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I know this road like the back of my hand, it's in my backyard and have driven it since 1996 on my bikes; can't wait to drive it with the RS:


Don't know who these guys are but they don't make it look very exciting.

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US-129 "The Tail of the Dragon".

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Updated again. Good GAWD.... I suck at interwebs. #2old4computer

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Mosquito Ridge Road in Foresthill, CA.

Edited... This gives a better idea of what the road is like.

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Definitely, the Tail of the Dragon.


The canyons around Park City, UT were great while I was out there for STOA. A whole lot of Subies out there running around and on the hunt.
 

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German town road in portland
 

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Definitely, the Tail of the Dragon.


The canyons around Park City, UT were great while I was out there for STOA. A whole lot of Subies out there running around and on the hunt.
Awesome road ... looks tiring. Would suck to be a passenger ... lol!
 

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Here's another one ... and you can even wave hello to George Lucas:


I love off-camber high speed turns :)
 

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There is a road that starts in Frazier Park and lets out just outside of New Cuyama, CA on the 166. If you're running at a good clip, its about 45 min of fun, with about 20 of that being pretty intense twisties. Or it can just be a casual stroll on a nearly abandoned stretch of road. either way the road surface is decent and it has some great views.

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If not this one, I am always partial to Hwy39, GMR and GRR. Just because those are the roads I learned on.

And a side note, Hwy33 between Ojai and NewCuyama is an amazing road to drive in the same area, but not quite the same IMHO.
 

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It is a great road. However, with all of the traffic and the ridiculous police presence, it is nowhere near as fun as it used to be. :(
During our forum runs in late September, never had an issue with law enforcement. The only time I saw the police was after a motorcyclist crashed after crossing the centerline resulting in a broken leg, had to be evac'd off the mountain by ambulance after the police temporarily shutdown the Dragon. Earlier in the season it does get crowded with all of the auto/bike clubs that come out.


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... near Tahoe ... I'll have to put this on the list. Thanks Gokart3!
You're more than welcome. Wish I still lived down that way so I could still drive it. Back then, I had a sport bike as well. It's an EPIC road. I've driven the Tail of the Dragon as well, and have to say I rate them as equals as far as the best roads I've ever been on. Would be nice if there were no police, motorcycles, log trucks, bicycles, idiots to ruin it, but that's the world now. I used to ride it with a buddy of mine, and make a day of it. It's a "take a buddy" ride for sure. 600 turns in 35 miles, and there are places where there are drops well over 1000 feet, and not many guard rails at all. My buddy laid his bike down once and damn near went off a 250 foot drop. I've come around a corner just to see a log truck in my f'n lane. Sharted on that one, and damn near put my bike into a rock wall. I think I'd even want to drive that with 2 people, at least. If you sail off a cliff, at least someone can go for help. Lose bikers there somewhat regularly.

Past the grim stuff, it is amazing... in a car as well as on a bike. It can be made into a much bigger drive it you want. There's an idea for that here, but it'd be a LONG day.

Hopefully this link works. Fingers crossed>> https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.95328,-119.94624/38.920563,-119.95682/@38.8899653,-121.0540705,9z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m36!4m35!1m32!3m3!1m2!1d-120.36635!2d38.89011!3m3!1m2!1d-120.958796!2d38.659692!3m3!1m2!1d-121.02536!2d38.918883!3m3!1m2!1d-120.775547!2d39.02113!3m3!1m2!1d-120.650849!2d39.051938!3m3!1m2!1d-120.469966!2d39.107804!3m3!1m2!1d-120.510818!2d39.05357!3m3!1m2!1d-120.539651!2d38.971606!1m0!3e0?hl=en

You can 'drag' your route around on a Google map if you've never done it before. Pretty cool way to set up a drive. Then click on the little tree branch lookin icon towards the top left, and presumably share the map.
 

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Ultra ambitious, but I am going to have something called "paid time off" at my new gig, whatever that is.
I also have a lot of friends to see and have hardly ever been anywhere.
Nice route... Swing by for a car wash and microbrew. :cool:

Paid time off. Yeah, I've heard of that too. Evidently last year I wrote off 91 hours, never to be seen again.
 
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