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    I am working on a TOP roads US.

    Basically I, like other drivers have moved around the nation to give their two cents. I am looking for others that have driven roads high on the list in different states for ranking and comparison reasons. I might even make a top roads pdf.

    For example comparison of Lime Creek in TX to CA.

    Although Hwy 1 is great, I think hwy 245 leading away from sequoia is a better drive (hwy 1 has better scenery). Lime creek near Volente TX has both, but it is not as consistent of a great drive as either.

    There should be several factors that rate the drive (1 to 5 scale, 5 best):

    Curviness (1= straight shot, 5= 35 mph starts pulling g's)

    Traffic restictions (1= tractors on one lane roads, 5= nobody ever goes here, why does this road exist except for us)

    scenery (1= Pig Farms, 5= Makes you forget your name it is so beautiful)

    facilities (1= need auxilliry fuel system to get here and back or starbucks every mile, somewhere in the balance is a 5)

    length of unrestricted driving ( 1= 1-3 miles of fun, 5= Forget the world outside the lines)


    Follow up with any comments on the roads pro/cons. Maybe a sentence to describe each categories reasoning, including cautions or speedtraps etc.

    The finished product will include sitting relevent sources, aka you.

    I am looking mainly for original eyewhitness accounts. Although links to such will be appreciated. Mainly I want comparisons between roads of different states.

    HWY 245, (Sequoia, CA): C4 T4 S3 F3 L4
    Lime Creek Rd., (Volente, TX): C5 T3 S4 F4 L2
    HWY 1, (West Coast, CA): C3 T3 S5 F3 L5


    This may be impossible. But still I would like to here from some who have touched many of the roads on this part of the forum.


    Any Californians that haven't been here, go now

    http://www.pashnit.com/motoroads.htm

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    If anyone has been to multiples on this list let me know

    Seward Highway, AK
    California 1, CA
    Beartooth Highway, WY and MT
    Zion Nat'l Park Scenic Byway, UT
    Custer Scenic Byway, SD
    North Shore Drive, MN
    Old Spanish Trail, LA
    Vermont 100, VT
    Blue Ridge Parkway, VA and NC
    Sea Islands, GA

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    hwy 35 in cali. C3-4 T4 S4 F3 L4
    hwy 9 CA C4 T3 S5 F3 L4
    back side of alpine road (towards the ocean definately requires balls) C5 T5 S5 F0 L3-4


    i have more but i dont want my test track to be overpopulated.

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    35mph starts pulling g's? LOL obviously roads are different in Texas!

    Around here, roads that are Hors Categorie on your scale are common as can be. 35mph in a lot of corners leaves you upside down in the creek or a few hundred feet down the mountain!

    Lookout Mountain Road:

    http://ruelle.mines.edu/~jscales/rid...ndianpeaks.jpg


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    The DRAGON or Deal's Gap as some call it. Most of it is in Tennessee, but the end is about 500 yards into NC - which is where "the store" is.

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    Bear Mountain Parkway. Northern Wetschester into Putnam counties NY. Overlooks the Hudson with some crazy twists and a guardrail that looks like it wouldn't even stop a Huffy 10 speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nabiljamali
    hwy 35 in cali. C3-4 T4 S4 F3 L4
    hwy 9 CA C4 T3 S5 F3 L4
    back side of alpine road (towards the ocean definately requires balls) C5 T5 S5 F0 L3-4


    i have more but i dont want my test track to be overpopulated.
    Alpine Rd is great. You wouldn't happen to have a green WRX with roof rack? I was in front the first time I found that road and had a speedy run (minus the blind corners) but would have loved more. I've got a silver wagon.

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    no i got a blue wingless sti.

    im currently stuck in michigan for work related stuff

    sent you a pm

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