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2018-02-07 03:41:25 AM  
Too late. I'm 48 and I've never driven any of those.
 
2018-02-07 05:03:49 AM  
Shouldn't that be 42?

/It was a good enough Question for the mice.
 
2018-02-07 05:17:14 AM  
I've driven the Lindis at night in the fog. I wouldn't recommend it. But if you do come to NZ for the driving keep left.
 
2018-02-07 05:42:07 AM  
no hershey highway?


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2018-02-07 05:45:57 AM  
This is the dumbest premise for a list, ever.
 
2018-02-07 05:49:00 AM  

thisispete: I've driven the Lindis at night in the fog. I wouldn't recommend it. But if you do come to NZ for the driving keep left.


There's a road just outside Queenstown that's on the list of most dangerous roads.  And the road from Te Anau to Milford Sound is amazing.  Just don't stop otherwise the Keas will swipe your tires or something.
 
2018-02-07 06:07:31 AM  
Rather than driving through a scenic area, you might consider getting off the road and walking. You sound fat.
 
2018-02-07 06:26:39 AM  
I would love to, if someone wants to pay my way.

\not everyone has the money to take world wide driving tours
 
2018-02-07 06:29:08 AM  

naughtyrev: This is the dumbest premise for a list, ever.


Only in the sense that you shouldn't put an age limit on fun. There are some great places to visit and drive there, which makes it instantly better than celebrities who look alike, or worst movies ever.
 
2018-02-07 06:38:55 AM  
Done three.  Time to get to work.
 
2018-02-07 06:50:10 AM  
I would stick to all those nice Scottish Highlands ones. Also, I'd include the entire Trans Canada Highway and the Cape Breton Highlands.

There's also a fun road running from White Rock through Gasperaux that's always fun, if short. There are good bootleggers out there.
 
2018-02-07 07:07:39 AM  
But how many of them must I walk before you can call me a man?
 
2018-02-07 07:17:50 AM  

fusillade762: Too late. I'm 48 and I've never driven any of those.


Are you me?
 
2018-02-07 07:30:55 AM  
thisispete:

Have you guys unlocked the dynamite achievement yet?  I remember some of the roads being rather...rustic?...steep?...let's go with insane.
 
2018-02-07 07:40:49 AM  
Whar Hana Highway, whar?
 
2018-02-07 07:41:11 AM  
You better be a trust-fund baby if you are going to take the challenge.  What a joke.  Also, list fails without the Blue Ridge Pkwy.
 
2018-02-07 07:44:04 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: But how many of them must I walk before you can call me a man?


Six.
 
2018-02-07 07:49:24 AM  
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
 
2018-02-07 08:03:42 AM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: thisispete:

Have you guys unlocked the dynamite achievement yet?  I remember some of the roads being rather...rustic?...steep?...let's go with insane.


We tend to with the contours of the land. There's an interesting series of hairpin turns as you drive up Highway 1 towards the Picton ferry. The South Island just has a quarter of NZ's population despite being the larger landmass. So even dual carriageways are rare, with just occasional passing lanes instead.
 
2018-02-07 08:04:37 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: But how many of them must I walk before you can call me a man?


Fortitude.
 
2018-02-07 08:09:01 AM  
Riding the Dragon's Tail this summer.

When did Fark become a desidified Facebook?
 
2018-02-07 08:11:05 AM  
It didn't make the list but I finally completed the Lake Michigan Circle Tour in one trip over the holidays. That's a beautiful drive that doesn't involve twisty mountain roads, though I would recommend doing it in the summer.
 
2018-02-07 08:13:12 AM  

grokca: Riding the Dragon's Tail this summer.

When did Fark become a desidified Facebook?


When it was distilled from tweets.
 
2018-02-07 08:28:45 AM  
I've driven a few of them.  I've "tamed" the Dragon at Deal's Gap half a dozen times (and by tamed, I mean survived) on my old VTX 1300.  By far, the most intimidating road I've tackled.

I think there was a link on old Fark to a photographer who sells pics from people who ride the Dragon.  I remember one where the photographer took a series of pictures and made an animation from it.  The rider, apparently without thinking it a bad idea, waved to the photographer, missed the upcoming curve, and plowed into an oncoming Corvette.  Not the road you EVER want to take your hands off the grips.
 
2018-02-07 08:37:20 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: on my old VTX 1300.  By far, the most intimidating road I've tackled.


That's what I am riding to Dragon's tail. 2006, S.
 
2018-02-07 08:43:24 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: I would stick to all those nice Scottish Highlands ones.


That would be my choice. Just looking at the pictures makes me want to pull over, get out, and walk.
 
2018-02-07 08:51:54 AM  
#20 Pan American Highway

I thought there was a break in that road in Panama that precluded driving from Alaska to Patagonia. Also, I imagine it would be hard for a gringo to do without some hassles from local banditos.

Other than that, I've been on a couple of those roads, but only a couple. Missing from the list is the drove from Vancouver up to Whistler. That's some pretty scenery up that a ways.
 
2018-02-07 08:59:54 AM  
US 95 south of Needles, California. It combines post-Apocalyptic scenery with the ever-present fear of your engine overheating, leading to your death as a result of heat and lack of water.

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2018-02-07 09:22:37 AM  
the CA coast road is genuinely spectacular
 
2018-02-07 09:26:01 AM  

grokca: Wave Of Anal Fury: on my old VTX 1300.  By far, the most intimidating road I've tackled.

That's what I am riding to Dragon's tail. 2006, S.


Mine was a 2006 R.  Solid bike.
 
2018-02-07 09:49:10 AM  
Why's there an age 40 cutoff?  You're 'driving', as long as your reflexes are pretty good, go drive them.

Yes, yes, I know, they stopped counting good roads at 40 of them & wanted to make it click-bait somehow.

Some of them though seemed to be 'hey, there's a LOT of switchbacks here.  Put it on the list'.

Going to the Sun is my favorite on the list.  However about 30 miles away is a Forest Service road that goes completely around the Hungry Horse Reservoir - most spectacular one day drive that I've ever been on.  Even doing it over the 4th of July weekend, once 5 miles away from the main road (either end) I don't think that we saw more than 20-30 vehicles all day on that 100 mile loop
 
2018-02-07 09:56:21 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: grokca: Wave Of Anal Fury: on my old VTX 1300.  By far, the most intimidating road I've tackled.

That's what I am riding to Dragon's tail. 2006, S.

Mine was a 2006 R.  Solid bike.


So you had the "R"ound wheels, mine are "S"quare, the ride is worse but you don't have to put your feet down when you stop.
 
2018-02-07 09:58:34 AM  
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Yeah, Highway 1 is definitely worth the drive.  That's from Lucia, which is a few miles away from Big Sur proper.  Beautiful drive and when there's no traffic you can open up the engine a little bit and have fun.  I only did it in a C300, I can only imagine how much fun a real sports car would be.
 
2018-02-07 09:59:20 AM  

naughtyrev: This is the dumbest premise for a list, ever.


Why?  Don't all millenials have endless disposable income to travel the world and drive on shiatty roads?
 
2018-02-07 10:03:27 AM  
The common man looks at the list, sees how few he has done and goes back to his life of quiet despair. The extraordinary man sees how few he has done and resolves to live and do just one more road. I say next Fark party be #20, end to end. Who else is extraordinary, who else is in.
 
2018-02-07 10:20:52 AM  
I drive 40 minutes to work and 40 minutes back everyday.  I'd rather visit 40 tropical beaches.
 
2018-02-07 10:32:12 AM  
Subby, I just have to ask: how many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man?
 
2018-02-07 10:39:39 AM  
Sure. I'll just bankrupt my family of five travelling around the world for the next five years so I can hear my kids complain from the backseat in new environments. Brilliant.

/I'm sure some of those would be really cool
//ain't nobody got time for that
///slashies
 
Ant
2018-02-07 10:41:50 AM  
I've driven at least one of them in a video game. Does that count?
 
2018-02-07 11:06:38 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: I would stick to all those nice Scottish Highlands ones.


I've driven about a half-dozen of these on this list, and the Quiraing Pass road would be my first choice among them. But I'm not sure it would make the top 10 among all my drives, all-time.

The Great Dolomite Route from Cortina d'Ampezzo to the Val Gardena is pretty damn breathtaking.
 
2018-02-07 11:24:20 AM  
Done one, several times. Going-to-the-Sun Hwy in Glacier park.

Sometimes wish I was still living in Montana.
 
2018-02-07 11:29:58 AM  
Yeah, let me just grab a few million out of the account....
Asshole.
 
2018-02-07 11:37:48 AM  

grokca: Riding the Dragon's Tail this summer.

When did Fark become a desidified Facebook?


It's Tail of the Dragon, don't wanna sound like a noob do ya'?
Protip: Make sure it's midweek, place is like a parking lot on weekends.


The summer before last:
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2018-02-07 11:49:06 AM  
The infamous tree of shame @ 129
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2018-02-07 11:49:33 AM  
Well, shiat.  I didn't drive #1 until after my 40th birthday.  I'm clearly a big screw up.  Especially considering it's the only one of the 40 I have driven.
 
2018-02-07 11:50:55 AM  
Ocean Drive in Acadia National Park. But do it in spring before the tourists take over.
 
2018-02-07 11:52:35 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: I've driven a few of them.  I've "tamed" the Dragon at Deal's Gap half a dozen times (and by tamed, I mean survived) on my old VTX 1300.  By far, the most intimidating road I've tackled.

I think there was a link on old Fark to a photographer who sells pics from people who ride the Dragon.  I remember one where the photographer took a series of pictures and made an animation from it.  The rider, apparently without thinking it a bad idea, waved to the photographer, missed the upcoming curve, and plowed into an oncoming Corvette.  Not the road you EVER want to take your hands off the grips.


"killboy" is the oldest one, 129 slayer does pics now too. Great galleries you can look at online, right now there's a bunch detailing this winter's rock slide cleanup.Killboy
 
2018-02-07 12:08:03 PM  

BigSquibowski: grokca: Riding the Dragon's Tail this summer.

When did Fark become a desidified Facebook?

It's Tail of the Dragon, don't wanna sound like a noob do ya'?
Protip: Make sure it's midweek, place is like a parking lot on weekends.


The summer before last:[img.fark.net image 850x566]


Thanks, scheduled for a Tuesday.
 
2018-02-07 12:16:29 PM  
I've done four of them.

Deal's Gap shouldn't be on the list of anything other than "Completely over-rated roads that you can get a t-shirt at the end of."   If the Dragon gets you excited, please stay off of Lolo Pass, and stay well the fark away from Happy Camp, because that is literally hundreds of miles of that stuff.

Going to the Sun Road is going to lose its spectacular nature as Glacier loses glaciers.   If you're on a motorcycle, the east side in the Blackfoot reservation has some roads where you can probably exceed "reasonable and prudent" speeds.  Or so I've been told.  :)

Coast highway out of Big Sur is farkin amazin'.

The Key's' bridge is a really big assed bridge, but I'm not sure it should be on the list.  I've been in oceans all over the planet and they all kind of look the same.

I'd put California's "Lost Highway" from Ferndale through Petrolia on the list, and the Mt Rainier Loop.
 
2018-02-07 12:47:41 PM  
I don't do the driving for "the experience" thing. If I've driven any of them, it was because I had somewhere to go that required it.
 
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