Photos of the Open Road

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  1. EPOCH6

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    I have more photos than I know what to do with. Photos of my bikes, photos of my truck, photos of other people's bikes and trucks, photos of landscapes, photos of abandoned buildings or historical ruins, photos of things unusual or impressive, and I'm starting to notice that I have a lot of photos of the open road. Motorcyclists, more than any other type of person that I've met, seem to have a unique appreciation for a good road. Whether it's unusually twisty, smooth as glass, eerily barren or desolate, a challenge to traverse, or just painfully scenic, I find myself stopping to photograph pavement almost as much as the machines I ride across it.

    This thread is for sharing photos of the roads that stuck with you, pavement or dirt. Try to choose photos where the road is the focal point rather than your bike, we've all seen your bike already and yes it's still gorgeous. Also, if you can remember, try to let us know where the road is so we can enjoy it too.

    Highway 12, British Columbia

    [​IMG]PSX_20190522_233935 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

    A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, Highway 12, Utah

    [​IMG]PSX_20190628_234001 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

    [​IMG]PSX_20190628_234526 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

    [​IMG]PSX_20190628_234907 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

    San Rafael Swell, I-70, Utah

    [​IMG]20180522_182152 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

    Valley of Fire, Mouse's Tank Rd, Nevada

    [​IMG]DSCN8897 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

    Kirkland Ranch Rd, British Columbia

    [​IMG]20170617_145104 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

    Botanie Creek Rd, British Columbia

    [​IMG]PSX_20190522_233959 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
     
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    Great idea. Unfortunately, I rarely if ever take any photos but look forward to seeing some here.
     
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    The winding road from Queenstown to Glenorchy at the end of Lake Wakatipu. New Zealand PhotoPictureResizer_190718_234950271_crop_2462x1769.jpg
     
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    Towards an evening at the Hanmer Springs thermal pools
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    Awesome photos just shows how vast and diverse the USA is., an then theirs the green of New Zealand.
     
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    Good idea, @EPOCH6. Here are a few.
    Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada:
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    Iron Mountain Road, Black Hills, South Dakota:
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    Chief Joseph Hwy, Wyoming:
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    Wish had done a better job of saving my old pictures when traveled a lot on 2 wheels that died on my previous Computer and actually did have them saved on Photobucket which at that time was free and then they hit me with wanting $300 to get Photobucket back and 100 a year to keep it so those pictures will just have to be gone .,. Did save a few though on my old laptop this being my favorite .. Beartooth Hwy which to me is one the finest rides in the US ..



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    Hi Jay when I was there in 2008 I rode quite few of these roads including beartooth
     
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    I am hoping to do this and the Chief Joseph in a couple weeks.
     
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    I keep forgetting my camera, but most of mine would be snowbird butts.
     
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    Those could be considered a highway of sorts.
     
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    Unfortunately most of 'em are a foot to two feet wider than they should be.
     
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    Okay, we gotta be careful where we take this. Don’t want to upset the shadow moderator.
     
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    You're not familiar with snowbirds, are you?
     
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    Oh yes. I lived in Arizona for 15 years.
     
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    That should do it. Every figure out why we can't hunt them when they're in season?
     
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    A lot of locals had bumper stickers that said, “Welcome to Arizona. Now go home”.
     
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    Is the Squad aware of that treasonous racist sticker?
     
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