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Old 10-22-03, 03:56 PM
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Great Road Names

One thing I enjoy quite a bit in my riding is the odd road names that crop up. This spring I took a short Credit Card shakedown tour of the San Juan Islands. On Fidalgo Island (where I grew up) I found my favorite road name so far: 'Pull & Be Damned Road' which was off 'Snee-Oosh Road' on the Reservation on the east side of the island. I looped around and got a photo (attached) which I resolved would be a constant in my tours. So I invite all to post their favorite road names (and pics if you got them).
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you must know Chuck-a-nut drive in Bellingham, WA
Ragged Ass Road (that's its real name) which runs from Alberta to The North West Territories
That's all I can think of right now...
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In June, '02 a friend and I circumnavigate Lake Champlain in 5 days/4 nights and in Vermont we came across this road here (which was aptly named):




In Orange County, NY, my friend used to also live by a road called "Bloodgood Road" which I sent to the folks at WeirdNJ and they put it in there anyway.. There's a lot of weird roads in NJ but I can't take credit for finding those...

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In Fort Wayne Indiana....

I don't have a picture but I know in Fort Wayne, Indiana, they have a Harry Baals Road.

In Rhode Island I have been on Peeptoad Road.

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Western Canada has the Yellow Head Hwy.
 
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Anyone travelling from southern California to Las Vegas has seen Zzyzx Road.
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Here in RI we have Breakneck Hill Rd.
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We have Hellfire Pass Road in Lower Beechmont. I'll probably think of a few others later on.
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Would Turkey Turd Lane in Camden, Maine qualify? It's not a real road, but the name is.
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My favorite is the intersection of Route 69 and Love Lane.
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Here's one that most can't pronounce: Zyzzx Road, off I-15 between LA & Las Vegas......in the middle of the desert.
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Featherbed Lane is a local one I like
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Bambling Road. It's in a locality called Wonglepong.
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Somebody once told me that all, or most, of the characters on the Simpsons are taken from street names in Evergreen, WA where Matt Groening either grew up or studied. Any truth to that?
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Dunno, but there are A LOT of characters on the Simpsons.. Perhaps it is just Homer's family?

You can try a mapquest search to see if it even pans out, won't prove it but it might disprove it... Or try a google search.

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We have a few interesting ones around here.

STONERS RD. - a favorite with the teenagers
SHAKE RAG RD.
BIG TALL RD.
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BUT RAM RD. ( Iv'e been told that its supposed to be Buttram and someone removed a t.)
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Originally Posted by JLahr
Somebody once told me that all, or most, of the characters on the Simpsons are taken from street names in Evergreen, WA where Matt Groening either grew up or studied. Any truth to that?
I think the Simpson family (Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, and Marge's sisters Patty and Selma, and maybe Grampa (Abe) Simpson) are actually names from Groening's family. Bart is just the letters in brat re-arranged.

Don't know about the non-family characters. Of course, maybe there is an Apu Nahasapetapetolon street somewhere.

Or did you mean the street names were from Evergreen, WA? The Simpsons live on Evergreen Terrace.
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Originally Posted by rat
you must know Chuck-a-nut drive in Bellingham, WA
Ragged Ass Road (that's its real name) which runs from Alberta to The North West Territories
That's all I can think of right now...
Yeah, I love Chuck-a-Nut drive, very scenic right on the coast. Never biked it though, seems very dangerous what with no shoulder and pretty constant traffic. I do believe thought that the Cascade Cycling Club's annual Seattle to Vancouver ride goes up Chuck-a-nut. I'd be curious how people have found the ride.
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Originally Posted by bradw
I think the Simpson family (Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, and Marge's sisters Patty and Selma, and maybe Grampa (Abe) Simpson) are actually names from Groening's family. Bart is just the letters in brat re-arranged.

Don't know about the non-family characters. Of course, maybe there is an Apu Nahasapetapetolon street somewhere.

Or did you mean the street names were from Evergreen, WA? The Simpsons live on Evergreen Terrace.
Yes, the Simpsons names, except for Bart (who would be Matt of course) are named after Matt's family. Also I believe that Matt grew up in Oregon, but he did go to The Evergreen State College (as did I) in Olympia, WA. There is an Evergreen Terrace in Olympia...
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Thanks for posting all these great road names everybody, something to look out for in future tours.

For some reason I'm not too surprised to see that Australia has such a high quotient of amusing names.
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If you look at a map of Newfoundland and Labrador, you won't see too many weird road names, but there are many strange town names. What do you think of:

- Blow Me Down

- Come By Chance

- Carbonear (from French Charbonnière)

- Port au Port
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I'm second from the right. This snap comes from the final day of our Perth to Hobart ride.
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I should have mentioned that the next two hills were Bust Me Gall and Black Charlies Opening.
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That's near Hobart right? I'm just wondering if I'll get a crack at that one later this year.
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