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Best Sports Car Roads

What are your favorite twisty roads? What's the best day driving you ever had? Although I've lived all over the U.S., I like the mountain roads. My 2 current favorites are California Highway 36, in NorCal, from Red Bluff to Eureka; and the Sonora Pass over the Sierras (just north of Yosemite) and down to U.S. 395.

If you like elevation changes (bikers, too!) Hwy. 36 is 120 miles of racetrack that starts in oak tree and foothill country in Red Bluff and heads west, over the coast range to 6-thousand feet, and down into a redwood forest, south of Eureka. The whole road is banked. It's incredible! On the very top, you do about 20-miles of single lane black top, complete with the occasional log truck.

Bearing in mind that you have to be extremely careful and focused for 4-hours, I think Hwy. 36 is the most fun you can have in the front seat. In September, I met 2 bikers from England on the redwood side who had flown their 60's racing bikes over to make the run. Later on the Red Bluff end, I met a guy with a beautiful old Porsche 959 AWD. His buddy in a Mustang was running it first as radar rabbit.

Finally, my other current favorite is the Sonora Pass, north of Yosemite (highway 80-something I think). You start in Sonora, California and wind up on the east side of the Sierras. You cross the Sonora Pass at 9,600 feet on a beautiful little manicured 2-laner, which is closed in the winter. I sat up on top for awhile and watched guys with big smiles on their faces zoom by in a parade of high $ motorcars. Motorcycles and bicycles, too.

What about you?
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any in arizona you know of? i like parts of interstate 89. theres a couple here that are crazy ive heard of but never driven.



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northern Michigan has a few good ones. I'm thinking about checking out tail of the dragon next year.

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NH Route 112. Kancamangus Highway - took this when I went to Portland Maine this summer, I normally just cut straight across, but wow, what a fun, sexy, twisty road. The views are nice too

A quick youtube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6XWi...eature=related lol



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[quote author=mica3speedy link=topic=94717.msg1854739#msg1854739 date=1195081480]
northern Michigan has a few good ones. I'm thinking about checking out tail of the dragon next year.
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ive heard of that. isnt that where all the bikes go?



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the roads we hit at the EECMM were ballin!!!!! us FL people nearly creamed out pants
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[quote author=araw at bituin link=topic=94717.msg1854844#msg1854844 date=1195083688]
[quote author=mica3speedy link=topic=94717.msg1854739#msg1854739 date=1195081480]
northern Michigan has a few good ones. I'm thinking about checking out tail of the dragon next year.
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ive heard of that. isnt that where all the bikes go?
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+1 tons of car meets and bikes yes.

[quote author=Corbs link=topic=94717.msg1854850#msg1854850 date=1195083803]
the roads we hit at the EECMM were ballin!!!!! us FL people nearly creamed out pants
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Those were like mounds of dirt with roads on top corbs... come up north!!!

oh and www.EECMM.com for the Myrtle Beach meet


and another note... anyone ever go to Costa Rica? HOLY SHIT talk about crazy ass twisty roads! Not my style (side of a mountain with no railings lol) but the frigging bikes down there, weeeeeeeeeeee they flew by


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mountain roads are awesome. i found some backroads that go into Loudon NH that are awesome. i like to drive around and get lost on purpose to find cool places, NH is so small so i can't really stay lost for long
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Saddle Road, Hawaii.

Very nice road.

Dangerous if you haven't been on it before though. ALOT of tourists die on that road every year.


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[quote author=aps11090 link=topic=94717.msg1854839#msg1854839 date=1195083620]
NH Route 112. Kancamangus Highway - took this when I went to Portland Maine this summer, I normally just cut straight across, but wow, what a fun, sexy, twisty road. The views are nice too

A quick youtube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6XWi...eature=related lol


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s from me Got to get the 3 up there one of these days!


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