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...i think i found a new home here in this board. i'm from idaho/oregon and i've seen a good deal of both states by car and bike. I've been to other areas of the country on business, but not extensively.

Even so, I'd be willing to bet hells canyon, ID/OR has got to be one of the best rides in the country. Also, HWY 101 down the Oregon Coast is a ride I can't wait to take...astoria (where goonies was filmed) to the cally red woods. I've driven it a few times. You can't throw a rock without hitting a stunning vista.

I've also seen a good gob of western canada and i have to say... we Americans are pretty frickin lucky to be able to drive any direction we want and find a good road to travel. I lived in Manitoba for four years and have to say it's probably the most motorcycle-unfriendly place in north america. Straight highways, no hills, prohibitive insurance ($3200/year for anything sport)... If you want to tour the Canadian Prairies, you can pretty much go either east or west with very few exceptions. British Columbia and Western Alberta are different, though. And pretty much everything east of the Manitoba/Ontario border is gorgeous too.
 

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I would say Virginia, North Carolina, and Nevada.

With these three states, you can see just about every kind of land, water, and environment the U.S. has to offer.
 

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Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Maybe not so many twisties in Alaska, but you can't argue with the scenery and the experience. I rode to Prudhoe Bay last year on my F800GS, and I will always remember that trip.

Western Oregon, and the Cascades are fantastic - so many fun backroads, and very little traffic. Southern Washington around Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams is phenomenal, too.

California has its moments, too.

I lived in Atlanta for two years, and have some fond memories of the GA, NC, and TN mountains, too. However, Deal's Gap certainly has a few too many folks on it now....and very strict LEOs on the TN side....just got a warning, though! Lucky! :high5
 

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Any place that has mountains and no traffic are always the way to go.
For me,
1-NM
2-AZ
3-UT, south near Moab.
 

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This is a hard one! In no order I'd say CA, TX & CO. There are regions that cover more than one state but since we're listing individual states I'd have to go with those. When you combine NoCal and southern Oregon, MO and AK, TN and NC, NY and PA... one good thing about this great country is it can take a lifetime to see it. If I remember I've been to 30 states (some just for a few days) but have enjoyed every one of them. You have Hawaii and Florida, pretty much ride year round. The problem with Hawaii, as beautiful as it is, it's so small. Alaska in the summertime, problem is there's not a LOT of roads but the few that are there go on forever... and they're not all paved. Great if you have a BMW F800GS.
 

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1) the state you have been to
2) the state you are in
3) the state you are going to
 

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Well, being limited to the states that I've actually ridden in, I would have to say:

1) California - The combination of varied terrains/climates, never ending supply of great twisty roads, and great riding weather makes California a motorcyclists wet dream.

2) Utah - This state has some of the most amazing scenery, as well as some great roads. It absolutely knocked my socks off. At some points you feel like you've been transported to another planet.

3) California - Yeah, what can I say... I'm biased :twofinger besides, I think it would take a lifetime to enjoy all the great roads in this state.
I'm from Canada, however I've been through more than my fair share of states, and that pretty much sums up my picks. Southern Utah knocked my socks off, and Cali is Cali. Legal lane splitting is nice, and canyons! The number 1 didnt impress me as much as i thought it would, however the canyons..oh the canyons.

South Dakota is also much nicer than I would have ever expected, the roads are twisty, lots of tourist type stuff to do but its outside cities.
 

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1. Washington state, northern Cascades and Olympic Peninsula.

2. Kentucky, Blue Ridge mountains.

3. Northern Arkansas, Ozark mountains.

California of course, but it's already been said many times.
 

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Certainly not Florida! Although we do have some nice ocean views. I really enjoyed growing up in Northern VA and riding in WV. I have also had some great rides through Northern GA and NC.

Too bad I haven't gotten to the west coast...
 

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No Critter's

There are some states i won't ride at night and even in daylight times you got to be on the the peg's for drunk's and critter's.Texas is really bad for them.:)
 
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