East Ohio Border Tour + ADD NEW ROUTE
23 in Ohio Ohio29 Miles
on June 1, 2007
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The directions for this route are easy to follow as all you need to do is start in Calcutta, OH and head north on Rt 170 up to the Poland, OH area.
Take a scenic joyride thru the woods, and maybe stop at a couple of overlooks. The best section of this road starts going out of Calcutta, Ohio. It is a state route that has excellent surface and the turns give this an almost gives a 'tail of the dragon' feel, and in the fall, the foliage is great! There are a couple of overlooks u could pull off at and enjoy the scenery. This route will basically 'bottom out' at Poland, Ohio. Be aware that Poland is notorious for being a speed trap. This is a road that is popular with cruisers and touring bikes and it is a ride not to be missed in the fall!!
Top notch pavement. This road can be ridden as 'hot' as 60 mph; but is also popular with cagers in the fall especially. The curves are mainly of the sweeper variety. I can take them at 60 mph on a Sportster. I cant remember which towns, but u will eventually run into some railroad tracks. 1 in particular, is a dual set of tracks that will put a hurtin on a bike if hit fast. Take any and all train tracks gently, and u'll save the scoot.
This road will pass thru a few towns along the way. If followed long enough, u will end up in Poland, Ohio. The small towns u will ride thru include Federicktown, New Middleton, and East Palestine.
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