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2.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 2.67
3 Reviews

"The Old Tin Road" - Old 10 Road

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Aug 01, 2008

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skutertrash
82 McR Points
August 22, 2014
This is a nice old road to take. not a lot of…
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Roguewar
2 McR Points
April 28, 2013
I love this road in a car or on a bike. Very…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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.

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skutertrash
August 22, 2014
82 McR Points
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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Roguewar
April 28, 2013
2 McR Points
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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GSXR750pilot
September 26, 2011
2 McR Points
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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