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Old 07-07-2011, 01:06 AM
 
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nominate your favorite stretch of pavement in this thread.

I will start with the Tail of the Dragon.

Advertised as 318 curves in 11 miles. This is a stretch of U.S. 129 that is known for relentless curves and switchbacks. It's pretty much the closest thing you can get to a rollercoaster in your car or motorcycle.

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Old 07-07-2011, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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The Richard Russell Scenic Parkway in North Georgia:

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: a bar
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There are so many, but I was really impressed with the Bighorn Scenic Byway (US 14) in Wyoming.

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Old 07-07-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Not very original, but I'll say the Pacific Coast Highway in California, especially around Big Sur. Really pretty.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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There is a nice drive from Visalia CA to Moro Bay CA. I drove it around sunset in early fall. It was one of the few times I remember not wanting to get to my destination.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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Beartooth Hwy, US 212 from Red Lodge, Mt to Yellowstone Natl park. Breathtaking.




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Old 07-07-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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omg, awesome~thanks

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Beartooth Hwy, US 212 from Red Lodge, Mt to Yellowstone Natl park. Breathtaking.




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Old 07-07-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Bentonville, AR
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There are so many, but I was really impressed with the Bighorn Scenic Byway (US 14) in Wyoming.
I was just there this weekend! I agree! I also nomintate Spearfish canyon highway through the black hills of South Dakota. That's the most underrated beautiful place I've ever been.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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The East Coast doesn't generally have the kind of splendid vistas of the West Coast, but we do have the Appalachian mountains... I recently drove from Baltimore to Pittsburgh, and most of that drive was spectacular.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Bentonville, AR
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The East Coast doesn't generally have the kind of splendid vistas of the West Coast, but we do have the Appalachian mountains... I recently drove from Baltimore to Pittsburgh, and most of that drive was spectacular.
Yeah I know what you mean. I spent fall in the smoky's last year and it was difficult to get long range views. That being said, although they are different than the rockies, they are still as beautiful. Just in a different way. On my way to big horn mountains and the black hills last weekend, I drove through western Nebraska. There are lots of small rolling hills that are very green. Even though there aren't very many trees, it still had a very unique beauty to it. I get irritated when people bash the Appallachian's because they think all mountains should look like the rockies. I don't understand why anyone would want all mountain ranges to look the same. There is beauty in diversitiy.
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