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      07-24-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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Favorite MD Driving Roads

Just wondering what roads people have found to be fun drives. One of my favorite weekend drives is Falls Road with a side trip through the Prettyboy Reservoir in No. Baltimore County. Lots of twisties!
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Lots of nice 2 lane roads in western MD, expecially Garrett and Allegany Counties.
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Good info.
could you guys be more specific on what road to take, where to start, and maybe a nice place to have lunch along the way.

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270 north bound just after 495 at 4 on a Friday. Lots of gear changes and swearving. A real test of your driving skills!
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270 north bound just after 495 at 4 on a Friday. Lots of gear changes and swearving. A real test of your driving skills!
a test of your sanity.

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Good info.
could you guys be more specific on what road to take, where to start, and maybe a nice place to have lunch along the way.

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Here's a Google map of the route starting from 695. A nice place for lunch is the Oregon Grille on Shawan Rd - about a mile east of Falls Rd.
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Good info.
could you guys be more specific on what road to take, where to start, and maybe a nice place to have lunch along the way.

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Chipotle if possible.
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Chipotle if possible.
Next POI nav dvd will have chipotle locations.
I just need a very small burrito icon.
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Here's a Google map of the route starting from 695. A nice place for lunch is the Oregon Grille on Shawan Rd - about a mile east of Falls Rd.
Hey, that's my hood!! Those are all nice country roads, great relaxed cruising for sure. For a cheaper lunch, try Shorty's pit beef just north of Padonia/Broadway on Falls Rd. Also, check out Cal Ripken's house slightly west in Dover, we call it the Taj MaCal. Any of the reservoir roads offer nice views and places to stop and enjoy nature.
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Next POI nav dvd will have chipotle locations.
I just need a very small burrito icon.
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Coming off 495 onto Glen Echo towards DC...Love it!

Also, F1 enlightened me to another.....Just behind George Mason High School there is a road that curves past the metro parking structure and near 66...Its a great little loop that you can take a few times to unload some stress....
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Coming off 495 onto Glen Echo towards DC...Love it!

Also, F1 enlightened me to another.....Just behind George Mason High School there is a road that curves past the metro parking structure and near 66...Its a great little loop that you can take a few times to unload some stress....

+1, especially MacAurthur Blvd.. towards the reservior. That twisty road doing 60+ miles is fun.....You can either do that early in the morning or late at night...Too much traffic crawling during daytime. Watch out for cops though
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This is one of my motorcycle rides:

Start in laurel.
take 216 to scaggsville
left on 108
right on 650 (new hampshire ave.)
either go all the way up to hit 270 or
turn left on 97 and come back.

Very nice roads, elevation changes, blind corners, there is one 90 degree
left turn (very sharp turn), lots of cows to see, farms, open land.
Also watch out for road kill.
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31st st nw in Georgetown...by far the best street to haul down......
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New Cut road in Ellicott City is awesome if you can get a stretch where some damn Honda is not in your way.
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All - Thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely check them out (although I hear they will jack up your insurance rates if you intentionally drive 495 to 270 on a Friday at 4:00 ).
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New Cut road in Ellicott City is awesome if you can get a stretch where some damn Honda is not in your way.
Ditto....come out to Urbana and the Frederick area. Daytime on a weekday you can just FLY!!

Here is me testing on one of the back farm roads

wish it wasnt raining today, I would go out and haul some ass.....best stress relief.





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Ahhh, I remember those Frederick County roads. Sucked if you got behind a tractor, which happens quite often.
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Ahhh, I remember those Frederick County roads. Sucked if you got behind a tractor, which happens quite often.
ahhh tractors

and dumptrucks coming to and leaving the quarry in Frederick FTL.

If you head out to the Middletown valley before Hagerstown its just a cruising dream :rocks:
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ahhh tractors

and dumptrucks coming to and leaving the quarry in Frederick FTL.

If you head out to the Middletown valley before Hagerstown its just a cruising dream :rocks:
Yes, been a long time since I drove out that way. Every now and then we go to Charlestown slots and that drive is nice. Old route 40 past the state park (forgot the name: end of golden mile) is an awesome drive straight to hagerstown (actually Funkstown)
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This is a popular place for people to run their cars.........out in the country w/ only 1 entrance to the stretch. The area I have highlighted is 1.22 miles long and pretty much dead straight, there is elevation change as it is a river crossing. But a good place to run your car nonetheless.

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