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Written DirectionsStart by getting yourself to Hannibal, OH. From their just take Ohio Rt 536 east to the end point of Ohio Rt 78. there are no towns between Hannibal and 78.
SceneryHidden in the southeast corner of Ohio, just north of Wayne National Forest, you'll find a fantastic ride through the deep woods. Pics wouldn't even be able to really describe it. From steep hills, to valleys ... the view is superb!
Drive EnjoymentThere are practically no flat spots on this one. There are turns as tight as 15 mph; I took them at 30, and i was very close to scraping pegs. There are a few 180 degree reversals on it, and this snakes over some extremely steep terrain; steep enough that a stock sportster will need to be in 3rd gear. The road is in great shape pavement wise and yet will give any rider a serious workout and has to be treated with a lot of respect. 97% of the rough curves are well marked out, and it's highly advised to pay heed to them; they're there for a reason. The hills are very steep also, and can easily tax the brakes and I suggest using the engine as an additional brake. Keep in mind there are NO GUARDRAILS anywhere on this road once u start to leave Hannibal. Like the dragon, leave this road, and u leave the extra hard way. The hills are steep enough that u will quickly get too much speed for any hairpins that could come up. be on high alert for gravel in the moderate and extra sharp hairpins and curves as u will only have seconds at best to react to gravel. Another danger is idiots driving too fast in their cars ... stay on yer side of the road, or become a bug on the windshield.
Tourism OpportunitiesThis route is meant for ridding and nothing else! The only thing between the start point and the end point are turns, turns and more turns.
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We got to the bottom, hung out at the locks on the river for a few minutes before heading back up and trying the route the other way. The hairpin was nice but not as great as it could've been in the other direction. Damn semi!
All in all, beautiful scenery and a rough, technical road. I wouldn't recommend this route to a FNG but if you're experienced, confident and have good brakes and tires then this is THE route to ride in all of Ohio! Riding this road is like making sweet, sweet love.
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