Best Motorcycle Ride - 2001
Franklin County backroads
For maximum twisties with minimal traffic, head south on I-44, take the Washington exit onto Highway 100, go about five miles, turn left on Highway V and start getting lost. It's alphabet soup, roadwise -- Highways A, KK, YY, UU, AB and a host of others spider through the hinterlands -- and you can spend a whole day scooting through rolling farmland on two-lane country roads that don't seem to go anywhere. Eventually, though, most roads lead back to Highway 100, which meanders through wine country near New Haven and Hermann. Make sure you stop at the Barrel Bar in Hermann for the world's best frog legs.