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At a Glance
Mosquitoes have been a growing concern
lately. But you’d never think Northern California’s most remote
motorcycle road could be a breeding ground for an outbreak of
the West Nile Speed Tax Virus. But despite its high Remoteness,
a silent killer lurks among the endless S-curves that buzz up
and down the rocky ridges and swarm through the thickly treed
canyons of Tahoe National Forest. Even though the Pavement and
Engineering are well above average for a Forest Service Road, so
many squids have left their sneakered and t-shirted carcasses on
this famous DH that during prime feeding periods, the CHP has
air-assisted speed tax collectors hiding in the fetid swamps,
hungry to suck the blood out of any motorcyclist daring to
exceed the 40-mph (60-kmh) speed limit. So you might want to
wave down a fellow rider (or in a pinch, a pyloneer) returning
on this amazing dead-ender to see if anyone’s been stung
recently. If so, you’ll just have to turn on the radar repellent
and hope Culex errati taxus is too busy sucking on a big, tasty
SUV to off you.