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« on: March 04, 2012, 05:22:08 pm »

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 05:22:52 pm »

Flowers Gap and Lambsburg Roads.


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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 05:25:07 pm »

Rt. 58 near Damascus.


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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 05:26:17 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 05:29:37 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 05:35:03 pm »

US 221 from Blowing Rock to the BRP.  You get great views of the Viaduct from this section of road.


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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012, 05:38:42 pm »

Rt. 16 from Marion to Tazewell.  I believe this section has now been officially named, The Spine of the Dragon, or some crap like that.   Rolleyes



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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012, 06:16:09 pm »

OK the old thread is closed but where is the new thread?  I don't see it under ESTN.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012, 10:33:33 pm »

Looking like 600 miles from my door in MI acording to mapquest. Planning on slabbing out of the enchanted mitten and northern OH then down through eastern KY. Anybody have some good road recomendations in the eastern KY area. Would like to cut through KY and pick up 16 at tazewell for the final leg down to sparta.  Any recomendations would be appreciated.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 09:30:09 am »

Route 32 in KY runs from Morehead to the WV border. The section from just east of Morehead (jct 172?) to Sandy Hook is awesome, and not to be missed. There are some fun bits east of Sandy Hook to Isonville, then mellows a bit.
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 11:56:04 am »

VA-80.  Penalty for screwing up is pretty big.


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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 12:27:15 pm »


Route 32 in KY runs from Morehead to the WV border. The section from just east of Morehead (jct 172?) to Sandy Hook is awesome, and not to be missed. There are some fun bits east of Sandy Hook to Isonville, then mellows a bit.




Thanks Garry!

I'll have to check that out on a map.   Thumbsup
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 09:29:23 pm »


VA-80.  Penalty for screwing up is pretty big.



I found 80 in 2009 by accident. In the rain. It was awesome.
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 09:55:41 pm »


VA-80.  Penalty for screwing up is pretty big.


I'm heading to Breaks Inter-state park 3rd weekend of May for a camping trip. Oh lookie what runs through it Bigsmile

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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2012, 04:22:49 pm »




I found 80 in 2009 by accident. In the rain. It was awesome.


I rode 80 for the first time with EJ on a warm sunny afternoon & I kept asking myself WTF am I doing on this road.   Maybe we can ride it again together this Spring.  LOL   IM not going fast. firedevil  maybe  Funny thing was, EJ was saying "Man, I could ride twisties like this all day long".
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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2012, 09:34:27 pm »

More goodies!

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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2012, 09:36:07 pm »

The Diamondback (TM) loop

http://diamondbacknc.com/db_loop_route.html

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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2012, 09:38:20 pm »

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80 downhill to 181 uphill ( Drool ) connected via Fish Hatchery Road.  


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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2012, 06:37:18 am »

That Diamondback Loop is part of my planned Saturday ride. The routes that Steve and co. put together for 2007 were great.
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2012, 09:27:05 pm »

Those are some awesome looking roads.
Looks like this will be the first ESTN I will be able to make.  I'm looking forward to this.  
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2012, 10:21:29 pm »


That Diamondback Loop is part of my planned Saturday ride. The routes that Steve and co. put together for 2007 were great.


Then don't forget to go over Roan Mtn!  
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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2012, 08:47:01 pm »

This looks paved.  Has anyone ever been on this road?  I'm going to make it part of my Saturday ride.



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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2012, 08:51:02 pm »

I believe it is paved!   Bigok

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State Route 738 is a 38.38-mile (61.77 km)[69][70][71] secondary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia between Richmond and Fredericksburg. It begins at State Route 646 northwest of Hanover, heading north and west to cross U.S. Route 1 at Gum Tree. From there it heads gradually west and north, mostly along an old alignment of State Route 1 (now US 1), through Coatesville, Chilesburg, and Partlow. SR 738 ends at an intersection with State Route 208 and State Route 606 at Snell; SR 208 continues northeasterly via Spotsylvania to US 1 south of Fredericksburg.


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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2012, 08:33:12 am »


Rt. 16 from Marion to Tazewell.  I believe this section has now been officially named, The Spine of the Dragon, or some crap like that.   Rolleyes



Thanks for this info, I will be riding it on 8-31-12 heading to Marlinton the long way   Wink
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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2012, 08:35:49 am »


VA-80.  Penalty for screwing up is pretty big.



 Crazy  Back in 1998 I rode a Kaw Vulcan Classic 1500.  I got on the BRP in Asheville, heading for a rally in Boone.  I was tired of throwing that big cruiser around the twisties and said to hell with this and decided to get off on Hwy 80    Boy was I in for a treat,  Lol  Went from the frying pan into the fire.  I would love to ride it again with the C14  Bigok
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 Crazy  Back in 1998 I rode a Kaw Vulcan Classic 1500.  I got on the BRP in Asheville, heading for a rally in Boone.  I was tired of throwing that big cruiser around the twisties and said to hell with this and decided to get off on Hwy 80    Boy was I in for a treat,  Lol  Went from the frying pan into the fire.  I would love to ride it again with the C14  Bigok


Well, while there is no room for error on NC 80, the penalties on VA 80 for an error are much more grave.  
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« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2012, 11:21:56 am »

Speaking of roads...

I will be coming down Thursday from just north of Fredericksburg, VA, and wondered about advice on a good route to take to Sparta.
I assume the BRP is the obvious choice, but wasn't sure if it's the best.  I have driven a good part of it several years ago, but never ridden it.  Anyone know of a better twisty back road option from there?

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« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2012, 11:56:39 am »


Those are some awesome looking roads.
Looks like this will be the first ESTN I will be able to make.  I'm looking forward to this.  


It's been a while.  It'll be good to see you.   Thumbsup
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I believe it is paved!   Bigok

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hey Doug I think I rode that during the National  we had IN 2010 or one of the other area events I seem to remeber I enjioyed it and it was very tight in spots
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