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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 02-18-2004, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Your favorite driving roads?

For all those driving enthusiast who drive for no other reason than to take their car out there on their favorite road...

Where do you like to drive? What kind of road is it? Why do you like it?

I like to hit the scenic back roads around my neighborhood. I've got a couple of favorites and one of them runs by a resovoir and it's called Bear Creek Road. The road consists of two lanes, with wide shoulders, with one lane going each way, long bends that go up and down low, sloping hills and pretty good road quality with no potholes or cracks. The speed limit is 50 mph through out most of it's length and it's a favorite spot for weekend enthusiast (lots of motorcycles and bicyclist can be found on this road during good weather). The only draw back is there are lots of critters running about as it is an undeveloped area and marked as such ("Natural Habitat&quot.

My 2nd favorite road connects right to Bear Creek Road (aren't I lucky?) And the two roads are like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. My 2nd favorite road is called Wild Cat Canyon Road. This road goes up a high hill and it's very twisty with lots of quick turns (15 mph limit) with no guard rails and narrow lanes. There are tar covered cracks everywhere on this road and lots of places where you don't want to under/oversteer unless you want to go over the edge or meet the hillside. Wild Cat Canyon Road ends itself in the Berkeley hills at which point, I usually turn back and do the whole thing again going the other way.

So would anyone else care to share their favorite roads?

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Your favorite driving roads?

Riverdale Road...

6 miles of sharp left and right turns. So far, my 92 GTI holds the title for top speed - 63mph. The road reminds me of those commercials you see, when a manufacturer takes a car and runs it through the canyons. Although its not in the canyons, and there are some homes around the area, its still an awesome road to learn to drift.

Only thing that scares me is there is only a 2ft medium before the guardrail. If you miss, your gonna fly off into someones yard.

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Your favorite driving roads?

This is a fun one! There are a lot of them around here, here's a few:

- Hwy. 50 through the Sierras to Tahoe: There's a 30 or so mile stretch of the freeway that's all twists and turns. Most of the time, the road is level although there are some huge grades. Finally, before arriving at Tahoe you drive down a 5 mile stretch of two lane highway that literally hugs the side of the mountain (the other side is a 1000 foot drop! During the winter I drive this road at least once a month, it's always a blast to drive!

- Highway 84/Pescadero Creek Road (San Mateo County): This one's on the bay area peninsula off of Hwy. 101. I can honestly tell you that there are some moments on this ride that will never be matched for thrill! Incredibly twisty roads while driving through majestic redwoods. You'll climb about 2000 feet above the bay and will hit portions of the road at full acceleration then hitting a hairpin turn! There's a lot of touring bikers on this road and you'll run into some incredible towns! Good hour long drive! I can't wait to take my Mz3 on this road!

- Highway 12 through Napa/Sonoma County: I admit this road isn't all turns, but during the springtime the scenery just can't be matched! If you can spare about 2 hours trying to reach Santa Rosa from Napa, feel free to spend your gas here. There are enough twisties and turns to make a leisurely driver happy. Plus, you'll pass through some historic and incredible towns too, not to mention the vineyards and rolling hills. Just don't drink the wine right before you get on the road.

That's all I can think of right now, but as I'm always exploring I'll be sure to report!


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Your favorite driving roads?

For the Scenery, a close tie between the Sea to Sky highway from Vancouver BC to Whistler, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Glacier Highway in Banff national park. For fun to drive, I haven't seen any roads like the one in Mauricie National Park near Trois Rivieres in Quebec. Nice twisty and smooth roads.

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Yeah, Sea to Sky Highway is my fave.

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Your favorite driving roads?

hmm...well i haven't found any good roads in houston to drive on, but there were some awesome roads in GA-hilly and curvy. Zoom-Zoom! Need to get some 17's on my car and take it there and try out those roads.

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Your favorite driving roads?

This is a road I would like to drive...
http://www.tailofthedragon.com/

I really dont know of any "good" roads around me in Michigan that I like to tear up...a good road for me is one without potholes....lol

Here is a link to the map of the road. A lot of car clubs get together and do this drive. Enjoy.
http://www.tailofthedragon.com/maps/DRAGONmap.gif

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Your favorite driving roads?

Northern ends of Route 106/107 on Long Island. If you've ever read The Great Gatsby, this is the location. For an island we have lots of hills cause a glacier ended here at the last ice age. The northern end of 107 is RICH RICH. Lots of narrow winding single lane roads with very few traffic lights and stop signs. There's plenty of stopping, starting and full speed runs. I love it Though, its rich too, so there are some patrol cars around no doubt, but I've not seen them.

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Your favorite driving roads?

see the black line, lime creek rd:


we're going to do that at our statewide meet-it's 90 miles long! zoom zoom baby.

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Your favorite driving roads?

There is a road in West Lafayette, Indiana (Purdue University...GO Boilers!) that is a two lane and streches only about 3 miles that is in the valley just higher than the river. There are tall trees between the river and the road and on the other side is the steepest incline of the small valley also littered with tall trees. During the day the trees block out most of the direct sunlight. It is part of US 43 and has slow curves that wind back and forth through the woods. You can't see much more than a quarter mile ahead of you during the whole three mile stretch because of the curves and trees, but it is enough to go over 100 mph, but sadly not enough to have an effective radar detector. I blasted through it at night when I was stressed out one night and topped out the speed limiter on my rental car (2001 Chevy Malibu).

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