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Event Coverage Roads for spirited driving

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cheap-n-dirty, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 766


    I just when to the New Meadows Loggers car show and the drive up US 95 from Fruitland is the best part, especially from Council, Id to New Meadows. What other drive in your area are good for "spirited" driving?

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  2. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 766


    here is another road in eastern Oregon. baker city to union.

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  3. pragmatist
    Joined: Jul 5, 2010
    Posts: 45


    You need to watch these videos at twice the speed while listening to this!
  4. Nothing to add except nice country,thanks.

  5. Hwy 8 from St. James to Potosi, MO :eek:
  6. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Ohio 78 from Glouster to Malta.
  7. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,692

    from Neosho, MO

    Tail of the Dragon. Deals Gap, North Carolina. 318 curves in 11 miles. Google tail of the dragon
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  8. WOW! Not for the faint hearted.

  9. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,228


    Rode that one time on our old '83 Gold Wing, loaded and two-up. I was happy to see it end!

    As far as fun roads, I'll take Missouri Hwy 32 from just north of Ironton, MO heading West to Salem, MO. 60-70 MPH sweepers, good pavement and not a lot of traffic.

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  10. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,359


    Ridden it a few times on motorcycles. It is fun, but does wear you out.
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  11. Any non four lane road in WV!:cool:
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  12. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,692

    from Neosho, MO

    From Eureka Springs, Arkansas south on route 23, The Pig Trail, is a great road. Also route 7 in Arkansas through Jasper and the area roads in the Buffalo River Valley.

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  13. A lot of them around here in SoCal, including half a dozen or more within 30-60 minute reach from my location.
    On average, I/we spend 2-3 Sundays a month with my avatar ride on any/many of them year round (and yes, I carry chains too, just in case).

    Missed a chance to experience "Beartooth Highway" last year on our Grand Tour of Tetons and Yellowstone due to time constraints, but will make an effort to go back and do it too.

    Missus informed me last night of potential Christmas travel to Santa Fe, NM.
    Going to be tough to plan routing without "conveyor belts".
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2018
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  14. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Nice country Baker City is... I have been there. Now if that road were in Kalifornia it would look like the surface of the moon and ride like it too!
    Great Video!
  15. Rt. 16 from Marion Virginia to Tazewell. Back of the Dragon. Amazing road with more switchbacks than you can count!

    Last edited: Sep 3, 2018
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  16. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 6,375

    Special Ed

    Hwy 74 down into Palm Desert can be a pretty "spirited" ride ... ;)
  17. Been over that one in a Semi. Fun.

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  18. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,435


    The western end of SR 74 - The Ortega Highway - from Lake Elsinore to the coast is "spirited" as well.
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  19. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,695


    Some of Maryland's finest 2 lane roads in northern Baltimore County in my coupe

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  20. Well, Peachy Canyon, in Paso Robles has smooth as glass, fresh paving. Took it to Vineyard and back through the town of Roblar, Pop 44, yesterday. Very nice ride in an open car. Through a canopy of oaks and, then vineyards. But, spirited driving? There are more than a few people who have been wine tasting... Probably best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. But, what a great drive it was.
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  21. One of my many local favorites, although on the roads like this I prefer going UP (as in Hillclimbing) with minimal or no need to use brakes and the speed can easily be controlled by throttle, at least in mine, and most (twisty) hillclimbing can be done in 2nd, as the engine torque range seem to accommodate it from about 20 to 65-70 mph just fine..
    Besides, with no mufflers, her engine scream at the higher end of that RPM range sounds sooooo bitchin', especially in narrow canyons... :)
    ... can almost give one a hard-** o_O:D

    Great photo, BTW.
    Your's ?
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2018
  22. I did that three times a week, in a semi. Having to share that road with idiot bicyclists was nerve wracking. Yow.
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  23. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    Bandit Billy

    ^^^ big foot likes it!
  24. 55styleliner
    Joined: May 11, 2015
    Posts: 558


    The Three Sisters (Twisted Sisters) in the Texas Hill Country. Awesome ride on 2 -3 or 4 wheels.
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  25. Oilguy
    Joined: Jun 28, 2011
    Posts: 441


    The videos are fantastic. I love Idaho. Thanks for the ride.
  26. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,282


    The road to pikes peak might get your panties dirty.
  27. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,155

    Ned Ludd

    My town is full of such roads: Victoria Drive from Sea Point to Hout Bay, then back up to Constantia Nek and Rhodes Drive; Chapman's Peak Drive on to Noordhoek; Kommetjie Road from Kommetjie along the coast to Misty Cliffs, Scarborough, then back across the Peninsula to Redhill Road, one switchback after another down to Simon's Town; the Twisty to Hospital Bend and on past the University into Newlands. Even in town there are the curves up Kloofnek to the ridge leading into Camps Bay, then Kloof Road back to Clifton. And further afield are Helshoogte, the Franschhoek Pass, the Houw Hoek Pass, the old Du Toitskloof Pass, Bain's Kloof Pass, and the coast road from Gordon's Bay to Kleinmond. Ample opportunities for falling off mountains upside-down, often into the sea. It's lots of fun (unless you're stuck behind a tourist in a rental car whose very body language says, "Just look at this view!")
    And here's a historic photo of an Austin 10 getting gloriously sideways on a not-yet-tarred Houw Hoek Pass:
    -pics from all over the Internet ...
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2018
  28. Crankhole
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,620


  29. Ontario, California ?
    I must find better maps, as I'm only +/- 15 minutes away.
    Darn, that looks like more fun than two barrels full or monkeys.
  30. I was invited to a car club event which included several day driving tour around S.A. last year, but the cost to attend with shipping my own car, etc, etc, was just insanely cost prohibitive.
    Would've been fun though and probably included some of the roads you mention.
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