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Category «Sweepers»

Eastside Twisp-Winthrop Road

I rode through here in July with a few other riders. It had been freshly chip-sealed a few weeks before, and the road was fairly smooth and the sweepers were quite nice. The view is also rather nice along the river, which probably explains all the houses.This road is marked at about 45mph throughout its …

US Route 97 ‘Blewett Pass Highway’

The Blewett Pass Highway was once one of the most heavily-traveled passes in Washington. Although US Route 97 is now the only route to traverse this roadway, US 10 was once routed over Blewett to Wenatchee for the Columbia River crossing. Nowadays, US 10 no longer exists in the West and I-90 is routed southeast, …

Tyee Road / Tyee-Umpqua Road

To get to the south end of Tyee Road, take Oregon 138 west from Interstate 5 and take a left at Fort McKay Road. You’ll travel about 7.5 miles on Fort McKay before you see a sign for Tyee Road. What you’ll find is about 22 miles of sweet riverine sweepers with a nice river-crossing …

Ben Howard Road (Monroe, WA)

On a grey mid-October Sunday, I went up to Snohomish County to find some of the road the locals tend to frequent, and also tend to rave about. Note: This road has become somewhat passe as it’s also a favorite of some of the high-performance enthusiasts living on the east side of King County. Due …