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Old 05-10-2009, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Favorite local roads to rip around on...post yours

Here are a few roads I ALWAYS rip around when I go out for a drive (All out in the middle of nowhere since I dont like being stupid around developed areas with lots of homes)...All are 5 minutes or so from both my job and home....its nice to be able to go out on lunch for a quick rip .....There are tons of other roads I go on, but they would'nt be much to look at in photo form...

LYMAN ORCHARDS (Middlefield, CT)

(Third pic is taken from the hilltop in the distance)
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Hair pin turn as seen in first pic, but heading down the hillside
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Pic looking back (First picture was taken from the hilltop in the distance)
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Road between orchards
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Pent Rd. Durham
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Wallingford Reservoir (Awsome stretch...about a mile of twists, turns, elevation changes, no homes or intersecting roads, and very little traffic since its out in the middle of farm land)
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I hate Florida.
You should be happy it isn't as bad as here. The whole state is a grid on one mile sections.

My favorite road that I drive (semi) regulary is in Southern MO. http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=No...::::f:EN:M:/eI go to Fayetteville AR quite a bit for work. On the ride down from Joplin, Hwy 90 crosses Hwy 71. It's about 15 miles each way to Noel MO. I go out and back and then continue on to Fayetteville.
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If you can drive and hold onto a camera, it would not make my short list of favorite roads. TN state road 68 between Telico Plains, and Ducktown is on my short list of favorite roads.
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The PCH just south of town is a pretty fun drive.
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110 from Pasadena till about downtown LA.
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...Umm, here:
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You're not alone.
Bah, there are some good roads just north of us in Pasco. They cut through farmland and countryside. For some reason it is pretty hilly 30 miles N of Tampa.

Now S. FL sucks, no doubt.
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over by me Nomoco roads is a really great road, paul and artieparty can back me up on that one...i don't have any pics but its a good road lol
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You should be happy it isn't as bad as here. The whole state is a grid on one mile sections.

My favorite road that I drive (semi) regulary is in Southern MO. Map of Noel, MO by MapQuest go to Fayetteville AR quite a bit for work. On the ride down from Joplin, Hwy 90 crosses Hwy 71. It's about 15 miles each way to Noel MO. I go out and back and then continue on to Fayetteville.
Damn, you live in the boonies.
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Born in S. FL, roads blow. Makes you want something that goes as fast as possible in a straight line. N. FL is badass. They have these odd variations in land height, I think they're called hills. Plus lots of deserted backroads.
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Palomar is great if your in socal.
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If you can drive and hold onto a camera, it would not make my short list of favorite roads. TN state road 68 between Telico Plains, and Ducktown is on my short list of favorite roads.
If I was going more than 0 mph for these pics I wouldn't be able to hold onto the camera....
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Part of my commute to work,

from: 34.262892,-116.870499 to: Grove Ave - Google Maps

My old commute, very fun lots of 2nd gear.

from: 35.121172,-120.572891 to: bar bb ln huasna - Google Maps

Another ultra fun run:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...63922&t=h&z=12

New to posting links, if there is a better way of doing this, let me know.

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I don't have any good roads around me. They're all too twisty and turny.

US129 The Tail of the Dragon
US28 Hellbender
Wayah Road
Cherohala Skyway
Foothills Parkway
Hwy32 The Road to Nowhere
US421 The Snake (Shady Valley, TN)
I would be in heaven if I lived close to those!
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Nice, and I bet yours don't have snow 1\3 of the year.
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This will be my daily drive from home to school next semester. I've made it a few time both on bike and in Miata, and look forward to doing it MWF. The fun part is 1097 over the lake, and 149 through Sam Houston National Forest. The other half of the trip isn't bad, bland in comparison but waaay better than interstate between Houston and College Station that I've done for past 2 years.
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