I think I got you guys beat...
1) The Texas Hill Country - lots of twisty back-country two-lane highway with minimal law enforcement (moreso farther west) and legal highway speeds with enough little towns in-between for coffee and gasoline.
2) West Texas - lots of twisty roads amidst incredible mountain scenery. Follow the Rio Grande on the River Road with its many sharp turns and elevation changes, explore the Davis Mountains or cruise US Highway 90 with its quaint towns and regular vistas.
3) South Texas - the rolling plains leading to the coast are lined with lightly traveled farm roads and easy-to-speed highway. Be careful, however. You may wind up at the coast wishing you had brought your swim suit.
...not only did I list three different states, they're practically different countries! :neener
I nominate the four corners for runner-up.
Ah, yes... The '08 is here with the statement: black is beautiful!How did you fugly up your FJR???
BTW, I'm hopefully a few weeks away from my '08.
Texas is a great big place to ride.Alot of straight lines.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...
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.nfloorApril to November is the ride season.
:slaughTexas 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!
Its all good my friend!:boink: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
Nuts, El Paso is a hop, skip and a jump to the Guadalupe Mts and the Big Bend area! Very scenic, indeed!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.