Originally Posted by Simple Nature
I guess my biggest concern on Germantown is reaction time. Seems I have the most issues with BMW's and Audi's when it comes to impatient drivers, and they see Germantown as a challenge. When they see my low slung wide trike as they just pulled maximum G's in the hairpin, someone is going over the edge. And for my safety, I ride to the middle on a right turning curve just to remain visible further back rather than hug the fogline. Although WSBOB is right, Cornelius Pass is the primary commerce route, at least it doesn't have as many blind corners.
Anyone have an opinion on Newberry Rd or McNamee as an alternative to the two?
It's true that performance drivers may be among the hazards a person riding Germantown might encounter.
I thought about mentioning earlier, Newberry Rd or McNamee, but in all the times I've ridden Skyline, I never dropped down on either of them. From comments in past from other people, I seem to recall reading that McNamee is steep. Also, that it may not be paved, at least not all the way, so it may not work well for road bike tires. Still, their being lesser used roads may make for a nicer route.
Checking the Washington County Bike Map, Newberry looks to be very steep.