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post #61 of 291 Old 08-10-2009, 07:28 PM
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part of a ride to a destination that happened to hit decent roads.
Sorry if you think I'm getting on your case and we're ganging up on you...I'm not, I promise. I'm just sharing my experience with you, trying to help improve your riding, that's all

I've spent a little time in Ohio, so I know your problem with finding fun roads, but perhaps the above quoted statement needs a bit of examination. I understand the "I just want to get there, and do ____" but there's also the journey to think about. Yes, I use my bike to commute, and it IS a mode of transportation. However, when on the motorcycle, I will often take the "scenic" route because I know that A, there will be fewer cagers; B, its more fun; C, better riding roads than cutting through the city or taking the highway, and D, because its more fun. So I'll leave a few minutes earlier, and take the back roads. Next time you go to your buddy's house, try to find a route that gets you out of the hub-bub of the stop and go, straight line, stop sign city life, and blast through a corn field or something.

As for the parking lot use, find something outside of the city, or near the outskirts of town, that is a public use kinda deal like a park or something, and just go do some circles. As long as there isn't a bunch of people coming in and out, and you're not getting in anybody's way, you're really not doing anythign illegal. Especially if you explain to the officer that you're trying to work on technique, and it's better to do it in a somewhat controlled environment than on a public roadway at speed with potentially fatal consequences, he'll probably just ask you to leave. They really can't site you for anything.

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PS, if you ever have a couple of days and want to come east, I'd be glad to offer you a place to stay and we could go hit the mountains for a weekend or whatever. There's plenty of good riding around here, the problem is that the speed which makes it good riding is highly frowned upon by the local police departments

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Setp two: some prefer to neatly fold while others prefer the "wad" technique, but you need to condense the squares into a thicker unit of TP.

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Oh and Selfinfliction, are you talking 120km through those sweepers b/c I've never come across something that could be classified as a turn that could be taken at 120mph; that's more of a bend.

no it's 120mph, umm let me see if i can pull it up on google maps.

eh having trouble finding it, i'll see if my friend can send me a link, but it's basically about 3 miles with a few sweepers that basically go one way and do a complete turn back the other way then back the other way...

we have a massive amount of good roads here, it's the only benefit of living in southern ky by the Appalachians
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great thread, but to answer the op i still got em a lil on each side and prolly still will until i come out of pocket with the dough for some real gear not just a nice jacket, jeans and a good pair of boots
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raized, how about this one... dude is taking a break around the corner

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If you have ever been to Columbus Ohio you may remember the two freeways that run parallel through the city; I-71 and 315, I live right between them. I have to go 20 mins out of my to hit anything with a slight twist. Going to any friends never involves more than 4 turns unless you take back alleys and then you just hit potholes, stop signs, and traffic lights.
This is the hell I live in (red dot is roughly my house):


This is how far we have to go to get good roads with minimal cagers (red dot my house, blue dot is destination town where we meet):
It's about an hour and 10 mins to get there; also some roads a little closer to the south, but much more cage traffic.

If it is at all sensible I take the scenic rout, unfortunately that is usually the highway as it turns more than any other road.

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hehe evil twin, this is where i live. no matter which way you turn there's hundreds of miles of twisties

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hehe evil twin, this is where i live. no matter which way you turn there's hundreds of miles of twisties

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holy shit, you live like a few miles from my grandmother. She used to live at the Wessley Glen, a retirement home on the corner of Morse and High st, right next to big bear and that "breakfast all day" place that I cant seem to remember the name of....BOB EVANS!

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I really want to kick you in the nut right now
what will make you want to kick me in the second nut..... here's the loop we ride at least once every 2 weeks. 100 miles of nothing but curves, and some 180 degree s turns



it's just a wee bit better than city blocks
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that's it? just 100 miles? I'll go out and do a 400+ mile day with no problem, and not hit a single freeway or high traffic area all day.

I've got a pretty sweet 4 day route planned for next month, concord nh to bar harbor maine, to montreal canada, to the adarondac mountains in new york, to all over vermont, then home, and spend the fifth day popping asprin like they're skittles and sleeping all day. four days on a zixxer is going to kill me, but the ride is going to be WELL worth it. The only shitty thing is that I've moved back east from CA, and everyone out here rides cruisers. I only have two friends that ride out here, and neither of them have sport bikes; so I gotta find someone to come on this trip with me or else its probably not going to happen

Setp one: Obtain 5-8 squares of clean, dry toilet paper.
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400+ miles in a day is overkill on my bike. not only would it burn up about 15% of a rear, It would run through almost $50 in gas, and 62 parts would vibrate loose and need to be tightened half way through the ride.

damn i need to get a semi-stock bike again lol
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what will make you want to kick me in the second nut..... here's the loop we ride at least once every 2 weeks. 100 miles of nothing but curves, and some 180 degree s turns



it's just a wee bit better than city blocks
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