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    Day three, Backbone trip

    Left Springerville around 9:00; cool, electric jacket plugged in. Past Eagar to Alpine, the start of previous route 666, the Devil's Highway, currently route 191.

    About 120 miles from Springerville to Clifton, speed limit posted (on the south end) at 10 MPH.
    There should also be another sign that says "If you can't counter steer, go home!"

    I hear listed 191 is the twistiest road in the country, and it deserves it's title. Supposedly over 1000 turns but way to busy to count them. Some very technical turns, decreasing radius, left, right, up and down. Forget about your rear view mirror, leave lots of room between bikes and pay attention. Mostly no shoulders, no guard rails and nothing but open space off the sides.

    All made it though with no mishap, stopped to look at the Morenci copper mine and then lunch in Clifton, a kind of ghost town actually.

    Stayed on 191 down to 70 and then dinner and adult beverages if Safford.
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    Very nice.
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