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DH10 (Non Feature DH)
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22.4 mi / 36.1 km

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At a Glance
Skaggs Springs Rd, also known as Skaggs Springs International Raceway. And why is that? It sure ainít the 30-mph (50-kmh) Ė yes thatís 30-mph! Ė speed zone that yellow flags the best part. No, the nickname is the reason why thereís a 30-mph speed zone. Itís well blogged that this road is a Mecca for speed lovers and those who hunt them by land and air. But címon. How cynical can CalTrans get? In a sane world, this wide, seamlessly paved, perfectly banked and contoured invitation to rip would be posted at 55 mph (90 kmh). This would at least give you a fighting chance with the speed tax collectors. But no. Itís only when the DH peters out and the road transforms into a horrendously bumpy and brutally engineered one-and-narrow-two-lane trail to the coast that the restrictive speed zone ends and you can legally crank it up. Sure, sure, the Lake Sonoma Rec Areaís lush landscape of rolling treed mountains and valleys is nice to look at, but letís face it Ė thatís not why youíre here. So, given thereís a good chance Officer Marien is waiting, thereís really only one question: Who wants to go first?
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    Rider Reviews:

    'A race track with traffic lines and a spiteful 30mph limit. Take it slow from west to east checking for the law, then turn around at the stoplight and enjoy this road at an easy 70+. Just remember, weekdays are your friend. The goat-trail part is not so bad, recently spot-patched near the coast so look out for loose gravel.' --Brandon

     
     

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