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guess this road......

Bill Hagan

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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

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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Vagrant probably has it, otherwise my guess is Skyline/Blue Ridge Pkwy.
 

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Natches trace

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.


Vagrant probably has it, otherwise my guess is Skyline/Blue Ridge Pkwy.


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.

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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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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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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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


Bill,

Yes Rt 1, North heading towards the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
 

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Bill,

Yes Rt 1, North heading towards the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

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!
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I stumbled on this thread the other evening and could not put the iPhone down until I finished reading all 23 pages. It is about time for another photo so here is my contribution with a couple hints: Even though it is a gravel road, it is classified as a highway. It follows the top of ridge lines with steep drops on both sides so one must be on top of the situation when riding or driving on this route. DSCN3071
 
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I stumbled on this thread the other evening and could not put the iPhone down until I finished reading all 23 pages. It is about time for another photo so here is my contribution with a couple hints: Even though it is a gravel road, it is classified as a highway. It follows the top of ridge lines with steep drops on both sides so one must be on top of the situation when riding or driving on this route.View attachment 23855

OK, I have spent more time than I will admit to Kathi looking at Google maps in terrain mode trying to figure it out. :sweating:

So, I and others need more clues or just relish your victory and do another. :clap:

Bill
 
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