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At a Glance
Erudite riders know that the mythical Road
to El Dorado refers to Voltaireís novel, Candide. For everyone
else, itís the title of a mediocre Disney film. But for all
motorcyclists, the phrase is an evocative reminder that itís in
the journey that the true riches lay. This surprisingly lightly
trafficked stretch of the otherwise busy Hwy 49 isnít long, but
it is memorable. Elysian Pavement and idyllic Engineering make
for a whimsical and easy cornering ride through the quiet fields
and cloistered groves north of Plymouth. Thereís a hint of
suspense in the couple of tight turns into and out of a gorge in
the middle but nothing you canít handle. Despite suffering great
hardship on their travels, Candideís ever-optimistic companion,
Dr. Pangloss, always insisted that life couldnít be better.
Riding this road to El Dorado in the cooler, later part of the
day and watching the sun set behind the curtain of oaks, youíll
agree that Pangloss was right: even though we share it with
speed tax collectors, this is indeed the ďbest of all possible