Northeastern Ohio's Curve Heaven - RT 164 + ADD NEW ROUTE
9 in Ohio Ohio45 Miles
on June 1, 2007
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Start in a town called Leesville Lake Park, OH (see online map) and simply head east-northeast on Rt 164. You'll pass through Perrysville, Amsterdam, Monroeville, and end in Lisbon, OH. Enjoy!
A run through some of the twistiest roads in northeast Ohio all the while traveling through the sandstone hills of Jefferson County which is part of the Appalachian Highlands of northeastern Ohio. The woods are dominated by oak and hickory forest along with beeches, maples, tulip trees, walnuts, elms and ashes. You may also take in some wildflowers such as wild geraniums, hepaticas and bloodroots and wildlife like song bird songs, wild turkeys, and grouse. An excellent run to make in the fall when the leaves change color.
It's an excellent road that is clean for the most part and traffic is light. It is an EXTREMELY technical road that would be a sport biker's 'wet dream'. The curves are capable of causing a Sportster to drag a peg, and then some. This road is full of surprises; from extremely tight hairpin's, to loads of elevation changes, to sharp blind corners. The speed limit the last time I was on it (2006) was roughly 45 mph yet this speed limit is actually a bit too fast for rookie riders, especially in the corners. PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNS! If it says '15 mph' at a corner, u MIGHT be going too fast at 15 mph!! This road also contains tricky reduced radius curves, and this curve type can get a rookie in serious trouble if they take em too hot. Also, keep in mind there are some corners might contain gravel at times. Tip for rookies: always look where u want the bike to go to. this will keep u from asphalt surfing when u encounter a reduced radius curve.
This is a road that because of its design, it seems to go on forever. The towns it goes thru are all '1 stop-light towns' basically so not too much to do off the bike. From Scio to Lisbon, the route will be approximately 45 miles and is extremely rural. Respect these curves, because should u go down on this road, help might be very slow in coming and it will be a very long walk to a town.
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