Back Country Church Roads + ADD NEW ROUTE
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In Durham, near Duke School, start out on Erwin Rod heading south until it intersects W. Cornwallis Rd. Take a right on to W Cornwallis Rd and head north west. The road will eventually change names to Mt Hermon Church Road and turn north. Stay on that as it crosses I-85 and changes names to Pleasant Green Rd. After it passes S.t Mary's Rd, it changes names to Schley Rd, and winds north west. Take this to Walnut Grove Church Rd where you want to take a right. Take Walnut Grove Church Rd up to Hurdle Mills and then take a right on Guess Rd and head south. Now just stay on this all the way till it brings you back into Durham.
I mapped the route for you guys :) https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=206729380652242341714.0004d8f3ab40ce296c906&msa=0&ll=36.1168,-78.902435&spn=0.389388,0.727158
This route covers the back roads of Durham and passes many Churches in the area. The start and end of the route are nice, but once you get into the main parts of it, the scenery becomes beautiful. You'll pass through fields, forests, and small towns, it's a great ride on sunny days.
There are lots of straight ways along the route and tons of great turns and curves. There is a bit of stop and go traffic at the end of the route once you get back into Durham, but the vast majority of the route is low on traffic and lets you cruise at any speed you wish. In terms of the road quality itself, the road is a little bumpy at one point, but other than that the roads are great.
There are some towns you'll pass through that probably have some food to eat and such, and there are plenty of gas stations along the route. To be honest, I'm too busy enjoying the scenery to pay attention to amenities that mean be near the area.
I love this route on my sport bike because I can enjoy the straight aways and also love the tight curves thrown in. The low traffic lets you go as slow or as fast as you like, so it's a great route for everyone.
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