Push Mountain Road - By TheDumbGrunt

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By TheDumbGrunt (2 McR Points) on Jul 31, 2014

Creator : TheDumbGrunt
Motorcycle Type : Sport

Came upon this road while cruising this websit... only an hour from Hardy, so I figured, why not? First of all, it is an incedibly b-e-a-utiful Ozark mountain road! If you're just passing through the state, this is one road you won't want to miss to get your back road fix! Now, I must confess, I was a bit disappointed at the end of my ride. Maybe I have just matured as a rider (or maybe I'm just a NUT!), but after reading some reviews on Push Mountain, I was expecting a much more technical road than what I found... and I am definitely NOT a hardcore knee-dragger. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of great curves and switchbacks to keep you on your toes, but nothing intermediate riders couldn't handle. What I did like, though, was the sporadic "straight line" stretches which allow the perfect opportunity for a quick WOT burst prior to entering corners, if that's your thing ;) Hardly any traffic... I think I saw 3 cars and 1 bike throughout the entire road, but- BEWARE OF CUTE, FUZZY ANIMALS! I almost squished 3 fluffy bunnies... every one hopped out right at the apex of sharp turns. Also, plenty of deer! I saw between 10-12, but I did start my run at about 1830, so they were just starting to move around for the evening. The road condition was good-fair. There was several spots (bumps, dips, uneven asphalt patches) where, if you're making a high-speed run and not paying close attention, you may scare your front tire into a tank slapper. Just be on the lookout and adjust/ prepare accordingly and you'll be fine.

Overall, it's a beautiful road, lots of fun, and I'll definitely ride it again. As with ANY ride, respect the road, know your limits, ride SMART and stay safe!

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