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Road from Cimarron to Taos New Mexico, goes right by Philmont Scout ranch and passes through Red River, have lunch at The Apple tree in Taos.


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Tantalus, Oahu, HI
anywhere, Acadia National Park, ME
Kangamangus Highway, NH
Sam's Gap, NC/TN border
nowhere in FL

Forgot the best one of all: The Big Island (HI). The whole dman thing. Best part is probably the road heading North out of Hilo, but I'd say 90% of the island is superb driving.

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I spent a week in Vermont 2 weeks ago at Smuggler's Notch resort. There is a road between "Smugg's" and Stowe that is open only during the non-snow months that is incredible. Tight, twisty, and major elevation changes. In some turns it's down to 1-lane wide at the top of the mountain!

But, unfortunately, I was doomed to experience it in a rented mini-van. However, my active imagination had me in my Lotus in my mind!

All the roads in that area are incredible... especially when compared to south Florida.

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Hwy 559 North out of Durango, CO to Ridgeway, left to Telluride, so on 145 to Cortez and back to Durango.

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For tight twisties:

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118/Kancamagus/Bear Notch Road
118 is usually ignored by the tourists, but it should be included in the trip.
http://www.yankeecruisah.com/kanc.html

VT: Rt. 17
http://www.motorcycleridesinamerica....ermont.htm#vt2

Looking for more like these in NE.

Most roads with the AAA scenic designation are nice although AAA doesn't include Rt. 17.

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ARKANSAS HWY 7. stats. 290 miles, goes thru 2 mtn ranges, and 2 national forests, and named one of the top ten most beautiful/scenic drives in the u.s.a. and there are times it seems like you are the only person on the road. of course being a good hog fan i have to mention the pig trail, only about 40 miles long but damn its curvy.

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i was in florida last week. the banked on ramps are so fun, and its so smooth. but the rest is straight

My line is never wrong, it just doesn't always correspond with the asphalt.

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Lower Missouri upper Arkansas. The area around Bull Shoals and White Lake (I think that is the name), there are a hundred miles of twisty roads with pristine lakes and scenery.

Northern Georgia has some fun roads. I liked the area around Helen.

Sequoia Nat'l Forest/Kings Canyon. (California of course).

Oklahoma (notably from Stigler to Talhina).

Just look up any motorcycle club's routes and there will be the best roads.

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California highway 1 south out of Legget (from 101). The first 15 miles or so are fantastic.

There's a stretch of 191 in Arizona that's amazing, I think it might be Clifton to Alpine but can't remember for sure. I remember looking at the map and thinking, "It's only 120 miles, I can get there before dark," then seeing the first few 10mph curve warning signs and thinking, "Well... I'll just have to go REALLY fast on the straight parts..." It was a hell-ride, but it was fun.

129 in Tennessee (the Dragon) is well known, for good reason!

It's hard to find really good roads near where I live (Seattle). My favorite so far is about a 2 hour drive away. From Randle,WA on highway 12 (east of I5) go south on FR-25 for 20 miles, then right on FR-99. 99 up to Windy Ridge is just perfect for the Elise: 2nd gear the whole way, maybe an occasional shift to third if you're particularly daring, curvy with lots of 15 mph switchbacks, good pavement, not much traffic during the week. I used to take FR-26 instead of 25 on my motorcycles but in the Elise it's just no fun -- only one lane wide and frequent washouts. Oh yeah, it has some great scenery too.
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Whidbey Island... about 2 hrs away from Seattle. The gateway to Whidbey is Deception Pass (very scenic) and a nice destination on the island is a little artsy town named Langley just off of WA-525. The place to stay: The Inn At Langley. There's a great spa there (Spa Essencia). It's a 45 minute drive getting down to Langley from Oak Harbor (not much to see or do in Oak Harbor). Then there's the ferry to B.C.

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I used to live in Oak Harbor on the island. It is a nice drive.

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Anywhere around the Snake River in SE Washington is a good bet.



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wow Andy those pictures look like the SELOC trip through the Alps,sweet roads

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lakeshore drive from pentwater michigan to ludington michigan.

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