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DH69 (Non Feature DH)
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Distance: 34.9 mi / 56.2 kmi Traffic: Light

Video is optimized for broadband access. Wide-angle lenses used to record video straighten the curves out. For a truer sense of twistiness watch the mirror dip .

At a Glance

Every Destination Highway will have ten miles of fame - Andy Warhol
DH69 is a brilliant, but often misunder- stood piece of work. The long, straight line of asphalt drawn at its western end invites heavy criticism as it fails to curve for 15.0 mi (24.0 km) through the windswept desolation of the French Valley. Many donít appreciate that from an abstract perspective, this long straight of banality east of Omak is cleverly designed to anaesthetize the rider and give greater effect to the fluid, 10.0 mi (16.0 km) canvas of artistically paved and engineered curves that brush up and down off the low Coyote Creek summit on a silk screened background of tall, thick trees. Meanwhile, the unattractively embellished few miles west of Nespelem is the DHís subtle way of summing up the spirit of our society and times. For eccentric, avant-garde motorcycle roads such as this, it is not the number or intensity, but the manner in which curves are presented that gives them their meaning. But is it art? Not everyone agrees. Just look what happened to Warhol. In 1968, he was shot by a member of SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men). Letís just hope WSDOT (Washington State Destroyers Of Twistiness) isnít quite so radical.



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