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Favorite Roads

Post by Edm620 » 19 Oct 2020 20:06

Many of you are blessed with having some fantastic & fun roads not far away, while some of us have to travel further to find that sweet road.
I figured to start a new topic and we can share those roads for the perfect drive.

This one I discovered while on vacation in MX and just had to drive it both ways:
https://youtu.be/DpzstwRqSZE

And on my wish list, in the geographic region is this one:
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"The Devil's Backbone". Gotta see/drive this one.

What are your favorite drives?
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there"
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Post by datzenmike » 19 Oct 2020 22:04

Hwy 99 Pemberton to Lillooet
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Post by bertvorgon » 20 Oct 2020 10:39

North Cascades Hwy #20...... I-5 to Winthrop, Wa.. Best twisty's and scenery of all our drives.

Driving from Keokea to Hana on Maui, Hwy 360 & #31, best twisting and diving rolling road with ZERO traffic, at least the few times I have done it. New pavement was fantastic.

So many of our drive routes are now so over-loaded with traffic, I now look at them truly as a scenic cruise, nothing wrong with that, but, for the most part, zipping along at true speed is sketchy at best, with everyone having cell phones. Maybe I'm getting older and have a bit of a been there, done that...and survived mode.
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Post by RONSLYCHUK » 20 Oct 2020 10:55

Hey Keith, I have had the opportunity to drive both of those routes and have to agree with you.

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Post by 510rob » 20 Oct 2020 12:25

Well if you guys are talking about cool roads anywhere in the world, then I'd recommend going for a ride on the road to Magganari. It is a bit hard to get to though...

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?gl ... 91328&z=13

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Post by Edm620 » 20 Oct 2020 13:51

510rob wrote:
20 Oct 2020 12:25
Well if you guys are talking about cool roads anywhere in the world, then I'd recommend going for a ride on the road to Magganari. It is a bit hard to get to though...

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?gl ... 91328&z=13
Got any pics to share?
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Post by James » 20 Oct 2020 21:30

Glendora Mountain Road, So Cal. Haven't driven it for years - but it was 30 mins away from me in College. Learned a lot about what a stupid kid in a basically stock 510 can do.
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Post by 510rob » 20 Oct 2020 23:02

Edm620 wrote:
20 Oct 2020 13:51
510rob wrote:
20 Oct 2020 12:25
Well if you guys are talking about cool roads anywhere in the world, then I'd recommend going for a ride on the road to Magganari. It is a bit hard to get to though...

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?gl ... 91328&z=13
Got any pics to share?
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Post by 510rob » 20 Oct 2020 23:03

Edm620 wrote:
20 Oct 2020 13:51
510rob wrote:
20 Oct 2020 12:25
Well if you guys are talking about cool roads anywhere in the world, then I'd recommend going for a ride on the road to Magganari. It is a bit hard to get to though...

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?gl ... 91328&z=13
Got any pics to share?
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Post by bertvorgon » 23 Oct 2020 08:13

One of our routes is not looking too good today, so glad we got out when we did!

This camera shot is just before the Lodge in Manning Park. Looks like mountains really getting hammered with snow so early this season.
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Post by KiKiIchiBan » 23 Oct 2020 09:00

When I first moved to France, this was about 100k away:

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Known as "les Lacets" (The Laces) but sadly never got to ride them.

For work I traveled through the Swiss Alps and drove the Furka and Grimsel Pass in my 1.9 TDi Caddy Van :lol:

Bucket list Coupe trip, back to France and do the Tour du Mont Blanc over the Great St Bernard Pass. I should be there next week but 2020 :roll:
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Post by zKars » 23 Oct 2020 14:34

Closer to home, we often drive from Calgary to Kelowna for the May long weekend Knox Mountain hill climb. We leave Thursday to Cranbrook, then do the rest on Friday. Two ferry’s, and nothing but light traffic and fun fun roads all the way to Vernon. Including lunch in Kaslo, if you hit the ferry’s right, its about 6 hours of pure joy.

We take a long circuitous route that does not include Hwy 1, but the best piece of that is Hwy 31A from Kaslo to New Denver. It is in great condition, has very minimal traffic and no towns or population to cause slow downs or traffic sources. It is continuously curvy and fairly high speed. Second favorite part is Hwy 6 starting off the Needles ferry, to about half way to Lumby. Great elevation change, very tight Back and forth w/ cambered sections and switch backs high up, AND the second half is great fun too.

Missing that drive this spring due to Covid was hard. Will have to do it twice next year.

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Post by Edm620 » 23 Oct 2020 16:23

I used to do Knox every year for a long time, but from Edm didn't get to do any choice roads (well along Mara Lake was good eons ago). Our group would meet up at Lena's on arrival. Yup, miss KMHC...
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Post by bertvorgon » 25 Oct 2020 12:20

I too missed going to Knox this year, I vested a lot of time and energy for that event. These last years I have still enjoyed saying hi to all my past competitor's and hiking the Hill.

I do hope that it will continue for a few more, the opposition to the Climb has been getting progressively louder over the last few years. It is a big event to organize and sometimes it is hard to re-start after a hiatus.

How we survive Covid this winter will definitely determine whether it, as well as other events, continue.
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