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"The Old Tin Road" - Old 10 Road + ADD NEW ROUTE


18   in Kansas Kansas17 Miles

By Drumz
on August 1, 2008

2.7out of 5

3 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

From I-70 take K-99 South to Alma (get some Alma Cheese!!!). At the South end of Main street take a right onto Old 10 Road. Follow it to Alta Vista. From Alta Vista you can continue to I-70 by Turning right (West) on K-4 to Hwy 177. Turn right on 177 and follow it North to I-70.

Scenery

There is a lot of history along this route if you have time to look. Old farmsteads, flint rock fences, creeks, woodlands and prairie. In the early morning and late evening you have to keep a sharp eye out for deer, coons, opossums and other small critters. It is worth the ride to and from to see this road.

Road Quality

It is a sport bike's dream without the up-keep. No major potholes or obstructions but watch for the occasional patch or chipseal. The road has a ton of curves and the bumps we call "hills" in Kansas. It is an old road that pretty much follows the contour of the land.

Roadside Amenities

There is a station at either end of the road in Alma and Alta Vista but be there during the 8-5 hours, they roll up the sidewalks early.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By skutertrash
on August 21, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Harley Sportster

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a nice old road to take. not a lot of traffic and nice scenery. Not the best surface but not too bad. I like to ride out of Topeka on K4 then north on K10, back down to K4 via 99.

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By Roguewar
on April 28, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki Vulcan

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I love this road in a car or on a bike. Very scenic and little traffic. The road condition is okay as long as you stay away from the outer 6" along the edges where it is well worn and mostly gravel but I didn't encounter any gravel on the road itself just mud chunks from farm equipment entering the road.

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By GSXR750pilot
on September 25, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

1.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make GSXR750

Motorcycle Type Sport

"Sport bike's dream", I don't think so. This road is older asphalt and since it doesn't get much traffic there is little bits of gravel everywhere and occasional large patches of gravel. So as an avid sport bike rider I give this road a bad rating however it is a gorgeous ride and very scenic. I would definitely recommend to any cruiser, touring rider, or a sport biker that is looking for a slow pretty view. I actually saw a couple of foxes while on this road.

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