Trip for August 2019
Nashville to Panama City to Daytona Beach to Smokies to home
planning on doing this ride
Nice big loop ride. Start's in Hinesville and takes you past plenty of places to eat.
Manchester to Lewiston
Sunday Trip to Lake Charles
Part 2 of Melbourne to Kennansvile ride. Tavel west and north on Canoe Creek Road, into old St Cloud across US 192 (13th St ) to lakefront. Cruise lakefront and meander on down into old downtown which was a cattle town back in the day, small shops, bars, cafes etc. Old School Cool. Caution traveling any farther west on US 192 (13th St) is downright dangerous for the severely bad city and tourist traffic!!! Traveling east on US 192 back to Melbourne gets very light in about 3 miles at Narcoossee Rd. Intersection, then east about 40+ miles to Melbourne..
Start on 192 in Melbourne, west through open country, light travel 4 lane highway, past St Johns River bridge at Fish Camp with rest-pub, to Holipaw Rd (441) at gas station blinking light (only one!). Turn left travel 10 miles to 'Forever Florida' a wild lands conservation park with tours, zip lines, horseback rides, restaurant. Have lunch or... continue south to Kenansville gas station at canoe creek rd. (Should be a blinking light) then turn right and see old FL town with 1880s hotel and stores. There are lake landings off of landings road at marked end of route. Continue on north on Canoe Creek Rd to visit old St Cloud (go to old downtown area for cafes and bars) then return east on 192 to Melbourne. Or return way you came. US 192 just east of town connects to old Melbourne highway which is another BBR route also.
Brampton-Tobermory-Sudbury- Owen Sound- Brampton
This ride will take you through arguably the most beautiful sections of the Rocky Mountains as you follow a circular path through southwestern Colorado. You will pass through historic mining towns, national parks and forests and world-class ski resort areas. On this trip you will see the San Juan Mountains, home to many of Colorado's elite group of 14,000 foot mountain peeks. Along the way you will see red-rock canyons, lush river valleys, hot springs and majestic mountain peaks and an area known as the 'Switzerland of America.' Bottom line is GET READY TO BE TAKING A LOT OF PHOTOS ON THIS TRIP!!!.
Back roads from Matsqui to Fort Langley.
If you just want to stay off the freeways and don't mind taking the time.
Backroads through small towns around a few lakes
Start off in New Hope, PA and follow Rt 611 to Rt 191. Ride by Lake Wallenpaupack and then alongside Lackawaxen River to Port Jervis, NY. Take long way Rt 23 via High Point State Park and come down to Flatbrook. Don't miss Buttermilk Falls on the way...
Just what it says
Start off early morning with a light breakfast in New Hope, PA and proceed on River Rd 611 all the way up alongside Delavare River. Then take a detour up to Lake Wallenpaupack. At the end of the lake do the curvy roundabout via Lackawaxen River and follow it to Rt 97. You will meet Delaware River again and ride alongside it on a narrow Old Mine Rd via Flatbrook park. The trip will end where Old Mine Rd meets Rt 80.
Nice curves if using a little throttle. Get in some good left then right action. If you are a seasoned rider, this will not be a challenge, but if you have any novices following you, tell them to ride their speed and catch up in a couple of minutes. It is a short jaunt. Give homage to the 'Sandman'...if you ride faster than guardian angel can fly and drift off the road a smidge.
If riding above the posted speed limit you get a feeling like you are riding the tail of the dragon. Nice hairpin curves, if you have a little extra speed. If it is in the evening, start at Hwy 79 and do it in reverse, so the sun is not in your eyes. I added the Cemetery as a stop, just be aware there is a small amount of sugar sand to ride through. I slightly ride the edge of the grass, while my friend just powers through the center of the sand.
A nice little route to a fun road from near Downtown Suffolk