I rode this road on Monday 4/14/13.
Winter has taken a toll on the condition.
It is a great local road to ride but, currently the surface is a little rough in spots.
Better heading east than west.
- David Stryker (4/19/13)
Fantastic road...my buddy & I left Painted Post American Twin Harley dealership on 417W and took this road because of this web site...beautiful...running up through the valley of Naples next to a river and along side a rail line.
The pavement condition was superb, the hilly, twisting contours were a trip highlight.
There is a gorgeous 20 mph, small, bridge crossing the river that made great composition for a picture of the bike...a new wallpaper shot.
We rode it up to Conisteo and, there in the middle of town, is a poorly marked Chinese food spot that had a great luncheon special.
- David Goulding, 2012 Road King Classic (6/24/12)
On a cross country trip from Niagara Falls to Connecticut, sought out this road which I found on this site, July 5, 2010.
There were five riders, mid 40’s to 50’s.
All experienced, no thrill seekers, we just like having to stay on our toes and drive our bikes well.
Two Harleys, one Ducati, one Yamaha, and a Honda.
We loved this stretch of road.
All of us have found extraordinary back roads in New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania and upstate New York but this road stood out.
Twenty five miles with one stop sign.
Almost no traffic except for the freight trains that follow the road and the river.
Condition was very good considering, with this bad economy, so many secondary roads are not being maintained.
Sometimes in the sun sometimes with a canopy of trees overhead.
I could not get over the speed limits.
The slowest posted was 40mph and that was in a “school zone”.
Not exactly “PC”.
Otherwise it was 50 or 55 and I’m talking about a very windy road.
You wind your way around the hills of the area passing small farms and homes.
But not many. Don’t run out of gas out here.
If you love driving the back country roads you will love this road.
- George from NH (7/10/10)
A scenic back road, minimal traffic, narrow lanes, some tight turns with minimal (if any) law enforcement.
Connects to SR 417. Enjoy.
- Rider from Rochester, New York (9/20/07)