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Wide-angle lenses used to record video straighten the curves
out. For a truer sense of twistiness watch the mirror dip .
At a Glance
For years, motorcyclists had been railing
about the maddening quality of the asphalt on this southern loop
route off DH6. And the outrageous thing is that when the county
finally stepped in, it broke the first rule of Destination
Highway maintenance: “Don’t straighten it, just repave it,
stupid.” So many curves were ripped up while refurbishing the
Pavement on the Mad River Rd piece that Twistiness no longer
maxes out. Nice work, guys. And don’t give us any drivel about
better sightlines--they only enable the pylons to drive off the
road faster. You want to improve Engineering? How about lane and
shoulder width? Sigh. Still, you won’t be irritated by the
Scenery; the green forests in the Mad River and Van Duzen River
valleys, the panorama from the top of Mad River Ridge and the
views along Ruth Lake are still intact. Nor does the Remoteness
in this sparsely developed area give any cause for resentment.
So stop fulminating and get out and enjoy this road. ‘Cause we
all know that when the new stuff starts to heave and crack,
it’ll be years before anything’s done about it. So there’ll be
plenty of time to get pissed all over again.