View Full Version : Where in the USA is the best riding?

Gas Man
02-03-2012, 04:47 PM
With threads about SE Ohio hocking hills, countless threads on the GAP, Blood Mountain in GA, and my recent repost from ADV rider...

Where in the USA is the best riding???

02-03-2012, 05:40 PM
A place where the sun is shinning about 80 degrees out riding the back roads with a couple of buddies and no other traffic around and then ending the day around a camp fire with a few brews and just relaxing.

I don't think one place is the best,yes, there are places that way be better than others but I'm happy just to be out on 2 and as long as I make it back safe then it was a good ride.

02-03-2012, 06:25 PM
Voted other only because I agree, whever i am riding is great.

I did really enjoy riding virginia and north carlonia. Skyline drive and the Blue Ridge parkway are real relaxing kick back riding with some great scenery especially in the fall.

Gas Man
02-03-2012, 11:47 PM
It's a tuff question for sure.

02-04-2012, 07:12 AM
I can't answer that yet, only been to two of them....

02-04-2012, 08:23 AM
There is nothing like California, So cal or Norcal, great weather and even better riding.

Gas Man
02-04-2012, 10:36 AM
I hear that bill. That is one of my dream rides.

Gas Man
02-05-2012, 12:43 PM
Reminder folks... the poll has a multiple choice option...

DK Custom
02-05-2012, 04:00 PM
Not such a simple question. lol

There are so many great places to ride.

If you are talking about a 1 shot deal, it is one thing, if you are talking about where is the best area for year round riding, could be quite different.

For me, it is hard to beat the Smoky Mountains- TN, GA, NC, SC, VA.

Overall I look at weather, traffic, road conditions, terrain.

So.California would be great with such a good climate and everything from the coast, to the desert to mountains so close...but the traffic absolutely sucks.

NW has great roads, but limited times to ride due to weather.

Where I am in NW MS I can ride pretty much year round, and we have great roads around here with light traffic. I can leave my house, hit 3 stop signs, and then ride on hundreds of miles of good country roads, curves, twistys, slight elevation changes...can go for hours and never see another vehicle and no signals and few if any stop signs. But it is a minimum of 6 hours to any mountains from here.

Never been thru Denver or Oregon on a bike, but this June the wife and I are doing a 21 state ride that will include those two places that we have heard are very good. Will let you know then. lol

Gas Man
02-05-2012, 06:30 PM
Great right up. You brought up some solid good points. Traffic is something to consider for sure.