I had a great time riding the skyline parkway over the shenendaoah valey, (I think its misspelled) anyways the only silver lining to sharing this increadable road with 30 some odd harleys and their deafening cacaphony of 20 mph rolling road block was I could hear them coming in time to exit whatever scenic vista pulloff I was enjoying and be on my way before I got stuck behind em. I was by no means driving recklessly, but I think to enjoy those kind of curves you got to be doing 40 through em, i see no need to decelerate to 10 mph to make it around a corner, just as it is foolish to accelerate to 100 between corners, fun as it may be.
I guess had I really been flying it would have not matered, I would have blown their sadlebags off around the next blind curve, but then I allways wonder if karma will be waiting with a buick to spoil my day. guess I will continue to pull off when trafic impedes my fun factor.
Oh, I almost missed my point, If you have a great road DON'T TELL ANYONE!!!! before you know it, it will be drowning in cruisers and squids, and the cops that negative attention atracts. enjoy it for yourself, maybe a couple of friends, and go ahead and forward those road sugestions to me.
Before the HD crowd lights off their flame throwers, do not missunderstand me, I have nothing against you or your right to enjoy the same roads I do, I just prefer to not be crawling along behind you sucking exhaust. besides the only thing my bike does well at 20 mph besides stop is accelerate or wheelie, sometimes both at once.
I don't own anything manufactured by the Motor Company, but I think this is pretty cool... kind of a like a tripadvisor.com for motorcyclists, and already useful in planning a long ride. As others have said, hopefully it will get even better with more user feedback and reviews.
I noticed that Harley is using a LOT of route info from byways.org -- also a good resource when planning a trip. Byways is funded by the gov't, though, so it doesn't have links to area businesses, or comments linked to each destination... plus it's car-centric, of course.
I used to like to peek at pashnit.com. For several years that guy has been posting tons of awesome photos, mostly of CA roads, and writing very well too -- he's a motorcycle photoessayist, really, but there's a lot of practical information packed in. Heroically, he never wanted ads, and I noticed the site recently went subscription to cover bandwith costs. Understandable, but sadly it will probably shrink his audience a lot.
OK, my language was a little too harsh, I was in a bad mood last night, I just get tired of reading negative comments any time the name Harley Davidson is ever mentioned in these forums. I always wave no matter what type of bike I meet, we are all brothers on two wheels, heck if I could afford it I would have one of them too and probably will one day.
If you have a Harley Owners Group "Platinum" level membership, H-D will arrange for a shuttle service so ya don't have to round-trip it on these scenic routes, at the end of the ride your truck and trailer'll be right there waiting for ya!!!