: My favorite road! [Re: Fetch]  
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Originally Posted by Fetch
.. Multiple tight, very tight banked switchbacks, ..


So , it looks something like this then ? :


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#714905 - 11/13/17 9:19 pm Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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ya...well...err....sorta, not really, just a fun road that linked up with Chestnut Hill and 12 O Clock Road, that was fun. But not as fun as the above, just normal fun.

#714913 - 11/13/17 9:44 pm Re: My favorite road! [Re: Ob1quixote]  
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I couldn't get a real good crop, as it chopped off the connecting road at the top when I zoomed in; either that or the good roads disappeared if I zoomed out. Texas 335, 336 & 337 in the hill country west of San Antonio/Austin.

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Best things about it are - MOST weekdays there is near zero traffic apart from early morning and around 3-4 PM (school buses); you can have MORE fun than you can handle at the posted speed limits, AND if you just can't hep yourself, you can pin it out on 55 north from Camp Wood up to Rock Springs and fly the 4-lane long sweepers at over the ton without white knuckles (well, I can, anyway)

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