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  1. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    So, for those who might recognize it from BTDT or others who are simply "Heck-on-wheels at thet thar Googlin'!," here be another offering for your consideration and ID'ing:


    NameThatRoad1.jpg

    Yes, at first glance, looks pretty nondescript and "could be anywhere" comma but.

    This particular road looks almost like this for several hundred miles!

    Bill
     
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    Natches trace
     
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    Vagrant probably has it, otherwise my guess is Skyline/Blue Ridge Pkwy.
     
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    Yup.

    https://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

    I have not ridden the entire length. The pic I posted was taken relatively early on, north of Natchez en route to Jackson.

    Certainly no technical riding, but a lovely stretch of pavement if in no hurry.



    Most sections of the SLD/BRP are of the higher-elevation sort and ridge roads along the crest of the Blue Ridge on the Appalachian spine, but, as you note, Todd, there are several parts -- especially in Virginia -- that look similar to the pic of the Natchez Trace Parkway I posted.

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    I assume this means I win the "booby prize".
    Gordon and I did the whole thing, once! Beautiful, best gas mileage your bike will ever get, but the speed limit of 45 will drive you nuts. 60 would be fine.
     
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    Yes, you are authorized to wallow in your wisdom and bask in your own radiance! :rofl:

    Think I’d only make that sort of low speed run for that long on a Janus or the like. ;)

    I am looking for a more challenging “name that road” stumper now.

    Bill
     
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    Okay, here's one. Hint: not far from a desert island that is not a desert.
     
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    Good one!

    i’m in a cage on my way to Erie, Pennsylvania, to visit the outlaws.

    OK, actually I am eating breakfast in Bedford. But have to get back on the road.

    i’ll take a swag that you were on Maine 230 near Trenton, with Mount Desert Island the place to what you refer.

    Must go. I’ll check in tonight to see how I did!

    Bill
     
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    Bill,

    Right general area, but wrong road.
     
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    Ah. You tricky devil.

    I was suckered in by the Mount Desert Island clue.

    Long story -- involving an arcane military-legal figure that would be TLDR even for someone who cared about the subject :think: -- but I knew a bit about the Island but nada else. I have been to Maine but not there. I thus presumed the bridge in your photo was the one connecting to the island. Back-tracking from that to the vantage of your photo led me to my guess.

    Between handyman tasks here, wandered around the web, and will now go for Guess # 2:

    U.S. 1 with the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in the background.

    If not that, I surrender. ;)

    1921!

    Bill
     
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    Don't make me break out my Google skills...
     
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    'cause we all know I'm ̶̶R̶t̶ #1 at that...
     
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    Bill,

    Yes Rt 1, North heading towards the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
     
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    Nice puzzle and great clue.

    Been to Mile Zero many times (my parents lived in Key West for decades -- but never to the northernmost point.

    A bit of a haul from Millville, but if ever my way -- Cross junction, Va. -- stop in.

    Bill
     
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    Been decades since I've been to the Keys! I have some vague memories of getting a little sloppy at Sloppy Joe's!
    :party:
     
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    Here's another. No hint, but you'll know if you've been there.

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