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Idaho Route 13 ‘Harpster Grade’

This is road is another member of the Grangeville Gang. There just seems to be no end of lovely twisty little roads that go hither and yon through the countryside here, much like parts of Northern California. Every time you turn around, you find a new twisty road to run up and down. It doesn’t …

Genesee-Juliaetta Road

This road is one of those little country roads that ends up being curvy by virtue of the fact that it has to go in between existing farms, and it’s conveniently situated to go over to the town in the next valley. It’s a tableau full of sweepers, executed in chipseal with excess-gravel shoulder, but …

Idaho State Route 5

If one were forced to describe Idaho roadways with but one word, there’s no better choice than ‘Solitude’. Having ridden down and around the “interesting” side of Lake Coeur d’Alene, I needed to get back over to the highway to find my way down to the Lewiston and then Rattlesnake Grades. Idaho Route 5 provided …

Idaho Route 97

I did this road in July 2008. While not exactly a stellar summer by even Puget Sounds standards, Northern Idaho seems to have been blessed with much nicer weather. No trace of rain to speak of while I was there, even though Seattle was getting a mid-July drenching. Halfway through this ride, I dubbed it …

Elk River Road / Wells Bench Road

This road is not the normal kind of road you see posted here at Motorcycle Roads Northwest. For one, it has 23 miles of graded gravel. For another, there’s quarter-mile long two-tower suspension bridge out in the middle of nowhere that goes over the Dworshak Reservoir. For a third, the southern paved section (below the …