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Where is your favorite place to ride?

#1 Unread post by LocoMotion104 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:31 am

After many long road trips I have concluded that there is no state like Colorado to hit the road on your two wheel
ride. You just can't beat the aspen trees and the Rockies. But, then of course you have no coastline like California in which you can catch the sea breeze. Let me know what you think.

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#2 Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:01 pm

Never had the opportunity to be in either California or Colorado. My favorite riding is any place with lots of turns and elevation changes. Around here (south-central NJ), within 100 miles there's tons of places like that: northwest NJ hills, anyplace in Pennsy outside of the southeast corner, southern NY state, etc, etc. Too many to have a single favorite.
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#3 Unread post by Johnj » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:40 pm

I've ridden in Colorado and California and I feel Colorado has the better ride. There is just something about the Rockies, they're very majestic.
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#4 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:11 pm

My favorite place to ride right now was out by the Grand Canyon. It was freezing cold, but it didn't really matter. You take route 64 south to route 180 to Flagstaff. It was in the middle of the night, dark, and I completely didn't know any of the turns on an unfamiliar bike (ST1300). Although by that time I knew the bike pretty good after a full day's ride and say 400 miles or so. It was after a full days of walking up and down the south rim - I didn't end up leaving the park until well after dark.


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#5 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:22 am

For me, my favorite place to ride is Alberta. You have mountains to the West, praries to the East and there are lots of straights and curves.

In all that you will find me heading East 9 times out of 10 as I love the praries and the openess. Absolutely an amazing experience on the motorcycle.

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#6 Unread post by sunshine229 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:38 pm

I prefer riding in Canada to the UK. As Mike said, riding in Alberta is wicked. I really love the Rocky Mountains as well as the prairies and everything in between. :mrgreen:
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#7 Unread post by Philo » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:28 pm

Northwest Arkansas, through the Ozark mountains. Highyway 7, from Hot Springs to Harrison is awesome. Also Highways 123, 125, 46 and many others.

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#8 Unread post by havegunjoe » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:24 pm

From Stillwater MN down to Winona MN then back up to Prescott on the WI side of the Mississippi. Beautiful bluffs and scenic views of the river and nice little towns to stop in along the way.
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#9 Unread post by Smilin' Jack » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:42 am

Going to the Sun Highway in Glacier National Park/Montana was one of my all time favorites for a street ride. Only got to ride it once, though.

The AMA dual sport events in the deserts of Arizona and Nevada would also be on the top of my list of good rides.
I rode a Casey Folkes AMA dual sport event in Nevada back in the early 90's and had a blast!
The dual sport rides at Loretta Lynn's ranch-- Hurricane Mills, Tennessee were also fantastic.
Hard to pick just one......most of the dual sport rides I've been on were great.

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#10 Unread post by effacient » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:25 am

I want to Arizona. But I think that there is an incident in that place.

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#11 Unread post by Marvin » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:54 am

Pennsylvania Route 30 between Chambersburg and Breezewood with steep mountains and OMG! drop offs with hairpin curves, and no semi trucks on this road cause they don't have the go-nads to run it!
Route 50 that crosses between Western MD and West Virgina between Keyser WV and Oakland MD, beautiful country, nice friendly people!
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#12 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:41 am

Philo wrote:Northwest Arkansas, through the Ozark mountains. Highyway 7, from Hot Springs to Harrison is awesome. Also Highways 123, 125, 46 and many others.
As much as I absolutely enjoyed the twisty turns and quick elevation changes of NW Arkansas, southern BC has some of the best two wheeled roads in North America... Choose between coastal highway to majestic mountains, we've got it all...
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#13 Unread post by sunshine229 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:36 pm

I really miss riding in the prairies and mountains of Alberta!!! :canada:

I hate riding in the UK... too much bloody traffic!!!
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#14 Unread post by fatbobrider » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:25 pm

Live in central NJ, not a good place for riding. I like New England and Atlantic Provinces. My favorite place to ride is Maine not along the coast (Rt 1), much better are Rt 16 and 11 and places around the golden road.
Just came back from a bike trip with my daughter (17) from the Catskills, NY. Very nice places but the people are somehow strange.
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#15 Unread post by capena91 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:17 pm

i have driven from L.A to Portland along route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway). I love how it has the sea breeze and the hills and evergreens. Just got my bike and once I feel comfortable and confident I plan to ride on it :)

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#16 Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:55 pm

fatbobrider wrote:Live in central NJ, not a good place for riding.
Welcome, neighbor. I live down in Burlington Co. but work outside of Princeton.

Northwest Jersey isn't bad for riding, but it takes a bit of travelling to get to the good parts.
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#17 Unread post by fatbobrider » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:40 pm

Welcome as well. Agree, Northwest Jersey beyond I-80 is nice. I like especially RT 519, low traffic and brings almost right into high point state park.
If you in Burlington County, going south maybe an option as well. Liked the Wharton area, with all the cranberry fields.
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#18 Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:47 pm

fatbobrider wrote:Welcome as well. Agree, Northwest Jersey beyond I-80 is nice. I like especially RT 519, low traffic and brings almost right into high point state park.
There's another road to the west of 519, route 521, that doesn't seem too well known and is especially nice. It splits off 519 at Hope (just south of I-80) and runs out to Rt 206 northwest of Augusta (where the Chatterbox is).
fatbobrider wrote:If you in Burlington County, going south maybe an option as well. Liked the Wharton area, with all the cranberry fields.
It is nice, but it's my backyard, so to speak, so I'm very familiar with the area. Always amazed how lonely Rt 563 is down through Chatsworth - one of the few places I know in Jersey where you can ride 20 minutes without seeing another vehicle.
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#19 Unread post by fatbobrider » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:39 am

Next time I will try Rt 521 seems to be a good alternative.
I have done Rt 563 couple times; its true nice and very low traffic, doesn't feel like NJ anymore.
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