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At a Glance
Bigger is better. At least on this DH.
Folks riding heavy, powerful 1300cc sport-tourers, 1800cc
cruisers or six-cylinder luxo-tourers are going to drool over
this ride. The expertly paved and engineered, moderately
long-leaning sweepers featured on this secondary route are just
the ticket for those whoíve got what it takes and know how to
use it. Sweeping up out of Nevada City, the DH climbs along the
south-facing slopes of Harmony and Washington Ridges. Thatís
followed by a long, gently climbing straight through an airy
forest of tall, cabin-filled pines. Where the road and your
throttle really start cracking is on the remote, stretched out
descent to the eastern junction. There are some views at the
west end over the Deer Creek Valley, a vista point by the TE-A
turnoff and some distant mountain sightings coming down toward
the interstate, but most of this ride is in the tall trees of
the Tahoe National Forest. They donít affect the sightlines,
however. So you and your big baby are free to delight in the
endless, roll-on sweepers that ess down the easy slope. Sure,
bring your Rocket III