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Offline Conrad

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Show us your twisties!
« on: May 24, 2011, 09:50:16 am »
I only have 3 halfway decent twisties on my daily commute.

Here's two of them, a nice S curve actually. It's hard to tell from the pics but both curves are very nicely banked. The first pic is looking towards the east and the second is looking back towards the west and that curve continues for a bit behind me in the pic.

I think of the 35mph limit as more of a suggestion. It's very easy to double that speed (and then some, so I've been told   ;) ). I can't do that once the corn gets too high though since the corners become nearly blind then. 

edited to add these great motorcycle road websites.

http://www.motorcycleroads.us/
http://www.motorcycleroads.com/
« Last Edit: June 11, 2011, 07:48:47 am by Conrad »
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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2011, 10:39:22 am »
I opened this thread think there was gonna be some entirely different pics.   ;D

I will try to get some pics of the road right outside my front door.  I have some great twisties here and I enjoy every chance I get to go rail them.
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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 12:13:23 pm »
If it is an 'S' curve, does that count as one twisty, or two?

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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 12:14:27 pm »
If it is an 'S' curve, does that count as one twisty, or two?

Since I only have 3 on my commute, I'm counting it as 2.
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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 12:16:31 pm »
Wow, I got more twisties than that in my driveway!

(Not really, just kidding... ;) )

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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 12:19:05 pm »
I know, I know, I'm twisty deprived. Not too many of 'em out in corn country.

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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011, 04:22:26 pm »
Living on a former lakebed (the lake is still here, just much lower than in dinosaur times), with a strong emphasis on the grid system here in the flat terrain (you can easily see structures 30 miles away, such as smokestacks), twisties?  Yeah, right!

However, less than an hour away, we have...

Wolf Creek
Monte Cristo Canyon
East Canyon
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Old Snowbasin Road

Plus many other options within several hours ride.  Of course, some of these are still SNOWED IN at the moment... the price you pay for living near pretty mountains.  That and all the other people on those roads recreating as well.

Johnson's Pass, somewhat close to Miller Motorsports Park, is one of our fallbacks until the funner/longer canyons finally defrost...

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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2011, 08:08:24 pm »
North Cascade highway in WA last summer on my 74 R90/6.
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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2011, 09:02:47 pm »
Well... I did this back in 2009, I'd have to hunt for pics... It's the 100,000ft Colorado BMW Ride... 10 10k foot plus passes in ~500 miles...  plenty of twisties... look forward to this years run!  ;D





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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2011, 10:17:25 pm »
Well... I did this back in 2009, I'd have to hunt for pics... It's the 100,000ft Colorado BMW Ride... 10 10k foot plus passes in ~500 miles...  plenty of twisties... look forward to this years run!  ;D




This looks amazing.

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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2011, 10:37:53 pm »
Well... I did this back in 2009, I'd have to hunt for pics... It's the 100,000ft Colorado BMW Ride... 10 10k foot plus passes in ~500 miles...  plenty of twisties... look forward to this years run!  ;D



We (me and another on 2 Connies) will be in the Denver area at end of next week from Seattle. Hope the weather will allow us to get up on some of those good Rocky mountain roads.
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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2011, 11:11:26 am »

    Colorado roads are just so amazing....I drove all over in my nieces Murano in late October-crazy icy mountain passes and such---Closed 34(is that the rocky mountain hwy?) cost me a 3 hour detour(my fault) to get to The Stanley Hotel(Shining) and even stumbled upon "OH My God Road" around a casino town....Great times even in a cage!
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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2011, 02:27:07 pm »
Here are the kind we have in southeast Ga   ;D
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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2011, 09:59:31 pm »
All I have is the on ramp to the interstate!!!


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Re: Show us your twisties!
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2011, 10:09:57 pm »
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