5 Best Twists and Turns

fredrider
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fredrider
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June 27th, 2018, 8:02 am #1

For anyone that likes switchbacks, check out this link.

http://www.fortheride.com/stories/5-bes ... and-turns/
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allanbegg
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June 30th, 2018, 7:20 pm #2

Fred,

The roads look great, but very little chance I'll ever get any of them off my "to ride" list....

How about a recommendation for the 5 best paved twisty roads in the US?
I've got a better chance of clearing that list.

Thanks for sharing.
Allan
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winsuperx1
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July 1st, 2018, 2:37 pm #3

I just did the Needles Highway in the Black Hills of SD the other day on my way back from CO to MN. That's got to be on the list!
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fredrider
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July 2nd, 2018, 9:11 am #4

allanbegg wrote: Fred,

The roads look great, but very little chance I'll ever get any of them off my "to ride" list....

How about a recommendation for the 5 best paved twisty roads in the US?
I've got a better chance of clearing that list.

Thanks for sharing.
Allan
Allan,

Recommending the 5 best US roads is a tricky task.  From what I have heard over the years, the two most popular types of roads are -

* dozens of miles of big sweeping turns (like the 130 miles between Red Bluff, CA and Fortuna, CA, or the 75 miles on TN 68 and GA 60 between Tellico Plains, TN and Suches, GA, or the 46 miles between Bishopville, OH and Caldwell, OH

* a few miles of tight turns such as the 11 miles of the Tail of the Dragon/US 129 near Deals Gap, NC, or the 14 miles of the Snake/US 421 near Shady Valley, TN, or the 20 miles of the Back of the Dragon/VA 16 between Marion, VA and Tazewell, VA, or the 22 northern most section of the Pacific Coast Highway/CA 1 between Leggett, CA and Hardy, CA.

There are much curvier roads than any mentioned above, but they are too slow and too technical to be as fun as these mentioned roads, and I am sure there are more scenic roads than those roads mentioned above, but IMHO all of the roads above will bring a smile to the faces of just about all motorcycle riders.  Fortunately, there are way too many wonderful roads to mention all the ones that are truly fun.
Fred
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Carolina Son
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August 6th, 2018, 11:33 am #5

One that I would add is state road 80 that runs from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Marion N.C. Just today I found out that it has it’s own “nickname  “Devil’s Whip”. The very unclear photo I saw on the internet said 160 curves in 12 miles. When I googled it some of the highlights are 1205 ft elevation change and 50 curves in one 3 mile section.
Another I would suggest is 231 from Gordonsville to Sperryville Va. If you like nice sweeping curves with that’s not so technical. It has some beautiful scenery that can enjoy as the “driver”

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fredrider
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August 8th, 2018, 5:46 am #6

I definitely agree that NC 80 is a one of the great motorcycle riding roads. Tony and I are planning on riding NC 80 on our way to the T Rally next month. I am very much looking forward to it.
I had not heard of VA 231 before. Thanks for the tip. I will have to check it out.
Fred
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