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I live in Kansas and I'm curious if there are any folks that know of any fun drives in the Kansas City area.....thoughts?
 

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I live in Lee's Summit on the MO side of the metro. There are a few good rides around this place, but a major problem is that frequently you will get behind Joe Farmer driving his pickup truck at 40 mph with no chance to pass. The local PCA chapter sponsors really good "fun drives" that locate the best of the best roads and hit some astronomical, er, I mean strictly street-legal speeds, but they go by in a blur and I can never remember them in detail. The PCA folks know the best rides on the KS side.

Nevertheless, here are some of my own favorites. Good luck ...

KS Hwy 5 (Wolcott Road) from I435 to Leavenworth. This has some stuff on it that is frightening. If you see a sign saying "Stop Ahead," do NOT ignore it, stop immediately!

MO Hwy 7 from Clinton to Warsaw and from there down to Camdenton. That is a good ride down to Lake Ozark if you aren't behind an old pickup truck or if they aren't paving it.

MO Hwy 24 from KC to Lexington.

If there is no traffic on it, Noland Road south of I-70 can be highly entertaining, as well as most of the roads feeding it.

Most any paved county road can provide entertainment but they take a lot of exploration before you can enjoy them to the fullest.

Generally I find it really hard to find a good drive around here. This isn't exactly California.
 

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Generally I find it really hard to find a good drive around here. This isn't exactly California.
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I lived in Kansas for 6 years (3 years at Fort Riley and 3 years at Fort Leavenworth). I enjoyed the "open scenery" but when it comes to roads John is absolutely right, Kansas isn't exactly California.

Some of the roads that are in the general vicinity of the Missouri River are interesting (like Hwy 5). There are actually some hills around Weston, Missouri. (Weston was a nice little town to visit but I haven't been there in years so I have no idea how it is now.)

Just drive around Kansas and enjoy the view. It's an interesting state.
 

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Road trip to Tail of the Dragon is in order...
 

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First, Please post in the proper forum. This question isnt about the cars but is about driving routes so I'm going to move the topic.

Second, I know several good driving routes and in fact put together the last PCA rally and the fun drive to Paola to eat at the German restaurant there.

I'll have to see if I have either in soft copy form!
 

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Thanks all...looked for a correct forum but missed this one I guess (even when I looked a second time). Anyway, thank you all for your input....I'll check out the routes you suggest. I checked out Google Earth and there appears to be a cool ride around Lake Wyandotte (close to the KC Speedway) that I'm going to try to check out also.
 

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KC to the Ozarks and back
Back in August I took out for a bit of an adventure in the Boxster. Departed on a Sunday afternoon, returned Monday evening. I’ve been experimenting with various ways to track my wanderings, short of firing up a GPS and just having it run all the time. I found this site called Travellerspoint. (www.travellerspoint.com) Here’s my trip:
Missouri adventure - 23AUG2015 Travel Map by rkpeck - Travellerspoint
The advantage of this tool, over things like Google Maps, is I can actually put in as many “vias” as I wish (Google Maps is limited to 10 “vias”, as far as I can tell). It also allows me to place photos where they actually took place. What I don’t like is having to put so many stop locations in, even though I didn’t really ‘stop’ there.
If someone is aware of a way to trace a route in the manner that Porsche is pulling it off at this site: ??????????, and adding photos, I would sure appreciate it.
Anyhow, the drive was wonderful. The intent was to visit a few places that I’d not been to in a while, including Iconium, Bennett Springs, Riddle Bridge, and Akers Ferry. Z/ZZ from just west of Warsaw down to Iconium (peach float paradise) is pretty good. Highway Y from St. Roberts to the Gasconade (Riddle Bridge) is a delightful little jaunt, and devoid of traffic on an early Sunday evening. Highway 19 from Salem to Winona is a good drive when the traffic is light. KK from Highway 19 down to Akers Ferry was great fun - no traffic on a Monday morning.

Bonus points if you own the album that features Riddle Bridge...

Roger
 
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