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Old 10-21-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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New group dedicated to twisty road group rides for beginner to intermediate riders

http://www.meetup.com/grandparkwaytwisters/

Grand-parkway Twisters (GT) is a group aimed at beginner to intermediate level riders who love group riding on sport-bikes on twisty roads...but (perhaps) dislike the endless "track day program" advertisements and "fastest riders rule the group" politics so many groups have.

It's a 100% non-corporate, non-sponsored, no-fee group I started to meet other riders who love free-spirited riding but are not just Harley riders (although if you can manage twisties on a Harley Lord bless you). :-D
If you have a bike that's fast enough to be highway capable (IE Ninja 250 or faster) that's good enough to keep up on our group rides on all the best twisty roads around West Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, and more.

Come join us!
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take it to the track.
Why? I bought my bike to ride, to destinations, around town, whereever. Having to tow it someplace to ride, only on specific days, make it too much like a trailer car. Wheres the fun in that?

Besides... I spend too much money on trips, guns and a car project to be able to afford track days!
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take it to the track.
I see no real... implication in OP's post that they intend to ride at breakneck speeds. Just the intent to ride some of the curvier areas in/around houston. There are a nice amount that don't require breaking the speed limit, much less shattering it in order to enjoy them.


It'd be nice to know more about the 'group' and their experience... but nothings been really said or done to warrant harassment at this point.
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[QUOTE=djtrancendance;2277494] http://www.meetup.com/grandparkwaytwisters/

Grand-parkway Twisters (GT) is a group aimed at beginner to intermediate level riders who love group riding on sport-bikes on twisty roads...but (perhaps) dislike the endless "track day program" advertisements and "fastest riders rule the group" politics so many groups have.

It's a 100% non-corporate, non-sponsored, no-fee group I started to meet other riders who love free-spirited riding but are not just Harley riders (although if you can manage twisties on a Harley Lord bless you). :-D
If you have a bike that's fast enough to be highway capable (IE Ninja 250 or faster) that's good enough to keep up on our group rides on all the best twisty roads around West Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, and more.

Come join us![/QUOTE

sounds like a bad thing is gonna come out of this .
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Welcome. I'm a beginner looking to get some noob experience on twisties.

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take it to the track.
^ was a joke ^

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<---rides backroad twisties as well
that's why it's good to use emoticons... kinda hard to discern
facial inflections etc over a message board. :-P
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lol fair enough.
back on topic. post your rides in the event section. couple of us on here frequent the roads out west.
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Where do they go when they graduate?

And do you encourage your riders to do track days?

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[quote=rick;2277563]
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http://www.meetup.com/grandparkwaytwisters/

Grand-parkway Twisters (GT) is a group aimed at beginner to intermediate level riders who love group riding on sport-bikes on twisty roads...but (perhaps) dislike the endless "track day program" advertisements and "fastest riders rule the group" politics so many groups have.

It's a 100% non-corporate, non-sponsored, no-fee group I started to meet other riders who love free-spirited riding but are not just Harley riders (although if you can manage twisties on a Harley Lord bless you). :-D
If you have a bike that's fast enough to be highway capable (IE Ninja 250 or faster) that's good enough to keep up on our group rides on all the best twisty roads around West Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, and more.

Come join us![/QUOTE

sounds like a bad thing is gonna come out of this .
Sounds like a good thing to me. I'll come join you for a ride. I'll bet a few of the other track guys / sometimes racers would too.

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Do they have riders meetings? Do they encourage there riders to wear gear?


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[quote=maxgs;2277607]
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Sounds like a good thing to me. I'll come join you for a ride. I'll bet a few of the other track guys / sometimes racers would too.

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Sounds like a good thing to me. I'll come join you for a ride. I'll bet a few of the other track guys / sometimes racers would too.

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well to me it dont sound to good, i mean op states if you have a bike that can keep up on the twisties. which indicates to me this will be a fast paced ride(s). ive been on some rides out there and were fast paced but it was well organized, and this guy is new on here so how is one to know the group riding style? no info provided at all , so that is why i say i see bad out of it.
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Welcome to mh! our group has been doing this for over 7 years now, we meet every sunday morning and hit the curves in katy and crabb rivers. Ck us out in the events and meet section and feel free to join us this coming sunday!
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well to me it dont sound to good, i mean op states if you have a bike that can keep up on the twisties. which indicates to me this will be a fast paced ride(s). ive been on some rides out there and were fast paced but it was well organized, and this guy is new on here so how is one to know the group riding style? no info provided at all , so that is why i say i see bad out of it.
actually he states that it's for beginner and intermidiate riders and if you have a bike capable of freeway speeds (like a ninja 250) you won't have any problems keeping up.....sounds like a slow pace to me....
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