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Idaho, Part 3 – Lewiston’s Old Spiral Highway, 10 miles of motorcycle joy

Ten miles of twisting road descends 2,000 ft.  Whether you're a motorcyclist or Mustang GT driver, it's a glorious ride

Whether you’re a motorcyclist or Mustang GT driver, it’s a glorious ride

Lewiston’s Old Spiral Highway starts as a scenic view pull out on Hwy 95.  The view is specatcular.  The Old Spiral Highway was built in 1917 and is a testament to engineering in its day.  Ten miles of twisting road, hairpin turns and switchbacks, the road surface is immaculately smooth and plummets 2,000 ft. into Lewiston.  It’s scenic and very technical.  At the bottom of the steep grade, we encountered a rare gathering of eight Moto Guzzi riders preparing to make their ascent.

The Old Spiral Highway is one of the sweetest pieces of motorcycle road in the Pacific Northwest.

Immaculately smooth pavement makes this ten mile, 2000 ft. descent one of the sweetest motorcycle roads in the Pacific Northwest

Immaculately smooth pavement makes this ten mile, 2000 ft. descent one of the sweetest motorcycle roads in the Pacific Northwest

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