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    Many folks have heard of the Tail of The Dragon between NC and TN, but not too far away in northern Georgia, US Hwy 76 between Clayton and Hiawassee is the curviest road I have ever been on.

    We picked up company in Clayton one time, and was headed to Hiawassee, with me driving, but the local guy riding with us said we'll never make our destination on time. I stopped and let him drive the rest of the way, and he passed everything in front of us. He passed one guy in a sharp curve, causing the bewildered driver to give us the eye, and the passenger sitting in front of me looked at him, with hands held up, and said: "Don't look at me! I ain't driving!"

    I don't know which is the worst, the Dragon or US 76. Both are in the mountains.
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    For anyone with Netflix (might be found elsewhere too), checkout the Coquihalla Highway in southern Canada.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_Thru_Hell

    https://www.netflix.com/title/80094603
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    Revisiting an old thread here, but here's a guy that went from Michigan to Deadhorse (Alaska) on a motorcycle...



    Deadhorse is at the northern terminus of the James Dalton Highway (AKA, The Haul Road) at Prudhoe Bay.

    I can't imagine anyone riding to Alaska on a motorcycle, solo, and then on past the Arctic Circle.

    Quest TV aired an episode of Tougher In Alaska recently that included The Haul Road, but I could not find a link for it. Very interesting considering how the road traverses a nearly 5000ft mountain. Can't figure out how mosquitoes can survive in such a cold climate though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckO View Post
    About every five or so years we go to Maui, and one of my favorite things to do there (besides spear hunt wild boar) is rent Vespers and do the road to Hana. It's possibly the most fun thing we've done.

    http://roadtohana.com/

    Oh man, that must be an absolute blast riding Vespa's!

    Many years ago, we did the road to Hana & kept on going all the way around - on the dirt road that you're not supposed to take rental cars on. We did it in a front wheel drive Pontiac... I look back now & realize how crazy we were. This was pre cell phone & there was nothing out there except cows. Plus, we were still out there well after dark.
    Just out of curiosity, what do you do with boar you catch? I'm not asking from a peta/tree huging standpoint - I know/have seen how distructive they & goats are to the rain forest. Just wondering if there is a market for that?

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    The Beartooth highway is still one of our favorites........

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