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texBahn 01-12-2008 08:07 AM

Oh, yeah... Vermont. I had forgotten about that place. (You know, since it's cold there!) Lots of twisty two-laners to get anywhere plus beautiful scenery and quaint towns...

I've heard positive things about Idaho, but not for riding. Why is it in your top 3? (And where specifically would you ride?)

Now if you could ride in those places year-round, (like TEXAS... or even little ol' California) I could see why it might make the top 3...

mac 1 01-12-2008 08:47 AM

Smoky Mts area (TN/SC/GA)
&
Northern & N Eastern part of California (Yosemite & Tahoe area)
also
N Michigan

:cheers

AWM 01-16-2008 09:57 AM

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Oh, yeah... Vermont. I had forgotten about that place. (You know, since it's cold there!) Lots of twisty two-laners to get anywhere plus beautiful scenery and quaint towns...

I've heard positive things about Idaho, but not for riding. Why is it in your top 3? (And where specifically would you ride?)

Now if you could ride in those places year-round, (like TEXAS... or even little ol' California) I could see why it might make the top 3...

Texas is a great big place to ride.Alot of straight lines.
I've done rt109 in cali,outstanding.Alot of [email protected]#$k'n wacky people in cages!
Weather[cold[ is part of ride'n a motorcycle.I rode xmas day[34 degrees]i rode new years eve[31 degrees]as long as you dress right warm your tires up before you push it,and watch the sh$t in the road.Everybodys different,and you can ride year round in those places.The world ain't Texas.
Idaho,what a place!I will pull up my records and tell you where to go in that state.The whole time i rode thru that state i thought i was in the :boink:boinkAlps.Switchbacks as far as you could see,up hill,down hill,no traffic.Only little towns spaced here and there[had to watch your gas]I burned the sides off a almost new set of tires.
All the way home from the west coast 3678 miles,Idaho was the best people, cleanest,safest,and twistiest roads i'd been on.
Because its cold is no reason to puss out and not ride.Cali and Texas are great places.For that matter,the whole country is filled with different roads,weather,people and veiws.I just told you what states were my favorite,they might not be yours.
Besides i'm not done see'n them all yet it might get better!

TejasRider 01-16-2008 10:29 AM

next time you come to Texas drop us a note. we're pretty serious about making our interstates as straight as possible to let traffic move through quickly, but if you're wanting to see some great places to ride, we could fill a few months of riding and likely still have lots of the state untouched.

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AWM 01-16-2008 11:18 AM

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[QUOTE=TejasRider;3338834]next time you come to Texas drop us a note. we're pretty serious about making our interstates as straight as possible to let traffic move through quickly, but if you're wanting to see some great places to ride, we could fill a few months of riding and likely still have lots of the state untouched.



Thanks for the invite!Texas is a big big place!But it would be hard just to bring one bike.I'd have to find a way to get the dual sport down there too.
I'll tell you what,get a hold if you ever want to go north,come ride with a yankee.I don't live anywhere near that city,and theres alot of ride'n you'd never think was hear!I live 10 minutes from Vermont,21/2 hours from Canada.
15 miles from the largest state park in the country,7 million acres Adirondak park.
It only snows in the winter.:onfloorApril to November is the ride season.

texBahn 01-18-2008 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by AWM (Post 3338788)
Texas is a great big place to ride.Alot of straight lines.

The world ain't Texas.

Idaho,what a place!I will pull up my records and tell you where to go in that state.The whole time i rode thru that state i thought i was in the Alps.Switchbacks as far as you could see,up hill,down hill,no traffic.Only little towns spaced here and there[had to watch your gas]I burned the sides off a almost new set of tires. All the way home from the west coast 3678 miles,Idaho was the best people, cleanest,safest,and twistiest roads i'd been on.

Because its cold is no reason to puss out and not ride.

Cali and Texas are great places.For that matter,the whole country is filled with different roads,weather,people and veiws.I just told you what states were my favorite,they might not be yours.
Besides i'm not done see'n them all yet it might get better!

:slaugh

Yeah, about 1/3 of the world is Texas! :lao
I must admit that the straight lines in certain places are quite annoying. Most of those were made more exciting by dodging roadkill...

...now I want to go visit Idaho...
Is it on the north or west side of Texas? :brick

I ride in the cold all the time. Like when it gets below 70
(fwiw j/k some of my best rides ever were spent freezing my @$$ off!)

I'm down with that... And btw, thanks for sharing! :cheers

AWM 01-18-2008 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by texBahn (Post 3341790)
:slaugh

Yeah, about 1/3 of the world is Texas! :lao
I must admit that the straight lines in certain places are quite annoying. Most of those were made more exciting by dodging roadkill...

...now I want to go visit Idaho...
Is it on the north or west side of Texas? :brick

I ride in the cold all the time. Like when it gets below 70
(fwiw j/k some of my best rides ever were spent freezing my @$$ off!)

I'm down with that... And btw, thanks for sharing! :cheers

Its all good my friend!:boink
I would like to get down around El Paso.I have El Paso saddlery make some custom leather [holsters,belts,etc]for me here and there.And,man i got a nice Smith&Wesson 29,nickel full ingraved thats die'n for a fully carved Tommy Threepersons!
You know what you Texas boys call,a BBQ gun.

mikeym 01-18-2008 12:45 PM

1) North Carolina
2) Tennessee
3) Upper State Pennsylvania

- would love to do Colorado, just haven't

JaiBird 01-18-2008 01:01 PM

I agree with mikeym on choices, but like to add GA and WV to it too.

texBahn 01-19-2008 08:46 AM

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Its all good my friend!:boink
I would like to get down around El Paso.I have El Paso saddlery make some custom leather [holsters,belts,etc]for me here and there.And,man i got a nice Smith&Wesson 29,nickel full ingraved thats die'n for a fully carved Tommy Threepersons!
You know what you Texas boys call,a BBQ gun.

Nuts, El Paso is a hop, skip and a jump to the Guadalupe Mts and the Big Bend area! Very scenic, indeed!

The ol' lady won't let me pack heat. She's smarter than I am: I'd be using it all the time! But THAT's a topic that gets everyone all riled up...

AWM 01-19-2008 10:37 AM

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Nuts, El Paso is a hop, skip and a jump to the Guadalupe Mts and the Big Bend area! Very scenic, indeed!

The ol' lady won't let me pack heat. She's smarter than I am: I'd be using it all the time! But THAT's a topic that gets everyone all riled up...


I understand old pal.I know it sounds weird,but where i'm from mama would be mad if i didn't!:onfloor

sbmind-crzrbody 01-27-2008 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by texBahn (Post 3332586)
I've heard positive things about Idaho, but not for riding. Why is it in your top 3? (And where specifically would you ride?)

Well police-lenient MT, and not-so-much WA & ID were my favourites - Glacier MT area, North Cascades & Olympic WA, and Hell's Canyon (actually on OR border) and ID east of there.
That was until I found my new top favourite: Colorado. I wasn't so keen on the trooper presence - but managed to avoid them. The roads throughout the whole state rocked. For my rocky mountain 'high' check out my vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukub9... of these days and Pikes Peak was cool too!
There's a road along the bottom of a long very narrow canyon somewhere N or NE of Denver that I did at night in a thunderstorm - I gotta go back and get hit it again in dry & sunny conditions.

texBahn 01-28-2008 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by AWM (Post 3343487)
I understand old pal.I know it sounds weird,but where i'm from mama would be mad if i didn't!:onfloor
https://www.sportbikes.net/forums/att...ing-tina07.jpg

Hells Yes!!!

:banana

(This thread is starting to turn into the question of "is there a state that doesn't have good riding!?)

:cheers

texBahn 01-28-2008 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by sbmind-crzrbody (Post 3354683)
Well police-lenient MT, and not-so-much WA & ID were my favourites - Glacier MT area, North Cascades & Olympic WA, and Hell's Canyon (actually on OR border) and ID east of there.
That was until I found my new top favourite: Colorado. I wasn't so keen on the trooper presence - but managed to avoid them. The roads throughout the whole state rocked. For my rocky mountain 'high' check out my vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukub9... of these days and Pikes Peak was cool too!
There's a road along the bottom of a long very narrow canyon somewhere N or NE of Denver that I did at night in a thunderstorm - I gotta go back and get hit it again in dry & sunny conditions.

Ummm... linky no worky...

So you vote for Colorado, Montana, Washington and Idaho?

BTW :google maps will help you find that canyon!

AWM 01-28-2008 11:10 AM

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Well we do live in the best coutry in the world.So maybe there isn't a bad place!
Maybe it time to do a top ten place to ride in the USA!
I know pavement only,this is sportbike.[man i got great dirt places to]:banana
Tell me what you think.There might be a way to do it.

Oh yea,Texs,nice pic hunh.The AR in her right hand is her's.


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