what's Germantown Road?
Anyone know any places out in Oregon or Washington, that has the twists and turns like Germantown Road?
If so, can you post either a map or directions.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Modified by BOFO at 1:41 AM 5-13-2007
what's Germantown Road?
there are roads like that all over the northwest.
There are some good roads in the mountains heading up towards Mt. Rainier.. same to Mt. St. Helens. Chuckanut drive is pretty good.. albeit crowded and short. Mercer Island has some sweet roads.. though full of rich people who like to drive 20mph. Cornelius Pass west of Portland has a good stretch of road. My favorite bit of road is nearly a 2 hour stretch that goes from Port Angeles, WA out to Neah Bay.. using US-101 and SR-112.
There was a 'great driving roads' thread, or something like that, a year or so ago that had some good maps and pictures.
Quote, originally posted by a2coupe2a_ » there is a small stretch of highway seven before you approach alder lake that is pretty golden.
I'll be driving that stretch of road today. My folks live in Ashford. Too bad it'll be in a Dodge Caravan with the whole family...
POKE IS DUMB
You want a road with a lot of twist, drive wolf creek road. I recked my 88 gti 16v going up that road about mile post 9 1/2. My back end found a patch of rocks, and my cluch was sleping do to oil seal which i did not know was out at the time, any ways its gone now.. And al of its componets went into my MK1 Rabbit... You will not find a twister road then wolf creek road, recomend speed along that road is 15mph, its fun at 60 or more...
Modified by zubzero2 at 9:52 AM 5-13-2007
As rootrider said, Chuckanut is pretty good, but you have to get there early in the morning for it to be worth it. It's too crowded and there are too many pedestrians. Mt. Baker Highway during the summer can be pretty intense. I know of a road up here as well, but it's only about 15 seconds long, but DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh... I just got a clue. Oohhhhh.... Ohhhph Frank! I have such a raging clue right now, I think we better follow it.
Humphrey blvd in sw portland up in the heights. its a 2 mile road, with 15 mile an hour corners. it has some of the best switchbacks and broad turns. it looks like a race track set in a forested mountainous area. i live right by this road, and i look for every damn excuse to drive it at least once a day in my rabbit and jetta. mapquest st. thomas moore church and the start is right there at the top of patton rd. cheers
Quote, originally posted by badcvboot » Hebo Road aka hwy22 between spirit mt casino and the 101
pic from the summit:
agreed.. there is also skyline road in s. salem where it leads down to the flats from chinook estates to the bottom... crazy turns, massive brake stomps all the way down... come back up the hill and do some nice 1 wheel lifts staying deep in 2nd gear.... if you want a challenge for your brakes and your driving skills, this will do it..
another fun road in s. salem is croisan creek about a 2 mile stretch of 15mph curves.. watch out for someone coming the other way and the po-po... they like to watch and hand out tickets...
Quote, originally posted by Rlyeezz2 » get out towards beavercreek/clarkes area and get lost then try to get home, most of the roads out here are great
you stole my idea!
just as he was saying: Beavecreek rd from hwy 213, down to 211...lots of nice 25/35 mph corners. with strut bars, you can take the 35s at 75. trust me.
I don't know if anyone her said i yet, i'm too lazy to read the whole thread. But there's always Dash Point in Federal Way (135 miles north of the WA/OR border on I-5) Fun as hell just doing the speed limit. If you're looking for somewhere to test new suspension or something where you're going to want to push it, please don't go here. Kids used to try to beat the "time record" when I was in jr high/high school and in those 6 years i can think of at least 2 seperate people ( i think there was 2 in the car each time) off the top of my head that died there.
Wilsonville rd between Newberg and Wilsonville is pretty good. I haven't had a chance to drive it yet but my dad has told me Haugen rd off highway 99w outside of Newberg is good. I think he called it 29 corners or something because it has that many switchback turns, plus it is up in the hills so elevation changes. I believe its newly repaved too
FWIW, I tell all my loved ones to stay as far away from Germantown Rd. as possible. This is a curvy road in a mostly suburban area that attracts a lot of cyclists and walkers. This is not an area for spirited driving. There are blind driveways and very sharp corners.
All I know is that no one I care about is going to get mowed down by some idiot trying to imitate Walter Rohrl.
Not that I'm trying to stir the pot or anything.
Rob | A6 | GTI | Tiguan | JSW | Cabrio | Rabbit | 5+5
I agree. The only part of skyline I ever drive for the fun of it is from Kaiser Rd to Skyline Rd. Then I hop on Skyline from there. At least on the midpoint of Germantown it doesn't seem to be so crowded.
Hwy 53 is a really good road which is why I chose it for my cruise this upcoming weekend. It is pretty rough in spots but its still enjoyable even at the speed limit until you learn where the bad spots are at.