We've all got one somewhere tucked away in our memory or as a GP track. You know, it's that one road that you road with such a grin on your face your just had to turn around and ride it again ....just because it was that good.
Mine was on a trip riding a Kawasaki GTR1000 from Jersey to Amsterdam in 1995. It was a really hot day and I was pushing hard to make it all the way in one day. Its about a 10 hour drive and in the heat it was going to be a tough day.
I came across a road somewhere between Rouen and Amiens in northern France that put such a grin on my face it just had to be re-ridden.It twisted it's way up a hill for several kilometers through the shade under the trees and it was such a welcome relief from the hot sun that day. In the many times I've been back in France I have never found that road again. Maybe I was dreaming or suffering from heatstroke....what a road.
Where's your 'holy grail' ?
Wow, that sounds like it was a great trip,
I wish I could find out where that road is it sounds like a lost city of Atlantis kind of story!
An interesting question though about the road, Here are a few of my favourites (too difficult to chose one individually!)
N260 Sort : About 12 years ago on my 1100GS, it had been a great trip with friends and lots of good riding in the mountains. The road to me at the time seemed the perfect length, the perfect temperature and with perfect curves, the holiday factor definitely added some appeal to it at that moment as well but nonethelss a special place:
Although the road is spectacular for almost all of its length, the 50km section from La Seu d'Urgell to Sort is the part I remember most fondly, the climb to about 1300 metres, then the fantastic mountain twisties for about 35 kms or so, then the hairpin descent into Sort, simply sublime.