Why I like it
should have been in the top 5 for its sheer beauty. But the
crowds and traffic jams ruined it. Bumper to bumper cars,
trucks, campers, motorhomes and trailers! Almost every viewing
area was overflowing. Bummer! Watch your fuel. There
are only scattered vehicular facilities.
Mt. Carmel to Richfield
|This was a
fun ride through a nice valley. Some easy curves. Starts
just outside Zion National Park and runs north to I-70. Some
little towns, plenty of food and gas stops. Watch the
weather--rain comes quickly.
||SR-90 & 92
Williamsburg to Glasgow
surprised me. I left Knoxville, TN, and found a sign on I-75
that pointed to Bowling Green. So I took it. Very twisty
in the east, then across the Cumberland River and through beautiful
farmland. Plenty of gas and places to eat.
Floodwood to Moorehead
lakes galore on this route. SR-200 takes you through Savanna
State Forest and up to Leach Lake. Watch for critters zipping
out of the forest. There were several dead deer along the side
of the road and I saw two live ones scamper across the highway a
couple hundred yards ahead of me. Plenty of gas and food at the
small towns along the way.
Deal's Gap, NC to
that should have been in the top 5: Tail of the Dragon. There are 318 turns in this
11-mile stretch of road--some VERY sharp and dangerous twisties.
But, like Yellowstone, the crowds ruin it. My trip was on a
rainy Sunday afternoon and, despite the wet pavement, the sport bikes
whined their way around my Harley on too many curves. The
starting point at Deal's Gap was interesting, but WAY too crowded
with long lines for t-shirts, patches and snacks. Serious riders
need to tackle this road, but be cautious! Gas at the Gap.