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Palomar Mountain, San Diego

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Highway 1, Big Sur and California Coast

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Highway 29, Lake Tahoe

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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.

Pray for no traffic.
 

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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. :nanner: 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 -poke-
 

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

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Hawks Nest near Port Jervis NY on Rt 97... Beautiful s-curves featured in many a car commerical.
 

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lakeshore drive from pentwater michigan to ludington michigan.
 
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