I know this is prob. an offseason question, but I was just wondering if there are any spots on the roads that bring back roller-coaster like feelings? I have found one in the Chicagoland area that gives a nice pop of pseudo-air. On the Elgin-O'hare expressway, going westbond, both lanes, right about where the Flyers stadium is, there is a nice double-dip that always brings a little smile to my face. Was wondering if there are any others out there you have found?
I know of a few where the road rises to cross over railroad tracks... they give some nice air. I know of one in particular that features a right-hand curve on one side and a left-hand curve on the other, so you get some laterals as well :)
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Literally speaking, there actually is a "Roller Coaster Road" in Colorado. :) We discovered it somewhere between Colorado Springs and Denver when we got off of I-25 to avoid traffic. I really wish we had taken a picture of the sign.
The best single pop of air I've ever felt in a car is near Waynesville, Ohio, right outside the Renaissance Festival grounds.
Almost every road in Ohio's Amish country is like a roller coaster. My parents-in-law live up there so I get to drive them all the time. There's one part of state Route 571 that looks like the first hill of Colossus, with a little curve right at the top. But coming from the south, you don't know there's a curve there... no signs or any warnings at all. I've almost died there many times. :)
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The road I live on is 4 miles of tight, sharp bunny hops . Even at 45 mph, you get plenty of suspension travel (and almost zilch sight-distance). It ends in a ski-jump type intersection. I can't imagine how it must be at 70, but have no desire to try. 6 people have died in the last 6 years on it... the last flew around 70 horizontal and 50 vertical ft before landing wrong and kissing a tree. :( That pretty well ended any inclination for me towards trying it off of a roller-coaster.
In Wisconsin, Hwy M (aka Country Aire) between Hwy 60 and the next road south of that (can't remember the name right now) has three hills in a row that can provide some very noticeable air. Also, a bit after that, not long before the road turns west (when approaching from the north), there is a double-down hill that also can provide noticeable air!
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There is cut-off road going into Branson from the south that pulls some big Gs at the bottom of a hill. I swear it pulled more Gs than Wildfire (this was going about the speed limit). Maybe Markey should start going after all of these roads that pull high Gs. Anyway, a lot of the roads up in that area remind me of a terrain-hugging mine train.